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

11-08-2020 (Pentecost 23)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Shine On Us” – By:Michael W. Smith

WELCOME

P: Now thank we all our God

C: with hearts and hands and voices.

P: We gather in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

GATHERING SONG

“Shine, Jesus, Shine” – By: Graham Kendrick

Chorus: Shine, Jesus, shine, fill this land with the Father’s glory;

blaze, Spirit, blaze, set our hearts on fire.

Flow, river, flow, flood the nations with grace and mercy;

send forth your Word, Lord, and let there be light!

Lord, the light of your love is shining,  in the midst of the darkness, shining;

Jesus, light of the world, shine upon us,  set us free by the truth you now bring us.

Shine on me, shine on me: Chorus

As we gaze on your kingly brightness,  so our faces display your likeness,

ever changing from glory to glory,  mirrored here, may our lives tell your story.

Shine on me, shine on me: 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: O God of justice and love,

C: you illumine our way through life with the words of your Son. Give us the light we need, and awaken us to the needs of others, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

FIRST READING – Amos 5:18-24

In the days of Amos, people thought that the day of the LORD would be a time of great victory, but Amos announced that it would be a day of darkness, not light. He said liturgy is no substitute for obedience. The LORD demands justice and righteousness in the community.
18Alas for you who desire the day of the Lord!
Why do you want the day of the Lord?
It is darkness, not light;
19as if someone fled from a lion,
and was met by a bear;
or went into the house and rested a hand against the wall,
and was bitten by a snake.
20Is not the day of the Lord darkness, not light,
and gloom with no brightness in it?

21I hate, I despise your festivals,
and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
22Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings,
I will not accept them;
and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals
I will not look upon.
23Take away from me the noise of your songs;
I will not listen to the melody of your harps.
24But let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

The word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

PSALM 70

1Be pleased, O God, to deliver me;
O Lord, make haste to help me.
2Let those who seek my life be put to shame and confounded;
let those who take pleasure in my misfortune draw back and be disgraced.
3Let those who say to me “Aha!” and gloat over me
turn back because of their shame.
4Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you;
let those who love your salvation say forever, “Great is the Lord!”
5But as for me, I am poor and needy; come to me quickly, O God.
You are my helper and my deliverer; O Lord, do not tarry.

HOLY GOSPEL – Matthew 25:1-13

Jesus tells a parable about his own second coming, emphasizing the need for readiness at all times.
[Jesus said to the disciples:] 1“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; 4but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept. 6But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ 7Then all those bridesmaids got up and trimmed their lamps. 8The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9But the wise replied, ‘No! there will not be enough for you and for us; you had better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’ 10And while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut. 11Later the other bridesmaids came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I do not know you.’ 13Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”
The Gospel of the Lord.  Praise to You, O Christ.

SERMON – Pastor Natalie Leske

SONG OF THE DAY

“Wake, Awake, For Night is Flying”

Wake, awake, for night is flying, the watchmen on the heights are crying;

awake, Jerusalem, at last.

Midnight hears the welcome voices, and at the thrilling cry rejoices:

“Come forth, you maidens! Night is past. The bridegroom comes! Awake;

your lamps with gladness take!” Alleluia!

Rise and prepare the feast to share; go, meet the bridegroom, who draws near.

 

Zion hears the watchmen singing, and all her heart with joy is springing.

She wakes, she rises from her gloom.

Her dear friend comes down, all glorious, the strong in grace, in truth victorious:

her star is ris’n; her light is come. Now come, O Blessed One,

Lord Jesus, God’s own Son. Sing hosanna!

Oh, hear the call! Come one, come all, and follow to the banquet hall.

 

Gloria! Let heav’n adore you! Let saints and angels sing before you,

with harp and cymbal’s clearest tone.

Gates of pearl, twelve portals gleaming, lead us to bliss beyond all dreaming,

with angel choirs around your throne. No eye has caught the light,

no ear the thund’ring might of such glory.

There we will go: what joy we’ll know!  There sweet delight will ever flow.

PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

P: Hear us, O God.  C:Your mercy is great.

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

“This Little Light Of Mine”

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine

 

Everywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine

Everywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine

Everywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine

Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine

 

Jesus gave it to me, I’m gonna let it shine

Jesus gave it to me, I’m gonna let it shine

Jesus gave it to me, I’m gonna let it shine

Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine

 

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine

Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine

DISMISSAL

P: Beloved of God, go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

C:Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Thy Word” – By: Michael W. Smith

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.