The Sixth Sunday After Easter

also known traditionally as Exaudi (Hear/Listen) Sunday

May 29, 2022

In A World of Broken Promises

God always keeps ALL His promises!


            There is an old story of a father who took his young son out and stood him on the railing of the back porch. He then went down, stood on the lawn, and encouraged the little fellow to jump into his arms. “I promise I’ll catch you,” the father said confidently. After a lot of coaxing, the little boy finally made the leap. When he did, the father stepped back and let the child fall to the ground. He then picked his son up, dusted him off, and dried his tears.    “Let that be a lesson,” he said sternly. “Don’t ever trust anyone.”

            Breaking promises and seeing promises that have been made to us get broken is a sad fact of life for us as sinners living in a sinful world.  Sometimes we even carry that worldly reality over into our relationship with our Heavenly Father, wrongly assuming that just as humans break their promises, so the Almighty God might not always keep all of His promises to us……But that assumption is and always will be false.

            In our service this morning, we’ll be reminded (and encouraged) on the basis of many portions of Scripture that whatever our God promises….that He always will do for us.    God’s promises NEVER fail…..not a single one!  That is the point Joshua made to Israel in our Old Testament Lesson for today.  As just one proof of God’s faithfulness, Joshua cited the Lord’s promise to Abraham – now being fulfilled before their very eyes — to give his descendants the land of Canaan for their home.  In today’s Epistle Lesson Peter encourages a group of Christians to be patient and faithful in the face of persecution.   He reminds them that the Lord will deliver His church on earth from its adversaries and that the Last Day will come just as God has promised them…..but in His time, when everything in His plans have been fulfilled.     Next, in our Gospel Lesson Jesus is in the Upper Room on Maundy Thursday.  He promises that He will not leave His disciples alone, without guidance, but will send the Comforter/the Holy Spirit to enlighten and guide them in the work for Him that they have to do.   What Jesus promised, He fulfilled on the day of Pentecost.   Through this morning’s Children’s Lesson we’ll be reminded that, as He promised and sent His Son to be our Savior, so God will keep all His promises to provide for us now and forever, and so that He will give us everything that we truly need for our bodies and our souls.  Finally, our Sermon, which also gives us today’s worship theme, will reinforce the points already made in our Scripture lessons.   It is based on Hebrews 11:8-12, the account of Abraham’s faith, and how he displayed that faith by trusting in God to keep all His promises to Abraham.


This Day on the Church’s Calendar  

            With this morning’s service, we are also closing out what is  known as “The Easter Season.”  During the 7 Sundays of this portion of the Church Year, you and I have been able to give our attention to a number of resurrection-oriented Scripture readings.   The purpose has been to reassure us of the risen Christ’s providence, protection, receptiveness, and favor for us, His redeemed followers, so that we might be strengthened in our faith in Jesus as our Savior and Lord, and encouraged in our lives of faithful service and devotion to Him.  

            The Sixth, and Final, Sunday After Easter is also known by the ancient name Exaudi Sunday.  (“Exaudi” is the Latin word for “hear,” and is taken from verse 7 of our Psalm for day, Psalm 27).   Across nearly 15 centuries that particular Psalm has been regularly read by Christian congregations on the Sunday after the Lord’s Ascension in order to remind us that our Lord, in His love, does “hear” our prayers and continues to bless and support in all those persons He has called into faith to be His followers and heaven’s heirs.

            Today is also known as “The Sunday of Anticipation,” since we find ourselves between Ascension Day (this past Thursday) and Pentecost (next Sunday).    Just before He returned to His home in heaven, Jesus directed His disciples on Ascension Day to be His witnesses to an unbelieving world.   He also told them to wait in Jerusalem, anticipating the promised Holy Spirit which He would send upon them powerfully.  That Spirit would support them in the ministry of the Gospel which He was giving them to carry out….and which — nearly 20 centuries later — He has given to us, His disciples today.    In our Opening Reading, Acts 1:12-26, Luke gives us a summary account of what the disciples did in Jerusalem following Christ’s Ascension:   they waited patiently, anticipating the reception of the Holy Spirit which Christ had promised to them.  In addition to praising their Savior, they took up the responsibility to fulfill  another of Scripture’s prophecies/promises by selecting, with God’s guidance, Judas’ replacement — the new twelfth Apostle, whose name happened to be Matthias.



