The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
June 26, 2016
Holy Communion, 8:30 and 11 a.m.
Prayer of the Day
Sovereign God, ruler of all hearts, you call us to obey you, and you favor us with true freedom. Keep us faithful to the ways of your Son, that, leaving behind all that hinders us, we may steadfastly follow your paths, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21
Galatians 5:1, 13-25
"Fit for the Kingdom"
We think a great deal about fitness. For some, it’s about physical fitness. For others, it’s about trying to fit in. Still others are concerned about finding the perfect fit, whether for a new suit of clothes, a school, or a job. We like the right fit. But are we fit for the Kingdom of God? In today’s gospel reading, Jesus speaks to three people, each eager to fit in with and follow Jesus. But all three have missed the point, for each wants to do it on their own terms. At the end of the day, we don’t - we can’t - fit Jesus into our lives. We can only become children of the Kingdom by the grace that makes us fit, a grace that leaves us dead and raises us up with a singular focus: following Jesus.
||O Holy Spirit, Enter In
|Hymn of the day
||Lord, Thee I Love With All My Heart
||The Son of God, Our Christ
||Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether
||O Jesus, I Have Promised
In our prayers we remember the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lithuania. Grace supports a pastor in Lithuania who serves four congregations.
Education hour at 9:45am
The Bible study group will not meet this Sunday.
Adult Education, Sunday School and Confirmation Classes resume in the fall.
Grace Church library is open and staffed on Sundays from 8:15am to 12:30pm.