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Seventh Sunday After Epiphany, February 24, 2019

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February 24, 2019
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
O Lord Jesus, make us instruments of your peace, that where there is hatred, we may sow love, where there is injury, pardon, and where there is despair, hope. Grant, O divine master, that we may seek to console, to understand, and to love in your name, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture readings
Genesis 45:3-11, Genesis 45:15
Psalm 37:1-11, Psalm 37:39-40
1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 1 Corinthians 15: 42-50
Luke 6:27-38

"Plain and Simple?"
Luke 6:27-38
The plain-spoken Christ continues his sermon. At first glance, it all seems straightforward enough. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It is simple. The problem is that it’s also impossible. In our sinfulness, we instead do unto others as they have done unto us. We don’t love our enemies. We don’t bless those who make our lives more difficult. We don’t give as generously as we could to those who are in need. What then do we do? We flee once more to Christ. In the cross, we see Jesus live out his own teachings. He loves his enemies to the end; he gives to those who take everything from him; he does kindness and mercy unto others even though these others have not returned the favor. And now, in Christ, we are called to do likewise. By his power alone, we can begin to live a life that is simply directed toward God and neighbor.



Entrance Hymn LBW 309 Lord Jesus, Think on Me
Hymn of the Day LBW 307 Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive
Distribution hymns WOV 739 In All Our Grief
  LBW 419 Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace
Sending hymn LBW 470 Praise and Thanks and Adoration
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship

In our prayers we remember Concordia University Chicago.

Education hour at 9:45am

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

2018-19 Faith Formation Calendar

Adult Education

The Book of Job: What Does All This Mean? 
(Second of two sessions)
Dr. Michael Graves, Armerding Professor of Biblical Studies, Wheaton College
We will consider together the biblical literary masterpiece the book of Job. From the back-and-forth explorations of Job’s calamity found in the poetic core, to the dramatic divine appearance, to the enigmatic introduction and surprising conclusion, the book of Job challenges us to reflect more deeply on the meaning of every aspect of our lives and our place in the universe. In the Seminar Room.
Adult Ed schedule through April 

The Sunday morning Bible study group meets in the 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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