The Word and Music  Series C

Collect Prayer of the Day...
Almighty and everlasting God, You have placed before us the mystery of the Trinity and yet not without drawing us close enough to Your grace and mercy to know that even though we may not fully understand - we are learning to trust You. This we pray in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You, Father, and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen

Psalm 8  For the choir director: on the Gittith.  A Davidic psalm. Yahweh, our Lord, how magnificent is Your name throughout the earth! You have covered the heavens with Your majesty.  Because of Your adversaries, You have established a stronghold from the mouths of children and nursing infants to silence the enemy and the avenger.  When I observe Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You set in place, what is man that You remember him, the son of man that You look after him? You made him little less than God and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him lord over the works of Your hands; You put everything under his feet: all the sheep and oxen, as well as the animals in the wild, the birds of the sky, and the fish of the sea that pass through the currents of the seas. Yahweh, our Lord, how magnificent is Your name throughout the earth!

Acts 2:29-36 
"Brothers, I can confidently speak to you about the patriarch David: He is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.  Since he was a prophet, he knew that God had sworn an oath to him to seat one of his descendants on his throne.  Seeing this in advance, he spoke concerning the resurrection of the Messiah:  He was not left in Hades, and His flesh did not experience decay.  "God has resurrected this Jesus. We are all witnesses of this. Therefore, since He has been exalted to the right hand of God  and has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit,  He has poured out  what you both see and hear. For it was not David who ascended into the heavens, but he himself says: The Lord declared to my Lord, 'Sit at My right hand 35until I make Your enemies Your footstool.'  "Therefore let all the house of Israel know with certainty that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah!"

"The reality of loving God is loving him like he's a Superhero who actually saved you from stuff rather than a Santa Claus who merely gave you some stuff.”   Chris Jami

The Holy Gospel from St. John John 8:48-58...The Jews responded to Him, "Aren't we right in saying that You're a Samaritan and have a demon?"  "I do not have a demon," Jesus answered. "On the contrary, I honor My Father and you dishonor Me. I do not seek My glory; the One who seeks it also judges. 51I assure you: If anyone keeps My word, he will never see death - ever!"  Then the Jews said, "Now we know You have a demon. Abraham died and so did the prophets. You say, 'If anyone keeps My word, he will never taste death - ever!' Are You greater than our father Abraham who died? Even the prophets died. Who do You pretend to be?" "If I glorify Myself," Jesus answered, "My glory is nothing. My Father - you say about Him, 'He is our God' - He is the One who glorifies Me. You've never known Him, but I know Him. If I were to say I don't know Him, I would be a liar like you. But I do know Him, and I keep His word. Your father Abraham was overjoyed that he would see My day; he saw it and rejoiced."  The Jews replied, "You aren't 50 years old yet, and You've seen Abraham?"  Jesus said to them, "I assure you: Before Abraham was, I am."her."

  Classic Hymnal Service (8:15am):    Lutheran Service Book   #947  "All Glory be to God on High," #507 "Holy, Holy, Holy," #822  "Alleluia!  Let Praises Ring"
  Liturgical Contemporary Service (10:45am):  Call to Worship: "Doxology,"  Praise Set: "Mighty to Save," "In Your Hands;"  Special: "Tremble," Message: "What a Beautiful name"  Offering: "So Will I"  and Sending: "I Will Not Be Shaken"


For over 50 years, Our Savior has been blessed to work in the Aiea community - sharing and experiencing the love of Jesus.  Our community is very fluid - which comes with quite a few challenges - but it also means we get to meet some of the most amazing people from all over the world and together learn how God uses His people to make a difference.