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Below is our bulletin for this Sunday, October 24, 2021
*The Bulletin and the announcements are subject to change with the final printing Friday. 

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost                
October 24, 2021
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church – Pastor Erik Roth
 
PRELUDE   Mark Ongalo, Organist
WELCOME   Pastor Erik Roth               
GATHERING HYMN  God, Whose Almighty Word  ELW 673

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS                                                                      
Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, whose teaching is life, whose presence is sure, and whose love is endless. Amen.
Let us confess our sins to the one who welcomes us with an open heart.
Silence is kept for reflection.
 
God our comforter:
like lost sheep, we have gone astray. 
We gaze upon abundance and see scarcity.

We turn our faces away from injustice and oppression.
We exploit the earth with our apathy and greed. 
Free us from our sin, gracious God.

Listen when we call out to you for help. 
Lead us by your love to love our neighbors as ourselves.
 Amen.
 
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
By the gift of grace in ☩ Christ Jesus, God makes you righteous.
Receive with glad hearts the forgiveness of all your sins. Amen.

KYRIE
 
 
 
HYMN OF PRAISE

PRAYER OF THE DAY   Eternal light, shine in our hearts. Eternal wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance. Eternal compassion, have mercy on us. Turn us to seek your face, and enable us to reflect your goodness, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
 

FIRST READING: Jeremiah 31:7-9

7Thus says the Lord: Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob,
  and raise shouts for the chief of the nations;
 proclaim, give praise, and say,
  “Save, O Lord, your people, the remnant of Israel.”
8See, I am going to bring them from the land of the north,
  and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth,
 among them the blind and the lame, those with child and those in labor, together;
  a great company, they shall return here.
9With weeping they shall come,
  and with consolations I will lead them back,
 I will let them walk by brooks of water,
  in a straight path in which they shall not stumble;
 for I have become a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
Word of God, word of life. Thanks be to God.

PSALM 126

1When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
  then were we like those who dream.
2Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy.
  Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” 
3The Lord has done great things for us,
  and we are glad indeed.
4Restore our fortunes, O Lord,
  like the watercourses of the Negeb.
5Those who sowed with tears
  will reap with songs of joy.
6Those who go out weeping, carrying the seed,
  will come again with joy, shouldering their sheaves. 
  
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE       
                                                              

SECOND READING:  Hebrews 7:23-28

23The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office; 24but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. 25Consequently he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
  26For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, blameless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. 27Unlike the other high priests, he has no need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for those of the people; this he did once for all when he offered himself. 28For the law appoints as high priests those who are subject to weakness, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.

Word of God, word of life. Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION  

GOSPEL:  The Holy Gospel, according to Mark 10:46-52, Glory to you, O Lord.

46As [Jesus] and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.” 50So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.” 52Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.
This is the Gospel of the Lord.   Praise to you, O Christ.
 
SERMON  Pastor Erik Roth

HYMN OF THE DAY  Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound   ELW 779    

 
APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.*
On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION After each petition respond: Hear us, O God, Your mercy is great.
 
SHARING OF THE PEACE
 
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING *Please stand as you are able.
The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.
It is indeed right….

WORDS OF INSTITUTION
 
LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
 
COMMUNION  The table is set: taste and see that the Lord is good.
The body and blood of Christ broken and shed for you.
                           
COMMUNION HYMN

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION  May the body and blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,  strengthen you and keep you in his grace. Amen.
 
SENDING HYMN The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve   ELW 551

BLESSING  May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord’s face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace. Amen.
 
SENDING Go in peace. The living Word dwells in you. Thanks be to God.
 
POSTLUDE   Mark Ongalo, Organist            
As you exit the sanctuary, offering may be left in the plate.
 
Thank you for worshiping with us this morning.
 
OSLC – From sundaysandseasons.com. Copyright © 2021 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SB124425. Songs under CCLI License # 2488679.  New Revised Standard Version Bible, Copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. Song Copyright permissions: God, Whose Almighty Word, Text: John Marriott, 1780-1825, alt. Music: Felice de Giardini, 1716-1796, Public Domain.  Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound, Text: John Newton, 1725-1807, alt., sts. 1-4; anonymous, st. 5, Music: W. Walker, Southern Harmony, 1835; arr. Edwin O. Excell, 1851-1921, alt. Public Domain. The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve,Text: Delores Dufner, OSB, b. 1939. Music: attr. Thomas Haweis, 1734–1820, OCP Publishing, Public Domain. Augsburg Fortress License #SB124425. CCLI License # 2488679.                                                                                                           
 
Thank you to those who assisted with worship today:  Dan Peliska, Videographer

Next Sunday is Reformation Sunday, wear red!
 
Sunday School: Class resumes today during the service. Children will be dismissed for Sunday School following the Children’s Message.
 
WELCA: All Women of OSLC are invited to the “Circle” Bible Study on the first and third Tuesday at 1pm in the Fellowship Hall.
 
THANK YOU! We had a great crew of women here Tuesday, Thank You Ladies for cleaning the kitchen and various areas of the church this week. And a very special Thank You for helping clean and organize our Youth Room this past month and outfitting it with new pillows and curtains! You are appreciated~
 
BIBLE STUDY : OSLC’s Bible Study will now be meeting FRIDAYS AT 1 PM in the Fireside Room. You don’t have to be a scholar to attend, it’s open to everyone so come join us – we are studying the book of Acts. You are also invited to Messiah Lutheran’s Mostly Men group on Tuesdays @ 9:30am, and the Women’s Bible Study is on Wednesdays, 9:30am @ MLC.
 
