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25th Sunday After Pentecost, November 11, 2018

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25th Sunday After Pentecost
November 11, 2018
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
O God, you show forth your almighty power chiefly by reaching out to us in mercy. Grant us the fullness of your grace, strengthen our trust in your promises, and bring all the world to share in the treasures that come through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
1 Kings 17:8-16
Psalm 146: 1-10
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44

"The Might of a Mite"
Mark 12:38-44
The widow gave to the temple treasury at a higher percentage than those who were rich. The widow has long been lifted up as a paragon of stewardship and a model of giving. In truth, though, we are rarely drawn to emulate people we don’t want to be – and who wants to be a poor, disenfranchised, widowed woman in the first century? Jesus invites a hard look at how we actually don’t want to be like the widow at all: both because we don’t want to be her and because to help her might demand the kind of sacrifice she herself demonstrated. This narrative is not about us being more like the widow in our giving. It is about being more like the widow in her living.


Entrance Hymn LBW 424 Lord of Glory, You Have Bought Us
Hymn of the Day LBW 336 Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me
Distribution hymns LBW 172 Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
  LBW 406 Take My Life, That I May Be
Sending hymn LBW 351 Oh, Happy Day When We Shall Stand
LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV     With One Voice

In our prayers we remember the LIthuanian Lutheran Church in Diaspora. 

Education hour at 9:45am

Sunday School,  Pre-Confirmation and  Confirmation students meet in their regular classrooms. 

2018-19 schedule  

Adult Education

November 11
Reflections on Vocation
Kristin Vogen, Pam Todd, James Claud
The vocation or calling of every Christian is “to proclaim the good news of God in Christ through word and deed, to serve all people following the example of Jesus, and to strive for justice and peace in all the earth.” In these two sessions, Grace members reflect on their work and on what vocation means to them.

The Sunday morning Bible study group meets in the conference room.

Adult Ed schedule September–November 2018

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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