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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 oursaviorlutheran@nvc.net
www.oursaviorlutheranchurchaberdeen.com
    Rev. Alan Ludwig – Cell # 509-540-9083
Pastor’s email: aludwig@yandex.ru
    Secretary’s Office Hours M–F 9:00am - 2:00pm
 
First Sunday after Trinity – June 19, 2022

Prayer before worship:  Lord God, heavenly Father, we beseech You so to rule and govern our hearts by Your Holy Spirit that we may not, like the rich man, hear Your precious Word unfruitfully, nor so handle things temporal that we thereby forget the eternal, but readily and freely assist the poor according to our means and not sin with arrogance and excess. When we are oppressed with cross and calamity, let us not despair, but place our hope wholly in Your eternal help and grace, and in patience overcome all things. Amen.
 
Sermon Text: Luke 16:19-31
Sermon Title: “Is There Death after Life?”
 
  Our Savior St. John’s
Order of Service LSB 151 – Communion      LSB 184                                               
Hymns 768, 693, 618, 620, 691, 805 768, 693, 919 

At Our Savior, the Introit and Gradual will be chanted using the notes on line A of p. xxvi (the page just before the Psalms in the front of the hymnal).

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, Naomi Pulling, Oriole Nelson, Vi Schnaidt, Lovera Smith, Ken & Dorothy Maas, Loretta Podoll, Larry Nupen, Evelyn Grieben, Mamie Stugelmeyer.
And for the children we sponsor through Mission Haiti: Michelet Voltaire Jean, Michel Djoury, and Orgea Djouna.

Divine Service Setting I – LSB 151
 
Confession and Absolution
 
Hymn of Invocation                 
                                   768 To God the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray
1     To God the Holy Spirit let us pray
       For the true faith needed on our way
       That He may defend us when life is ending
       And from exile home we are wending.
       Lord, have mercy!
 
2     O sweetest Love, Your grace on us bestow;
       Set our hearts with sacred fire aglow
       That with hearts united we love each other,
       Ev’ry stranger, sister, and brother.
       Lord, have mercy!
 
3     Transcendent Comfort in our ev’ry need,
       Help us neither scorn nor death to heed
       That we may not falter nor courage fail us
       When the foe shall taunt and assail us.
       Lord, have mercy!
 
4     Shine in our hearts, O Spirit, precious light;
       Teach us Jesus Christ to know aright
       That we may abide in the Lord who bought us,
       Till to our true home He has brought us.
       Lord, have mercy!
Text: tr. Worship Supplement, 1969, alt.; (st. 1): German, c. 13th cent.; (sts. 2–4): Martin Luther, 1483–1546
Text: © 1969 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110004812

 
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
 
Introit           
                                                                        Psalm 13:1–4; antiphon: vv. 5–6
[O Lord,] I have trusted in your | steadfast love;*
   my heart shall rejoice in your sal- | vation.
I will sing | to the Lord,*
   because he has dealt bountifully | with me.
How long, O Lord? Will you forget me for- | ever?*
   How long will you hide your | face from me?
How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart | all the day?*
   How long shall my enemy be exalted | over me?
Consider and answer me, O | Lord my God;*
   light up my eyes, lest I sleep the | sleep of death,
lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed | over him,”*
   lest my foes rejoice because I am | shaken.
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.
[O Lord,] I have trusted in your | steadfast love;*
   my heart shall rejoice in your sal- | vation.
I will sing | to the Lord,*
   because he has dealt bountifully | with me.
 
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.
 
Gloria in Excelsis                                                                                                  LSB 154
P    Glory to God in the highest, and peace to His people on earth.
C    Lord God, heavenly king, almighty God and Father:
       We worship You, we give You thanks, we praise You for Your glory.
       Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God:
       You take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us.
       You are seated at the right hand of the Father; receive our prayer.
       For You alone are the Holy One, You alone are the Lord,
       You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,
       in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
 
Salutation and Collect of the Day
P    The Lord be with you.
C    And also with you.
 
