Welcome to St. John’s Lutheran Church
P O God, our Maker, Redeemer, and Comforter, we are assembled in your presence to hear your holy Word. We pray that you would open our hearts by your Holy Spirit, that through the preaching of your Word we may be taught to repent of our sins, to believe in Jesus in life and in death, and to grow day by day in grace and holiness. Hear us for Christ’s sake. C Amen.
Brief Order for Confession and Forgiveness
Leader In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Cong. Amen.
L If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (Silence is kept for reflection) Most merciful God,
C We confess that we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves. 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. 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.
L Almighty God, in his mercy, has given his Son to die for us, and for his sake, forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and by his authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen.
Opening Hymn "Rise Up O Saints of God" #669
Greeting & Kyrie Eleison Setting 8 pg 184
Canticle of Praise "Glory to God" pg 185
P The Lord be with you.
C And also with you.
P Let us pray…
C Almighty God, source of every blessing, your generous goodness comes to us anew every day. By the work your Spirit lead us to acknowledge your goodness, give thanks for your benefits, and serve you in willing obedience; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Music "Have You Not Known" Junior Choir
First Reading Amos 5:6-7, 10-15
L The Word of the Lord C Thanks be to God
Psalm 90:12-17 read responsively
So teach us to count our days*
that we may gain a wise heart.
Turn, O Lord! How long?*
Have compassion on your servants!
Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,*
so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,*
and for as many years as we have seen evil.
Let your work be manifest to your servants,*
and your glorious power to their children.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us,*
and prosper for us the work of our hands—O
prosper the work of our hands!
Second Reading Hebrews 4:12-16
L The Word of the Lord C Thanks be to God
"Jesus Loves Me" Especially for Children
Gospel Acclamation "Alleluia" pg 188
Gospel Mark 10:17-31
L The Holy Gospel according to Mark
C Glory to you, O Lord
L The Gospel of the Lord. C Praise to you, O Christ
Sermon "Counting Days" Pastor Kristin
Hymn "Be Thou My Vision" #793
Apostles’ Creed pocket on back cover
Offering "Holy, Holy, Holy" Junior Bell Choir
Prayers of the Church
after each petition: L Lord, in your mercy
C hear our prayer
Lord’s Prayer and Benediction
Sending Hymn "God of Grace, and God of Glory" #705
P O God, we give you our heartfelt thanks that you have taught us what you would have us believe and do. Help us, O God, by your Holy Spirit for the sake of Jesus Christ to keep your Word in our hearts, that we may be strengthened in faith, perfected in holiness, and comforted in life and death. C Amen.
Chimes Dismissal Postlude
Portions of the service reprinted from LBW, copyright ©1978 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress license #15216-LIT.
The Radio Broadcast is sponsored to the glory of God in loving memory of Pastor John & Lorraine Nicolai by Daryl & Deloris Valsvig.
The Altar Flowers are given to the glory of God and in celebration of Harvey Wiemann’s 75th birthday, Oct. 19, by Joyce and family.
All are invited to join us for coffee fellowship in the dining hall following Sunday worship. Thank you to Margaret & David Trefz and Winnie & Donald Tvinnereim for serving. An elevator, located in the overflow room, is available for your use.
Thank you to today’s Worship Assistants!
Chuck & Virginia Chilson
Congratulations to Donna Kwasniewski! She received the Daisy Award from Sasnford Hospital. Only one person in South Dakota per quarter receives this award. Donna was nominated by a patient for her extraordinary nursing skills.
The St. John’s Walk Through the Old Testament will be on Friday, November 2 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm and on Saturday, November 3 from 8:30am to Noon. A Kid’s Walk is also scheduled.
Christ the King Catholic Church is serving Soup and Pie next Sunday, October 21, 11:00am-1:00pm.
NeSoDak Lutefisk Dinners November 15 and 16 at 6:00pm, and November 17 at 12:30pm. (meatballs for non-lutefisk eaters), delicious desserts, music, an update on your LO camps and all the inviting sights, smells, and sounds of the holiday season. $20.00 per ticket - SEATING IS LIMITED - Questions & Reservations contact NeSoDak at 605-947-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Mission of the Month is the Kenya Children’s Fund. Please see the bulletin board toward the west entrance for much more information about the two children we sponsor, Hopelyn and Wyne, and the school they attend.
Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota (LSS) will be holding an information meeting on Thursday, November 1, 2012 for families interested in both domestic and international adoption services. The meeting will begin at 6 pm and will be held at Lutheran Social Services, 621 East Presentation Street, Sioux Falls. If you are interested in the blessed experience of growing your family through adoption please RSVP to an information meeting or to find out more about LSS Adoption Services please contact Hayley Van Den Brink at 605-221-2418, 1-888-201-5061 (toll free) or at Hayley.VanDenBrink@LssSD.org.
Mission Action Report: John and Beth Sigdestad were again generous in picking up our Lutheran World Relief boxes on October 6th and hauling them to Watertown where the Prairie Coteau Conference truck was loaded for shipment to Minneapolis.
Items sent were: 145 quilts, 1 Blanket, 7 Baby Care kits, 38 school kits, 59 bars of soap, 7 Personal Care kits. $300.00 was sent to project comfort for shipping items overseas.
We also presented 6 graduation quilts, 1 quilt for Fall Festival raffle, 44 sweatshirt and regular quilts to Orphan Grain Train, and 48 sweatshirt quilts to Pine Ridge
Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible. A special thanks to Violet Solsaa for sewing the tops and backs of our sweatshirt quilts and everyone who sewed tops and donated fabrics to our effort.
Janis Berg, Carol McFarland & Joyce Wiemann
We pray for the health and healing of those who are ill or hospitalized, especially:
Judy Barber Mark Hanson
We pray for those with ongoing health concerns:
Ty Sichmeller Jan Bergan Shannon Sinner David Jesme
Joy Knutson Gail Fellbaum Ed Stahl Olive Grimsrud
Kathy Novak Gail Hillestad Tim Sandve Clarence Dedrickson Marcia Gisselbeck Geri Olsen Larry Storley Susan Rohde
We pray for those in nursing home and those who are home bound, especially:
Martin Berg Mildred Olson Gordon Hough Delores Nelson
Landis Nelson Hannah Jensen Viola Liedtke Chuck Kuecker
Irene Hallstrom Verna Newell Jim Hagen Don Valsnes
Clara Acker Jean Wang Dani Jo Johnson Eunice Fosheim
Larrie Adams Phyllis Hanse
We pray for comfort and strength for those who have recently lost loved ones.
We pray for missionaries throughout the world, especially those sponsored by St. John’s:
Anne, Willebroad, & Micah Langdji in Cameroon, Rev Jackie Griffin in Central African Republic
Hopelyn and Wyne, our Kenya children
We pray for those serving in our military and their families, especially:
Ryan Sjurson Kelly Brekke Drew Valsvig Ryan Rumpca Drew Wolter
Jason Valsvig Brett Sichmeller Jim Spears Logan Martin Tyler Valsvig
We pray for those who are facing challenges, especially:
People of Syria
All who seek elected office
Healing for broken or hurting families
Those who are hungry and in need
We are thankful to our God:
Our Fall Festival
God’s mercy and kindness
Our visitors to worship
A good harvest
You, Me, and Everybody
Parents and Grandparents
Our community of Webster
St. John’s Calendar
Sunday, October 14
10:05am Coffee Fellowship
10:15am Sunday School
Operation Christmas Child packing day
10:30am Executive Church Council
Tuesday, October 16
7:00am Men’s Bible Study, Dakota Diner
9:00am Dorcas Circle, J. Hagen
9:30am Hannah Circle, Conference room
7:00pm Church Council
Wednesday, October 17
9:30am Prayer Fellowship, Conference room
3:30pm Children’s Choir, Fireside room
3:35pm Junior Bell Choir, under Balcony
4:05pm Junior Choir, Overflow room
6:00pm H2H Supper
6:25pm Senior Bell Choir, under Balcony
6:30pm H2H Class
7:00pm Senior Choir, Balcony
7:40pm Youth Choir, Balcony
8:05pm Youth Bell Choir, under Balcony
Thursday, October 18
9:30am Pleasantview Service
10:30am Bible Study on Esther, Conference room
2:00pm Sarah Circle, Pleasantview
7:00pm Miriam Circle, E. Waddle
7:30pm Lydia Circle, O. Hagen
Friday, October 19
1:30pm Martha & Mary Circle, Heritage
Saturday, October 20
5:00pm Worship at Heritage
Sunday, October 21
10:05am Coffee Fellowship
10:15am Sunday School