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The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
SERMON TEXT: Mark 6:7-13
Jesus called the Twelve and began to send them out two by two. He gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their money belts. They were to put on sandals but not to wear two coats. He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that area. Any place that will not receive you or listen to you, as you leave there, shake off the dust that is under your feet as a testimony against them.” They went out and preached that people should repent. They also drove out many demons. They anointed many sick people with oil and healed them.
FIRST LESSON: Amos 7:10-17
Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent a message to Jeroboam king of Israel: Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel. The land is not able to endure all of his words. This is what Amos says: “Jeroboam will die by the sword, and Israel will certainly go into exile away from its own soil.” Then Amaziah said to Amos, “You seer, get out of here! Flee to the land of Judah. You may eat food and prophesy there. But you must never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the sanctuary of the king and the national temple.” Then Amos responded to Amaziah: I was not a prophet, nor was I a son of a prophet. Rather, I was a sheep breeder and I took care of sycamore fig trees. But the LORD took me from tending flocks, and the LORD said to me, “Go, prophesy to my people Israel.” But now, hear the word of the LORD, you who are saying, “Do not prophesy against Israel” and “Do not preach against the house of Isaac.” This is what the LORD says: “Your wife will be a prostitute in the city, and your sons and your daughters will fall by the sword. Your land will be parceled out with a measuring line, and as for you, you will die upon unclean soil. And Israel will certainly go into exile far away from its own soil.”
SECOND LESSON: 1 Timothy 3:1-7
This saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to become an overseer, he desires a noble task. It is necessary, then, for the overseer to be above reproach, the husband of only one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not a violent man but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. It is necessary that he manage his own household well, with all dignity making sure that his children obey him. (If a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of God’s church?) He must not be a recent convert, or he might become conceited and fall into the same condemnation as the Devil. In addition, he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he may not fall into disgrace and the Devil’s trap.
VERSE OF THE DAY: Deuteronomy 30:14
The Word is Very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.
GOSPEL: Mark 6:7-13
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The Third Sunday after Pentecost
- Not Blood Relations
- Not the Enemies
- The Family of Faith
SERMON TEXT: Mark 3:20-35
They went into a house. A crowd gathered again so that they were not even able to eat a meal. When his own people heard this, they went out to take control of him, because they were saying, “He is out of his mind.” The experts in the law who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “He drives out demons by the ruler of demons.” Jesus called them together and spoke to them in parables. “How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand but is finished. On the other hand, no one can enter a strong man’s house to steal his possessions unless he ties up the strong man first. Then he can plunder his house. Amen I tell you: Everything will be forgiven people, their sins and whatever blasphemies they may speak. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin.” Jesus said this because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” Then his mother and his brothers arrived. While they were standing outside, they sent word to Jesus, calling for him. A crowd was sitting around him. They began to tell him, “Look, your mother and your brothers are outside looking for you.” He replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” He looked at those who sat around him in a circle and he said, “Look, my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”
FIRST LESSON: Genesis 3:8–15
They heard the voice of the LORD God, who was walking around in the garden during the cooler part of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. The LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” The man said, “I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, so I hid myself.” God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree from which I commanded you not to eat?” The man said, “The woman you gave to be with me—she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” The LORD God said to the woman, “What have you done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” The LORD God said to the serpent: Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all the livestock, and more than every wild animal. You shall crawl on your belly, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life. I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed. He will crush your head, and you will crush his heel.
SECOND LESSON: Revelation 20:1–6
Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven. He had the key to the abyss and a great chain in his hand. He seized the dragon, the ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, bound him for a thousand years, threw him into the abyss, locked it, and set a seal on it, so that he could no longer deceive the nations until the thousand years come to an end. After this he must be released for a short time. Then I saw thrones, and those who were sitting on them were given the authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshipped the beast and his image, and they did not receive his mark on their forehead and on their hand. They lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (The rest of the dead did not live until the thousand years came to an end.) This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who has a share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them. Instead they will be priests of God and of Christ. And they will reign with him for a thousand years.
VERSE OF THE DAY: 1 Corinthians 5:19
God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation
GOSPEL: Mark 3:20-35
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SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
- Jesus’ Teachings Prove it
- David’s Example Shows it
SERMON TEXT: 1 SAMUEL 21:1-6
David came to Ahimelek the priest at Nob. When he came to meet David, Ahimelek was trembling with fear, and he said to David, “Why are you alone? Why isn’t there anyone with you?” David said to Ahimelek the priest, “The king sent me on a mission and told me, ‘Don’t let anyone know anything about where I am sending you or about your orders.’ I have instructed the young men to wait for me at a certain place. So what do you have on hand? Please give me five loaves of bread, or whatever is available.” The priest answered David, “I do not have any ordinary bread, but there is holy bread—I can give it to you only if your young men have kept themselves away from women.” David answered the priest, “Yes indeed, women have been kept away from us just as they have been on previous occasions. Whenever I go out on a mission, the bodies of the young men are kept holy even if it is only an ordinary journey. How much more then shall their bodies be holy today?” So the priest gave him holy bread, because there was no bread there except for the Bread of the Presence which had been removed from the presence of the LORD and replaced with hot bread.
FIRST LESSON: 1 SAMUEL 21:1-6
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SECOND LESSON: COLOSSIANS 2:13–17
Even when you were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ by forgiving us all our trespasses. God erased the record of our debt brought against us by his legal demands. This record stood against us, but he took it away by nailing it to the cross. After disarming the rulers and authorities, he made a public display of them by triumphing over them in Christ. Therefore, do not let anyone judge you in regard to food or drink, or in regard to a festival or a New Moon or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were coming, but the body belongs to Christ.
VERSE OF THE DAY: PSALMS 119:105
. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
GOSPEL: MARK 2:23-28
Once on a Sabbath day, Jesus was passing through the grain fields, and his disciples began to pick heads of grain as they walked along. The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath day?” He replied to them, “Have you never read what David did when he was in need and hungry (he and his companions)? He entered the house of God in the time of Abiathar the high priest and ate the Bread of the Presence, which is not lawful for anyone to eat, except for the priests. He also gave some to his companions.” Then Jesus said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is the Lord even of the Sabbath.”
Welcome To Grace Lutheran Church
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
BROADWAY KNIGHTS will be presenting a show on May 21 with the touring cast of Hamilton.On May 20, they will be having their final rehearsal in the fellowship hall (minus theHamiltoncast members). If you would like to watch this final run-through of the songs, feel free to stop by around 2:00 pm. Remember it is a rehearsal so please don’t throw rotten fruit, shoes, or stones if it isn’t perfect. If you want to attend the full show on Monday, May 21, tickets start at $30. All proceeds go to breast cancer research. Contact Rob Krueger for more details: 657-295-5378.read more
COUPON SHARING: If you still receive a Sunday newspaper or receive other coupons and wouldn’t mind sharing, please bring your coupons to church. We will collect them in a plastic bin in the fellowship hall. If you can use any of the coupons feel free to take as many as you like.read more
Current news and events for Grace Lutheran Church for the week of May 6th.read more
Upcoming From The Grace Calendar
Messenger Of Grace
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
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...read more
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...read more