February 3, 2019
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am
Prayer of the Day
Almighty and ever-living God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and love; and that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
1 Corinthians 13:1-13
"Mirror, Mirror on the Wall"
Magic mirrors play an important role for Snow White, Harry Potter, and other narratives from the broad canon of fictional art. They show the future, the past, other worlds, and even speak. Mirrors will show you what you want, what you don’t want, what you could never imagine. In the real world mirrors are still handy – used for grooming, examining hard to reach places, and taking stunning photos of the universe – but they aren’t magical. Mirrors reflect only what is in front of them. Looking into a metaphorical mirror, Jeremiah saw inadequacies. Paul’s mirror is dim: reflecting only partially. Those gathered around Jesus in the synagogue saw entitlement and privilege reflected back at them. Take a long, hard look in the mirror. What do we see?
|Entrance Hymn||LBW 508||Come Down, O Love Divine|
|Hymn of the Day||WOV 768||He Comes to Us as One Unknown|
|Distribution hymns||LBW 126||Where Charity and Love Prevail|
|LBW 550||From All That Dwell Below the Skies|
|Sending hymn||WOV 721||Go, My Children, With My Blessing|
|LBW Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV With One Voice
In our prayers we remember Cabrini Green Legal Aid.
Education hour at 9:45am
Seventh and eighth grade Confirmation classes meet with their Mentors.
Life Together (second of two sessions)
Pastor Dave Lyle
What does it mean to live together in Christ? Surely it is more than simply occupying the same space. Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s reflections in his book “Life Together” point us in the right direction. For Bonhoeffer, life together for Christians is always lived under the Word, fed and fulfilled by the sacraments.
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.