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

08-23-2020 (Pentecost 12)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Above All” – 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

“Messiah” By: Larry Olson & Hans Peterson

Someone’s shouting from the Desert.  Someone’s shouting from the sea.

Someone’s shouting from the Mountain. Someone’s shouting from the valley.

Messiah, come and be our King.  Messiah, come and be our King.

 

Someone’s shouting from the city.  I am young, I am cold.

Someone’s shouting from the country.  I am lonely, I am old.

Messiah, come and be our King.  Messiah, come and be our King.

 

Someone’s shouting I am broken.  Someone’s shouting make me whole.

Someone’s shouting come and change me.  Someone’s shouting save my soul.

Messiah, come and be our King.  Messiah, come and be our King.

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: with all your faithful followers of every age, we praise you, the rock of our life. Be our strong foundation and form us into the body of your Son, that we may gladly minister to all the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

FIRST READING – Isaiah 51:1-6

1Listen to me, you that pursue righteousness,
you that seek the Lord.
Look to the rock from which you were hewn,
and to the quarry from which you were dug.
2Look to Abraham your father
and to Sarah who bore you;
for he was but one when I called him,
but I blessed him and made him many.
3For the Lord will comfort Zion;
he will comfort all her waste places,
and will make her wilderness like Eden,
her desert like the garden of the Lord;
joy and gladness will be found in her,
thanksgiving and the voice of song.

4Listen to me, my people,
and give heed to me, my nation;
for a teaching will go out from me,
and my justice for a light to the peoples.
5I will bring near my deliverance swiftly,
my salvation has gone out
and my arms will rule the peoples;
the coastlands wait for me,
and for my arm they hope.
6Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
and look at the earth beneath;
for the heavens will vanish like smoke,
the earth will wear out like a garment,
and those who live on it will die like gnats;
but my salvation will be forever,
and my deliverance will never be ended.

The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

SECOND READING – Romans 12:1-8

1I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.
3For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, 5so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. 6We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; 7ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; 8the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.

The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

HOLY GOSPEL – Matthew 16:13-20

13Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 17And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father in heaven. 18And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it. 19I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” 20Then he sternly ordered the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.

The Gospel of the Lord.  Praise to You, O Christ.

SERMON – Pr. Karen Behling

SONG OF THE DAY

“Firm Foundation” By: John Chisholm

Jesus, you’re my firm foundation, I know I can stand secure.

Jesus, You’re my firm foundation,  I put my hope in Your holy Word,

I put my hope in Your holy Word.

 

I have a living hope, (I have a living hope,) I have a future; (I have a future;)

God has a plan for me (God has a plan for me) of this I’m sure, of this I’m sure!

 

Jesus, you’re my firm foundation, I know I can stand secure.

Jesus, You’re my firm foundation,  I put my hope in Your holy Word,

I put my hope in Your holy Word.

 

Your Word is faithful (Your Word is faithful,) mighty with power; (mighty with power;)

God will deliver me (God will deliver me) this I’m sure, of this I’m sure!

 

Jesus, you’re my firm foundation, I know I can stand secure.

Jesus, You’re my firm foundation,  I put my hope in Your holy Word,

I put my hope in Your holy Word.

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

“I Will Call Upon The Lord” – By: Michael O’Shields

I will call upon the Lord.  (echo)  Who is worthy to be praised .  (echo)

So shall I be saved from my enemies.  (echo)

 

The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock and may the God of our salvation be exalted.

The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock and may the God of our salvation be exalted.

 

I will learn to trust in him   (echo)  He will save me from my sin (echo)

So shall I proclaim him the Lord of all (echo)

 

The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock and may the God of our salvation be exalted.

The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock and may the God of our salvation be exalted.

 

I will call upon the Lord.  (echo)  Who is worthy to be praised .  (echo)

So shall I be saved from my enemies.  (echo)

 

The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock and may the God of our salvation be exalted.

The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock and may the God of our salvation be exalted.

SENDING

P: Go in peace. Christ is with you.

C: Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Sanctuary” – By: John W. Thompson

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.