Grace Lutheran Church and School


Sunday Is Coming

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

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Prayer of the Day
O God our defender, storms rage around and within us and cause us to be afraid. Rescue your people from despair, deliver your sons and daughters from fear, and preserve us in the faith of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
1 Kings 19:9-18
Psalm 85:8-13
Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33


"Sheer Silence:
Where is God in all of this? In the midst of spiking cases of COVID-19, anxiety related to the opening of schools, ongoing calls for racial and social justice, and so much else, it’s a fair question. Our texts today give us lenses through which to find an answer. Like Elijah, we may feel afraid and exhausted. Like Peter, we might feel battered by the wind and rain. Like Jesus, we might just want to get away for a while. God meets us in these moments. The Lord gives peace to Elijah. Jesus lifts Peter up. Jesus, connected to his Father in prayer, returns to save us and give us what we need. Where is God? God is with us in the silence, restoring our faith in the midst of this world’s noisy storms.



Entrance Hymn LBW 400        God,Whose Almighty Word
Hymn of the Day LBW 467 Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Sending hymn WOV 731 Precious Lord, Take My Hand
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
ELW     Evangelical Lutheran Worship


 In our prayers we remember ELCA Global Mission.  


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