CONFIRMATION FOR 6TH – 9TH GRADERS  Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.  Pastor Erik and Deacon Kari are excited to invite you to the 2021– 2022 Confirmation Year where we will be exploring Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. Call Pastor Erik if you have questions, 218-404-0007.
 
QUILTING WEDNESDAYS  The quilters meet on Wednesdays, starting at 8am, until early afternoon. You don’t have to know how to sew quilts; you can help tie off and pack them up. Stop by when you are available and help where you can, for as long as you can. We eat lunch together around noon, join us for the fun and fellowship!
 
MEN’S BREAKFAST & DEVOTION: Join us downtown at Loonies Coffee Shop for fellowship, Wednesdays @7:30-8:30am.
 
SAFESERVE CLASS: If you are interested in doing your refresher course for kitchen safety, or you are interested in it for the first time, there is a class coming up Nov. 18th. Let Judy Peliska know if you want to attend.
 
RADIO BROADCAST  This week’s broadcast is sponsored by Sharon and Butch Panula, praying for everyone to stay safe and healthy. If you would like to sponsor a radio broadcast in honor of a special date or in memory of someone special in your life, contact the church office with the date you have in mind. It is $45 for a shared sponsorship and $90 for a full sponsorship. We thank you for supporting this important ministry that reaches so many in this area.
 
BIBLE READING CHALLENGE:  Please join Messiah and Our Savior’s as we continue to read through the Bible this year. This week’s schedule is as follows.

WEEK 43
Sunday  Job 14:1-12
Monday  Psalm 8:1-9
Tuesday  John 5:19-30
Wednesday 1 Corinth. 15:20-28
Thursday 1 Corinth. 15:35-50
Friday 1 Corinth.15:51-58
Saturday  Matthew 18:1-10
 

FOR PERSONAL/PRIVATE PRAYER, QUESTIONS OR NEEDS, please call Pastor Erik at 218-404-0007.  FOR THE PRAYER CHAIN:  You may call Janet Heglund at 218-749-6143, the prayer chain leader for the month of October. We pray for people in need of comfort, hope, healing, or safe transition: Prayer for the Perala family, Steve (Covid), Jan (Covid), the Cina family, Bill, Morgan, Butch, Sharon, Terri, Tyler, Wally, Ruth (fall, broken ribs), Harlow (lymphoma), 7 yo girl (kidney), Amanda, Laura (cancer & brain issues), Kathy (lung cancer), Larry (pancreatic cancer), Mary (melanoma), Piper, Marilee K. (cancer), Faye A. (neurosurgery), Ed, Helen (cancer), Janet (cancer), Kathryn (cancer), Gerilyn Thomas (cancer), Shay (bone cancer), Martha (cancer), Bob & Betty C.,  Bonnie (cancer), Victoria (MS), Bob (ALS) & Wife, Ken (ALS) & Wife, Bonnie (MS), Jeanette, Carolyn, Dorothy. We pray for the family of AIllene Aho.
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ON THE RANGE:
OSLC Quilters now meet here Wednesdays at 9am, come any time during the day! Our Quilts go all over the world through Lutheran World Relief.
Little Free Pantry: If you want to donate to our outside “Little Free Pantry,” just put food into the pantry anytime that’s convenient to you, it doesn’t have to be stored in the church first.
Quad Cities Food Shelf could use donations or your volunteer help, call 218-749-1371.
Phebe & Curran Hospitals: Area WELCA groups from various churches also roll bandages for the Phebe & Curran hospitals in Liberia @ Our Savior’s in Aurora, 3rd Tuesday at 9am, call for info, 218-229-3466.
Lutheran Social Services: LSS is looking for Senior volunteers to provide companionship to older adults, or to work with school-aged children as a mentor. Volunteers of the program qualify for tax-free stipends and travel reimbursement. Call Christina at 218.290.0186 for details.
 

 
Please pray continually for people effected by deadly hurricanes and other natural disasters this year. The clean-up continues in Honduras and the United States especially. Lutheran Disaster Response conducts clean-up and rebuilding projects and also helps families with food and basic living necessities. They are there for the long haul. Praying and giving helps ensure their work will continue in areas that have the most need. If you would like to help monetarily, checks or money orders can be sent to:
Lutheran Disaster Response
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009
You can also give by phone, call 800-638-3522 or go online to elca.org.
Please pray for relief and recovery.
 

VLM Camp Ministries
Camp Hiawatha and Camp Vermilion provide year-round ministry to our families, churches and the greater community. Your support enables VLM to provide camp ministries with well-trained staff, well-equipped grounds and buildings, and maintain beautiful and accessible properties. 
 
Giving to your church provides for VLM corporately, and giving individually allows you to dedicate support where your heart is. Have you, or any one you know, been positively impacted by camp ministry in any way? Summer youth sessions, Quilting retreats, Canoe Camps, Christmas events… You can decide on your own to become a “Builder” by committing $100, $200, $500 or more for the year and really be active in part of the ministry at VLM. If you are interested in a Builder commitment, give us a call at 800-331-5148 or visit our website at vlmcamps.org and go to the Contact page. Of course, a one-time gift is also appreciated – together we all can make things happen. Your prayers are important too, now more than ever!
 
