Sunday Bulletin

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

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

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.

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, 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.

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.

Divine Service Setting I – LSB 151
Confession and Absolution
Hymn of Invocation   
                                                                       544 O Love, How Deep
1     O love, how deep, how broad, how high,
       Beyond all thought and fantasy,
       That God, the Son of God, should take
       Our mortal form for mortals’ sake!
2     He sent no angel to our race,
       Of higher or of lower place,
       But wore the robe of human frame,
       And to this world Himself He came.
3     For us baptized, for us He bore
       His holy fast and hungered sore;
       For us temptation sharp He knew;
       For us the tempter overthrew.
4     For us He prayed; for us He taught;
       For us His daily works He wrought,
       By words and signs and actions thus
       Still seeking not Himself but us.
5     For us by wickedness betrayed,
       For us, in crown of thorns arrayed,
       He bore the shameful cross and death;
       For us He gave His dying breath.
6     For us He rose from death again;
       For us He went on high to reign;
       For us He sent His Spirit here
       To guide, to strengthen, and to cheer.
7     All glory to our Lord and God
       For love so deep, so high, so broad;
       The Trinity whom we adore
       Forever and forevermore.
Text: attr. Thomas à Kempis, 1380–1471; tr. Benjamin Webb, 1819–85, alt.
Text: Public domain

The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.
P    In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C    Amen.
P    If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
C    But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.
P    Let us then confess our sins to God our Father.
C    Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.
P    Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C    Amen.
Service of the Word
                                                                     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.
Kyrie                                                                                                                      LSB 152
P    In peace let us pray to the Lord.
C    Lord, have mercy.
P    For the peace from above and for our salvation let us pray to the Lord.
C    Lord, have mercy.
P    For the peace of the whole world, for the well-being of the Church of God, and for the unity of all let us pray to the Lord.
C    Lord, have mercy.
P    For this holy house and for all who offer here their worship and praise let us pray to the Lord.
C    Lord, have mercy.
P    Help, save, comfort, and defend us, gracious Lord.
C    Amen.
This Is the Feast                                                                                                   LSB 155
C    This is the feast of victory for our God.
       Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
       Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain, whose blood set us free to be people of God.
       This is the feast of victory for our God.
       Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
       Power, riches, wisdom, and strength, and honor, blessing, and glory are His.
       This is the feast of victory for our God.
       Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
       Sing with all the people of God, and join in the hymn of all creation:
       Blessing, honor, glory, and might be to God and the Lamb forever. Amen.
       This is the feast of victory for our God.
       Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
       For the Lamb who was slain has begun His reign. Alleluia.
       This is the feast of victory for our God.
       Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Salutation and Collect of the Day
P    The Lord be with you.
C    And also with you.
P    Let us pray.
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.
C    Amen.
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.”
P    This is the Word of the Lord.
C    Thanks be to God.
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.
P    This is the Word of the Lord.
C    Thanks be to God.
Alleluia and Verse                                                                                                LSB 156
C    Alleluia.
       Lord, to whom shall we go?
       You have the words of eternal life.
       Alleluia, alleluia.
Holy Gospel                                                                                                   Luke 7:11–17
P    The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the seventh chapter.
C    Glory to You, O Lord.
   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.
P    This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C    Praise to You, O Christ.
Hymn of the Day                                                                       730 What Is the World to Me
1     What is the world to me with all its vaunted pleasure
       When You, and You alone, Lord Jesus, are my treasure!
       You only, dearest Lord, my soul’s delight shall be;
       You are my peace, my rest. What is the world to me!
2     The world seeks to be praised and honored by the mighty
       Yet never once reflects that they are frail and flighty.
       But what I truly prize above all things is He,
       My Jesus, He alone. What is the world to me!
3     The world seeks after wealth and all that mammon offers
       Yet never is content though gold should fill its coffers.
       I have a higher good, content with it I’ll be:
       My Jesus is my wealth. What is the world to me!
4     What is the world to me! My Jesus is my treasure,
       My life, my health, my wealth, my friend, my love, my pleasure,
       My joy, my crown, my all, my bliss eternally.
       Once more, then, I declare: What is the world to me!
Text: Georg Michael Pfefferkorn, 1645–1732; tr. August Crull, 1845–1923, alt.
Text: Public domain

