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

08-09-2020 (Pentecost 10)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Shine On Us” – By: Michael W. Smith

WELCOME

CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

P: Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, whose steadfast love is everlasting, whose faithfulness endures from generation to generation.
C: Amen.

P: Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sin.

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.
P: Beloved of God, by the radical abundance of divine mercy we have peace with God through Christ Jesus, through whom we have obtained grace upon grace. Our sins are forgiven.
Let us live now in hope. For hope does not disappoint, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts
through the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen.

GATHERING SONG

“He Is Exalted” – By: Twila Paris

He is exalted, the King is exalted on high; I will praise Him.

He is exalted, forever exalted and I will praise his name!

He is the Lord; forever his truth shall reign.

Heaven and earth rejoice in his holy name

He is exalted; the King is exalted on high!     Repeat

 

He is the Lord: forever his truth shall reign.

Heaven and earth rejoice in his holy name

He is exalted; the King is exalted on high!

He is exalted; the King is exalted on high!

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 our defender,
C: storms rage around and within us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue your people from despair, deliver your sons and daughters from fear, and preserve us in the faith of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

PSALM 85:8-13

P: I will listen to what the Lord God is saying; for you speak peace to your faithful people and to those who turn their hearts to you.

C: Truly, your salvation is very near to those who fear you, that your glory may dwell in our land.

P: Steadfast love and faithfulness have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

C: Faithfulness shall spring up from the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

P: The Lord will indeed grant prosperity, and our land will yield its increase.

C: Righteousness shall go before the Lord and shall prepare for God a pathway.

SECOND READING – Romans 10:5-15

5Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that “the person who does these things will live by them.” 6But the righteousness that comes from faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7“or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8But what does it say?
“The word is near you,
on your lips and in your heart”
(that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. 11The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” 12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. 13For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
14But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? 15And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”

The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL – Matthew 14:22-33

22[Jesus] made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side [of the Sea of Galilee], while he dismissed the crowds.23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. 25And early in the morning he came walking toward them on the sea. 26But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”
28Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus. 30But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

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

SERMON – DEACON DAVID BEHLING

SONG OF THE DAY

“Just A Closer Walk With Thee”

Just a closer walk with thee, grant it, Jesus, is my plea

daily walking close to thee, let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

 

I am weak but thou art strong: Jesus, keep me from all wrong;

I’ll be satisfied as long as I walk, let me walk close to thee.

 

Just a closer walk with thee, grant it, Jesus, is my plea

daily walking close to thee, let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

 

Through this world of toil and snares, if I falter, Lord, who cares?

Who with me my burden shares?  None but thee, dear Lord, none but thee.

 

Just a closer walk with thee, grant it, Jesus, is my plea

daily walking close to thee, let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

 

When my feeble life is o’er, time for me will be no more;

guide me gently, safely o’er to thy kingdom shore, to thy shore.

 

Just a closer walk with thee, grant it, Jesus, is my plea

daily walking close to thee, let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

CREED

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

P: Lord, in your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

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

P: The peace of Christ be with you always.

C: And also with you.

OFFERING

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 SONG

“Great Is The Lord” – By: Michael W. Smith

Great is the Lord, he is holy and just,  by His power we trust in his love.

Great is the Lord, he is faithful and true,  by his mercy He proves He is love.

 

Great is the Lord, and worthy of glory. Great is the Lord, and worthy of praise.

Great is the Lord, now lift up your voice,  now lift up your voice:

Great is the Lord!  Great is the Lord!

 

Great is the Lord, he is holy and just, by His power we trust in his love.

Great is the Lord, he is faithful and true,  by his mercy He proves he is love.

 

Great are you, Lord, and worthy of glory. Great are you, Lord, and worthy of praise.

Great are you, Lord, I lift up my voice,  I lift up my voice:

Great are you, Lord!  Great are you, Lord!

DISMISSAL

P: Go in peace. Christ is with you.

C: Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“At The Cross” – 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.