Grace Lutheran Church http://graceofav.org Apple Valley, Minnesota Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:31:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 https://i1.wp.com/graceofav.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/cropped-GraceNew.png?fit=32%2C32 Grace Lutheran Church http://graceofav.org 32 32 70533230 Greeters, 10:15 a.m. (Dec.-Mar. 4) http://graceofav.org/2018/01/greeters-1015-m-dec-march-4/ http://graceofav.org/2018/01/greeters-1015-m-dec-march-4/#respond Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:43:39 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=14211 The post Greeters, 10:15 a.m. (Dec.-Mar. 4) appeared first on Grace Lutheran Church.

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Greeters, 8:45 a.m. (Dec.-Mar. 4) http://graceofav.org/2018/01/greeters-845-m-dec-mar-4/ http://graceofav.org/2018/01/greeters-845-m-dec-mar-4/#respond Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:28:47 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=14202 The post Greeters, 8:45 a.m. (Dec.-Mar. 4) appeared first on Grace Lutheran Church.

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Prayers of Intercession, 01/14/18 http://graceofav.org/2018/01/prayers-intercession-01-14-18/ http://graceofav.org/2018/01/prayers-intercession-01-14-18/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:30:14 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=14196 With the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation. O God of peace and mercy, you made the day and the night; then you sent your son to be the light of the world. Watch over those whose lives have been…

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With the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation.

O God of peace and mercy, you made the day and the night; then you sent your son to be the light of the world. Watch over those whose lives have been torn by violence or illness, and those impacted by winter storms. Be with them, and inspire us to help in every way we can.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Great Lord, we pay for the health ministries of Grace, especially our Parish Nurses. Support them in their ongoing efforts to inform and motivate us toward better health, and sustain them as they visit those facing health crises.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

O God of compassion, you know each and every need we have. Bring your healing touch to all the members of our congregation and community in need, including: Mel, Mark & family, Mary, Robert, Lynda, Megan & Emily, Martha & John, Nora, James & Mila; Annette, Hannah & Michelle, Haley, Dawn, Jackson, Sue, Sharon, Stephen, Tricia, Ginger, Mary Pat, Mensajero de Cristo Lutheran Church of Guatemala, the Clown Ministry, Lutheran Health Care Bangladesh, and all service personnel and their families.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

O God of light, you formed us, saved us, and called us by name. We praise you for freeing us from sin and death by the water of baptism and your holy word. Lord, we celebrate the new life in Christ given to Ethan Jerome Guggisberg, and Louis John Dvorak, baptized here today. May their parents be models of your unconditional love, and as they grow in stature, may they grow in faith and service to you.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Into your hands, gracious God, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.

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Announcements, 01/14/18 http://graceofav.org/2018/01/announcements-01-14-18/ http://graceofav.org/2018/01/announcements-01-14-18/#respond Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:10:37 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=14190 The post Announcements, 01/14/18 appeared first on Grace Lutheran Church.

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Bulletin, 01/14/18 http://graceofav.org/2018/01/bulletin-01-14-18/ http://graceofav.org/2018/01/bulletin-01-14-18/#respond Fri, 12 Jan 2018 18:21:37 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=14186 The post Bulletin, 01/14/18 appeared first on Grace Lutheran Church.

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Prayers of Intercession, 01/07/18 http://graceofav.org/2018/01/prayers-intercession-01-07-18/ http://graceofav.org/2018/01/prayers-intercession-01-07-18/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 22:24:49 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=14145 Let us pray for the church, the planet that is our common home, communities near and far, and all who are in need. You are water that replenishes the earth. Help us see our place in the river of life, and inspire us to seek ways to cool warming tundra and warm cooling tropics. Lord,…

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Let us pray for the church, the planet that is our common home, communities near and far, and all who are in need.

