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

07-25-2021 (Pentecost 9)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Be My Home” – By: Handt Hanson & Paul Murakami



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.


“Open The Eyes Of My Heart” – By:Paul Baloche

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord.  Open the eyes of my heart.

I want to see you, I want to see you.     Repeat


To see you high and lifted up, shining in the light of your glory;

Pour out your power and love as we sing “Holy, holy, holy.”     Repeat


Open the eyes of my heart, Lord.  Open the eyes of my heart.

I want to see you, I want to see you.


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.


L:  Gracious God, you have placed within the hearts of all your children a longing for your word and a hunger for your truth. Grant that we may know your Son to be the true bread of heaven and share this bread with all the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C: Amen.

HOLY GOSPEL: John 6:1-21

1Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. 2A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. 3Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. 4Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. 5When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” 6He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. 7Philip answered him, “Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” 8One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, 9“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” 10Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they sat down, about five thousand in all. 11Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. 12When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” 13So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. 14When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”

15When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

16When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. 20But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going.

SERMON – Pr. Karen Behling


“My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less”

My hope is built on nothing less

than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;

no merit of my own I claim,

but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.



On Christ, the solid rock, I stand;

all other ground is sinking sand.


When darkness veils his lovely face,

I rest on his unchanging grace;

in ev’ry high and stormy gale

my anchor holds within the veil.  Refrain


His oath, his covenant, his blood

sustain me in the raging flood;

when all supports are washed away,

he then is all my hope and stay.  Refrain


When he shall come with trumpet sound,

oh, may I then in him be found,

clothed in his righteousness alone,

redeemed to stand before the throne!  Refrain





How Majestic Is Your Name” – By: Michael W. Smith

Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.
Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.

Chorus: Oh Lord, we praise your name, Oh Lord, we magnify your name.
Prince of peace, Mighty God, Oh Lord, God Almighty.



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

C: Thanks be to God.


“All The People Said ‘Amen'” – By: Matt Maher

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.