Apostles’ Creed

C    I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
            maker of heaven and earth.
       And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,
            who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
            born of the virgin Mary,
            suffered under Pontius Pilate,
            was crucified, died and was buried.
            He descended into hell.
            The third day He rose again from the dead.
            He ascended into heaven
            and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
            From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
       I believe in the Holy Spirit,
            the holy Christian Church,
                 the communion of saints,
            the forgiveness of sins,
            the resurrection of the body,
            and the life + everlasting. Amen.
Prayer of the Church
                                                                                                     LSB 159
C    What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits to me?
       I will offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving and will call on the name of the Lord.
       I will take the cup of salvation and will call on the name of the Lord.
       I will pay my vows to the Lord now in the presence of all His people,
       in the courts of the Lord’s house, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
Service of the Sacrament
                                                                                                           LSB 160
P    The Lord be with you.
C    And also with you.
P    Lift up your hearts.
C    We lift them to the Lord.
P    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
C    It is right to give Him thanks and praise.
P    It is truly good, right, and salutary . . . evermore praising You and saying:
Sanctus                                                                                                                  LSB 161
C    Holy, holy, holy Lord God of pow’r and might:
       Heaven and earth are full of Your glory.
       Hosanna. Hosanna.
       Hosanna in the highest.
       Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
       Hosanna in the highest.
Prayer of Thanksgiving                                                                                        LSB 161
P    Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross.
Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C    Amen.
Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                        LSB 162
P    Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:
C    Our Father who art in heaven,
            hallowed be Thy name,
            Thy kingdom come,
            Thy will be done on earth
                 as it is in heaven;
            give us this day our daily bread;
            and forgive us our trespasses
                 as we forgive those
                 who trespass against us;
            and lead us not into temptation,
            but deliver us from evil.
       For Thine is the kingdom
            and the power and the glory
            forever and ever. Amen.
The Words of Our Lord
P    Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My + body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me.”
In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: “Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My + blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
Pax Domini                                                                                                            LSB 163
P    The peace of the Lord be with you always.
C    Amen.
Agnus Dei                                                                                                              LSB 163
C    Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
       Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
       Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world; grant us peace.
The Lord's Supper
                                                           548 Thanks to Thee, O Christ, Victorious
1     Thanks to Thee, O Christ, victorious! Thanks to Thee, O Lord of Life!
       Death hath now no power o’er us, Thou hast conquered in the strife.
       Thanks because Thou didst arise and hast opened paradise!
       None can fully sing the glory of the resurrection story.
2     Thou hast died for my transgression, all my sins on Thee were laid;
       Thou hast won for me salvation, on the cross my debt was paid.
       From the grave I shall arise and shall meet Thee in the skies.
       Death itself is transitory; I shall lift my head in glory.
3     For the joy Thine advent gave me, for Thy holy, precious Word;
       For Thy Baptism, which doth save me, for Thy blest Communion board;
       For Thy death, the bitter scorn, for Thy resurrection morn,
       Lord, I thank Thee and extol Thee, and in heav’n I shall behold Thee.
Text: Thomas Hansen Kingo, 1634–1703; tr. George A. T. Rygh, 1860–1942
Text: Public domain

