The 18th Sunday of after Trinity

 the 20th Sunday of the

Pentecost Season


Man of Mystery;

 Type of Christ



He is one of the Bible’s most mysterious figures.  But our service and sermon today are based on him and his connection to Christ.

           That’s because Melchizedek is an important individual in Scripture.   His biography is relatively short.   He appears suddenly in three verses of Genesis 14 (our Old Testament Lesson) when he visits Abram after his victory against a coalition of kings.   Just as suddenly he also leaves the story of God’s plan for mankind’s salvation as it begins to unfold in Genesis.   The next time we find him mentioned in a Messianic prophecy expressed in today’s Psalm Reading, Psalm 110.   The only other time his name is mentioned in the Bible is in Hebrews 5-7’s discussion of the doctrine of salvation (Hebrews 7 is our Epistle Lesson).  There we learn that Melchizedek “prefigured” (pointed ahead to) Christ, serving as an Old Testament “type” (or example) of our Savior in connection with His “office”/role as our Great High Priest.  (Jesus’ other two “offices” are those of Prophet and King.)

           While the name Melchizedek means “King of Righteousness” (or “King of justice”), only Jesus Christ has embodied true righteousness/holiness.   He served as humanity’s perfect representative/

substitute under God’s law (Galatians 4:4,5).   Because He was without sin, he was able to live a righteous life on our behalf.   As a result, Jesus was able to transfer His righteousness to us.   In other words, in spite of our inherent and active sinfulness, God the Father now regards us as sinless for the sake of His Son Who became our righteousness for us (Isaiah 32:17 and II Corinthians 5:21…..Today’s Children’s Lesson).   And, because of Christ’s righteousness has been conveyed to us, we can enter heaven one day as souls who are considered perfect for Jesus’ sake.

           Besides being a king (he’s also referred to as the King of Salem [the Hebrew word is “shalom,” meaning “peace;”    “Salem” additionally might be a reference to the city of Jerusalem], the real Melchizedek served the LORD and His people as a priest.   However, he was a unique priest who was significantly different from the Old Testament individuals who served in the priesthood that existed under God’s covenant Law with Israel.   Those priests had to be descended from the tribe of Levi and the clan of Aaron.   But in Melchizedek’s case, Levi and Aaron hadn’t been born and wouldn’t be for many years!    Since Jesus descended from the tribe of Judah, He too was a unique (non-Levite) priest like Melchizedek.   What’s more, Scripture doesn’t tell us who Melchizedek’s parents were, or when he was born or died.   He simply appeared on the Bible’s pages and then, just as quickly, he disappeared.    Still, he was important enough a person that when he encountered Abram, that great patriarch humbly submitted himself to Melchizedek as his superior!  

           Back to the point of today’s service, given the relative silence of Scripture regarding Melchizedek, we’re grateful for the inspired words of Hebrews 5-7, which enable us to see him as an Old Testament “type” of Christ both in his kingly and priestly roles.   Of course, Melchizedek was a sinner, while Christ was and remains without sin.   Because of His holiness, in Christ we have the perfect High Priest.   His holiness enabled Jesus as our High Priest to offer Himself as the prefect sacrifice for our sins in order to reconcile fallen mankind (Isaiah 59:2) to God again.   By laying down His life for us as the perfect Lamb of God, Jesus completely paid the debt to God that our sins had caused (and which had us headed to hell….).   Now, through faith in Jesus, we can declare confidently that we will one day live in heaven forever, for our Savior’s sake.  

           In today’s Gospel Lesson (John 17) Jesus is in the Upper Room on Maundy Thursday, acting in His role as our Priest.   He does so by offering a prayer for Himself (that He might glorify His Father by completing His redemptive work the next day) and in praying for us, who would believe in Him, that we might remain faithful to Him so that one day we can experience His glory and the glory of heaven through faith in Him.

