Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Eighth Sunday After Pentecost, July 26, 2020

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Prayer of the Day
Beloved and sovereign God, through the death and resurrection of your Son you bring us into your kingdom of justice and mercy. By your Spirit, give us your wisdom, that we may treasure the life that comes from Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
1 Kings 3:5-12
Psalm 119:129-136
Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33, Matthew 13: 44-52


"Buried Treasure"
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
True wisdom begins with the acknowledgement that that we have none; true strength emerges when we see how weak we are. Offered anything he wanted, Solomon was wise enough to know he needed wisdom. Too weak even to pray, Paul lets the Holy Spirit lift him up. The world tells us that we can find what we need within ourselves, but our readings today proclaim that what we need is hidden elsewhere, a priceless treasure hidden in the earth. True life begins where it ended for Jesus, the One buried in the earth for our sake. We are invited to give up everything else and to put our faith in Christ, the Word of God from whom comes wisdom in our confusion and power in our weakness.


Entrance Hymn LBW 415 God of Grace and God of Glory
Hymn of the Day LBW 457 Jesus, Priceless Treasure
Sending hymn WOV 782 All My Hope on God Is Founded
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice


 In our prayers we remember Chicago Cornerstone Academy. 



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