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

Upcoming Schedule At Grace

Weekend Service Schedule

Saturday Worship: 6:30 PM

Sunday Worship: 9:30 AM

Sunday School/Bible Study: 10:45 AM

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Latest Services At Grace

“This Is My Beloved Son”

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The Last Sunday after the Epiphany
The Transfiguration of our Lord

  1. Be Careful Whom or What You Worship!
  2. The Father Testifies Concerning Jesus
  3. Jesus Proves He is Divine
SERMON TEXT:  Mark 9:2-9

After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John with him and led them up a high mountain where they were alone by themselves. There he was transfigured in front of them. His clothes became radiant, dazzling white, whiter than anyone on earth could bleach them. And Elijah appeared to them together with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He did not know what to say because they were terrified. A cloud appeared and overshadowed them, and a voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him.” Suddenly when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus alone. As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.


Bible Readings

FIRST LESSON:  2 Kings 2:1-12a

When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah was traveling with Elisha from Gilgal. Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, for the LORD has sent me to Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As surely as the LORD lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel. The sons of the prophets who were in Bethel came out to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that today the LORD is taking your master away from you?” Then he said, “Yes, I know. Be quiet.” Then Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here because the LORD has sent me to Jericho.” But he said, “As surely as the LORD lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you.” So they went to Jericho. Then the sons of the prophets who were in Jericho approached Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that today the LORD is taking your master away from you?” He said, “Yes, I know. Be quiet.” Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here because the LORD has sent me to the Jordan.” But he said, “As surely as the LORD lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you.” So the two of them went on. Then fifty men from the sons of the prophets came and stood and watched them from a distance, while the two of them were standing at the Jordan. Elijah took his cloak, folded it together, and struck the water. The water divided to the right and to the left. Then the two of them crossed on dry land. When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask me for whatever I can do for you before I am taken from you.” Then Elisha said, “Let there be a double portion of your spirit on me.” He said, “You have asked for a difficult thing. If you see me being taken from you, it will surely be yours. But if not, then it will not.” While they were walking and talking, suddenly a chariot of fire, and horses of fire came and separated them. So Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. Elisha was watching and crying out, “My father! My father! Israel’s chariot and its charioteers!” Then he did not see him anymore.

SECOND LESSON:  2 Corinthians 4:3–6

But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled among those who are perishing. In the case of those people, the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from clearly seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is God’s image. Indeed, we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For the God who said, “Light will shine out of darkness,” is the same one who made light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the person of Jesus Christ.

VERSE OF THE DAY:  John 6:68

Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life

GOSPEL: Mark 9:2-9

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JESUS HAS AUTHORITY OVER ALL POWERS

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

  1. Authority to Teach
  2. Authority over Demons
  3. Authority to Save
SERMON TEXT:  Mark 1:21-28

Then they went into Capernaum. On the next Sabbath day, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. They were amazed at his teaching, because he was teaching them as one who has authority and not as the experts in the law. Just then there was a man with an unclean spirit in their synagogue. It cried out, “What do we have to do with you, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” Jesus rebuked the spirit, saying, “Be quiet! Come out of him!” The unclean spirit threw the man into convulsions, and after crying out with a loud voice, it came out of him. Everyone was so amazed that they began to discuss this with each other. They said, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He even commands the unclean spirits, and they obey him!” News about him spread quickly through all the region of Galilee.


Bible Readings

FIRST LESSON:  Deuteronomy 18:15–20

The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brother Israelites. Listen to him. That is exactly what you asked from the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly. You said, “Do not let me hear the voice of the LORD my God anymore, and do not let me see this great fire again, or I will die.” Then the LORD said to me, “They have done well by saying what they said. I will raise up a prophet for them from among their brothers, like you, and I will put my words in his mouth, and he will speak to them everything that I command him. Anyone who will not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I myself will call him to account. Any prophet who presumes to speak something in my name that I have not commanded him to speak or who speaks something in the name of other gods—that prophet shall die.”

