Last Week's Bulletin

  Last Week's Bulletin  
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
15th Sunday after Trinity – September 25, 2022
Prayer before worship: Lord God, heavenly Father, we thank You for all Your benefits in giving us life and limb and graciously sustaining them until now, and we beseech You not to take Your blessing away from us, but keep us from covetousness, that we may serve You alone, love You, and cling to You, and not sin by idolatry and the harmful worship of mammon, but put all our hope, comfort, and confidence only in Your mercy and grace; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.  

Sermon Title: "Walk by the Spirit"
Sermon Text: Galatians 5:25-6:10
  Our Savior St. John’s
Order of Service LSB 184 – Communion      LSB 184 – Communion  
Hymns 734, 760, 725, 637, 700, 720 734, 760, 637, 720

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: Lyle & Cathi Podoll
Next Week: Tony & Amanda Bisbee
Last Week: Attendance – 32; Offering – $1,116

Our Savior
Organist: Zachary Daggett
Elders: Russell Brandt & Brandon Christianson
Altar Guild: Fran Newman & Linda Krage
Acolytes: Rhylan Tschappat & Dalton Lee
Last Week: Attendance – 96; Sunday School – 25
Offering – General Fund $2,541; Sunday School $12.50;
from St. John’s $2,660; Total $5,213.50

Schedule for the Week
Sunday                 St. John’s Divine Service w/ Communion – 8:15 am
                            Sunday School – 9:30 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               Bible Study – 6:30 am
                            Deacons – 9:00 am
Wednesday          Catechism Class – 5:00 pm
                            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
                            LWML – 9:00 am
                            Sunday School – 9:30 am
                            Our Savior Divine Service w/ Communion – 10:45 am
Portals of Prayer for October – December are available in the narthex.

The LWML “Bakeless” Bake Sale will run through 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.

LWML Sunday – Next Sunday, October 2nd, has been designated as Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Sunday. This year’s theme is “For Us and With Us.”
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).
We glorify God by sharing His love with others. Your generous mite offering donations enable us to share the Gospel throughout the world. The Holy Spirit has been doing this for 80 years through the LWML!
Join us on LWML Sunday to give thanks and praise to God. Thank you for supporting the LWML!

The LWML has decided to not have a salad luncheon in the Spring.  They will have a rummage sale as it has proven to be more profitable than the luncheon to raise funds for their missions.  If you have miscellaneous kitchen, décor, tools, etc., please consider saving them for our sale.  We will also collect baby and children’s clothing, shoes, toys, etc.  Please make sure everything is clean.  We appreciate your donations.

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 walk through the book of Jonah. You remember it from Sunday School, but have you read it? Four little chapters with a lot to be challenged and taught for us, a lot to point us to Jesus.

DATE CHANGE! 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!

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.

Borrowed Hymnals – If you have not already done so, please return any hymnals that were checked out for use at home during the pandemic. Thank you!

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.

LCMS Stewardship Ministry – September 25 – Trinity 15
Matthew 6:25a – “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life.” God is in charge. God is our loving Father. Put those two statements together, and they spell the end of worry and anxiety. Yes, we will have crosses to bear. Yes, we will have difficulties. But, through it all, our loving heavenly Father is in charge, and He will carry us through. It is that simple faith, the faith of a child, that frees us from worry. And in the absence of worry, faith can step forward in bold action and into the kind of generosity that can only operate in an atmosphere of trust.
Anxious Bondage vs. Confident Trust
“You cannot serve God and money” (Matt. 6:24–34), for they require two contrary forms of service. Worry is the worship given to the false god of mammon, an unbelieving anxiousness and focus on the things of this world. Faith is the worship of the true God, a confident trust that He is a loving Father who will care for all of our needs in both body and soul. The widow of Zarephath served God— that is, she believed the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah that the bin of flour would not be used up nor would the jar of oil run dry (1 Kings 17:8–16). He who feeds the birds and clothes the flowers will certainly provide for our daily needs. For He has already provided for our eternal needs, clothing us with Christ’s righteousness in Baptism and feeding us His body and blood for our forgiveness. With such confidence we are liberated from worry and freed to do good with our material resources, especially to those who are of the household of faith (Gal. 5:25–6:10).
Main Street Living – 10:00 AM- This Is the Life – “Candidate for Father” – An unwed daughter is not forgiven by her candidate for city council father.   10:30 AM- Rev. Don McKillop, pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Belle Fourche, SD, presents the message “They Have Moses and the Prophets” based on Luke 16:19-31. 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 wants us to take His Word seriously, not as a personal attack but as a word of warning—and promise. Speaker Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler delivers the message “Take This Personally” based on Luke 16:19-31. 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

