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11th Sunday After Pentecost, August 5, 2018

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Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
August 5, 2018
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
O God, eternal goodness, immeasurable love, you place your gifts before us; we eat and are satisfied. Fill us and this world in all its need with the life that comes only from you, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15
Psalm 78:23-29
Ephesians 4:1-16
John 6:24-35

"What Is It?"
Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; John 6:25-34
Wandering in the wilderness, the people have become so hungry that they start to wish they were still slaves in Egypt. God hears their complaining and sends them manna. In spite of their hunger, they don’t recognize it as food. Looking at the flaky substance, they ask, “What is it?” The people fed by Jesus have a similar experience. They’ve become hungry again and yet, when they find Jesus, they fail to see him for what he is. We are often aware of that which we lack, but we're not nearly as good at noticing what God is doing to meet our hunger. Today we are fed again, with daily bread that endures forever. What is it? It is the Bread of Life, Jesus Christ.


Entrance Hymn LBW 358 Glories of Your Name Are Spoken
Hymn of the Day LBW 224 Soul, Adorn Yourself With Gladness
Distribution hymns LBW 199 Thee We Adore, O Hidden Savior
  WOV 700 I Received the Living God
Sending hymn LBW 343 Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice

In our prayers we remember the Cabrini Green Legal Aid Society.

Education hour at 9:45am

Sunday School, Pre-Confirmation and Confirmation classes are on summer break.

Adult Education

My Summer With the Psalms
Pastor Dave Lyle
Martin Luther described the Book of Psalms as a “little Bible,” for in it “is comprehended most beautifully and briefly everything that is in the entire Bible.” Join Pastor Lyle as he shares his experience reading this “little Bible” as a prayerbook throughout this summer. These ancient words continue to guide us to Jesus and put God’s words into our mouths as we pray.

Download the Adult Ed schedule for July-August 2018.

The Sunday morning Bible study group will not meet on August 5.


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.


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