P    Let us pray.
O God, the strength of all who trust in You, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing, grant us Your grace to keep Your commandments that we may please You in both will and deed; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C    Amen.
 
Old Testament Reading                                                                             Genesis 15:1–6
   1After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” 2But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.” 4And behold, the word of the Lord came to him: “This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.” 5And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 6And he believed the Lord, and he counted it to him as righteousness.
 
P    This is the Word of the Lord.
C    Thanks be to God.
 
Gradual                                                                                                          Psalm 41:4, 1
I said, “O Lord, be gra- | cious to me;*
   heal me, for I have sinned a- | gainst you!”
Blessèd is the one who consid- | ers the poor!*
   In the day of trouble the Lord de- | livers him.
 
Epistle                                                                                                         1 John 4:16–21
   16So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. 18There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 19We love because he first loved us. 20If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 21And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.
 
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 16:19–31
P    The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the sixteenth chapter.
C    Glory to You, O Lord.
 
   19[Jesus said:] “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried, 23and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. 24And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ 25But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. 26And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ 27And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, to send him to my father’s house— 28for I have five brothers—so that he may warn them, lest they also come into this place of torment.’ 29But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ 30And he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31He said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.’”
 
P    This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C    Praise to You, O Christ.
 
Hymn of the Day                                                              693 O Holy Spirit, Grant Us Grace
1     O Holy Spirit, grant us grace
       That we our Lord and Savior
       In faith and fervent love embrace
       And truly serve Him ever.
       The hour of death cannot bring loss
       When we are sheltered by the cross
       That canceled our transgressions.
 
2     Help us that we Thy saving Word
       In faithful hearts may treasure;
       Let e’er that Bread of Life afford
       New grace in richest measure.
       O make us die to ev’ry sin,
       Each day create new life within,
       That fruits of faith may flourish.
 
3     And when our earthly race is run,
       Death’s bitter hour impending,
       Then may Thy work in us begun
       Continue till life’s ending,
       Until we gladly may commend
       Our souls into our Savior’s hand,
       The crown of life obtaining.
Text: Bartholomäus Ringwaldt, 1532–99; tr. Oluf H. Smeby, 1851–1929, alt.
Text: Public domain

 
Sermon
 
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
 
Offering
 
Offertory       
                                                                                                        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
 
Preface 
                                                                                                                 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.
 
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.”
 
P    As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.
C    Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
 
P    O Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, in giving us Your body and blood to eat and to drink, You lead us to remember and confess Your holy cross and passion, Your blessed death, Your rest in the tomb, Your resurrection from the dead, Your ascension into heaven, and Your coming for the final judgment. So remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:
 
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.
 
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
Distribution
 
Hymn             
                                                                   618 I Come, O Savior, to Thy Table
1     I come, O Savior, to Thy table,
       For weak and weary is my soul;
       Thou, Bread of Life, alone art able
       To satisfy and make me whole: Refrain
 
       ref   Lord, may Thy body and Thy blood
              Be for my soul the highest good!
 
2     Thy heart is filled with fervent yearning
       That sinners may salvation see
       Who, Lord, to Thee in faith are turning;
       So I, a sinner, come to Thee. Refrain
 
3     Unworthy though I am, O Savior,
       Because I have a sinful heart,
       Yet Thou Thy lamb wilt banish never,
       For Thou my faithful shepherd art: Refrain
 
4     Weary am I and heavy laden;
       With sin my soul is sore oppressed;
       Receive me graciously and gladden
       My heart, for I am now Thy guest. Refrain
 
5     What higher gift can we inherit?
       It is faith’s bond and solid base;
       It is the strength of heart and spirit,
       The covenant of hope and grace. Refrain
Text: Friedrich Christian Heyder, 1677–1754; tr. The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, abr.
Text: © 1941 Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110004812

 
Hymn                                                                              620 Jesus Comes Today with Healing
1     Jesus comes today with healing,
       Knocking at my door, appealing,
       Off’ring pardon, grace, and peace.
       He Himself makes preparation,
       And I hear His invitation:
       “Come and taste the blessèd feast.”
 
