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

05-31-2020 (Pentecost)

PRELUDE – OSLC WORSHIP TEAM

“Refiner’s Fire” By:Brian Doerskin

WELCOME

P: Alleluia! Christ is risen.

C: Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!

FROM: PSALM 104

P: Send forth your Spirit

C: and renew the face of the earth. 

GATHERING SONG

“Here I Am To Worship” – By:Tim Hughes

Light of the World, You stepped down into darkness, opened my eyes,

let me see. Beauty that made this heart adore You, Hope of a life spent with You.

 

Here I am to worship, Here I am to bow down,

Here I am to say that You’re my God. You’re altogether lovely,

altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me.

 

King of all days, oh so highly exalted, Glorious in heaven above.

Humbly You came to the Earth You created, All for love’s sake became poor.

 

Here I am to worship, Here I am to bow down,

Here I am to say that You’re my God. You’re altogether lovely,

altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me.

 

And I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross.

And I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross.

 

Here I am to worship, Here I am to bow down,

Here I am to say that You’re my God. You’re altogether lovely,

altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me.

FIRST READING – Acts 2:1-21

1When the day of Pentecost had come, [the apostles] were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
5Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. 6And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. 7Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? 9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11Cretans and Arabs—in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.” 12All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”
14But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. 15Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 16No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:
17‘In the last days it will be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams.
18Even upon my slaves, both men and women,
in those days I will pour out my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy.
19And I will show portents in the heaven above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and smoky mist.
20The sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.
21Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ ”

P: The word of the Lord

C: Thanks be to God

SERMON

Pastor Natalie Leske, Pastor Karen Behling & Deacon David Behling

GREETING

P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C: And also with you.

PRAYER OF THE DAY

P: O God,

C: on this day you open the hearts of your faithful people by sending into us your Holy Spirit. Direct u-s by the light of that Spirit, that we may have a right judgment in all things and rejoice at all times in your peace, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

SECOND READING – 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

3bNo one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.
4Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; 6and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. 7To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. 8To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, 9to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.

12For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

P: The word of the Lord

C: Thanks be to God

GOSPEL – John 20:19-23

P: The gospel according to John, the 20th chapter.

C: GLORY TO YOU, O LORD.

19When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”

P: The gospel of the Lord.       

C: PRAISE TO YOU, O CHRIST!

HYMN OF THE DAY

“God of Tempest, God of Whirlwind” – Hymn #400

God of tempest, God of whirlwind, as on Pentecost descend!

Drive us out from sheltered comfort; past these walls your people send!

Sweep us into costly service, there with Christ to bear the cross, there with Christ to bear the cross!

 

God of blazing, God of burning, all that blocks your purpose, purge!

Through your church, Christ’s living Body, let your flaming Spirit surge!

Where deceit conceals injustice, kindle us to speak your truth, kindle us to speak your truth!

 

God of earthquake, God of thunder, shake us loose from lethargy!

Break the chains of sin asunder, for earth’s healing set us free!

Crumble walls that still divide us; make us one in Christ our Lord, make us one in Christ our Lord!

 

God of passion, God unsleeping, stir in us love’s restlessness!

Where the people cry in anguish, may we share your heart’s distress.

Rouse us from content with evil; claim us for your kingdom’s work, claim us for your kingdom’s work!

APOSTLE’S 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 THE CHURCH

P: Lord, in your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

MINISTRY HAPPENINGS

SPECIAL MUSIC – SAM JAROSZ

“Romance – Opus 24 #9”  By: Jean Sibelius

OFFERING PRAYER

P: Merciful Father,

C: we offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us—our selves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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.

FROM: PSALM 104

P: Send forth your Spirit

C: and renew the face of the earth. 

BLESSING

P: May the One who brought forth Jesus from the dead raise you to new life, fill you with hope, and turn your mourning into dancing. Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.

C: Amen.

SENDING SONG

“Lord, I Lift Your Name On High” -By: Rick Founds

Lord, I lift your name on high; Lord, I love to sing your praises.

I’m so glad you’re in my life, I’m so glad you came to save us.

 

You came from heaven to earth to show the way,

from the earth to the cross, my debt to pay,

from the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky;

 

Lord, I lift Your name on high.

Lord, I lift your name on high; Lord, I love to sing your praises.

I’m so glad you’re in my life, I’m so glad you came to save us.

 

You came from heaven to earth to show the way,

from the earth to the cross, my debt to pay,

from the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky;

Lord, I lift Your name on high.

 

You came from heaven to earth to show the way,

from the earth to the cross, my debt to pay,

from the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky;

Lord, I lift Your name on high.

DISMISSAL

P: Go in peace. Share the good news. Alleluia!

C: Thanks be to God. Alleluia!

POSTLUDE – OSLC Worship Team

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) – Matt Redmond

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.