Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Day of Pentecost, June 9, 2019

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Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
God our creator, the resurrection of your Son offers life to all the peoples of earth. By your Holy Spirit, kindle in us the fire of your love, empowering our lives for service and our tongues for praise, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture readings
Acts 2:1-21
Psalm 104:24-34, Psalm 104:35b
Romans 8:14-17
John 14:8-17, John 14: 25-27

"Spirit-Filled and Spirit-Sent"
The Holy Spirit is upon us, and we celebrate the birth of the Church on this Day of Pentecost! This morning we hear the Word proclaimed through the witnesses of four 2019 high school graduates. These young women have prayerfully considered the work of the Holy Spirit in each of their lives —through both difficult and joyful moments — and we receive the gift of their faithful words and ponder our own experiences of the Spirit's movement in our lives. In ways both obvious and obscure, the Holy Spirit calls, empowers, and sends us for mission in the name of Jesus Christ. With this gift of the ever-present One, we are forever united in the power of the risen Jesus, and we know we are never alone. As we celebrate the gifts of our young people this morning, we are truly celebrating the gift and witness of the Church of all ages!


Entrance Hymn LBW 459 O Holy Spirit, Enter In
Hymn of the Day LBW 284 Creator Spirit, Heavenly Cove
Distribution hymns LBW 441 Eternal Spirit of the Living Christ
  WOV 688 O Holy Spirit, Root of Life
Sending hymn LBW 161 O Day Full of Grace
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice

In our prayers we remember The Night Ministry


Education hour at 9:45am

Sunday School,  Pre-Confirmation, and  Confirmation classes resume in the fall.


Adult Education

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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