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Welcome To Grace Lutheran Church

Yorba Linda, California

Weekend Service Schedule

Saturday Worship: 6:30 PM

Sunday Worship: 9:30 AM

Sunday School/Bible Study: 8:30 AM

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A song of ascents. Of David.

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

SERMON TEXT:  Psalms 133

A song of ascents. Of David.

1 How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!

2 It is like precious oil poured on the head,
running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
down on the collar of his robe.
3 It is as if the dew of Hermon
were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the LORD bestows his blessing,
eve1 How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!

2 It is like precious oil poured on the head,
running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
down on the collar of his robe.
3 It is as if the dew of Hermon
were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the LORD bestows his blessing,
even life forevermore.
n life forevermore.

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Bible Readings

FIRST LESSON:  Judges 7:1-7

Early in the morning, Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) and all his men camped at the spring of Harod. The camp of Midian was north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh. The LORD said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’ Now announce to the army, ‘Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.’” So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained. But the LORD said to Gideon, “There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will thin them out for you there. If I say, ‘This one shall go with you,’ he shall go; but if I say, ‘This one shall not go with you,’ he shall not go.” So Gideon took the men down to the water. There the LORD told him, “Separate those who lap the water with their tongues as a dog laps from those who kneel down to drink.” Three hundred of them drank from cupped hands, lapping like dogs. All the rest got down on their knees to drink. The LORD said to Gideon, “With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands. Let all the others go home.”

SECOND LESSON:  Romans 9:1-9

I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen. It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring. For this was how the promise was stated: “At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son.”

GOSPEL: Luke 13:22-30

Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”
He said to them, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’
“But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’ “Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’ “There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”

Being a pastor is good work

Installation Service of Pastor Sievert

SERMON TEXT:  1 Timothy 3:1

Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task.


Bible Readings

FIRST LESSON:  1 Peter 5:1-7 (NIV84)

 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ’s sufferings and one who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

GOSPEL: Matthew 9:35-10:4 (NIV84)

Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

Faith Is…

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

SERMON TEXT:  Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16 (EHV)

Faith is being sure about what we hope for, being convinced about things we do not see. For by this faith the ancients were commended in Scripture. By faith we know that the universe was created by God’s word, so that what is seen did not come from visible things. By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go to a place that he was going to receive as an inheritance, and he left without knowing where he was going. By faith he lived as a stranger in the Promised Land, as if it did not belong to him, dwelling in tents along with Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. By faith Abraham also received the ability to conceive children, even though Sarah herself was barren and he was past the normal age, because he considered him faithful who made the promise. And so from one man, and he as good as dead, descendants were born as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand along the seashore. One by one, all of these died in faith, without having received the things that were promised, but they saw and welcomed them from a distance. They confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Indeed, people who say things like that make it clear that they are looking for a land of their own. And if they were remembering the land they had come from, they would have had an opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better land—a heavenly one. For that reason, God is not ashamed to be called their God, because he prepared a city for them.

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Bible Readings

FIRST LESSON:  Genesis 15:1-6 (EHV)

After these events the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision. He said, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” Abram said, “LORD God what can you give me, since I remain childless, and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” Abram also said, “Look, you have given me no offspring, so a servant born in my house will be my heir.” Just then, the word of the LORD came to him. God said, “This man will not be your heir, but instead one who will come out of your own body will be your heir.” The LORD then brought him outside and said, “Now look toward the sky and count the stars, if you are able to count them.” He said to Abram, “This is what your descendants will be like.” Abram believed in the LORD, and the LORD credited it to him as righteousness.

SECOND LESSON:  Hebrews See Sermon Text

 

VERSE OF THE DAY:  Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

GOSPEL: Luke 12:32-40

Do not be afraid, little flock, because your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the needy. Provide money bags for yourselves that do not become old, a treasure in the heavens that will not fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “Be dressed, ready for service, and keep your lamps burning. Be like people waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. Blessed are those servants, whom the master will find watching when he comes. Amen I tell you: He will dress himself and have them recline at the table, and he will come and serve them. Even if he comes in the second or third watch, they will be blessed if he finds them alert. But know this: If the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. You also be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you are not expecting him.”

Welcome To Grace Lutheran Church

 

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…”

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Grace News & Events For The Week Of Sep 15 – Sep 21

CLHS: CLHS is having it's golf outing on Saturday, October 5th. See details on the bulletin board. They always appreciate our help. If you cannot attend, you might consider a donation, gift cards etc. They appreciate all that we do for them here at Grace. Thank you.
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Grace News & Events For The Week Of Sep 1 – Sep 7

AnnouncementsOUR MANAGEMENT OF GOD’S GIFTS LAST WEEK: $5124.75 (Sprint $1825.05), $100.00 In memory of Jan Duwe, $47.00 Apache Christian School.Attendance: Saturday: 9, Sunday: 52, Adult Bible Class: 8, SS: 1 + 1 teacher. SERVING AT GRACE THIS WEEK:...

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Grace News & Events For The Week Of Aug 25 – Aug 31

CLHS: CLHS is having it's golf outing on Saturday, October 5th. See details on the bulletin board. They always appreciate our help. If you cannot attend, you might consider a donation, gift cards etc. They appreciate all that we do for them here at Grace. Thank you.
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Grace News & Events For The Week Of Sep 15 – Sep 21

CLHS: CLHS is having it's golf outing on Saturday, October 5th. See details on the bulletin board. They always appreciate our help. If you cannot attend, you might consider a donation, gift cards etc. They appreciate all that we do for them here at Grace. Thank you.
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Grace News & Events For The Week Of Sep 1 – Sep 7

AnnouncementsOUR MANAGEMENT OF GOD’S GIFTS LAST WEEK: $5124.75 (Sprint $1825.05), $100.00 In memory of Jan Duwe, $47.00 Apache Christian School.Attendance: Saturday: 9, Sunday: 52, Adult Bible Class: 8, SS: 1 + 1 teacher. SERVING AT GRACE THIS WEEK:...

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Grace News & Events For The Week Of Aug 25 – Aug 31

CLHS: CLHS is having it's golf outing on Saturday, October 5th. See details on the bulletin board. They always appreciate our help. If you cannot attend, you might consider a donation, gift cards etc. They appreciate all that we do for them here at Grace. Thank you.
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Messenger Of Grace – August 2019

August 2019 INSTALLATIONofPastor Phillip SievertSunday, September 84:00 pm MEET OUR NEW PASTORDear brothers and sisters in Christ at Grace Lutheran and our future family with whom we get to grow and serve together in Christ! Most people know Jeremiah 29:11: "For I...

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Messenger Of Grace –June 2019

June 2019 PASTORAL CALLAs this newsletter is going to press preparations are underway for the next call meeting on Saturday, June 1 at 10 am.   Information on the call will be shared the next day at church on June 2. BIBLE CLASSThe people of Grace Lutheran have two...

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Messenger Of Grace – May 2019

May 2019 PASTORAL VACANCYWith the retrun of the divine call by Pastor Daniel Johnston, the Voters met on Sunday, April 28 and voted to ask Pastor Buchholz, the District President of our Arizona-California District, for a Seminary graduate for Grace. Call Day at our...

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Messenger Of Grace – April 2019

April 2019 Holy WeekAs we finish our Lenten prepaprations for another year during the early part of April (Wednesday evening servies on April 3 and 10), we anticipate the start of Holy Week. Ushered in with Palm Sunday (April 14), Holy Week marks the culmination of...

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