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
Rev. Alan Ludwig – Cell # 509-540-9083
Pastor’s email:
Secretary’s Office Hours M–F 9:00am - 2:00pm
2nd Sunday after Trinity – June 26, 2022

Prayer before worship: Lord God, heavenly Father, we thank You that You have by Your precious Word invited us to Your banquet of eternal life, and we beseech You to awaken our hearts by Your Holy Spirit, that we may not hear Your Word in vain nor permit this temporal life to keep us from it. Amen.  

Sermon Text: Luke 14:15-24
Sermon Title: “Come, for Everything Is Now Ready”
  Our Savior St. John’s
Order of Service LSB 151 – Communion      LSB 184 – Communion                                                
Hymns 904, 618, 621, 622, 633, 632 904, 618, 620, 632 

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 – For our home-bound members: St. John’s – Florence Krege; 
Our Savior – Charlotte Scepaniak, Doris Vilhauer, Betty Zundel, Naomi Pulling, Oriole Nelson, Vi Schnaidt, Lovera Smith, Ken & Dorothy Maas, Loretta Podoll, Larry Nupen, Evelyn Grieben, Mamie Stugelmeyer.
And for the children we sponsor through Mission Haiti: Michelet Voltaire Jean, Michel Djoury, and Orgea Djouna.

Introit                                                            Psalm 18:1–2a, 27, 30a, 49; antiphon: vv. 18b–19
The Lord was | my support*
   in the day of my ca- | lamity.
He brought me out into a | broad place;*
   he rescued me, because he delight- | ed in me.
I love you, O | Lord, my strength.*
   The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my de- | liverer.
For you save a humble | people,*
   but the haughty eyes | you bring down.
This God—his way is | perfect;*
   the word of the | Lord proves true.
For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the | nations,*
   and sing | to your name.
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
   and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
   is now, and will be forever. | Amen.
The Lord was | my support*
   in the day of my ca- | lamity.
He brought me out into a | broad place;*
   he rescued me, because he delight- | ed in me.
Collect of the Day
O Lord, since You never fail to help and govern those whom You nurture in Your steadfast fear and love, work in us a perpetual fear and love of Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Old Testament Reading                                                                            Proverbs 9:1–10
1Wisdom has built her house;
   she has hewn her seven pillars.
2She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine;
   she has also set her table.
3She has sent out her young women to call
   from the highest places in the town,
4“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
   To him who lacks sense she says,
5“Come, eat of my bread
   and drink of the wine I have mixed.
6Leave your simple ways, and live,
   and walk in the way of insight.”
7Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,
   and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.
8Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
   reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
9Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;
   teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
10The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
   and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
Gradual                                                                                                        Psalm 120:1–2
In my distress I called | to the Lord,*
   and he | answered me.
Deliver me, O Lord, from | lying lips,*
   from a de- | ceitful tongue.
Epistle                                                                                                     Ephesians 2:13–22
   13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15by abolishing the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 18For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
Holy Gospel                                                                                                  Luke 14:15–24
   15When one of those who reclined at table with [Jesus] heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” 16But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many. 17And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ 18But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’ 19And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’ 20And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ 22And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ 23And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. 24For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’”

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: Church Music Solutions – Substitute Organ Service
Ushers: Mike & Molly Ringgenberg
Next Week: Brent & Barb Miller
Last Week: Attendance – 14; Offering – $350

Our Savior
Organist: Church Music Solutions – Substitute Organ Service
Elders: Douglas Klipfel & Don Hoops
Altar Guild: Cherise Johnson & Karla Johnson
Acolytes: Dalton Lee & Rhylan Tschappat
Last Week: Attendance – 103
Offering – General Fund $7,324; Carpet Fund $1,100; Total $8,424

Schedule for the Week
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
Monday           Mat Ladies – 1:00 pm
Tuesday           Deacons – 9:00 am
Next 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
Office Hours – Pastor Ludwig will be in the church office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm, if you’d like to call or visit with him. Otherwise, he can be reached on this cell phone at 509-540-9083.
Portals of Prayer for July – September are available in the narthex.

Voters Meeting – Our Savior will have a quarterly voters meeting on Sunday, July 10th at 9:30 am.

