15th Sunday after Pentecost
September 17, 2017
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am
Prayer of the Day
O Lord God, merciful judge, you are the inexhaustible fountain of forgiveness. Replace our hearts of stone with hearts that love and adore you, that we may delight in doing your will, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Psalm 103:[1-7] 8-13
"Get As Much As You Can"
Both Paul and Jesus remind us that God’s economy is unlike anything we humans have ever invented. In a Kingdom where justice rolls waters, righteousness flows like a never-failing stream (Amos 5:24), and all stand in the light of God’s grace (Romans 5:2), we still cling to broken and unbalanced economies where getting as much as you can is the secret to a happy and fulfilled life. But in God’s economy we are called to forgive an absolutely absurd amount. It is then that we live and die together…in the Lord.
||LBW 447||All Depends on Our Possessing|
|Hymn of the Day||WOV 733||Our Father, We Have Wandered|
|Distribution hymns||LBW 408||God, whose Giving Knows No Ending|
|WOV 776||Be Thou My Vision|
|Sending hymn||WOV 763||Let Justice Flow Like Streams|
|LBW Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV With One Voice
In our prayers we remember Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois.
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 (grades 5–6) students meet in their regular classrooms. Confirmation students meet with their mentors.
Teen Talk meets in the Youth Room. Enjoy the new coffee bar and breakfast treats.
Life's Origins and Our Future on a Microbial Planet, Ted Anton, DePaul University. We are living through an unprecedented time of scientific insight into the origin of life. But to get the big picture, we must start small, very small. Grace member Ted Anton links astrobiology with a microbial revolution, suggesting that our former enemies, microbes, can be allies in a drive for better health and a sustainable future. Based on his new book, “Planet of Microbes.”
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.