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. Jordon Andreasen – Cell # 605-290-5442
Pastor’s email:
Secretary’s Office Hours M–F 9:00am - 2:00pm
The Day of Pentecost – May 28, 2023

Prayer before worship: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Most High God, we beseech You to put Your Holy Spirit into our hearts by Your precious Word, that He may rule and guide us according to Your will, comfort us in all trials and misfortunes, and, refuting all error, lead us into Your truth, that we may continue steadfast in the faith, increase in charity and all good works, and by the certain hope of Your grace, which You have purchased with Your death, obtain eternal salvation; for You reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Amen.   

Sermon Title: “Speaking, Hearing, and the Holy Spirit”
 Sermon Text: Acts 2:1-21
  Our Savior  St. John’s
Order of Service LSB 203 – Communion LSB 184 – Communion  
Hymns 500, 497, 623, 650, 769, 503 500, 497, 623, 503

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 – Alfred Larson.
Our Savior – Charlotte Scepaniak, Doris Vilhauer, Betty Zundel, Vi Schnaidt, Ken & Dorothy Maas, Loretta Podoll, Larry Nupen, Evelyn Grieben, Mamie Stugelmeyer, Betty Meints.
And for the children we sponsor through Mission Haiti: Michelet Voltaire, Michel Djoury, and Orgea Djouna.

Introit                               Psalm 68:1, 4a, c, 11a, 33b, 35a; antiphon: Liturgical Text; Psalm 68:3
The Spirit of the Lord fills the world. Alle- | luia.*
   The righteous | shall be glad.
They shall exult be- | fore God;*
   they shall be jubilant with joy! Alle- | luia.
God shall arise, his enemies shall be | scattered;*
   and those who hate him shall flee be- | fore him!
Sing to God, sing praises | to his name;*
   exult be- | fore him!
The Lord | gives the word;*
   behold, he sends out his voice, his | mighty voice.
Awesome is God from his sanctu- | ary;*
   the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his | people.
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 Spirit of the Lord fills the world. Alle- | luia.*
   The righteous | shall be glad.
They shall exult be- | fore God;*
   they shall be jubilant with joy! Alle- | luia.
Collect of the Day
O God, on this day You once taught the hearts of Your faithful people by sending them the light of Your Holy Spirit. Grant us in our day by the same Spirit to have a right understanding in all things and evermore to rejoice in His holy consolation; 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                                                                             Genesis 11:1–9
   1Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” 5And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. 6And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. 7Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 8So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. 9Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.
Second Reading                                                                                               Acts 2:1–21
   1When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
   5Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”
   14But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:
17“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
   and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
   and your old men shall dream dreams;
18even on my male servants and female servants
   in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19And I will show wonders in the heavens above
   and signs on the earth below,
       blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20the sun shall be turned to darkness
   and the moon to blood,
       before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
21And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’”
Holy Gospel                                                                                                  John 14:23–31
   23Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.
   25“These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. 28You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. 30I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me, 31but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.”
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: SOS
Ushers: Cole Bisbee & Logan Ringgenberg
Next Week: Collin Eichler & Josh Larson
Last Week: Attendance – 28; Offering – $1,240

Our Savior
Organist: SOS
Elders: Russell Brandt & Brandon Christianson
Altar Guild: Sharon Bain & Amy Johnson
Acolytes: Abigail Andreasen & Jayda Siebert
Last Week: Attendance – 92
Offering – General Fund $2,986  

Schedule for the Week
Sunday                 St. John’s Divine Service with Communion – 8:15 am
                            Bible Study at Our Savior – 9:45 am
                            Our Savior Divine Service with Communion – 10:45 am
Monday                Memorial Day – Office Closed
Tuesday                Deacons – 9:00 am
Wednesday           Vespers – 6:00 pm
                            Bible Study – 6:30 pm
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 with Communion – 10:45 am
                            Our Savior Special Voters Meeting - after the service
                            VBS – sack lunch – 5:30-6:00 pm
                                     – class & activities – 6:00-8:30 pm       
Coffee & Confessions will not meet for the next 4 weeks. We will resume on Tuesday, June 27th at 6:30 am. All are welcome!

Greeters Needed! Help welcome members and visitors at the entrance of the sanctuary for about 10 minutes before Sunday services. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex.

A Special Voters Meeting for Our Savior will be on Sunday, June 4th after the service. We need enough people present to approve a budget for office upgrades.

Door Offering Today – On Pentecost, May 28, we will take a door offering after the service for the International Lutheran Council. The ILC is 55 Lutheran church bodies from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America that believe the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God and that the Lutheran Confessions are the true exposition of these Scriptures. The ILC exists to encourage, strengthen, and promote confessional Lutheran theology and practice centering in Jesus Christ, both among member churches and throughout the world. Learn more about the ILC and what is happening in global Lutheranism by visiting the website

Pulpit Exchange – Next Sunday, June 4th, Rev. Jacob Smith from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Aberdeen will be our guest preacher.

Installation Service for Rev. Dr. Alan Ludwig, as part-time assistant pastor for Our Savior and St. John’s, will be June 11, 2023 at 4:00 pm at Our Savior. Rev. Tim Rynearson of Peace Lutheran Church in Brookings will be preaching. A potluck meal will follow the service. St. John’s members are asked to bring desserts, and Our Savior members are asked to bring salads or sides. Meat will be provided.

