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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 – September 24, 2023

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: "Yielding to Death"
Sermon Text: Luke 7:11-17
  Our Savior  St. John’s
Order of Service LSB 184 – Communion LSB 184 - Communion    
Hymns 797, 741 (1-4), 741 (5-8), 623, 754, 548 797, 741 (1-4), 741 (5-8), 548

Welcome! We ask all of you, both visitors and members, to sign a Welcome card located in the pew rack. Please fill out this card, place it in the offering plate, or hand it to an usher as you leave the service.

Our Communion Practice: Lutherans believe that the Lord’s Supper demonstrates a oneness with Christ in faith, life, and worship among those who receive Communion. Reception of the Lord’s Supper by Christians not in fellowship with us would imply a oneness which does not yet exist. For this reason, we welcome those with whom we have “altar and pulpit fellowship” to the Lord’s Supper. This includes members of sister congregations of the LC-MS, members of the American Association of Lutheran Churches, and Lutheran Church Canada; as well as members of partner churches throughout the World. If you would like to know more about this practice, please arrange a time to speak with our pastor. 

Prayers – For our home-bound members: St. John’s – Alfred Larson.
Our Savior – Charlotte Scepaniak, Doris Vilhauer, Betty Zundel, Vi Schnaidt, Ken & Dorothy Maas, Loretta Podoll, Larry Nupen, Evelyn Grieben, Mamie Stugelmeyer, Betty Meints, Verdena Dabbert, Lorraine Krage.
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 for- | giving,*
   abounding in steadfast love to all who call up- | on you.
Incline your ear, O Lord, and | answer me,*
   for I am poor and | needy.
In the day of my trouble I call up- | on you,*
   for you | answer me.
I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with | my whole heart,*
   and I will glorify your name for- | ever.
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 be- | ginning,*
   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 for- | giving,*
   abounding in steadfast love to all who call up- | on 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: Roger & Sharon Zastrow
Next Week: Anna Bisbee & Logan Ringgenberg
Last Week: Attendance – 27; Offering – $775

Our Savior
Organist: Zachary Daggett
Elders: Russell Brandt & Brandon Christianson
Altar Guild: Sharon Bain & Amy Johnson
Acolytes: Ally Johnson & Cassie McKown
Last Week: Attendance – 107; Sunday School – 20
Offering – General Fund $3,917; Sunday School $4.50; St. John’s $3077.67; Total $6,999.17
Schedule for the Week
Sunday                 St. John’s Divine Service with Communion – 8:15 am
                            Sunday School – 9:30 am
                            Bible Study at Our Savior – 9:45 am
                            Our Savior Divine Service with Communion – 10:45 am
Monday                Mat Ladies – 1:00 pm
Tuesday               Coffee & Confessions – 6:30 am
                            Deacons – 9:00 am
Wednesday           Staff Devotion – 9:00 am
                            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
                            Sunday School – 9:30 am
                            Our Savior Divine Service with Communion – 10:45 am

Please Pray for Pastor Andreasen and his family as he prayerfully considers the Calls received from Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Lakefield, MN, and from the LCMS International Office of Mission, to Romania. Pray that the Holy Spirit may guide him and that the will of God may be done.

The Flowers are from the wedding of Jonathan and Janean Imberi, held at Our Savior on Friday. We thank them for this gift.

The LWML “Bakeless” Bake Sale will run from September 3rd through October 1st.  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 is next week, October 1st. This year’s theme is “The King Is Coming,” based on Psalm 24:7-10 — Lift up your heads, O gates! And be lifted up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle! Lift up your heads, O gates! And lift them up, O ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory!
Throughout human history, God pictured the coming redemptive King through various images of His promise, providence, provision, and protection for His people. We could easily become down and out because of the evil of our world, and quickly give up because of the constant bad news; but hope, peace, joy, and love is the promise of our God for His people. Christ is the King of Glory! The Gospel is our only hope, as the King of glory comes in, with, and through the Gospel, as we were buried with Him in Baptism and raised with Him to a new life!

You’re Invited – The annual meatball dinner at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Aberdeen will be Sunday, October 1st, 4:30-6:30 pm. The cost is $12 for adults and $5 for children age 6-12.

Game Night – The Board of Public Relations will host a game night on Friday, October 6th at 7:00 pm, for community-building and getting to know one another. Hot cocoa and tea will be provided. You can bring games and snacks to share.

Christmon Ornaments: If there is anyone in church that does not have a set of Christmon Ornaments or the Advent Devotional that went with them but would like one, please talk to Alison Andreasen or let Cherise know by Oct. 29th. The cost for the Devotional is free. The cost for the Christmon set is $80 from the member, and the Board of Ed will cover the remaining cost.  

Portals of Prayer for October – December are available in the narthex.

Mugs – The Board of Public Relations has Our Savior Lutheran Church coffee mugs available for purchase at $5 each. One is on display on the table in the narthex. If you are interested, see Ann Lee, Marianne Klipfel, or Katie Person.

CUNE Visit Day “A Life Called” – October 7-9. The St. Paul’s Lutheran Youth Group (Aberdeen, SD) is going on a trip to Concordia Nebraska to learn about their 5 church work programs: Director of Christian Education, Director of Parish Music, Lutheran Teacher, Pre-Deaconess, and Pre-Seminary. This visit will be geared towards higher schoolers considering CUNE and a church work vocation. We will leave from Aberdeen on Oct. 7 at 1pm and return to Aberdeen on Oct. 9 by 10pm. If you’re interested in joining the St. Paul’s Youth Group for this trip, please contact DCE Michael Leapley by email or phone (262) 378-9958.

LCMS Stewardship Ministry – September 24 – Trinity 16
Ephesians 3:14–15 – “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.” We have a Father in heaven. He cares for us. He knows how to give us all good things. This knowledge frees us from worry and anxiety. Jesus returned to this theme again and again, and we should take Him at His Word. Our Father will care for us, so we can be secure in generosity and faithful living.

Building Healthy Families: From a recent CDC report on Alzheimer’s Disease: Significant increases in Alzheimer’s deaths coupled with an increase in the number of persons with Alzheimer’s dying at home have likely added to the burden on family members or other unpaid caregivers. Caregivers might benefit from interventions such as education, respite care, and case management that can lessen the potential burden of caregiving and can improve the care received by persons with Alzheimer’s. You think?? Anyone who has loved and cared for a family member suffering from this terrible disease would say Amen to that obvious conclusion. Who in your world is caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease? They likely won’t ask you for help but help anyway. Do yard work, clean leaves out of the gutters, prepare food, or give them the gift of time away while you sit with their loved one. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2               Lutheran Family Service
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 - “Home Free” – A family learns the real meaning of love, and that it comes free.  10:30 AM- Rev. Ray Greenseth, pastor at Messiah, Zion, and St. Paul Lutheran Churches in Murdo, Presho, and Draper, SD presents the message “God Meant It for Good” based on Genesis 50:15-21. 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 – When the waters rise and enemies attack, the high ground is the place of safety and security. But who will take us there? Speaker Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler delivers the message "High Ground,” based on Psalm 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

LAW & GOSPEL SERIES… What does St. Paul mean when he writes about “rightly handling the word of truth?”  Issues, Etc., a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL, has an in-depth series with Pr. Will Weedon based on “The Proper Distinction Between Law & Gospel” by C.F.W. Walther.  You can listen to the entire series at your convenience at