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

07-18-2021 (Pentecost 8)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Taste And See” – By: Bob Hurd

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

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father;

there is no shadow of turning with thee;

thou changest not, thy compassions they fail not;

as thou hast been, thou forever wilt be.

 

Refrain

Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see;

all I have needed thy hand hath provided;

great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

 

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,

sun, moon, and stars in their courses above

join with all nature in manifold witness

to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.  Refrain

 

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;

strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,

blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!  Refrain

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, powerful and compassionate, you shepherd your people, faithfully feeding and protecting us. Heal each of us, and make us a whole people, that we may embody the justice and peace of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C:    Amen.

READING – Ephesians 2:11-22

11Remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called “the uncircumcision” by those who are called “the circumcision”—a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands—12remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. 15He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace, 16and might reconcile both groups to God in one body through the cross, thus putting to death that hostility through it. 17So he came and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; 18for through him both of us have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, 20built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. 21In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; 22in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God.

SERMON – Pr. Gary Hedding

SONG OF THE DAY

“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry ev’rything to God in prayer!

Oh, what peace we often forfeit; oh, what needless pain we bear–

all because we do not carry ev’rything to God in prayer!

 

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged–take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our ev’ry weakness–take it to the Lord in prayer.

 

Are we weak and heavy-laden, cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our refuge–take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer.

In his arms he’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.

PRAYERS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BLESSING

SENDING SONG

“Great Is The Lord” – By: Michael W. Smith

Great is the Lord, he is holy and just,  by His power we trust in his love.

Great is the Lord, he is faithful and true,  by his mercy He proves He is love.

 

Great is the Lord, and worthy of glory. Great is the Lord, and worthy of praise.

Great is the Lord, now lift up your voice,  now lift up your voice:

Great is the Lord!  Great is the Lord!

 

Great is the Lord, he is holy and just, by His power we trust in his love.

Great is the Lord, he is faithful and true,  by his mercy He proves he is love.

 

Great are you, Lord, and worthy of glory. Great are you, Lord, and worthy of praise.

Great are you, Lord, I lift up my voice,  I lift up my voice:

Great are you, Lord!  Great are you, Lord!

DISMISSAL

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

C:       Thanks be to God.

 POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Blessings” – By: Laura Story

 

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.