Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Seventh Sunday of Easter, June 2, 2019

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Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
O God, form the minds of your faithful people into your one will. Make us love what you command and desire what you promise, that, amid all the changes of this world, our hearts may be fixed where true joy is found, your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture readings
Acts 16:16-34
Psalm 97:1-12 
Revelation 22:12-14, Revelation 22:16-17, Revelation 22:20-21
John 17:20-26


"The Lord’s Other Prayer"
John 17:20-26
The words of the Lord’s Prayer, given by Jesus to his disciples as a model for prayer, are deeply embedded in our hearts. But today, as we near the end of Eastertide, we hear another of our Lord’s prayers. We find ourselves again in that Upper Room on Thursday night. Jesus has finished his farewell address to his friends. Now, he speaks to his Father. Jesus prays. He prays that we will continue in faith, that we will be united as one, and that we will continue in love. In a world so bereft of belief, unity, and love, it is a comfort beyond measure to know that Jesus — the crucified and risen Lord of creation — prays for us. Jesus’ “high priestly prayer” draws us into the divine life where we come to know that we are always known and loved by God.


Entrance Hymn LBW 453 If You But Trust in God to Guide You
Hymn of the Day LBW 225 Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray
Distribution hymns LBW 364 Son of God, Eternal Savior
  LBW 206 Lord, Who the Night You Were Betrayed
Sending hymn LBW 672 Christ Is Risen! Shout Hosanna!
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice

In our prayers we remember New Moms.


Education hour at 9:45am

Sunday School,  Pre-Confirmation, and  Confirmation classes resume in the fall.


Adult Education

Learn more about the proposed changes to the congregation's constitution and bylaws in a session in the Seminar Room. The changes to the constitution will be voted on at the congregation meeting at 12:15pm on June 2.

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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