We Welcome You to Grace Lutheran Church


We welcome you this day in the name of our living Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.   May you find abiding peace and renewed strength for your faith and Christian life in His Word of truth today.


The chief purpose of our ministry, as our Lord enables us, is to serve all people with the precious Gospel of Jesus Christ, revealed to us in the verbally inspired, inerrant Scriptures.    To that end, it is our privilege and responsibility:



  • To proclaim the Law and Gospel keenly and clearly, in order to convict sinners of their sins, to lead them to repentance, to comfort penitent souls, and to build each other up in our faith in the one, true, Triune God through the Means of Grace (the Word and Sacraments of our Lord). ….



  • To equip believers, through that same Means of Grace, to grow in their Christian lives as faithful servants, stewards, and witnesses to others of the redeeming grace of our God in Christ Jesus.


Grace Lutheran Church is a fellowship of individuals and families who have found Jesus Christ to be the only safe and reliable answer to all of life’s problems and critical questions.   We are members of the WELS, that is, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.    


Wisconsin indicates the geographical beginnings of a group of Christians who, over a century and a half ago, because of their comprehensive commitment to all that God’s Word teaches, united themselves in a join public ministry which we in the WELS carry on, by God’s grace, to this day.   


Evangelical declares that we believe and proclaim the great, foundational principles of the Christian faith:   namely, that


we are saved by God’s free grace alone (His undeserved love), through faith alone  in Jesus Christ.   And that this truth is found in Scripture alone (that is, the 66 “canonical” books of the Bible).    


Lutheran affirms that we believe, teach, and confess all the doctrines of the historic Christian faith as taught by Jesus to His Apostles, now contained in the written Word of God.   Those truths, once all but lost to the Church because of the influences of false teachers, were – by God’s grace and blessing – restored to the Christian Church through the 16th century Lutheran Reformation led by Dr. Martin Luther.    We humbly remain today, the grateful heirs of that Lutheran Reformation, Apostolic legacy.  


And, finally, Synod states that we, as a congregation, have united in a shared ministry together with 1259 other like-minded WELS congregations across this country, as well as like-teaching Lutherans in 23 other nations.   We join them in working together for the purposes of growing in our Christian faith, serving our glorious Lord, and proclaiming His gracious salvation in Christ to the world.



An Invitation To You  If you have no church home of your own, and/or are looking for religious truth and spiritual certainty as a foundation for your life and to insure your eternal future, then we invite you to consider becoming a part of this Christian fellowship called Grace Lutheran Church.    For further information on becoming a member of our church family, please speak with our Pastor after today’s worship service, or at your convenience.    We thank you for the opportunity to serve you with God’s Word and to have you as a part of our worshiping family today.  We do hope that you will worship and study with us again soon, and often.    Please know that you will always be welcome at Grace Lutheran Church.   May God bless you, now and always… Jesus’ name.


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


Pre-Service Prayer

Lord Jesus, though but two or three    In Your dear name assembled be,

You will among them show Your face    And bless them with Your saving grace.

In Your dear name again we meet     And worship humbly at Your feet;

You will Your gracious Word fulfill     And cheer us with Your presence still.

Jesus, from Whom all blessings flow,     Your peace and comfort now bestow;

Abide with us till life is o’er      And keep us Yours forevermore.     Amen.




  • Pre service prayer Pre service music



The Service Introduction and Invitation to Worship


After which the Congregation will rise for


The Invocation


P:         We make our beginning this morning, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.      Amen.



