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

07-05-2020 (Pentecost 5)

PRELUDE – OSLC PRAISE TEAM

“Sound Of The Saints” By: Audio Adrenaline

WELCOME

CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

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 HYMN

“God Bless Our Native Land”

God bless our native land; firm may it ever stand through storm and night.

When the wild tempests rave, Ruler of wind and wave,

do thou our country save by thy great might.

 

So shall our prayers arise to God above the skies, on whom we wait.

Thou who art ever nigh, guarding with watchful eye,

to thee aloud we cry: God save the state!

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: You are great, O God, and greatly to be praised.

C: You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you. Grant that we may believe in you, call upon you, know you, and serve you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

FIRST READING – Zechariah 9:9-12

9Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion!

Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem!

Lo, your king comes to you;

triumphant and victorious is he,

humble and riding on a donkey,

on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

10He will cut off the chariot from Ephraim

and the war-horse from Jerusalem;

and the battle bow shall be cut off,

and he shall command peace to the nations;

his dominion shall be from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth.

 

11As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you,

I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.

12Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;

today I declare that I will restore to you double.

 

The word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

PSALM 145:8-14

8The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

9Lord, you are good to all, and your compassion is over all your works.

10All your works shall praise you, O Lord, and your faithful ones shall bless you.

11They shall tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your power,

12that all people may know of your power and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

13Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; your dominion endures throughout all ages. You, Lord, are faithful in all your words, and loving in | all your works.

14The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up those who are bowed down.

GOSPEL – Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

P: The gospel according to Matthew, Chapter 11

C: GLORY TO YOU, O LORD.

[Jesus spoke to the crowd saying:] “To what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another,

‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’

For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon’; the Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”

At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

P: The gospel of the Lord.

C: PRAISE TO YOU, O CHRIST!

SERMON

HYMN OF THE DAY

“Battle Hymn Of The Republic”

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;

he is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;

he has loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword:

his truth is marching on.

Glory, glory! Hallelujah! Glory, glory! Hallelujah!

Glory, glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on.

 

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;

he is sifting out the hearts of men before his judgment seat.

Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer him; be jubilant, my feet!

Our God is marching on.

Glory, glory! Hallelujah! Glory, glory! Hallelujah!

Glory, glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on.

 

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,

with a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me.

As he died to make men holy, let us live to make men free,

while God is marching on.

Glory, glory! Hallelujah! Glory, glory! Hallelujah!

Glory, glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on.

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 INTERCESSION

P: Hear us, O God.

C: Your mercy is great.

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.

PEACE

P: The peace of Christ be with you always.

C: And also with you.

OFFERING

SPECIAL MUSIC

“Battle Hymn of The Republic” – Mormon Tabernacle Choir

OFFERING PRAYER

P: God of goodness and growth,

C: all creation is yours, and your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens. All that we have are signs of your abundant grace. Nourish us through the gifts you have given us, that we might proclaim your steadfast love in our communities and in the world, through Jesus Christ, our strength and our song. Amen.

BLESSING

SENDING HYMN

“O Beautiful For Spacious Skies”

O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain,

for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain:

America! America! God shed his grace on thee,

and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.

 

O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife,

who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life:

America! America! May God thy gold refine,

till all success be nobleness, and ev’ry gain divine.

 

O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years

thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears:

America! America! God mend thine ev’ry flaw,

confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in law.

DISMISSAL

P: Go in peace. Christ is with you.

C: Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Hear Our Praises” By: Reuben Morgan

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.