Last Week's 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
8th Sunday after Trinity – July 25, 2021

Prayer before worship:  Lord God, heavenly Father, we thank You with our whole heart that You have caused us to come to the knowledge of Your precious Word, and we beseech You graciously to preserve us in that Word and to grant us a blessed death in the same. Mercifully defend from every evil all godly preachers who faithfully proclaim Your Word, and sustain their life. But if any handle Your Word unfaithfully and, having the appearance of godly sheep, are ravenous wolves, punish them according as they deserve, and graciously restrain them and keep your poor Christendom from them; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen.
Sermon Title: "Warning and Response"
Sermon Text: Acts 20:27-38
  Our Savior St. John’s
Order of Service LSB 203 – Communion    TLH 15 - Communion                      
Hymns Printed insert, 745, 623, 540, 628, 707 Printed insert, 526, 314, 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 – We continue to pray for our home-bound members:
St. John’s – Florence Krege;  Our Savior – Charlotte Scepaniak, Doris Vilhauer, Esther Sieler, Betty Zundel, Naomi Pulling, Calvin & Oriole Nelson, Vera Hyatt, Vi Schnaidt, Lovera Smith, Ken & Dorothy Maas, Darwin & Loretta Podoll, Dorothy Merkel, Larry Nupen.
We also pray for the children we sponsor through Mission Haiti: Michelet Voltaire Jean, Michel Djoury, and Orgea Djouna.

Divine Service Setting IV - LSB p. 203

Confession and Absolution
Hymn of Invocation    
                              How Blest Are They (printed, to the tune of LSB 523 or TLH 294)
     1  How blest are they who cherish                                 4  Art thou in blindness tumbling,
         Christ and His heav’nly Word!                                      And wearied by the blows,
         They shall not yield, nor perish                                     ‘Gainst ev’ry block of stumbling?
         By Satan’s bloody sword;                                              God’s Word can give repose;
         For where the Lord is dwelling                                     The blind it can enable
         His own shall hold their ground,                                   To find their way again
         And theirs is life excelling                                             To highways straight and stable,
         Who on this Rock are found.                                         From erring paths of sin.
     2  Have wayward trails amused thee                             5  Yea, though thy walk be tending                  
         And lured thee from Life’s road?                                   Through valleys dark and drear,
         Have worldly lies confused thee?                                  To realms of death descending,
         Come, here’s the Word of God,                                     Come, see God’s Word is here—
         Wherein the course is given,                                          A rod for thy salvation,
          Life’s highway true and tried;                                       A staff to comfort thee;
         This, if thou wilt to heaven,                                           When Satan sends temptation,
         Must be thy faithful guide.                                             ‘Twill keep thee mightily.
     3  Hast thou endured great crosses,                                6  Within me, Jesus, nourish
         Yea, art thou sorely fed                                                   Love for Thy saving Word,
         On troubles, needs, and losses?                                      And let my study flourish;
         Leave not God’s Word unread!                                      Oh, grant me, gracious Lord,
         This Word shall so renew thee                                       That it may aid me ever
         That, should both earth and hell                                    And in my heart take root,
         Endeavor to subdue thee                                                And mid the cross’s fever,
         They never shall prevail.                                                With patience bear its fruit.
                                                                                                               Anna Sophia, Landgravine of Hessia;
                                                                                                                                        tr. M. Carver.
                                                                                                                                        Lutheran Prayer Companion p. 380

