Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 31, 2019

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March 31, 2019
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
God of compassion, you welcome the wayward, and you embrace us all with your mercy. By our baptism clothe us with garments of your grace, and feed us at the table of your love, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture readings
Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm 32
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32




Hymn of the Day WOV 733 Our Father, We Have Wandered
Distribution hymns LBW 291 Jesus Sinners Will Receive
WOV 781 My Life Flows on in Endless Song
Sending hymn LBW 499 Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice

In our prayers we remember Hope for Grieving Children — Africa.

Education hour at 9:45am

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

2018-19 Faith Formation Calendar

Adult Education

Know Your Theologians: Augustine in a McNuttshell
Jennifer and David McNutt
Seminar Room
In 386, in a garden in Milan, the future Bishop of Hippo, Augustine, experienced an encounter with God that would forever transform his life. Following his baptism by Church Father Ambrose the following year, Augustine would begin to write theology that would shape and transform Western Christian belief and practice with a legacy that continues today. Over the course of two classes, you will be introduced to the life and thought of Augustine with particular focus on his Confessions. Join us as we get to know one of the greatest Christian theologians of the church’s history and how he continues to inform our faith today. (Second of two sessions.)

Jennifer McNutt, PhD, is Associate Professor of Theology and History of Christianity at Wheaton College. David McNutt, PhD, is an Associate Editor at IVP Academic, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, and a Guest Professor at Wheaton College. The McNutts are launching a new ministry called McNuttshell Ministries, Inc.

Adult Ed schedule through April 

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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