Summer 2021 was a great season of youth and canoe camps and of course our increasingly popular Bluegrass Festival. We are now planning for summer 2022, and have a few winter ministries ahead of us. Also, we are actively recruiting for key positions within our camp ministries so we can continue to provide the opportunity for Christ-centered spiritual growth to our youth, and provide our community with various gatherings and weekend retreats. Give where your heart is, and join us in God’s great Northwoods!

 

Below is our bulletin for this Sunday, October 17, 2021

*The Bulletin and the announcements are subject to change with the final printing Friday. 

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost October 17, 2021
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church – Pastor Erik Roth
 
PRELUDE  Kristen Weikum, Organist
WELCOME   Pastor Erik Roth             
GATHERING HYMN  How Clear is Our Vocation, Lord    ELW 580

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS                                                                                 
Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God,
whose teaching is life,
whose presence is sure,
and whose love is endless. Amen.
Let us confess our sins to the one who welcomes us with an open heart.
 
Silence is kept for reflection.
God our comforter:
like lost sheep, we have gone astray.
We gaze upon abundance and see scarcity.
We turn our faces away from injustice and oppression.
We exploit the earth with our apathy and greed.
Free us from our sin, gracious God.
Listen when we call out to you for help.
Lead us by your love to love our neighbors as ourselves. Amen.
 
All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
By the gift of grace in ☩ Christ Jesus, God makes you righteous.
Receive with glad hearts the forgiveness of all your sins. Amen.
 
KYRIE 

HYMN OF PRAISE
  
PRAYER OF THE DAY   Sovereign God, you turn your greatness into goodness for all the peoples on earth. Shape us into willing servants of your kingdom, and make us desire always and only your will, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
 

FIRST READING:  Job 38:1-7 [34-41]

1The Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:
2“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
3Gird up your loins like a man,
  I will question you, and you shall declare to me.
4“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
  Tell me, if you have understanding.
5Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
  Or who stretched the line upon it?
6On what were its bases sunk,
  or who laid its cornerstone
7when the morning stars sang together
  and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?

34“Can you lift up your voice to the clouds,
  so that a flood of waters may cover you?
35Can you send forth lightnings, so that they may go
  and say to you, ‘Here we are’?
36Who has put wisdom in the inward parts,
  or given understanding to the mind?
37Who has the wisdom to number the clouds?
  Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens,
38when the dust runs into a mass
  and the clods cling together?
39“Can you hunt the prey for the lion,
  or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
40when they crouch in their dens,
  or lie in wait in their covert?
41Who provides for the raven its prey,
  when its young ones cry to God,
  and wander about for lack of food?”
Word of God, word of life. Thanks be to God.
 

PSALM 91:9-16

9Because you have made the Lord your refuge,
  and the Most High your habitation,
10no evil will befall you,
  nor shall affliction come near your dwelling.
11For God will give the angels charge over you,
  to guard you in all your ways.
12Upon their hands they will bear you up,
  lest you strike your foot against a stone. 
13You will tread upon the lioncub and viper;
  you will trample down the lion and the serpent.
14I will deliver those who cling to me;
  I will uphold them, because they know my name.
15They will call me, and I will answer them;
  I will be with them in trouble; I will rescue and honor them.
16With long life will I satisfy them,
  and show them my salvation. 
 
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE                                                                                     

SECOND READING: Hebrews 5:1-10

1Every high priest chosen from among mortals is put in charge of things pertaining to God on their behalf, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2He is able to deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is subject to weakness; 3and because of this he must offer sacrifice for his own sins as well as for those of the people. 4And one does not presume to take this honor, but takes it only when called by God, just as Aaron was.
  5So also Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest, but was appointed by the one who said to him,
 “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”;
6as he says also in another place,
 “You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.”
  7In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered; 9and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, 10having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.

Word of God, word of life. Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION 

GOSPEL:  The Holy Gospel, according to Mark 10:35-45, Glory to you, O Lord.

35James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” 37And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” 39They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; 40but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
  41When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. 42So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. 43But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, 44and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. 45For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord.   Praise to you, O Christ.
 
SERMON   Pastor Erik Roth
 
HYMN OF THE DAY  Will You Let Me Be Your Servant    ELW 659    
 
APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.*
On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
 
PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION  
After each petition, Hear us, O God, please reply Your mercy is great.
 
SHARING OF THE PEACE
 
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
 
LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
 
BLESSING  May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord’s face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace. Amen.
 
SENDING HYMN Lord, Dismiss Us With Your Blessing    ELW 545

SENDING Go in peace. The living Word dwells in you. Thanks be to God.
 
POSTLUDE  Kristen Weikum, Organist            

As you exit the sanctuary, offering may be left in the plate   Thank you for joining us this morning.
OSLC – From sundaysandseasons.com. Copyright © 2021 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SB124425. Songs under CCLI License # 2488679.  New Revised Standard Version Bible, Copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission.

Thank you to those who helped with worship today.
Dan Peliska, Videographer
Judy Peliska, Lector
 
Sunday School: Sunday School class be on hold today. We hope to resume on October 24th.

