Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

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Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
Compassionate God, you gather the whole universe into your radiant presence and continually reveal your Son as our Savior. Bring wholeness to all that is broken and speak truth to us in our confusion, that all creation will see and know your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Psalm 111:1-10
1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Mark 1:21-28



Entrance hymn
LBW 90 Songs of Thankfulness and Praise
Hymn of the Day LBW 425 O God of Mercy, God of Light
Distribution hymns LBW 203 Now We Join in Celebration
  LBW 316 Jesus, the Very Thought of You
Sending hymn LBW 464 You Are the Way
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship

In our prayers we remember Concordia University Chicago.


Education hour at 9:45am

Children and youth

Sunday School, and Pre-Confirmation, and Confirmation classes meet in their usual classrooms. . Teen Talk meets in the Youth Room. 

Adult Education

January 21 and 28
Ethics of New Gene Editing Technologies

Gayle Woloschak, Adjunct Professor of Religion and Science and Associate Director, Zygon Center for Religion and Science, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
This two-part series will examine the ethics of human research and put past and current gene editing technologies in the context of the human research of the past century. The promise and dangers of these technologies will be discussed. Gayle is also Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Northwestern University School of Medicine. In the Seminar Room.

January 21 and 28
The Spirituality of Lent

Pastor Dave Wegner
Giving something up for Lent has been a Christian spiritual practice for a long time. The idea is to remove things or actions that might stand in our way of acknowledging our dependence on God. This practical workshop draws on practices from different denominations and religious orders to explore how Lent can be a fruitful time of experiencing the profound grace and presence of God. In the 7th grade/German classroom.

The Sunday morning Bible study group meets in the lower-level 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.

Download the 2017-2018 Sunday School and Confirmation Schedule.



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