St. Johns - Weekly Bulletin

  St. Johns - Weekly Bulletin  

St. John’s Lutheran Church
23 North James Street – Columbia, SD 57433

Our Savior Lutheran Church
624 North Jay Street – Aberdeen, SD 57401

Phone 605-225-7106, Email oursaviorlutheran@nvc.net
www.oursaviorlutheranchurchaberdeen.com
Rev. Jordon Andreasen – Cell # 605-290-5442
Pastor’s email: revandreasen@gmail.com
Secretary’s Office Hours M–F 9:00am - 2:00pm
 
9th Sunday after Trinity – August 1, 2021

Prayer before worship:  O Lord God, heavenly Father, who have abundantly given to us rich blessings and daily bread: we beseech You to keep us from coveting and to awaken our hearts, that we may gladly give to the poor and share with them, that we may be found as faithful stewards over Your goods and not be left to starve for eternity when we are summoned from the stewardship and come before Your judgment seat. Amen.  

 
  Our Savior St. John’s
Order of Service LSB 184 – Communion    LSB 184                       
Hymns 578, 730, 619, 732, 703, 714 578, 730, 781, 714

Welcome! We ask all of you, both visitors and members, to sign a Welcome card located in the pew rack. Please fill out this card, place it in the offering plate, or hand it to an usher as you leave the service.

Our Communion Practice: Lutherans believe that the Lord’s Supper demonstrates a oneness with Christ in faith, life, and worship among those who receive Communion. Reception of the Lord’s Supper by Christians not in fellowship with us would imply a oneness which does not yet exist. For this reason, we welcome those with whom we have “altar and pulpit fellowship” to the Lord’s Supper. This includes members of sister congregations of the LC-MS, members of the American Association of Lutheran Churches, and Lutheran Church Canada; as well as members of partner churches throughout the World. If you would like to know more about this practice please arrange a time to speak with our pastor.  
 
Prayers – We continue to pray for our home-bound members:
St. John’s – Florence Krege;  Our Savior – Charlotte Scepaniak, Doris Vilhauer, Esther Sieler, Betty Zundel, Naomi Pulling, Calvin & Oriole Nelson, Vera Hyatt, Vi Schnaidt, Lovera Smith, Ken & Dorothy Maas, Darwin & Loretta Podoll, Dorothy Merkel, Larry Nupen.
We also pray for the children we sponsor through Mission Haiti: Michelet Voltaire Jean, Michel Djoury, and Orgea Djouna.
 
Introit                                                                                Psalm 54:1–3, 7; antiphon: vv. 4–5
Behold, God is my helper;
   the Lord is the upholder of my life.
He will return the evil to my enemies;
   in your faithfulness put an end to them.
O God, save me, by your name,
   and vindicate me by your might.
O God, hear my prayer;
   give ear to the words of my mouth.
For strangers have risen against me; ruthless men seek my life;
   they do not set God before themselves.
For he has delivered me from every trouble,
   and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
   and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning,
   is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Behold, God is my helper;
   the Lord is the upholder of my life.
He will return the evil to my enemies;
   in your faithfulness put an end to them.
 
Collect of the Day
Let Your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of Your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please You; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
 
Old Testament Reading                                                                        2 Samuel 22:26–34
26“With the merciful you show yourself merciful;
   with the blameless man you show yourself blameless;
27with the purified you deal purely,
   and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.
28You save a humble people,
   but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them down.
29For you are my lamp, O Lord,
   and my God lightens my darkness.
30For by you I can run against a troop,
   and by my God I can leap over a wall.
31This God—his way is perfect;
   the word of the Lord proves true;
   he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
32“For who is God, but the Lord?
   And who is a rock, except our God?
33This God is my strong refuge
   and has made my way blameless.
34He made my feet like the feet of a deer
   and set me secure on the heights.”
 
Gradual                                                                                                               Psalm 8:1
O Lord, our Lord,
   how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
   above the heavens.
 
