Grace Lutheran Church and School


Sunday Is Coming

12th Sunday After Pentecost, August 23, 2020

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Bulletin for the service

Prayer of the Day
O God, with all your faithful followers of every age, we praise you, the rock of our life. Be our strong foundation and form us into the body of your Son, that we may gladly minister to all the world, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Isaiah 51:1-6
Psalm 138:1-8
Romans 12:1-8
Matthew 16:13-20



We Are Because Christ Is
Matthew 16:13-20; Romans 12:1-8
“Who do you say that I am?” Jesus asks this question of his disciples. He asks it, too, of us. This world seeks to conform us to itself, bombarding us with voices that tell us it is up to us to become who we are. While this sounds inviting, it becomes a relentless demand. The voice of the gospel cuts through the clatter. God is transforming us through the renewal of our minds. With Peter, and by the Spirit’s power and grace, we declare that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of the Living God. In him, we receive our identity as forgiven sinners, resurrected saints, and beloved children of God. And that’s a rock upon which you can build a life.


Entrance Hymn LBW 253        Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now
Hymn of the Day LBW 290 There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
Sending hymn ELW 828 Alleluia! Voices Raise
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
ELW     Evangelical Lutheran Worship

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