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.
Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21
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?
||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.