Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Fourth Sunday After Pentecost, July 7, 2019

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Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
O God, the Father of our Lord Jesus, you are the city that shelters us, the mother who comforts us. With your Spirit accompany us on our life’s journey, that we may spread your peace in all the world, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Isaiah 66:10-14
Psalm 66:1-9
Galatians 6:1-16
Luke 10:1-11, Luke 10:16-20

As Jesus sends out seventy disciples in pairs to various towns and villages, he instructs them in what to bring, whom to greet, what to say, and what to eat. But even with these parameters set, there’s a lot of openness and grace in the message these disciples carry with them. They bring peace. They announce that the kingdom of God is near! Even though they are sent out “like lambs into the midst of wolves,” they do not react negatively to those who might denounce their message. They continue to carry Christ's peace, and they continue to point to God's kingdom. When Jesus sends us out, there might indeed be specifics to our call and our message. But always and no matter what, we speak peace. Always and no matter what, we proclaim the kingdom. Always and no matter what, we carry the grace of Christ to others, which knows no limits or bounds or parameters.


Entrance Hymn LBW 533 Now Thank We All Our God
Hymn of the Day WOV 755 We All Are One in Mission
Distribution hymns LBW 431 Your Hand, O Lord, in Days of Old
  LBW 511 Renew Me, O Eternal Light
Sending hymn LBW 381 Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice

In our prayers we remember Walther Christian Academy (high school).


Education hour at 9:45am

Sunday School,  Pre-Confirmation, and  Confirmation classes resume in the fall. Teen Talk meets throughout the summer  in the Youth Room.

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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