           Another aspect of Melchizedek’s greatness (that points ahead to the greater greatness of Christ) is seen in the tithe offering (tenth) that Abram gave to him, after which Melchizedek blessed the patriarch.    Of course, our Savior – as the eternal, holy God being infinitely greater than Melchizedek in every way – deserves and rightfully requires our grateful, faithful, generous offerings as well.    (How do your offerings to the LORD compare with what Abram presented to Melchizedek?)

           Jesus’ righteous priesthood and kingship are non-transferrable.   In other words, they cannot be delegated to anyone or anything else.    Either Jesus is our Certainty for God’s forgiveness and entry into eternal life, or we are lost forever.     Thank God, then, that the Holy Spirit has convinced us that Jesus, our Melchizedek, is our only Way to heaven!     May each of us believe that faithfully….and consistently present that truth to everyone else, so that others might also trust in Jesus alone for their salvation…..just as we have been enabled to do.

           I’d like to offer a few closing remarks on the subject of Melchizedek.  Jewish scholars have traditionally identified Shem (Noah’s son) as Melchizedek.   Why did they think that?   Because “Great Abram” gladly humbled himself before an obviously greater Melchizedek.   If, indeed, Melchizedek was also Shem, he would have been Abram’s physical ancestor and deserving of such a display of respect.    Of course, this is simply conjecture and without Biblical support.   

           So…..what’s the point for you and me when it comes to the story of Melchizedek?   As the inspired writer of Hebrews indicates, it’s simply that Christ’s redemptive ministry is well-illustrated by Melchizedek’s ministry to Abram and the patriarch’s faithful response to Melchizedek.   As Abram bowed in reverent humility and gratitude to God before Melchizedek, even so we also bow before Jesus Christ as our divine King and Victor over Satan, sin and death for us, as well as our perfect Priest, Who sacrificed Himself once and for all to forever secure God’s forgiveness and eternal salvation in heaven for us who believe in Him.



Pre-Service Prayer

In the name of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.     I thank You my Heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your Son, for keeping me through the night from all harm and danger.  Keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You.  Into Your hands I commit my body and soul and all things.  Let Your holy angel be with me, that the Devil may have no power over me.   Amen.



The portions of God’s Word used in this worship flyer have been taken from The Holy Bible, Evangelical Heritage Version    Copyright 2019,  

The Wartburg Project, Inc.   All rights reserved.   Used with permission

Music and lyrics, as needed, are used with permission via #A712831



Prayer upon entering the sanctuary                                                                                                                  

Pre-service Music                                                                                                                                              


We Praise Our God


The Introduction and Invitation to Worship


at the Pastor’s invitation the Congregation shall rise


The Invocation


           Pastor –          We begin this service in the name of the Father, and of the Son,

                                   and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.



The Psalm for Today                                                                                                                        Psalm 110

P:        The decree of the Lord to my Lord: 

C:       “Sit at My right hand until I make your enemies a footstool under your feet.”

P:        The Lord will stretch out Your strong scepter from Zion.   Rule in the midst of Your enemies.

C:       Your people will be willing on the day of Your power. +  In majesty of holiness, from the womb of the dawn, +   the dew of Your youth will be Yours.


P:        The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind:

C:       “You are a priest forever, in the manner of Melchizedek.”


P:        The Lord is at Your right hand. 

C:       He will crush kings on the day of His wrath.

P:        He will judge the nations. +  He will fill valleys with corpses. +  He will crush heads over the wide world.

C:       He will drink from a stream beside the way;   +  therefore, He will lift up His head.

The Opening Hymn                                                                                       “The Morning Sun Is Dawning”

                                                                                                                     To the tune “Webb”  ……..(CW 474).

vv 1 & 3 adapted from Johannes Nuhlmann’s

“Dank Sei Gott in der Hohe”;     vv 2 & 4 by cwh


The morning sun is dawning,    And I thank God once more

Beneath Whose care awaking    I find the night is o’er:

I thank Him that He’s called me     To be His child and heir;

I know, whatever happens    I’m safely in His care.


O Lord of all creation,    Watch over me this day;

In all I do be near me,     For others too I pray –

To You I do commend them:

Our church, our youth, our land;

Direct them and defend them,    When dangers are at hand.


