Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Fifth Sunday After Epiphany, February 10, 2019

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February 10, 2019
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
Most holy God, the earth is filled with your glory, and before you angels and saints stand in awe. Enlarge our vision to see your power at work in the world, and by your grace make us heralds of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Scripture readings
Isaiah 6:1-13
Psalm 138: 1–8
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Luke 5:1-11

"Filled to Breaking"
Luke 5:1-11
When Jesus tells Simon Peter to put down the fishing nets in the deep water for a catch, Peter is doubtful that they will catch anything. But, as the fishermen haul nets full of fish into their boats, Peter falls down at Jesus’ knees and repents of his unbelief: “Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!” Peter repents of his limited perspective; based on what he had seen so far, he did not believe Jesus could do anything differently. But Jesus does, and Jesus asserts there is even more where this came from. We, like Peter, might not believe that much could be different from the emptiness and despair that surrounds us. But--“Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” Jesus calls us to look beyond what we see and what we think to be true. Trusting Jesus, we toss the nets of our faith wider and farther, and watch as Jesus fills them to breaking.


Entrance Hymn LBW 381 Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling
Hymn of the Day LBW 434 The Son of God, Our Christ
Distribution hymns LBW 528 Isaiah in a Vision Did of Old
  LBW 140 With High Delight Let Us Unite
Sending hymn LBW 535 Holy God, We Praise Your Name
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice

In our prayers we remember the Center for Christian Education in Martin, Slovakia.

Education hour at 9:45am

Sunday School, Pre-Confirmation, and  Confirmation classes meet in their regular locations.

2018-19 Faith Formation Calendar

Adult Education

“Untying Knots: Clinging to the Real Truth" 

Mike McGillicuddy, LCSW, and Pastor Dave Wegner

We will explore how our Christian faith calls us to listen, respect nuanced opinions, and work together to better our community through thoughtful and civil discourse.  In the 7th grade/German classroom.

The Book of Job: What Does All This Mean? 
(First of two sessions)
Dr. Michael Graves, Armerding Professor of Biblical Studies, Wheaton College
We will consider together the biblical literary masterpiece the book of Job. From the back-and-forth explorations of Job’s calamity found in the poetic core, to the dramatic divine appearance, to the enigmatic introduction and surprising conclusion, the book of Job challenges us to reflect more deeply on the meaning of every aspect of our lives and our place in the universe. In the Seminar Room.
Adult Ed schedule for February 2019

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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