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

10-11-2020 (Pentecost 19)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Everybody’s Got Something To Offer” – By: Larry Olson

WELCOME

P: God is our refuge and strength.  C: a very present help in trouble.

P: Therefore we will not fear  C: God is with us.

P: God is our stronghold.  C: We will not live in fear.

P: 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

“I Rejoiced” – By: Trevor Thomson

Chorus:

I rejoiced when I heard them say: let us go to the house of the Lord.

I rejoiced when I heard them say:  let us go to the house of the Lord.

 

I rejoiced when they said to me: “Let us go to the house of the Lord today.”

And now we stand within your gates; my heart is glad and I will sing with joy.     Chorus

 

Strongly built is Jerusalem, Strongly built with unity and love.

And it is there that the tribes go up, go up to the mountain of our God.     Chorus

 

For the love of friends and family, may the peace of God be with you always.

For the love of God’s house, I will pray for you, will pray for your good.     Chorus

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: Lord of the feast, 

C: you have prepared a table before all peoples and poured out your life with abundance. Call us again to your banquet. Strengthen us by what is honorable, just, and pure, and transform us into a people of righteousness and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

FIRST READING – Isaiah 25:1-10a

1O Lord, you are my God;
I will exalt you, I will praise your name;
for you have done wonderful things,
plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
2For you have made the city a heap,
the fortified city a ruin;
the palace of aliens is a city no more,
it will never be rebuilt.
3Therefore strong peoples will glorify you;
cities of ruthless nations will fear you.
4For you have been a refuge to the poor,
a refuge to the needy in their distress,
a shelter from the rainstorm and a shade from the heat.
When the blast of the ruthless was like a winter rainstorm,
5the noise of aliens like heat in a dry place,
you subdued the heat with the shade of clouds;
the song of the ruthless was stilled.

6On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines,
of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.
7And he will destroy on this mountain
the shroud that is cast over all peoples,
the sheet that is spread over all nations;
8he will swallow up death forever.
Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces,
and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the Lord has spoken.
9It will be said on that day,
Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us.
This is the Lord for whom we have waited;
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

The word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

SECOND READING – Philippians 4:1-9

1My brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved.
2I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life.
4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

The word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL – Matthew 22:1-14

1Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. 4Again he sent other slaves, saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.’ 5But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, 6while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them. 7The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. 8Then he said to his slaves, ‘The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.’ 10Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests.
11“But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, 12and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?’ And he was speechless. 13Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14For many are called, but few are chosen.”

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

SERMON – Pastor Natalie Leske

SONG OF THE DAY

“I Am The Bread Of Life” – By: John Michael Talbot

I am the bread of life all who eat this bread will never die.

I am Gods love revealed  I am broken that you might be healed

All who eat, of this heavenly bread,  all drink this cup of the covenant;

you will live, for ever, for I will raise you up.

I am the bread of life all who eat this bread will never die.

I am Gods love revealed  I am broken that you might be healed

No one who comes to me, shall hunger again, no one who believes shall ever thirst, all that the father draws shall come to me and I shall give them rest

I am the bread of life  all who eat this bread will never die.

I am Gods love revealed  I am broken that you might be healed

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: 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

“God Be With You Till We Meet Again”

God be with you till we meet again;  by good counsels guide, uphold you,

with a shepherd’s care enfold you; God be with you till we meet again.

 

Refrain

Till we meet, (till we meet,) till we meet, (till we meet again,)

till we meet at Jesus’ feet; (till we meet,) till we meet, (till we meet,)

till we meet, (till we meet again.) God be with you till we meet again.

 

God be with you till we meet again; holy wings securely hide you,

daily manna still provide you; God be with you till we meet again.  Refrain

 

God be with you till we meet again; when life’s perils thick confound you,

put unfailing arms around you; God be with you till we meet again.  Refrain

DISMISSAL

P: Go in peace. Live in love.

C: Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Give Thanks” – By: Don Moen

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.

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