  • Our Opening Scripture Lesson Acts 1:13-26


13 When they entered the city, they went to the upstairs room where they were staying. Peter and John were there, also James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas the son of James. 14 All of them kept praying together with one mind, along with the women, with Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.


15 In those days, when the group there numbered about 120 people, Peter stood up among the brothers and said, 16 “Gentlemen, brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through the mouth of David about Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus. 17 Judas was counted as one of us and was given a share in this ministry.


18 “Now this man acquired a field with what he was paid for his wicked act. When he fell headfirst, his middle burst open, and all his intestines spilled out. 19 This became known to all the residents of Jerusalem, and so in their own language that field was called Akeldema, which means Field of Blood. 20 Indeed, it is written in the book of Psalms:   May his residence be deserted.   Let there be no one dwelling in it.  And,  let someone else take his position.


21 “Therefore it is necessary that one of the men who accompanied us during the entire time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22 beginning from his baptism by John until the day Jesus was taken up from us, become a witness with us of his resurrection.”    23 They proposed two: Joseph called Barsabbas (who was also called Justus) and Matthias. 24 Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen 25 to take the place in this apostolic ministry from which Judas turned away to go to his own place.”   26 Then they assigned lots for them, and the lot fell to Matthias. So he was counted with the eleven apostles.


After which the Congregation will be seated for


  • The Opening Hymn Hymn 143 
  • “He’s Risen, He’s Risen, Christ Jesus the Lord”


1 He’s risen, He’s risen, Christ Jesus, the Lord;

He opened Death’s prison, the Incarnate Word.

Break forth, hosts of heaven, in jubilant song,

And, earth, sea, and mountain, the praises prolong.


2 The Foe was triumphant when on Calvary

The Lord of creation was nailed to the tree.

In Satan’s domain did the hosts shout and jeer,

For Jesus was slain, whom the evil ones fear.


3 But short was their triumph, the Savior arose,

And Death, hell, and Satan He vanquished, His foes;

The conquering Lord lifts His banner on high.

He lives, yes, He lives, and will nevermore die.


4 Oh, where is your sting, Death? We fear you no more;

Christ rose, and now open is fair Eden’s door,

For all our transgressions His blood does atone;

Redeemed and forgiven, we now are His own.


5 Then sing your hosannas and raise your glad voice;

Proclaim the blest tidings that all may rejoice.

Laud, honor, and praise to the Lamb that was slain,

Who now sits in glory and ever shall reign.    Amen



After which the Congregation will rise for


The Salutation


P:         The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you

C:         And also with you.


The Confession of Sins


Pastor    God, our Heavenly Father, invites us to come into His presence and to worship Him with humble and penitent hearts.  Therefore, let us acknowledge our sinfulness and ask Him to forgive us.


Congregation      Holy and merciful Father, +   I confess that I am by nature sinful   +   and that I have disobeyed You in my thoughts, words, and actions;    +    I have done what is evil    +   and failed to do what is good.   +    For this I deserve Your punishment,   +    both now and in eternity.     +     But I am truly sorry for my sins,     +   and trusting in my Savior,  Jesus Christ, +   I pray:    +  God have mercy on me, a sinner.


Pastor      God our heavenly Father, has been merciful to us and has given His only Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.   Therefore, as a called servant of God and by His authority, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  


Congregation   Amen.



(Sung)      O Lord, our Lord, How glorious is Your name in all the earth.

Almighty God, merciful Father, Your crown our life with Your love.

You take away our sin;    You comfort our spirit;

You make us pure and holy in Your sight.

You did not spare Your only Son, but gave Him up for us all.

O Lord, our Lord, How glorious is Your name in all the earth.

O Son of God, eternal Word of the Father,

You came to live with us;   You made Your Father known;

You washed us from our sins in Your own blood.

You are the King of glory;   You are the Lord!

O Lord, our Lord, How glorious is Your name in all the earth.



