The Second Sunday of Easter

April 12, 2015


Plenteous grace with thee is found, Grace to cover all my sins. Let the healing streams abound; Make and keep me pure within. Thou of life the fountain art; freely let me take of thee. Spring thou up within my heart; Rise to all eternity. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 357:4)

The Second Sunday of Easter

April 12, 2015

Worship Focus: Grace drives out doubt

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

Hymns: 165:1-4, 165:5-9, 150, 154

God's Word

First Lesson: Acts 3:12-20

A few months after Jesus’ resurrection, Peter and John met a crippled man at the temple. They healed him in the name of Jesus. A crowd gathered to see what had happened. Peter preached to them about Jesus.

Psalm 16, p. 68

God did not abandon Jesus to the grave, but raised him from the dead. His resurrection drives out our doubts.

Second Lesson: 1 John 5:1-6

Through faith in Jesus we overcome the world.

Gospel: John 20:19-31

Jesus drives out the doubts of the disciples and of Thomas and entrusts to them and us the message of forgiveness in him.

Sermon: Acts 3:14, 15, 18, 19

Easter Erases Your Sins

  1. A. Confess the enormity of your sin
  2. B. Believe the astounding plan of God’s grace

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of April 12, 2015

  • Sunday -- April 12, 2015
    • 11:30am Cookbook Meeting
    • 11:30am Voters Meeting
    • Mon-Wed Pastors Conference @ New Ulm
  • Saturday
    • 4-8:00pm Benefit for Hailey Hoffman @ Alexandria
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Class
    • 9:30am Bible class
    • 10:30am Divine Service

News and Notes

Prayers: We include Judy Lubenow and her family in our prayers this morning. Judy was taken to the hospital on Thursday with symptoms of a stroke.

Quarterly Meeting: The quarterly Voters Meeting will be after service today. Some of the items on the agenda include summer lawn mowing, residing the south side of the church, and the summer schedule.

Cookbook Meeting: All ladies are invited to meet after the service today to work on the cookbook. The agenda will include: 1) review the formatted recipes and make any changes; 2) look over additional recipes; 3) address a binding for the cookbook; 4) make a decision on which day is best to work on projects; 5) review any helpful hints or quotes.

Medical Fund Raising Benefit: A fund raising benefit will be held at the Covenant Church in Alexandria for Hailey Hoffman from 4:00-8:00pm on April 18.

Hailey is the granddaughter of Gerald and Karen Hoffman and Clarence and Doris Lanus. She is 12 years old and is suffering from a right brain shut down caused by a past car accident. Hailey has had leakage of spinal fluid into the brain which was punctured by a vertebrae. She cannot have surgery to repair this problem until she has had lengthy treatment of biofeedback. She needs to be awake for the surgery so that the correct part of the brain can be repaired.

Any cash donations or any items for the silent auction would be greatly appreciated. Leave any donations with Pastor and arrangements will be made to pick them up prior to the benefit. Please see the flyer that is posted in the narthex and keep Hailey in your prayers.

April Ushers: Chuck Nelson (capt.), Jeff Flaten, Evan Nelson, David Paul, Kevin Zeltwanger

April Cleaners: Kevin & Gloria Zeltwanger; Pastor and Mary Bitter

From LWMS Crow River Circuit:

April 3, 2015

Dear LWMS Crow River Circuit Reporters and Members:

You are invited to the LWMS Spring Rally to be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 20882 Walden Ave Hutchinson, MN. Bulletin inserts were mailed in a previous email. Please feel free to copy these as needed.

Please RSVP with the number of people attending from your congregation by Thursday, April 23, 2015.

RSVP should be directed to MaryAnn Dettman, 2442 200th St. Hutchinson, MN. or

E-mail: gdettman@hutchtel.netor phone: 320-587-3778

Also, spring rally offerings should be sent to the Crow River Circuit Treasurer by Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Please send the offerings to:

Fern Hoff

62348 140th St.

Hutchinson, MN 55350

The women of Immanuel look forward to having as many women as possible as our guests. If there are any questions about the rally, please contact me.


Ruth Hoffman

LWMS Crow River Circuit Secretary

PO Box 331

Graceville MN 56240-0331




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859 5th Street
Hancock, MN 56244
(320) 392-5313