BIBLE READING CHALLENGE:  Please join Messiah and Our Savior’s as we continue to read through the Bible this year. This week’s schedule is as follows

WEEK 42
Sunday  John 19:1-16
Monday  John 19:17-42
Tuesday  John 20:1-17
Wednesday  John 20:19-29
Thursday John 21:1-17
Friday  Job 1:1-22
Saturday  Job 2:1-10

BIBLE STUDY : OSLC’s Bible Study will now be meeting FRIDAYS AT 1 PM in the Fireside Room. You don’t have to be a scholar to attend, it’s open to everyone so come join us – we are studying the book of Acts. You are also invited to Messiah Lutheran’s Mostly Men group on Tuesdays @ 9:30am, and the Women’s Bible Study is on Wednesdays, 9:30am @ MLC.
 
QUILTING WEDNESDAYS  The quilters have decided to meet only on Wednesdays, starting at 9am, until early afternoon. You don’t have to know how to sew quilts; you can help tie off and pack them up. Stop by when you are available and help where you can, for as long as you can. We eat lunch together around noon, join us for the fun and fellowship!
 
CONFIRMATION FOR 6TH – 9TH GRADERS  Confirmation has begun, and is being held at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church this fall.  Call Pastor Erik Roth if you have questions at 741-6207, or 218-404-0007.
 
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ON THE RANGE: Lutheran Social Service invites you to volunteer with older adults, or to work with school-aged children as a scholar-mentor. Call Christina at 218.290.0186 for details. OSLC Quilters now meet here Wednesdays at 9am, come any time during the day! WELCA groups from area churches also roll bandages for the Phebe & Curran hospitals in Liberia @ Our Savior’s in Aurora, 3rd Tuesday at 9am, call for info, 218-229-3466. Family Life Center, Virginia Olcott building is looking for volunteers to help with children’s clothing/assess needs for young parents, call Terri @ 218-262-5768. Quad Cities Food Shelf could use donations or your volunteer help, call 218-749-1371. If you want to donate to our outside “Little Free Pantry,” just put food into the pantry anytime that’s convenient to you, it doesn’t have to be stored in the church first.
 
WELCA: The WELCA Circle will meet for study the 19th at 1pm- all are invited!
 
CLEANING DAY:  WELCA Ladies will also meet Tuesday at 10:30 am to clean the kitchen and various areas. Join us for fellowship & coffee!
 
RADIO BROADCAST  Thank you for sponsoring the radio broadcast. Last week was sponsored by Marlene Kauppinen and George Croft in memory of John Kauppinen. If you would like to give in honor of a special date or in memory of someone, contact the church office with the date you have in mind. It is $45 for a shared sponsorship and $90 for a full sponsorship.
 

 
Hurricane Ida barreled through Louisiana and Mississippi, then caused flooding and tornadoes in northeastern states such as New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. More tropical storms threaten to cause further flooding in many southern states.

 

 

 

Please pray continually for everyone effected, and for emergency workers and volunteers helping to restore the areas hit and in providing housing, food and medical care. If you would like to help monetarily, checks or money orders can be sent to:
Lutheran Disaster Response
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009
 
You can also give by phone, call 800-638-3522 or go online to elca.org.
Please pray for relief and recovery.

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 26, 2021
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church – Pastor Erik Roth

PRELUDE   Kristen Weikum, Organist
WELCOME   Pastor Erik Roth
GATHERING HYMN Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart    ELW 800


CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS                                                                      
Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God,
whose teaching is life,
whose presence is sure,
and whose love is endless. Amen.

Let us confess our sins to the one who welcomes us with an open heart.
Silence is kept for reflection.
God our comforter:
like lost sheep, we have gone astray.
We gaze upon abundance and see scarcity.
We turn our faces away from injustice and oppression.
We exploit the earth with our apathy and greed.
Free us from our sin, gracious God.
Listen when we call out to you for help.
Lead us by your love to love our neighbors as ourselves.Amen.

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
By the gift of grace in ☩ Christ Jesus, God makes you righteous.
Receive with glad hearts the forgiveness of all your sins.
Amen.

KYRIE *Please stand as you are able.


HYMN OF PRAISE

PRAYER OF THE DAY Generous God, your Son gave his life that we might come to peace with you. Give us a share of your Spirit, and in all we do empower us to bear the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


FIRST READING: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 
4The rabble among them had a strong craving; and the Israelites also wept again, and said, “If only we had meat to eat! 5We remember the fish we used to eat in Egypt for nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic; 6but now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at.”

  10Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, all at the entrances of their tents. Then the Lord became very angry, and Moses was displeased. 11So Moses said to the Lord, “Why have you treated your servant so badly? Why have I not found favor in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people on me? 12Did I conceive all this people? Did I give birth to them, that you should say to me, ‘Carry them in your bosom, as a nurse carries a sucking child, to the land that you promised on oath to their ancestors’? 13Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they come weeping to me and say, ‘Give us meat to eat!’ 14I am not able to carry all this people alone, for they are too heavy for me. 15If this is the way you are going to treat me, put me to death at once—if I have found favor in your sight—and do not let me see my misery.”
  16So the Lord said to Moses, “Gather for me seventy of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them; bring them to the tent of meeting, and have them take their place there with you.”
  24So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord; and he gathered seventy elders of the people, and placed them all around the tent. 25Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders; and when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do so again.
  26Two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the spirit rested on them; they were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. 27And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” 28And Joshua son of Nun, the assistant of Moses, one of his chosen men, said, “My lord Moses, stop them!” 29But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord‘s people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his spirit on them!”
Word of God, word of life. Thanks be to God.


