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Next Sunday's worship services
and education hour

Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 3, 2015
Holy Communion, 8:30 and 11am


Prayer of the Day
O God, you give us your Son as the vine apart from whom we cannot live. Nourish our life in his resurrection, that we may bear the fruit of love and know the fullness of your joy, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.


Scripture readings
Acts 8:26–40
Psalm 22:25–31
1 John 4:7–21
John 15:1–8


This Sunday's image of how the risen Christ shares his life with us is the image of the vine. Christ the vine and we the branches are alive in each other, in the mystery of mutual abiding that we read of in the gospel and the first letter of John. Baptism makes us a part of Christ's living and life-giving self and makes us alive with Christ's life. As the vine brings food to the branches, Christ feeds us at his table. We are sent out to bear fruit for the life of the world.
 

Hymns

Entrance Hymn LBW 143 Now All the Vault of Heaven Resounds
Hymn of the Day WOV 695 O Blessed Spring
Distribution Hymns WOV 765 Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us With Your Love
  WOV 685 Like the Murmur of the Dove's Song
Sending Hymn LBW 189 We Know That Christ Is Raised

 

Benevolence
In our prayers on Sunday we remember the Upper School of Walther Christian Academy, which offers a Lutheran high school education to students from the suburbs and city.

Education Hour at 9:45am

The Bible study group meets in the Conference Room. There are no other Adult Ed classes on Sunday.

Confirmation classes meet in their classrooms. Sunday School classes meet in the third-floor school commons.


Adult Education schedule for May
Sunday School and Confirmation calendar

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