Our Saviour’s Lutheran


Peace Lutheran of Pigeon Falls

Ninth Sunday of Pentecost     August 2nd, 2020



  “Live Stream Worship Website”: peacelutheranofpigeonfalls.com


Prelude Music and Ringing of the Church Bell




Confession and Forgiveness:


Blessed be the holy Trinity, one God, whose steadfast love is everlasting, whose faithfulness endures from generation to generation.   Amen.


Trusting in the mercy of God, let us confess our sin. 


Reconciling God,  we confess that we do not trust your abundance,

and we deny your presence in our lives.

We place our hope in ourselves and rely on our own efforts.

We fail to believe that you provide enough for all.

We abuse your good creation for our own benefit.

We fear difference and do not welcome others as you have welcomed us.

We sin in thought, word, and deed.

By your grace, forgive us; through your love, renew us;

and in your Spirit, lead us; so that we may live and serve you in newness of life.   Amen.


Beloved of God,

By the radical abundance of divine mercy, we have peace with God through Christ Jesus, through whom we have obtained grace upon grace. Our sins are forgiven. Let us live now in hope.  For hope does not disappoint, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.  



Thank you  to Ariel and Alexa Koxlien for leading our hymns this morning.


Gathering Hymn:      “I See the You in You”

When they try to tell you who are

by the color of your hair,

Or the kind of clothes you wear,

I see the you in you.

When they try to put you “in a box,”

and they give that box a name,

Don’t you hold your head in shame.

I see the you in you.  Refrain:



 I see you wonder in your being,

I see laughter in your eyes,

I see love in all the little things you do.

I see the light inside, too bright for you to hide,

I see the you in you.


When they try to keep you in your place

based on what they’ve seen before,

Don’t they know you’re so much more?

I see the you in you.  Refrain



 I see you wonder in your being,

I see laughter in your eyes,

I see love in all the little things you do.

I see the light inside, too bright for you to hide,

I see the you in you.


When you think that no one knows you,                                    

when you feel your friends are few,

Just take my hand, I understand,

I see the you in you. Refrain



 I see you wonder in your being,

I see laughter in your eyes,

I see love in all the little things you do.

I see the light inside, too bright for you to hide,

I see the you in you.




P: The grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.


R:  And also with you.


Prayer of the Day:


P:  Let us Pray,  Glorious God, your generosity waters the world with goodness, and you cover creation with abundance.  Awaken in us a hunger for the food that satisfies both body and spirit, and with this food fill all the starving world; through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.


R:  Amen.


Children’s Time


Thank you to Scott Brown for being our lector today.

First Reading:  Isaiah 55: 1-5

1Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. 3Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for  David. 4See, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. 5See, you shall call nations that you do not know, and nations that do not know you shall run to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.


L:  Word of God, word of life.

RThanks be to God.

PSALM:      Psalm 145: 8-9, 14-21


L:  8The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.


R9LORD, you are good to all,    and your compassion is over all your works.  


L14The Lord upholds all those who fall                 and lifts up those who are bowed down.


R:  15The eyes of all wait upon you, O LORD, and you give them their food in due season.


L:  16You open wide your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.


R:  17You are righteous in all your ways and loving in all your works.  


L:  18You are near to all who call upon you, to all who call upon you faithfully.


R:  19You fulfill the desire of those who fear you; you hear their cry and save them.


L:  20You watch over all those who love you, but all the wicked you shall destroy.


R:  21My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD; let all flesh bless God's holy name forever and ever. 


Second Reading:  Romans 9: 1-5


1I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my              conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit—2I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3For I could wish that I    myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of   my own people, my kindred according to the flesh. 4They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the   covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; 5to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah, who is over all, God blessed      forever. Amen.


L:  Word of God, word of life.

R:  Thanks be to God.



Gospel Acclamation:    ELW #172      “Halle, Halle, Hallelujah”


P:  The holy gospel according to Matthew chapter 14, verses 13-21

R:  Glory to you, O Lord.