PSALM 19:7-14
7The teaching of the Lord is perfect and re- | vives the soul;
  the testimony of the Lord is sure and gives wisdom to | the simple.
8The statutes of the Lord are just and re- | joice the heart;
  the commandment of the Lord is clear and gives light | to the eyes.
9The fear of the Lord is clean and en- | dures forever;
  the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous | altogether.
10More to be desired are they than gold, more than | much fine gold,
  sweeter far than honey, than honey | in the comb. R
11By them also is your ser- | vant enlightened,
  and in keeping them there is | great reward.
12Who can detect one’s | own offenses?
  Cleanse me from my | secret faults.
13Above all, keep your servant from presumptuous sins;      
        let them not get dominion | over me;
  then shall I be whole and sound, and innocent of a | great offense.
14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable | in your sight,
  O Lord, my strength and | my redeemer. 

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE                                                                      


SECOND READING: James 5:13-20  
13Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. 14Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. 16Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. 17Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest.

  19My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another, 20you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner’s soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

Word of God, word of life. Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION 
 


GOSPEL:  The Holy Gospel, according to Mark 9:38-50, Glory to you, O Lord.

38John said to [Jesus,] “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. 40Whoever is not against us is for us. 41For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.
  42“If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. 43If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 45And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell. 47And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into hell, 48where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched.
  49“For everyone will be salted with fire. 50Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord.   Praise to you, O Christ.


SERMONPastor Erik Roth

HYMN OF THE DAY Lord, Whose Love In Humble Service  ELW 712 

APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God, the Father almighty,creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;he descended to the dead.*
On the third day he rose again;he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION  After each petition, Lord in your mercy, reply, Hear our prayer.

SHARING OF THE PEACE

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING 
The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.
It is indeed right….


WORDS OF INSTITUTION

LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

COMMUNION  The table is set: taste and see that the Lord is good.
The body and blood of Christ broken and shed for you.

COMMUNION HYMN


PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION  May the body and blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,  strengthen you and keep you in his grace. Amen.

BLESSING  May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord’s face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace. Amen.


SENDING HYMN Let us Ever Walk with Jesus   ELW 802


SENDING Go in peace. The living Word dwells in you. Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE Kristen Weikum, Organist            
As you exit the sanctuary, offering may be left in the plate  

Thank you for joining us this morning.

OSLC – From sundaysandseasons.com. Copyright © 2021 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SB124425. Songs under CCLI License # 2488679.  New Revised Standard Version Bible, Copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. Song Copyright permissions: Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart, Text: George Croly, 1780-1860, Music: Frederick C. Atkinson, 1841-1897, Public Domain. Lord, Whose Love In Humble Service,Text: Albert F. Bayly, 1901-1984, Music: The Sacred Heart, Philadelphia, 1844; arr. Selected Hymns, 1985, Oxford University Press (New York).  Let us Ever Walk with Jesus, Text: Sigismund von Birken, 1626-1681; tr. Lutheran Book of Worship, alt. Music: Georg G. Boltze, 18th cent, Augsburg Fortress.                                                                                              
Thank you to those who helped with worship today.

Sunday School: We had such a wonderful time with Rally Sunday last week! Thank you for joining us – and a special Thank You to the Klatt family for bringing the petting Zoo this year (the young and young-at-heart sure enjoyed the animals). Our Sunday School class will begin October 3rd. Worship begins at 9am, and there will always be a special Children’s Message during worship, then children will be dismissed for Sunday School and class will finish approximately 10am, as worship ends. We welcome your children and grandchildren and look forward to providing this wonderful ministry! If you have any questions, please call the church office (741-6207) or Pastor Erik’s cell (218-404-0007).

BIBLE READING CHALLENGE:  Please join Messiah and Our Savior’s as we continue to read through the Bible this year. You may read along on your own or listen to the reading each day on Our Savior’s or Messiah’s Facebook pages.  If you would like to be a reader, please let Deacon Kari or Pastor Erik know. This week’s schedule is as follows:

WEEK 39: Loyalty to God
SUNDAY: 2 KINGS 23:1-25
MONDAY: 2 KINGS 24:8-20
TUESDAY: PHILIPPIANS 2:1-11
WEDNESDAY: PHILIPPIANS 4:4-13
THURSDAY: DANIEL 2:25-48
FRIDAY: DANIEL 3:8-29
SATURDAY: DANIEL 6:6-23
 

BIBLE STUDY TIME CHANGE: OSLC’s Bible Study will now be meeting FRIDAYS AT 1 PM in the Fireside Room. You don’t have to be a scholar to attend, it’s open to everyone so come join us – we are studying the book of Acts. You are also invited to Messiah Lutheran’s Mostly Men group on Tuesdays @ 9:30am, and the Women’s Bible Study is on Wednesdays, 9:30am @ MLC.

QUILTING WEDNESDAYS  The quilters have decided to meet only on Wednesdays, starting at 9am, until early afternoon. You don’t have to know how to sew quilts; you can help tie off and pack them up. Stop by when you are available and help where you can, for as long as you can. We eat lunch together around noon, join us for the fun and fellowship!