Rummage Sale – The LWML is planning a rummage sale & bake sale fundraiser to be held on Friday, July 15th from 8am to 5pm in the fellowship hall. If you have items to donate to help us raise funds for our missions, please bring them to the church from 9am to 3pm on Wednesday, July 13th and 9am to 3pm on Thursday, July 14th. We will not be accepting clothing. Please clean items before bringing them. Thank you so much.

Church History Speaker - Rev. David Otten from Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gettysburg, SD and Christ Lutheran in Lebanon, SD will give a presentation on church history from the Book of Acts through the Reformation on Saturday, July 23rd in the fellowship hall. From 8:30-9:00 am, there will be a time of fellowship and a light breakfast of coffee, juice, and rolls will be available. Pastor Otten will speak from 9:00am - noon, with a few breaks. Please join us for this event that is part of our anniversary observance and reflection on our roots. 

Pictures for Anniversary Book – For our 75th anniversary at Our Savior, the anniversary committee is putting together an addition to the 50th anniversary book. If anyone has any pictures from the last 25 years that you’d like to share, email or bring them to the church office. If you would like to help plan and organize the book, please contact Eric Johnson at 605-216-6701.

Past Confirmation Pictures – There are a few past Confirmation pictures missing from our book. If anyone has a group picture from 2007, 2008, or 2009, could the church please make a copy of it for our book?

Carpet Fundraiser – If you wish to donate to the carpet fund, please mark your envelope and check with the amount that is for carpet and the amount that is for general fund. There is a chart in the fellowship hall that will be colored in as funds are received. Each carpet tile will cost approximately $22, but you are welcome to give in any amount you wish.

Grief Counseling – Circuit 1 will have a grief counseling class again this summer. We will begin on July 6th. It will be in St. Paul’s boardroom and we will go from 6:30-8:30 pm. For more information, please contact Pastor Bierman at or call 605-228-7972.

Summer Reading Program – CPH Reads: Summer reading that’s all about Jesus! Turn pages into points! From May 31 through August 12, kids can report their reading and earn points to have a chance to win prizes from Concordia Publishing House. All you need to do is register your readers at and get started!

LCMS Stewardship Ministry – June 26 – Trinity 2
Proverbs 9:9 – “Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.” We need the Lord's instruction and wisdom. We just don't know enough on our own. It seems foolish to the world that Christians drop their hard-earned money into the collection plate every week. They just don’t see a benefit to the preaching of the Word, the administration of the Sacraments, the sending of missionaries, or the educating of children in the faith. But from the Lord’s instruction and Wisdom, we know better. Giving teaches us generosity. The work of the Church is the salvation of mankind, and we are blessed to be called to participate in it in this way.
The Gospel Call Goes Out to All
Wisdom has issued an invitation to the divine feast: “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight” (Prov. 9:5–6). This is the call of the Spirit of Christ to believe the Gospel and to receive His saving gifts in the Holy Supper. Many make excuses and reject this invitation, even as the Jews did in the days of Jesus, yet the Master’s house will be filled. The Gospel call therefore goes out to the lowly and despised, into the highways, even to all the Gentiles (Luke 14:15–24). For “you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ” (Eph. 2:13–22). In Christ, believing Jews and Gentiles are no longer strangers but fellow members of the household of God. The enmity of class and race is put to death through the cross. Having been reconciled in the one Body of Christ, we are enabled to love one another (1 John 3:13–18) as we await the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom which will have no end.

Main Street Living – 10:00 AM- This Is the Life – “Return Trip” – The modern-day story of a prodigal daughter. 10:30 AM- Rev. Scott Spiehs, pastor at St. John’s, Zion, and Mount Olive Lutheran Churches near Wolsey,  SD presents the message “The Gospel of God” based on Luke 9:51-62. Watch Main Street Living on Sunday mornings on KDLT NBC TV. The worship segment also airs on Saturdays at 5:00 pm. Past shows are archived at  

The Lutheran Hour – An unusual art project inspires Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler's thoughts about life as God intended it. His message “Nurse Logs” is based on Ecclesiastes 3:12. 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

LISTEN TO WHAT YOU WANT, WHEN YOU WANT… Issues, Etc. is a radio-talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week's topics include: The Qur’an, A Biography of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Apostolic Succession, The Lord’s Prayer in the Divine Service and more.  You can listen at your convenience at, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.