Epistle                                                                                                1 Corinthians 10:6–13
   6Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. 7Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” 8We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. 9We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, 10nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. 11Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. 12Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 13No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
 
Holy Gospel                                                                                                   Luke 16:1–13
   1[Jesus] also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ 3And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ 5So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ 7Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ 8The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. 9And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.
   10“One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. 11If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? 12And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? 13No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”

Acknowledgments
The Introit, Collect, Gradual, and Verse are from Lutheran service Book: Altar Book, copyright 2006 CPH. All Scripture quotations, including those from Luthern Service Book, are from the ESV Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version), copyright 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

St. John’s
Organist: Zachary Daggett
Ushers: Roger & Sharon Zastrow
Next Week: Ray & Cyndy Larson
Last Week: Attendance – 29; Offering – $695

Our Savior
Organist: Zachary Daggett
Elders: Russell Brandt & Brandon Christianson
Altar Guild: Gwen Petrich & Brenda Taffe
Acolytes: Riley Lee & Rhylan Tschappat
Last Week: Attendance – 79;
Offering – General Fund $2,590.00; VBS $354.05; Total $2,944.05

Schedule for the Week
Sunday          St. John’s Service of the Word – 8:15 am
                      Bible Study at St. John’s – after the service
                      Our Savior Divine Service w/ Communion – 10:45 am
Monday         Mat Ladies – 1:00 pm
Tuesday         Bible Study – 6:30 am
                       Deacons – 9:00 am
Wednesday     Bible Study – 6:30 pm
Friday-Sat.      Higher Things Youth Retreat at St. Paul’s Spearfish, SD
Next Sunday  St. John’s Divine Service w/ Communion – 8:15 am
                       Bible Study at Our Savior – 9:45 am
                       Our Savior Divine Service w/ Communion – 10:45 am

Tuesday Morning Bible Study – Join us at 6:30 am, we are reading the book of Nehemiah. Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday Bible Class: Beginning to End – Starts this Wednesday!
Often times reading the Scripture is intimidating. We will be embarking on a walk through the Scripture on Wednesday nights at 6:30PM for nearly the next year, beginning on August 4th. We will read together and discuss the working of God throughout the Scripture from beginning to end, His plan and work to redeem the world to Himself. Plan to come and hear what God has done, how He has brought us into this, and what He will do.

Saturday Bible Studies – 9:00-11:00 am on the 2nd Saturday of the month:
Aug. 14 – St. John’s Stained Glass – Ready for a field trip?! We will have this class at St. John in Columbia. While many stained-glass windows (like Our Savior) portray the narrative of Christ’s life, St. John’s windows are full of historic Christian imagery. However, our awareness of this imagery has sadly been lost from our common knowledge. We will recover, review, and grow in appreciation of how these direct us to Christ and His Word.
If any members of Our Savior would like to ride together in the van to St. John’s, meet at the church and we will leave at 8:30. Catechism students are encouraged to attend!
Sept. 11 – The Book of Revelation – Have you ever studied the Book of Revelation in 2 hours? Me neither, but we will take a crack at it! This book often captivates and divides Christians. We will first understand what it is and what it isn’t, then unpack some of the most controversial areas, and finally take a closer look at some of its clear teachings for us to grow in Christ and the fullness of His promises.
Oct. 9 – Division: Good? Bad? Both? – Our world is divided in so many ways. We see it in our political system and our day to day lives as lived out still in these pandemic days. We see it in the church. While we won’t “solve” the world’s divisions or the church’s, we will see how division can be bad, as well as good. We will, prayerfully, grow in our understanding of division and also better understand how we approach and live in such division.
Nov. 13 – Loving Sinners – It has often been said, “Hate the sin and love the sinner.” However, this is made more difficult today because many have connected their sin with their identity. How do we navigate these realities while still standing firm upon the Word of God the truth taught therein? We will look into and hear the Word of God speak to and help us navigate these relationships and God willing, be ready to give witness to the truth of God.
 
