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Next Sunday's worship services
and education hour

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

July 5, 2015
Holy Communion, 8:30 and 11am


Prayer of the Day
God of the covenant, in our baptism you call us to proclaim the coming of your kingdom. Give us the courage you gave the apostles, that we may faithfully witness to your love and peace in every circumstance of life, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.

Scripture readings
Ezekiel 2:1–5
Psalm 123
2 Corinthians 12:2–10
Mark 6:1–13

Sermon
Called to be Faithful
Mark 6:1-13

God called and sent Ezekiel to speak to the chosen people who had become rebellious. The Spirit sent Paul to speak to the fragile Corinthian church facing competing ideologies. God sent Jesus to teach and heal – to reconcile and mend all that is/was broken. Jesus sent disciples, two by two, with authority over unclean spirits and to tell good news of the kingdom, of God’s love. In this sending with the possibility of rejection, the “sent” want to be successful; the call, however, is to be faithful.

 

Hymns

Entrance Hymn WOV 756 Lord, You Give the Great Commission
Hymn of the Day LBW 396 O God, O Lord of Heaven and Earth
Distribution Hymns WOV 703 Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether
  WOV 704 Father, We Thank You
Sending Hymn LBW 383 Rise Up, O Saints of God!

 

Benevolence
In our prayers on Sunday we remember Concordia University Chicago, which offers a broad, liberal arts based undergraduate education, as well as graduate and professional programs with a special focus on education.

Education Hour at 9:45am

The Bible study group meets in the Conference Room.

Adult Ed, Sunday School and Confirmation classes will resume in the fall. Teen Talk continues through the summer.

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.