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

06-14-2020 (Pentecost 2)

PRELUDE

“Remember Me”  -By: Mark Schultz

WELCOME

CONFESSION

P: Reconciling God,

C: we confess that we do not trust your abundance,

and we deny your presence in our lives.

We place our hope in ourselves

and rely on our own efforts.

We fail to believe that you provide enough for all.

We abuse your good creation for our own benefit.

We fear difference and do not welcome others

as you have welcomed us.

We sin in thought, word, and deed.

By your grace, forgive us;

through your love, renew us;

and in your Spirit, lead us;

so that we may live and serve you in newness of life. Amen.

GATHERING SONG

“Open Our Lives To The Word”

May our words, may our songs, may our worship this day fill up our hearts and give us new sight.

May our prayers, may our praise give us light for our days, and open our lives to the Word.

Open our lives to the living Word. Open our hearts to the truth we have heard.

May our words, may our songs, may our worship this day

open our lives to the Word.

 

May our griefs, may our woes, may the sorrows we share fill up our hearts and call forth our care.

May our tears, may our fears be accepted right here, and open our lives to the Word.

Open our lives to the living Word. Open our hearts to the truth we have heard.

May our griefs, may our woes, may the sorrows we share

open our lives to the Word.

 

May our joys, may our smiles, may the gifts that we bring fill up our hearts and stir us to sing.

May we serve, may we dance, may we all take that chance; and open our lives to the Word.

Open our lives to the living Word. Open our hearts to the truth we have heard.

May our joys, may our smiles, may the gifts that we bring

open our lives to the Word.

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: God of compassion,

C:you have opened the way for us and brought us to yourself. Pour your love into our hearts, that, overflowing with joy, we may freely share the blessings of your realm and faithfully proclaim the good news of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

FIRST READING – Exodus 19:2-8a

The Israelites had journeyed from Rephidim, entered the wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness; Israel camped there in front of the mountain.Then Moses went up to God; the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the Israelites: You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession out of all the peoples. Indeed, the whole earth is mine, but you shall be for me a priestly kingdom and a holy nation. These are the words that you shall speak to the Israelites.”

So Moses came, summoned the elders of the people, and set before them all these words that the Lord had commanded him. The people all answered as one: “Everything that the Lord has spoken we will do.”

The word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

SECOND READING – Romans 5:1-8

Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.

And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.

The word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL – Matthew 9:35-10:23

Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, 6but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment. Take no gold, or silver, or copper in your belts, no bag for your journey, or two tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for laborers deserve their food. Whatever town or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy, and stay there until you leave. As you enter the house, greet it. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town. Truly I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town. “See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues; and you will be dragged before governors and kings because of me, as a testimony to them and the Gentiles. When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that time; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; and you will be hated by all because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly I tell you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.”

The gospel of the Lord.        PRAISE TO YOU, O CHRIST!

SERMON – Pastor Karen Behling

HYMN OF THE DAY – Rise Up, O Saints Of God

Hymn #669 (ELW), #383 (LBW)

Rise up, O saints of God! From vain ambitions turn;

Christ rose triumphant that your hearts with nobler zeal might burn.

 

Speak out, O saints of God! Despair engulfs earth’s frame;

as heirs of God’s baptismal grace, the word of hope proclaim.

 

Rise up, O saints of God! The kingdom’s task embrace;

redress sin’s cruel consequence; give justice larger place.

 

Give heed, O saints of God! Creation cries in pain;

stretch forth your hand of healing now, with love the weak sustain.

 

Commit your hearts to seek the paths which Christ has trod;

and, quickened by the Spirit’s pow’r, rise up, O saints of God!

STATEMENT OF FAITH

We are not alone, we live in God’s world.

We believe in God: who has created and is creating, who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh, to reconcile and make new, who works in us and others by the Spirit. We trust in God.

We are called to be the Church: to celebrate God’s presence, to live with respect in Creation, to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil, to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen, our judge and our hope.

In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God. Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

Hear us, O God.

Your mercy is great.

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.

PEACE

The peace of Christ be with you always.

And also with you.

MINISTRY HAPPENINGS

SPECIAL MUSIC – PEAL OF PRAISE

“It Is Well” – Recorded at the 25th Anniversary concert

PRAYER

Let us pray:

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

BLESSING

SENDING SONG – “Glory”

Glory to The King Of Kings majesty, power and strength to the Lord Of Lords

Holy One, all creation crowns you King Of Kings
Holy One, King Of Kings Lord Of Lords, Holy One

Glory to The King Of Kings majesty, power and strength to the Lord Of Lords

Jesus, Lord with eyes unveiled we will see Your throne
Jesus, Prince Of Peace Son Of God, Emmanuel

Glory to The King Of Kings majesty, power and strength to the Lord Of Lords

SENDING

Go in peace. Christ is with us.

Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE – “Everybody’s Got Something To Offer”

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.