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

05-23-2021 (Day of Pentecost)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Agnus Dei” – By: Michael W. Smith

EASTER GREETING

L: Alleluia! Christ is risen.

C: Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!

THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM

GATHERING SONG

“All Are Welcome” – By: Larry Olson

Chorus: All are welcome, friend and stranger at the banquet of the Savior.

All are welcome.  All are welcome here.

 

From the woman who comes crying, leaving tears at Jesus’ feet,

to the man who knows the right way but cannot see.     Chorus

 

From the ones who feel forgotten, those who sense their place is gone,

to the ones who live in hunger, here you belong.     Chorus

 

Go into the streets and cities, to the farms and families,

tell about the splendid table, God’s mercy.     Chorus

 

GREETING

L:       Alleluia! Christ is Risen!

C:       Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!                         

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: Mighty God,

C:    you breathe life into our bones, and your Spirit brings truth to the world. Send us this Spirit, transform us by your truth, and give us language to proclaim your gospel, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

READING – Ezekiel 37:1-14

1The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. 3He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” 4Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 5Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.”

7So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them. 9Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.” 10I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude.

11Then he said to me, “Mortal, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely.’ 12Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people. 14I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act, says the Lord.”

SERMON – Pr. Karen Behling

SONG OF THE DAY

“God Of Tempest, God Of Whirlwind”

God of tempest, God of whirlwind, as on Pentecost descend!

Drive us out from sheltered comfort; past these walls your people send!

Sweep us into costly service,

there with Christ to bear the cross, there with Christ to bear the cross!

 

God of blazing, God of burning, all that blocks your purpose, purge!

Through your church, Christ’s living Body, let your flaming Spirit surge!

Where deceit conceals injustice,

kindle us to speak your truth, kindle us to speak your truth!

 

God of earthquake, God of thunder, shake us loose from lethargy!

Break the chains of sin asunder, for earth’s healing set us free!

Crumble walls that still divide us;

make us one in Christ our Lord, make us one in Christ our Lord!

 

God of passion, God unsleeping, stir in us love’s restlessness!

Where the people cry in anguish, may we share your heart’s distress.

Rouse us from content with evil;

claim us for your kingdom’s work, claim us for your kingdom’s work!

PRAYERS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BLESSING

SENDING SONG

“That’s Why We Praise Him” – By: Tommy Walker

He came to live, live a perfect life

He came to be the living Word, our light

He came to die so we’d be reconciled

He came to rise to show His pow’r and might

 

Chorus:        That’s why we praise him, that’s why we sing

That’s why we offer our everything

That’s why we bow down and worship this King

‘Cause He gave His everything

‘Cause He gave His everything

 

He came to live, live again in us

He came to be our conquering king and friend

He came to heal and show the lost ones His love

He came to go prepare a place for us     Chorus

 

Bridge:  Alle, al-le-luia.  Alle, al-le-luia.

Alle, al-le-luia.  Alle, al-le-luia.

 Repeat the first verse.

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

“Be Bold, Be Strong” – By: Morris Chapman