The Word and Music

July 8th, 2018

SEVENTH SUNDAY after PENTECOST  July 8th, 2018
Collect Prayer of the Day...
O Lord, You grant strength and courage to those who are willing to speak the truth in love.  Grant that Your church may proclaim Your Word with love and patience, trusting in You to guide us.  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 85:8-13  I will listen to what God will say; surely the Lord will declare peace to His people, His godly ones, and not let them go back to foolish ways.  His salvation is very near those who fear Him, so that glory may dwell in our land. 10Faithful love and truth will join together; righteousness and peace will embrace. Truth will spring up from the earth, and righteousness will look down from heaven. Also, the Lord will provide what is good, and our land will yield its crops. Righteousness will go before Him to prepare the way for His steps.

Ephesians 1:3-14 Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens. For He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight.  In love He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will, to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.  We have redemption in Him through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure that He planned in Him for the administration of the days of fulfillment - to bring everything together in the Messiah, both things in heaven and things on earth in Him.  We have also received an inheritance in Him, predestined according to the purpose of the One who works out everything in agreement with the decision of His will, so that we who had already put our hope in the Messiah might bring praise to His glory.  When you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed in Him, you were also sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. He is the down payment of our inheritance, for the redemption of the possession, to the praise of His glory."

Repentance is the only no shame solution to a renewed Christian conscience, because it only proves the obvious: God was right all along .”  Rosaria Champagne Butterfield       

St. Mark 5:21-34...

When  Jesus had crossed over again by boat to the other side, a large crowd  gathered around Him while He was by the sea.  One of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at His feet and kept begging Him, “My little daughter is at death’s door.  Come and lay Your hands on her so she can get well and live.”  So Jesus went with him, and a large crowd was following and pressing against Him.  A woman suffering from bleeding for 12 years had endured  much under many doctors.  She had spent everything she had and was not helped at all. On the contrary, she became worse. Having heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His robe.  For she said, “If I can just touch His robes, I’ll be made well!”  Instantly her flow of blood ceased, and she sensed in her body that she was cured of her affliction.  At once Jesus realized in Himself that power  had gone out from Him. He turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My robes?”  His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd pressing against You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’ ”  So He was looking around to see who had done this. Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came with fear and trembling, fell down before Him, and told Him the whole truth.  “Daughter,” He said to her, “your faith has made you well.   Go in peace and be free from your affliction.”

Classic Hymnal Service (8:15am):    Lutheran Service Book   #353 "Jesus Came, the Heavens Adoring"," #553 "O Christ, Our Hope, Our Hearts' Desire," #694 "Thee Will I Love, My Strength, My Tower"

Liturgical Contemporary Service (10:45am):  Call to Worship: "YAHWEH,"  Praise Set: "Good, Good Father; Stronger," Scripture: "King of My Heart,"  Message: "Kayla's Surprise, "  Offering: "Revelation Song,"  and Sending: "Trading My Sorrows"


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.