Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Second Sunday After Pentecost, June 14, 2020

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Bulletin for the service

Prayer of the Day
God of compassion, you have opened the way for us and brought us to yourself. Pour your love into our hearts, that, overflowing with joy, we may freely share the blessings of your realm and faithfully proclaim the good news of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Exodus 19:2-8a
Psalm 100:1-5 
Romans 5:1-8
Matthew 9:35-38; Matthew 10:1-23


"Amidst the Wolves"
Matthew 9:35-38; Matthew 10:1-23
We have emerged from the season of Easter and celebrated the mystery and the majesty of the Triune God. Where next? We are propelled into the mission of the church by turning to an earlier section of Matthew’s Gospel. Where does the risen Christ call us? Where does the Spirit send us? Into the midst of wolves, like sheep who will suffer betrayal, hatred, and persecution. Sounds fun! And what shall we take with us? Nothing! As far as recruiting pitches go, this one is lacking. But here’s the thing: Jesus isn’t asking you to sign up. He has already claimed you through his death and resurrection. You don’t have a choice, you have a call. So go. Preach the good news. Heal the sick and cast out demons. Help the helpless. The risen Christ is calling you to serve a hurting world.


Entrance Hymn WOV 680 O Spirit of Life
Hymn of the Day LBW 543 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
Sending hymn ELW 548 Rise, O Church, Like Christ Arisen
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice
ELW     Evangelical Lutheran Worship

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