Grace Lutheran Church and School


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First Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2019

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Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection save us from the threatening dangers of our sins, and enlighten our walk in the way of your salvation, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture readings
Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122:1–9
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44

" I Feel Fine"
Matthew 24:36-44a
Advent is here. We light candles and sing songs of expectation and wait for the end of the world. Wait, what? This first season of the church year begins not with the ancient longing that would be fulfilled by Jesus’ birth. Instead, we look for the return of that same Jesus. On that day heaven and earth will pass away, and we don’t know when that day will come. Today? Tomorrow? In a thousand years? We cannot say. But this is not cause for fear. It is, rather, reason to wake up! When Christ comes, all will be made right. Until then, it is our vocation to work for right. We beat swords into plowshares; we live honorably as in the day; we stay awake to the presence of the God who is with us now. One day this world will end, and we will walk together into God’s house. Until then, the God born in Bethlehem continues to dwell with us. In this God, all manner of things will be well.


Entrance Hymn LBW 23 O Lord, How Shall I Meet You
Hymn of the Day LBW 28 Savior of the Nations. Come
Distribution hymns ELW 247 Come Now, O Prince of Peace
  WOV 628 Each Winter As the Year Grows Older
Sending hymn LBW 31 Wake, Awake, for Night Is Flying
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
ELW     Evangelical Lutheran Worship
WOV    With One Voice

In our prayers we remember New Moms. 

Education hour at 9:45am

 There are no classes today for Sunday School, Pre-Confirmation, Confirmation and Adult Ed.

2019-20 Sunday School, Pre-Confirmation and Confirmation schedule
Adult Ed schedule

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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