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    Our help is in the name of the Lord,
C    who made heaven and earth.
P    If You, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?
C    But with You there is forgiveness; therefore You are feared.
P    Since we are gathered to hear God’s Word, call upon Him in prayer and praise, and receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ in the fellowship of this altar, let us first consider our unworthiness and confess before God and one another that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed, and that we cannot free ourselves from our sinful condition. Together as His people let us take refuge in the infinite mercy of God, our heavenly Father, seeking His grace for the sake of Christ, and saying: God, be merciful to me, a sinner.
C    Almighty God, have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and lead us to everlasting life. Amen.
P    Almighty God, merciful Father, in Holy Baptism You declared us to be Your children and gathered us into Your one, holy Church, in which You daily and richly forgive us our sins and grant us new life through Your Spirit. Be in our midst, enliven our faith, and graciously receive our prayer and praise; through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
C    Amen.
Service of the Word
                                              Psalm 48:1, 3, 11, 14; antiphon: vv. 9–10
We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,
   in the midst of your temple.
As your name, O God, so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.
   Your right hand is filled with righteousness.
Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised
   in the city of our God, his holy mountain.
Within her citadels
   God has made himself known as a fortress.
Let Mount Zion be glad!
   Let the daughters of Judah rejoice because of your judgments!
This is God, our God forever and ever.
   He will guide us forever.
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.
We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,
   in the midst of your temple.
As your name, O God, so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.
   Your right hand is filled with righteousness.
Kyrie                                                                                                                      LSB 204
C    Lord, have mercy;
       Christ, have mercy;
       Lord, have mercy.
Gloria in Excelsis                                                                                                  LSB 204
C    1 To God on high be glory
          And peace to all the earth;
          Goodwill from God in heaven
          Proclaimed at Jesus’ birth!
          We praise and bless You, Father;
          Your holy name, we sing—
          Our thanks for Your great glory,
          Lord God, our heav’nly King.
       2 To You, O sole-begotten,
          The Father’s Son, we pray;
          O Lamb of God, our Savior,
          You take our sins away.
          Have mercy on us, Jesus;
          Receive our heartfelt cry,
          Where You in pow’r are seated
          At God’s right hand on high—
       3 For You alone are holy;
          You only are the Lord.
          Forever and forever,
          Be worshiped and adored;
          You with the Holy Spirit
          Alone are Lord Most High,
          In God the Father’s glory.
          “Amen!” our glad reply.
Salutation and Collect of the Day
P    The Lord be with you.
C    And also with you.
P    Let us pray.
Grant to us, Lord, the Spirit to think and do always such things as are right, that we, who cannot do anything that is good without You, may be enabled by You to live according to Your will; 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                                                                        Jeremiah 23:16–29
   16Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you, filling you with vain hopes. They speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord. 17They say continually to those who despise the word of the Lord, ‘It shall be well with you’; and to everyone who stubbornly follows his own heart, they say, ‘No disaster shall come upon you.’”
18For who among them has stood in the council of the Lord
   to see and to hear his word,
   or who has paid attention to his word and listened?
19Behold, the storm of the Lord!
   Wrath has gone forth,
   a whirling tempest;
   it will burst upon the head of the wicked.
20The anger of the Lord will not turn back
   until he has executed and accomplished
   the intents of his heart.
   In the latter days you will understand it clearly.
21“I did not send the prophets,
    yet they ran;
    I did not speak to them,
    yet they prophesied.
22But if they had stood in my council,
   then they would have proclaimed my words to my people,
   and they would have turned them from their evil way,
   and from the evil of their deeds.
   23“Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God afar off? 24Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord. 25I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ 26How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart, 27who think to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, even as their fathers forgot my name for Baal? 28Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let him who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? declares the Lord. 29Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?”
P    This is the Word of the Lord.
C    Thanks be to God.
Gradual                                                                                                       Psalm 31:2b, 1a
Be a rock of refuge for me,
   a strong fortress to save me!
In you, O Lord, do I take refuge;
   let me never be put to shame.
Second Reading                                                                                            Acts 20:27–38
   27[Paul said:] “For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. 28Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. 29I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. 31Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish everyone with tears. 32And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33I coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel. 34You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities and to those who were with me. 35In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
   36And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. 37And there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced Paul and kissed him, 38being sorrowful most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they accompanied him to the ship.
P    This is the Word of the Lord.
C    Thanks be to God.
Alleluia and Verse
C    Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
       These things are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.
       Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Holy Gospel                                                                                              Matthew 7:15–23
P    The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the seventh chapter.
C    Glory to You, O Lord.
   15[Jesus said:] “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.
   21“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’”
P    This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C    Praise to You, O Christ.
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.
Hymn of the Day                                                                      745 In God, My Faithful God
1     In God, my faithful God,                             4          O Jesus Christ, my Lord,
       I trust when dark my road;                                       So meek in deed and word,
       Great woes may overtake me,                                  You suffered death to save us
       Yet He will not forsake me.                                      Because Your love would have us
       My troubles He can alter;                                         Be heirs of heav’nly gladness
       His hand lets nothing falter.                                     When ends this life of sadness.
2     My sins fill me with care,                            5          “So be it,” then, I say
       Yet I will not despair.                                              With all my heart each day.
       I build on Christ, who loves me;                             Dear Lord, we all adore You,
       From this rock nothing moves me.                          We sing for joy before You.
       To Him I will surrender,                                          Guide us while here we wander
      To Him, my soul’s defender.                                    Until we praise You yonder.                                                                                                                                                                                                 Text: Public domain
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.
Prayer of the Church
Service of the Sacrament

