Friday, September 23, 2016

Anticipating Worship (September 25)

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  True riches come from knowing Christ.

Scripture Readings:
Amos 6:1-7
Psalm 146
1 Timothy 6:6-16
Luke 16:19-31

Sermon Meditation:  Luke 16:19-31

We Have Real Riches
1.  For eternity
2.  On earth

Prayer of the Day:  Mercifully grant, O God, that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts, for without your help we are unable to please you; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


Happy Pentecost!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Anticipating Worship (September 18)

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  The Lord is the Savior of sinners.

Scripture Readings:
Micah 7:18-20
Psalm 38
Romans 5:6-11
Luke 19:1-10

Sermon Devotion:  Micah 7:18-20

No One Compares to Our God

Prayer of the Day:  O Lord Jesus Christ, keep us in your tender care.  Help us avoid whatever is wicked and harmful, and guide us in the way that leads to our salvation; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


Happy Pentecost!


Don't forget.  Tomorrow is also our Fun Fest.  See you there.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Anticipating Worship (September 11)

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  The Lord patiently seeks sinners to save them.

Scripture Readings:
Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm 51
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10

Sermon Meditation:  Exodus 32:7-14

You Have a Mediator Better Than Moses

Prayer of the Day:  Lord, we pray that your mercy and grace may always go before us and follow after us that, loving you with undivided hearts, we may be ready for every good and useful work; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


Happy Pentecost!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

St. Croix Homecoming Fellowship

St. John families are invited to a tailgate party at the Julians (1138 Oakdale Avenue). Join us Friday, Sept. 30, immediately following the St. Croix Lutheran homecoming parade, up until game time. Grills, paper products, condiments, and chips provided. Bring meat to grill along with your beverage of choice. (Sides/desserts to pass ... optional.) Questions, speak to Jim or Tamara.  Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Anticipating Worship (September 4)

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  God gives wisdom to his people.

Scripture Readings:
Proverbs 9:8-12
Psalm 19
Philemon 1,10-21
Luke 14:25-33

Sermon Meditation:  Psalm 19:7-14

You Have God's Word
1.  It is from your Lord
2.  It is for you life

Prayer of the Day:  Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


Happy Pentecost!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Pastor Staab Funeral Info

The Lord called Pastor Bill Staab to his eternal home in heaven this past Saturday morning.

There will be a visitation at Salem Ev. Lutheran Church  (14940 62nd St. N, Stillwater, MN) on Friday, September 2, from 5:00-7:00 PM.  The funeral will be on Saturday, September 3, at 11:00 AM.  It is also at Salem.  There will be a visitation one hour before the service.

We rejoice in the reality of the resurrection because of Jesus who is the resurrection and the life  (John 11:25,26).

Friday, August 26, 2016

Anticipating Worship (August 28)

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  The Christian life is one of humility.

Scripture Readings:
Proverbs 25:6,7
Psalm 119:1-8
Hebrews 13:1-8
Luke 14:1,7-14

Sermon Meditation:  Luke 14:1,7-14

Christian, Take a Seat
1.  For a helping of humility
2.  For a batch of blessing

Prayer of the Day:  O Lord Jesus Christ, preserve the congregation of believers with your never-failing mercy.  Help us to avoid whatever is wicked and harmful, and guide us in the way that leads to our salvation; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


Happy Pentecost!