Grace Lutheran Church http://graceofav.org Apple Valley, Minnesota Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:29:14 +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 Annual Report Available Now! http://graceofav.org/2018/01/annual-report-available-now/ http://graceofav.org/2018/01/annual-report-available-now/#respond Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:29:14 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=14242 Greetings family of Grace, The 2017 Annual Report is now available in advance of the Annual Meeting of the Congregation coming up January 28th at 12:15pm, right after the Best-Soup-Ever Lunch at 11:30am. We would encourage everyone to download and print the report themselves. There are some paper copies available in the office, particularly for…

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Greetings family of Grace,

The 2017 Annual Report is now available in advance of the Annual Meeting of the Congregation coming up January 28th at 12:15pm, right after the Best-Soup-Ever Lunch at 11:30am.

We would encourage everyone to download and print the report themselves. There are some paper copies available in the office, particularly for those without personal computer access. We’ll continue to update the Annual Report page with additional information throughout the week. Questions are best answered at the annual meeting.

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Bulletin, 01/21/18 http://graceofav.org/2018/01/bulletin-01-21-18/ http://graceofav.org/2018/01/bulletin-01-21-18/#respond Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:53:28 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=14224 The post Bulletin, 01/21/18 appeared first on Grace Lutheran Church.

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Announcements, 01/21/18 http://graceofav.org/2018/01/announcements-01-21-18/ http://graceofav.org/2018/01/announcements-01-21-18/#respond Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:49:24 +0000 http://graceofav.org/?p=14221 The post Announcements, 01/21/18 appeared first on Grace Lutheran Church.

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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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