Preface                                                                                                                  LSB 208
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 that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, for the countless blessings You so freely bestow on us and all creation. Above all, we give thanks for Your boundless love shown to us when You sent Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, into our flesh and laid on Him our sin, giving Him into death that we might not die eternally. Because He is now risen from the dead and lives and reigns to all eternity, all who believe in Him will overcome sin and death and will rise again to new life. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:
Sanctus                                                                                                                  LSB 208
C    Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth adored;
       Heav’n and earth with full acclaim shout the glory of Your name.
       Sing hosanna in the highest, sing hosanna to the Lord;
       Truly blest is He who comes in the name of the Lord!
Prayer of Thanksgiving
P    Blessed are You, O Lord our God, king of all creation, for You have had mercy on us and given Your only-begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
In Your righteous judgment You condemned the sin of Adam and Eve, who ate the forbidden fruit, and You justly barred them and all their children from the tree of life. Yet, in Your great mercy, You promised salvation by a second Adam, Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, and made His cross a life-giving tree for all who trust in Him.
We give You thanks for the redemption You have prepared for us through Jesus Christ. Grant us Your Holy Spirit that we may faithfully eat and drink of the fruits of His cross and receive the blessings of forgiveness, life, and salvation that come to us in His body and blood.
Hear us as we pray in His name and as He has taught us:
Lord’s Prayer
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
P    The peace of the Lord be with you always.
C    Amen.
Agnus Dei                                                                                                              LSB 210
C    1  O Jesus Christ, true Lamb of God,
           You take the sin of the world away;
           O Jesus Christ, true Lamb of God,
           Have mercy on us, Lord, we pray.
       2  O Jesus Christ, true Lamb of God,
           You take the sin of the world away;
           Have mercy on us, Jesus Christ,
           And grant us peace, O Lord, we pray.
                                                             623 Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray
1     Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray
       That we may feast on You today;
       Beneath these forms of bread and wine
       Enrich us with Your grace divine.
2     Give us, who share this wondrous food,
       Your body broken and Your blood,
       The grateful peace of sins forgiv’n,
       The certain joys of heirs of heav’n.
3     By faith Your Word has made us bold
       To seize the gift of love retold;
       All that You are we here receive,
       And all we are to You we give.
4     One bread, one cup, one body, we,
       Rejoicing in our unity,
       Proclaim Your love until You come
       To bring Your scattered loved ones home.
5     Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray:
       O keep us steadfast till that day
       When each will be Your welcomed guest
       In heaven’s high and holy feast.
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Hymn                                                                            540 Christ, the Word of God Incarnate
1     Christ, the Word of God incarnate,                         4     Christ, our good and faithful shepherd,
       Lord and Son of Abraham;                                             Watching all Your lambs and sheep;
       Christ, the radiance of the Father,                                  Christ, the gate that guards the sheepfold,
       Perfect God, the great I AM;                                          Never-failing vigil keep.
       Christ, the light, You shine unvanquished,                     When we stray, Good Shepherd, seek us,
       Light and life You bring to all;                                       Find us, lift us, bear us home;
       Light our path with Your own presence,                        Lamb of God, our shepherd, keep us;
       Grant us grace to heed Your call.                                   Let us hear Your voice alone.
2     Christ, the living bread from heaven,                     5     Christ, the way that leads unfailing
       Food for body, food for soul;                                         To the Father’s home on high,
       Christ, the manna daily given,                                       Christ, the truth that frees the captive,
       Nourish, strengthen, make us whole.                             Christ, the life that cannot die.
       Feed us with the food of heaven,                                   Mediator to the Father,
       Foretaste of the feast to be;                                            Sacrifice and great High Priest:
       Quench our thirst with living water                               Lead us to Your heav’nly mansions,
       Springing up eternally.                                                   There to share Your wedding feast.
3     Christ, the shoot that springs triumphant                6     Christ, the Alpha and Omega,
       From the stump of Jesse’s tree;                                      Christ, the firstborn from the dead,
       Christ, true vine, You nurture branches                          Christ, the life and resurrection,
       To bear fruit abundantly.                                                 Christ, the Church’s glorious head:
       Graft us into You, O Savior;                                           Praise and thanks and adoration
       Prune our hearts so we remain                                        And unending worship be
       Fruitful branches in Your vineyard                                 To the Father and the Spirit
       Till eternal life we gain.                                                  And to You eternally.
                                                                                         Text: © 2001 Steven P. Mueller. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110004812