You are the Vine, O Savior,    May we, Your branches be,

Connected to You firmly,     And for eternity.

Your Spirit place within us,     And let His gifts of grace

Empower us to serve You – throughout our earthly race.


So grant us, Lord, Your blessing

 That we may do Your will,

No more Your ways transgressing,     Our calling to fulfill;

To go and tell the Good News:    Christ died for all, that we –

through faith in Him, forgiven —  Have heaven eternally.     Amen.


after which the Congregation will rise


We Make Confession Of Our Sins To God


     Pastor        “O LORD, open my lips.”


           Congregation –   And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.



     Pastor        “Hasten, O God, to deliver me.”


           Congregation Make haste to help me, O Lord.



     Pastor        “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit.”


           CongregationA broken and a contrite heart, O God

                                   You will not despise.


Glory be to the Father and to the Son

And to the Holy Ghost.

As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be.

World without end.  Amen.



Pastor –          “I now ask you before God, who searches your heart, do you confess that you have sinned against God  and deserve His wrath and punishment?  Then declare so by saying, “I do confess.”


Congregation –     “I do confess.”


Pastor –          “Truly you should confess, for the Holy Scriptures say, “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive  ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

                      Second, do you, with all your heart, repent of all your sins, committed in thought, word, and   deed?  Then declare so by saying, “I do repent.”

     Congregation –      “I do repent.”


Pastor –          “Truly, you should repent, as other penitent sinners have done:  King David, who prayed for a contrite  heart;  Peter, who wept bitterly;  the sinful woman, the prodigal son, and others.

Third, do you sincerely believe that God, by grace, for Jesus’ sake, will forgive you all your sins?  Then declare so by saying, “I do believe.”


Congregation –     “I do believe.”


Pastor –          “Truly you should so believe, for the Holy Scriptures say, “God so loved the world that He gave His  one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Fourth, do you promise that with the help of the Holy Ghost, you will, from this time forward, reform your sinful life?  Then declare it by saying, “I do promise.”


Congregation –      “I do promise.”


Pastor –          “Truly, you should so promise, for Christ, the Lord says:  “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”     

Finally, do you believe that through me, a called servant of God, you will receive from God the  forgiveness of all your sins?   Then declare it by saying, “I do believe.


Congregation –      “I do believe.”


Pastor –          “Upon this, your confession, I, because of my office as a called and ordained servant of God’s Word, announce the  grace of God to all of you.  And, in the place, and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ,  I  forgive you all your sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Peace  be with you.  Amen.”


We Hear God’s Word


The Old Testament Lesson                                                                                                            Genesis 14


14 In those days Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Kedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of Goyim[a] 2 made war against Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar). 3 All these joined together in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea[b]). 4 For twelve years they served Kedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled. 5 In the fourteenth year Kedorlaomer and the kings who were with him came and struck the Rephaites in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzites in Ham, the Emites in Shaveh Kiriathaim, 6 and the Horites in their Mount Seir, all the way to El Paran, which is by the wilderness. 7 They returned and came to En Mishpat (that is, Kadesh) and struck all the territory of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites who lived in Hazazon Tamar. 8 The king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) went out and lined up for battle in the Valley of Siddim 9 against Kedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goyim, Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar—four kings against five. 10 Now the Valley of Siddim was full of tar pits. When the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, they fell there. [c]Those who survived fled to the hills. 11 The raiders took all the possessions of Sodom and Gomorrah and all their food, and then they went on their way. 12 Because he had been living in Sodom, they took also Lot, the son of Abram’s brother, and his possessions and went on their way.

     13 One person escaped and came and told Abram the Hebrew, who was living by the oaks that belonged to Mamre the Amorite, the brother of Eshcol and Aner. They were allies of Abram. 14 When Abram heard that his relative was taken captive, he led out all his trained men who were born in his house, three hundred eighteen of them, and pursued them as far as Dan. 15 During the night he divided his servants into groups to attack them. He struck them and pursued them to Hobah, north of Damascus. 16 He brought back all the possessions. He also brought back his relative Lot, and his possessions, and the women also, and the rest of the people.