2     Christ Himself, the priest presiding,
       Yet in bread and wine abiding
       In this holy sacrament,
       Gives the bread of life, once broken,
       And the cup, the precious token
       Of His sacred covenant.
 
3     Under bread and wine, though lowly,
       I receive the Savior holy,
       Blood and body, giv’n for me,
       Very Lamb of God from heaven,
       Who to bitter death was given,
       Hung upon the cursèd tree.
 
4     God descends with heav’nly power,
       Gives Himself to me this hour
       In this ordinary sign.
       On my tongue His pledge receiving,
       I accept His grace, believing
       That I taste His love divine.
 
5     Let me praise God’s boundless favor,
       Whose own feast of love I savor,
       Bidden by His gracious call.
       Wedding garments He provides me,
       With a robe of white He hides me,
       Fits me for the royal hall.
 
6     Now have I found consolation,
       Comfort in my tribulation,
       Balm to heal the troubled soul.
       God, my shield from ev’ry terror,
       Cleanses me from sin and error,
       Makes my wounded spirit whole.
Text: Heinrich Puchta, 1808–58; tr. David W. Rogner, 1960
Text: © David W. Rogner. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110004812

 
Hymn                                                                             691 Fruitful Trees, the Spirit’s Sowing
1     Fruitful trees, the Spirit’s sowing,
       May we ripen and increase,
       Fruit to life eternal growing,
       Rich in love and joy and peace.
 
2     Laden branches freely bearing
       Gifts the Giver loves to bless;
       Here is fruit that grows by sharing,
       Patience, kindness, gentleness.
 
3     Rooted deep in Christ our Master,
       Christ our pattern and our goal,
       Teach us, as the years fly faster,
       Goodness, faith, and self-control.
 
4     Fruitful trees, the Spirit’s tending,
       May we grow till harvests cease;
       Till we taste, in life unending,
       Heaven’s love and joy and peace.
Text: Timothy Dudley-Smith, 1926
Text: © 1984 Hope Publishing Co. Used by permission: LSB Hymn License no. 110004812

 
Nunc Dimittis                                                                                                        LSB 165
C    Lord, now You let Your servant go in peace; Your word has been fulfilled.
       My own eyes have seen the salvation which You have prepared in the sight of ev’ry people:
       A light to reveal You to the nations and the glory of Your people Israel.
       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.
 
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.
 
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                                                   805 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
1     Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
       Praise Him, all creatures here below;
       Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host:
       Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
       Amen.
Text: Thomas Ken, 1637–1711
Text: Public domain

 
Acknowledgments
Divine Service, Setting One from Lutheran Service Book
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St. John’s
Organist: Zachary Daggett
Ushers: Roger & Sharon Zastrow
Next Week: Mike & Molly Ringgenberg
Last Week: Attendance – 19; Offering – $460

Our Savior
Organist: Substitute Organ Service
Elders: Douglas Klipfel & Don Hoops
Altar Guild: Cherise Johnson & Karla Johnson
Acolytes: Tristan Tschappat & Raylee Brick
Last Week: Attendance – 82
Offering – General Fund $2,041; VBS $155.85;
Carpet Fund $1,210; Total $3,406.85

Schedule for the Week
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
                        Board of Education – after the service
Monday           Mat Ladies – 1:00 pm
Tuesday           Deacons – 9:00 am
Next 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
 
 
Office Hours – Pastor Ludwig will be in the church office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm, if you’d like to call or visit with him. Otherwise, he can be reached on this cell phone at 509-540-9083.
 
Diaper Derby – It's time again for the annual Diaper Derby promoted by Lutherans for Life.  This has become a friendly competition between the congregations of our circuit to collect and donate the most disposable diapers and baby wipes. There is a box in the narthex where you can place donations. Items will be collected from now until Father’s Day. This year, items will be donated to members of our own congregations.