Vacation Bible School 2023 is June 4 - 8 this year and our theme is “River of Life”. Water, water everywhere... and through it, we learn of God’s plan for salvation! Five favorite Bible accounts are featured: Creation, Noah and the Ark, the Crossing of the Red Sea, Jonah, and the Baptism of Jesus.
Hours are from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, with time for a sack lunch from 5:30 to 6:00. Registration forms are in the library area. Place them in the green box. Friends, neighbors, and relatives are welcome also!

Main Street Living in Aberdeen – Main Street Living will be holding its taping session for area pastors on Saturday June 3 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at St. Paul's in Aberdeen. You are invited to stop by and meet some of the faithful volunteers who make our televised service possible and witness the taping of some of the summer episodes. Additionally: If you would be interested in helping on June 3 either running the teleprompter or directing, please contact Mr. Chad Zinnel at the district office (605) 361-1514. He would gladly answer questions and let you know what it takes. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to assist and/or witness one way that we are together bringing the message of Christ to our communities and region!
Saturday Bible Study - June 10th, 9:00-11:00 am - Formula of Concord
The Formula of Concord was written when Lutheran’s disagreed. What did they disagree about and how did they come to greater clarity and unity? We will take a look at a few of the doctrinal matters that they disagreed about and how they were kept in unity. We will not only learn history, but also benefit from the clear confession of the Scriptural revelation of Christ for our own lives and witness today.

Concordia Lutheran Church in Cresbard will celebrate their 75th Anniversary on Sunday, June 11th. You are invited to attend the 10:30 AM worship service with Rev. Timothy Koch as guest preacher. A meal will follow at the Cresbard Community Center. RSVP (for meal) is requested by June 1st to Denise Melius, 605-887-7130 (text or call), or email A program will be presented at 2:00 for everyone who would like to attend. The theme for this milestone celebration is “Built on the Rock the Church Shall Stand” based on Psalm 118:22.

Zion Lutheran Church in Ellendale will celebrate their 100th Anniversary June 10-11, 2023. Saturday, June 10th there will be an open house 1:00 -5:00 pm. Enjoy coffee and treats and a photo gallery. Walk through all the areas of the church to see how much has changed. Sunday, June 11th at 9:30 am is the Divine Service with Holy Communion, Pastors Deitemeyer and Preus presiding. After the service, a meal will be served in the church basement. There will be an afternoon worship service at 3:00 pm with Pastors Schultz and Preus presiding. The theme of the celebration is “God’s Word is Our Great Heritage”.

Rummage Sale – The LWML will have a rummage sale fundraiser on Saturday, July 8th in the fellowship hall. If you have items to donate to help us raise funds for our missions, please set them aside, and they can be brought to the tables on the south wall of the fellowship hall starting July 2nd. We will accept kids’ clothes for the rummage sale for ages newborn thru age 6 (no adult clothing please). All clothing and all other items must be clean. We are also asking for baked goods for a bake sale to be held in conjunction with the July 8 rummage sale. A sign-up list will be on the narthex table soon. Thank you so much!

LCMS Stewardship Ministry May 28 – Pentecost
Acts 2:1 – “When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.” Pentecost is the Old Testament harvest festival, taking place around the time when the wheat and oats are ready to be brought in. Of course, this was an image and foreshadowing of the great harvest of humankind that God means to carry out through the preaching of His Word. God gives the seed, and God brings about the harvest. From first to last, in things temporal and things eternal, we stand only by His grace.

Building Healthy Families: It’s been said that children may not always be good at listening to their parents, but they never fail to imitate them. The words you speak are less important than the everyday life you lead. Your children (and grandchildren) are constantly learning about life by watching you. What an immense responsibility. What an incredible privilege! Pray that God will help you to be the kind of adult that you want your child (or grandchild) to become.
The Holy Spirit Gives Peace
Following the flood, Noah’s descendants failed to spread out and fill the earth as God had spoken. Rather, they exalted themselves; with “one language and the same words” (Gen. 11:1) they spoke proudly and arrogantly. The Lord humbled them by confusing “the language of all the earth,” dividing and dispersing the people (Gen. 11:9). That dispersal was reversed on Pentecost Day (the fiftieth day of Easter), when God caused the one Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to be preached in a multitude of languages. “At this sound the multitude came together” (Acts 2:6), for the preaching of Christ is the primary work of the Holy Spirit, whereby He gathers people from all nations into one Church. The Holy Spirit teaches and brings to our remembrance the words of Jesus, which are the words of the Father who sent Him. These words bestow forgiveness and peace to those who keep and hold on to them in love for Jesus. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:27).

Station change: MSL will air 10:00 AM on FOX today due to Major League Baseball
Main Street Living – 10:00 AM- This Is the Life - “The Main Event” – A boxer who is hit by a car becomes embittered until he meets a cheerful 8-year-old girl.  10:30 AM- Rev. Dr. Dwayne Lueck, President of the North Wisconsin District LCMS, presents a Pentecost Sunday message. 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 – Jesus provides unlimited living water that refreshes us and is meant to be shared. Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Hector Hoppe delivers the message “A Timely Invitation,” based on John 7:37-39. 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 A LUTHERAN BIBLE STUDY ON THE PHONE… 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 is currently leading a study on the Book of Acts.  You can listen by calling (618) 262?0078.