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
16th Sunday after Trinity – October 2, 2022

Prayer before worship: Lord God, heavenly Father, who sent Your Son to be made man, that by His death He might pay for our sins and save us from eternal death: we beseech You to preserve us in such hope, that we may not doubt that, even as our dear Lord Christ, by His word, raised up the widow’s son, He will also raise us up at the Last Day and give us eternal salvation. Amen.  

Sermon Title: “Three Sentences on Prayer”
Sermon Text: Ephesians 3:13-21
  Our Savior St. John’s
Order of Service LSB 151 – Communion      LSB 219 – Matins   
Hymns 544, 730, 548, 631, 745, 596 544, 730, 596
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.

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

Introit                                                                         Psalm 86:1, 7, 12–13; antiphon: vv. 3, 5
Be gracious to me, O Lord,
   for to you do I cry all the day.
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
   abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me,
   for I am poor and needy.
In the day of my trouble I call upon you,
   for you answer me.
I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
   and I will glorify your name forever.
For great is your steadfast love toward me;
   you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
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.
Be gracious to me, O Lord,
   for to you do I cry all the day.
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
   abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
Collect of the Day
O Lord, we pray that Your grace may always go before and follow after us, that we may continually be given to all good works; 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                                                                          1 Kings 17:17–24
   17After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill. And his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him. 18And she said to Elijah, “What have you against me, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance and to cause the death of my son!” 19And he said to her, “Give me your son.” And he took him from her arms and carried him up into the upper chamber where he lodged, and laid him on his own bed. 20And he cried to the Lord, “O Lord my God, have you brought calamity even upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by killing her son?” 21Then he stretched himself upon the child three times and cried to the Lord, “O Lord my God, let this child’s life come into him again.” 22And the Lord listened to the voice of Elijah. And the life of the child came into him again, and he revived. 23And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper chamber into the house and delivered him to his mother. And Elijah said, “See, your son lives.” 24And the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is truth.”
Gradual                                                                                                     Psalm 102:15–16
Nations will fear the name of the Lord,
   and all the kings of the earth will fear your glory.
For the Lord builds up Zion;
   he appears in his glory.
Epistle                                                                                                     Ephesians 3:13–21
   13So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.
   14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
   20Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Holy Gospel                                                                                                   Luke 7:11–17
   11Soon afterward [Jesus] went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” 17And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.

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: Tony & Amanda Bisbee
Next Week: Dean & Lorie Ringgenberg
Last Week: Attendance – 33; Offering – $1,025

Our Savior
Organist: Zachary Daggett
Elders: Douglas Klipfel & Don Hoops
Altar Guild: Fran Newman & Linda Krage
Acolytes: Teigan McKown & Abigail Andreasen
Last Week: Attendance – 101; Sunday School – 31
Offering – General Fund $2,852; Sunday School $3.50;  Total $2,855.50

Schedule for the Week
Sunday                 St. John’s Service of the Word – 8:15 am
                             Bible Study at St. John’s – after the service
                             LWML – 9:00 am
                             Sunday School – 9:30 am
                             Our Savior Divine Service w/ Communion – 10:45 am
Monday                Mat Ladies – 1:00 pm
                             Dual Parish Leadership Meeting – 5:45 pm
                             Our Savior Church Council – 6:45 pm
Tuesday                Bible Study – 6:30 am
                             Deacons – 9:00 am
Wednesday           Catechism Class – 5:00 pm
                             Vespers – 6:00 pm
                             Bible Study – 6:30 pm
Thursday              Elders – 5:15 pm
Next Sunday         St. John’s Divine Service w/ Communion – 8:15 am
                              Sunday School – 9:30 am
                              Our Savior Voters Meeting – 9:30 am
                              Our Savior Divine Service w/ Communion – 10:45 am
                              Sunday School Sings
                              Nursery Circle – after the service
Portals of Prayer for October – December are available in the narthex.

October Newsletters have been sent out, or are in the narthex for those who pick it up here.

The LWML “Bakeless” Bake Sale ends today, October 2nd.  There is a container in the narthex for monetary donations.  Thank you to everyone for your generosity in helping with our mission fundraiser.

