Second Sunday After Pentecost
June 3, 2018
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am
Prayer of the Day
Almighty and ever-living God, throughout time you free the oppressed, heal the sick, and make whole all that you have made. Look with compassion on the world wounded by sin, and by your power restore us to wholeness of life, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
2 Corinthians 4:5-12
"The Sabbath, Wholly"
As we enter into summertime, things seem to be slowing down just a little bit. Visions of rest, of vacation and relaxation, provide hope for restoration. And this is how we are wired. To rest. To keep Sabbath. In the gospel reading today, Jesus reminds us that the Sabbath was given as a gift to humankind. It is the built-in day to take a break. But it is not a break from doing anything at all; Jesus is clear about that. It is a break from working for ourselves, from giving into the lie that our work is what matters. Sabbath is an opportunity refocus our lives in the proper direction: toward God, and toward neighbor. We rest in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and from there springs our most meaningful work.
|Entrance Hymn||LBW 459||O Holy Spirit, Enter In|
|Hymn of the Day||WOV 719||God Is Here!|
|Distribution hymns||LBW 214||Come, Let Us Eat|
|LBW 317||To God the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray|
|Sending hymn||LBW 215||O Day of Rest and Gladness|
|LBW Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV With One Voice
In our prayers we remember Lutheran Volunteer Corps.
Education hour at 9:45am
The Sunday morning Bible study group meets in the lower-level conference room.
There are no Adult Education classes during June.
Download the Adult Ed schedule for July-August 2018.
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.