The Word and Music

September 23rd, 2018

Collect Prayer of the Day...
 God of all things, You are always more ready to listen to us than we are to pray.  Teach us who we are because of Jesus and where our true worth comes from - that we might live with purpose and confidence in this life.  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 54  God, save me by Your name, and vindicate me by Your might! God, hear my prayer; listen to the words of my mouth. For strangers rise up against me, and violent men seek my life. They have no regard for God.  Selah  God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my life. He will repay my adversaries for their evil. Because of Your faithfulness, annihilate them. I will sacrifice a freewill offering to You. I will praise Your name, Yahweh, because it is good. For He has delivered me from every trouble, and my eye has looked down on my enemies.


James 4:1-8  What is the source of wars and fights among you? Don't they come from the cravings that are at war within you? You desire and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. You do not have because you do not ask. You ask and don't receive because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your evil desires. Adulteresses!  Don't you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the world's friend becomes God's enemy.  Or do you think it's without reason the Scripture says that the Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously?  But He gives greater grace. Therefore He says: God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.  Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your hearts, double-minded people!.

"The aim is to love God because the pure heart loves loving God and because the true mind knows He deserves it."   Criss Jami      

St. Mark 9:30-37  Then they left that place and made their way through Galilee, but He did not want anyone to know it.  For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, "The Son of Man  is being betrayed into the hands of men. They will kill Him, and after He is killed, He will rise three days later."  But they did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him. Then  they came to Capernaum.  When He was in the house, He asked them, "What were you arguing about on the way?" But they were silent,  because on the way they had been arguing with one another about who was the greatest. Sitting down, He called the Twelve and said to them, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all."  Then He took a child, had him stand among them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them, "Whoever welcomes one little child such as this in My name welcomes Me. And whoever welcomes Me does not welcome Me, but Him who sent Me.”

Classic Hymnal Service (8:15am):    Lutheran Service Book   #903 "This is the Day the Lord Has Made," #848 "Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service," #805 "Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow"

Liturgical Contemporary Service (10:45am):  Call to Worship: "It Is You (Newsboys)"  Praise Set: ", Thank You (Hillsong)" Special: "New Wine," Message: "The Way,"  Offering: "How Can It Be,"  and Sending: "Majestic"


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.