Happy Anniversary!  Herb and Verdena Dabbert will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on August 5th. Their children would like to honor them with a card shower. Cards and greetings may be sent to: 
2815 S. Westlake Drive Apt 410, Sioux Falls, SD 57106.

Volunteers Are Needed for the Lutherans for Life booth at the Brown County Fair on Tuesday, August 17th and Sunday, August 22nd. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. If you have any questions, call Vicky Baumgartner at 216-8967.

The Altar Guild at Our Savior needs a few more people willing to help set up for communion and change the paraments and banners as needed. If you would like to help, contact the church office.

Catechism Meeting – Students in grades 5-8 and their parents will meet Wednesday, August 18th at 5:00 pm to review a few things about class. Pizza and pop will be provided by the Board of Education. Classes will start on September 1st at 5:00.

LCMS Stewardship Ministry August 1 – Trinity 9
Luke 16:8-9 – “… For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings.” The things of this world, including wealth, are merely tools. They can be used for good or ill. They can be squandered or used efficiently. How we use them will be determined by what is most important to us. What is most important to you in your life? Does the way you use the things of this world reflect that?
 
HIGHER THINGS RETREAT - “TABLE OF DUTIES”
August 6-7, 2021
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Spearfish, SD
God orders everything for our good, including our vocations. Are you a preacher or a hearer? A parent or a child? A boss or an employee? A teacher or a student? Wherever God has placed you, He has put you there to live in faith toward Him and in fervent love for your neighbor. Let’s study the Table of Duties together to better know our vocations and have a deeper assurance of Jesus’ vocation as our Lord and Savior. Fun times! Led by Pastor Chris Hull, senior pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, TX.
This retreat is intended for confirmation youth, so any youth entering into or currently in confirmation instruction are welcome. If you are interested in attending, please contact Eric Johnson at 216-6701.
 
 The Steward’s Shrewdness Sanctified
The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness” (Luke 16:1–9). The steward’s shrewdness is praiseworthy for two reasons. First, he knew the master would be merciful. He trusted that the master would honor the debts he forgave in the master’s name. In the same way, though we have squandered our heavenly Father’s possessions in selfishness and sin, Jesus is the Steward who has canceled our debt, knowing that His forgiveness will be honored by the Father because of the holy cross. Secondly, the steward was shrewd in using oil and wheat to provide for his earthly welfare. So also do these earthly elements aid us when pressed into heavenly use in the anointing of baptism and the wheat of the Lord’s Supper. Those who have the Sacraments will have an eternal home when their earthly home fails. These provide us aid in times of temptation (1 Cor. 10:6–13). For the Lord is our strength and a shield to all who trust in Him (2 Sam. 22:26–34).


Main Street Living – 10:00 AM- This is the Life- “Stranger at the Door” – Having given up a baby for adoption 22 years before, a man shows up on a woman’s doorstep saying he is looking for his mother.  10:30 AM- Rev. David Strable, pastor at Holy Cross, Trinity, & Immanuel Lutheran Churches in the Onida, Blunt, & Harrold, SD areas, presents the message “Turn Your Frown Upside Down,” based on Exodus 16.  See Main Street Living Sunday mornings on KDLT NBC TV. The worship segment also airs on Saturdays at 5:00 pm. Past shows are archived at www.mainstreetliving.com.
 
The Lutheran Hour – "Archives August" begins with a classic message from Speaker Emeritus Rev. Dr. Ken Klaus in which he contrasts popularly-held urban legends with the unchanging truth of God's Word in his message “Blowing in the Wind,” based on Ephesians 4:11-16. Listen to The Lutheran Hour Sunday mornings at 9:00 on KAWZ 88.1 FM, or on Sirius-XM Family Talk 131 at 9:00 am. Sermons are also archived on the website www.lutheranhour.org.

MARK BIBLE STUDY… The Word of the Lord Endures Forever is a daily 15-minute verse-by-verse Bible study produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Will Weedon.  Pastor Weedon will begin a study this week on the Book of Mark.  You can listen on-demand at thewordendures.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.