Order of Worship
Saturday, February 12, 2022
Sixth Weekend after Epiphany
Introduction to the day
Blessings and curses abound on the sixth weekend after Epiphany. We would do well to listen closely to whom the “blessed ares” and the “woe tos” are directed and to find our place in the crowd among those who desire to touch Jesus. The risen Christ stands among us in the mystery of the holy supper with an invitation to live in him, and offers power to heal us all.
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Gathering HYMN – Beautiful Savior (ELW 838)
1) Beautiful Savior, King of creation,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Truly I’d love thee, truly I’d serve thee,
light of my soul, my joy, my crown.
2) Fair are the meadows, fair are the woodlands,
robed in flow’rs of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
he makes our sorrowing spirit sing.
3) Fair is the sunshine, fair is the moonlight,
bright the sparkling stars on high;
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer
than all the angels in the sky.
4) Beautiful Savior, Lord of the nations,
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
now and forevermore be thine!
Greeting (WOV p. 46)
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.
You are the treasured people of the Lord,
a people holy to the Lord our God.
Keep the words of the Lord in your heart; teach them to your children.
Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise.
One does not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
Prayer of the Day (WOV p. 47)
The Lord be with you. And also with you.
Let us pray. Living God, in Christ you make all things new. Transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your glory, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
BIBLE READING – Jeremiah 17:5-10
These verses compose a poem that is part of a larger collection of wisdom sayings that contrast two ways of life. Life with God brings blessing; the power and vitality of God is active in our life. Life without God brings a curse, the power of death.
5Thus says the Lord:
Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals
and make mere flesh their strength,
whose hearts turn away from the Lord.
6They shall be like a shrub in the desert,
and shall not see when relief comes.
They shall live in the parched places of the wilderness,
in an uninhabited salt land.
7Blessed are those who trust in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
8They shall be like a tree planted by water,
sending out its roots by the stream.
It shall not fear when heat comes,
and its leaves shall stay green;
in the year of drought it is not anxious,
and it does not cease to bear fruit.
9The heart is devious above all else;
it is perverse—
who can understand it?
10I the Lord test the mind
and search the heart,
to give to all according to their ways,
according to the fruit of their doings.
1Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked,
nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seats of the scornful!
2Their delight is in the law of the Lord,
and they meditate on God’s teaching day and night.
3They are like trees planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither;
everything they do shall prosper.
4It is not so with the wicked;
they are like chaff which the wind blows away.
5Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judgment comes,
nor the sinner in the council of the righteous.
6For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked shall be destroyed.
BIBLE READING – 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
For Paul, the resurrection of Christ is the basis for Christian hope. Because Christ has been raised, those who are in Christ know that they too will be raised to a new life beyond death.
12Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say there is no resurrection of the dead? 13If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; 14and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain. 15We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified of God that he raised Christ—whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. 16For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised. 17If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 18Then those also who have died in Christ have perished. 19If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
20But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died.
Gospel – Luke 6:17-26
After choosing his twelve apostles, Jesus teaches a crowd of followers about the nature and demands of discipleship. He begins his great sermon with surprising statements about who is truly blessed in the eyes of God.
The Holy Gospel according to Luke, the 6th chapter.
Glory to you, O Lord.
17[Jesus] came down with [the twelve] and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon.18They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured. 19And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.
20Then he looked up at his disciples and said:
“Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
21“Blessed are you who are hungry now,
for you will be filled.
“Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.
22“Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. 23Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.
24“But woe to you who are rich,
for you have received your consolation.
25“Woe to you who are full now,
for you will be hungry.
“Woe to you who are laughing now,
for you will mourn and weep.
26“Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
MESSAGE – Pastor Lance Isaacson
HYMN OF THE DAY – When Peace like a River (It Is Well with My Soul) (ELW 785)
1) When peace like a river attendeth my way,
when sorrows like sea billows roll,
whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
it is well, it is well with my soul.
Refrain: It is well (it is well)
with my soul, (with my soul,)
it is well, it is well with my soul.
2) Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
let this blest assurance control,
that Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
and has shed his own blood for my soul. Refrain
3) He lives–oh, the bliss of this glorious thought;
my sin, not in part, but the whole,
is nailed to his cross and I bear it no more.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul! Refrain
4) Lord, hasten the day when our faith shall be sight,
the clouds be rolled back as a scroll,
the trumpet shall sound and the Lord shall descend;
even so it is well with my soul. Refrain
Response to the Word (WOV p. 49)
In Christ, you have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.
We believe in him and are marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit.
Living together in trust and hope, we confess our faith.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen
Build yourselves up on your most holy faith;
pray in the Holy Spirit.
Keep yourselves in the love of God;
look forward to the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.
If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:
Everything old has passed away; behold, everything has become new!
God has given us the ministry of reconciliation.
Therefore, let us be reconciled to God and to one another.
have mercy on us. In your compassion forgive us our sins,
known and unknown, things done and left undone.
Uphold us by your Spirit so that we may live and serve you in newness of life,
to the honor and glory of your holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Almighty God have mercy on you,
forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ,
strengthen you in all goodness,
and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life. Amen.
Peace (WOV p. 50)
Sisters and brothers, rejoice. Mend your ways, encourage one another, agree with one another, live in peace.
The peace of the Lord be with you always.
And also with you.
SHARING THE PEACE
Peace be with you.
Offering & Offertory PRAYER (WOV p. 50)
Let us pray. God, our Creator,
you open wide your hand and satisfy the desire of every living creature. With these gifts we bless you for your tender nurture and care. Help us to delight in your will and walk in your ways, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
The Spirit of the Lord is poured out upon us in abundance; so we are bold to pray for the church, the world, and all that God has made.
A brief silence.
Blessed are those whose trust is in you. Strengthen the faith of those who profess your name and bring reassurance to those who doubt or fear. Through your church speak continued blessing into the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Those who trust in you are like trees planted by streams of water. Bless fruit trees with an abundant harvest. Protect rainforests from destruction. Restore land that has eroded after deforestation. Resurrect woodlands after forest fires. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Search the hearts of those who govern, that they lead with humility. Inspire leaders to collaborate on policies that protect people and the planet. Sustain truth-tellers and social movements that challenge society to become more honest and just. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Send your blessings of mercy upon those who long for consolation. Tend to those struggling with poverty, unemployment, or uncertainty. Provide for all who are hungry. Console those who face persecution. Grant peace to all who suffer (especially) Julie Gee, Rita Bebler, Vickie Tusa, Ruth Plackner, Rachel Grunst, Jamison Nestegard, Alice Michelson, Karen Grunst, Steven Hansen; sympathy to family and friends of Richard Nyborg; and all those we name in our hearts before you. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Renew this congregation in our shared mission. As we plan and dream for the future you are preparing, inspire us by the examples of Martin Luther and all the reformers. Bless new projects and new ministry partnerships. We pray for our missionaries: Doug & Barb Petersen in Zambia, Africa; and these members and friends: Mary Kannenberg & Kelsey; Jessica Kitchel, Sutton & Sawyer Flatgard; Kristy Konda; Kendall & Leona Koppen. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for an end to the pandemic and for mercy on all who suffer physical, spiritual and economic hardship because of it. We pray for those caring for the sick. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
We pray for the call committee and the council and ask that you would guide, inspire and empower them in their work. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Here other intercessions may be offered.
Christ is raised from the dead, and so we cling to the hope of the resurrection. We praise you for the lives of the saints who lived and died in the hope of eternal life with you (especially) Richard Nyborg. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Since we have such great hope in your promises, O God, we lift these and all of our prayers to you in confidence and faith; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
Lord’s Prayer (WOV p. 52)
Lord, remember us in your kingdom, and teach us to pray:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever. Amen.