SECOND LESSON:  Hebrews 3:1-6

Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, focus your attention on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess. He was faithful to the one who appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in God’s whole house. In fact, Jesus is worthy of greater glory than Moses, in the same way that the builder of a house has more honor than the house. For every house is built by someone, and God is the one who built everything. Moses was faithful as a servant within God’s whole house by testifying to the things that would be spoken. But Christ is faithful as a Son over God’s house. We are his house, if we hold on firmly to our confidence and the hope about which we boast until the end.

VERSE OF THE DAY:  Luke 4:18a

The Spirit of the Lord is on me; he has anointed me to preach good news.

GOSPEL: Mark 1:21-28

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Follow Christ with All Your Heart!

Third Sunday after the Epiphany

  1. Hear His Invitation
  2. Be a Faithful Fisher of Men
SERMON TEXT:  Mark 1:14-20

After John was put in prison, Jesus went to Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God. “The time is fulfilled,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near! Repent, and believe in the gospel.” As Jesus was going along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea, since they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. Going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat mending the nets. Immediately Jesus called them. They left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.


Bible Readings

FIRST LESSON:  1 Kings 19:19-21

So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. Elisha was doing the plowing with twelve teams of oxen in front of him, and he himself was driving the twelfth team. Elijah crossed over to him and threw his cloak over him. Then Elisha left the oxen and ran after Elijah. He said, “Let me kiss my father and my mother good-bye! Then I will follow you.” Then Elijah said, “Go back! For what have I done to you?” So Elisha turned back from following him. Then he took the team of oxen and slaughtered them. Using the equipment from the oxen as fuel, he cooked the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he got up, followed Elijah, and served him.

SECOND LESSON:  Acts 13:1–5

Now in the church at Antioch there were some prophets and teachers: Barnabas; Simeon, who was called Niger; Lucius of Cyrene; Manaen, who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch; and Saul. While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then, after they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them off. So they were sent out by the Holy Spirit and went down to Seleucia. From there they sailed to Cyprus. When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. They also had John as their assistant.

VERSE OF THE DAY:  Matthew 4:23

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching, preaching, and healing every disease.

GOSPEL: Mark 1:14-20

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Grace Lutheran Church; Who We Are

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…”

Midweek Lent Services

76 Jesus! Name of Wondrous Love

The First Wednesday of Advent

SERMON TEXT:  Matthew 1:20-25

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.


Bible Readings

FIRST LESSON:  Isaiah 9:1-7

[a]Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder. For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor. Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

GOSPEL: Matthew 1:20-25

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

Upcoming Events At Grace Lutheran

 

Grace News & Events For Jan 27 – Feb 03

CHECK OUT THE VOLUNTEER SHEETS: The 2018 Flower chart is posted by the drinking fountain. Consider bringing flowers once this year to commemorate an event, anniversary, or birthday, or to honor a loved one. The Altar Guild sheet is posted on the main bulletin board. Want to learn how to prepare the Lord’s Supper for communion services and take care of the altar furnishings?

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Grace News & Events For Jan 21 – Jan 27

MESSENGER OF GRACE/MONTHLY CALENDAR:  Both the current month and past months can be found on the website and can be printed directly from there.  Currently these are mailed to each member.  If you would like to get an email notification when these are posted please let either Pastor or Eric your current email and it will be sent to you each month. The paper copy will continue to be mailed to members who prefer to receive it by mail.

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Upcoming From The Grace Calendar

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february

24feb6:30 pm7:30 pmWorshipSaturday Evening

25feb9:30 am10:30 amWorshipSunday Morning

25feb10:45 amSunday School/Bible ClassChildren's Sunday School & Adult Bible Class

26feb6:00 pmVisits 6PM

28feb10:00 amBible Class 10AMRomans Bible Study

28feb7:00 pm8:00 pmLent Worship 7PMLent Worship

Messenger Of Grace

 

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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The Messenger Of Grace – September

September 2017 INTO THE STORM As I write this, Harvey is on his way to my house. I did not invite him. He is not welcome and yet here he comes. By the time you read this, we will be in the middle of the storm. Sure, it may have stopped raining, but that doesn’t mean...

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