Grace Lutheran Church and School


Sunday Is Coming

Third Sunday After Pentecost, June 21, 2020

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Bulletin for the service

Prayer of the Day
Teach us, good Lord God, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for reward, except that of knowing that we do your will, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Jeremiah 20:7-13
Psalm 69:7-18
Romans 6:1b-11
Matthew 10:24-39


"Found by Life"
Matthew 10:24-39
But wait, there’s more! Last week, Jesus painted a stark picture of what it looks like to be his disciple. Today, we hear that Jesus comes not with peace, but a sword. Not to create familial harmony, but discord. That doesn’t feel right, until we remember that we already live with constant violence and that the human family is already deeply divided. Jesus calls us to account, and the way forward includes hard work. To work for peace will be a struggle. To stand for unity will cause division in the short term. As we work, we find peace and unity as gifts given by God. When we lose our life in the work of the gospel, we discover that we have already been found by God’s grace.



Entrance Hymn LBW 242 Let the Whole Creation Cry
Hymn of the Day LBW 366 Lord of Our Life
Sending hymn ELW 845 Voices Raised to You
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
ELW     Evangelical Lutheran Worship

 In our prayers we remember Beyond Hunger,  which provides food and hunger-relief programming and services to people in 13 zip codes across Cook County, including portions of Chicago and its near-west suburbs. 


A regular meeting of the congregation follows the worship service at 10am on Sunday, June 21. Register for the online meeting here.



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