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Worship on Sunday, July 30

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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost


Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
Beloved and sovereign God, through the death and resurrection of your Son you bring us into your kingdom of justice and mercy. By your Spirit, give us your wisdom, that we may treasure the life that comes from Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
1 Kings 3:5-12
Psalm 119:129-136
Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Sermon

Hymns

Entrance hymn
LBW 415 God of Grace and God of Glory
Hymn of the Day LBW 457 Jesus, Priceless Treasure
Distribution hymns LBW 454 If God Himself Be for Me
  LBW 362 We Plow the Fields and Scatter
Sending hymn LBW 558 Earth and All Stars

LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship


In our prayers we remember the  Selian Lutheran Hospital, a semi-urban hospital of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania.

 

Between services, at 9:45am


The Bible study group meets in the conference room.

Adult Education  
"Living Faithfully: Dying and Rising, " with Pastor Michael Costello
He writes: It has been said that our entire lives are an offering of worship to God. If that is the case, then we have a responsibility as called and baptized Christians to offer our best in everything we do. I try to accept that call with joy; however, it can also be the cause for great stress and anxiety. Too often I fall short. What is clear, however, is that Christ has both called me by name and empowered me with gifts of the Spirit to fulfill my vocation as a Christian. Dying to myself, I am able to rise with Christ to love and serve.

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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