Rummage Sale – The LWML is planning a rummage sale & bake sale fundraiser to be held on Friday, July 15th from 8am to 5pm in the fellowship hall. If you have items to donate to help us raise funds for our missions, please bring them to the church from 9am to 3pm on Wednesday, July 13th and 9am to 3pm on Thursday, July 14th. We will not be accepting clothing. Please clean items before bringing them. Thank you so much.

Pictures for Anniversary Book – For our 75th anniversary at Our Savior, the anniversary committee is putting together an addition to the 50th anniversary book. If anyone has any pictures from the last 25 years that you’d like to share, email or bring them to the church office. If you would like to help plan and organize the book, please contact Eric Johnson at 605-216-6701.

Past Confirmation Pictures – There are a few past Confirmation pictures missing from our book. If anyone has a group picture from 2007, 2008, or 2009, could the church please make a copy of it for our book?

Carpet Fundraiser – If you wish to donate to the carpet fund, 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.

Grief Counseling – Circuit 1 will have a grief counseling class again this summer. We will begin on July 6th. It will be in St. Paul’s boardroom and we will go from 6:30-8:30 pm. For more information, please contact Pastor Bierman at thatchurchguy@yahoo.com or call 605-228-7972.

Summer Reading Program – CPH Reads: Summer reading that’s all about Jesus! Turn pages into points! From May 31 through August 12, kids can report their reading and earn points to have a chance to win prizes from Concordia Publishing House. All you need to do is register your readers at www.cph.org/reads and get started!
 
Church History Speaker - Rev. David Otten from Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gettysburg, SD and Christ Lutheran in Lebanon, SD will give a presentation on church history on Saturday, July 23rd in the fellowship hall. From 8:30-9:00 am, there will be a time of fellowship and a light breakfast of coffee, juice, and rolls will be available. Pastor Otten will speak from 9:00am - noon, with a few breaks. Please join us for this event that is part of our anniversary observance and reflection on our roots. 

LCMS Stewardship Ministry – June 19 – Trinity 1
Luke 16:19 – “There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day.” This is often called the story of “The Rich Man and Lazarus.” But it should really be called the story of “The Two Rich Men and Lazarus.” The other rich man in this story is Abraham. Obviously, these two men used the gift of riches that God gave them in very different ways. The life and decisions of Abraham flowed from faith; the rich man’s life and choices flowed from disbelief and self-centeredness. So Abraham was kind and generous, reflecting his trust in a kind and generous God. And the rich man? Well, you saw what happened to him and what god he served.
 
 
Faith Trusts in Christ for Life Eternal
When the beggar Lazarus died, he was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. For he was truly Abraham’s seed. Like Abraham, he believed in the Lord, and the Lord “counted it to him as righteousness” (Gen. 15:6). The name Lazarus means “God is my help.” The unnamed rich man, on the other hand, did not love and trust in God. For he evidently cared little for the beggar at his gate. And “he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen” (1 John 4:20). He who loved and trusted in possessions and prestige died and was in torments in Hades (Luke 16:19–31). Repentance and faith are worked only through Moses and the prophets—that is, the Word of God, for it points us to Christ. Only through His death and resurrection are we brought the comfort of life everlasting.

Main Street Living – 10:00 AM- This Is the Life – “Man in the Middle” – Two men are left with a “secret” when one tells he has terminal cancer.  10:30 AM- Rev. Jordon Andreasen of Our Savior and St. John’s Lutheran Churches in Aberdeen and Columbia, SD presents the message “The Fear of the Lord” based on Luke 8:26-39. 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 www.mainstreetliving.com.  

The Lutheran Hour – The Book of Ecclesiastes offers perspective on life's alternating seasons of joy and sadness, gain and loss, war and peace. Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler presents the message “What’s on Your Playlist?” based on Ecclesiastes 3:11. 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 www.lutheranhour.org.

CHRIST-CENTERED, CROSS-FOCUSED… 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 subjects include: The Movie “Jurassic World: Dominion;” The Sanctus; The Hero’s Journey & Jesus; Black Liberation Through the Marketplace; The Return of Christ and more.  You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.