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Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

October 4, 2015
Holy Communion, 10am
Installation of David R. Lyle as Senior Pastor at Grace

Prayer of the Day
Sovereign God, you have created us to live in loving community with one another. Form us for life that is faithful and steadfast, and teach us to trust like little children, that we may reflect the image of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Genesis 2:18-24
Psalm 8
Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12
Mark 10:2-16

Sermon: “This is How the Holy Spirit Works”
Our preacher this week is the Rev. Dr. L. George Detweiler, Interim Pastor of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, New York, N.Y. Pastor Detweiler and Pastor Lyle served together at First English Lutheran Church, Appleton, Wis. George and his wife, Debra, are longtime friends of Grace members Dan and Julie Lehmann. It was through this friendship that Pastor Lyle’s name was given to Grace’s Senior Pastor search committee. It is a great joy to welcome Pastor Detweiler as our preacher today.


Entrance hymn LBW 464 Evening and Morning
Hymn of the day LBW 543 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Distribution hymns WOV 703 Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether
  LBW 357 Our Father, By Whose Name
Sending hymn LBW 801 Thine the Amen

In our prayers on Sunday we remember Kidz Express, a program on Chicago’s west side which serves at-risk children, youth and families. Grace teens volunteer weekly on Tuesday evenings at Kidz Express as tutors. Adults are also welcome to volunteer. Contact Logan Kruck for more information. (; 708-366-6900 ext. 212).

Education hour

There are no Adult Education classes scheduled for October 4 because of the 10am Installation Service.
Classes resume at 9:45am on October 11 with "Graceful Conversations: God’s People and Sexuality," presented by the Faith Perspectives Committee, and "How Does Sunday Morning Happen?" with Susie Calhoun, Chair of the Board of Elders.  See the Adult Ed schedule through December.

The Sunday morning Bible study group will not meet on October 4.                                                            
Confirmation and Sunday School classes meet at 8:45am this Sunday, before the Installation Service at 10. Classes return to their usual 9:45am starting time on October 11.

The Grace Church Library
is open and staffed on Sunday mornings from 8:15am to 12:30pm. You'll find books for adults and children on a variety of faith-related subjects.



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