Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Worship on Sunday, December 3

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First Sunday in Advent
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection awaken us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and keep us blameless until the coming of your new day, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture readings
Isaiah 64:1-9
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Mark 13:24-37



Entrance hymn
LBW 27 Lo! He Comes With Clouds Descending
Hymn of the Day LBW 28 Savior of the Nations, Come
Distribution hymns LBW 37 Hark! A Thrilling Voice Is Sounding
  LBW 244 Lord Our God, With Praise We Come
Sending hymn LBW 22 The Advent of Our God
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship

In our prayers we remember Valparaiso University.


Between services, at 9:45am

Children and youth

Sunday School students (grade 1–4) meet in the third-floor school commons for opening worship. Preschool and kindergarten students meet in the JK classroom on the lower level. Pre-Confirmation  and Confirmation students meet in their classrooms.  Teen Talk meets in the Youth Room for conversation on faith and life.

Adult Education

Putting Christ Back Into Christmas, Ellie Schnack, Evie Tiemann
In the rush and stress of our society’s celebration of a commercial holiday season, how can we remind our families and ourselves that Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ? 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.

Download the 2017-2018 Sunday School and Confirmation Schedule.
Download the Fall 2017 Adult Education Schedule.



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