The Fifth Sunday of Easter: Confirmation

May 3, 2015


Let me be yours forever, My faithful God and Lord; Let me forsake you never Nor wander from your Word. Lord, do not let me waver But give me steadfastness, And for such grace and favor your holy name I'll bless. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 596:1)

The Fifth Sunday of Easter: Confirmation

May 3, 2015

Hymn 599 Our Lord and God, Oh, Bless This Day”

Confession of Sins

Prayer of the Day

Examination of the Confirmand

Lesson Acts 8:26-40

In Baptism, God promises that Jesus’ blood washes away our sins. Baptism gives us rebirth into God’s family. In the confirmation ceremony, the baptized child of God confesses faith in the promises God has made and in turn the confirmand promises to remain faithful to God.

Gospel John 15:1-8

Jesus is the Vine; we are the branches. If his word remains in our hearts, we stay connected to Jesus and produce much fruit as we serve him.

Hymn 461 “From Eternity, O God”

Sermon Proverbs 3:5, 6

“Lean on me” — the Lord

1. Let go of your own understanding

2. Know him as your Shepherd


Confirmand’s Vows

Confirmand’s blessing and Bible verse

Dismissal of confirmand



Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of May 3, 2015

  • Wednesday
    • 3:30pm Catechism Class
  • Sunday
    • 9:15am Sunday school
    • 9:30am Youth Bible Class
    • 9:30am Adult Bible Class
    • 10:30am Divine Service and Lord’s Supper
    • 11:30am Council Meeting

News and Notes

Lord’s Supper: In May the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated on the second Sunday (May 10) rather than on the first Sunday due to Confirmation.

Summer Camp: This year Camp Luther will be much closer to home for us. It will be held at Sibley State Park, near New London MN. It is open to all WELS students and their friends entering 5th through 9th grade next fall. The dates are June 27 to July 2. Information brochures and camper registrations are available in the narthex.

Cookbook News:

We have received many recipes, but are still collecting more. We also want any historical information that you may have regarding your families. It does not have to be long, but we would appreciate any stories that can be shared. Please submit the information to Karen Hoffman.

Anyone who is interested in purchasing cookbooks can also place their requests in Karen Hoffman's box.

Our next date has not been set, but we need helpers to help assemble the cookbook, and this meeting will take some time.

May Ushers: Justin Flaten (capt.), Dale Kraft, Dean Rohloff, Kerry Roth, Don Spencer

May Cleaners: Justin & Carrie Flaten; Jeff & Christa Flaten

Today’s Greeter: Dick & Judy Lubenow


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