  • Our Psalm Reading for Today Psalm 27


P:         The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?   The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?


C:         When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh,   +    when my enemies and my foes attack me,     +   they will stumble and fall.


P:         Though an army besiege me,  my heart will not fear;    though war break out against me,  even then will I be confident.


C:         One thing I ask of the LORD, +   this is what I seek:   +   that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,   +   to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD    +   and to seek Him in His temple.


P:         For in the day of trouble He will keep me safe in His dwelling;    He will hide me in the shelter of His tabernacle and set me high upon a rock.


C:         Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me;    +    at His tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy;    +   I will sing and make music to the LORD.


P:         HEAR my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me.


C:         My heart says of You, “Seek His face!”   +  Your face, LORD, I will seek.


P:         Do not hide Your face from me, do not turn Your servant away in anger;   You have been my Helper.   Do not reject me or forsake me, O God my Savior.


C:         Though my father and mother forsake me,     +    the LORD will receive me.

P:         Teach me Your way, O LORD;    lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.


C:         Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,    +   for false witnesses rise up against me,  breathing out violence.  


P:         I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD  in the land of the living.


C:         Wait for the LORD;   +    be strong and take heart +  and wait for the LORD.



After which, the Congregation will be seated for



We Give Our Attention To God’s Word


  • The Old Testament Lesson Joshua 23:1-16


After many days, when the Lord had given Israel rest from all its enemies all around, when Joshua had grown old and advanced in years, 2 Joshua summoned all Israel—its elders, its heads, its judges, and its officers, and he said to them:


I have grown old and advanced in years. 3 You yourselves have seen everything that the Lord your God has done for you against all these nations. Yes, the Lord your God was fighting for you! 4 See now, I have allotted to your tribes an inheritance from these nations that remain unconquered, as well as from the nations that I have destroyed. It extends from the Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. 5 The Lord your God himself will push them away from you and drive them out of your presence, ?until they perish. He will send wild animals among them until he completely destroys them and their kings from your presence? and you will take possession of their land, just as the Lord your God promised you. 6 You must be very resolute in carrying out all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses by not turning from it to the right or to the left, 7 by not intermingling with these nations that remain with you. Do not ever call on or swear by the names of their gods. Never serve them and never bow down to them. 8 But hold fast to the Lord your God, just as you have been doing to this day.


9 The Lord has driven out great and powerful nations from among you. As for you, no one has stood up against you to this day. 10 One of you would put a thousand to flight because the Lord your God himself was fighting for you, just as he promised you. 11 Therefore, for your own sakes be very careful to love the Lord your God.


12 But if you do turn away and keep close company with the remnant of these nations that remain with you, and if you intermarry with them and intermingle with them and they with you, 13 then know for certain that the Lord your God will not continue to drive out these nations from among you, but they will become a trap and a snare for you, a whip for your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from your good land that the Lord your God has given you.


14 See now, I am about to go the way of all the earth, and you know with all your heart and with all your soul that not one promise out of all the good promises that the Lord your God promised you has failed. All of them have come true for you. Not one promise from him has failed.


15 But just as every good promise that the Lord your God promised to you has come true for you, likewise the Lord will cause every promise of disaster to come true for you until he has destroyed you from this good land that the Lord your God has given you. 16 If you transgress the covenant of the Lord your God that he commanded you, and you go and serve other gods, and you bow down to them, then the anger of the Lord will burn against you, and you will perish quickly from the good land that he has given you.




  • The Epistle Lesson 2 Peter 3:1-18


Dear friends, this is now the second letter that I have written to you. I wrote both of them to stir up your sincere mind with a reminder 2 for you to remember the words spoken earlier by the holy prophets and the command of the Lord and Savior through your apostles.

