Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
June 17, 2018
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am
Prayer of the Day
O God, you are the tree of life, offering shelter to all the world. Graft us into yourself and nurture our growth, that we may bear your truth and love to those in need, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
"We Know Not How"
As we enter more deeply into the story of his ministry, the parabolic Jesus is on full display. Jesus often told parables to elucidate and to obfuscate - usually at the same time! What makes the first of today’s parables so delightful is that Jesus is clear about the fact that he’s trying to be unclear. The sower sows, and later the grain grows, but in the middle…who knows? We don’t know how it happens that God brings growth in our lives. But we do know who. It is Jesus, cast dead into the ground yet alive in the resurrection, who raises us up to newness of life.
|Entrance Hymn||LBW 315||Love Divine, All Loves Excelling|
|Hymn of the Day||LBW 232||Your Word, O Lord, Is Gentle Dew|
|Distribution hymns||WOV 760||For the Fruit of All Creation|
|WOV 658||The Word of God Is Source and Seed|
|Sending hymn||LBW 189||We Know That Christ Is Raised|
|LBW Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV With One Voice
In our prayers we remember New Moms.
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.