Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Second Sunday of Easter, April 28, 2019

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Second Sunday of Easter
April 28, 2019
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
O God of life, you reach out to us amid our fears with the wounded hands of your risen Son. By your Spirit’s breath revive our faith in your mercy, and strengthen us to be the body 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
Acts 5:27-32
Psalm 118:14-29
Revelation 1:4-8
John 20:19-31

"Jesus Doesn't Stop There"
John 20:19-31
Easter Sunday has come and gone, but Easter isn't over! The tomb is empty, but resurrection isn't over! This morning we hear how the risen Jesus appears to his disciples in a locked room, showing them his hands and his side, giving them something to hold onto and believe in. When Thomas expresses the need to see and feel the proof of resurrection for himself, Jesus comes a separate time to dispel his doubt. Jesus doesn't stop at being raised from the dead; he continues to come to us and give us something to hold onto. In the gift of baptism, Jesus draws near to us in water and Word to claim us for life. In the gift of Holy Communion, Jesus shows us his body and blood, feeding us with his life to take away our death. The story of the risen Jesus showing up in our own lives continues today and every day. Easter is far from over!


Entrance Hymn LBW 132 Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain
Hymn of the Day LBW 139 O Sons and Daughters of the King
Distribution hymns LBW 173 The Head That Once Was Crowned
  WOV 675 We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight
Sending hymn LBW 145 Thine Is the Glory
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice

 In our prayers we remember Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois.


Education hour at 9:45am

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

Download the Sunday School, Pre-Confirmation and Confirmation Schedule.

Adult Education

“Teen Angst and Other Problems”
In two sessions (April 28 and May 5) pediatric psychiatrist Susan Scherer will discuss mental health issues in children and adolescents, including common psychiatric problems of youth, warning signs, and when and how to get help. She will present information about different types of therapies and providers, support and advocacy groups, and barriers to care. In the second session she will be joined by Ellie Borgstrom, Community Education Coordinator from West Suburban National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), who will speak about “Ending the Silence.” Both teens and adults will benefit from these sessions. (Seminar Room)


Adult Education 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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