Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Second Sunday of Easter

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Second Sunday of Easter
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, with joy we celebrate the day of our Lord’s resurrection. By the grace of Christ among us, enable us to show the power of the resurrection in all that we say and do, through 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 4:32-35
Psalm 133
1 John 1:1--2:2
John 20:19-31



Entrance Hymn LBW 129 Awake, My Heart, With Gladness
Hymn of the Day LBW 139 O Sons and Daughters of the King
Distribution hymns LBW 154 That Easter Day With Joy Was Bright
  LBW 514 O Savior, Precious Savior
Sending hymn LBW 145 Thine Is the Glory
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship


In our prayers we remember Housing Forward.


Education hour at 9:45am

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

Download the 2017-2018 Sunday School and Confirmation Schedule.

Adult Education

Liturgy and Language: Embracing Lutheran History and Expanding the Future through a Feminist Lens
Katie M. Deaver, PhD, Associate Director Admissions, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
The first of two sessions considering the use of gendered pronouns for God within the Lutheran liturgical tradition. How do we hold on to traditional liturgical practices while allowing the space for multiple understandings of God? Can we be more gender inclusive without sacrificing our connection to liturgical Lutheranism? In what other ways does gendered language create problems in our congregations and our churches? We know that language is important, how can we make sure that the language we use during worship reflects the type of Lutheran community that we want to embody? In the Seminar Room. 

Engaging Faith in Place

Katie Maxwell, Winter Farmers Market Coordinator, Faith in Place

How can congregations tackle sustainability issues? Grace member Katie Maxwell works with Faith in Place, an organization that empowers Illinois people of all faiths to be leaders in caring for the earth, providing resources to educate, connect, and advocate for healthier communities.

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.


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