WHAT I WISH MY NON-LUTHERAN FAMILY KNEW ABOUT… Are you looking for a way to explain Biblical Lutheran teachings like Baptism, Closed Communion, The Lord’s Supper, The End Times, Funerals and Worship to non-Lutherans?  Issues, Etc., a radio-talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL, interviewed Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller about these topics and more.  You can listen to the entire series at your convenience at

Divine Service Setting III – LSB 184
Confession and Absolution

Hymn of Invocation                                                       734 I Trust, O Lord, Your Holy Name
1     I trust, O Lord, Your holy name;
       O let me not be put to shame
       Nor let me be confounded.
           My faith, O Lord,
           Be in Your Word
       Forever firmly grounded.
2     Bow down Your gracious ear to me
       And hear my cry, my prayer, my plea;
       Make haste for my protection,
           For woes and fear
           Surround me here.
       Help me in my affliction.
3     You are my strength, my shield, my rock,
       My fortress that withstands each shock,
       My help, my life, my tower,
           My battle sword,
           Almighty Lord—
       Who can resist Your power?
4     With You, O Lord, I cast my lot;
       O faithful God, forsake me not,
       To You my soul commending.
           Lord, be my stay,
           And lead the way
       Now and when life is ending.
5     All honor, praise, and majesty
       To Father, Son, and Spirit be,
       Our God forever glorious,
           In whose rich grace
           We run our race
       Till we depart victorious.
Text: Adam Reusner, 1496–c. 1575; (sts. 1–4): tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1827–78, alt.; (st. 5): tr. Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-Book, 1907, Pittsburgh, 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    Beloved in the Lord! Let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins unto God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.
P    Our help is in the name of the Lord,
C    who made heaven and earth.
P    I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord,
C    and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.
Silence for reflection on God’s Word and for self-examination.
P    O almighty God, merciful Father,
C    I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess unto You all my sins and iniquities with which I have ever offended You and justly deserved Your temporal and eternal punishment. But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them, and I pray You of Your boundless mercy and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter sufferings and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.
P    Upon this your confession, I, by virtue of my office, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God unto all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ I 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
Introit                                                                 Psalm 86:4, 6, 15a, 16; antiphon: vv. 1a, 2b, 3
Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me,
   save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God.
Be gracious to me, O Lord,
   for to you do I cry all the day.
Gladden the soul of your servant,
   for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
   listen to my plea for grace.
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious;
   turn to me and be gracious to me;
give your strength to your servant,
   and save the son of your maidservant.
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.
Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me,
   save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God.
Be gracious to me, O Lord,
   for to you do I cry all the day.
Kyrie                                                                                                                      LSB 186
C    Lord, have mercy upon us.
       Christ, have mercy upon us.
       Lord, have mercy upon us.
Gloria in Excelsis                                                                                                  LSB 187
P    Glory be to God on high:
C    and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.
       We praise Thee, we bless Thee, we worship Thee,
       we glorify Thee, we give thanks to Thee, for Thy great glory.
       O Lord God, heav’nly King, God the Father Almighty.
       O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ;
       O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
       that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.
       Thou that takest away the sin of the world, receive our prayer.
       Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.
       For Thou only art holy; Thou only art the Lord.
       Thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost,
       art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Salutation and Collect of the Day
P    The Lord be with you.
C    And with thy spirit.
P    Let us pray.
O Lord, we implore You, let Your continual pity cleanse and defend Your Church; and because she cannot continue in safety without Your aid, preserve her evermore by Your help and goodness; 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 17:8–16
   8Then the word of the Lord came to [Elijah], 9“Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. Behold, I have commanded a widow there to feed you.” 10So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks. And he called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.” 11And as she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, “Bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.” 12And she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have nothing baked, only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. And now I am gathering a couple of sticks that I may go in and prepare it for myself and my son, that we may eat it and die.” 13And Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said. But first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterward make something for yourself and your son. 14For thus says the Lord the God of Israel, ‘The jar of flour shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty, until the day that the Lord sends rain upon the earth.’” 15And she went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days. 16The jar of flour was not spent, neither did the jug of oil become empty, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by Elijah.
P    This is the Word of the Lord.
C    Thanks be to God.
Gradual                                                                                                        Psalm 118:8–9
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
   than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
   than to trust in princes.
