E-Blast for 17th Sunday after Pentecost
 Sunday, October 2, 2022

St. Johannes Lutheran Church

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Invite your friends and neighbors . . . Honoring St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of Animals and Ecology      Sunday, October 9, 2022  -  4:30 p.m.  Our pets bless each of us with their presence, personalities, loyalty, and companionship. Invite a friend. Join us as we gather in our parking lot to commemorate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and to give thanks to God for all of His creation. This is a free event, open to the public, and will include social time and treats for everyone.  Everyone is encouraged to bring donations of pet food and/or supplies  for the Charleston Animal Society.
Citadel Lutheran Ministry Meal, October 24th
Our next meal will be on Monday, October 24th at 6:30 pm.  Please let us know if you would like to help with providing food or serving the food.  And it is not too late to be a Prayer Warrior.  We are  looking for Prayer    Warriors to “sponsor” one of the incoming freshmen cadets. Their freshman year is very tough and challenging, and we would like to pray for them throughout the school year. If you would be interested in helping by providing food or by being a prayer warrior, please get in touch with Amy at the church office (843)722-8906 or
Pastor Aaron’s Installation
On Sunday, October 16th we will be having Pastor  Aaron’s installation.  That Sunday will look a little  different.  We will be having our service at 2Pm instead of 11:45.  The installation will be during the service.   Following the service we will be having a reception to celebrate.  If you would like to help by preparing some finger foods for the reception, please reach out to Robbin Mosier at (843)813-8355 or  Please plan on attending this   important event in the life of the church.


17th Sunday after Pentecost

Kyrie eleison, on our world and on our way. Kyrie eleison, every day!


October 2, 2022

11:45 AM Service

First Reading:  Habakkuk

Lector:  A reading from  Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4
 1 This is the message that the prophet Habakkuk received in a vision. How long, O Lord, must I call for help?
But you do not listen! “Violence is everywhere!” I cry, but you do not come to save. Must I forever see these evil deeds? Why must I watch all this misery? Wherever I look, I see destruction and violence. I am surrounded by people who love to argue and fight. The law has become paralyzed,  and there is no justice in the courts.
The wicked far outnumber the righteous, so that justice has become perverted. 2 I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guardpost.  There I will wait to see what the Lord says and how he will answer my complaint.                                                                                                                                                                                                       Then the Lord said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others. This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place.  It will not be delayed. “Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.
               The word of the Lord.   Thanks be to God.


Psalm 37:1-9

A psalm of David.

Don’t worry about the wicked
    or envy those who do wrong.
For like grass, they soon fade away.
    Like spring flowers, they soon wither.

Trust in the Lord and do good.
    Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you your heart’s desires.

Commit everything you do to the Lord.
    Trust him, and he will help you.
He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn,
    and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.

Be still in the presence of the Lord,
    and wait patiently for him to act.
Don’t worry about evil people who prosper
    or fret about their wicked schemes.

Stop being angry!
    Turn from your rage!
Do not lose your temper—
    it only leads to harm.
For the wicked will be destroyed,
    but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.

Second Reading: 1 Timothy 1:1-14
Lector says:  A reading from First Timothy
1 This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus. I have been sent out to tell others about the life he has promised through faith in Christ Jesus.
I am writing to Timothy, my dear son.
May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.
Timothy, I thank God for you—the God I serve with a clear conscience, just as my ancestors did. Night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. I long to see you again, for I remember your tears as we parted. And I will be filled with joy when we are together again.
I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you. This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News. For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. 10 And now he has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News. 11 And God chose me to be a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of this Good News.
12 That is why I am suffering here in prison. But I am not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him[a] until the day of his return.
13 Hold on to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me—a pattern shaped by the faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus. 14 Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.
         The Word of the Lord.    Thanks be to God
The Gospel:  St. Luke 17:5-10
             P: The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the 17th chapter:   C: Glory to you , O Lord.
     The apostles said to the Lord, “Show us how to increase our faith.”
The Lord answered, “If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘May you be uprooted and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you!
“When a servant comes in from plowing or taking care of sheep, does his master say, ‘Come in and eat with me’? No, he says, ‘Prepare my meal, put on your apron, and serve me while I eat. Then you can eat later.’ 9 And does the master thank the servant for doing what he was told to do? Of course not. 10 In the same way, when you obey me you should say, ‘We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.’”
                  The Gospel of the Lord.   Praise to you, O Christ.



Pray for those people who are hurting and going through some unimaginable circumstances. Pray for those who want their lives to be better and to be free from those things that may be holding them back.  Even though you may not know them, God knows their situation!

Bereaved: The family and friends of Bob Oswald and the family and friends of Anne Foster
Sick and/or Recovering: Rieppe MehrtensLuke Rankin, Donna, Steven, Howard and Joan Walker, Diane Hogue, Betty Ann Heinsohn, Monte Mims, Cindy  Dawson, Marcy Floyd,  Connie Morgan, Elmore Marlow, Herman Stehmeier and Brian Steele

All of us here at St. Johannes thank you for joining us today. Please join us for our service every Sunday morning at 11:45 AM!
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