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

08-30-2020 (Pentecost 13)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Ancient Words” – By: Michael W. Smith

WELCOME

CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

P: We gather in the name of 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

“This Is Your House” – By: Don Moen

As we gather in this place today, Holy Spirit, come and have your way, have your way;

As we lay aside our own desire, Sweep across our hearts with Holy fire; have your way;

 

This is your house, your home;  We welcome you, Lord, we welcome you

This is your house, your home; We welcome you today.

 

As we offer up our hearts and lives, Let them be a living sacrifice, have your way

Be glorified in everything we do, Be glorified in everything we say; have your way.

 

This is your house, your home;  We welcome you, Lord, we welcome you

This is your house, your home; We welcome you today.

 

As we pray (as we pray) O Lord draw near

It’s your voice (it’s your voice) We long to hear.

 

This is your house, your home;  We welcome you, Lord, we welcome you

This is your house, your home; We welcome you today.

We welcome you today.  We welcome you today.

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: we thank you for your Son, who chose the path of suffering for the sake of the world. Humble us by his example, point us to the path of obedience, and give us strength to follow your commands, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

FIRST READING – Jeremiah 15:15-21

15O Lord, you know; remember me and visit me,

and bring down retribution for me on my persecutors.

In your forbearance do not take me away; know that on your account I suffer insult.

16Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy

and the delight of my heart; for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.

17I did not sit in the company of merrymakers, nor did I rejoice;

under the weight of your hand I sat alone, for you had filled me with indignation.

18Why is my pain unceasing, my wound incurable, refusing to be healed?

Truly, you are to me like a deceitful brook, like waters that fail.

19Therefore thus says the Lord: If you turn back, I will take you back,

and you shall stand before me.

If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless, you shall serve as my mouth.

It is they who will turn to you, not you who will turn to them.

20And I will make you to this people a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you,

but they shall not prevail over you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you, says the Lord.

21I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and redeem you from the grasp of the ruthless.

The word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

SECOND READING – Romans 12:9-21

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, for it is written: “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord. No, “if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

The word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL – Matthew 16:21-28

After Peter confessed that Jesus was the Messiah, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. But Peter took him aside and rebuked him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you.” Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, my adversary! You are a stumbling block to me! You are setting your mind not on divine things, but on human things.” Jesus turned and told all of his disciples: “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?” Then Jesus went on to say, “Understand this, that the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay everyone for what has been done. Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”

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

SERMON – DEACON DAVID BEHLING

SONG OF THE DAY

“In My Life, Lord, Be Glorified”

In my life, Lord, be glorified, be glorified. In my life, Lord, be glorified today.

 

In our song, Lord, be glorified, be glorified. In our song, Lord, be glorified today.

 

In your church, Lord, be glorified, be glorified. In your church, Lord, be glorified today.

 

In your world, Lord, be glorified, be glorified. In your world, Lord, be glorified today.

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 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

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

“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. Christ is with you. C: Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Praise You” By: Elizabeth Goodine

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.