Resources: Sunday is Coming


Next Sunday's worship services
and education hour

The Holy Trinity

May 31, 2015
Holy Communion, 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
Almighty Creator and ever-living God, we worship your glory, eternal Three-in-One, and we praise your power, majestic One-in-Three. Keep us steadfast in this faith, defend us in all adversity,and bring us at last into your presence, where you live in endless joy and love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Scripture readings
Isaiah 6:1–8
Psalm 29
Romans 8:12–17
John 3:1–17

When we say God is the triune God, we are saying something about who God is beyond, before, and after the universe: that there is community within God. Our experience of this is reflected in Paul's words today. When we pray to God as Jesus prayed to his Abba (an everyday, intimate parental address), the Spirit prays within us, creating between us and God the same relationship Jesus has with the one who sent him.

Hymns (Choral Service of Holy Communion)

Entrance Hymn/Kyrie LBW 168 Kyrie, God Father
Hymn of Praise LBW 166 All Glory Be to God on High
Hymn of the Day/Creed LBW 374 We All Believe in One True God
Sanctus LBW 528 Isaiah in a Vision Die of Old
Agnus Dei LBW 103 Agnus Dei
Distribution Hymns WOV 799 When Long Before Time
  WOV 796 My Lord of Life
Sending Hymn LBW 535 Holy God, We Praise Your Name


In our prayers on Sunday we remember the Center for Christian Education, in Martin, Slovakia. The CCE spreads the gospel in this post-communist part of the world via excellent quality education focused on theology, social ministry and mission.

Education Hour at 9:45am

The Bible study group meets in the Conference Room.

“Care for God’s Creation,” presented by Grace members Pam Todd (West Cook Wile One Chapter President) and Sandy Lentz. (master gardener, Oak Park Park District Commissioner). Recognizing that God’s love is for all creation, not just humanity, how can we live in ways that restore balance,hope, peace and justice to our endangered planet?

Coming up in Adult Ed: Lutheran Creeds 
and Confessions, June 7 and 14. Join us for a two-week class led by Pastor Shaner that explores the six confessions and three creeds from the Book of Concord, first published in 1580, which have shaped and distinguished the Lutheran witness within the Christian community.

Sunday School and Confirmation classes resume in the fall.

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.