     17 After Abram’s return from the defeat of Kedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). 18 Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was a priest of God Most High. 19 He blessed Abram and said, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth, 20 and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand.”    Abram gave him a tenth of everything.


After which, out of respect for Jesus’ words, the Congregation will rise for



The Epistle Lesson                                                                                                                           Hebrews 7


This Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, is the one who met Abraham as he was returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, 2 and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything.  First, Melchizedek means “king of righteousness,” and then “king of Salem,” which is “king of peace.” 3 He is without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, and resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.

     4 Consider how great this man was. Even Abraham, the patriarch, gave him a tenth from the best of the spoils. 5 According to the law, those sons of Levi who received the priesthood have a command to collect a tenth from the people, that is, from their brother Israelites, even though they also came from Abraham’s body. 6 But here the one who was not descended from them collected a tenth from Abraham and blessed the one who had the promises. 7 And without any question, it is the lesser who is blessed by the greater.

     8 In the one case, those who are mortal collect the tenth; in the other case, the one who collects has testimony in Scripture that he lives. 9 And, through Abraham, even Levi, who collects the tenth, has paid a tenth, so to speak, 10 because he was still in the body of his forefather when Melchizedek met Abraham.

     11 So if everything could have been brought to its goal through the Levitical priesthood (for the people received the law on the basis of that priesthood), what further need was there for another priest to arise who was like Melchizedek, yet not said to be like Aaron? 12 For when the priesthood is changed, by necessity a change in the law also happens. 13 Yet these things are said about the one who belonged to another tribe, from which no one had served at the altar. 14 It is certainly clear that our Lord is descended from Judah. Moses said nothing about priests in connection with that tribe.

     15 And this becomes even clearer if another priest arises like Melchizedek, 16 who became a priest, not on the basis of a legal requirement about physical descent, but on the basis of the power of an endless life. 17 For it has been testified in Scripture about him:  You are a priest forever, like Melchizedek.

     18 To be sure, the former requirement is annulled, because it was weak and useless— 19 for the law did not bring anything to its goal—but now a better hope is introduced, by which we approach God.

     20 And something like this did not happen without an oath. Indeed, others who became priests did so without an oath, 21 but this one became a priest with an oath, through the one who said to him:   The Lord has sworn an oath and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever.”   22 In this way, Jesus has become the guarantor of a better covenant.

     23 There were many who became priests because death prevented any of them from continuing to remain in office. 24 But because this one endures forever, he has a permanent priesthood. 25 So for this reason he is able to save forever those who come to God through him, because he always lives to plead on their behalf.

     26 This is certainly the kind of high priest we needed: one who is holy, innocent, pure, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. 27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices on a daily basis, first for his own sins and then for the sins of the people. In fact, he sacrificed for sins once and for all when he offered himself. 28 For the law appoints as high priests men who have weaknesses. But the word of the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been brought to his goal forever.



The Gospel Lesson                                                                                                               John 17:1-5; 20-26


After Jesus had spoken these things, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son so that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you gave him authority over all flesh, so that he may give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 This is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent. 4 I have glorified you on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. 5 Now, Father, glorify me at your own side with the glory I had at your side before the world existed.

     …….20 “I am praying not only for them, but also for those who believe in me through their message. 21 May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. May they also be one in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me. 22 I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one: 23 I in them, and you in me. May they become completely one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.

     24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am so that they may see my glory—the glory you gave me because you loved me before the world’s foundation. 25 Righteous Father, the world did not know you, but I knew you, and these men knew that you sent me. 26 I made your name known to them and will continue to make it known, so that the love you have for me may be in them and that I may be in them.”



The Apostles’ Creed


I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.   And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord;  Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost;  Born of the virgin Mary;  Suffered under Pontius Pilate;  Was crucified, dead, and buried;  He descended into hell;  The third day He rose again from the dead;  He ascended into heaven;  And sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.   I believe in the Holy Ghost;  The Holy Christian Church, the Communion of Saints;  The forgiveness of sins;  The resurrection of the body;  And the life everlasting.  Amen.



