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6th Sunday After Pentecost, July 1, 2018

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Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
July 1, 2018
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
Almighty and merciful God, we implore you to hear the prayers of your people. Be our strong defense against all harm and danger, that we may live and grow in faith and hope, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Lamentations 3:22-33
Psalm 30:1-12 
2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Mark 5:21-43

"Who Touched Me?"
A miracle encapsulated by another miracle, we hear this week how touch leads to healing. But the circumstances of the miracles could not be more different. The woman on the street was most likely poor, a nobody, without status, and without advocacy. The young girl was likely from a wealthy family, a somebody with high status, and with a father who pleads on her behalf. Yet both are healed immediately. The gospel writer’s primary objective in pairing these two stories is clear: God in Christ’s great reversal of the world’s expectations does not leave anyone out.


Entrance Hymn LBW 559 O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing
Hymn of the Day LBW 360 O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
Distribution hymns WOV 703 Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether
  LBW 408 God, Whose giving Knows No Ending
Sending hymn WOV 721 Go My Children, With My Blessing
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice

In our prayers we remember the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry


Education hour at 9:45am

Sunday School, Pre-Confirmation and Confirmation classes are on summer break.

Adult Education

The Sunday morning Bible study group will not meet June 24, July 1, or July 8.

There are no Adult Education classes on July 1.
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.


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