Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Second Sunday After Epiphany

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

Prayer of the Day
Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, most merciful redeemer, for the countless blessings and benefits you give. May we know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day praising you, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture readings
1 Samuel 3:1-10-20
Psalm 139:1-6, Psalm 139: 13-18
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
John 1:43-51



Entrance hymn
WOV 648 Jesus Come! For We Invite You
Hymn of the Day LBW 364 Son of God, Eternal Savior
Distribution hymns LBW 376 Your Kingdom Come
  LBW 14 Listen! You Nations
Sending hymn LBW 263 Abide With Us, Our Savior
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice

In our prayers we remember Chicago Cornerstone Academy.


Education hour at 9:45am

Children and youth

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

Adult Education

Christians Engaging Israel
David Heim 
Seminar Room
The term “Israel” refers to a land, a people, a religious tradition, and a nation state. Christians have often struggled to understand how these four realities are distinct yet intertwined. Two classes (January 7 and 14) will consider scriptural and historical texts that can help Christians better engage with contemporary Judaism and better understand the dynamics of contemporary Israel. 

LCFS: See the Change
7th grade/German classroom
For over 140 years, Lutheran Child & Family Services has supported and nurtured foster families, adoptive families, and teens/young adults coming out of the justice system. This presentation shares the impact of their ministries throughout Illinois and how the financial and volunteers gifts of faith communities like Grace make an immediate impact in the community around us.

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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