Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Worship on Sunday, November 19

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24th Sunday After Pentecost
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
Righteous God, our merciful master, you own the earth and all its peoples, and you give us all that we have. Inspire us to serve you with justice and wisdom, and prepare us for the joy of the day of your coming, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18
Psalm 90:1-12
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Matthew 25:14-30

“While We Wait” 
Matthew 25:14-30
Ironically, as much as we rush around in life always wondering where all the time went, we also seem to do a lot of waiting. Doctor’s offices, queues at amusement parks, drive-thrus, those quizzes before the previews before the movie we paid to see begins – we do a lot of waiting in our rushing. For the folks in Thesselonica, the question was “What are we to do while we wait?” Of course they, like us today, were waiting for Jesus to come back. Today, both Paul and Matthew have some answers to that question. But do we like what we hear?


Entrance hymn
LBW 265 Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Sky
Hymn of the Day LBW 321 The Day Is Surely Drawing Near
Distribution hymns LBW 312 Once He Came in Blessing
  LBW 340 Come, Oh Come, O Quickening Spirit
Sending hymn ELW 749 O God of Love, O King of Peace
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
ELW     Evangelical Lutheran Worship

In our prayers we remember the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.


Between services, at 9:45am

Children and youth

Sunday School students (preschool–grade 6) meet in the gym for pre-Advent activities. Pre-Confirmation  and Confirmation students meet in their classrooms.  Teen Talk meets in the Youth Room for conversation on faith and life.

Adult Education

Legal Aid Foundation, Maja Eaton, Co-President of the LAF Board, and Miguel Keberlein, Director of the LAF Immigrant and Workers’ Rights Practice Group
Hear how this nonprofit organization makes use of the law to protect the rights of the poor in a time of crisis and challenge. 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.
the Fall 2017 Adult Education Schedule.


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