Epistle                                                                                                 Galatians 5:25—6:10
   25If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. 26Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.
   1Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. 5For each will have to bear his own load.
   6One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches. 7Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 8For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
P    This is the Word of the Lord.
C    Thanks be to God.
Alleluia                                                                                                                  LSB 190
C    Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.
Holy Gospel                                                                                              Matthew 6:24–34
P    The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the sixth chapter.
C    Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
   24[Jesus said:] “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
   25“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
   34“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
P    This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C    Praise be to Thee, O Christ.
Nicene Creed
C    I believe in one God,
            the Father Almighty,
            maker of heaven and earth
                 and of all things visible and invisible.
       And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
            the only-begotten Son of God,
            begotten of His Father before all worlds,
            God of God, Light of Light,
            very God of very God,
            begotten, not made,
            being of one substance with the Father,
            by whom all things were made;
            who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven
            and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary
            and was made man;
            and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.
            He suffered and was buried.
            And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures
                 and ascended into heaven
            and sits at the right hand of the Father.
            And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead,
            whose kingdom will have no end.
       And I believe in the Holy Spirit,
            the Lord and giver of life,
            who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
            who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified,
            who spoke by the prophets.
            And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church,
            I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins,
            and I look for the resurrection of the dead
            and the life + of the world to come. Amen.
Hymn of the Day                                                        760 What God Ordains Is Always Good
1     What God ordains is always good:
       His will is just and holy.
       As He directs my life for me,
       I follow meek and lowly.
           My God indeed
           In ev’ry need
       Knows well how He will shield me;
       To Him, then, I will yield me.
2     What God ordains is always good:
       He never will deceive me;
       He leads me in His righteous way,
       And never will He leave me.
           I take content
           What He has sent;
       His hand that sends me sadness
       Will turn my tears to gladness.
3     What God ordains is always good:
       His loving thought attends me;
       No poison can be in the cup
       That my physician sends me.
           My God is true;
           Each morning new
       I trust His grace unending,
       My life to Him commending.
4     What God ordains is always good:
       He is my friend and Father;
       He suffers naught to do me harm
       Though many storms may gather.
           Now I may know
           Both joy and woe;
       Someday I shall see clearly
       That He has loved me dearly.
5     What God ordains is always good:
       Though I the cup am drinking
       Which savors now of bitterness,
       I take it without shrinking.
           For after grief
           God gives relief,
       My heart with comfort filling
       And all my sorrow stilling.
6     What God ordains is always good:
       This truth remains unshaken.
       Though sorrow, need, or death be mine,
       I shall not be forsaken.
           I fear no harm,
           For with His arm
       He shall embrace and shield me;
       So to my God I yield me.
Text: Samuel Rodigast, 1649–1708; tr. The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, alt.
Text: Public domain

P    The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
C    Amen.
Offertory                                                                                                               LSB 192
C    Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
       Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
       Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation, and uphold me with Thy free spirit. Amen.
Prayer of the Church
Service of the Sacrament

Preface                                                                                                                  LSB 194
P    The Lord be with you.
C    And with thy spirit.
P    Lift up your hearts.
C    We lift them up unto the Lord.
P    Let us give thanks unto the Lord, our God.
C    It is meet and right so to do.
P    It is truly meet, right, and salutary . . . evermore praising You and saying:
Sanctus                                                                                                                  LSB 195
C    Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth;
       heav’n and earth are full of Thy glory.
       Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.
       Blessed is He, blessed is He, blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.
       Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.
Lord’s Prayer                                                                                                              196
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                                                                                        LSB 197
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 197
P    The peace of the Lord be with you always.
C    Amen.
Agnus Dei                                                                                                              LSB 198
C    O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.
       O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us.
       O Christ, Thou Lamb of God, that takest away the sin of the world, grant us Thy peace. Amen.
The Lord’s Supper

