Standard Weekend Schedule

Saturday Worship: 6:30 PM

Sunday Worship: 9:30 AM

Sunday School/Bible Study: 10:45 AM

 

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Yorba Linda California

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Weekend Service Schedule

Saturday Worship: 6:30 PM

Sunday Worship: 9:30 AM

Sunday School/Bible Study: 10:45 AM

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Be Spiritually Strong

The First Sunday in Lent

  1. Facing the Spirit’s Challenges like Jesus
  2. Hearing and Heeding the Word of Jesus
SERMON TEXT:  Mark 1:12–15

The Spirit immediately sent Jesus out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels were serving him. After John was put in prison, Jesus went to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God. “The time is fulfilled,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near! Repent, and believe in the gospel.”


Bible Readings

FIRST LESSON:  Genesis 22:1–18

Some time later God tested Abraham. He called to him, “Abraham!” Abraham answered, “I am here.” God said, “Now take your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah. Offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains there, the one to which I direct you.” Abraham got up early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, along with Isaac his son. Abraham split the wood for the burnt offering. Then he set out to go to the place that God had told him about. On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go on over there. We will worship, and then we will come back to you.” Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and loaded it on Isaac his son. He took the firepot and the knife in his hand. The two of them went on together. Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father?” He said, “I am here, my son.” He said, “Here are the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” Abraham said, “God himself will provide the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them went on together. They came to the place that God had told him about. Abraham built the altar there. He arranged the wood, tied up Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar on top of the wood. Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. The Angel of the LORD called to him from heaven, “Abraham, Abraham!” Abraham said, “I am here.” He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy. Do not do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” Abraham looked around and saw that behind him there was a ram caught in the thicket by its horns. Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. Abraham called the name of that place “The LORD Will Provide.” So it is said to this day, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.” The Angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven and said, “I have sworn by myself, declares the LORD, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will bless you greatly, and I will multiply your descendants greatly, like the stars of the sky and like the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the city gates of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.”

SECOND LESSON:  Romans 8:31–39

What then will we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Indeed, he who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also graciously give us all things along with him? Who will bring an accusation against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies! Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus, who died and, more than that, was raised to life, is the one who is at God’s right hand and who is also interceding for us! What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will trouble or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? Just as it is written: For your sake we are being put to death all day long. We are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor rulers, neither things present nor things to come, nor powerful forces, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

VERSE OF THE DAY:  Matthew 4:10b

“Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”

GOSPEL: Mark 1:12–15

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“This Is My Beloved Son”

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The Last Sunday after the Epiphany
The Transfiguration of our Lord

  1. Be Careful Whom or What You Worship!
  2. The Father Testifies Concerning Jesus
  3. Jesus Proves He is Divine
SERMON TEXT:  Mark 9:2-9

After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John with him and led them up a high mountain where they were alone by themselves. There he was transfigured in front of them. His clothes became radiant, dazzling white, whiter than anyone on earth could bleach them. And Elijah appeared to them together with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He did not know what to say because they were terrified. A cloud appeared and overshadowed them, and a voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him.” Suddenly when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus alone. As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.


Bible Readings

FIRST LESSON:  2 Kings 2:1-12a

When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah was traveling with Elisha from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, for the LORD has sent me to Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As surely as the LORD lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. The sons of the prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that today the LORD is taking your master away from you?” Then he said, “Yes, I know. Be quiet.” Then Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here because the LORD has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As surely as the LORD lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you.” So they went to Jericho. Then the sons of the prophets who were in Jericho approached Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that today the LORD is taking your master away from you?” He said, “Yes, I know. Be quiet.” Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here because the LORD has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As surely as the LORD lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. Then fifty men from the sons of the prophets came and stood and watched them from a distance, while the two of them were standing at the Jordan. Elijah took his cloak, folded it together, and struck the water. The water divided to the right and to the left. Then the two of them crossed on dry land. When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask me for whatever I can do for you before I am taken from you.” Then Elisha said, “Let there be a double portion of your spirit on me.” He said, “You have asked for a difficult thing. If you see me being taken from you, it will surely be yours. But if not, then it will not.” While they were walking and talking, suddenly a chariot of fire, and horses of fire came and separated them. So Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. Elisha was watching and crying out, “My father! My father! Israel’s chariot and its charioteers!” Then he did not see him anymore.

