St. Johns - Last Week's Bulletin

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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

2nd Sunday after Epiphany – January 16, 2022
 
Prayer before worship: Lord God, heavenly Father, I thank You that You have given me Your grace and brought me to the holy estate of marriage and thereby kept me from sin. And I beseech You to give me Your Holy Spirit, that He may so lead and guide me in that estate that I may be one with my spouse, give no cause for anger or strife, but lead a loving and godly life, that although tribulation may not be avoided, we may nevertheless always be sensible of Your gracious help and blessing, raise our children according to Your will, live with one another in all godliness, and finally obtain eternal salvation through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.  

Sermon Title: “The Marriage Feast:
Sermon Text: John 2:1-11
 
  Our Savior St. John’s
Order of Service LSB 151 – Communion       LSB 184                                   
Hymns 402, 399, 636, 408, 514, 822 402, 399, 822

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, Loretta Podoll, Larry Nupen.
We also pray for the children we sponsor through Mission Haiti: Michelet Voltaire Jean, Michel Djoury, and Orgea Djouna.


Introit                                                                           Psalm 66:1–5, 20; antiphon: v. 4; 92:1
All the earth worships you and sings praises to you;
   they sing praises to your name.
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
   to sing praises to your name, O Most High.
Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
   sing the glory of his name; give to him glorious praise!
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
   So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
All the earth worships you and sings praises to you;
   they sing praises to your name.”
Come and see what God has done:
   he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
Blessèd be God,
   because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!
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.
All the earth worships you and sings praises to you;
   they sing praises to your name.
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
   to sing praises to your name, O Most High.
 
Collect of the Day
Almighty and everlasting God, who governs all things in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the prayers of Your people and grant us Your peace through all our days; 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                                                                           Exodus 33:12–23
   12Moses said to the Lord, “See, you say to me, ‘Bring up this people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.’ 13Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you in order to find favor in your sight. Consider too that this nation is your people.” 14And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15And he said to him, “If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here. 16For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Is it not in your going with us, so that we are distinct, I and your people, from every other people on the face of the earth?”
   17And the Lord said to Moses, “This very thing that you have spoken I will do, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.” 18Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” 19And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The Lord.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. 20But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.” 21And the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock, 22and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by. 23Then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen.”
 
Gradual                                                                                                     Psalm 107:20–21
He sent out his word and healed them,
   and delivered them from their destruction.
Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
   for his wondrous works to the children of men!
 
Epistle                                                                                                     Ephesians 5:22–33
   22Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
   25Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30because we are members of his body. 31“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
 
Holy Gospel                                                                                                     John 2:1–11
   1On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
   6Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
 
Acknowledgments
The Introit, Collect, Gradual, and Verse are from Lutheran service Book: Altar Book, copyright 2006 CPH. All Scripture quotations, including those from Lutheran 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: Cole Bisbee & Logan Ringgenberg
Next Week: Mic & Jen Daggett

Our Savior
Organist: Marianne Klipfel
Elders: Russell Brandt & Brandon Christianson
Altar Guild: Don & Rachel Hoops
Acolytes: Raylee Brick & Abigail Andreasen
Last Week: Attendance – 76; Sunday School – 15  
Offering – General Fund $2,511; Sunday School $15.26; Total $2526.26

Schedule for the Week
Sunday            St. John’s Service of the Word – 8:15 am
                        Our Savior Voters Meeting – 9:30 am
                        Sunday School – 9:30 am
                        Our Savior Divine Service w/ Communion – 10:45 am
                        Adult Catechism Class – after the service
                        Bible Bowl – after the service, until 1:30 pm
                        Board of Education – after the service
Monday           Mat Ladies – 1:00 pm                
Tuesday           Bible Study – 6:30 am
                        Deacons – 9:00 am
                        Winkel at Our Savior
Wednesday     Catechism Class – 5:00 pm
                        Prayer Service – 6:00 pm
                        Bible Study – 6:30 pm
Next 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
                        Adult Catechism Class – after the service
                        Bible Bowl – after the service
                        Ordination & Installation of Ray Anderson – 4:00 pm at St. Paul’s in Leola

Voters’ Meetings –
Our Savior – Sunday, January 16th at 9:30 am
St. John’s – Sunday, January 30th after the service

Bible Bowl – The youth 6th grade and up will be preparing for Bible Bowl beginning today after the service, until about 1:30. If you’d like to provide them with a lunch sometime within the next few months, there is a sign-up sheet on the kitchen window counter.
In addition to the circuit and district Bible Bowl for youth, we plan to have an “In-House” Congregational Bible Bowl again this year. Gather a team of 4 individuals and sign-up with a "team name". The date and topics are to be determined. Questions may be multiple choice, fill in the blank, and question/answer format. Even if you can't get a team together, plan to come and enjoy the fellowship! If you have any questions about Bible Bowl, contact Eric Johnson at 216-6701.

