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Third Sunday of Easter

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Third Sunday of Easter
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, with joy we celebrate the day of our Lord’s resurrection. By the grace of Christ among us, enable us to show the power of the resurrection in all that we say and do, 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 4:32-35
Psalm 133
1 John 1:1--2:2
John 20:19-31

"What’s for Dinner?"
Luke 24:36b-48
Luke keeps us gripped in the drama of the first Easter Day. In Luke’s narrative, the women and Peter have seen the empty tomb. Jesus has appeared along the road to Emmaus. But he has not yet appeared to his closest disciples. Until now. Suddenly, as they’re discussing the swirling rumors, Jesus is simply there among them. He offers to let them touch his wounds in order to prove that it’s really him, and that he’s really alive. And then, to drive home the point, he asks for a bite to eat. Ghosts, after all, don’t eat fish, and Jesus is no ghost. It’s a beautiful scene of reunion, hugs and snacks and tears of joy. But it goes beyond that. Jesus is really, really, alive. In showing that he can be fed, he shows forth the promise that he will be able to feed us with his own body and blood, appearing among us again today.


Entrance Hymn LBW 140 With High Delight Let Us United
Hymn of the Day WOV 743 Stay With Us
Distribution hymns LBW 207 We Who Once Were Dead
  LBW 263 Abide With Us, Our Savior
Sending hymn WOV 793 Shout for Joy Loud and Long
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice


In our prayers we remember Kidz Express. 

Education hour at 9:45am

Sunday School, Pre-Confirmation and  Confirmation classes meet  in their usual classrooms;  Teen Talk meets in the Youth Room. 

Download the 2017-2018 Sunday School and Confirmation Schedule.

Adult Education

April 8 and 15
Liturgy and Language: Embracing Lutheran History and Expanding the Future through a Feminist Lens

Katie M. Deaver, PhD, Associate Director Admissions, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
These sessions will consider the use of gendered pronouns for God within the Lutheran liturgical tradition. How do we hold on to traditional liturgical practices while allowing the space for multiple understandings of God? Can we be more gender inclusive without sacrificing our connection to liturgical Lutheranism? In what other ways does gendered language create problems in our congregations and our churches? We know that language is important, how can we make sure that the language we use during worship reflects the type of Lutheran community that we want to embody? In the Seminar Room. 

The Sunday morning Bible study group meets in the lower-level 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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