Grace News & Events For The Week Of Nov 18 – Nov 24


OUR MANAGEMENT OF GOD’S BLESSINGS THIS WEEK: Worship Attendance: Saturday 11; Sunday 124; Sunday School: 4 (3 teachers); Adult Bible Studies: 10; Offerings: General fund: $3550.00; Memory of Jan Duwe: $70.00, Thanksgiving baskets: $170.00 + $50.00 non-cash); CLHS: $100.00, Apache Christian School: $52.00.

SERVING OUR LORD AT GRACE THIS 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.

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

THANKSGIVING BASKETS for the needy will be 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

WWW.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 when 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 meeting in the Library.

CHURCH DECORATING: 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.

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.

BROADWAY KNIGHTS CHRISTMAS CONCERT: December 14, 7:30 pm, the BK Christmas Concert will feature some amazing talent from the area, including Jimmy Mulligan, a Disney artist and star of several musicals. Thrivent will help sponsor the event, which will include dinner and a bake sale. Donations for California Wildfire relief will be collected.

YORBA LINDA ARTS ALLIANCE FOUNDATION has invited interested members of our congregation to a Handel’s Messiah sing-along, Sunday, November 25, at either 11:00 am or 1:00 pm. It is in the East Room of the Nixon Library. Admission is free. Also, there is a “Random Act of Culture” (flash mob style) singing the Hallelujah Chorus at South Coast Plaza on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 12 noon in the Jewel Court and again at 12:30 by the Carousel.

KING OF KINGS ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT: The women of King of Kings Garden Grove invite the women and girls of Grace to join them for Advent By Candlelight Sunday, Dec 2, at 4 pm. RSVP 714-530-6584.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED set up, brought desserts, and helped clean up last Sunday. The CLHS choir and their families really appreciated our hospitality.

Upcoming At Grace


Today Sunday School and Bible Class 8:30 am

Worship 9:30 am

Refreshments after church

Monday Orange Circuit meeting in Corona 9:00 am

Tuesday Chance Veterans Speak Out practice 6:30 pm

Choir practice 7:00 pm

Wednesday Oakmont 3:00 pm

Thanksgiving Eve Worship 7:00 pm

Pie Fest

Thursday Thanksgiving Day (no meetings)

Friday MOMS Homeschool 11:15 am

Saturday Worship 6:30 pm

Next Sunday Sunday School and Bible Study 8:30 am

Worship 9:30 am

Putting up the Church Christmas Tree after the service


Dec 2 Christmas Decorating

Dec 2 Advent By Candlelight at King of Kings, Garden Grove 4 pm

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

Dec 9 Women’s Guild Christmas Party


Dec 14 Broadway Knights Christmas Concert

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