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
    Rev. Alan Ludwig – Cell # 509-540-9083
Pastor’s email:
    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 

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.

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.

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.
Collect of the Day
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.

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.
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.
Holy Gospel                                                                                                  Luke 16:19–31
   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.’”

The Introit, Collect, Gradual, and Verse are from Lutheran service Book: Altar Book, copyright 2006 CPH. All Scripture quotations, including those from Luthern Service Book, are from the ESV Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version), copyright 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

St. John’s
Organist: Zachary Daggett
Ushers: Roger & Sharon Zastrow
Next Week: 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 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 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. 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  

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

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, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.