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

10-25-2020 (Reformation Sunday)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Be My Home” – By: Handt Hanson

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

“Firm Foundation” – By: Nancy Gordon

Chorus: 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!

Chorus

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!

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: Almighty God, gracious Lord,

C: we thank you that your Holy Spirit renews the church in every age. Pour out your Holy Spirit on your faithful people. Keep them steadfast in your word, protect and comfort them in times of trial, defend them against all enemies of the gospel, and bestow on the church your saving peace, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

FIRST READING – ROMANS 3:19-28

19Now we know that whatever the law says, it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20For “no human being will be justified in his sight” by deeds prescribed by the law, for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.

21But now, apart from law, the righteousness of God has been disclosed, and is attested by the law and the prophets, 22the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction, 23since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; 24they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement by his blood, effective through faith. He did this to show his righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over the sins previously committed; 26it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies the one who has faith in Jesus.

27Then what becomes of boasting? It is excluded. By what law? By that of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28For we hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law.

The word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL – JOHN 8:31-36

31Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by saying, ‘You will be made free’?”

34Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. 35The slave does not have a permanent place in the household; the son has a place there forever. 36So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.”

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

SERMON

SONG OF THE DAY

“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”

A mighty fortress is our God, a sword and shield victorious;

he breaks the cruel oppressor’s rod and wins salvation glorious.

The old satanic foe has sworn to work us woe!

With craft and dreadful might  he arms himself to fight.

On earth he has no equal.

 

No strength of ours can match his might! We would be lost, rejected.

But now a champion comes to fight, whom God himself elected.

You ask who this may be? The Lord of hosts is he!

Christ Jesus, mighty Lord, God’s only Son, adored.

He holds the field victorious.

 

Though hordes of devils fill the land all threat’ning to devour us,

we tremble not, unmoved we stand; they cannot overpow’r us.

Let this world’s tyrant rage; in battle we’ll engage!

His might is doomed to fail; God’s judgment must prevail!

One little word subdues him.

 

God’s Word forever shall abide, no thanks to foes, who fear it;

for God himself fights by our side with weapons of the Spirit.

Were they to take our house, goods, honor, child, or spouse,

though life be wrenched away, they cannot win the day.

The kingdom’s ours forever!

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.

MISSION MOMENT (Marilyn Murphy & Rich Boardman)

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

“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)

 

(refrain)

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) (refrain)

 

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

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

DISMISSAL

P: Go in peace. Live in love.

C: Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Trading My Sorrows” – By: Darrell Evans

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.