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

09-06-2020 (PENTECOST 14)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Be Unto Your Name” By:Robin Mark

WELCOME

THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM

GATHERING SONG

“Here I Am To Worship” By:Tim Hughes

Light of the World, You stepped down into darkness, opened my eyes,

let me see. Beauty that made this heart adore You, Hope of a life spent with You.

 

Here I am to worship, Here I am to bow down,

Here I am to say that You’re my God. You’re altogether lovely,

altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me.

 

King of all days, oh so highly exalted, Glorious in heaven above.

Humbly You came to the Earth You created, All for love’s sake became poor.

 

Here I am to worship, Here I am to bow down,

Here I am to say that You’re my God. You’re altogether lovely,

altogether worthy, altogether wonderful to me.

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 Lord God,

C: enliven and preserve your church with your perpetual mercy. Without your help, we mortals will fail; remove far from us everything that is harmful, and lead us toward all that gives life and salvation, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

FIRST READING – Ezekiel 33:7-11

7So you, mortal, I have made a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 8If I say to the wicked, “O wicked ones, you shall surely die,” and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from their ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but their blood I will require at your hand. 9But if you warn the wicked to turn from their ways, and they do not turn from their ways, the wicked shall die in their iniquity, but you will have saved your life.
10Now you, mortal, say to the house of Israel, Thus you have said: “Our transgressions and our sins weigh upon us, and we waste away because of them; how then can we live?” 11Say to them, As I live, says the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from their ways and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?

The word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

SECOND READING – Romans 13:8-14

8Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet”; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 10Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.
11Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; 12the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; 13let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. 14Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

The word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

HOLY GOSPEL – Matthew 18:15-20

[Jesus said to the disciples:] 15“If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. 16But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. 19Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”

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

SERMON – Pastor Natalie Leske

SONG OF THE DAY

“Be Thou My Vision”

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart; naught be all else to me, save that thou art:

Thou my best thought both by day and by night, waking or sleeping, thy presence my light

 

Be thou my wisdom, and thou my true word; I ever with thee and thou with me, Lord

Thou my soul’s shelter, and thou my high tow’r, raise though me heav’n-ward, O Pow’r of my pow’r.

 

Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise, thou mine inheritance, now and always:

thou and thou only, the firs in my heart, great God of heaven, my treasure thou art.

 

Light of my soul, after victory won, may I reach heaven’s joys, O heaven’s Sun!

Heart of my own heart, whatever be fall, still be my vision, O Ruler of all.

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

“How Majestic Is Your Name” By:Sandi Patty

Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.
Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.

Oh Lord, we praise your name, Oh Lord, we magnify your name.
Prince of peace, Mighty God, Oh Lord, God Almighty.

DISMISSAL

P: Go in peace. Christ is with you.

C: Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Alive In Us” By:Jason Ingram & Reuban 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.