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

01-31-2021 (Epiphany 4)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

Grace Alone – By: Scott Westley Brown

GREETING

L: The light of Christ, the love of God, and the joy of the Spirit be with you all.

All:    And also with you.

L: In the beginning was the Word,

All:    and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

L: In the Word was life,

All:    and the life was the light of all people.

L: The Word became flesh and lived among us,

All:    and we have seen his glory, full of grace and truth.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

L: Let us pray:

C:    Compassionate God, you gather the whole universe into your radiant presence and continually reveal your Son as our Savior. Bring wholeness to all that is broken and speak truth to us in our confusion, that all creation will see and know your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

GATHERING SONG

“Rise, Shine, You People”

Rise, shine, you people! Christ the Lord has entered

our human story; God in him is centered.

He comes to us, by death and sin surrounded, with grace unbounded.

 

See how he sends the pow’rs of evil reeling;

he brings us freedom, light and life and healing.

All men and women, who by guilt are driven, now are forgiven.

 

Come, celebrate; your banners high unfurling,

your songs and prayers against the darkness hurling.

To all the world go out and tell the story of Jesus’ glory.

 

Tell how the Father sent the Son to save us.

Tell of the Son, who life and freedom gave us.

Tell how the Spirit calls from ev’ry nation God’s new creation.

HOLY GOSPEL – Mark 1:21-28

[Jesus and his disciples] went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God.”

But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!”

And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. They were all amazed, and they kept on asking one another, “What is this? A new teaching—with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.”

At once his fame began to spread throughout the surrounding region of Galilee.

 

L: The gospel of the Lord.

C: Praise to you, O Christ.

SERMON – Deacon David Behling

SONG OF THE DAY

“Be Thou My Vision”

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart; naught be all else to me, save that thou art:

thou my best thought both by day and by night, waking or sleeping, thy presence my light.

 

Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word; I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord.

Thou my soul’s shelter, and thou my high tow’r, raise thou me heav’nward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.

 

Light of my soul, after victory won, may I reach heaven’s joys, O heaven’s Sun!

Heart of my own heart, whatever befall, still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

CONFESSION

L: In Christ, you have heard the word of truth, the gospel of our salvation.

C:    We believe in Christ and are marked with the promise of our baptisms.

 

L: Living together in trust and hope, we confess our faith and ground ourselves in our faith in God.

C:    We pray in the Holy Spirit.

 

L: We strive to keep ourselves in the love of God;

C:    We look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

 

L: If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:

C:    Everything old has passed away; behold, everything has become new! 

 

L: God has given us the ministry of reconciliation. Therefore, let us be reconciled to God and to one another. Gracious God:

C:    Have mercy on us. In your compassion forgive us our sins, known and unknown, things done and left undone. Uphold us by your Spirit so that we may live and serve you in newness of life, to the honor and glory of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

L: The almighty and merciful God grant us forgiveness of all our sins.

C:    Amen

PEACE 

L: Sisters and brothers, rejoice. Let us mend our ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, and may the peace of Christ be with you always.

C:    And also with you.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRAYER

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

BLESSING

SENDING SONG

“The Church Song” – By: Jay Beech

Chorus:

We are the church, the body of our Lord,  we are all God’s children and we have been restored.

 

The church is not a building where people go to pray;
it’s not made out of sticks and stones, it’s not made out of clay. Chorus

 

You can go to worship but you cannot go to church;
You can’t find a building that’s alive no matter how you search. Chorus

 

The church is not a business, a committee or a board;
It’s not a corporation for the business of the Lord. Chorus

 

The church, it is the people living out their lives,
called, enlightened, sanctified for the work of Jesus Christ. Chorus

DISMISSAL

L: Abide in peace. Serve the Lord.

C:    Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Ancient Words” By: Michael W. Smith

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.