Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Worship on Sunday morning, December 24

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Fourth Sunday in Advent
One service of Holy Communion at 10am

Prayer of the Day
Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. With your abundant grace and might, free us from the sin that would obstruct your mercy, that willingly we may bear your redeeming love to all the world, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture readings
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Luke 1:46b-55
Romans 16:25-27
Luke 1:26-38

"Home for the Holidays"
Luke 1:26-38
Choosing a home in which to live is one of the most personal decisions we ever make. We want to make sure it is the type of place in which we will be comfortable, a place in which we can see ourselves living out our dreams, raising our children, growing old in comfort. We sometimes make the mistake, however, of assuming that we also get to decide where God will dwell. This was the mistake made by King David. He assumed that the Lord God had grown weary of the tabernacle and was ready for a temple. But we don’t get to choose where God will make a home. Today we hear of God choosing the most surprising residence of all: the womb of a virgin named Mary.


Entrance hymn
LBW 34 Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel
Hymn of the Day From East to West
Distribution hymns LBW 24 Come, O Precious Ransom
  WOV 641 Peace Came to Earth
Sending hymn LBW 86 The Only Son From Heaven
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice

In our prayers we remember Bethesda Rehab and Senior Care. 

Education hour

There are no Sunday School, Confirmation or Adult Ed classes this morning.

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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