Dual Parish Leadership – The elders and council of both congregations will meet on Monday, October 3rd at 5:45 pm.

Our Savior Church Council will meet on Monday, Oct. 3rd at 6:45 pm after the Dual Parish Leadership meeting.

Our Savior Elders will meet on Thursday, Oct. 6th at 5:15 pm.

Quarterly Voters Meeting – Our Savior will have a voters meeting on Sunday, October 9th at 9:30 am. Please attend to help conduct the business of the church. We need enough people present (a quorum) in order to vote on some items.

Tuesday Bible Study – All are welcome at 6:30 am on Tuesdays at Our Savior. We are currently studying the large catechism.

Vespers – Join us for a short service of Vespers on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm at Our Savior.

Wednesday Bible Study - Join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm as we take a look at the life of St. Paul.

Saturday Bible Study – Oct. 15th 9:00-11:00 am
“Proverbs: Everyday Wisdom and the Wisdom of Christ”
We clearly cannot cover the entirety of Proverbs, but we take an overview of the Proverbs to see much of the wisdom it provides and (like all Scripture) see how it points us to Christ!

Carpet Fundraiser – If you wish to donate to the carpet fund (for the fellowship hall and office area), 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. We will look at how far we are in fundraising at the October voters meeting.

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League – This year’s LWML Sunday theme is “For Us and With Us,” based on Romans 8:31-39 — What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:31-32)
Our new Mission Statement reads — “As Lutheran Women in Mission, we joyfully proclaim Christ, support missions, and equip women to honor God by serving others.” The Holy Spirit has been doing this for 80 years through the LWML! Your generous donations enable us to share the Gospel throughout the world. Thank you for supporting the LWML!
In fervent gratitude for the Savior’s dying love and His blood-bought gift of redemption, we dedicate ourselves to Him with all that we are and have; and in obedience to His call for workers in the harvest fields, we pledge Him our willing service wherever and whenever He has need of us.  We consecrate to our Savior our hands to work for Him, our feet to go on His errands, our voice to sing His praises, our lips to proclaim His redeeming love, our silver and our gold to extend His Kingdom, our will to do His will, and every power of our life to the great task of bringing the lost and the erring into eternal fellowship with Him.  Amen.

NFL drafts for the football league.
NBA drafts for the basketball league.
But LWML doesn’t draft in its league.
All women are accepted, and we are in need.

We offer no riches and fame,
Or even attention to “big names.”
Our main goal is basically the same,
Lutheran Women working in Jesus’ name.

A will to serve is all you need;
Time, dedication and a few people to feed.
Lots of praying, working and indeed!
Your joining today is all we need.

For the work is plenty, but the workers are few,
Which is why we’re stressing our need for you!
Spreading the love of God is what we do,
And since you are a Christian, that qualifies YOU!
Jesus Calls forth Life from Death
A large funeral procession carrying the only son of a widow is confronted by another large procession, Jesus and His followers. Death and Life meet face to face at the gate of the city (Luke 7:11–17). Filled with compassion, Jesus comes into direct contact with our mortality in order to overcome it. He touches the coffin and speaks His creative words of life, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” Jesus does what is neither expected nor requested. For through Christ, God the Father “is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think” (Eph. 3:14–21). Jesus bore our death in His body that we may share in His resurrection. Even as Elijah stretched himself out three times over the Zarephath woman’s son (2 Kings 17:17–24), God stretched Himself out over us in the threefold application of His name in the baptismal water, breathing new and everlasting life into us. “To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

Main Street Living – 10:00 AM- This Is the Life – “The Sound of Doors Closing” – A man’s mid-life crisis and the effect it has on his family.  10:30 AM- Rev. Bryan Meadows, pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Rapid City, SD, presents the message “Then and Now” based on Habakkuk 1. 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 – Faith in Christ is something that's in you, but you didn't put it there. Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. John Nunes delivers the message “You’ve Got It in You” based on 2 Timothy 1:13-14. 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

1 THESSALONIANS 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 recently started a study on The Book of 1 Thessalonians.  You can listen on-demand at, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.