Following which the Congregation may be seated for


The Children’s Lesson                                                                                                         2 Corinthians 5:21

God made him, who did not know sin, to become sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.


Jesus’ Righteousness Is My Righteousness

Sermon Hymn                                                                   Hymn 376  “Jesus Your Blood and Righteousness”



The Greeting


Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge

of God, and of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.


The Sermon                                                                                                            Today’s Scripture Lessons


 Melchizedek:  A Messianic Mystery


afterward, the Congregation will remain seated  for the post-sermon blessing



Pastor      To Him Who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy — to the only God our Savior, be glory, majesty, power, and authority now and forever.  Amen.


We Offer Our Gifts to the Lord


We offer you the following suggestions for providing God with Your thank-offerings through our ministry:

1) Those in the chapel can  place their offerings in the offering plates

2) You can send a check (no cash) in the mail to Grace Lutheran Church (415 N. 6th Place, Lowell, AR 72745)

3) Or, go online to our website ( and use the giving option there.


After which the Congregation will rise for

We Bring our Prayers Before Our Lord

In our prayers this morning we include:

A Prayer of Thanksgiving and Continuing Intercession for our sister, Bev Anderson, whom God called home to heaven this past Thursday;  and for our brother, Darrell Anderson, that he would be comforted by our Lord in his time of loss.

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for the following couples celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week:

Allen and Joyce Skogen (Today)    Micah and Rachel Galvan (Wednesday); and  Dan and Mary Beck (Saturday)


The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Who art in heaven;  Hallowed be Thy name;  Thy Kingdom come;  Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven;   Give us this day our daily bread;   And forgive us our trespasses,  as we forgive those who trespass against us;   And lead us not into temptation;   But deliver us from evil;  For Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever.  Amen.    


We Celebrate the Lord’s Supper


     Pastor –            The Lord be with you.


     Congregation       And also with you                          



     Pastor –           Lift up your hearts.


     Congregation        We lift them up to the Lord



     Pastor –           Let us give thanks unto the Lord, our God.


Congregation        It is right to give Him thanks and praise.


Consecration of the Elements                                                                                                                                                                            


     Pastor –           The peace of the Lord be with you always.


     Congregation     Amen.


The Exhortation Regarding the Lord’s Supper



                                                                                 (Please read the following if you have not spoken with

                                                                                           our Pastor about taking communion.  Thank you.)



     We ask that only “Confirmed, Communicant” members of this congregation, or of one of our Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod congregations come forward to receive the Lord’s Supper at this time.            

     We believe, according to Scripture, that only those who are “one,” that is, in complete doctrinal agreement, united in a common public confession of faith, are to commune together at the same altar (see I Corinthians 10:17 and I Corinthians 1:10).

     To be “in communion” means to share and to hold in common.   By eating and drinking at our Lord’s Table, we are not only sharing in, with, and under the bread and wine, Jesus’ very body and blood…we are also publicly declaring that we hold in common a specific confession of faith.  In other words, as a result of having comprehensively studied the Scriptures together all of our communicants have agreed to accept and proclaim the same Biblical doctrines and practices.

     Through membership in a particular church body (for us, that church body is the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod), each person makes a public statement that he/she is in full agreement with the teachings and practices of that body.  Because not every church body or Lutheran Synod teaches and practices the same things, we in the WELS want to be honest in our recognition of the doctrinal differences that, here on earth, separate us from other church bodies.   Please bear in mind that we are not, in any way, judging the legitimacy of your Christian faith.  Still, we ask that  if you have not (upon study of the Word with us) declared yourself to be in full doctrinal agreement with us, you would respectfully not join us in the Lord’s Supper this morning.  

     It is our prayer that our Scripture-based practice of “Close Communion” will encourage anyone among us today who is not presently in full fellowship with us to seriously examine the teachings and practices of his/her church in order to determine if those teachings and practices are really in full agreement with God’s Word. 


