The Word and Music  Series A

SIXTH SUNDAY after the EPIPHANY February 16th

Collect Prayer of the Day...God of life and love and eternity, keep us in Your continual care, relying on the hope and promise of Your grace - that we might never waver in our faith.

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

Deuteronomy 30:15-20  See, today I have set before you life and prosperity, death and adversity.  For I am commanding you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commands, statutes, and ordinances, so that you may live and multiply, and the Lord your God may bless you in the land you are entering to possess.  But if your heart turns away and you do not listen and you are led astray to bow down to other gods and worship them, I tell you today that you will certainly perish and will not live long in the land you are entering to possess across the Jordan. I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, love the Lord your God, obey Him, and remain faithful to Him. For He is your life, and He will prolong your life in the land the Lord swore to give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”


1 Corinthians 3:1-9  Brothers, I was not able to speak to you as spiritual people but as people of the flesh, as babies in Christ. I gave you milk to drink, not solid food, because you were not yet ready for it. In fact, you are still not ready, because you are still fleshly. For since there is envy and strife among you, are you not fleshly and living like unbelievers?  For whenever someone says, “I’m with Paul,” and another, “I’m with Apollos,” are you not unspiritual people? What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? They are servants through whom you believed, and each has the role the Lord has given. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. Now the one planting and the one watering are one in purpose, and each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God’s coworkers.  You are God’s field, God’s building.


No pastor, no spiritual leader, is ever able to take his people any further than he himself has gone with God.”     Philip Keller

The Holy Gospel from St. Matthew 5:21-26  You have heard that it was said to our ancestors,  Do not murder, and whoever murders will be subject to judgment.  But I tell you, everyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Fool!’ will be subject to the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, ‘You moron!’ will be subject to hellfire.So if you are offering your gift on the altar, and there you remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Reach a settlement quickly with your adversary while you’re on the way with him, or your adversary will hand you over to the judge, the judge to the officer, and you will be thrown into prison.  I assure you: You will never get out of there until you have paid the last penny!

Classic Hymnal Service (8:15am):    Lutheran Service Book   #584, "Faith and Truth and Life Bestowing,"  #729, "I Am Trusting Thee, Lord Jesus"  #733 "O God, Our Help in Ages Past"
 Liturgical Contemporary Service (10:45am):  Call to Worship: "From the Day"  Praise Set: "Hosanna, Praise is Rising," "My Chains are Gone,"  Special: "Beautiful Scandalous Night," Message: "Let the Church Rise,"   Offering: "Surprise"  and Sending: "Shout to the North"


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.