Third Sunday of Lent
March 19, 2017
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am
Prayer of the Day
Merciful God, the fountain of living water, you quench our thirst and wash away our sin. Give us this water always. Bring us to drink from the well that flows with the beauty of your truth through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Parallel strands of growth and transformation weave their way through this pivotal moment in Jesus’ ministry, and indeed the world. Jesus begins to proclaim that salvation has come to more than a select few. The Samaritan woman begins to trust that there is more to living water than everyday buckets and wells. The disciples begin to understand that the one they are following will lead them in a most unusual direction. The villagers begin to trust in both what their ears have heard and their eyes have seen. No matter where you might be on your journey of growth, transformation, or faith there is a place for you in this Good News.
||Your Heart, O God, Is Grieved
|Hymn of the Day
||O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts
||I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
||Glorious Things of You Are Spoken
||What Wondrous Love Is This
LBW Lutheran Book of Worship
In our prayers we remember the the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which educates leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ.
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Education hour at 9:45am
How a Chicago Public School Teacher Changes Lives. Ellie Anderson, Roberto Clemente Community Academy social science teacher, discusses her most moving classroom experiences and how they were informed by her faith and philosophy.
The Bible study group meets this Sunday in the conference room, led by Bob Jandeska.
Adult Ed schedule Winter-Spring 2017
First Communion instruction continues in the 5-6 Common room on the third floor of the school. Preschool - 3rd grade Sunday School and Pre-Confirmation students meet in their usual classrooms. Confirmation students meet with their mentors in Fellowship Hall (7th grade) and the school learning center (8th grade). Teen Talk meets in the Youth Room.
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.