St. Johns - Last Week's Bulletin

  St. Johns - Last Week's Bulletin  
St. John’s Lutheran Church
23 North James Street – Columbia, SD 57433

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

    Phone 605-225-7106, Email oursaviorlutheran@nvc.net
www.oursaviorlutheranchurchaberdeen.com
    Rev. Jordon Andreasen – Cell # 605-290-5442
Pastor’s email: revandreasen@gmail.com
    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.

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.
 
Collect of the Day
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.

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.
 
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.
 
Holy Gospel                                                                                              Matthew 6:24–34
   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.”

Acknowledgments
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: 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 www.mainstreetliving.com.  

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 www.lutheranhour.org.

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 issuesetc.org/whatiwish/.