Hymn                                                                 631 Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face
1     Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face;
       Here would I touch and handle things unseen;
       Here grasp with firmer hand the_eternal grace,
       And all my weariness upon Thee lean.
2     Here would I feed upon the bread of God,
       Here drink with Thee the royal wine of heav’n;
       Here would I lay aside each earthly load,
       Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiv’n.
3     This is the hour of banquet and of song;
       This is the heav’nly table spread for me;
       Here let me feast and, feasting, still prolong
       The brief bright hour of fellowship with Thee.
4     I have no help but Thine; nor do I need
       Another arm but Thine to lean upon.
       It is enough, my Lord, enough indeed;
       My strength is in Thy might, Thy might alone.
5     Mine is the sin, but Thine the righteousness;
       Mine is the guilt, but Thine the cleansing blood;
       Here is my robe, my refuge, and my peace:
       Thy blood, Thy righteousness, O Lord my God.
6     Too soon we rise; the vessels disappear;
       The feast, though not the love, is past and gone;
       The bread and wine remove, but Thou art here;
       Nearer than ever; still my shield and sun.
7     Feast after feast thus comes and passes by,
       Yet, passing, points to that glad feast above,
       Giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy,
       The Lamb’s great marriage feast of bliss and love.
Text: Horatius Bonar, 1808–89, alt.
Text: Public domain

Hymn                                                                                         745 In God, My Faithful God
1     In God, my faithful God, I trust when dark my road;
       Great woes may overtake me, yet He will not forsake me.
       My troubles He can alter; His hand lets nothing falter.
2     My sins fill me with care, yet I will not despair.
       I build on Christ, who loves me; from this rock nothing moves me.
       To Him I will surrender, to Him, my soul’s defender.
3     If death my portion be, it brings great gain to me;
       It speeds my life’s endeavor to live with Christ forever.
       He gives me joy in sorrow, come death now or tomorrow.
4     O Jesus Christ, my Lord, so meek in deed and word,
       You suffered death to save us because Your love would have us
       Be heirs of heav’nly gladness when ends this life of sadness.
5     “So be it,” then, I say with all my heart each day.
       Dear Lord, we all adore You, we sing for joy before You.
       Guide us while here we wander until we praise You yonder.
Text: Veer schöne nye Geistlike Leder, before 1603, Lübeck; tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1827–78, alt.
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Thank the Lord                                                                                                     LSB 164
C    Thank the Lord and sing His praise; tell ev’ryone what He has done.
       Let all who seek the Lord rejoice and proudly bear His name.
       He recalls His promises and leads His people forth in joy
       with shouts of thanksgiving. Alleluia, alleluia.
Post-Communion Collect
P    Let us pray.
We give thanks to You, almighty God, that You have refreshed us through this salutary gift, and we implore You that of Your mercy You would strengthen us through the same in faith toward You and in fervent love toward one another; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C    Amen.
Benediction                                                                                                          LSB 166
P    The Lord bless you and keep you.
       The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
       The Lord look upon you with favor and + give you peace.
C    Amen.
Closing Hymn                                                        596 All Christians Who Have Been Baptized
1     All Christians who have been baptized, who know the God of heaven,
       And in whose daily life is prized the name of Christ once given:
       Consider now what God has done, the gifts He gives to ev’ryone
       Baptized into Christ Jesus!
2     You were before your day of birth, indeed, from your conception,
       Condemned and lost with all the earth, none good, without exception.
       For like your parents’ flesh and blood, turned inward from the highest good,
       You constantly denied Him.
3     But all of that was washed away—immersed and drowned forever.
       The water of your Baptism day restored again whatever
       Old Adam and his sin destroyed and all our sinful selves employed
       According to our nature.
4     In Baptism we now put on Christ—our shame is fully covered
       With all that He once sacrificed and freely for us suffered.
       For here the flood of His own blood now makes us holy, right, and good
       Before our heav’nly Father.
5     O Christian, firmly hold this gift and give God thanks forever!
       It gives the power to uplift in all that you endeavor.
       When nothing else revives your soul, your Baptism stands and makes you whole
       And then in death completes you.
6     So use it well! You are made new—in Christ a new creation!
       As faithful Christians, live and do within your own vocation,
       Until that day when you possess His glorious robe of righteousness
       Bestowed on you forever!
Text: Paul Gerhardt, 1607–76; tr. Jon D. Vieker, 1961
Text: © 2004 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110004812

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