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Saturday Worship: 6:30 PM
Sunday Worship: 9:30 AM
Sunday School/Bible Study: 8:30 AM
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Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
- Not the one with status
- Not the one with strength
- But the one who serves
SERMON TEXT: Mark 9:30-37
They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know this, because he was teaching his disciples. He told them, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill him. But three days after he is killed, he will rise.” But they did not understand the statement and were afraid to ask him about it. They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they remained silent, because on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. Jesus sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he will be the last of all and the servant of all.” Then he took a little child and placed him in their midst. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me. And whoever welcomes me, welcomes not just me but also him who sent me.”
FIRST LESSON: Numbers 12:1-15
Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman he had married (for he had married a Cushite woman). They said, “Has the LORD really spoken only through Moses? Hasn’t he also spoken through us?” The LORD heard this. (Now the man Moses was very humble, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.) Right then the LORD spoke suddenly to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam, “You three come out to the Tent of Meeting!” The three of them came out. The LORD came down in a pillar of cloud and stood at the entrance to the tent. He called Aaron and Miriam, and they both came forward. He said, “Now listen to my words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, will make myself known to him in a vision. In a dream I will speak with him. Not so, however, with my servant Moses. He is faithful in my whole household. With him I speak face to face, clearly, and not in riddles. He sees the form of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?” The LORD’s anger burned against them, and he left. The cloud went up from above the tent, and immediately Miriam was leprous, as white as snow. Aaron turned to Miriam and saw that she was leprous. Aaron said to Moses, “My lord, please do not hold this sin against us. We have acted foolishly. We have sinned. Please do not let her be like a stillborn infant that comes out of its mother’s womb with its flesh half-eaten away.” Moses cried out to the LORD, “God, please heal her, please!” The LORD said to Moses, “If her father had merely spit in her face, would she not be disgraced for seven days? Have her confined outside of the camp for seven days, and after that she can be brought back in.” Miriam was confined outside of the camp for seven days, and the people did not set out until Miriam was brought back in.
SECOND LESSON: James 3:13-18
Who among you is wise and intelligent? Let him by his good way of living show that he does things in wise humility. But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not boast and lie, contrary to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but it is worldly, unspiritual, and demonic. In fact, where there is envy and selfish ambition, there will also be disorder and every bad practice. But the wisdom that comes from above is first pure, then also peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial, and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who practice peace.
VERSE OF THE DAY: 1 Corinthians 12:9a
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.
GOSPEL: Mark 9:30-37
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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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Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
- Everyone, Even Elijah, Could Become Discouraged
- The LORD is Always Present to Sustain You
- Doing the Work He Gives You Will Bless You
SERMON TEXT: 1 Kings 19:3-8
Elijah was afraid, and he ran for his life. He went to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and he left his servant there. But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. There he sat down under a broom tree, where he prayed that he would die. He said, “I’ve had enough, LORD. Take my life, for I am no better than my fathers.” Then he lay down and went to sleep under the broom tree. Suddenly an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” Then he looked around, and near his head there was a loaf of bread baking on coals and a jar of water, so he ate and drank, and then he lay down again. Then the angel of the LORD came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, because the journey is too much for you.” So he got up and ate and drank. Then, with the strength gained from that food he walked for forty days and forty nights to Horeb, the mountain of God.
FIRST LESSON: 1 Kings 19:3-8
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SECOND LESSON: Hebrews 5:11-6:3
We have much to say about this, and it is difficult to explain, because you have become too lazy to listen. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the beginning principles of God’s word all over again. You have become people who need milk, not solid food. For everyone who lives on milk is not acquainted with the word of righteousness, because he is still an infant. But solid food is for mature people, who have their senses trained by practice to distinguish between good and evil. :Therefore, leaving the beginning discussion of Christ, let us press on toward matters that require greater maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, of faith in God, of the teaching about baptisms, of the laying on of hands, of the resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And we will do this, if God permits
VERSE OF THE DAY: Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
GOSPEL: John 6:41-51
So the Jews started grumbling about him, because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” They asked, “Isn’t this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? So how can he say, ‘I have come down from heaven’?” Jesus answered them, “Stop grumbling among yourselves. No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the Last Day. It is written in the Prophets, ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me. I am not saying that anyone has seen the Father except the one who is from God. He is the one who has seen the Father. Amen, Amen, I tell you: The one who believes in me has eternal life. “I am the Bread of Life. Your fathers ate manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that anyone may eat it and not die. 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.”
The Grace Messenger
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…”
News & Announcements
HYMNALS AND SONGBOOKS AVAILABLE: We have received a number of hymnals and Let All the People Praise You from a congregation that has discontinued. If you would like to take some, let Pastor know.read more
ITEMS YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO CHURCH:
• Postage stamps and related collectibles—they are sold on eBay with proceeds going to Grace’s general fund
• Used ink and toner cartridges—Staples gives $2 credit per cartridge, with a maximum of 20 per month
• Christian books for the library—Books will be reviewed, and if approved, will be placed in the library. If not, they will be donated to other charities
• Coupons from the mail or newspaper—to be shared with the entire congregation
• Used eyeglasses—given to Dr. John Spaeth of All About Eyes Family Optometry, for distribution to needy
• CRV bottles and cans—turned in for CRV redemption for Grace general fund
• Pill bottles—used by Liz Ehlers for a charity
• Used cell phones, smart phones, and pagers—sent to be recycled, with money sent back to Grace for the general fund
• “Boxtops for Education”—sent to the Apache schools in Arizonaread more
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: VBS is on! August 13-17.read more
Messenger Of Grace
August 2017 ISRAEL'S ONLY SAVIOR Isaiah 43:1-3a But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be...read more
June & July 2017 Are you a “Theologian?” What is a theologian? Well, Theos is the Greek word for God and “Logia” is the Greek word for teaching, so a theologian is someone who teaches about God. There was once a Doctor of Theology at an Ivy League University. He was...read more
May 2017 ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS… Two disciples of Jesus were walking home on the evening of the third day after Jesus died on the cross. One of them was called Clopas; the other one is not named but may have been Luke. This account is found in Luke 24:13-35. As they...read more