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Christ the King

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Christ the King
November 25, 2018
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
Almighty and ever-living God, you anointed your beloved Son to be priest and sovereign forever. Grant that all the people of the earth, now divided by the power of sin, may be united by the glorious and gentle rule of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Scripture readings
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
Psalm 93:1-5
Revelation 1:4b-8
John 18:33-37

"Reigning Rampant"
John 18:33-37
Immediately preceding Advent and the preparation for Christ the child, we celebrate Christ the King. Today, the last Sunday of the church year, Christ's reign is given full focus in our readings. We hear of his full dominion and glory and kingship over all peoples, nations, and languages. We hear of how he has made us to be a kingdom, priests serving God along with him. And we hear Christ the King questioned and challenged by Pilate, to whom Christ offers a simple response: "My kingdom is not from this world." With power that is unchecked and unbounded, our King Jesus defies all the rules and limits that the world tries to place on him. With love that is relentless and infinite, our King Jesus has drawn us into the kingdom that reigns rampant with mercy, peace, and life abundant.


Entrance Hymn LBW 170 Crown Him With Many Crowns
Hymn of the Day LBW 179 At the Name of Jesus
Distribution hymns LBW 518 Beautiful Savior
  LBW 530 Jesus Shall Reign
Sending hymn WOV 801 Thine the Amen
LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice

In our prayers we remember Lutheran Disaster Response.

Education hour at 9:45am

There are no Sunday School or Confirmation classes on November 25. 

2018-19 schedule  

Adult Education

There are no Adult Education classes on November 25. 
The Sunday morning Bible study group meets in the conference room.


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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