E-Blast for 15th Sunday after Pentecost
 Sunday, September 18, 2022

St. Johannes Lutheran Church

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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.
Invite your friends and neighbors . . . bring all of your animal friends, and join us in the parking lot as we honor St. Francis of Assisi for the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 9th at 4:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided for all.


15th Sunday after Pentecost

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


September 18, 2022

11:45 AM Service

Amos 8:4-7
Listen to this, you who rob the poor and trample down the needy.  You can’t wait for the Sabbath day to be over and the religious festivals to end so you can get back to cheating the helpless.  You measure out grain with dishonest measures and cheat the buyer with dishonest scales.  And you mix the grain you sell
 with chaff swept from the floor.  Then you enslave poor people for one piece of silver or a pair of sandals. Now the Lord has sworn this oath by his own name, the Pride of Israel: “I will never forget the wicked things you have done!
Psalm 113
Praise the Lord!
Yes, give praise, O servants of the Lord.
    Praise the name of the Lord!
Blessed be the name of the Lord
    now and forever.
Everywhere—from east to west—
    praise the name of the Lord.
For the Lord is high above the nations;
    his glory is higher than the heavens.
Who can be compared with the Lord our God,
    who is enthroned on high?
He stoops to look down
    on heaven and on earth.
He lifts the poor from the dust
    and the needy from the garbage dump.
He sets them among princes,
    even the princes of his own people!
He gives the childless woman a family,
    making her a happy mother.
Praise the Lord!
1 Timothy 2:1-7
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. For,
There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone.
This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time. And I have been chosen as a preacher and apostle to teach the Gentiles this message about faith and truth. I’m not exaggerating—just telling the truth.
Luke 16:1-13

Parable of the Shrewd Manager
16 Jesus told this story to his disciples: “There was a certain rich man who had a manager handling his affairs. One day a report came that the manager was wasting his employer’s money. So the employer called him in and said, ‘What’s this I hear about you? Get your report in order, because you are going to be fired.’ “The manager thought to himself, ‘Now what? My boss has fired me. I don’t have the strength to dig ditches, and I’m too proud to beg. Ah, I know how to ensure that I’ll have plenty of friends who will give me a home when I am fired.’ “So he invited each person who owed money to his employer to come and discuss the situation. He asked the first one, ‘How much do you owe him?’ The man replied, ‘I owe him 800 gallons of olive oil.’ So the manager told him, ‘Take the bill and quickly change it to 400 gallons. “‘And how much do you owe my employer?’ he asked the next man. ‘I owe him 1,000 bushels of wheat,’ was the reply. ‘Here,’ the manager said, ‘take the bill and change it to 800 bushels. “The rich man had to admire the dishonest rascal for being so shrewd. And it is true that the children of this world are more shrewd in dealing with the world around them than are the children of the light. Here’s the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home.  10 “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. 11 And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? 12 And if you are not faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with things of your own?
13 “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.”

          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!

Bereaved: The family and friends of Bob Oswald
Sick and/or Recovering: Rieppe Mehrtens,Luke Rankin, 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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