Standard Weekend Schedule

Saturday Worship: 6:30 PM

Sunday Worship: 9:30 AM

Sunday School/Bible Study: 10:45 AM

Welcome To Grace Lutheran Church

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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Jesus Appears to His Disciples

Third Sunday After Easter

  1. He gives them peace.
  2. He gives them proof.
  3. He gives them a promise.
SERMON TEXT:  Luke 24:36-49

As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” But they were terrified and frightened and thought they were looking at a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled? Why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself. Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. While they still did not believe it (because of their joy), and while they were still wondering, he said to them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish and some honeycomb. He took it and ate in front of them. He said to them, “These are my words, which I spoke to you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. He said to them, “This is what is written and so it must be: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. Look, I am sending you what my Father promised. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

Bible Readings

FIRST LESSON:  Acts 12:1–19

At about that time, King Herod laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church, in order to mistreat them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. When he saw that this pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter during the days of Unleavened Bread. After arresting Peter, Herod put him in prison and handed him over to four squads of four soldiers each to guard him. Herod intended to bring him before the people for trial after the Passover. So Peter was kept in prison, but the church earnestly offered up prayer to God for him. The very night before Herod was going to bring him out for trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers. He was bound with two chains, while sentries were in front of the door, guarding the prison. Suddenly an angel of the Lord stood near him, and a light shone in the cell. The angel woke Peter up by striking him on the side, saying, “Quick, get up!” The chains fell from his wrists. Then the angel said to him, “Get dressed and put on your sandals.” So he did so. Then the angel told him, “Put on your cloak and follow me.” Peter went out, following the angel, but he did not realize that what the angel was doing was really happening. He thought he was seeing a vision. When they had passed through the first and second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city. It opened all by itself for them. They went outside, walked down one street, and immediately the angel left him. When Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I know for sure that the Lord sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from everything the Jewish people were expecting.” When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John, who is also called Mark. Many had gathered there and were praying. When Peter knocked at the entrance gate, a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer. She recognized Peter’s voice and was so overjoyed, she did not open the gate. Instead she ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate. They told her, “You are out of your mind!” But she kept on insisting it was so, and they started saying, “It’s his angel.”

SECOND LESSON:  2 Corinthians 2:12–3:6

When I came to Troas to proclaim the gospel of Christ and a door was opened for me by the Lord, I had no rest in my spirit, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said good-bye to them and went on to Macedonia. But thanks be to God, who always causes us to triumph in Christ and reveals the fragrance of his knowledge through us in every place. Yes, we are the fragrance of Christ for God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To some we are the odor of death that is a prelude to death, to the others the fragrance of life that is a prelude to life. And who is qualified for these things? To be sure, we are not like many who peddle the word of God for profit. Instead, in Christ we speak with sincerity in the sight of God, as men from God. :Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. It is clear that you are a letter from Christ, delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on stone tablets, but on tablets that are hearts of flesh. Such is the confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent by ourselves to claim that anything comes from us; rather, our competence is from God. He also made us competent as ministers of a new testament (not of letter, but of spirit). For the letter kills, but the spirit gives life.

VERSE OF THE DAY:  Luke 24:32

Our hearts were burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us.

GOSPEL: Luke 24:36-49

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Vigil Of Easter

Celebration Of Our Lord’s Resurrection And Of Our Baptism

Because of the format of this service the complete audio recording has been provided along with a copy of the bulletin to follow along with the service while listening.

033118 Easter Vigil Bulletin

Jesus Shows What the Perfect King Looks Like

Sixth Sunday in Lent: Palm Sunday

  1. A King Who Gets It
  2. A King Who is Strong
  3. A King Who is Loving
SERMON TEXT:  Mark 11:1-10

As they approached Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, on the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and told them, “Go into the village ahead of you. As soon as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it, and he will send it back here without delay.’” They left and found a colt on the street, tied at a door; and they untied it. Some who were standing there asked them, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” The disciples answered them just as Jesus had instructed them, and the men let them go. They brought the colt to Jesus, threw their garments on it, and Jesus sat on it. Many people spread their garments on the road. Others spread branches that they had cut from the fields. Those who went in front and those who followed were crying out, Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!

Bible Readings

FIRST LESSON:  Zechariah 9:9-10

Rejoice greatly, Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your King is coming to you. He is righteous and brings salvation. He is humble and is riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the horse from Jerusalem. The battle bow will be taken away, and he will proclaim peace to the nations. His kingdom will extend from sea to sea, from the River to the ends of the earth.

SECOND LESSON:  Philippians 2:5-11

Indeed, let this attitude be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Though he was by nature God, he did not consider equality with God as a prize to be displayed, but he emptied himself by taking the nature of a servant. When he was born in human likeness, and his appearance was like that of any other man, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

VERSE OF THE DAY:  John 12:23

The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified..

GOSPEL: Mark 11:1–10

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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.

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…”


Grace News & Events


Grace News & Events For Mar 26 – Apr 01

ON APRIL 15, We are privileged to welcome Brianne Hansen, from New Beginnings, a Home for Mothers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She will tell us about the home and how it is impacting the lives of single moms and their

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Grace News & Events For Feb 25 – Mar 04

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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25apr10:00 amBible Class 10AM

26apr7:00 pmNEW Bible Information Class – 7pm

28apr6:30 pm7:30 pmWorship*Saturday Evening

29apr9:30 am10:30 amWorship*Sunday Morning

29apr10:45 amSunday School/Bible ClassChildren's Sunday School & Adult Bible Class

30apr6:00 pmVisits 6PM

Messenger Of Grace


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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Messenger Of Grace – November

November 2017 REFORMATION 500 October 31 is the day Lutherans celebrate Reformation. Some congregations have a Sunday observance of Reformation on the last Sunday in October. There is a joint Reformation celebration for the WELS Los Angeles and Orange Circuits at St....

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Messenger Of Grace – October

October 2017 The Pastor Has a Call Pastor Dan Wagenknecht What does that mean? I have received a call from another congregation who are asking me to come to serve them as their pastor. The congregation is Trinity Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine, Minnesota. Belle...

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