Grace Lutheran Church and School


Sunday Is Coming

Second Sunday in Lent, March 8, 2020

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Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
O God, our leader and guide, in the waters of baptism you bring us to new birth to live as your children. Strengthen our faith in your promises, that by your Spirit we may lift up your life to all the world through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture readings
Genesis 12:1-4a
Psalm 121:1-8 
Romans 4:1-5, Romans 4:13-17
John 3:1-17


"I Lift up My Eyes"
John 3:1-17
The psalmist cries out, scanning the horizon. It’s hard to tell if it is a cry born of terror or hope. Perhaps both? From where will help come? From the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121 grounds our other readings for the day, naming two great truths. First, we are in trouble and, second, help is on the way. Near the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, we meet Nicodemus, a Pharisee who recognizes the trouble but can’t yet see the help that is coming. He comes to Jesus by night and Jesus invites him to believe in the Son of Man. Where will you see him? There, on a hill, on a stark cross interrupting the horizon. Out of this death comes the new birth from above. Look up and live! Help is on the way.

Grace School Graduates sing at 8:30am
Senior Choir sings at 11am


Hymn of the Day LBW 194 All Who Believe and Are Baptized
Distribution hymns ELW 522 As We Gather at Your Table
LBW 292 God Loved the World
Sending hymn LBW 377 Lift High the Cross
  ELW     Evangelical Lutheran Worship
LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship

In our prayers we remember Kidz Express.

Education hour at 9:45am

Liturgical Music
Carl Schalk

Read more at Adult Ed Classes

The Sunday morning Bible study group
meets in the conference room. 

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

2019-20 Sunday School, Pre-Confirmation and Confirmation schedule

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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