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

05-09-2021 (Easter 6)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Bow The Knee” – By: Michael Harland & Christopher Machen

EASTER GREETING

L: Alleluia! Christ is risen.

C: Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!

THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM

GATHERING SONG

“Come, Now Is The Time To Worship”  – By: Brian Doerksen

Come, now is the time to worship.

Come, now is the time to give your heart.

Come, just as you are to worship.

Come, just as you are before your God, come.

 

One day ev’ry tongue will confess you are God.

One day ev’ry knee will bow.

Still the greatest treasure remains

for those who gladly choose You now.     Repeat All

Repeat the first verse

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:  O God,

C:    you have prepared for those who love you joys beyond understanding. Pour into our hearts such love for you that, loving you above all things, we may obtain your promises, which exceed all we can desire; through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

HOLY GOSPEL – John 15:9-17

[Jesus said:] 9“As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

12“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. 16You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. 17I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.”

SERMON – PR. Karen Behling

SONG OF THE DAY

“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”

Joyful, joyful we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love!

Hearts unfold like flow’rs before thee, praising thee, their sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, drive the gloom of doubt away.

Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day.

 

All thy works with joy surround thee, earth and heav’n reflect thy rays,

stars and angels sing around thee, center of unbroken praise.

Field and forest, vale and mountain, flow’ry meadow, flashing sea,

chanting bird, and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in thee.

 

Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blest,

wellspring of the joy of living, ocean-depth of happy rest!

Thou our Father, Christ our brother, all who live in love are thine;

teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine!

PRAYERS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BLESSING

SENDING SONG

Let There Be Praise – By: Dick & Melody Tunney

Let there be praise  Let there be joy in our hearts Sing to the Lord
Give Him the glory  Let there be praise  Let there be joy in our hearts
Forevermore  Let His love fill the air  And let there be praise
Repeat all

DISMISSAL

L: Alleluia! Christ is risen.

C:  Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!

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

C:  Thanks be to God. Alleluia!

POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“As It Is In Heaven” – By: Matt Maher & Ed Cash

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.