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; Mike Sattelmeier:  Communion Assistants: Don Bly and Ed Morris; Usher: Vince Winters; Altar Care: The Bly Family; Refreshments: The Bly Family.

SERVING NEXT SUNDAY:  Acolyte: James Reynolds; Lector: David Walker; Communion Assistants: Don Bly and Ed Morris; Usher: Vince Winters; Altar Care: Lillian Howard; Refreshments: Potluck.

FLOWERS:  were placed on the altar to the glory of God by the Bly family in celebration of their anniversary.

IN YOUR PRAYERS THIS WEEK: Bud Wrocklage, Walt Lepperd, Michael Gillis, Wayne Kruer, Michael McPherson, Micah Westphalen, Capt. Zachary (Bo) Henry (Ret.), family of Sam Vinci, family and friends of Frank Deford, Larry Vandivier, Carl Vandivier, Bobby Meck, family and friends of Elaine Wavehime, Linda Mullis, Joe Lamberson, Michael Willard, France Vandivier, Katie Hoffman, Pastor Ray Peters, Family and friends of Will Plagens, Kay Sattelmeier, Dennis Julson, Vernon Julson, Olga Odland, the family of Jean Grafsgaard, Jenie Howard, Jenny Dean, Charles, Braydon, Champ, Amy, Elsie Hamilton, Mary Ellen Jessel, Marcos Diaz, Kaci Doran, Auwina Weed, Sandy Harris, 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 August 27th received $3582.00 and the noise offering received $67.51 with an attendance of 64.

TO HELP US GROW… The Bible reading for next Sunday’s service are Ezekiel 33:7-9, Romans 13:1-10, and Matthew 18:1-20.

THANKS TO ALL FOR THE CARDS, meals, preaching, and most of all prayers.  I am blessed to be a part of the Grace family.

NEXT SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH we will be installing the staff of our school.  We are having a pot luck after the services.  We are doing this in honor of the teachers so I have told them they shouldn’t bring anything to the potluck because we want to treat them.  Therefore, I am asking all our members to bring a bigger pot than usual ☺.

Also, we will let the teachers eat 1st because they will be opening up some of the classrooms so that we can see what the children, the staff, and Jesus are up to in your school.

MISSIONAL COMMUNITIES returns this Thursday at 4:15 pm in the teachers work room.  I’m looking forward to hearing how you have seen Jesus at work in your life.

I HAVE ORDERED SEVERAL COPIES of Pastor Finke’s book.  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.

A NUMBER OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS are needed to keep our facilities in good health for the future.  Roof repairs are needed on school buildings and the parsonage.  If you can help it would be much appreciated!  A big thanks to all who have contributed to these repairs.

SAVE THE DATE AND MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

GRACIOUS LADIES OF GRACE: A group of ten ladies met at Chico's at the last Gracious Ladies luncheon.  The food was scrumptious as usual. You will really fill up if you don't take care with the chips and salsa they serve first thing. The ladies went all out with the tacos, enchiladas and tortillas. We had a hard time deciding where to go next, we have lots of favorites, but we always enjoy the Key West Yacht Club on N. Roosevelt Blvd. where the group will be lunching on Tuesday Sept.5th at 11:30.

SEPTEMBER 17TH, We will install our Sunday School teachers and Sunday school will resume for elementary and preschool.

SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday October 21st:  Octoberfest at the Faith’s.  Noon until 3.

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.

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.

Sunday School for the elementary children will start Sunday the 17th of September.  High Schoolers are welcome this Sunday to explore what a missional community might look like.

MUSIC MINISTRY:  "Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!" Psalm 100:1. It is time for our choirs to begin rehearsing again. Please speak with Beverly Walker or contact her at beverlywalker@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Little Singers: Beginning Sunday, September 17, infants through first grade children and their parents are invited to meet by the piano immediately after the Service for a few minutes of hymn singing. 

Jr. Choir for grades 2 through 8 will begin on Sunday, September 17 from 10:10 - 10:25. Please meet by the piano.

Bell Choir for grade 5 through adult will begin this Thursday from 5:45 to 6:30 pm.

Vocal Choir: There will be a short rehearsal immediately after the Service today by the piano. Our first regular rehearsal will be Thursday, October 19 from 6:30 to 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 September 6th located at The Rusty Anchor on Stock Island.  All guys are welcome.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY:   will meet again in the fall.

SCHOOL NEWS

Attention Moms (and Dads too):

"Motherhood sometimes feels like a list of expectations. You may be busy or even overwhelmed. But you are also strong and brilliant. And here's a secret: a lot of those things on your list of expectations are things Jesus never expected you to do on your own." ~Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load by Jen Hatmaker

Please join us for a 7-week Book Club to encourage and empower one another!

When: Starting Tuesday, September 5th and meeting each Tuesday at 4:15.

Where: Grace Lutheran Church and School (Rm 3)

Please contact Amy Donaldson with any questions that you may have at acunninghamkw@gmail.com.

 

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