Gospel Reading: Matthew 14: 13-21


13Now when Jesus heard [about the beheading of John the  Baptist,] he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. 15When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said,  "This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy   food for themselves." 16Jesus said to them, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat." 17They replied, "We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish." 18And he said, "Bring them here to me." 19Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. 21And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.


P:  This is the gospel of the Lord. 

RPraise to you, O Christ.




Hymn of the Day:   “Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ”    ELW #674


1      Let us talents and tongues employ,

        reaching out with a shout of joy:

        bread is broken, the wine is poured,

        Christ is spoken and seen and heard.



        Jesus lives again, earth can breathe again,

        pass the Word around: loaves abound!


2      Christ is able to make us one,

        at the table he sets the tone,

        teaching people to live to bless,

        love in word and in deed express.  Refrain



        Jesus lives again, earth can breathe again,

        pass the Word around: loaves abound!


3      Jesus calls us in, sends us out

        bearing fruit in a world of doubt,

        gives us love to tell, bread to share:

        God (Immanuel) ev'rywhere!  Refrain



        Jesus lives again, earth can breathe again,

        pass the Word around: loaves abound!


The Apostles’ Creed:


I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.*

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come 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.


Prayers of Intercession:


P:  Lord, in your mercy,

R:  Hear our prayer.



P:  In the certain hope that nothing can separate us from your love, we offer these prayers to you; through Jesus Christ

     our Lord.  

R: Amen.


The Sharing of the Peace:


P:  The peace of Christ be with you always. 

R:  And also with you.







Offertory Prayer: 


PLet us pray.   God of goodness and growth, all creation is yours, and your faithfulness is as firm          as the heavens.  Water and word, wine and bread:  these are signs of your abundant grace. 

      Nourish us through these gifts, that we might proclaim your steadfast love in our communities

      and in the world, through Jesus Christ, our strength and our song.


R:  Amen.


Thanksgiving for the Word             


The Lord’s Prayer




The Blessing:




There will be a curb side collection for the Whitehall Food Pantry held on Tuesday, August 4th, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm under the canopy at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church.  The pantry is especially in need of toilet tissue, liquid dish soap and laundry detergent (liquid or powdered.  No Pods please).   If you are unable to participate at during this time frame, but wish to donate any items, please contact Barb Johnson (715) 538-2468 for drop off information. 




P:  Go in peace….    

R:  Thanks be to God.



Mail your offering to:                      Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church

P.O. Box 455   Whitehall, WI 54773


Grace Lutheran Church

c/o Pam Sosalla

W21154 Sosalla Hill Road, Whitehall, WI 54773


Next Sunday, August 9TH   Worship 9 a.m.

Prayer Concerns: Friends and Family of Ardis Witte, Maynard Dokkestul and Judith A. Strand.   Kris Dubiel and Krystal Brekke.


IF YOU KNOW of anyone who is hospitalized, homebound, or in need of a pastoral call, please call Pastor Peter Jonas,  Cell:  608-323-2006, or Pastor Mary Ann  - Office: 715-983-2242    Home: 715-983-5742     Cell: 715-554-0789


Happy Birthday:  Wishing a happy birthday this week to Oaklynn Stuhr, Cody Bautch, Wallace Solberg, Nicole Lyga, Allen Hanson, Tara Harvie, David Clatt, Kayla Vitse, James Windjue, Allie Sylla, and Jessica Zimmerman of Our Saviour’s Lutheran.


Scripture Readings for the week of August 3-9


M Psalm 18:1-19, Genesis 7:11—8:5, 2 Peter 2:4-10         

Tu Psalm 18:1-19, Genesis 19:1-29, Romans 9:14-29         

W Psalm 18:1-19, Job 36:24-33; 37:14-24, Matthew 8:23-27   Th Psalm 67, Isaiah 45:20-25, Revelation 15:1-4                          

F Psalm 67, Isaiah 63:15-19, Acts 14:19-28          

Sa Psalm 67, Isaiah 56:1-5, Matthew 14:34-3

SuIsaiah 56:1, 6-8,  Psalm 67, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32,           Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28       



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