First Immanuel Lutheran Church
CUW OUTDOOR WORSHIP
First Immanuel Lutheran Church CUW Outdoor Amphitheater July 15, 2021
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  • Concordia University Wisconsin- On the Bluff
    12800 N Lake Shore Dr, Mequon, WI 53097, USA
    Thursday 6:30 PM
THE WELCOME

THE OPENING SONG
HOW DEEP THE FATHER’S LOVE FOR US
How deep the Father's love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory
Behold the Man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished
I will not boast in anything
No gifts no pow’r no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

THE INVOCATION & CALL TO WORSHIP (from Hebrews 1)
P: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen.
P: “Long ago, at many times and in many ways,
C: God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,
P: But in these last days,
C: He has spoken to us by his son,
P: whom he appointed the heir of all things,
C: through whom he created the world.
P: He is the radiance of the glory of God
C: and the exact imprint of his nature.
P: and he upholds the universe
C: with his power.”
THE CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION
P: People of God, throughout time and space, have encountered the same problems and situations: broken by sin, alienated from the Father, and centered on ourselves. God has sent His prophets and His word to call the world to repentance. By faith, we are the ones who respond now:

C: Heavenly Father, You sent your prophets to draw attention to our brokenness. You sent Your Son Jesus Christ to heal us. Yet we complain about the hardness of His teachings. We prefer our brokenness to His wholeness. We fear the change promised in ‘new life.’ By the gift of the Holy Spirit, helps us to hear Your message, trust Your plan, and live Your bold mission.

P: Jesus has come not to abolish, but to fulfill all Scripture, and He has done all things necessary for our salvation. In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven and redeemed.

C: Amen
THE PRAYER OF THE DAY
P: Almighty God, your prophets spoke truth to the people of Israel. The truth can reveal our sin, humble us, and bring us hope. Work in us the desire to be shaped by the truth of your Word, to grow from it, and be inspired to follow You. In Jesus name we pray
C: Amen.
THE OLD TESTAMENT READING
..Zephaniah 3:1-5 & 14-17
Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled, the oppressing city! 2 She listens to no voice; she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the Lord; she does not draw near to her God. 3 Her officials within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves that leave nothing till the morning. 4 Her prophets are fickle, treacherous men; her priests profane what is holy; they do violence to the law. 5 The Lord within her is righteous; he does no injustice; every morning he shows forth his justice; each dawn he does not fail; but the unjust knows no shame…. Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! 15 The Lord has taken away the judgments against you; he has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall never again fear evil. 16 On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: “Fear not, O Zion; let not your hands grow weak. 17 The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
P: This is the Word of the Lord
C: Thanks be to God.
SERMON SONG
MAN OF SORROWS
Man of sorrows Lamb of God
By His own betrayed
The sin of man and wrath of God
Has been on Jesus laid

Silent as He stood accused
Beaten mocked and scorned
Bowing to the Father's will
He took a crown of thorns
Oh that rugged cross my salvation
Where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out hallelujah
Praise and honor unto Thee
Sent of heaven God's own Son
To purchase and redeem
And reconcile the very ones
Who nailed Him to that tree
Oh that rugged cross my salvation
Where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out hallelujah
Praise and honour unto Thee
Now my debt is paid
It is paid in full
By the precious blood
That my Jesus spilled
Now the curse of sin
Has no hold on me
Whom the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed
It is paid in full
By the precious blood
That my Jesus spilled
Now the curse of sin
Has no hold on me
Whom the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed

Oh that rugged cross my salvation
Where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out hallelujah
Praise and honour unto Thee
See the stone is rolled away
Behold the empty tomb
Hallelujah God be praised
He's risen from the grave
Oh that rugged cross my salvation
Where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out hallelujah
Praise and honour unto Thee
Praise and honour unto Thee
Praise and honour unto Thee
THE MESSAGE
Our God is Mighty to Save

THE OFFERING

THE RESPONSIVE PRAYER
P: Gracious Lord, as the Israelites failed to follow you, so we often walk down the paths we choose instead of your path of righteousness. Forgive our failures.
C: Lord, have mercy.
P: We pray for our world, the earth on which You once walked, and all that dwell upon it. Bless us with all things needful for our lives that we may enjoy this place which is now our home.
C: Lord, have mercy.
P: We pray for the Church, which is our spiritual home. Continue to raise up faithful servants who support Your work by using their gifts and talents to increase and strengthen Your Church.
C: Lord, have mercy.
P: We pray for those with special needs, whose earthly journeys are challenging or difficult. Especially we remember the sick, the shut-in, and those known to each of us who are in need of prayer.
C: Lord, have mercy.
P: Lord Jesus, we thank You for the faithful witness of those no longer with us here on earth who rejoice in Your eternal presence. May we be inspired by their faithful witness and seek to serve You in love all of our days.
C: Lord, have mercy.
P: Almighty God, we look forward to the day when you return like on that day or hour no one will know. Teach us to live a life of urgency that we would live each day with the joyful anticipation of celebrating eternity with you.
C: Lord, have mercy.
P: Loving God, you desire all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. We praise and thank you for sending messengers with beautiful feet to share your truth with us. Inspire us to take that message into our home and families that they to may know your amazing love!
C: Lord, have mercy.
P: Lord, in Your mercy hear us as we pray…
C: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
THE BENEDICTION
(based on Zephaniah 3:17)
P: The Lord your God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; God will rejoice over you with gladness; God will quiet you with his love; God will exult over you with loud singing.

C: Amen.
THE CLOSING SONG
MIGHTY TO SAVE
Everyone needs compassion
Love that's never failing
Let mercy fall on me
Everyone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Saviour
The hope of nations
Saviour He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Forever Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave
So take me as You find me
All my fears and failures
Fill my life again
I give my life to follow
Ev’rything I believe in
Now I surrender
Saviour He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Forever Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave
Saviour He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Forever Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave
Shine your light and let the whole world see
We're singing
For the glory of the risen King
Jesus
Shine your light and let the whole world see
We're singing
For the glory of the risen King
Saviour He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Forever Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave
Saviour He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Forever Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave
Shine your light and let the whole world see
We're singing
For the glory of the risen King
Jesus
Shine your light and let the whole world see
We're singing
For the glory of the risen King
Preacher: Rev. Timothy R. Seban

All Scripture is from the English Standard Version (ESV)
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12800 N Lake Shore Dr. Mequon
Outdoor Amphitheater
Thursdays at 6:30 pm (summer)

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