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

09-19-2021 (Pentecost 17)

PRELUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Sound Of The Saints” – By: Seth David Mosley, Jared Anderson, Adam Benjamin Agee, Mark Alan Stuart

 WELCOME

Today’s theme is: Sky

PSALM 19:1-6

1The heavens declare the glory of God,

and the sky proclaims its maker’s handiwork.

2One day tells its tale to another,

and one night imparts knowledge to another.

3Although they have no words or language,

and their voices are not heard,

4their sound has gone out into all lands, and their message to the ends of the world,

where God has pitched a tent for the sun.

5It comes forth like a bridegroom out of his chamber;

it rejoices like a champion to run its course.

6It goes forth from the uttermost edge of the heavens and runs about to the end of it again;

nothing is hidden from its burning heat.

GATHERING SONG

 This Is Your House – By: Don Moen

 As we gather in this place today, Holy Spirit, come and have your way, have your way;

As we lay aside our own desire, Sweep across our hearts with Holy fire; have your way;

 

Chorus: This is your house, your home; We welcome you, Lord, we welcome you

This is your house, your home; We welcome you today.

 

As we offer up our hearts and lives, Let them be a living sacrifice, have your way

Be glorified in everything we do, Be glorified in everything we say; have your way.     Chorus

 

As we pray (as we pray), O Lord draw near, It’s your voice (it’s your voice), We long to hear.

Chorus x2

We welcome you today.  We welcome you today.

 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: Creator God, who set the stars in their places and directs the course of the planets; who robed this earth with a thin garment of air, making it a haven of beauty and life; who breathed into each of us the breath of life: We thank you for the gift of air. Create in us such a sense of wonder and delight in this and in all your gifts that we receive them with gratitude, care for them with love, and generously share them with all your creatures, to the honor and glory of your holy name.

C:    Amen

READING    Philippians 2:14-18

14Do all things without murmuring and arguing, 15so that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine like stars in the world. 16It is by your holding fast to the word of life that I can boast on the day of Christ that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. 17But even if I am being poured out as a libation over the sacrifice and the offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you — 18and in the same way you also must be glad and rejoice with me.

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

SERMON – Pr. Karen Behling

SONG OF THE DAY – On Eagle’s Wings

You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord, who abide in this shadow for life,

say to the Lord: “My refuge, my rock in whom I trust!”

 

Refrain

And he will raise you up on eagle’s wings, bear you on the breath of dawn,

make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand.

 

The snare of the fowler will never capture you, and famine will bring you no fear;

under God’s wings your refuge, with faithfulness your shield.  Refrain

 

You need not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day;

though thousands fall about you, near you it shall not come.  Refrain

 

For to the angels God’s given a command to guard you in all of your ways;

upon their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

 

Final refrain

And he will raise you up on eagle’s wings, bear you on the breath of dawn,

make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of his hand;

and hold you, hold you in the palm of his hand.

PRAYERS

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BLESSING

SENDING SONG – “I The Lord Of Sea And Sky”

“I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.

All who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save.

I, who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.

Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?”

 

Refrain

Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night.

I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.

 

“I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.

I have wept for love of them. They turn away.

I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone.

I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send?”  Refrain

 

“I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.

I will set a feast for them. My hand will save.

Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.

I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send?”  Refrain

DISMISSAL

P:       Go in peace. Care for God’s creation.

C:       Thanks be to God.

POSTLUDE – OSLC Praise Team

“Wonderful, Merciful, Savior” – By: Dawn Rogers

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.