CONFIRMATION FOR 6TH – 9TH GRADERS Begins on Wednesday, October 6, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.  Pastor Erik and Deacon Kari are excited to invite you to the 2021– 2022 Confirmation Year where we will be exploring Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. Parents/Guardians please plan to attend the first confirmation session with your confirmand.  

HANSEN’S COUNTRY PRODUCE STAND is open through the fall in Our Savior’s parking lot.  Their hours are 10:00 a.m.— 6:00 p.m., Wednesday—Sunday, stop by to say hello and pick up your favorite produce & pumpkin!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ON THE RANGE: Lutheran Social Service invites you to volunteer with older adults, or to work with school-aged children as a scholar-mentor. Call Christina at 218.290.0186 for details. OSLC Quilters now meet here Wednesdays at 9am, come any time during the day! WELCA groups from area churches also roll bandages for the Phebe & Curran hospitals in Liberia @ Our Savior’s in Aurora, 3rd Tuesday at 9am, call for info, 218-229-3466. Family Life Center, Virginia Olcott building is looking for volunteers to help with children’s clothing/assess needs for young parents, call Terri @ 218-262-5768. Quad Cities Food Shelf could use donations or your volunteer help, call 218-749-1371. If you want to donate to our outside “Little Free Pantry,” just put food into the pantry anytime that’s convenient to you, it doesn’t have to be stored in the church first.

FALL GATHERING: The WELCA Fall Gathering is next Sunday, Oct. 3rd, 1-3pm, at Gethsemane. Call the Coordinator, Julie L. @ 218-276-3020 for info. *Also, Our Savior’s WELCA Board Meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 12th @ 9:30am.

RADIO BROADCAST  Thank you for sponsoring the radio broadcast: Today is sponsored by the children of Sandie and Noel Dingman on what would be their 62nd Wedding Anniversary. Don Hansen & Family of Hansen Country Produce Stand, sponsored Sept. 19th. Thank you for sponsoring. If you would like to give in honor of a special date or in memory of someone, contact the church office with the date you have in mind. It is $45 for a shared sponsorship and $90 for a full sponsorship.

FOR PERSONAL/PRIVATE PRAYER, QUESTIONS OR NEEDS, please call Pastor Erik at 218-404-0007.  FOR THEPRAYER CHAIN:  You may call Kathy Hoppa, 218-749-1285, the prayer chain leader for the month of September. We pray for people in need of comfort, hope, healing, or safe transition: Prayer for Ruth (fall, broken ribs), Harlow (lymphoma), 7 yo girl (kidney), Amanda, Laura (cancer & brain issues), Kathy (lung cancer), Larry (pancreatic cancer), Mary (melanoma), Piper, Marilee K. (cancer), Faye A. (neurosurgery), Ed, Helen (cancer), Janet (cancer), Kathryn (cancer), Gerilyn Thomas (cancer), Shay (bone
cancer), Martha (cancer), Bob & Betty C.,  Bonnie (cancer), Victoria (MS), Bob (ALS) & Wife, Ken (ALS) & Wife, Bonnie (MS), Jeanette, Carolyn, Dorothy.

 
HURRICANE IDA  barreled through Louisiana and Mississippi, then caused flooding and tornadoes in northeastern states such as New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. More tropical storms threaten to cause further flooding in many southern states.

Please pray continually for everyone effected, and for emergency workers and volunteers helping to restore the areas hit and in providing housing, food and medical care. If you would like to help monetarily, checks or money orders can be sent to:
Lutheran Disaster Response
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009
 
You can also give by phone, call 800-638-3522 or go online to elca.org.
Please pray for relief and recovery.

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 19, 2021
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church – Pastor Erik Roth

PRELUDE   Carolyn Flaschberger, Guitarist
WELCOME  Pastor Erik Roth
GATHERING HYMN All Are Welcome   ELW 641

CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS                                                                      
Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God,
whose teaching is life,
whose presence is sure,
and whose love is endless. Amen.

Let us confess our sins to the one who welcomes us with an open heart.
Silence is kept for reflection.
God our comforter:
like lost sheep, we have gone astray.
We gaze upon abundance and see scarcity.
We turn our faces away from injustice and oppression.
We exploit the earth with our apathy and greed.
Free us from our sin, gracious God.
Listen when we call out to you for help.
Lead us by your love to love our neighbors as ourselves.Amen.

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
By the gift of grace in ☩ Christ Jesus, God makes you righteous.
Receive with glad hearts the forgiveness of all your sins.
Amen.

KYRIE 

PRAYER OF THE DAY O God, our teacher and guide, you draw us to yourself and welcome us as beloved children. Help us to lay aside all envy and selfish ambition, that we may walk in your ways of wisdom and understanding as servants of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

FIRST READING: Proverbs 31:10-31

10A capable wife who can find?
  She is far more precious than jewels.
11The heart of her husband trusts in her,
  and he will have no lack of gain.
12She does him good, and not harm,
  all the days of her life.
13She seeks wool and flax,
  and works with willing hands.
14She is like the ships of the merchant,
  she brings her food from far away.
15She rises while it is still night
  and provides food for her household
  and tasks for her servant-girls.
16She considers a field and buys it;
  with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
17She girds herself with strength,
  and makes her arms strong.
18She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
  Her lamp does not go out at night.
19She puts her hands to the distaff,
  and her hands hold the spindle.
20She opens her hand to the poor,
  and reaches out her hands to the needy.
21She is not afraid for her household when it snows,
  for all her household are clothed in crimson.
22She makes herself coverings;
  her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23Her husband is known in the city gates,
  taking his seat among the elders of the land.
24She makes linen garments and sells them;
  she supplies the merchant with sashes.
25Strength and dignity are her clothing,
  and she laughs at the time to come.
26She opens her mouth with wisdom,
  and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27She looks well to the ways of her household,
  and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28Her children rise up and call her happy;
  her husband too, and he praises her:
29“Many women have done excellently,
  but you surpass them all.”
30Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
  but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31Give her a share in the fruit of her hands,
  and let her works praise her in the city gates.
Word of God, word of life. Thanks be to God.

