Friday, August 28, 2015

Anticipating Worship (August 30)

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  Christians willingly follow Christ.

Scripture Readings:
Joshua 24:1,2,14-18
Psalm 71
Ephesians 5:21-31
John 6:60-69

Sermon Text:  Joshua 24:1,2,14-18

We Will Serve the Lord Our God
1.  With the reality of his undeserved love
2.  With the response of our undivided loyalty

Prayer of the Day:  Almighty and everlasting God, give us an increase of faith, hope, and love; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Anticipating Worship (August 23)

The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  True wisdom is knowing our Savior Jesus.

Scripture Readings:
Proverbs 9:1-6,10
Psalm 1
Ephesians 5:15-20
John 6:51-58

Sermon Text:  Proverbs 9:1-6,10

Lady Wisdom Throws a Dinner Party
1.  It is necessary
2.  It is nutritious

Prayer of the Day:  Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift of grace that we come into your presence and offer true and faithful service.  Grant that our worship on earth may always be pleasing to you and in the life to come give us the fulfillment of what you have promised; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Anticipating Worship (August 16)

The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost


Worship Focus:  Our God enables us to do the impossible.

Scripture Readings:
1 Kings 19:3-8
Psalm 34
Ephesians 4:30-5:2
John 6:41-51

Sermon Text:  1 Kings 19:3-8

We've Got Nowhere to Go but to God
1.  Because of his patience
2.  Because of his provision

Prayer of the Day:  Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve.  Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Vintage Desks Available

Could you use a piece of St. John Lutheran School history in your home? We were blessed with some updated student desks, and now have some vintage desks available for a donation. With laminate tops and hardwood seats and backs, these desks would be great for your child or grandchild to "play school" in your garage or basement. The solid wood desktops themselves would work well for any woodworking project. If you would like one or more of these great pieces of memorabilia, please contact Mr. Scharf at 907-268-0004, or by email at principal@stjohnev.net. When these are gone, they are gone.