SECOND LESSON:  2 Corinthians 4:3–6

But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled among those who are perishing. In the case of those people, the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from clearly seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is God’s image. Indeed, we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For the God who said, “Light will shine out of darkness,” is the same one who made light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ.

VERSE OF THE DAY:  John 6:68

Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life

GOSPEL: Mark 9:2-9

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A PUBLIC DISPLAY OF JESUS’ LOVE

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A PUBLIC DISPLAY OF JESUS’ LOVE

  1. Love for family and friends
  2. Love for those who need it most
  3. Love for strangers
  4. Love, even, for enemies
SERMON TEXT:  Mark 1:29-39

They left the synagogue and went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. Simon’s mother-in-law was lying in bed, sick with a fever. Without delay they told Jesus about her. He went to her, took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her, and she began to serve them. That evening, when the sun had set, the people kept bringing to him all who were sick and demon-possessed. The whole town gathered at the door. He healed many people who were sick with various diseases and drove out many demons. But he did not allow the demons to speak, because they knew who he was. Jesus got up early in the morning, while it was still dark, and went out. He withdrew to a solitary place and was praying there. Simon and his companions searched for him, and, when they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is looking for you!” He told them, “Let’s go somewhere else, to the neighboring villages, so that I can preach there too. In fact, that is why I have come.” Then he went throughout the whole region of Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.


Bible Readings

FIRST LESSON:  Job 7:1-7

Isn’t man’s time on earth like being compelled to serve in the army? Aren’t his days like those of a hired man? Like a slave, he longs for shade, or like a day laborer, he waits for his pay. In the same way, I have been allotted months of futility, and nights of agony have been assigned to me. When I lie down, I think, “How long before I get up?” But the night drags on, and I am filled with restlessness until dawn. My flesh is clothed with maggots and caked with dirt. My skin scabs over and then oozes again. My days pass by more swiftly than the shuttle of a weaver’s loom. They come to an end without hope. Remember that my life is just a breath. My eyes will never again see good fortune.

SECOND LESSON:  Romans 8:28–30

We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose, because those God foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he would be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined, he also called. Those he called, he also justified. And those he justified, he also glorified.

VERSE OF THE DAY:  John 8:12

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

GOSPEL: Mark 1:29-39

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Grace Lutheran Church; Who We Are

Grace Lutheran Church is a Christian church located in Yorba Linda, CA, We are a member of Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). We believe that the Bible is the true word of God and the only guiding principle for the life of a Christian.

Our Mission

The mission of our congregation is to make disciples for Jesus Christ by sharing the gospel in God’s Word and sacraments.    With the help of God, we will fulfill this mission through the following activities:

  • glorifying and praising God through public worship services,
  • teaching classes for all ages (to strengthen those who believe, to train (equip) members to lead exemplary Christian lives, and reach out to others).
  • seeking the lost and the wayward,
  • administering the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion,
  • to help and encourage one another through fellowship activities,
  • supporting one another (carrying each others’ burdens),
  • finally, Grace Lutheran is a contributing member of a synod of churches (WELS). We do this to help to carry out Christ’s command to, “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

Midweek Lent Services

“Jesus Is Our Great High Priest”

Ash Wednesday

SERMON TEXT:  Hebrews 1:1-3

In the past, God spoke to our forefathers by the prophets at many times and in many ways. In these last days, he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact imprint of the divine nature. He sustains all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he took his seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high.


Bible Readings

FIRST LESSON:  2 Samuel 12:1-13

So the LORD sent Nathan to David. He came and told him this: There were two men in a city. One was rich and one poor. The rich man had a large number of flocks and herds. The poor man did not own anything except one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. He raised it so that it grew up together with him and his children. It ate from his food and drank from his cup. It slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him. When a traveler came to the rich man, the rich man was unwilling to take an animal from his flock or from his herd to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. So he took the lamb from the poor man and prepared it for the man who had come to him. David’s anger flared up against that man. He said to Nathan, “As the LORD lives, the man who has done this is as good as dead. In place of that lamb, he will restore four lambs, because he did this and had no pity.” Nathan told David, “You are the man. This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says.” I anointed you king over Israel. I rescued you from the hand of Saul. I gave the house of your master to you, and I gave the wives of your master into your embrace. I gave you the house of Israel and the house of Judah. If this was too little, I would have added even more. Why have you despised the word of the LORD by doing evil in his eyes? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword. You have taken his wife as your own wife. You have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. So now the sword will not depart from your house forever, because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife. This is what the LORD says. Look! I am raising up disaster against you from your own house. Right in front of your eyes I will take your wives and give them to your neighbor, and he will lie down with your wives in the sight of the sun. Because you acted in secret, I will do this in front of all Israel in broad daylight. David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” Nathan said to David, “The LORD himself has put away your sin. You will not die.

