WELCOME TO GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH:   We are glad that you are here to worship God with us today!  We pray that you will enjoy the wonderful fellowship as friends in Christ as God gathers us around His means of grace, the Word and Sacraments, to bless us with His treasured gifts of forgiveness, faith, abundant life and eternal salvation. If you are a guest, please also sign our Guest Book. Please talk to Pastor if you would like to learn more about becoming a member of Grace. Also, please join us for refreshments and fellowship after the Service. We invite you to come and worship with us often as God gathers us in His Grace. 

WELCOME TO THE LORD’S TABLE:  We invite and encourage all present who are baptized and faithful Christians, and who confess the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to be the only true God and who believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the World and is our only hope and salvation…to join us in receiving the very and true body and blood of Christ in this Sacrament.  The clear liquid cups in the center of the tray are non-alcoholic wine.

Children not yet confirmed in the faith are always welcome to join their parents at the Lord’s Table, but should keep their hands folded in front of them.  The Pastor will give them a blessing.

SERVING TODAY:  Acolyte:  Emily Howard; Lector:  JoAnn Broadbent:  Communion Assistants: Steve Bringle and Don Bly; Usher: Ed Morris; Altar Care: Laurie Cook; Refreshments: Laurie Cook.

SERVING NEXT SUNDAY:  Acolyte: Elizabeth Reynolds; Lector: Garnet Picking; Communion Assistants: Steve Bringle and Don Bly; Usher: Ed Morris; Altar Care: _________; Refreshments: _____________.

FLOWERS:  were placed on the altar to the glory of God to celebrate Madison Howard’s 18th birthday.

IN YOUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK:    Rita Kemp, Beth, Becky, Billy, Mary Payne, Skip Nicholas, Sue Ellen, Jim Prahst, Michael Willard, family of Jim and Gerrie Parker, Micah Westphalen, Joe Mercurio, Walt Lepperd Rachel Hoppe, Dennis Julson, Alga Odland, Sandra Chrisman, Vernon Julson, Beverly Walker, Ann Barber, Al and Kathleen Schubert, Mary Eschels, Max Broadbent, Peggy Mira, Bud Wrocklage, and those you are praying for at home.  If anyone has a special prayer request please submit it in writing in the collection plate; or you may call Pastor Gary Faith at (504-858-8872), or Kris Howard at (305-296-5161).

GIFTS, TITHES, & ATTENDANCE LAST SUNDAY: Sunday, January 14th received $3209.53 and the noise offering received $77.02 with an attendance of 81.  

TO HELP US GROW… The Bible reading for next Sunday’s service are Deuteronomy 18:15-20, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, and Mark 1:21-28.

PASTOR WILL BE SWAPPING HIS DAY OFF this week.  He will be available on Monday and off on Friday.

SIGN-UP SHEETS for the Get to Know Our Snow Birds Better Picnic and the training with Pastor Greg and Susan Finke are on the table in the Narthex/Lobby.  Please sign-up so we can prepare food and materials properly.  If attending both please sign both sheets. Thanks.

STEWARDSHIP LISTS:  On the bulletin board by the front door of the church you will find the Altar Care, Refreshments, and Flower sign-up sheets for 2018.  If you are able to help out with any of these please place your name in the spot on the date requested.

2018 ENVELOPES ARE IN THE NARTHAX and your yearly tax statements will be mailed next week.  Please pick up your envelopes when you have a chance.  Thank you all.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING more about what we believe and teach and/or are interested in becoming a member of Grace Please let Pastor know so that he can begin an Adult Information class.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU for helping your neighbor, listening to others, and being a blessing to the community and to GLCS.

THERE IS ADDITIONAL PARKING behind the school.  Enter that lot on 10th Street.

WE HAVE SET THE SCHEDULES for ushers, acolytes, lectors, and communion assistants for the next three months.  If you would like to serve in any of these positions, please let Pastor or Kris know.

THE GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH WEB PAGE AND FACE BOOK PAGE now

contains a vocal recording of last week’s sermon.  So, if you are not able to attend church on Sunday please go to our website where you will find a copy of the bulletin and a recording of Pastor Faith’s sermon. https://gracelutherankw.360unite.com/home.

SAVE THE DATE AND MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

JANUARY 27TH, 2018:  We plan on having the annual “Let’s Get to Know our Snowbird Friends Better” with Susan and Greg as our guests of honor.  Meat, beans, and beverages will be provided.  Bring a dessert or side if you like.

JANUARY 28TH, 2018:  Mark this day on your calendar.  Pastor Greg Finke and his wife Susan are scheduled to join us for worship and training on how to be a neighborhood missionary.  The Finke’s travel all over the country helping equip folks for everyday ministry.  Don’t miss this opportunity or you will wonder why everyone is more excited about Jesus missing.

SIGN-UP SHEETS FOR BOTH EVENTS ARE IN THE NARTHAX/LOBBY PLEASE SIGN UP SO WE CAN PREPARE FOOD AND MATERIALS PROPERLY.  IF ATTENDING BOTH EVENTS PLEASE SIGN-UP ON BOTH SHEETS.

FEBRUARY 9TH, 2018: “Touching the Neighborhood with Grace” We will be handing out free hotdogs to the community starting at 4:30 pm until we run out.  We hope that you all can join in at the parsonage weather permitting.

We had a big group of 15 ladies for lunch at the Key West Yacht Club on Tuesday.  We were suppose to lunch at the Turtle Kraals but the venue is outside and the weather was still cold and windy. It's one of our favorites and everyone enjoyed their lunch and lively conversation. Our next luncheon is planned for the Shor Restaurant at the Hyatt.  We usually have the place to ourselves with great service and views. Join us on Tuesday January 30th at 11:30. They have valet parking which is convenient and free if you eat at the restaurant.

MUSIC MINISTRY:  "Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!" Psalm 100:1. Whether you are here year-round or part-time, we invite you to participate in our music ministry.  Please speak with Beverly Walker or contact her at beverlywalker@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Jr. Choir (Grades 2-8): Rehearsal today from 10:10-10:25 by the piano.

Bell Choir: No rehearsal this Thursday. The next rehearsal will be Thursday, February 1 from 5:45 - 6:30 pm

Vocal Choir: No rehearsal this Thursday. The next rehearsal will be Thursday, February 1 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

MEN’S BIBLE FELLOWSHIP:  They meet the first and third Wednesday’s of each month at 12:30pm.  Their next meeting will be February 7th located at Chico’s on Stock Island.  All guys are welcome.

MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES meet on Thursdays at 4:15 pm in room 3.  Please come and see what the Lord has been up to in the lives of your brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

 

 

 

 

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