Day of Pentecost
|LBW 163||Come, Holy Ghost, God and Lord|
|LBW 284||Creator Spirit, Heavenly Dove|
|LBW 475||Come, Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove|
|WOV 687||Gracious Spirit, Heed Our Pleading|
|LBW 161||O Day Full of Grace|
In our prayers on Sunday we remember Foods Resource Bank which funds food security programs and sustainable agriculture in the developing world. Grace participates in an annual FRB community growing project with farmers in Forrest, Illinois.
Sunday School meets for a Family Sunday and year-end celebration in Fellowship Hall. Pancakes will be served.
Grades 6-7 confirmation classes meet in classrooms.
Grade 8 attends "Welcome to Teen Talk."
Teen Talk meets in the Youth Room.
Our Mother Jesus: Jesus Christ Enfleshed
The Christian tradition is rich in images and ideas that express God’s love and grace in Jesus Christ. In nonliterate medieval Europe, Christians often portrayed Jesus as Mother. God made flesh—the Incarnation—rests at the center of these portrayals. Grace member Mary Streufert, Director for Justice for Women in the Office of the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will explore some of these images, their historical context, and their meanings for us in the twenty-first century.
Bach Cantata Preview: Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten (Whoever loves me will keep my word)
Mark Peters, associate professor of music at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, will discuss the cantata to be presented as part of the May 19 Bach Cantata Vespers service.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
The group continues its study of the Book of Daniel. Bob Jandeska leads the class, which meets weekly in the conference room at the foot of the atrium stairs.
The Church Library, near the Division Street entrance, has a wealth of resources for the adult education program and in other areas of interest. The library is staffed Sundays from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open for self-service during the week.