Grace News & Events For The Week Of Nov 11 – Nov 17


OUR MANAGEMENT OF GOD’S BLESSINGS THIS WEEK: Worship Attendance: Saturday 17 (13 communed); Sunday 60 (51 communed); Sunday School: 6 (3 teachers); Adult Bible Studies: 10 + 8 + 2; Offerings: $5,769.05 General fund (includes MOMS Homeschool and Verizon); $100.00 Military BibleSticks; $30.00 SS for Apache Schools; $50.00 Thanksgiving baskets.

SERVING OUR LORD AT GRACE THIS WEEKEND: Saturday music leader: David Stansfield; Sunday music leader: CLHS students and faculty; Altar Guild: Kappy Hurst; Flowers: Roz McAdoo; Ushers: Leigh, Foley; Refreshments: Hurst; Acolyte: Ilena Vandiver.

SERVING OUR LORD AT GRACE NEXT WEEKEND: Saturday music leader: David Stansfield; Sunday music leader: Marjorie Erickson; Altar Guild: Kappy Hurst; Flowers: Dowler; Ushers: Bauman, Van Keirsbelk; Refreshments: volunteer requested; Acolyte: Ilena Vandiver.

• Judy Blaylock, melanoma
• Debbie Butler, cancer
• Tanya DeLong, cancer
• Joan Dressendorfer, homebound
• Rowland Harr, homebound
• June Heckenlaible, homebound
• Evelyn Hokenson, homebound
• Carol Hubbard, homebound
• Matt and Stephanie Ibarra, expecting second baby in 2019
• Bob Krueger, homebound
• Kathe Lind, hospice
• Wayne and Annette Madsen, homebound
• Steve Nelson, USAF deployment
• Dolores Poorman, homebound
• Mike Ryan, lymphoma
• Hulda Stoppelmann, hospice
• Claire Wulf, homebound
• Don Wulf, prostate cancer

WORKDAY: For fellowship and exercise, nothing is quite like a church workday. Planting, weeding, cleaning, trimming, mowing, fertilizing, and organizing are just some of the fun activities that Jim Fischer, the property elder, has planned for us. Help Grace Congregation be ready for the Holy days. Plan ahead, save the date, and set your alarm clock for GRACE WORKDAY Saturday, November 17, 8:00 am.

THANKSGIVING BASKETS for the needy will be assembled and distributed soon. It looks as if the food items requested are all fulfilled; money for gift cards or donations of $25.00 grocery store gift cards would still be appreciated. For more information talk with Debbie and Jamie Van Keirsbelk or Dina Lombardi Dowler

GRACELUTHERAN.CHURCH is our congregation’s website. You will find weekly sermons and Scripture readings, and the public schedule. The weekly bulletin is available on your mobile device. Proprietary information (prayer requests, membership directory, and other personal items) is accessible to members only. Access is granted by the website master after you fill out the form online.

SOCIAL MEDIA: You are encouraged to sign in on Facebook whenever you are here, and to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

GRIEFSHARE is a support group for those dealing with bereavement. There are five people currently participating in this session, Thursdays at 7 pm.

CHURCH CHRISTMAS TREES: The big, strong men of the congregation are invited to participate in the annual “Getting out the Christmas Boxes and Assembling the Artificial Christmas Trees” activity. This fun-filled experience will be taking place after the worship service on November 25. At the same time, the Women’s Guild will hold their secret meeting in the Library.

CLHS PRESENTS “WIZARD OF OZ: THE DELETED SCENE”: What if Dorothy hadn’t followed the Yellow Brick Road? Take a delightful detour with Dorothy to the Wizard, Nov. 17 at 7 pm and Nov 18 at 3 pm in Wildomar.See the poster on the bulletin board in the

CHURCH DECORATING IN N OUT: On December 2, stay for a few minutes after worship to help decorate the trees, put up wreaths, lights, nativity sets, and the outdoor JOY. When you are done, you could go to the restaurant you are thinking about.

LIFE LINE SCREENING is offering a preventive health event on December 11. Five screenings are offered that screen for blocked arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysms, hardening of the arteries, irregular heartbeat, and bone density. Register for a Wellness package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening for $139 (after $10 member discount). Call toll-free 1-888-653-6441.

JOB AVAILABLE IN NEW ULM, MN: Martin Luther College is now accepting applications for a regular full-time Graphic Arts Worker and a part-time Grounds Worker. Comprehensive descriptions of these positions can be found at Interested individuals should apply online. Applications will be accepted through 12:00 pm (noon) on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Additional information and details can be obtained by contacting the Martin Luther College Human Resources Office at 507-354-8221.

Upcoming At Grace


Today CLHS Choir rehearses in chapel 8:30 am

Sunday School and Bible Class 8:30 am

Worship 9:30 am

Brunch after church

Monday Orange Circuit meeting, Corona 9:00 am

Tuesday Brookdale YL Bible Study 3:00 pm

Chance Veterans Speak Out

Choir practice 7:00 pm

Wednesday Inspire Charter School Enrichment Academy

Thursday Bible Study 10:00 am

GriefShare 7:00 pm

Friday Fifty-five and Fun

MOMS Homeschool 11:15 am

Saturday Work Day 8:00 am

Youth Group Lunch and Bible Study 12:00 noon

Worship with Holy Communion 6:30 pm

CLHS Drama 7:00 pm

Next Sunday Sunday School and Bible Study 8:30 am

Worship with Holy Communion 9:30 am

CLHS Drama 3:00 pm



Nov 19 Hulda Stoppelmann birthday—97 years young

Nov 21 Thanksgiving Eve worship and pie fest 7:00 pm

Nov 25 Putting up the Church Christmas Tree after the service

Dec 2 Christmas Decorating

Dec 5, 12, 19 Advent worship and suppers 6 pm & 7 pm

Dec 9 Women’s Guild Christmas Party


Dec 23 Cunningham/Quebe/Cifranic Christmas Party (afternoon)

Dec 24 Christmas Eve worship 5 pm & 7 PM

Dec 25 Christmas Day worship 10:00 am

Dec 31 New Year’s Eve worship 7:00 pm

Jan 1, 2019 Festival of the Circumcision and Name of Jesus (no worship service)

Mar 6 Ash Wednesday worship and supper 6 pm and 7 pm


Mar 14 Luther Prep School Touring Choir concert at 7 pm (Supper at 6)

Mar 20, 27 Lenten worship and supper

Apr 3, 10 Lenten worship and supper

Apr 13 Spring Celebration

Apr 18 Maundy Thursday worship 7:00 pm

Apr 19 Good Friday Tenebrae 7:00 pm

Apr 20 Holy Saturday Vigil 6:30 pm

Apr 21 Easter worship 7:00 and 9:30 am