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

07-11-2021 (Pentecost 7)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” – By: Matt Redmond

WELCOME

CONFESSION & FORGIVENESS

L: Blessed be the holy Trinity,☩ one God, the God of manna, the God of miracles, the God of mercy.

C: Amen.

L: Drawn to Christ and seeking God’s abundance, let us confess our sin.

God, our provider,

C: help us. It is hard to believe there is enough to share. We question your ways when they differ from the ways of the world in which we live. We turn to our own understanding rather than trusting in you. We take offense at your teachings and your ways. Turn us again to you. Where else can we turn? Share with us the words of eternal life and feed us for life in the world. Amen.

L: Beloved people of God: in Jesus, the manna from heaven, you are fed and nourished. By Jesus, the worker of miracles, there is always more than enough. Through Jesus, ☩ the bread of life, you are shown God’s mercy: you are forgiven and loved into abundant life.

C:    Amen.

GATHERING SONG

“Messiah” – By: Larry Olson

Someone’s shouting from the Desert.  Someone’s shouting from the sea.

Someone’s shouting from the Mountain. Someone’s shouting from the valley.

Messiah, come and be our King.  Messiah, come and be our King.

 

Someone’s shouting from the city.  I am young, I am cold.

Someone’s shouting from the country.  I am lonely, I am old.

Messiah, come and be our King.  Messiah, come and be our King.

 

Someone’s shouting I am broken.  Someone’s shouting make me whole.

Someone’s shouting come and change me.  Someone’s shouting save my soul.

Messiah, come and be our King.  Messiah, come and be our King.

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, from you come all holy desires, all good counsels, and all just works. Give to us, your servants, that peace which the world cannot give, that our hearts may be set to obey your commandments; and also that we, being defended from the fear of our enemies, may live in peace and quietness, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C:    Amen.

HOLY GOSPEL

Mark 6:14-29

14King Herod heard of [the disciples’ preaching,] for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, “John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.” 15But others said, “It is Elijah.” And others said, “It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” 16But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.”

17For Herod himself had sent men who arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because Herod had married her. 18For John had been telling Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” 19And Herodias had a grudge against him, and wanted to kill him. But she could not, 20for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he liked to listen to him. 21But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his courtiers and officers and for the leaders of Galilee. 22When his daughter Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests; and the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it.” 23And he solemnly swore to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, even half of my kingdom.” 24She went out and said to her mother, “What should I ask for?” She replied, “The head of John the baptizer.” 25Immediately she rushed back to the king and requested, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” 26The king was deeply grieved; yet out of regard for his oaths and for the guests, he did not want to refuse her. 27Immediately the king sent a soldier of the guard with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison, 28brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl. Then the girl gave it to her mother. 29When his disciples heard about it, they came and took his body, and laid it in a tomb.

SERMON – Pr. Karen Behling

SONG OF THE DAY

“Just A Closer Walk With Thee”

Chorus:  Just a closer walk with thee, grant it, Jesus, is my plea

daily walking close to thee, let it be, dear Lord, let it be.

 

I am weak but thou art strong: Jesus, keep me from all wrong;

I’ll be satisfied as long as I walk, let me walk close to thee.     Chorus

 

Through this world of toil and snares, if I falter, Lord, who cares?

Who with me my burden shares?  None but thee, dear Lord, none but thee.     Chorus

 

When my feeble life is o’er, time for me will be no more;

guide me gently, safely o’er to thy kingdom shore, to thy shore.     Chorus

PRAYERS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BLESSING

SENDING SONG

“Lord, I Lift Your Name On High” – By: Rick Founds

Lord, I lift your name on high;

Lord, I love to sing your praises.

I’m so glad you’re in my life,

I’m so glad you came to save us.

 

You came from heaven to earth to show the way,

from the earth to the cross, my debt to pay,

from the cross to the grave,

from the grave to the sky;

Lord, I lift Your name on high.     Repeat

DISMISSAL

P:       Go in peace. You are the body of Christ.

C:       Thanks be to God.

 POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Praise You” – By: Elizabeth Goodine

 

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.