SECOND LESSON:  Acts 5:1–11

Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property. With his wife’s knowledge, he kept back part of the proceeds for himself. Then he brought a portion of it and laid it at the apostles’ feet. But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back part of the proceeds of the land? Was it not yours before it was sold? And after it was sold, was not the money at your disposal? How could you plan such a thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.” When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and died. Great fear gripped everyone who heard about it. The young men got up and wrapped up his body. Then they carried him out and buried him. About three hours later, his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this how much you got for the land?” “Yes,” she said, “that was the price.” Then Peter said to her, “How could you two agree to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of those who buried your husband are standing at the door, and they will carry you out too!” Instantly she fell down at his feet and died. When the young men came in, they found her dead. Then they carried her outside and buried her beside her husband. Great fear gripped the whole church and all who heard about these things.

VERSE OF THE DAY:  Psalms 103:8

Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.

GOSPEL: Luke 18:9-14

Jesus told this parable to certain people who trusted in themselves (that they were righteous) and looked down on others: “Two men went up to the temple courts to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed about himself like this: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people, robbers, evildoers, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week. I give a tenth of all my income.’ “However the tax collector stood at a distance and would not even lift his eyes up to heaven, but was beating his chest and saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’ “I tell you, this man went home justified rather than the other, because everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Upcoming Events At Grace Lutheran

 

Grace News & Events For Feb 18 – Feb 24

MARCH 18 AND 25 EVENTS: The Shamrock And Run will take place on Sunday, March 18, at Yorba Regional Park and La Palma Avenue. Because there is limited parking, participants sometimes use our parking lot. In order to make sure we can accommodate worshipers, a section of our parking lot will be reserved for us, while part will opened for the run. On March 25, the Centanni and Cottle Memorial run will take place approximately 9 am, which will necessitate blocking off lanes on Fairmont, Fairmont Connector, and Esperanza. Please plan accordingly and allow extra time to drive to church that morning.

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Grace News & Events For Feb 11 – Feb 17

MARCH 18 AND 25 EVENTS: The Shamrock And Run will take place on Sunday, March 18, at Yorba Regional Park and La Palma Avenue.  Because there is limited parking, participants sometimes use our parking lot. In order to make sure we can accommodate worshipers, a section of our parking lot will be reserved for us, while part will opened for the run.  On March 25, the Centanni and Cottle Memorial run will take place approximately 9 am, which will necessitate blocking off lanes on Fairmont, Fairmont Connector, and Esperanza. Please plan accordingly and allow extra time to drive to church that morning.

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Grace News & Events For Feb 04 – Feb 11

2018 MASTER PLANNING CALENDAR: Are you in charge of a group or committee, or do you know of some events that are being planned for the next year? Please write your event on the planning calendars, which are on the right side of the hall as you enter Grace Hall. These sheets are used when we print calendars each month.

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Upcoming From The Grace Calendar

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february

24feb6:30 pm7:30 pmWorshipSaturday Evening

25feb9:30 am10:30 amWorshipSunday Morning

25feb10:45 amSunday School/Bible ClassChildren's Sunday School & Adult Bible Class

26feb6:00 pmVisits 6PM

28feb10:00 amBible Class 10AMRomans Bible Study

28feb7:00 pm8:00 pmLent Worship 7PMLent Worship

Messenger Of Grace

 

Messenger Of Grace – February

February 2018 LOVE IS IN THE AIR February 14 is Valentine’s Day.  As February reaches its mid-point, spring is near. In spring, “young hearts turn to love.” The name Valentine means “full of valor,” a name shared by several famous priests and bishops of central Italy....

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Messenger Of Grace – January

January 2018 WHO ARE WE? From time to time, it is important for each of us to take some inventory of who we are. What defines us? What are our goals and priorities? What are our most important relationships? How are we feeling and doing physically, emotionally, and...

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Messenger Of Grace – December

December 2017 SILENT NIGHT! Believe it or not, there was a time when Christmases were celebrated without singing this most beloved of Christmas Carols. Imagine that! A few weeks before Christmas Eve, 1818, at a church near Salzburg, Austria, Assistant Priest Joseph...

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