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Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 26, 2019

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Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am


Prayer of the Day
Bountiful God, you gather your people into your realm, and you promise us food from your tree of life. Nourish us with your word, that empowered by your Spirit we may love one another and the world you have made, 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 16:9-15
Psalm 67:1–7
Revelation 21:10, Revelation 21:22--22:5
John 14:23-29

Sermon
"Daily Double"
John 14:23–29 and Revelation 21:10, 22–22:5

In today’s Gospel reading we are given Jesus’ response to a question from Judas (not Iscariot) about how it is that Jesus will reveal himself once he is gone from the disciples’ sight. Jesus promises that his Father will send the Advocate, the Spirit of truth, to teach and remind the disciples—and us—about everything he has spoken. By the Spirit’s power we are given the gift of faith to love the word of God and keep it, until that day when Christ shall come again and fulfill a kingdom that is not of this world. In the reading from Revelation we are given a vision of that kingdom, where the “throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him; they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.” The Church’s worship, led by the Holy Spirit, is an earthly foretaste of the kingdom that is to come.

Hymns

Entrance Hymn LBW 358 Glories of Your Name Are Spoke
Hymn of the Day LBW 508 Come Down, O Love Divine
Distribution hymns LBW 331 Jerusalem, My Happy Home
  WOV 685 Like the Murmurs of the Dove's Song
Sending hymn LBW 386 Christ Is the King!
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice

In our prayers we remember Navajo Evangelical Lutheran Mission.

 

Education hour at 9:45am

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

There are no Adult Education classes scheduled for May 26. The Sunday Bible study group will not meet on May 26. 

 

Adult Education

 “Forgiveness”

Julie Hinz 

Forgiveness. Hard to give and yet we crave it for ourselves from each other and from God. It requires us to set aside ego and ask for it, or to look past our own hurts and offer it. In these two sessions we will explore what forgiveness is, what God and scripture command of us, how we fall short, and how we can see forgiveness and the act of forgiving as gifts we can offer each other and the world. In this sacred space, we will listen, share, and prayerfully explore what healthy, God-fearing forgiveness and reconciliation can look like in our lives. 
(Two sessions, May 12 and 19, Seminar 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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