PSALM 54

1Save me, O God, | by your name;
  in your might, de- | fend my cause.
2Hear my | prayer, O God;
  give ear to the words | of my mouth.
3For strangers have risen up against me, and the ruthless have | sought my life,
  those who have no re- | gard for God.
4Behold, God | is my helper;
  it is the Lord who sus- | tains my life. 
5Render evil to those who | spy on me;
  in your faithful- | ness, destroy them.
6I will offer you a | freewill sacrifice
  and praise your name, O Lord, for | it is good.
7For you have rescued me from | every trouble,
  and my eye looks down | on my enemies. 

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE *Milestone Bibles                                                                 

SECOND READING: James 3:13–4:3, 7-8a

13Who is wise and understanding among you? Show by your good life that your works are done with gentleness born of wisdom. 14But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth. 15Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, devilish. 16For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and wickedness of every kind. 17But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy. 18And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.
4:1Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you? 2You want something and do not have it; so you commit murder. And you covet something and cannot obtain it; so you engage in disputes and conflicts. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, in order to spend what you get on your pleasures. 
7Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8aDraw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
Word of God, word of life. Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
“Sanctuary”   John W. Thompson | Randy ScruggLord prepare me
To be a sanctuary
Pure and holy
Tried and true
With thanksgiving
I’ll be a living
Sanctuary, for you 

GOSPEL:  The Holy Gospel, according to Mark 9:30-37, Glory to you, O Lord.

30[Jesus and the disciples went on] and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it;31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” 32But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him.
  33Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” 34But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. 35He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.” 36Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”
This is the Gospel of the Lord.   Praise to you, O Christ.


SERMON You may be seated.  Pastor Erik Roth

HYMN OF THE DAY Children of the Heavenly Father   ELW 781

APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God, the Father almighty,creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;he descended to the dead.*
On the third day he rose again;he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION  After each petition, Lord in your mercy, reply, Hear our prayer.

SHARING OF THE PEACE

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING 
The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.
It is indeed right….

WORDS OF INSTITUTION

LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.

COMMUNION HYMNLet us Break Bread Together  ELW 471

COMMUNION  The table is set: taste and see that the Lord is good.
The body and blood of Christ broken and shed for you.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION  May the body and blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,  strengthen you and keep you in his grace. Amen.

BLESSING  May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord’s face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May the Lord look upon you with favor and give you peace. Amen.

SENDING HYMN The Lord Now Sends Us Forth    ELW 538

SENDING Go in peace. The living Word dwells in you. Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE  Carolyn Flaschberger                                                                         

OSLC – From sundaysandseasons.com. Copyright © 2021 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #SB124425. Songs under CCLI License # 2488679.  New Revised Standard Version Bible, Copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. Song Copyright permissions: All Are Welcome, Text: Marty Haugen, b. 1950, Music: Marty Haugen, GIA Publications, Inc. c/o OneLicense.net. Sanctuary, CCLI Song # 24140. John W. Thompson | Randy Scrugg. © 1982 Full Armor Publishing Company (Admin. by Peermusic III, Ltd.). Whole Armor Publishing Company (Admin. by Peermusic III, Ltd.) Children of the Heavenly Father, Text: Carolina Sandell Berg, 1832-1903; tr. Ernst W. Olson, 1870-1958, Music: Swedish folk tune. Let Us Break Bread Together, Text: African American spiritual, Music: African American spiritual, Public Domain. The Lord Now Sends Us Forth, Text: Anonymous, Central America; tr. Gerhard M. Cartford, b. 1923, Music: Anonymous, Central America, Public Domain, Augsburg Fortress.

Thank you to those who helped with worship today.

RALLY SUNDAY is this Sunday!  We are kicking off our Fall & Winter ministries this Sunday. Join us outside after Worship for snacks, refreshments and fellowship. Children will be able to enjoy the bouncy house and even a petting zoo this year (we thank the Klatts for providing that)! You can sign your child/children up for Sunday School, and also, if your child is 3 years old, going into the 3rd Grade, or the 6th Grade, they will receive a Milestone Bible!

BIBLE READING CHALLENGE:  Please join Messiah and Our Savior’s as we continue to read through the Bible this year.  You may read along on your own or listen to the reading each day on Our Savior’s or Messiah’s Facebook pages.  If you would like to be a reader, please let Deacon Kari or Pastor Erik know. This week’s schedule is as follows

WEEK 38: War and Peace
Sunday: 2 Kings 8:1-19
Monday: 2 Kings 9:1-3, 17-28
Tuesday: 2 Kings 11:21—12:16
Wednesday: 2 Kings 13:14-25
Thursday: 17:1-18
Friday: 2 Kings 18:1-8, 15-34
Saturday: 2 Kings 22:1-13
 

WORSHIP ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITIES: If you are interested in praying with the prayer chain, greeting, reading, video recording, or meeting with Pastor Erik to plan a Children’s Church message, please let us know! We can fit you in when your schedule is open, and you can rotate once every 4-6 weeks, less or more if you desire. This will also give you a chance to participate in these ministry areas and find one you feel you are well suited for.

