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
Transfiguration – January 29, 2023

Prayer before worship: Lord, transfigure our perception with the purest light that shines, and recast our life’s intentions to the shape of Your designs, till we seek no other glory than what lies past Calvary’s hill and our living and our dying and our rising by Your will. Amen.   

Sermon Title: “The Mount of Glory?”      
Sermon Text: Matthew 17:1-9
  Our Savior  St. John’s
Order of Service LSB 151 – Communion LSB 184 – Communion  
Hymns 594, 413, 414, 620, 554, 416 400, 413, 620, 416

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, Alfred Larson.
Our Savior – Charlotte Scepaniak, Doris Vilhauer, Betty Zundel, Oriole Nelson, 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 84:1–2a, 4, 10–11; antiphon: Psalm 77:18b
Your lightnings lighted | up the world;*
   the earth trem- | bled and shook.
How lovely is your dwelling place, O | Lord of hosts!*
   My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts | of the Lord.
Blessèd are those who dwell | in your house,*
   ever sing- | ing your praise!
For a day in your courts is better than a thousand | elsewhere.*
   I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of | wickedness.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and | honor.*
   No good thing does he withhold from those who walk up- | rightly.
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.
Your lightnings lighted | up the world;*
   the earth trem- | bled and shook.
Collect of the Day
O God, in the glorious transfiguration of Your beloved Son You confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of Moses and Elijah. In the voice that came from the bright cloud You wonderfully foreshowed our adoption by grace. Mercifully make us co-heirs with the King in His glory and bring us to the fullness of our inheritance in heaven; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Old Testament Reading                                                                           Exodus 34:29–35
   29When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand as he came down from the mountain, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. 30Aaron and all the people of Israel saw Moses, and behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. 31But Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the leaders of the congregation returned to him, and Moses talked with them. 32Afterward all the people of Israel came near, and he commanded them all that the Lord had spoken with him in Mount Sinai. 33And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.
   34Whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with him, he would remove the veil, until he came out. And when he came out and told the people of Israel what he was commanded, 35the people of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face was shining. And Moses would put the veil over his face again, until he went in to speak with him.
Gradual                                                                                                  Psalm 45:2a; 110:1
You are the most handsome of the | sons of men;*
   grace is poured up- | on your lips.
The Lord says to my Lord: “Sit at my | right hand,*
   until I make your enemies your | footstool.”
Epistle                                                                                                         2 Peter 1:16–21
   16For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” 18we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 19And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. 21For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
Holy Gospel                                                                                                Matthew 17:1–9
   1After six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. 3And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” 5He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” 6When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were terrified. 7But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear.” 8And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.
   9And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Tell no one the vision, until the Son of Man is raised from the dead.”
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: Lyle & Cathi Podoll
Next Week: Mike & Molly Ringgenberg
Last Week: Attendance – 24; Offering – $1,525

Our Savior
Organist: Marianne Klipfel
Elders: Russell Brandt & Brandon Christianson
Altar Guild: Don & Rachel Hoops
Acolytes: Raylee Brick & Abigail Andreasen
Last Week: Attendance – 102; Sunday School – 26
Offering – General Fund $2,895; Sunday School $18; Total $2,913
($4,746.42 needed weekly to meet budget)

Schedule for the Week
Sunday                 St. John’s Divine Service with Communion – 8:15 am
                            St. John’s Voters Meeting – after the service
                            Sunday School – 9:30 am
                            Our Savior Divine Service with Communion – 10:45 am
Monday                Mat Ladies – 1:00 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
Friday                   Circuit Bible Study at Our Savior – 10:30 am
Next Sunday         St. John’s Service of the Word – 8:15 am
                             Bible Study at St. John’s – after the service
                             Sunday School – 9:30 am
                             Our Savior Divine Service with Communion – 10:45 am

Baptism – Today at Our Savior we welcome Natalie Grace Hofer, daughter of Justin and Anna Hofer, into God’s Kingdom of Grace through the waters of Holy Baptism. Her sponsors are Benjamin and Jillian Roettjer. We thank God for the new life he gives in Baptism!

Superbowl Subs – The youth group will be selling Superbowl subs again this year for a free-will offering. There will be a sign-up sheet in the fellowship hall; place your order by Wednesday, February 8th, and pick up your subs on Sunday, February 12th

Yearly Statements – You can pick up the record of your 2022 offerings in the narthex.

