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

09-27-2020 (Pentecost 17)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Grace Alone” – By: Scott Wesley Brown

WELCOME

L: God is our refuge and strength,

C:    a very present help in trouble.

L:    Therefore we will not fear

C:    God is with us.

L:    God is our stronghold.

C:    We will not live in fear.

L:    We gather to live in LOVE in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C:    Amen.

GATHERING SONG

“Open The Eyes Of My Heart, Lord” – By: Paul Baloche

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord.  Open the eyes of my heart.

I want to see you, I want to see you.     Repeat

 

To see you high and lifted up, shining in the light of your glory;

Pour out your power and love as we sing “Holy, holy, holy.”     Repeat

 

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord.  Open the eyes of my heart.

I want to see you, I want to see you.

GREETING

L: 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

L: God of love, giver of life,

C: you know our frailties and failings. Give us your grace to overcome them, keep us from those things that harm us, and guide us in the way of salvation, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

FIRST READING – Philippians 2:1-13

If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,

who, though he was in the form of God,

did not regard equality with God

as something to be exploited,

but emptied himself,

taking the form of a slave,

being born in human likeness.

And being found in human form,

he humbled himself

and became obedient to the point of death—

even death on a cross.

Therefore God also highly exalted him

and gave him the name

that is above every name,

so that at the name of Jesus

every knee should bend,

in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

and every tongue should confess

that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

The word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL – Matthew 21:23-32

The gospel according to Matthew, the 21st chapter  GLORY TO YOU, O LORD.

When [Jesus] entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?” And they argued with one another, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ we are afraid of the crowd; for all regard John as a prophet.” So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.

“What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.”

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

SERMON – Deacon David Behling

SONG OF THE DAY

“Lord Whose Love In Humble Service”

Lord, whose love in humble service bore the weight of human need,

who upon the cross, forsaken, worked your mercy’s perfect deed:

we, your servants, bring the worship not of voice alone, but heart;

consecrating to your purpose ev’ry gift which you impart.

 

Called by worship to your service, forth in your dear name we go,

to the child, the youth, the aged,  love in living deeds to show;

hope and health, good will and comfort, counsel, aid and peace we give,

that your servants, Lord, in freedom may your mercy know and live.

BAPTISM – Briar Bradley Helgeson

(Recorded outside at Irvine Park)

PRESENTATION

PROFESSION OF FAITH

Do you believe in God the Father?
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
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.
Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?
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.

THANKSGIVING AT THE FONT

BAPTISM

WELCOME

PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

L: 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

L: The peace of Christ be with you always.

C: And also with you.

OFFERING

OFFERING PRAYER

P: Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things.

C:    Through your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts: our selves, our time, and our possessions. Use us, and what we have gathered, in feeding the world with your love, through the one who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen. 

BLESSING

SENDING SONG

“Glory” – By: Goeff Bullock

Glory to The King Of Kings
majesty, power and strength to the Lord Of Lords

Holy One, all creation crowns you King Of Kings
Holy One, King Of Kings Lord Of Lords, Holy One

Glory to The King Of Kings
majesty, power and strength to the Lord Of Lords

Jesus, Lord with eyes unveiled we will see Your throne
Jesus, Prince Of Peace Son Of God, Emmanuel

Glory to The King Of Kings
majesty, power and strength to the Lord Of Lords

DISMISSAL

L: Go in peace. Live in love.

C: Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Baptized” – By: Hans Olson & Larry Peterson

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.