The Ordination & Installation of Ray Anderson at St. Paul’s in Leola will be Sunday, January 23rd at 4:00 pm.

Yearly Statements – A record of your offerings in 2021 can be picked up from the table in the narthex.

Poinsettias – Those who donated poinsettias may take them home. There is a box under the coat rack in the fellowship hall with plastic bags the plants were delivered in, if you’d like to take one to protect your plant from the cold.

Portals of Prayer for January – March are available in the narthex.

Offering Envelopes for 2022 – Please pick up your envelopes in the fellowship hall. Your number may have changed, in order to keep the list in alphabetical order. Throw out any old envelopes you may have in order to avoid mix-ups in record-keeping. Thank you!

Annual Reports – Chairpersons of all Boards and Circles, please turn in the annual report for your group to the office, or email it to oursaviorlutheran@nvc.net
 
Pennies for Life – In gratitude to God, and as a way of helping the ministry of Lutherans for Life, please give a penny for each year of your life!
Just drop your pennies of gratitude into the “Pennies for Life” jar. When it’s full, a check for the total amount will be sent to Lutherans for Life to help with educational projects and outreach.
Your pennies will help us tell others that life is a precious gift from God!

The LCMS has launched a Million Dollar Life Match. The LCMS will match $1 million in funds dedicated by our congregations for their local pro-life action and activity, including caring for women in crisis pregnancies and providing support for moms, dads and babies. The LCMS will match our congregations’ support of pregnancy resource centers, LCMS Recognized Service Organizations and more. The full name of this effort is the 1 John 3 Initiative Million Dollar Life Match. Indeed, 1 John 3 says it all:
“By this we know love, that [Christ] laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:16–18).

LCMS Stewardship Ministry – January 16
John 2:5 – “His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ What must Mary have thought when Jesus replied, ‘What does this have to do with Me?’ ” But she knew whatever her Son said to do would be a blessing, so she knows what advice to give to the servants: Do whatever He tells you! That’s still good advice for us in every aspect of our lives – including in our generosity toward the Lord’s work in the Church.

  
Jesus’ First Miracle Reveals God’s Glory
The coming of the Messianic kingdom means the restoration of creation. The sign of this restoration is that “the mountains shall drip sweet wine” (Amos 9:11–15). When the elements of a fallen creation fail and run short at a wedding feast, our Lord Jesus steps in to restore creation and miraculously changes water into an abundance of the very best wine (John 2:1–11). With this sign, Christ manifests His glory. The “back” of God (Ex. 33:12–23) is revealed to those who believe. The hour will come when Jesus will again manifest His glory by taking creation’s curse into His own body to release us from its power. The Bridegroom will give His life for the Bride (Eph. 5:22–32), and from His side will flow water and blood, the holy sacraments by which she is cleansed and made one with Him. Through this sacrificial love of Christ we are enabled to “love one another with brotherly affection . . .” and to “outdo one another in showing honor” (Rom. 12:6–16).

Main Street Living – 10:00 AM- This Is the Life - “Burden Made Light” – The housekeeper helps a family through the struggle of an increasingly sick child.  10:30 AM- Rev. Ryan Drevlow, pastor at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, presents the message “The Abundance of Presence,” based on Exodus 33:13.   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 www.mainstreetliving.com.

The Lutheran Hour – God is against our pride because He wants to give Himself to us. Speaker Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler delivers the message “Hazed and Confused,” based on Luke 4:1-37. 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.

YOUR DAILY LUTHERAN BIBLE CLASS… 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 teachings include: A Biblical View of Marriage, The Book of James, The Confession of Peter, Old Testament Matriarch Sarah, Jesus Blessing the Children and more.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.