Grace Lutheran Church and School


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12th Sunday After Pentecost, September 1, 2019

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Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
O God, you resist those who are proud and give grace to those who are humble. Give us the humility of your Son, that we may embody the generosity of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Proverbs 25:6-7
Psalm 112: 1-10
Hebrews 13:1-8, Hebrews 13: 15-16
Luke 14:1, Luke 14: 7-14

"God’s Status Quo"
Luke 14: 1, 7-14
There is a sense in Luke/Acts that no individual can live the "blessed" life as long as there are some people who are suffering and poor and hungry and sick. The ideal situation presented in Acts 4:34 is that there will be no needy among us. That can only happen when the wealthy are willing to share with the needy. Wealth and position are only a blessing when shared and used for the betterment of humanity. 


Entrance Hymn WOV 750 Oh, Praise the Gracious Powers
Hymn of the Day ELW 760 O Christ the Same
Distribution hymns LBW 203 Now We Join in Celebration
  LBW 441 Eternal Spirit of the Living Christ
Sending hymn WOV 723 The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
ELW     Evangelical Lutheran Worship

In our prayers we remember ELCA World Hunger. 

Education hour at 9:45am

Sunday School,  Pre-Confirmation, and  Confirmation activities resume on September 8. Teen Talk meets in the Youth Room.

The Sunday morning Bible study group meets in the conference 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.


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