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Worship on Sunday, August 6

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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

August 6, 2017
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
Glorious God, your generosity waters the world with goodness, and you cover creation with abundance. Awaken in us a hunger for the food that satisfies both body and spirit, and with this food fill all the starving world; through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Isaiah 55:1-5
Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21
Romans 9:1-5
Matthew 14:13-21

Sermon
If only we had enough. It seems there is never enough time or enough money to do the things we'd like to do. We don't feel we have enough talent or skill to succeed. We don't have enough courage to be ourselves or enough faith to trust in God's promises. If only we had enough. Jesus reminds us today that we actually have more than enough. Just as "all ate and were filled" in the feeding of 5,000, so are we invited to eat at the table today and be filled with more than enough to live abundantly and without fear. In the midst of scarcity and feelings of inadequacy, how will we embrace this more than enough life that we have been given in Jesus Christ?

Hymns

Entrance hymn
LBW 355 Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow
Hymn of the Day LBW 224 Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness
Distribution hymns LBW 479 My Faith Looks Up to Thee
  LBW 476 Have No Fear, Little Flock
Sending hymn LBW 341 Jesus, Still Lead On

LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship


In our prayers we remember the ELCA Metropolitan Chicago Synod which supports Lutheran congregations and parishioners in the Chicago area.

 

Between services, at 9:45am


The Bible study group meets in the conference room.

Adult Education, Sunday School and Confirmation classes resume in the fall.

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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