The First Sunday in Lent

February 22, 2015

Prayer:

Jesus, grant that balm and healing In your holy wounds I find, Ev'ry hour that I am feeling Pains of body and of mind. Should some evil thought within Tempt my treach'rous heart to sin, Show the peril and from sinning Keep me from its first beginning. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 121:1)

The First Sunday in Lent

February 22, 2015

Worship Focus: The Son conquered Satan for us

Order of Worship: Service of the Word, p. 38

Hymns: 122, 201, 419:1-4, 419:5-7

God's Word

First Lesson: Genesis 22:1-18

Just as the ram took Isaac's place, so God the Father offered up his Son in our place. Through him the Lord's blessing has come to all who believe, no matter what nation they are from.

Psalm 6, p. 66

Jesus conquered Satan and took away our sin. In him is mercy.

Second Lesson: Romans 8:31-39

What love that the Father did not spare his own Son for us! Now with our crucified and risen Savior reigning over all, what is there for us to fear? In him we are more than conquerors. For nothing can separate us from God's love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord

Gospel: Mark 1:12-15

The Son triumphs over Satan's temptations and begins his ministry proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom.

Romans 8:31-39

Christ’s Love Hugs Us Close

  1. Believe it despite the condemning accusations
  2. Believe it despite the overwhelming burdens

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of February 22, 2015

  • Sunday -- February 22, 2015
    • 11:30am Cookbook meeting
  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
    • 6:00pm Lenten Supper
    • 7:00pm Lenten Service
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Group
    • 9:30am Bible class
    • 10:30am Divine Service & Lord’s Supper

News and Notes

Cookbook: A meeting is scheduled for today after church to organize the cookbook. All interested ladies are invited to attend. A light lunch will be served.

Lenten Service: The Lenten theme this year are Jesus’ words, “I Tell You the Truth.” A light supper will be served at 6:00pm and the service is at 7:00pm. The theme this week is “I tell You the Truth … Faith Can Move Mountains,” based on Matthew 21:18-22. Pastor Andrus from Mt. Olive, Graceville, and Trinity, Johnson, will be preaching.

February Ushers: Dick Lubenow (capt.), John Jepma, Barry Nelson, Dennis Schroeder, Cory Schroeder

February Cleaners: Pastor & Mary Bitter, Dick & Polly Smith

Today’s Greeter: Harvey Flaten

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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
859 5th Street
Hancock, MN 56244
(320) 392-5313

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