E-Blast for Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
 Sunday, September 11, 2022

St. Johannes Lutheran Church

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Chamber Music Charleston Concert, Today
GREAT MUSIC, GOOD FELLOWSHIP -As a member of St. Johannes Lutheran Church, you are cordially invited to be a guest for Chamber Music Charleston's first concert of the season at 2pm on today. After the concert there will be a brief reception in the Parsonage Garden.  To reserve your complimentary ticket, please let them know you are a member at St. Johannes at the door.

High Attendance Sunday, September 18, 2022
Mark your calendars now and bring your family and friends to the kick-off for our Intergenerational Sunday School. We will begin the day at 11:00 in Gatch Hall where families will have the opportunity to learn the word of God together.  A shortened service will begin at 11:45 followed by a Pot Luck dinner. BRING SOMEONE TO WORSHIP WITH YOU and let’s pack the pews!
You’re Invited:  Peter Wamono Concert
A night with a Ugandan pastor with a heart for Jesus and song, Thursday, September 22, 2022
7:00 - 8:30 pm.  This concert is sponsored by AME Friendship Church, 204 Royall Ave, Mt. Pleasant.
Citadel Lutheran Ministry Meal, September 26th
St. Johannes will provide meals for our Lutheran Cadets every fourth Monday during the school year. .  Our first meal will be on Monday, September 26th at 6:30 pm.  and we currently have this meal covered.  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 being a prayer warrior, please get in touch with Amy at the church office (843)722-8906 or
Farmer’s Market, September 29th—Date Change
On Thursday, September 29th we will again be sponsoring a “Free Farmers’ Market” for the residents of Ansonborough House at 11am. The Ansonborough House is located at 71 Society Street, adjacent to the Charleston  Area Senior Center. Our “Farmers’ Market” has been a huge  success in the past.  If you would like to volunteer to by helping pass out donations, please contact Tom Pinckney at (843)768-5966.


Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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


September 11, 2022

11:45 AM Service

First Reading: Exodus 32:7-14

New Living Translation

The Lord told Moses, “Quick! Go down the mountain! Your people whom you brought from the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves. How quickly they have turned away from the way I commanded them to live! They have melted down gold and made a calf, and they have bowed down and sacrificed to it. They are saying, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.’”

Then the Lord said, “I have seen how stubborn and rebellious these people are. 10 Now leave me alone so my fierce anger can blaze against them, and I will destroy them. Then I will make you, Moses, into a great nation.”

11 But Moses tried to pacify the Lord his God. “O Lord!” he said. “Why are you so angry with your own people whom you brought from the land of Egypt with such great power and such a strong hand? 12 Why let the Egyptians say, ‘Their God rescued them with the evil intention of slaughtering them in the mountains and wiping them from the face of the earth’? Turn away from your fierce anger. Change your mind about this terrible disaster you have threatened against your people! 13 Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.[a] You bound yourself with an oath to them, saying, ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars of heaven. And I will give them all of this land that I have promised to your descendants, and they will possess it forever.’”

14 So the Lord changed his mind about the terrible disaster he had threatened to bring on his people.

Psalm: Psalm 51:1-10

Have mercy on me, O God,
    because of your unfailing love.
Because of your great compassion,
    blot out the stain of my sins.
Wash me clean from my guilt.
    Purify me from my sin.
For I recognize my rebellion;
    it haunts me day and night.
Against you, and you alone, have I sinned;
    I have done what is evil in your sight.
You will be proved right in what you say,
    and your judgment against me is just.
For I was born a sinner—
    yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.
But you desire honesty from the womb,
    teaching me wisdom even there.

Purify me from my sins,[c] and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Oh, give me back my joy again;
    you have broken me—
    now let me rejoice.
Don’t keep looking at my sins.
    Remove the stain of my guilt.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God.
    Renew a loyal spirit within me.

Second Reading1 Timothy 1:12-17

12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him, 13 even though I used to blaspheme the name of Christ. In my insolence, I persecuted his people. But God had mercy on me because I did it in ignorance and unbelief. 14 Oh, how generous and gracious our Lord was! He filled me with the faith and love that come from Christ Jesus.

15 This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all. 16 But God had mercy on me so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of his great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in him and receive eternal life. 17 All honor and glory to God forever and ever! He is the eternal King, the unseen one who never dies; he alone is God. Amen.

Gospel: Luke 15:1-10

Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them!

So Jesus told them this story: “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them gets lost, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others in the wilderness and go to search for the one that is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he will joyfully carry it home on his shoulders. When he arrives, he will call together his friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.’ In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away!

“Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins[a] and loses one. Won’t she light a lamp and sweep the entire house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she will call in her friends and neighbors and say, ‘Rejoice with me because I have found my lost coin.’ 10 In the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.”

          The word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.   

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!

Sick and/or Recovering: Rieppe Mehrtens,Luke Rankin, Bob Oswald, Donna, Steven, Howard and Joan Walker,  Diane Hogue, Betty Ann Heinsohn, Monte Mims, Cindy  Dawson,  Marcy Floyd,  Connie Morgan, Anne Foster, 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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