Hymn                                                                               725 Children of the Heavenly Father
1     Children of the heav’nly Father
       Safely in His bosom gather;
       Nestling bird nor star in heaven
       Such a refuge e’er was given.
2     God His own doth tend and nourish;
       In His holy courts they flourish.
       From all evil things He spares them;
       In His mighty arms He bears them.
3     Neither life nor death shall ever
       From the Lord His children sever;
       Unto them His grace He showeth,
       And their sorrows all He knoweth.
4     Though He giveth or He taketh,
       God His children ne’er forsaketh;
       His the loving purpose solely
       To preserve them pure and holy.
Text: Carolina Sandell Berg, 1832–1903; tr. Ernst W. Olson, 1870–1958
Text: Public domain

Hymn                                                                  637 Draw Near and Take the Body of the Lord
1     Draw near and take the body of the Lord,
       And drink the holy blood for you outpoured;
       Offered was He for greatest and for least,
       Himself the victim and Himself the priest.
2     He who His saints in this world rules and shields,
       To all believers life eternal yields;
       With heav’nly bread He makes the hungry whole,
       Gives living waters to the thirsting soul.
3     Come forward then with faithful hearts sincere,
       And take the pledges of salvation here.
       O Lord, our hearts with grateful thanks endow
       As in this feast of love You bless us now.
Text: Latin, 7th cent.; tr. John Mason Neale, 1818–66, alt.
Text: Public domain

Hymn                                                                               700 Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
1     Love divine, all loves excelling,
       Joy of heav’n, to earth come down!
       Fix in us Thy humble dwelling,
       All Thy faithful mercies crown.
       Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
       Pure, unbounded love Thou art;
       Visit us with Thy salvation,
       Enter ev’ry trembling heart.
2     Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit
       Into ev’ry troubled breast;
       Let us all in Thee inherit;
       Let us find Thy promised rest.
       Take away the love of sinning;
       Alpha and Omega be;
       End of faith, as its beginning,
       Set our hearts at liberty.
3     Come, Almighty, to deliver;
       Let us all Thy life receive;
       Suddenly return, and never,
       Nevermore Thy temples leave.
       Thee we would be always blessing,
       Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
       Pray and praise Thee without ceasing,
       Glory in Thy perfect love.
4     Finish then Thy new creation,
       Pure and spotless let us be;
       Let us see Thy great salvation
       Perfectly restored in Thee,
       Changed from glory into glory,
       Till in heav’n we take our place,
       Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
       Lost in wonder, love, and praise!
Text: Charles Wesley, 1707–88
Text: Public domain

Nunc Dimittis                                                                                                        LSB 199
C    Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace according to Thy word,
       for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people,
       a light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of Thy people Israel.
       Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost;
       as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Thanksgiving                                                                                                         LSB 200
P    O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good,
C    and His mercy endureth forever.
P    Let us pray.
 . . . through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C    Amen.
P    The Lord be with you.
C    And with thy spirit.
Benedicamus                                                                                                        LSB 202
P    Bless we the Lord.
C    Thanks be to God.
Benediction                                                                                                          LSB 202
P    The Lord bless you and keep you.
       The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you.
       The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and + give you peace.
C    Amen, amen, amen.
Closing Hymn                                                              720 We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight
1     We walk by faith and not by sight,
       No gracious words we hear
       From Him who spoke as none e’er spoke,
       But we believe Him near.
2     We may not touch His hands and side,
       Nor follow where He trod;
       But in His promise we rejoice
       And cry “My Lord and God!”
3     Help then, O Lord, our unbelief;
       And may our faith abound
       To call on You when You are near
       And seek where You are found.
4     For You, O resurrected Lord,
       Are found in means divine:
       Beneath the water and the Word,
       Beneath the bread and wine.
5     Lord, when our life of faith is done,
       In realms of clearer light
       We may behold You as You are,
       With full and endless sight.
Text: Henry Alford, 1810–71, alt.
Text: Public domain

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