Hymn                                                                                            628 Your Table I Approach
1     Your table I approach;                                             4     Search not how this takes place,
       Dear Savior, hear my prayer.                                          This wondrous mystery;
       Let not an unrepentant heart                                           God can accomplish vastly more
       Prove hurtful to me there.                                               Than what we think could be.
2     Lord, I confess my sins                                           5     O grant, most blessèd Lord,
       And mourn their wretched bands;                                  That earth and hell combined
       A contrite heart is sure to find                                        May not about this sacrament
       Forgiveness at Your hands.                                            Raise doubt within my mind. 
3     Your body and Your blood,                                     6     Oh, may I never fail
       Once slain and shed for me,                                           To thank You day and night
       Are taken at Your table, Lord,                                        For Your true body and true blood,
       In blest reality.                                                                O God, my peace and light.
                                                                                        Text: Public domain
Nunc Dimittis                                                                                                        LSB 211
C    1 O Lord, now let Your servant
          Depart in heav’nly peace,
          For I have seen the glory
          Of Your redeeming grace:
          A light to lead the Gentiles
          Unto Your holy hill,
          The glory of Your people,
          Your chosen Israel.
      2 All glory to the Father,
         All glory to the Son,
         All glory to the Spirit,
         Forever Three in One;
         For as in the beginning,
         Is now, shall ever be,
         God’s triune name resounding
         Through all eternity.
Post-Communion Collect
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.
Benedicamus                                                                                                        LSB 212
P    Let us bless the Lord.
C    Thanks be to God.
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                                                     707 Oh, That the Lord Would Guide My Ways
1     Oh, that the Lord would guide my ways
       To keep His statutes still!
       Oh, that my God would grant me grace
       To know and do His will!
2     Order my footsteps by Thy Word
       And make my heart sincere;
       Let sin have no dominion, Lord,
       But keep my conscience clear.
3     Assist my soul, too apt to stray,
       A stricter watch to keep;
       And should I e’er forget Thy way,
       Restore Thy wand’ring sheep.
4     Make me to walk in Thy commands—
       ’Tis a delightful road—
       Nor let my head or heart or hands
       Offend against my God.
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St. John’s
Organist: Phyllis Yeske
Ushers: Cole Bisbee & Logan Ringgenberg
Next Week: Roger & Sharon Zastrow
Last Week: Dual Parish Joint Service at Our Savior

Our Savior
Organist: Norma Dennert
Elders: Eric Johnson & David Johnson
Altar Guild: Gwen Petrich & Brenda Taffe
Acolytes: Amara Klipfel & Ally Johnson
Last Week: Attendance – 77;
Offering – General Fund $4,217.69; for Bibles $79.98; Total $4,297.67

Schedule for the Week
Sunday          St. John’s Divine Service w/ Communion – 8:15 am
                      Bible Study at Our Savior – 9:45 am
                      Our Savior Divine Service w/ Communion – 10:45 am
                      Board of Education – after the service
Monday         Mat Ladies – 1:00 pm
Tuesday         Bible Study – 6:30 am
                      Deacons – 9:00 am
Next Sunday   St. John’s Service of the Word – 8:15 am
                      Bible Study at St. John’s – after the service
                      Our Savior Divine Service w/ Communion – 10:45 am
Portals of Prayer for July – September are available in the narthex.

