Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
1300 Mansfield Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715-723-6048
Office Hours: M-Th, 8a.m.-4p.m.

01-03-2021 (Christmas 2)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Hallelujah” – By:Leonard Cohen

CHRISTMAS DIALOGUE

P: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.

C: The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

P: Those who dwelt in the land of deep darkness, on them light has shined.

C: We have beheld Christ’s glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.

P: To us a child is born, to us a Son is given.

C: In the Word was life, and the life was the light of all people.

SPECIAL MUSIC – Ron Buckles

“One Small Child”

PRAYER OF THE DAY

P: Almighty God,

C: you have filled us with the new light of the Word who became flesh and lived among us. Let the light of our faith shine in all we do; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

SPECIAL MUSIC – Ron Buckles

“Midwinter”

HOLY GOSPEL – John 1:1-18

[1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.
6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 8He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. 9The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.]
10He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 11He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. 12But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, 13who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.
14And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth. 15(John testified to him and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ ”) 16From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. 17The law indeed was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.

P: The Gospel of the Lord. C: Praise to You, O Christ.

SPECIAL MUSIC – Ron Buckles

“Rose Of Bethlehem”

SPECIAL MUSIC – Angel Trio

“Still, Still, Still”

RESPONSIVE PRAYER

P: Glory to God in the highest,

C: and peace to God’s people on earth.

P: Blessed are you, Prince of peace. You rule the earth with truth and justice.

C: Send your gift of peace to all nations of the world.

P: Blessed are you, Son of Mary. You share our humanity.

C: Have mercy on the sick, the dying, and all who suffer this day.

P: Blessed are you, Son of God. You dwell among us as the Word made flesh.

C: Reveal yourself to us that we may bear your light to all the world.

LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.

SPECIAL MUSIC – Ron Buckles

“Sweet Little Jesus Boy”

BLESSING

P: Let us bless the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

P: May you be filled with the wonder of Mary, the obedience of Joseph, the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the determination of the magi, and the peace of the Christ child. Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.

C: Amen.

SPECIAL MUSIC – Ron Buckles

“Away In A Manger”

DISMISSAL

P: Go in peace. Share the gift of Jesus.

C: Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE – “Angel Trio”

“On Christmas Night”

*Thank you to those who helped make this worship service possible.

Readers: Allison Johnson, Madeline Johnson, Susan Johnson

Musicians:

OSLC Praise Team: David Behling, Bonnie Buckles, Ron Buckles, Nicole Harper, Susan Johnson, Kristi Lund, Deb Olson & Steve Olson.

Soloist – Ron Buckles

Angel Trio: Nicole Harper, Becky Raddemann Santine, Annelies Luellen

 

Hymns, songs and portions of the liturgy are reprinted under the following licenses:

CCLI #2339821, OneLicense #A-723565, Augsburg #SAS013411.

The scripture readings are reprinted from the NRSV Bible.