Education hour on Sunday

Our Mother Jesus: Jesus Christ Enfleshed
In nonliterate medieval Europe, Christians often portrayed Jesus as Mother. God made flesh—the Incarnation—rests at the center of these portrayals. Grace member Mary Streufert, Director for Justice for Women in the Office of the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will explore some of these images, their historical context, and their meanings for us in the twenty-first century.

Bach Cantata Preview: Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten (Whoever loves me will keep my word)
Mark Peters, associate professor of music at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, will discuss Cantata #74.

Sunday Morning Bible Study
The group continues its study of the Book of Daniel, led by Bob Jandeska in the conference room.

Also on Sunday morning
Sunday School has a Family Sunday year-end celebration and pancake breakfast in Fellowship Hall.
There will be treats in the atrium, brought to you by the Hospitality Committee.

Lunch reception after worship celebrates Jo-Ellyn Dorsey

During the 11:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, we will give thanks to God for Jo-Ellyn Dorsey’s 42 years of service in the teaching profession, including her thirteen years at Grace School. A lunch reception and short program “The Art of Teaching: Crafting the Hearts and Minds of Children for 42 Years,” will be held after the service in Fellowship Hall, from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Bach Cantata Vespers music begins at 3:45

The final Bach Cantata Vespers of this season features a Pentecost cantata, Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten (Whoever loves me will keep my word, BWV 74), with a text drawn from the day's gospel reading. It’s a festive cantata, scored for trumpets and tympani as well as oboes, strings, soloists and chorus. The homilist is Dr. Ralph Klein of the Lutheran School of Theology.
 The pre-service music at 3:45 is more Bach: the elegant dances of the Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major (BWV 1066).