3 First, know this: In the last days scoffers will come with their mocking, following their own lusts. 4 They will say, “Where is this promised coming of his? For from the time that our fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they have from the beginning of the creation.” 5 You see, what they are intentionally forgetting is that the heavens came into existence long ago by the word of God and that the earth came together out of the water and between the waters.  6 Through these waters the former world perished, when it was flooded with water. 7 And now, by that same word, the heavens and earth have been stored up for fire, since they are being kept until the day of judgment and the destruction of the ungodly. 8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: For the Lord, one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like one day. 9 The Lord is not slow to do what he promised, as some consider slowness. Instead, he is patient for your sakes,  not wanting anyone to perish, but all to come to repentance.


10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief.   On that day the heavens will pass away with a roar, the elements will be dissolved as they burn with great heat, and the earth and what was done on it will be burned up.  11 Therefore, since all these things will be destroyed, what kind of people ought you to be, living in holiness and godliness, 12 as you look forward to and hasten the coming of the day of God? That day will cause the heavens to be set on fire and destroyed, and the elements to melt as they burn with great heat. 13 But according to his promise we look forward to new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.


14 Therefore, dear friends, as you look forward to these things, make every effort to be found in peace, spotless and blameless in his sight. 15 Regard the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as also our dear brother Paul wrote to you, according to the wisdom that was given to him. 16 He spoke about these things the same way in all of his letters. There are some matters that are hard to understand in his letters, which the ignorant and unstable distort, as they also do with the other Scriptures, to their own destruction.


17 Therefore, dear friends, since you already know these things, be on your guard so that you do not fall from your own firm position by being led astray through the error of the wicked. 18 Instead grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory, both now and forever. Amen.



                              After which the Congregation will  rise out of respect for the words of Christ



  • The Gospel Lesson John 14:15-31


15 “If you love me, hold on to my commands. 16 I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. 17 He is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it does not see him or know him. You know him because he stays with you and will be in you.


18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you. 19 In a little while the world will see me no longer, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21 The one who has my commands and holds on to them is the one who loves me. And the one who loves me will be loved by my Father. I too will love him and show myself to him.”


22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, what has happened that you are going to show yourself to us and not to the world?”


23 Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will hold on to my word. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. 24 The one who does not love me does not hold on to my words. The word that you are hearing is not mine, but it is from the Father who sent me.


25 “I have told you these things while staying with you. 26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I told you.


27 “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, and do not let it be afraid. 28 You heard me tell you, ‘I am going away and I am coming to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.


29 “I have told you now before it happens so that, when it does happen, you may believe. 30 I will not speak with you much longer, because the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me. 31 But I want the world to know that I love the Father and that I am doing exactly what the Father has instructed me.



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 on 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.



After which the Congregation will be seated for


  • The Children’s Lesson Romans 8:32


32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?


Since God Kept His Promise In Sending Jesus To Save Us,  He Will Also Keep His Promise To Us And Always Give Us Everything We Need



  • The Sermon Hymn Hymn 446 “I Am Trusting You, Lord Jesus”


1 I am trusting you, Lord Jesus,   Trusting only you,

Trusting you for full salvation,   Free and true.


2 I am trusting you for pardon;   At your feet I bow,

For your grace and tender mercy   Trusting now.


3 I am trusting you for cleansing   In the crimson flood,

Trusting you who made me holy   By your blood.


4 I am trusting you to guide me;   You alone shall lead,

Ev’ry day and hour supplying   All my need.


5 I am trusting you for power;   You can never fail.

Words which you yourself shall give me  Must prevail.


6 I am trusting you, Lord Jesus;   Never let me fall.

I am trusting you forever   And for all.    Amen.



after which, the Congregation will REMAIN SEATED


The Greeting


Grace and peace be yours in abundance, through the knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ, our Lord.  May the God of peace fill you with all joy in believing!   Amen.



  • Sermon Text Hebrews 11:8-12


8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go to a place that he was going to receive as an inheritance, and he left without knowing where he was going.


9 By faith he lived as a stranger in the Promised Land, as if it did not belong to him, dwelling in tents along with Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.


