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

02-28-2021 (Lent 2)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Wonderful, Merciful, Savior” – By: Dawn Rodgers

CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

L: Blessed be the holy Trinity, ☩ one God, the keeper of the covenant, the source of steadfast love, our rock and our redeemer.

C: Amen.

L: God hears us when we cry, and draws us close in Jesus Christ. Let us return to the one who is full of compassion.

Fountain of living water,

C: pour out your mercy over us. Our sin is heavy, and we long to be free. Rebuild what we have ruined and mend what we have torn. Wash us in your cleansing flood. Make us alive in the Spirit to follow in the way of Jesus, as healers and restorers of the world you so love. Amen.

L: Beloved, God’s word never fails. The promise rests on grace: by the saving love of Jesus Christ, the wisdom and power of God, our sins are ☩ forgiven, and God remembers them no more. Journey in the way of Jesus.

C: Amen.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

L:  O God,

C: by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life. Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

GATHERING SONG

“Bless Now, O God, The Journey”

Bless now, O God, the journey that all your people make,

the path through noise and silence, the way of give and take.

The trail is found in desert and winds the mountain round,

then leads beside still waters, the road where faith is found.

 

Bless sojourners and pilgrims who share this winding way;

your hope burns through the terrors, your love sustains the day.

We yearn for holy freedom while often we are bound;

together we are seeking the road where faith is found.

 

Divine eternal lover, you meet us on the road.

We wait for land of promise where milk and honey flow,

but waiting not for places, you meet us all around.

Our covenant is written on roads, as faith is found.

HOLY GOSPEL – Mark 8:31-38

31[Jesus] began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.32He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”
34He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. 36For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? 37Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? 38Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

L: The gospel of the Lord.  C: Praise to you, O Christ.

 SERMON – Pr. Karen Behling

SONG OF THE DAY

“There Is A Redeemer” – By: Keith Green

There is a Redeemer Jesus, God’s own Son,

Precious Lamb of God, Messiah, Holy One.

 

Chorus: Thank you, O my Father, for giving us Your Son;

And leaving Your Spirit ‘til the work on earth is done.

 

Jesus, my Redeemer, Name above all names,

Precious Lamb of God, Messiah, hope for sinners slain.     Chorus

 

When I stand in glory I will see His face,

and there I’ll serve my King forever, in that holy place.     Chorus

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

“My Life Is In You, Lord” – By: Daniel Gardner

My Life is in You, Lord, My strength is in You, Lord,

My hope is in You, Lord, in You, it’s in you.

 

My Life is in You, Lord, My strength is in You, Lord,

My hope is in You, Lord, in You, it’s in you.

 

I will praise You with all of my life, I will praise You with all of my strength;

With all of my life, with all of my strength, All of my hope is in You.

 

My Life is in You, Lord, My strength is in You, Lord,

My hope is in You, Lord, in You, it’s in you.

 

My Life is in You, Lord, My strength is in You, Lord,

My hope is in You, Lord, in You, it’s in you. In you.   Repeat all

DISMISSAL

L: Go in peace. Share the good news.

C:    Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Create In Me A Clean Heart” – Composer Unknown

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.