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Grace's worship services follow the Revised Common Lectionary, a three-year cycle of lessons for the church year which is used by many Christian denominations throughout the world. To read the lessons for the upcoming Sunday, click on the Scripture Readings link below. 


Second Sunday in Lent
March 1, 2015

 

Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life. Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

The Scripture Readings
Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16
Psalm 22:23–31
Romans 4:13–25
Mark 8:31–38
 
Sermon title: The Promise Keeper
Sermon text: Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16; Romans 4:13–25, Mark 8:31–38

The second covenant in this year's Lenten readings is the one made with Abraham and Sarah: God's promise to make them the ancestors of many, with whom God will remain in everlasting covenant. Paul says this promise comes to all who share Abraham's faith in the God who brings life into being where there was no life. We receive this baptismal promise of resurrection life in faith. Sarah and Abraham receive new names as a sign of the covenant, and we too get new identities in baptism, as we put on Christ.

Hymns

Entrance Hymn WOV 730 My Soul Proclaims Your Greatness
Hymn of the Day LBW 325 Lord, Thee I Love With All My Heart
Distribution Hymn WOV 725 Blessed Be the God of Israel
  WOV 660 I Want Jesus to Walk With Me
Sending Hymn LBW 104 In the Cross of Christ I Glory



In our prayers on Sunday we remember Misericordia, which serves more than 600 developmentally disabled children and adults from diverse racial, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.

 

Education Hour at 9:45 a.m.

Benevolence Fair. On Sunday representatives of many of our benevolence ministry partners will be in Fellowship Hall at 9:45 a.m. with information and displays about their work. Discover how they’re sharing the love of Christ in communities near and far and learn more about volunteer opportunities. Coffee, snacks and interesting conversations.

The Bible study group meets in the Conference room.

Sunday School students meet in the third-floor school commons.  Fifth grade communion class meets in the 5-6 common room on the third floor. Confirmation students meet in their classrooms.

The Grace Church library is open and staffed on Sundays from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You'll find books for adults and children on a variety of faith-related subjects.

Adult Education schedule for March
Sunday School and Confirmation calendar

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