The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 9, 2015


Prayer: Lord, your words are waters living Where I quench my thirsty needs. Lord, your words are bread life-giving; On your words my spirit feeds. Lord, your words will be my light Through death’s cold and dreary night; Yes, they are my sword prevailing And my cup of joy unfailing. (Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal 283:3)

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 9, 2015

Worship Focus: Food for body and soul

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

Hymns: 580, 402, 482, 331

God's Word

First Lesson: Exodus 16:2-15

God provides food for the Israelites, but the way he does so aims to strengthen their trust in him as well. So also the Lord takes care of our body and soul.

Psalm 145, p. 119

The Lord is not stingy. He opens his hands and provides all we need. Trust him.

Second Lesson: Ephesians 4:17-24

The Lord feeds our souls to strengthen us to put off the old self and to live a new life of righteousness and holiness.

Gospel: John 6:24-35

Jesus seeks to bring the crowd to see that much more important than food for the body is God’s work of bringing us to believe in Jesus. He is the bread who came down from heaven to bring eternal life. He satisfies our true hunger.

Sermon: Exodus 16:2-15

What Grace for Us to Trust In Each Day!

Upcoming Kingdom Work
Week of August 9, 2015

  • Mon 10:00am Bible Class: Life of Christ
  • Sun 10:30am Divine Service

News and Notes

Cookbook: A cookbook meeting was held on July 27 to arrange recipes in the correct categories. We are getting close to getting it into printing. After everything is proofread, Karen Lubenow will make any corrections on her computer file. One more meeting will be necessary to make the final arrangement of the cookbook. The next meeting is set for Wed., August 19, at 10:00am in the church basement.

We are missing a few names on recipes and will designate a place in the church for everyone to look through those recipes. If anyone finds their recipe without a name, please write it on the correct recipe. This will happen, as soon as the proofreading is done.

Fair Booth: We need your help! Once again we are sharing a fair booth with St. Paul’s at the Stevens County Fair. But we always have more time slots than people to fill them. Please sign up for a segment of time (or two or three segments if you can).

Parsonage Windows: Plans are still in place to update the parsonage windows. To cover the cost we need $3000 to $4000 for the Improvement Fund.

Church Siding: The siding for the north side of the church is here, but it would be so much easier to paint it before it’s installed. If you’re able to help out with some painting, please let trustee Chuck Nelson or Pastor Bitter know.

Pastor Vacation: Pastor Bitter and family will be gone on August 15 and 16. They are planning on attending a Viking’s game on Saturday and spending the night at Mary’s dad’s in Hutchinson. Pastor Main will be preaching. So service time August 16 is 10:30am.

August Ushers: Barry Nelson (capt.), John Jepma, Evan Nelson, Dennis Schroeder, Cory Schroeder

August Cleaners: John & Tawnia Jepma, Jason & Amy Brown

Today’s Greeter: Dennis & Karen Shroeder


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