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: Elizabeth Reynolds; Lector: Amelia Bly: Communion Assistants: Vince Winters and Ed Morris; Usher: Terry Richardson; Altar Care: ___________; Refreshments: Thanksgiving Potluck.
SERVING NEXT SUNDAY: Acolyte: Eli Morris; Lector: JoAnn Broadbent; Communion Assistants: Vince Winters and Ed Morris; Usher: Terry Richardson; Altar Care: _________; Refreshments: _____________.
FLOWERS: were placed on the altar to the glory of God.
IN YOUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK: 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).
If you would like the names of family and friends added to the list please contact Kris or Pastor.
GIFTS, TITHES, & ATTENDANCE LAST SUNDAY: Sunday November 12th received $3319.00 with an attendance of 58.
TO HELP US GROW… The Bible reading for next Sunday’s service are Ezekiel 34:11-16, 1 Corinthians 15:20-28, and Matthew 25:31-46.
TO MY GRACE LUTHERAN FAMILY: Thank you to all of you who helped me last Sunday when I fell. I was so blessed to be immediately surrounded by caring people who took charge of the situation. May God continue to bless our wonderful congregation!
Your Sister in Christ, Beverly
GREENING OF THE CHURCH will take place after services next Sunday November 26th, 2017. If you have time come and join in the decorating fun.
OUR CHILDREN’S REHEARSALS for the 5:00 pm Christmas Eve Service have begun. If your child is interested, please meet in the sanctuary at 10:30 on Sunday December 3rd. We would love to have as many participants as possible.
ADVENT SERVICES WILL BE HELD December 6th, 13th, and 20th at 7 pm. Our first service will be The Key West Chamber Orchestra Concert/Carol Sing.
WE WILL HAVE 3 SERVICES DECEMBER 24TH:
9 am Sunday Morning Service
5 pm Children’s Program
10 pm Candlelight Service
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.
I HAVE A COUPLE OF COPIES of Pastor Finke’s book, “Joining Jesu on His Mission”. If you would like to get maximum results from Greg and Susan’s visit in January, you are welcome to borrow a copy. See Kris or Pastor.
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.
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 2017. If you are able to help out with any of these please place your name in the spot on the date requested.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Jr. Choir - No rehearsal today
Bell Choir - No rehearsal this Thursday
Vocal choir - No rehearsal this Thursday
MEN’S BIBLE FELLOWSHIP: They meet the first and third Wednesday’s of each month at 12:30pm. Their next meeting will be December 6th located at Chico’s on Stock Island. All guys are welcome.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: The Ladies Bible study will be meet again Wednesday the 29th of November at 5pm. We will be studying Abigail's Story by Sarah Young. It's a story about a godly woman who responded with strength and faith even as she encountered some very difficult circumstances. This study also explores how her character qualities and actions originate from the very heart of God and you will be challenged, motivated and blessed by the example of Abigail.
GRACIOUS LADIES OF GRACE: It took awhile for the 10 of us to find our table at the Hyatt as our usual Shor dining room had not reopened after Irma (her again!) deposited a sailboat in it! We had a delicious lunch on the covered veranda with a breezy view unsurpassed. The lobster sliders were a hit as well as the fish tacos and pork sandwiches. It is so nice to have Pam back with us but she always rushes off with her lunch in a box to play bridge. That's OK. Peggy has never been to Latitudes on Sunset Key so that will be our next destination. Please join in the fun and the great food on November 21st at 11:30.