Blessing (WOV p. 53)
Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless you now and forever. Amen
Sending Song –
Dismissal (WOV p. 53)
Go in peace. Serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
CHIMES & POSTLUDE
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Sun., 2-13: 8:30 am Worship Service (Broadcast on KKOJ 1190 AM)
- led by Pastor Nancy Isaacson
9:30 am Church Council Meeting – Fellowship Hall
9:45 am Adult Class – Parlor (Led by Dave Hansen studying today’s
Tues.,2-15: 8 am Women’s Study – Parlor
9 am Library Board
Wed., 2-16: 2:45 pm Grade 7 Confirmation Class
5:15 pm Lighthouse Children’s Ministry – Fellowship Hall for K-5th
5:15 pm Hand Bell Choir
6:30-8:30 pm Jars of Clay for Grades 6-12 at Sheldon Jackson
Education Building (behind Casey’s)
Thurs., 2-17: 8 am Men’s Study – Parlor
2 pm Martha Circle – Pines
Sat., 2-19: 5 pm Holy Communion Worship Service led by Pastor
Sun., 2-20: 8:30 am Holy Communion Worship Service (Broadcast on
KKOJ 1190 AM) led by Pastor Nancy Isaacson
9:45 am Adult Class – Parlor (Led by Dave Hansen studying today’s
2 pm Shetek Conference – American Lutheran, Worthington
Mon., 2-21: 10 am Workshop – Fellowship Hall
WE REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Special: Julie Gee, Rita Bebler, Vickie Tusa, Ruth Plackner, Rachel Grunst, Jamison Nestegard, Alice Michelson, Karen Grunst, Steven Hansen; sympathy to family and friends of Richard Nyborg; and all those we name in our hearts before you.
Missionaries: Doug & Barb Petersen in Zambia, Africa
Members and friends: Mary Kannenberg & Kelsey; Jessica Kitchel, Sutton & Sawyer Flatgard; Kristy Konda; Kendall & Leona Koppen
Other: Military, Pastor Nancy Isaacson, Pastor Lance Isaacson, Our Savior’s Church Council & Call Committee
In case of pastoral care needs or emergencies – please call:
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church office – 507-847-2856
Pastor Nancy Isaacson – 507-847-3238 (home)
Pastor Lance Isaacson – 507-847-3238 (home)
Pam Tracey – 507-847-3132 (home)
WE EXTEND OUR SYMPATHY to the family and friends of Richard Nyborg whose funeral service was held here at Our Savior’s on Saturday.
LIGHTHOUSE CHILDREN’S MINISTRY for Kindergarten through 5th Grades will meet on Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. starting on Wed., Feb. 2 in the Fellowship Hall here at Our Savior’s. Sponsored by Belmont, Salem & Our Savior’s Lutheran Churches. Adult volunteers will be needed to help.
PLEASE KEEP THE CALL COMMITTEE in your prayers: Megan Benson (youth rep.), Rick Burud, Corey Christopher (council rep.), Molly Fransen, Dave Hansen, Debi Ringkob, Karen Zoch (council rep.).
RADIO BROADCAST FUND – Our Savior’s broadcasts the worship service on KKOJ-1190 AM each Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. Sponsorships are needed and cost $100 per week and may be given in honor, celebration or in memory of someone. Contact the church office for available dates. Thank you!
NEED HELP with soundboard operators and projectionists – please call the church office and volunteer to be on the schedule. Thanks!
COPIES of the booklet “Baptized, We Live” are available on the concourse table – Please take and read and then return for someone else to read.
COPIES of the 2022 Membership Directory and 2021 Annual Reports are available on the concourse table (one per household, please).
ANYONE WHO HAS A “CARD” for access to the handicap door (north side) should turn it in to the church office – updating will be done soon to the door and the present cards will not work after that.
PLEASE CHECK the kitchen for bowls and pans that you may have brought food in to church recently and take it home.
Acolytes Bailey Finck Carson Kolander
Greeters Marie Lovell Sawyer Flatgard
Scripture Readers Connie Myers Carrie Dose
Ushers Sharon Anderson Ted & Carrie Dose
Radio Announcer Loren Tusa
Soundboard NEED VOLUNTEERS – – – – – – –
Projectionist Mary Boyum Jean Pike
Organist Melynda Tracey Melynda Tracey