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

05-24-2020 (Easter 7)

**Today’s Worship is brought to you by the staff at the Synod office**

INTRODUCTION & THANK YOUS – JARED JOHNSON

GREETING

CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

P: Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no
secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy
Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C: Amen

P: Gracious God, have mercy on us. We confess that we have turned from you and
given ourselves into the power of sin. We are truly sorry and humbly repent. In
your compassion forgive us our sins, known and unknown, things we have done
and things we have failed to do. Turn us again to you, and uphold us by your
Spirit, so that we may live and serve you in newness of life through Jesus Christ
our Savior and Lord.

C: Amen.

P: God, who is rich in mercy, loves us even when we were dead in sin, and made
us alive together with Christ. By grace you have been saved. In the name of
Jesus Christ, your sins are forgiven. Almighty God strengthen you with power
through the Holy Spirit, that Christ may live in your hearts through faith.

C: Amen.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

P: Almighty God, your blessed Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, ascended far above all
heavens that he might fill all things. Mercifully give us faith to trust that, as he
promised, he abides with us on earth to the end of time, who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C: Amen.

READING – 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

12Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. 14If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you.

5:6Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. 7Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. 8Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour. 9Resist him, steadfast in your faith, for you know that your brothers and sisters in all the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. 10And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. 11To him be the power forever and ever. Amen.

HYMN – Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing

Hymn #807 (ELW)

Come, thou Fount of ev’ry blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace;

streams of mercy, never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.

While the hope of endless glory fills my heart with joy and love,

teach me ever to adore thee; may I still thy goodness prove.

 

Here I raise my Ebenezer: “Hither by thy help I’ve come”;

and I hope, by thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home.

Jesus sought me when a stranger, wand’ring from the fold of God;

he, to rescue me from danger, interposed his precious blood.

 

Oh, to grace how great a debtor daily I’m constrained to be;

let that grace now like a fetter bind my wand’ring heart to thee.

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it; prone to leave the God I love.

Here’s my heart, oh, take and seal it; seal it for thy courts above.

Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35

– Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered; let those who hate him flee before him.
– As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, let the wicked
perish before God.
– But let the righteous be joyful; let them exult before God; let them be jubilant with joy.
– Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides upon the clouds — his
name is the Lord— be exultant before him.

– Father of orphans and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.
– God gives the desolate a home to live in; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the
rebellious live in a parched land.
– O God, when you went out before your people, when you marched through the wilderness,
– The earth quaked, the heavens poured down rain at the presence of God, the God of Sinai, at
the presence of God, the God of Israel.
– Rain in abundance, O God, you showered abroad; you restored your heritage when it
languished;
– Your flock found a dwelling in it; in your goodness, O God, you provided for the needy.
– Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises to the Lord,
– O rider in the heavens, the ancient heavens; listen, he sends out his voice, his mighty voice.
– Ascribe power to God, whose majesty is over Israel; and whose power is in the skies.
– Awesome is God in his sanctuary, the God of Israel; he gives power and strength to his
people. Blessed be God!

READING – Acts 1:6-14

So when they had come together, they asked him, ‘Lord, is this the time when you will
restore the kingdom to Israel?’ He replied, ‘It is not for you to know the times or periods
that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy
Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and
Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’ When he had said this, as they were watching,
he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they
were gazing up towards heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They
said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up towards heaven? This Jesus, who
has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go
into heaven.’
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem,
a sabbath day’s journey away. When they had entered the city, they went to the room
upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and
Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zealot, and
Judas son of James. All these were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together
with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.

GOSPEL – John 17:1-11

1After Jesus had spoken these words [to his disciples], he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. 4I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. 5So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.
6“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. 7Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; 8for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 9I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. 10All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. 11And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.”

CHILDREN’S SERMON – BISHOP LAURIE SKOW-ANDERSON

SERMON – BISHOP LAURIE SKOW-ANDERSON

SONG OF THE DAY – SHINE, JESUS, SHINE

HYMN #671 (ELW)

Shine, Jesus, shine,    fill this land with the Father’s glory;

blaze, Spirit, blaze, set our hearts on fire.

Flow, river, flow, flood the nations with grace and mercy;

send forth your Word, Lord, and let there be light!

 

Lord, the light of your love is shining,  in the midst of the darkness, shining;

Jesus, light of the world, shine upon us,  set us free by the truth you now bring us.

Shine on me, shine on me:

Shine, Jesus, shine,    fill this land with the Father’s glory;

blaze, Spirit, blaze, set our hearts on fire.

Flow, river, flow, flood the nations with grace and mercy;

send forth your Word, Lord, and let there be light!

 

As we gaze on your kingly brightness,  so our faces display your likeness,

ever changing from glory to glory,  mirrored here, may our lives tell your story.

Shine on me, shine on me:

Shine, Jesus, shine,    fill this land with the Father’s glory;

blaze, Spirit, blaze, set our hearts on fire.

Flow, river, flow, flood the nations with grace and mercy;

send forth your Word, Lord, and let there be light!

APOSTLE’S CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, Gods 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.

REFLECTION – GREG KAUFMANN

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Response: “we pray to you, Lord.”

PEACE

P: The peace of Christ be with you always.

C: And also with you.

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

P: The God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing, so that we may abound in
hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen.
P: The God of all grace bless us now and forever.
C: Amen.

SENDING

P: Live in peace and serve with love, Christ is with you.

C: Thanks be to God.