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Next Sunday's worship services
and education hour

Third Sunday of Lent

March 19, 2017
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am


Prayer of the Day
Merciful God, the fountain of living water, you quench our thirst and wash away our sin. Give us this water always. Bring us to drink from the well that flows with the beauty of your truth through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture readings
Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm 95
Romans 5:1-11
John 4:5-42

Sermon
Parallel strands of growth and transformation weave their way through this pivotal moment in Jesus’ ministry, and indeed the world. Jesus begins to proclaim that salvation has come to more than a select few. The Samaritan woman begins to trust that there is more to living water than everyday buckets and wells. The disciples begin to understand that the one they are following will lead them in a most unusual direction. The villagers begin to trust in both what their ears have heard and their eyes have seen. No matter where you might be on your journey of growth, transformation, or faith there is a place for you in this Good News.



Hymns

Kyrie LBW 96 Your Heart, O God, Is Grieved
Hymn of the Day LBW 356 O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
Distribution hymns LBW 497 I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
  LBW 358 Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
Sending hymn LBW 385 What Wondrous Love Is This

LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship



In our prayers we remember the the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which educates leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ.

Download the 2017 Benevolence / Social Ministry Handbook

 

Education hour at 9:45am

How a Chicago Public School Teacher Changes Lives. Ellie Anderson, Roberto Clemente Community Academy social science teacher, discusses her most moving classroom experiences and how they were informed by her faith and philosophy.

The Bible study group meets this Sunday in the conference room, led by Bob Jandeska.

Adult Ed schedule Winter-Spring 2017

First Communion instruction continues in the 5-6 Common room on the third floor of the school. Preschool - 3rd grade Sunday School and Pre-Confirmation students meet in their usual classrooms. Confirmation students meet with their mentors in Fellowship Hall (7th grade) and the school learning center (8th grade). Teen Talk meets in the Youth Room.


The Grace Church Library is open and staffed on Sundays from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Look for books related to Adult Ed topics as well as many other subjects. The library is also open for self-service during the week.

 

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