Good Friday

April 3, 2015


Jesus, I will ponder now On your holy passion; With your Spirit me endow For such meditation. Grant that I in love and faith May the image cherish Of your suff’ring, pain, and death That I may not perish. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 98:1)

Good Friday

April 3, 2015

Worship Focus: God’s saving glory is in the cross

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

Hymns: 714, 110, 387

God's Word

First Lesson: Jeremiah 31:31-34

Any covenant based on our efforts or works cannot save us. But God’s new covenant is built on his forgiveness in Christ. This unconditional promise is the “law” that he puts into our minds and writes on our hearts with the pen of his word and sacraments.

Psalm 143, p. 118

If God judges us according to our efforts to keep his commandments, we stand condemned. But in Christ we find his forgiving mercy.

Second Lesson: Hebrews 5:7-9

Only by suffering does Jesus become our perfect Savior.

Gospel: John 12:20-33

Jesus speaks of his coming death and resurrection. His saving glory is revealed through the shame of the cross. Eternal life comes to us through his death.

Sermon: Hebrews 5:7-9

Two Criminals Saw Jesus

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Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of April 3, 2015

  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
    • 6:00pm Lenten Supper
    • 7:00pm Lenten Service
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Class
    • 9:30am Bible class
    • 10:30am Divine Service: Palm Sunday

News and Notes

Lenten Service: The Lenten theme this year is 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 . . . If One Dies, It Produces Life for Many,” based on John 12:23-27.

Recipes Needed: The ladies greatly appreciated the many recipes submitted, but more are still need. They would like at least one recipe from every member, so that all can be represented as part of the cookbook. Do you know former members or relatives of members who have passed away? Let them know we would be happy to include any family recipes from their time as St. John’s. We welcome any favorite recipe, but are especially low on appetizer and salad recipes.

If you have any family history or story to go with your recipes, please share it. Do have any helpful hints or quotes to include? We can use them as well. Any recipe, story, hint, or quote can be submitted to Karen Hoffman or placed in her bulletin box. The next meeting is planned for April 12 after church. All ladies are invited. Pastor Andrus from Mt. Olive, Graceville, and Trinity, Johnson, will be preaching.

Holy Week:

April 2, Maundy Thursday, 7:00pm, -- Holy Communion

April 3, Good Friday, 7:00pm -- Service of the Cross

April 5, Easter Sunday, 7:30am -- Easter Breakfast

9:00am -- Easter Celebration

March Ushers: Scott Boettcher (capt.), Ryan Gray, Duane Hausmann, Tom Mohr, Harvey Flaten

March Cleaners: Barry & Sandy Nelson, Chuck & Lisa Nelson

Today’s Greeter: Gerald & Karen Hoffman


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