Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Worship on Sunday, November 26

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Christ the King Sunday
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
O God of power and might, your Son shows us the way of service, and in him we inherit the riches of your grace. Give us the wisdom to know what is right and the strength to serve the world you have made, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture readings
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Psalm 95:1-7a
Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 25:31-46

"Flocking to the King"
Matthew 25:31-46
Today is Christ the King Sunday, marking the end of our church year and anticipating the end of history. In his final parable, Jesus speaks of his future return. Throned in glory and surrounded by angels, Jesus separates the people, the good from the bad, in a great and final sorting. “Lord,” we ask, “when did we see you but fail to take care of you?” The only honest answer is that we have failed in just this way so many times. What are we to do? Are we bound for eternal punishment? Or are we perhaps invited to see beyond the sheep and the goats


Entrance hymn
LBW 172 Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
Hymn of the Day LBW 94 My Song Is Love Unknown
Distribution hymns ELW 760 O Christ the Same
  LBW 456 The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Sending hymn LBW 377 Life High the Cross
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
ELW     Evangelical Lutheran Worship

In our prayers we remember Opportunity International.


Between services, at 9:45am

Children and youth

Sunday School and Confirmation classes do not meet today. 

Teen Talk meets in the Youth Room for conversation on faith and life.

Adult Education

There are no Adult Ed classes scheduled for today.

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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