Grace Lutheran Church http://graceofav.org Apple Valley, Minnesota Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:42:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 https://i0.wp.com/graceofav.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-GraceNew.jpg?fit=32%2C32 Grace Lutheran Church http://graceofav.org 32 32 70533230 Greeters, 10:15 a.m. (Sep.-Dec.) http://graceofav.org/2017/09/greeters-1015-m-sep-dec/ http://graceofav.org/2017/09/greeters-1015-m-sep-dec/#respond Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:17:10 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=13348 The post Greeters, 10:15 a.m. (Sep.-Dec.) appeared first on Grace Lutheran Church.

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Greeters – 8:45 a.m. (Sep.-Dec.) http://graceofav.org/2017/09/greeters-845-m-sep-dec/ http://graceofav.org/2017/09/greeters-845-m-sep-dec/#respond Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:14:14 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=13344 The post Greeters – 8:45 a.m. (Sep.-Dec.) appeared first on Grace Lutheran Church.

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Advent Devotions http://graceofav.org/2017/09/advent-devotions/ http://graceofav.org/2017/09/advent-devotions/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:06:08 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=13316 All are invited to write for our 8th annual Advent Devotions booklet! Contact Laurel by Sun., Oct. 15 and you will receive three Bible texts taken from our church lectionary series. You may write on the overall theme of one of those texts, or choose a sentence or phrase from one of them that speaks…

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All are invited to write for our 8th annual Advent Devotions booklet! Contact Laurel by Sun., Oct. 15 and you will receive three Bible texts taken from our church lectionary series. You may write on the overall theme of one of those texts, or choose a sentence or phrase from one of them that speaks to you. You will also receive samples to guide you. It’s easy, meaningful and fun!

 

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Counter Schedule (Oct.-Dec. 2017) http://graceofav.org/2017/09/counter-schedule-oct-dec-2017/ http://graceofav.org/2017/09/counter-schedule-oct-dec-2017/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:04:45 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=13304 The post Counter Schedule (Oct.-Dec. 2017) appeared first on Grace Lutheran Church.

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Prayers of Intercession, 09/17/17 http://graceofav.org/2017/09/prayers-intercession-091717/ http://graceofav.org/2017/09/prayers-intercession-091717/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:57:28 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=13302 With the whole people of God in Christ Jesus, let us pray for the church, those in need, and all of God’s creation. Forgiving Lord, look with love on those recovering from recent hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, many of whom are only now realizing the full extent of their loss. Be with them throughout their…

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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.

Forgiving Lord, look with love on those recovering from recent hurricanes, floods, and wildfires, many of whom are only now realizing the full extent of their loss. Be with them throughout their struggle, and help us sustain them after the TV cameras are gone.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord of life, we give thanks for organizations such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA and YWCA, The Link, and others who develop our youth and serve our community. We especially give thanks for the leaders and advisors of these programs, who attract and nurture fine young people like Trenton Thomas Spangler, whose life we honored here yesterday. Watch over them as they teach our young people how to make the world a better place.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

O God of compassion, you know the needs of each and every one of us. Bring your healing touch to Judy and family, Laurene and family, Steven & Sherry and family, Christy, Will, R.J., Judy, Gene, Diane, Tyler, Karen, Dawn, Jackson, Sue, Sharon, Stephen, Arlys, Evie & Bill, Tricia, Lauren, Ginger, 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 our future, you understand us and stand under us in our ongoing life of faith. We pray your blessing on the “Keep the Momentum Growing” appeal, and the future ministries that will come from it. Inspire us to support the appeal with increased generosity, and show the world what thoughtful, responsible discipleship can accomplish.

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, 09/17/17 http://graceofav.org/2017/09/announcements-091717/ http://graceofav.org/2017/09/announcements-091717/#respond Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:03:05 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=13279 The post Announcements, 09/17/17 appeared first on Grace Lutheran Church.

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Bulletin, 09/17/17 http://graceofav.org/2017/09/bulletin-091517/ http://graceofav.org/2017/09/bulletin-091517/#respond Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:30 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=13281 The post Bulletin, 09/17/17 appeared first on Grace Lutheran Church.

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Prayers of Intercession, 09/10/17 http://graceofav.org/2017/09/prayers-intercession-091017/ http://graceofav.org/2017/09/prayers-intercession-091017/#respond Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:32:17 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=13271 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, we ask your special blessing on the people of the Caribbean, Florida, Texas, the Gulf Coast, our western states, and other places affected by hurricanes, floods…

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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, we ask your special blessing on the people of the Caribbean, Florida, Texas, the Gulf Coast, our western states, and other places affected by hurricanes, floods and wild fires. Give us the courage to love our neighbor as ourselves, even neighbors we have never met, and to be generous with the funds they need to rebuild. Watch over them in their time of peril, and give them strength.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

O God of life, as we begin another year of activities at Grace, we pray for our ministerial, program and support staff. Be with our teachers here at Grace, and in all our schools, as they enter a new year of possibilities, and equip them to make a difference in the lives of their students.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

O God of love, bring your healing touch to all the members of our congregation and community in need: Jim and family, Gene, Diane, Tyler, Betty, Gary, LaVonne, Carla, Mike’s mom, RJ, Melissa, Karen, Dawn, Jackson, Sue, Sharon, Stephen, Arlys, Evie & Bill, Tricia, Lauren, Ginger, 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.

Gracious God, we are gathered in your name and we know you are among us. Increase our trust and faith in you, and inspire us to increased involvement in your ministries in every way.

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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Bulletin, 09/10/17 http://graceofav.org/2017/09/bulletin-091017/ http://graceofav.org/2017/09/bulletin-091017/#respond Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:53:34 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=13261 The post Bulletin, 09/10/17 appeared first on Grace Lutheran Church.

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Announcements, 09/10/17 http://graceofav.org/2017/09/announcements-091017/ http://graceofav.org/2017/09/announcements-091017/#respond Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:51:03 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=13256 The post Announcements, 09/10/17 appeared first on Grace Lutheran Church.

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