A big thank you !  A number of congregants spent a lot of time and energy this week tidying up several areas, cleaning and organizing, moving tables, and even getting our Youth Room clean for children’s ministry. You are very appreciated, and we are very thankful for all of you! Thank you~

BIBLE STUDY TIME CHANGE: OSLC’s Bible Study will now be meeting Fridays at 1 pm in the Fireside Room. You don’t have to be a scholar to attend, it’s open to everyone so come join us – we are studying the book of Acts. You are also invited to Messiah Lutheran’s Mostly Men group on Tuesdays @ 9:30am, and the Women’s Bible Study is on Wednesdays, 9:30am @ MLC (not this Wed., the 15th, due to Camp Day).

QUILTING MONDAYS & WEDNESDAY  The Monday Quilting Group will meet at 8am and will be here until early afternoon, and the Wednesday Quilting Group will meet at 9am and will also be here into the early afternoon. You don’t have to know how to sew quilts; you can help tie off and pack them up. Stop by when you are available and help where you can for as long as you can.

*Comfort Quilts for Kids are now hanging with the prayer shawls for children in need of comfort for any reason.

CONGREGATIONS CARING FOR THE EARTH: Join us for the Community Harvest Potluck Sunday, Sep[. 19th, at Olcott Park!It starts at 4pm in the Lions Club Pavilion.

CONFIRMATION FOR 6TH – 9TH GRADERS Begins on Wednesday, October 6, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.  Pastor Erik and Deacon Kari are excited to invite you to the 2021– 2022 Confirmation Year where we will be exploring Martin Luther’s Small Catechism. Parents/Guardians please plan to attend the first confirmation session with your confirmand.  

HANSEN’S COUNTRY PRODUCE STAND is open through the fall in Our Savior’s parking lot.  Their hours are 10:00 a.m.— 6:00 p.m., Wednesday—Sunday, stop by to say hello and pick up your favorite produce & pumpkin!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Lutheran Social Service invites you to volunteer with providing companionship to older adults in the community, or to work with school-aged children as a scholar mentor. Call Christina at 218.290.0186 for details, a stipend/travel reimbursement is available.

RADIO BROADCAST  Thank you for sponsoring the radio broadcast for this Sunday:  Don Hansen & Family of Hansen Country Produce Stand. September 26th is sponsored by the children of Sandie and Noel Dingman on what would be their 62nd Wedding Anniversary. Thank you for sponsoring. If you would like to give in honor of a special date or in memory of someone, contact the church office with the date you have in mind. It is $45 for a shared sponsorship and $90 for a full sponsorship.

    
 VLM Work Days
 
Camp Hiawatha’s Work Day is this Saturday – thank you if you assist in their cleaning tasks and help with winterizing! Camp Vermilion’s work day is this coming Saturday, September 25th.  Speak with Pastor Erik if you would like to go. Look online at www.vlmcamps.org/work-days for the details! Food is provided.
                               

FOR PERSONAL/PRIVATE PRAYER, QUESTIONS OR NEEDS, please call Pastor Erik at 218-404-0007. FOR THEPRAYER CHAIN:  You may call Kathy Hoppa, 218-749-1285, the prayer chain leader for the month of September. We pray for people in need of comfort, hope, healing, or safe transition: Praises for the 7 yo girl with kidney transplant, Amanda (young lady with covid), Laura (cancer & brain issues), Kathy (lung cancer), Larry (pancreatic cancer), Mary (melanoma), Piper, Marilee K. (cancer), Faye A. (neurosurgery), Ed, Helen (cancer), Janet (cancer), Kathryn (cancer), Gerilyn Thomas (cancer), Shay (bone cancer), Martha (cancer), Bob & Betty C.,  Bonnie (cancer), Victoria (MS), Bob (ALS) & Wife, Ken (ALS) & Wife, Bonnie (MS), Jeanette, Carolyn, Dorothy.

The remnants of Hurricane Ida barreled through the Northeast, leaving devastation in their wake. New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey were hit with historic flash flooding and tornadoes touched down in Maryland and New Jersey. Louisiana and Mississippi were devastated by the hurricane. More tropical storms threaten to cause further flooding in the southern states.

You can accompany our neighbors who have been affected by these disasters with your prayer and giving. Lutheran Disaster Response is developing plans to accompany on-the-ground partners, including social ministry organizations and synods, in the areas impacted. Immediate needs are expected to include food and shelter, while long-term recovery could include helping people repair or rebuild.
With your support, in giving and in prayer, hurricane survivors will know they’re not alone.  Please pray continually for everyone effected, and for emergency workers and volunteers helping to restore the areas hit and in providing housing, food and medical care. If you would like to help monetarily, checks or money orders can be sent to:

Lutheran Disaster Response
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

You can also give by phone at 800-638-3522 or online at elca.org. Operators are ready to assist you Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Central time.

 

 

 

 

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