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Next Sunday's worship services
and education hour

Third Sunday After Epiphany

January 22, 2017
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am


Prayer of the Day
Lord God, your lovingkindness always goes before us and follows after us. Summon us into your light, and direct our steps in the ways of goodness that come through the cross of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Isaiah 9:1-4
Psalm 27:1, 4-9
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Matthew 4:12-23


Sermon
We are often called, but do we hear the call? Thanks to cell phones, email, social media, and so many other things, we are constantly getting called. While such calls are sometimes important, they are more often mundane or frivolous. We are constantly being called, but many of us live without a sense of calling, that impulse that gives our lives passion and purpose. This call comes to us today on the lips of Jesus: “Follow me. I will make you fish for people.” Here we discover the true story of our lives as we are caught by Jesus for the purpose of catching others.

Sermon archive




Hymns

Entrance hymn LBW 233 Thy Strong Word
Hymn of the Day LBW 434 The Son of God, Our Christ
Distribution hymns WOV 649 I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light
  LBW 380 O Christ, Our Light, O Radiance True
Sending hymn WOV 652 Arise, Your Light Has Come

LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice



In our prayers we remember The Night Ministry, which provides housing, health care and human connection to people in Chicago struggling with poverty or homelessness. Representatives of The Night Ministry will be in the atrium between services on Sunday to talk about their work.


Education hour at 9:45am

Sunday School, Pre-Confirmation and Confirmation students meet in their regular classrooms.

Adult Education
“Why History and Historical Thinking Are Vital to Christian Discipleship,” presented by Tracy McKenzie of Wheaton College (second of two sessions).
Adult Ed schedule for January

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

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.