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June 3 and 4, 2007 Welcome to our worship service. We consider it a privilege to have you worship with us today. May the Holy Spirit direct all of us into a life of Christian faithfulness and service. Please sign the friendship register during the offering. PRAYER BEFORE WORSHIP: Lord, we come to your house to hear your Word and sing your praises. Send your Holy Spirit that our hearts may be opened to confess our sins, believe in Jesus as our Savior and grow in our Christian faith day by day. Hear us for Jesus’ sake. Amen. THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Triune God is the one, true God, and he works to bring peace, hope, and salvation to all. We rejoice in the many, many blessings that are ours through the work of God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. ORDER OF WORSHIP: Sunday: Special Order of Worship (see below in red)

Order of Worship
Opening Hymn: “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty” – Christian Worship 195

Invocation M: We worship in the name of God the Father, who created us, God the Son, who by his life and death has redeemed us from the power of sin and death and given us life, and God the Holy Spirit, who has called us to faith and equipped us to serve. C: Amen. (spoken) Confession and Absolution

M: Let us come before the Lord and confess our sins. C: O almighty God, merciful Father, I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess to you all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended you and justly deserved your punishment, now and forever. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray you of your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor sinful being.
M: Upon this your confession, I, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God to all of you, and in the stead and by the command of our Lord Jesus Christ I forgive you all your sins, in the name of the Father and of the Son (+) and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

M: In the peace of forgiveness, let us praise the Lord. C: (sing) To the great One in Three Eternal praises be Forevermore! His sov’reign majesty May we in glory see And to eternity Love and adore. Christian Worship # 193:4 Special Music: “I Believe” – WendySue Fluegge

Gospel: John 16:12-15 Creed: The Athanasian Creed (See bulletin insert)

Hymn: “Father Most Holy, Merciful and Tender” – Christian Worship 191 Sermon – Rev. Melvin Schwark, New Ulm, Minnesota Sermon text: Joshua 24:15 Sermon theme: “Baraboo Blessings” Offering (If you are a visitor, you are our guest; please do not feel obligated to contribute as the
offering plate is passed. The members of St. John’s support the congregation’s ministry through their generous offerings of love.)

Special Offering Music: “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”

Prayers and Lord’s Prayer C: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

Hymn: “We All Believe in One True God” – Christian Worship # 270

Prayer M: Almighty God, grant to your Church the Holy Spirit and the wisdom that comes from above. Let nothing hinder your Word from being freely proclaimed to the joy and edifying of Christ’s holy people, so that we may serve you in steadfast faith and confess your name as long as we live, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C: Amen. (sung) Blessing M: The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look on you with favor and (+) give you peace. C: Amen. (sung)

Special Music: “We Will Sing and Shout” – Senior Choir

FIRST READING: Numbers 6:22-27 The Lord instructs Moses to put his blessing on the Israelites in a three-part benediction. Let that blessing warm your heart today! GOSPEL: John 16:12-15 Jesus comforts his disciples with the promise that God the Holy Spirit would lead them to know more completely the deep truths of God. Through his Word, the Holy Spirit will lead you to a deep understanding of God’s love, too. SERMON TEXT (Sunday): Joshua 24:15 Rev. Melvin Schwark SERMON THEME (Sunday): “Baraboo Blessings” SERMON TEXT (Monday): Romans 5:1-5 Rev. Thomas Fricke SERMON THEME (Monday): “What the Triune God Means to You” Special Music: Sunday Sunday 10:00 a.m. Preservice Offering Jon Fricke Jillian Finseth Wendysue Fluegge Senior Choir

“I Believe” “We Will Sing and Shout”

NUMBERS 6:22-27 The LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: ““‘The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’ “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”

ROMANS 5:1-5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. JOHN 16:12-15 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you.” ANNOUNCEMENTS Please join us in St. John’s Fellowship Hall following the 10:00 a.m. worship service for a potluck dinner and farewell in honor of the Fluegges. Flowers The flowers behind the altar are given by Myron and T.J. Fluegge to God’s glory and in honor of Myron’s 40th anniversary in the teaching ministry and as a farewell to the church upon their retirement and relocation to New Ulm, Minnesota. Thank you A special thank you to Rev. Melvin Schwark for bringing God’s Word to us on Sunday. Pastor Schwark is the pastor that married Myron and T.J. so it is especially fitting that he is able to join us today.

Today we honor those high school seniors from our congregation who have graduated: Congratulations and God’s blessing!
OUR FRUITS OF FAITH Week of May 27, 2007 Sunday – 322 + Monday – 19 + Meadows – 14 SO THAT ALL MAY KNOW Today Monday, June 4 Potluck dinner and farewell for the Fluegges at 11:15 a.m. District Convention at Watertown Worship Service with Communion at 7:00 p.m. B-team softball vs Walnut Hill, Pierce Park - Field #2, at 6:30 p.m. A-team softball vs 1st Presbyterian, Pierce Park - Field #1, at 9:00 District Convention at Watertown BIC (Bible Information Class) at 7:00 p.m. Ladies Aid Picnic at Max Hill Park, West Baraboo, at 12 noon Worship Committee at 3:15 p.m. School Board at 7:30 p.m. Worship Service at 7:30 and 10:00 a.m. Worship Service at 7:00 p.m.

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Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sunday, June 10 Monday, June 11

Property Committee at 7:00 p.m. B-team softball vs St. Paul’s, Pierce Park – Field #1, at 6:30 p.m. A-team softball vs St. Paul’s, Pierce Park - Field #2, at 7:45 p.m.
Rev. Thomas Fricke 355-3878 – Rev. Myron Schwanke 355-3868 Church office 355-3870 – School office 355-3860