     And if you are guest among us today, we want you to know that it is our earnest desire that you might become familiar with the Biblical doctrines our congregation confesses, in order that you might one day join with us at the Lord’s altar in this public expression of full unity of doctrine and practice.  Until then, please know that we are most grateful for your participation as a fellow Christian in this worship service, and that we appreciate your understanding and respect of our Communion practice.



The Distribution Hymn                                                                              Hymn 312   verses 1-4;   verses 5-8

                                                                                                             “Lord Jesus Christ, You Have Prepared


Following the distribution, the Pastor will invite the Congregation ro rise as


We Leave With The Lord’s Blessing


The Closing Prayer                                                                                                                                           


The Benediction      


The LORD bless you and keep you.

The LORD make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you.

The LORD look upon you with favor upon, and grant you His peace.  Amen.


The Closing Hymn                                                                Hymn 323  “Almighty Father, Bless The Word”





Last Week At Grace:                                                                                                         Sunday in church: 78      Online views : 28

Sunday School:   6          Budget: $ 1446          Online: $90.71

Tuesday Bible Class: 11     Wednesday Bible Classes:   5 men;   4 women


This Week’s Birthdays and Anniversary     10/3   Allen & Joyce Skogen

10/04   Debbie Terrian;     10/05 Sadie Hahn;     10/05 Gabby Roe;

10/06   Micah & Rachel Galvan;     10/08 Tom Otto;

10/09 Mary & Dan Beck;       10/09 Laura Layton


Serving Us Next Sunday (10/10)                                                                 Elders:   John Johnson, Vic Walker

Fellowship:   Quinlans and Heinemanns

Ushers: Murray Mansch, Jim Taylor, Jim Winnat

Altar Guild:   Christine Quinlan, Linda Winnat

This Coming Week at Grace Lutheran Church

Today      Morning Worship with the Lord’s Supper, 9:30 a.m.

                 Fellowship, 10:45 a.m.      Bible Class/Sunday School, 11:05 a.m.

                 Youth Confirmation Class, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday  Morning Bible Class, 10:30 a.m.              Elders’ Meeting, 6 p.m.

Wednesday   Funeral Service for Bev Anderson, 1 p.m.

                 Evening Bible Classes, 6-7 p.m.

Saturday  Outreach Calling/Visitation, meet at church at 11 a.m.

Sunday    Choir Rehearsal, 8:40 a.m.

Pre-service Hymn singing, 9:25 a.m.       Worship, 9:30 a.m.  Fellowship, 10:40 a.m.      Bible Class/Sunday School: 11:05 a.m.


This Week’s Bible Classes ……..During our Bible Class this morning we’ll be studying I Corinthians 6 (“Lawsuits and Liberty”).   On Tuesday morning, from 10:30-11:30, we’ll study 2 Kings 10-11.   It covers the violence of Jehu’s reign in Israel, as well as the Athaliah usurping Judah’s throne.    If you can’t join us in person, watch our  class online at,  under “Grace Lutheran Church & Academy.”  

     This Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m., we’ll offer a Bible class for men, and one for women.   You can participate in person, online, or over-the-phone.  Our men are studying various Psalms (This week, Psalm 3), while our women are studying the Lord’s Prayer.


CHOIR HAS RESUMED…… and we need all the voices we can gather….including yours.   Many in our church family have sung in choirs before, whether here at Grace or elsewhere.   We could use your help, so won’t you please blend your voice with ours to glorify God here at Grace and edify others too.  Rehearsal will be from 8:40-9:10, and will be held afterward on the first and second Sundays of the month.  For more information, talk to Debbie Huebner.   Our next rehearsal will be this coming  Sunday, October 10th.


Wednesday Afternoon Funeral Service for Bev Anderson God in His grace called the soul of our sister, Bev Anderson, home to heaven this past Thursday evening.   We’ll conduct a funeral service Wednesday, Oct 6th, at 1 p.m.   A dinner will follow.