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

08-29-2021 (Pentecost 14)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” – By: Chris Tomlin

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

“Seek Ye First”

Seek ye first the kingdom of God And his righteousness

And all these things shall be added unto you Allelu..alleluia

Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word

that proceeds from the mouth of God Allelu..alleluia

Ask and it shall be given unto you Seek and ye shall find

Knock and it shall be opened unto you Allelu, allleluia

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 our strength, without you we are weak and wayward creatures. Protect us from all dangers that attack us from the outside, and cleanse us from all evil that arises from within ourselves, that we may be preserved through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

C:       Amen.

FIRST READING                                                                                      James 1:17-27      

The letter of James was intended to provide first-century Christians with instruction in godly behavior. Here Christians are encouraged to listen carefully and to act on what they hear, especially by caring for those least able to care for themselves.

 17Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. 18In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
19You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness. 21Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls.
22But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. 23For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; 24for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like. 25But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing.
26If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless. 27Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

Word of God, word of life.  Thanks be to God.

SERMON – PR. Karen Behling

SONG OF THE DAY

“Lord, Let My Heart Be Good Soil”

Lord, let my heart be good soil, open to the seed of your word.

Lord, let my heart be good soil where love can grow and peace is understood.

When my heart is hard, break the stone away.

When my heart is cold, warm it with the day.

When my heart is lost, Lead me on your way.

Lord, let my heart, Lord, let my heart,

Lord, let my heart be good soil     Repeat

PRAYERS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BLESSING

SENDING SONG

“Create In Me A Clean Heart”

Create in me a clean heart, Oh, God
And renew a right spirit within me
Create in me a clean heart, Oh, God
And renew a right spirit within me

 

Cast me not away from your presence, Oh, Lord
And take not your Holy Spirit from me
Restore unto me the joy of your salvation
And renew a right spirit within me

 

Create in me a clean heart, Oh, God
And renew a right spirit within me
Create in me a clean heart, Oh, God
And renew a right spirit within me

 

Cast me not away from your presence, Oh, Lord
And take not your Holy Spirit from me
Restore unto me the joy of your salvation
And renew a right spirit within me

 

And renew a right spirit within me

DISMISSAL

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

C:       Thanks be to God.

 POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Build Up” – By: Larry Olson & Hans Peterson

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.