Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Tenth Sunday After Pentecost, August 18, 2019

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Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
O God, judge eternal, you love justice and hate oppression, and you call us to share your zeal for truth. Give us courage to take our stand with all victims of bloodshed and greed, and, following your servants and prophets, to look to the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Jeremiah 23:23-29
Psalm 82:1–8 
Hebrews 11:29--12:2
Luke 12:49-56




Entrance Hymn LBW 233 Thy Strong Word
Hymn of the Day ELW 713 O God of Every Nation
Distribution hymns LBW 479 My Faith Looks Up to Thee
  LBW 230 Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word
Sending hymn LBW 383 Rise Up, O Saints of God!
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
ELW     Evangelical Lutheran Worship

In our prayers we remember ELCA Global Mission.

Education hour at 9:45am

Sunday School,  Pre-Confirmation, and  Confirmation classes resume in the fall. Teen Talk meets throughout the summer  in the Youth Room.

The Sunday morning Bible study group meets in the conference room. 

"Faithful Parenting" with Pastor Lauren Wegner
So many approaches to parenting exist--and plenty of judgment, too! Parents of children of all ages are invited to a group discussion on parenthood and the Christian life. How are we called to raise and teach our children in light of our faith? What lessons on parenting does Scripture provide for us? From toddler to teenager and every other age, our children are one of the greatest gifts from God to us and to the world. Join us as we share together our hopes, joys, and challenges of faithful parenting. (Seminar Room, second of two sessions)

Q & A on Bylaws Revision
The congregation will vote on proposed changes to its bylaws at the congregation meeting on Sunday, September 8. Learn more about these changes from members of the task force charged with reviewing the constitution and bylaws.  In the 7th grade/German classroom. Task force members will also be available for questions at the Church-School picnic on August 25. 

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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