Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion, April 14, 2019

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April 14, 2019
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
Everlasting God, in your endless love for the human race you sent our Lord Jesus Christ to take on our nature and to suffer death on the cross. In your mercy enable us to share in his obedience to your will and in the glorious victory of his resurrection, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture readings
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 22:14--23:56

"He Knows What He’s Doing"
Luke 23:1-49
Today is Palm Sunday, and we welcome Jesus with cries of “Hosanna!” But today is also Sunday of the Passion. We turn on the Christ, crying “Crucify!” On this day, however, the words Jesus speaks matter more than our cries. While we turn on Jesus, he turns to us with love. “Father, forgive them,” he says as the nails sink into his flesh. “Today, in paradise,” he promises to the thief. “Into your hands, Father,” he exhales. To the end, Jesus loves us. In fact, Jesus’ love changes the ending. Because of Jesus’ self-giving love, you are forgiven for a future in the Father’s hands. Behold, the life-giving cross on which was hung the salvation of the whole world.



Entrance Hymn LBW 108 All Glory, Laud, and Honor
Hymn of the Day LBW 97 Christ, the Life of All the Living
Distribution hymns WOV 661 My Song Is Love Unknown
WOV 740 Jesus, Remember Me
Sending hymn Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship

In our prayers we remember Kidz Express.

Education hour at 9:45am

Confirmation classes meet in their regular locations.

First Communion Garment and Chalice display and discussion. Sunday School and Pre-Confirmation students and their families along with Grace members of all ages are invited to Fellowship Hall at 9:45am on Sunday, April 14, to join the fourth graders who recently attended the communion retreat to give thanks for God's gracious invitation to the sacrament. The students will also talk about the white garments they've created for this special day which tell the story of their lives as baptized children of God.

2018-19 Faith Formation Calendar
Adult Ed schedule through May 5 

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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