Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Worship on Sunday, October 22

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20th Sunday After Pentecost
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
Sovereign God, raise your throne in our hearts. Created by you, let us live in your image; created for you, let us act for your glory; redeemed by you, let us give you what is yours, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Isaiah 45:1-7
Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13]
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Matthew 22:15-22


Our guest preacher is the Rev. Dr. Sherman Hicks. Pastor Hicks was ordained in the Lutheran Church in America in 1973 and retired from active ministry in 2014. During those years he served parishes in Buffalo, New York; East Orange, New Jersey; and Washington, D.C. In addition to parish ministry he served as Bishop of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the ELCA and as Executive staff in the Churchwide Office of the ELCA.  

Entrance hymn
LBW 401 Before You, Lord, We Bow
Hymn of the Day WOV 782 All My Hope on God Is Founded
Distribution hymns LBW 408 God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
  WOV 797 O God, Beyond All Praising
Sending hymn LBW 415 God of Grace and God of Glory
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice

In our prayers we remember Lutheran Volunteer Corps


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. Enjoy the new coffee bar and breakfast treats.

Adult Education

Music and the Reformation, Carl Schalk
Seminar Room
How did Martin Luther, the man who "grew up with music ringing in his ears,” shape basic concepts in Reformation musical and liturgical tradition?

Living Faithfully: Continuing the Conversation on Racism, Pastor Sherman Hicks
How do Christians respond to structural racism in American society? Pastor Hicks leads a conversation on race and faithful living. Hicks was the first ELCA bishop of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the ELCA and served as Executive Director of ELCA Multicultural Ministries.

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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