You are water that replenishes the earth. Help us see our place in the river of life, and inspire us to seek ways to cool warming tundra and warm cooling tropics.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

You are water that touches near and distant shores. Bring an end to conflict among the rulers of this earth carried out on land and sea, and provide just and equitable access to water among all people.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

You are water that refreshes parched bodies, minds, and spirits. Accompany refugees fleeing their homes by boat and by foot, heal those whose bodies are weak or fragile, and be near to those whose breath of life is fading. We pray especially for Lynda, Megan & Emily; Martha & John, Nora, James & Mila; Annette, Hannah & Michelle; Paris, Tarah, Judy, David, Herb, Don, Linda’s sister and brother-in-law and family, Al, Haley, Dawn, Jackson, Sue, Sharon, Stephen, Tricia, Ginger, Mary Pat, Mensajero de Cristo Lutheran Church of Guatemala, the Clown Ministry, Lutheran Health Care Bangladesh, and all service personnel and their families.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

You are water that flows from countless streams into rivers, lakes, and oceans. Give us vision to see and proclaim in our great diversity the singleness of humanity created in your likeness.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Tribes and nations bow down before you, O God. Hear our prayers and praise, and raise us up to be your living body, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

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Ushers (Jan.-Mar.) http://graceofav.org/2018/01/ushers-jan-mar/ http://graceofav.org/2018/01/ushers-jan-mar/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:33:07 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=14140 The post Ushers (Jan.-Mar.) appeared first on Grace Lutheran Church.

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Announcements, 01/07/18 http://graceofav.org/2018/01/announcements-01-07-18/ http://graceofav.org/2018/01/announcements-01-07-18/#respond Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:47:45 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=14135 The post Announcements, 01/07/18 appeared first on Grace Lutheran Church.

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Bulletin, 01/07/18 http://graceofav.org/2018/01/bulletin-01-07-18/ http://graceofav.org/2018/01/bulletin-01-07-18/#respond Fri, 05 Jan 2018 17:48:26 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=14132 The post Bulletin, 01/07/18 appeared first on Grace Lutheran Church.

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Prayers of Intercession, 12/31/17 http://graceofav.org/2018/01/prayers-intercession-12-31-17/ http://graceofav.org/2018/01/prayers-intercession-12-31-17/#respond Tue, 02 Jan 2018 21:13:28 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=14119 With the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation. Lord, whether we leave behind a year of joy or a year of trials and difficulties, we pause to give thanks. Thank you for being with us every day of the year.…

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With the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation.

Lord, whether we leave behind a year of joy or a year of trials and difficulties, we pause to give thanks. Thank you for being with us every day of the year. Thank you for making all things new and for giving us the grace of fresh starts and new beginnings. Remind us of your presence in the days to come, even when we feel pushed and rushed by busyness. Be present in our lives this year.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Gracious God, in the midst of our pain and weakness, strengthen our faith that we may be filled with hope in you. In the midst of our frustrations and discouragement, give us patience that we may accept our own limitations. In the midst of our loneliness and fears, help us know we are not alone, that you walk in each moment of our lives.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord, as the weather turns colder, help us remember to care for our friends and neighbors. Let us continue to support, volunteer, and encourage organizations aimed at helping all be fed and warm this winter. Help us to remember those who might have less, and use our gifts and abilities to ensure safety for all.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Holy Spirit, may all our family and friends who need miracles this year feel your presence. May whoever is feeling weak be given strength. May all those who have heavy burdens have their load lightened. Please bring peace and comfort to all those in need in our congregation including: Annette and Hannah & Michelle; Paris, Tarah, Judy, David, Herb, Don, Linda’s sister and brother-in-law and family, Al, Haley, Dawn, Jackson, Sue, Sharon, Stephen, Tricia, Ginger, Mary Pat, Mensajero de Cristo Lutheran Church of Guatemala, the Clown Ministry, Lutheran Health Care Bangladesh, and all service personnel and their families.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Into your hands, gracious God, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in your mercy; through Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.

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