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Second Sunday in Lent

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Second Sunday in Lent
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life. Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of 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 17:1-7, 15-16
Psalm 22:23-31
Romans 4:13-25
Mark 8:31-38



Hymn of the Day LBW 194 All Who Believe and Are Baptized
Distribution hymns WOV 693 Baptized in Water
  WOV 725 Blessed Be the God of Israel
Sending hymn WOV 698 We Were Baptized in Jesus Christ
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship

WOV    With One Voice

In our prayers we remember Walther Christian Academy's upper school. The choir from Walther will sing at the 8:30am service.


Education hour at 9:45am

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

Adult Education

February 18 and 25
Color and Gender in the Early Church
Dr. George Kalantzis, Professor of Theology and Director of the Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies, Wheaton College
In his famous proclamation on the identity of the Christian community, Paul exclaimed that in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one.” Yet, even though contemporary Christians may rejoice in the hearing of Paul’s words, in the the world of the vast Roman empire, the world into which Christianity was birthed, questions of race and gender were different than ours. Ethnic and cultural identities as well as procreative and domestic relationships demarcated social distinctions in ways that may be foreign to us. In this two-week sequence (Feb. 18 and 25) we will explore the concepts of color, race, and gender in the world of the earliest Christians to understand more fully Christianity’s revolutionary social claims in the slowly transitioning world of Late Antiquity. In the Seminar Room.


February 25 and March 4
Living Faithfully, Dying Faithfully
Pastor Dave Lyle; Sue Ames, Parish Nurse
Faithful living includes being prepared financially, legally and spiritually for the end of life. These two sessions offer a guide to thinking about important issues and questions, with love and feeling, well ahead of time.  In the 7th grade/German classroom.

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.
Download the Winter 2018 Adult Ed schedule.


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