Standard Weekend Schedule

Saturday Worship: 6:30 PM

Sunday Worship: 9:30 AM

Sunday School/Bible Study: 10:45 AM


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Sunday Worship: 9:30 AM

Sunday School/Bible Study: 10:45 AM

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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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The King of Kings Is “The Servant!”

First Sunday After Christmas

  1. He Came for this Purpose
  2. He Achieved His Goal
  3. We Are Healed through Him
SERMON TEXT:  Isaiah 52:13-53:12

See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted. Just as there were many who were appalled at him— his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being and his form marred beyond human likeness— so he will sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand. Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. By oppression and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was punished. He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand. After he has suffered, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Bible Readings

FIRST LESSON:  Isaiah 45:20-25

Gather! Come! Draw near together, you survivors from the nations. They have no knowledge —those who are lifting up their idols of wood and praying to a god that cannot save. Make an announcement and come close. Let them consult together. Who made this known ahead of time? From time past who announced it? Was it not I, the LORD? There is no god except me, a righteous God and Savior. There is no one except me. Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth, because I am God, and there is no other. I have sworn by myself. From my mouth a righteous word has gone out, and it will not return unfulfilled. Indeed, to me every knee will bow, and every tongue will swear allegiance. “Only in the LORD,” they will say of me, “Only in the LORD is there true righteousness and strength.” To him they will come and be ashamed— all those who are angry at him. In the LORD, all the descendants of Israel will be justified. They will be praised by him

SECOND LESSON:  Colossians 3:12-17

Therefore, as God’s elect, holy and loved, clothe yourselves with heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13Bear with one another and forgive each other if anyone has a complaint against anyone else. Forgive, just as Christ forgave you. And, in addition to all these things, put on love, which ties things together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ control your hearts, to which you were also called, in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God. And everything you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

VERSE OF THE DAY:  Colossians 3:15a

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.

GOSPEL: Luke 2:25-40

Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, waiting for the comfort of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. Moved by the Spirit he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what was customary according to the law, Simeon took him into his arms and praised God. He said, Lord, you now dismiss your servant in peace, according to your word, because my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared before the face of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel. Joseph and the child’s mother were amazed at the things that were spoken about him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Listen carefully, this child is appointed for the falling and rising of many in Israel and for a sign that is spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” Anna, a prophetess, was there. She was a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old. She had lived with her husband for seven years after her marriage, and then she was a widow of eighty-four years. She did not leave the temple complex, since she was worshipping with fasting and prayers night and day. Standing nearby at that very hour, she gave thanks to the Lord. She kept speaking about the child to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem. When they had accomplished everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town, Nazareth. The child grew and became strong. He was filled with wisdom, and God’s favor was on him.

This Newborn Baby Is The Son Of God

Christmas Day Service

  1. He is the same LORD the prophets knew
  2. He is to be worshipped by all created beings
  3. He is the eternal Ruler
SERMON TEXT:  Hebrews 1:1-9 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways. In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things and made the universe through Him. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of His nature, sustaining all things by His powerful word. After making purification for sins He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. So He became higher in rank than the angels, just as the name He inherited is superior to theirs. For to which of the angels did He ever say, You are My Son; today I have become Your Father, or again, I will be His Father, and He will be My Son? When He again brings His firstborn into the world, He says, And all God’s angels must worship Him. And about the angels He says: He makes His angels winds, and His servants a fiery flame, but to the Son: Your throne, God, is forever and ever, and the scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of justice. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; this is why God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of joy rather than Your companions.

Bible Readings

FIRST LESSON:  Isaiah 52:7-12 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the herald, who proclaims peace, who brings news of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” The voices of your watchmen— they lift up their voices, shouting for joy together; for every eye will see when the LORD returns to Zion. Be joyful, rejoice together, you ruins of Jerusalem! For the LORD has comforted His people; He has redeemed Jerusalem. The LORD has displayed His holy arm in the sight of all the nations; all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God. Leave, leave, go out from there! Do not touch anything unclean; go out from her, purify yourselves, you who carry the vessels of the LORD. For you will not leave in a hurry, and you will not have to take flight; because the LORD is going before you, and the God of Israel is your rear guard.

GOSPEL: John 1:1-14

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were created through Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created. Life was in Him, and that life was the light of men. That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome it. There was a man named John who was sent from God. He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but he came to testify about the light. The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was created through Him, yet the world did not recognize Him. He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him. But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God. The Word became flesh[k] and took up residence[l] among us. We observed His glory,

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

We Have No King But Caesar



SERMON TEXT: John 19:12-16a

From then on, Pilate tried to set Jesus free, but the Jewish leaders kept shouting, “If you let this man go, you are no friend of Caesar. Anyone who claims to be a king opposes Caesar.”

When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out and sat down on the judge’s seat at a place known as the Stone Pavement (which in Aramaic is Gabbatha). 14 It was the day of Preparation of the Passover; it was about noon.

“Here is your king,” Pilate said to the Jews.

But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!”

“Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked.

“We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered.

Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified.