11 By faith Abraham also received the ability to conceive children, even though Sarah herself was barren and he was past the normal age, because he considered him faithful who made the promise. 12 And so from one man, and he as good as dead, descendants were born as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand along the seashore.



The Lord Always Keeps All His Promises!



After the sermon the Congregation will REMAIN SEATED as


We Offer Our Gifts to the Lord


Our Offerings of Love to our Lord

Offerings will be received this morning through offering plates passed among those who have gathered here for worship.

   However, for those viewing this service online,  we offer you the following suggestions for providing God with Your thank-offerings through our ministry:     

1) You can mail a check (no cash) to the church address  (415 N. 6th Place, Lowell, AR 72745)

2) You can donate on our website:


the Congregation will please rise as the offerings are brought to the altar

We Offer Our Prayers to the Lord


Today’s Prayers

Included in our Prayers today:   Intercessory Prayers for:

Dan Beck, who is contending with pancreatic cancer;  also for

Norman Steinhoff (a friend of Tom Otto).  Norman has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer;   in addition we pray for

Donna Feidler, the sister of Vic Walker. Donna is in a Texas ICU as the victim of a house fire; plus for

Debbie Terrian, who is recovering from back surgery; and also

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for:

Debbie and Chuck Huebner, whose anniversary is June 2nd; and

Debby and Robert Pulley, whose anniversary is June 3rd.


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.



Now Dismiss Us, Lord


The Closing                  Brothers and sisters, now go in peace.   Live in harmony with one another

Blessing                       And Serve the Lord in gladness.


            The LORD bless you and keep you,

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

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

The Closing Hymn                                                                                                “Teach me, O Lord, the Way”

                                                                                                (To the melody of “Crown Him With Many Crowns”)

  • Teach me, O Lord, the way;                            Train me, O Lord, I pray:
  • Impart Your truth divine.                        In knowledge and in skill
  • Help me to understand Your Word            Instruct me daily through Your Word
  • And make its teachings mine.                 To do Your holy will.
  • My heart and soul I yield,             Give me a life of love,
  • My strength and mind I give.                     Of living sacrifice,
  • All that I am and hope to be                          And by Your Spirit, let me say:
  • I find in Christ to live.                                   “For me, to live is Christ.”   
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  • Last Week at Grace    Attendance: 52       Online: 54       Sunday School: 4       Sunday Bible Class: 28    Online: 15
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  • This Coming Week at Grace Lutheran Church
  • Today Worship Service, 9:30 a.m                    Fellowship Period 10:40
  • Bible Class and Sunday School, 11:05 a.m.        Confirmation Class, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday Morning Bible Study, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Saturday          Outreach Calling/Visitation, meet at church at 10:00 a.m.

Sunday            Morning Worship, with the Lord’s Supper 9:30 a.m.                            Fellowship, 10:40 a.m.  

                        Bible Class/Sunday School, 11:05 a.m.                         Confirmation Class, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.


Serving Us NEXT SUNDAY (6-05)      Elders — Vic Walker, John Johnson    Altar Guild – Tina Wambold, Harriet Johnson

Ushers – Chris Roberts, Fred Cusanelli       Fellowship: ????


  • Birthday and Anniversaries This Week June 01 – John Wambold

June 02 – Debbie & Chuck Huebner;      June 03 – Robert and Debby Pulley               June 04 – Ralph Terrian


Help Wanted……   Starting next Sunday (June 5) and going through June, July and August,  so far we have only one volunteer who is willing to be responsible for service during our Sunday morning fellowship time (after worship, down in the gym).   There’s a sign up poster on the bulletin board in the gym.   Won’t you please consider volunteering during the summer?



The Lastest Edition of Meditations Is Available for each individual and family.   This is our church body’s daily devotional booklet.   It can serve you very well in your personal devotions.   This edition of Meditations has devotions beginning today, May 29th, and going through August.   Please take home your copy today and put it to good use.