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

08-22-2021 (Pentecost 13)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Be Unto Your Name” – By: Lynn DeShazo and Gary Sadler

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.

L: 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

“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:  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: Holy God, your word feeds your people with life that is eternal. Direct our choices and preserve us in your truth, that, renouncing what is false and evil, we may live in you, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C: Amen.                                                 

FIRST READING – Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18       

1Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel; and they presented themselves before God. 2aAnd Joshua said to all the people, 14“Now therefore revere the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods that your ancestors served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15Now if you are unwilling to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served in the region beyond the River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
16Then the people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods; 17for it is the Lord our God who brought us and our ancestors up from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, and who did those great signs in our sight. He protected us along all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed; 18and the Lord drove out before us all the peoples, the Amorites who lived in the land. Therefore we also will serve the Lord, for he is our God.”

SERMON – PR. Karen Behling

SONG OF THE DAY

“Softly And Tenderly Jesus Is Calling”

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, calling for you and for me.

See, on the portals he’s waiting and watching, watching for you and for me.

 

Refrain

“Come home, (Come home,) come home! (come home!) You who are weary, come home.”

Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling, calling, “O sinner, come home!”

 

Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading, pleading for you and for me?

Why should we linger and heed not his mercies, mercies for you and for me?  Refrain

 

Oh, for the wonderful love he has promised, promised for you and for me!

Though we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon, pardon for you and for me.  Refrain

PRAYERS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BLESSING

SENDING SONG

“I Will Call Upon The Lord” – By: Michael O’Shields 

I will call upon the Lord.  (echo)

Who is worthy to be praised .  (echo)

So shall I be saved from my enemies.  (echo)

 

(refrain)

The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock  and may the God of our salvation be exalted.

The Lord liveth and blessed be the Rock  and may the God of our salvation be exalted.

 

I will learn to trust in him   (echo)

He will save me from my sin (echo)

So shall I proclaim him the Lord of all (echo)

(refrain)

 

I will call upon the Lord.  (echo)

Who is worthy to be praised .  (echo)

So shall I be saved from my enemies.  (echo)

(refrain)

DISMISSAL

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

C:  Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“A New Hallelujah” – By: Michael W. Smith

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.