Grace Lutheran Church and School


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14th Sunday After Pentecost, September 15, 2019

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Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
O God, overflowing with mercy and compassion, you lead back to yourself all those who go astray. Preserve your people in your loving care, that we may reject whatever is contrary to you and may follow all things that sustain our life in your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm 51:1-10
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Luke 15:1-10


"Get Lost!"
Luke 15:1-10
We have all felt the sting of unwelcome in our lives. From middle school lunch tables to the corporate ladder, the message is often that we’re not good enough. That we don’t belong. That we’re lost. All of the ways in which we exclude one another, all of the ways in which we bear the name “loser,” spring from the same source: sin. We are sinners, those who have willfully wandered away from God. Rather than demand we straighten up and fly right, however, God simply abandons everything else to come and find us. Each of us. All of us. Especially the losers, even you and me. And in the new Kingdom founded on Christ Jesus, there is no grumbling allowed at the table. Everyone is welcome for the simple reason that they were found by Jesus and seated and the table. You were lost. And now you’re not.

Entrance Hymn LBW 548 Oh, Worship the King
Hymn of the Day ELW 779 Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
Distribution hymns LBW 291 Jesus Sinners Will Receive
  LBW 403 Lord, Speak to Us, That We May Speak
Sending hymn LBW 499 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
ELW     Evangelical Lutheran Worship

In our prayers we remember Hope for Grieving Children.

Education hour at 9:45am

Sunday School,  Pre-Confirmation, and  Confirmation students meet in their regular classrooms. Teen Talk meets in the Youth Room.

2019-20 Sunday School, Pre-Confirmation and Confirmation schedule.

Report from the 2019 Slovakia Mission Team

In late June Grace members and staff again traveled to Martin, Slovakia, to teach VBS at the Center for Christian Education. Hear about their trip and the continuing mission of the CCE to bring Christianity to post-Cold War Slovakia. (Fellowship Hall)

The Sunday morning Bible study group meets in the conference room. 

Schedule for September Adult Ed

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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