Bible Bowl – The Youth have begun practicing for Bible Bowl after the services at Our Savior. There will be a sign-up sheet in the kitchen if you’d like to prepare a lunch for them.

“In-House” Bible Bowl – We will have an in-house congregational Bible Bowl again this year. The date is still to be determined (maybe late March). There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex for teams of three to four people. Any questions, contact Eric Johnson 605-216-6701.

Annual Reports – A reminder to the chair persons of all boards and circles: please turn in your group’s annual report for 2022 to the office or email it to as soon as possible. Thank you!

Greeters Needed! The Board of Public Relations would like to return to having greeters at the entrance of the sanctuary for about 10 minutes before Sunday services. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex.

Tuesday Bible Study – Everyone is welcome on Tuesday mornings at Our Savior at 6:30 am. We are reading the Formula of Concord.

Vespers – A short service of Vespers is offered on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm at Our Savior.

Wednesday Bible Study – We will be studying the book of James on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at Our Savior.

St. John’s Voters Meeting will be today, January 29th after the service.

No Bible Study at Our Savior today, as Pastor will be at the voters meeting at St. John’s.

Circuit Bible Study – A circuit Bible study will be offered at Our Savior on Fridays from January 27 through February 17 at 10:30 am. Classes will be led by Rev. Kevin Moore of Messiah and Redeemer Lutheran Churches in Redfield and Doland. The topic is “Trust the WORD,” a study of 2nd Timothy. If you plan to attend, call the office at Our Savior at 605-225-7106 so that Pastor will know about how many people will attend.

The Lighthouse Preschool – Teaching God’s children about their Creator, Savior, and Friend while preparing them for a lifetime of wonder, learning, and service. Registration is now open for the 2023-2024 school year! Please call 605-725-1855 for more information or grab a registration packet in the narthex for yourself, a friend, or a family member! The first 10 registrations during the month of January will receive a free month of tuition!

Thrivent T-Shirts – We have a lot of Thrivent t-shirts left in children’s sizes on a table in the fellowship hall. Feel free to take one (or more!) for your children or grandchildren.

LCMS Stewardship Ministry – January 29 – Transfiguration
Matthew 17:8 – “And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.” Jesus is enough. Moses and Elijah point to Jesus and are happy to fade into the background. With our eyes focused on Him and Him alone, the rest of our lives come into focus. He is primary, all else secondary. When that order is right in our lives, things truly fall into place.

Building Healthy Families: Have you experienced the grief and loss of infertility? Or maybe you have parenting experience and room in your heart and home for one more child? Prayerfully consider adopting a child, possibly one who exists today as a waiting frozen embryo, or one who is waiting in foster care, in need of a forever family. Adoption builds a family through love that transcends genetics, biology and culture. To learn more, visit Family Service -
Jesus Is Transfigured and Manifests His Glory
The Lord appeared to Moses in the light of the burning bush (Ex. 3:1–14). Later Moses’ face would shine with the light of God’s glory when he came down from Mount Sinai (Ex. 34:29–35). At the Transfiguration, Moses and Elijah appeared with the One who is the Light of Light Himself (Matt. 17:1–9). Jesus’ glory as God shines with brilliant splendor in and through His human nature. By this epiphany, our Lord confirmed the prophetic word (2 Pet. 1:16–21), revealing that He is the fulfillment of the Law and the Prophets. He manifested His majesty as the eternal Son of the Father, and He wonderfully foreshowed our adoption as sons (Collect). We who have been baptized into Christ’s body are given a glimpse of the glory that we will share with Him in the resurrection on the Last Day.
Main Street Living – 10:00 AM- This Is the Life – “Transition” – A young boy reacts to the reality of a divorce of his parents and the new reality he now faces.  10:30 AM- Rev. Daniel Deardoff, pastor at Blessed Redeemer Lutheran Church in Brandon, SD, presents a message titled “Not What We Will Be, but What We Are,” based on Matthew 5:1-12. 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 – Having hope for humanity is not the same thing as hoping in humanity. Speaker Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler delivers the message “Hopelessly Hopeful” based on Colossians 1:27. 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

UNANSWERED BIBLE QUESTIONS… Issues, Etc., a radio-talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio, will have Pastors Bryan Wolfmueller and Brian Kachelmeier respond to your unanswered Bible questions.  You can submit your question via email:, Facebook:, or the Issues, Etc. Comment Line: (618) 223-8382.  You can listen to the interview at your convenience at, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.