Welcome To Grace Lutheran ChurchYorba 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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The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Christian Education Sunday
- To Hear His Good News
- To Proclaim His Good News
SERMON TEXT: Mark 7:31-37
Jesus left the region of Tyre again and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, within the region of the Decapolis. They brought a man to him who was deaf and had a speech impediment. They pleaded with Jesus to place his hand on him. Jesus took him aside in private, away from the crowd. He put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. After he looked up to heaven, he sighed and said, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”) Immediately the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was set free, and he began to speak plainly. Jesus gave the people strict orders to tell no one, but the more he did so, the more they kept proclaiming it. They were amazed beyond measure and said, “He has done everything well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak!”
FIRST LESSON: Isaiah 35:4-7a
Tell those who have a fearful heart: Be strong. Do not be afraid. Look! Your God will come with vengeance. With God’s own retribution, he will come and save you. Then the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will be unplugged. The crippled will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will sing for joy. Waters will flow in the wilderness, and streams in the wasteland. The burning sand will become a pool, and in the thirsty ground there will be springs of water.
SECOND LESSON: Acts 3:1-10
Peter and John were going up to the temple at the ninth hour, an hour of prayer. A certain man who was lame from birth was carried there every day and placed at the temple gate, which is called Beautiful, so that he could beg for donations from those entering the temple. When he saw Peter and John about to enter the temple, he asked them for a donation. Peter looked directly at him, as did John. Peter said, “Look at us.” So the man paid close attention to them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I have I will give you. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!” Peter took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately the man’s feet and ankles were made strong. Jumping up, he stood and began to walk. He entered the temple courts with them, walking, jumping, and praising God. All the people saw him walking and praising God. They recognized him as the one who used to sit begging for money at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
VERSE OF THE DAY: Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
GOSPEL: Mark 7:31-37
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Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
- Leave behind the pleasures of sin
- Live joyfully in God’s protection
- Look forward to your heavenly reward
SERMON TEXT: Hebrews 11:24-28
By faith Moses refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter when he grew up. He chose to be mistreated with God’s people rather than enjoy sin for a little while. He considered disgrace for the sake of Christ as greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. By faith he left Egypt without fearing the king’s wrath, because he persevered as one who sees him who is invisible. By faith he celebrated the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not strike them down.
FIRST LESSON: Exodus 7:8-13
The LORD said to Moses and to Aaron, “When Pharaoh says to you, ‘Give us a warning sign,’ then you are to tell Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down in front of Pharaoh, and it will become a snake.’” Then Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh. They did just as the LORD had commanded. Aaron threw down his staff in front of Pharaoh and his officials, and it became a snake. But then Pharaoh also called for his wise men and sorcerers. Those magicians of Egypt did the same thing by their occult practices. They each threw down their staffs, and those staffs became snakes. However, Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs. But Pharaoh’s heart was hard, and he did not listen to them, just as the LORD had said.
SECOND LESSON: Hebrews 11:24-58
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VERSE OF THE DAY: 1 Timothy 1:10b
Jesus Christ has destroyed death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel
GOSPEL: John 6:60-69
When they heard it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching! Who can listen to it?” But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, asked them, “Does this cause you to stumble in your faith? What if you would see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? The Spirit is the one who gives life. The flesh does not help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. But there are some of you who do not believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning those who would not believe and the one who would betray him. He said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me, unless it is given to him by my Father.” After this, many of his disciples turned back and were not walking with him anymore. So Jesus asked the Twelve, “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom will we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
SERMON TEXT: John 6:51-58
“I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats this bread, he will live forever. The bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” At that, the Jews argued among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Amen, Amen, I tell you: Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life in yourselves. The one who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the Last Day. For my flesh is real food, and my blood is real drink. The one who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like your fathers ate and died. The one who eats this bread will live forever.”
FIRST LESSON: Proverbs 9:1-6
Wisdom has built her house. She has carved out her seven pillars. She has prepared her meat. She has mixed her wine. She has already set her table. She has sent out her servant girls. She calls from the highest point in the city, “Whoever is naïve, let him turn in here.” To someone who lacks sense she says, “Come, eat my food, and drink the wine that I have mixed. Abandon your naïve ways and live. Travel the road to understanding.”
SECOND LESSON: Ephesians 5:15-20
Consider carefully, then, how you walk, not as unwise people, but as wise people. Make the most of your time, because the days are evil. For this reason, do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk on wine, which causes you to lose control. Instead, be filled with the Spirit by speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs (singing and making music with your hearts to the Lord), by always giving thanks for everything to God the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Jesus said, “I am the bread of life.”
How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord.
My heart and my flesh cry out for the Living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home
And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young.
A place near your altar.
O Lord Almighty, my King and my God, blessed are those who dwell in your house. They are forever praising you.
GOSPEL: John 6:51-58
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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.
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…”
Upcoming From The Grace Calendar
News & Announcements
THE LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY SOCIETY FALL RALLY is October 6, in North Hollywood. The guest presenter is Pastor Xing Yang, who serves our Hmong congregation, Faith Lutheran Hmong Mission Church, in Fresno. Come and learn about this fascinating culture, the Yang family, and the challenging work he and his family do.read more
THANK YOU to everyone who helped with VBS last week. The kids had a great time, and everyone learned a bit about Jesus and his love for all. A total of 39 children attended, with a high attendance of 38 Tuesday and low attendance of 34 on Thursday. About 20 teens and adults helped.read more
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: VBS is August 13-17. The craft team is requesting clean food cans.read more
Messenger Of Grace
PRAYING IS GOOD!
It is hard to imagine a less controversial statement, at least among Christians and other people who believe in God or a god. Prayer is one of the most basic things humans, who have a sense of the infinite, will do.read more
EASTER FOR KIDS
March 31, at 10:00
Children will decorate Easter eggs, have a candy egg hunt, hear the Easter story presented in a different way, and play outdoors.
Bring your children for a memorable time!read more
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....read more