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

5-17-2020 (Easter 6)

PRELUDE – OSLC WORSHIP TEAM

“Make A Difference” – By: Rachel Kurtz

WELCOME

P: Alleluia! Christ is risen.

C: Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia

From Psalm 66

P: Bless our God, you peoples

C: Let the sound of praise be heard.

THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM

GATHERING SONG

This Is Your House – By: Don Moen

As we gather in this place today, Holy Spirit, come and have your way, have your way;

As we lay aside our own desire,Sweep across our hearts with Holy fire; have your way;

 

This is your house, your home; We welcome you, Lord, we welcome you

This is your house, your home; We welcome you today.

 

As we offer up our hearts and lives, Let them be a living sacrifice, have your way

Be glorified in everything we do, Be glorified in everything we say; have your way.

 

This is your house, your home; We welcome you, Lord, we welcome you

This is your house, your home; We welcome you today.

 

As we pray (as we pray) O Lord draw near

It’s your voice (it’s your voice) We long to hear.

 

This is your house, your home; We welcome you, Lord, we welcome you

This is your house, your home; We welcome you today. (repeat)

We welcome you today.  We welcome you today.

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 and ever-living God,

C: you hold together all things in heaven and on earth. In your great mercy receive the prayers of all your children, and give to all the world the Spirit of your truth and 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: Acts17:22-31

In Athens, Paul faces the challenge of proclaiming the gospel to Greeks who know nothing of either Jewish or Christian tradition. He proclaims that the “unknown god” whom they worship is the true Lord of heaven and earth who will judge the world with justice through Jesus, whom God has raised from the dead.

22Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, “Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. 23For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, ‘To an unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. 24The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands, 25nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things. 26From one ancestor he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live, 27so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him—though indeed he is not far from each one of us. 28For ‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said,
‘For we too are his offspring.’
29Since we are God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals. 30While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent, 31because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

P: The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

SECOND READING: 1 Peter 3:13-22

The author of 1 Peter encourages Christians to remain faithful even in the face of defamation and persecution. In baptism we are made clean to act in accordance with what is right.

13Who will harm you if you are eager to do what is good? 14But even if you do suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear, and do not be intimidated, 15but in your hearts sanctify Christ as Lord. Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; 16yet do it with gentleness and reverence. Keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who abuse you for your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame. 17For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God’s will, than to suffer for doing evil. 18For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God. He was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit, 19in which also he went and made a proclamation to the spirits in prison, 20who in former times did not obey, when God waited patiently in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. 21And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you—not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.

P: The word of the Lord.

C: Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL READING: John 14:15-21

In final words to his disciples on the night of his arrest, Jesus encourages obedience to his commandments and speaks of the Spirit, who will be with them forever.

P: The Holy Gospel according to John the 14th chapter.

C: Glory to You, O Lord.

[Jesus said to the disciples:] 15“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. 17This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.
18“I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you. 19In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live. 20On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.”

P: The Gospel of our Lord

C: Praise to You, O Christ.

SERMON

Deacon David Behling: Our Savior’s Lutheran (Hixton), Northfield Lutheran (Northfield).

SONG OF THE DAY:

Borning Cry: Hymn #770 (wov); #732 (elw)

“I was there to hear your borning cry, I’ll be there when you are old.

I rejoiced the day you were baptized to see your life unfold.

I was there when you were but a child, with a faith to suit you well;

in a blaze of light you wandered off to find where demons dwell.”

 

“When you heard the wonder of the Word I was there to cheer you on;

you were raised to praise the living Lord, to whom you now belong.

If you find someone to share your time and you join your hearts as one,

I’ll be there to make your verses rhyme from dusk till rising sun.”

 

“In the middle ages of your life, not too old, no longer young,

I’ll be there to guide you through the night, complete what I’ve begun.

When the evening gently closes in and you shut your weary eyes,

I’ll be there as I have always been, with just one more surprise.”

 

“I was there to hear your borning cry, I’ll be there when you are old.

I rejoiced the day you were baptized to see your life unfold.”

PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH

P: Lord, in your mercy,

C: hear our prayer.

PEACE

P: The peace of Christ be with you always.

C: And also with you.   

MINISTRY HAPPENINGS

SPECIAL MUSIC – RON BUCKLES

“The Cornerstone” By: Reuben Morgan

OFFERING PRAYER

P: Merciful Father,

C: we offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us—our selves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake of him who offered himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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.

From Psalm 66

P: Bless our God, you peoples

C: Let the sound of praise be heard.

SPECIAL SUNG BENEDICTION FOR GRADUATES & CONFIRMANDS

“The Benediction Song” – Tune: Edelweiss

May the Lord, Mighty God, bless and keep you forever

Grant You peace, perfect peace, courage in every endeavor

 

Lift Your eyes and see his face, feel his grace forever.

May the Lord, Mighty God, bless and keep you forever

BLESSING

P: May the One who brought forth Jesus from the dead raise you to new life, fill you with hope, and turn your mourning into dancing. Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever.

C: Amen.

SENDING SONG

“This Little Light Of Mine” – Hymn #677 (elw)

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………

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

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

DISMISSAL

P: Go in peace. Share the good news. Alleluia!

C: Thanks be to God. Alleluia!

POSTLUDE – OSLC WORSHIP TEAM

“This Is Amazing Grace” – By: Phil Wickham