Current Announcements

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:  Jo Ann Broadbent:  Communion Assistants: Gene Schlundt and David Walker; Usher: Ed Morris; Altar Care: ___________; Refreshments: Pastor and Pattie.

SERVING NEXT SUNDAY:  Acolyte: Eli Morris; Lector: Garnet Picking; Communion Assistants: Gene Schlundt and David Walker; Usher: Ed Morris;

Altar Care: Pastor and Pattie; Refreshments:  Morris Family.

FLOWERS:  were placed on the altar to the glory of God.

IN YOUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK:  Traci (Culiver) Sanders and her family, Schubert family, Gail Valdez, family of Anna Shuler, Sally Cavanaugh, Larry Cavanaugh, Angie Rose, Alhadeff family, Lyla May, Madison Howard, Westin Family, Cressie, Todd Brabandt, Rita Kemp, Beth, Becky, Billy, Mary Payne, Brittany Howard, Skip Nicholas, Jim Prahst, Michael Willard, Micah Westphalen, Joe Mercurio, Walt Lepperd Rachel Hoppe, Dennis Julson, Alga Odland, Sandra Chrisman, Vernon Julson, Beverly Walker, Ann Barber, Al 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, March 4th received $2854.00, building fund received $320.00, and the noise offering received $61.23 with an attendance of 90.  Wednesday, March 7th received $357.00 with an attendance of 30.

TO HELP US GROW… The Bible reading for next Sunday’s service are Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:1-10, and Mark 10:35-45.

OUR LENTEN JOURNEY HAS BEGUN Once again, we will have potlucks at 6:00 pm and worship at 7:00 pm.  This year we will be looking at Psalms and growing in our appreciation of the gifts of prayer.

March 21st Psalm 16

March 28th Maundy Thursday Psalm 22 (Communion)

March 29th Good Friday Psalm 46 (Tenebrae)

When we make the time to walk the Lenten journey with Jesus, Easter is a more joy filled day.


March 29th Maundy Thursday with Communion 7:00 pm

March 30th Good Friday Tenebrae Service 7:00 pm

April 1st Easter Sonrise Service 6:45 am (church parking lot)

                         Fellowship and refreshments to follow

              Easter Worship Service 9:00 am (in the church sanctuary)

              Touch the Neighborhood with Grace Brunch 10:30 am

THANKS TO ALL who came out on Friday to experience Touching the Neighborhood with Grace.

OUR FIRST PHONE CONFERENCE CALL WITH PASTOR GREG FINKE is scheduled for noon on March 22nd.  Everyone is welcome to dial in from wherever they are and listen, share, and grow.  We will give you a # to dial when the day approaches.

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.

FUNDS NEEDED The remainder of the church windows that need to be replaced will be installed in January. We have two donors but will need additional funds to complete the much needed and long-awaited project. The cost of each window is $2700 and 3 out of 13 still need to be funded. Checks can be made out to Grace Lutheran Church and earmarked "windows". Thank you for your consideration.

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.


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.

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.


GRACIOUS LADIES OF GRACE: After many reschedules, we finally made it to the Turtle Kraals for lunch.  The weather was perfect, food was good, and the waitperson was very attentive and didn't mind all the separate checks and we got a 30% discount on top of it.  We had 13 ladies and one well behaved little gentleman who enjoyed viewing the harbor with all the yachts and boats docked in front of us.  Our next venture will be happening at Spencer's at the Reach Resort on March 13th 11:30am. 

BOOK CLUB:  Wednesday, April 4th at 5:00 pm at The Yacht Club cabana (North Roosevelt).  We will be discussing “Unoffendable” by Brant Hansen.  Please RSVP to Amy at or 434-489-1570.

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 if you have any questions.

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

Bell Choir: Rehearsal this Thursday from 5:45 - 6:30 pm.

Vocal Choir: Rehearsal this Thursday from 6:30 – 7:30.

MEN’S BIBLE FELLOWSHIP:  They meet the first and third Wednesday’s of each month at 12:30pm.  Their next meeting will be March 21st located at Chico’s on Stock Island.  All guys are welcome.

MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES will meet this week on Thursday March 2nd at 4:15 pm in room 3.  Come and see what Jesus is up to.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY:  Are there any ladies who would be interested in having a lunchtime study twice a month?  Suggestions include brown bagging or order out lunch in Parish Hall or rm 3. We are open to more suggestions and thoughts on what you might like.  Please contact Monica @305 923-0856 or