E-Blast for Pastor Aaron's Installation Service
 Sunday, October 16, 2022

St. Johannes Lutheran Church

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Pastor Aaron’s Installation is Today
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 11:45am.  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.
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

Blessing of the Animals

Last Sunday we had the Blessing of the Animals in our parking lot and we enjoyed meeting some new furry friends.  We collected donations of pet food and/or supplies for the Charleston Animal  Society.  We will also be collecting pet food supplies until the end of October and donations can be put in the wagon located in the narthex.


19th Sunday after Pentecost

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


October 16, 2022

11:45 AM Service

First Reading: Genesis 32:22-31

22 During the night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two servant wives, and his eleven sons and crossed the Jabbok River with them. 23 After taking them to the other side, he sent over all his possessions.

24 This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break. 25 When the man saw that he would not win the match, he touched Jacob’s hip and wrenched it out of its socket. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!”

But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

27 “What is your name?” the man asked.

He replied, “Jacob.”

28 “Your name will no longer be Jacob,” the man told him. “From now on you will be called Israel,[a] because you have fought with God and with men and have won.”

29 “Please tell me your name,” Jacob said.

“Why do you want to know my name?” the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there.

30 Jacob named the place Peniel (which means “face of God”), for he said, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been spared.” 31 The sun was rising as Jacob left Peniel, and he was limping because of the injury to his hip.

                The word of the Lord.   Thanks be to God.


Psalm 121
Praise the Lord!
I will thank the Lord with all my heart
    as I meet with his godly people.
How amazing are the deeds of the Lord!
    All who delight in him should ponder them.
Everything he does reveals his glory and majesty.
    His righteousness never fails.
He causes us to remember his wonderful works.
    How gracious and merciful is our Lord!
He gives food to those who fear him;
    he always remembers his covenant.
He has shown his great power to his people
    by giving them the lands of other nations.
All he does is just and good,
    and all his commandments are trustworthy.
They are forever true,
    to be obeyed faithfully and with integrity.
He has paid a full ransom for his people.
    He has guaranteed his covenant with them forever.
    What a holy, awe-inspiring name he has!
10 Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom.
    All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom.
Praise him forever!

Second Reading: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

14 But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. 15 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

4 I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he comes to set up his Kingdom: Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.

For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths.

But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you.

                      L:  The Word of the Lord.  C:  Thanks be to God
 The Gospel:  St. Luke 18:1-8
             P: The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the 18th chapter:   C: Glory to you , O Lord.

18 One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’”

Then the Lord said, “Learn a lesson from this unjust judge. Even he rendered a just decision in the end. So don’t you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly! But when the Son of Man returns, how many will he find on the earth who have faith?”

                  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  Anne Foster
Sick and/or Recovering:  Luke 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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