Volunteers Are Needed for the Lutherans for Life booth at the Brown County Fair on Tuesday, August 17th and Sunday, August 22nd. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. If you have any questions, call Vicky Baumgartner at 216-8967.

The Altar Guild at Our Savior needs a few more people willing to help set up for communion and change the paraments and banners as needed. If you would like to help, contact the church office.

CPH Bible Sale – Concordia Publishing House is having their annual Bible and Confessions sale, with styles for both children and adults. Now more than ever, having quality Bibles for the self-study of God’s Word is of the utmost importance. There is a large poster in the fellowship hall where you can write in your order. The church will place the order and pay the shipping cost. Some of the available Bibles are displayed in the fellowship hall. If you’d like to see pictures and information about others, browse on or ask the secretary to show you the website in the church office. We need your order by Sunday, July 25. Make checks payable to Our Savior Lutheran Church.

LCMS Stewardship Ministry  July 25 – Trinity 8
Romans 8:16 – “The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” Children are called to grow up into the image of their Father. That’s the basis not only of our generosity but of our entire life of Christian living. God sets the pattern, and we follow. God is kind to us in Christ, and so we desire to be kind. God is loving to us in Christ, and so we desire to love. God is generous and open-handed to us in Christ, and so we desire to be generous and open-handed.

Wednesday Bible Class: Beginning to End
Often times reading the Scripture is intimidating. We will be embarking on a walk through the Scripture on Wednesday nights at 6:30PM for nearly the next year, beginning on August 4th. We will read together and discuss the working of God throughout the Scripture from beginning to end, His plan and work to redeem the world to Himself. Plan to come and hear what God has done, how He has brought us into this, and what He will do.
August 6-7, 2021
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Spearfish, SD
God orders everything for our good, including our vocations. Are you a preacher or a hearer? A parent or a child? A boss or an employee? A teacher or a student? Wherever God has placed you, He has put you there to live in faith toward Him and in fervent love for your neighbor. Let’s study the Table of Duties together to better know our vocations and have a deeper assurance of Jesus’ vocation as our Lord and Savior. Fun times! Led by Pastor Chris Hull, senior pastor at Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, TX.
This retreat is intended for confirmation youth, so any youth entering into or currently in confirmation instruction are welcome. If you are interested in attending, please contact Eric Johnson at 216-6701. 
Beware of False Prophets
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves” (Matt. 7:15). Deceit has its strength in masquerading as the truth. False prophets speak a vision of their own heart, not from the mouth of the Lord (Jer. 23:16–29). They deny the judgment of the Lord, speaking peace to the unrepentant, when in truth there is condemnation and wrath. “You will recognize them by their fruits” (Matt. 7:20). The “fruits” of a true prophet are not outward righteousness or success but faithfulness in proclaiming the Word of the Lord. This is the will of the Father in heaven, that pastors take heed to the flock, the Father’s adopted ones (Rom. 8:12–17), warning them against the wolves and their lies, and shepherding the Church of God which He purchased with His own blood (Acts 20:27–38). For indeed, the cross is that good tree bearing good fruit—namely, the body and blood of Christ, given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.

Main Street Living – 10:00 AM- This is the Life- “The Cup” – The dilemma a trucker faces when a good friend dies trying to protect him.  10:30 AM- Rev. Sam Handschke, Associate Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Pierre, SD, presents the message “After the Rain,” based on Genesis 9:8-17.  See Main Street Living 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 – A story about warring tribes and the peace which comes only through the giving of a son. Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler delivers the message “The Peace Child,” based on Ephesians chapter 3. 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

EDUCATION & EDIFICATION… Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s topics include: Envy, Lutheran Composer Johann Sebastian Bach, 16th Century Lutheran Martyr Robert Barnes, Old Testament Prophet Isaiah and more.  You can listen at your convenience at, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.