Bible Readings

FIRST LESSON:  Luke 23:26-56 (EHB)

When they led him away, they seized Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country. They placed the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. A large crowd of the people was following him, including women who were mourning and wailing for him. But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. Be sure of this: the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the childless women, the wombs that never gave birth, and the breasts that never nursed.’ Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us!’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ For if they do these things to the green wood, what will happen to the dry?” Two other men, who were criminals, were led away with him to be executed. When they came to the place called The Skull, they crucified him there with the criminals, one on his right and the other on his left.

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” They were casting lots to divide his garments among them. The people stood watching. And even the rulers were ridiculing him, saying, “He saved others. Let him save himself, if this is the Christ of God, the chosen one!”

The soldiers also made fun of him, coming up to him and offering him sour wine, and saying, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself!” There was also an inscription written above him: “This is the king of the Jews.”

One of the criminals hanging there was blaspheming him, saying, “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!”

But the other criminal rebuked him, “Don’t you fear God, since you are under the same condemnation? We are punished justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingdom.”

Jesus said to him, “Amen I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.

The sun was darkened. The curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” When he had said this, he breathed his last. When the centurion saw what had happened, he began to glorify God, saying, “This man really was righteous.”

All the crowds gathered to see this spectacle. When they saw what had happened, they returned home beating their chests. All those who knew him, and the women who followed with him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.

Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea, who was a member of the Council, a good and righteous man. He had not agreed with their plan and action. He was looking forward to the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. He took it down, wrapped it in linen cloth, and placed it in a tomb that was cut out of rock, where no one had yet been laid. It was the day of preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning. The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee, followed after Joseph and observed the tomb and how his body was laid. They returned and prepared spices and perfumes. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.


All we like sheep have gone astray, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. By his wounds we are healed.

Upcoming Events At Grace Lutheran


Grace News & Events For Dec 11 – Dec 16

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY: At 10:00 Wednesday, join us to study Luther’s teachings from Scripture regarding the Authority of Scripture…the only source and measurement of truth. On Dec 20, we will see how Luther and his friends gave a bold witness to the world. We will take a break Dec. 27, but then on January 3, study Luther’s stance on evangelism: “Not By Force” and on January 10, Luther’s influence on “My Bible.”

BROADWAY KNIGHTS will present their 6th annual Christmas concert this Friday night at 7:30. Come and see some very talented singers and actors perform both old and new Christmas favorites. To help with some of the cost of this wonderful group, they will be selling a variety of baked goods that can be purchased both before and after the concert.

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Grace News & Events For Dec 03 – Dec 10

Upcoming events for week 49. Beginning December Monday 03, 2017

Monday Church Council 7:00 pm

Tuesday Choir 7:00 pm

Wednesday Adult Bible Class 10:00 am

Advent Supper 6:00 pm

Advent Worship 7:00 pm

Thursday Brookdale Walnut 2:00 pm

Saturday Christmas for Kids 9:00 am

Saturday Worship 6:30 pm

Next Sunday Worship 9:30 am

Adult Bible Class 10:45 am

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Grace News & Events For Nov 26 – Dec 02

BIBLE CLASS AFTER CHURCH: We are beginning a study of the Gospel, three Epistles, and the Revelation of St. John—the Apostle of Christian Love– in our Bible study after church. Come back after refreshments and join us!

Upcoming Schedule for services, bible classes, youth, and other activities.
Wednesday Adult Bible Class 10:00 am
Newsletter Preparation and Mailing 11:00 am
Advent Supper 6:00 pm
Advent Worship 7:00 pm
Saturday Youth 12:00 pm
Saturday Worship 6:30 pm
Next Sunday Worship 9:30 am
Adult Bible Class 10:45 am
Sunday School 10:45 am
Advent by Candlelight at King of Kings 5:00 pm
Dec 6, 13, 20 Advent Supper at 6, Worship at 7
Dec 9 Christmas for Kids
Broadway Knights Christmas Concert 7:30 pm
Dec 17 Christian Estate Planning Seminar after church
Dec 24 Christmas Eve Worship, 7 pm
Dec 25 Christmas Day Worship, 10 am
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Worship, 7 pm

For a complete schedule and list of announcements click below.

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Upcoming From The Grace Calendar

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21feb10:00 amBible Class 10AMRomans Bible Study

21feb7:00 pm8:00 pmLent Worship 7PMLent Worship

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


April Messenger

UNEXPECTED ANSWERS  When I arrived in Yorba Linda back in ’99, Pastor Nitz introduced me to Mr. Don Oswald. Don, a 48 year old man, was dying of cancer. Pastor Nitz baptized him a couple months before I came, during the time that he was serving as vacancy pastor. Don...

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March Messenger

                        From the perspective of the world, Christianity looks bankrupt; dying and going away. Studies show that as a percentage of the world’s population, Christianity is declining. Christians can’t agree on doctrine, and hypocrites are so often...

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February Messenger

                      LENT Lent is also known as the Season of the Passion. From Ash Wednesday (Feb 10 this year) until the day before Easter (March 27), we focus on Christ’s work on our behalf—his suffering and death to redeem us from sin and punishment. The theme...

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