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GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH

(Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod) LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS October 23, 2011

THE ALTAR FLOWERS The Altar Flowers are given today to the glory of God and the beautification of His House by Irvin and Sherry Clawitter in celebration of Terry and Nancy Clawitters wedding anniversary on October 16th and in thanksgiving for all the many blessings the Lord has given them. THOSE WHO SERVE Pastor: Assisting Minister: Director of Parish Music: Secretary: Early Childhood Center Director: Acolyte: (8:15) Cantor: (8:15) Communion Elder: (8:15) Ushers: (8:15) Greeter: Altar Guild: Acolyte: Cantor: Ushers: Greeter: Altar Guild: Coffee Hosts: Altar Guild: Nursery Attendant: Rev. James C. Walter Rev. Paul H. Jilg Nathan Beethe Pat Funk Colleen Moorman Lucas Hart Nathan Beethe Carter Stein Jim Keppel, Robert Nichols Robert Wilimzig, David Witte (8:15) Debbie Craig, Bill and Mildred Wilkins (8:15) Lori Dumont and Angie Proud (10:45) Lauren Faulkner (10:45) Sharon LeBlanc (10:45) Shaun Baker, Michael Hawkins Ron Krueger, Tim Sweeney (10:45) David and Andrea Faulkner and Lauren and Matthew (10:45) Ginny Ralston Ron and Russlynn Krueger (Wed. evening) Suzanne Raddle and Wilma Richter Mary Ann Dyer

C.F.W. WALTHER - 200th ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE


PRAYER UPON ENTERING CHURCH
Lord of the Church, You called me to be Your special child in the waters of Holy Baptism. By Your Holy Spirits power You use me to be a witness of the love that You have for me in Your Son, Jesus Christ. With thanksgiving I remember those who shared the faith with me so that I might have the assurance of sins forgiven and eternal life. Grant that I trust that You will give to me the words to share with those who ask me about my hope. In Jesus name. Amen

WELCOME
Welcome to everyone gathered here this morning, members and visitors alike, to hear Gods Word, give thanks to Him, call upon His name and then depart from this place to be a witness of His love in what we say and do. It is great to have you here today! We ask that everyone fill out an attendance card found at each pew and return it to an usher during the Offering. Children are welcome in our Service and will be invited to come forward for the Childrens Message. You may accompany them if you would like. A nursery for infants and toddlers is located downstairs for those who have need. Restrooms are also located downstairs in this building or across the bridge on this floor level before entering the fellowship hall. If you have any questions please ask one of our greeters or ushers. Please worship with us again!

HOLY COMMUNION
Holy Communion will be celebrated in the 8:15 Service today. In this sacrament we receive Christs very body and blood for the forgiveness of sins. Those who are not members of Grace are asked to speak with our Pastor before partaking of this sacrament so that the unity of faith might be established. Thank you for honoring this request.

AS WE GATHER
The celebration of the 200 anniversary of the birth of C. F. W. Walther affords an opportunity for the congregations and people of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod and others to express thanks to God for the leadership provided by a very special man of God. Some church historians have suggested that were it not for the efforts of Dr. Walther in keeping together a disillusioned and despairing group of German people who had immigrated to America filled with hope and promise, the church body which this congregation belongs to would never have materialized. It is appropriate for the people who claim the heritage of Walther to remember his work and express thanks to God for his life and work as Pastor, Professor, and Seminary and Synod President.
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NEXT WEEKS READINGS - The appointed readings for next Sunday, October 30th, Reformation Sunday: The First Reading: Revelation 14:6-7, The Epistle Reading: Romans 3:19-28, and The Gospel Reading: John 8:31-36.
Grace Lutheran Church P. O. Box 250769, Little Rock, AR 72225 www.gracelutheranlr.org Telephone Number: 501-663-3631

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THIS WEEK AT GRACE SUNDAY: 8:15 a.m. Divine Service with Holy Communion Coffee and Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday School and Pastor Walters Bible Class Young Women of Grace Bible Class 10:45 a.m. Divine Service DEADLINE FOR NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER 7:30 a.m. Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) 4:30 p.m. 7th Grade Confirmation 6:00 p.m. Childrens Choir 9:30 a.m. Tuesday Morning Bible Class 6:30 a.m. Mens Bible Study (St. Vincents) 6:00 p.m. Bell Choir 7:00 p.m. Mid-Week Service with Holy Communion 7:00 p.m. Adult Choir 4:15 p.m. 8th Grade Confirmation 8:45 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Class 10:00 a.m. One Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Potluck Dinner with New Member Recognition 3:00 p.m. Central Arkansas Reformation Service at First Lutheran Church, 8th and Rock Streets

HOLY BAPTISM In our 8:15 Service today, Milo Owen Witte, son of David and Megan Witte, will be received into Gods kingdom of grace through the sacrament of Holy Baptism. His sponsors are Kyle Abbott and Rev. Mark and Sarah Witte. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND GODS BLESSINGS TO: Oct. 26 Carol and Robert Jones Oct. 29 Carolyn and Luke Moorman HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND GODS BLESSINGS TO: Oct. 23 Kristin Parsons, Ron Stewart Oct. 24 Elizabeth Gipson, Lukas Haddock Oct. 25 Norma Bisgood, Jennifer Morrison Oct. 26 Colleen Moorman Oct. 27 Holdyn Bryant, Christina Junkans, Kathleen Smith Oct. 28 Brian Dumont, Robert Wooley Oct. 29 Anna Junkans, Stephana Loyd, Nick Nichols REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS: Jeanette Keehn is recovering at home. Florence Marvin continues her recovery at home. Lucia Jones continues her recovery following surgery. Frank Gutierrez is recovering from a fall. Elwanda Wells is recovering at home following eye surgery. Dave Graf continues healing from an injury to his eye. Martha Pils has returned home and will continue her recovery there. LAST WEEKS STEWARDSHIP Attendance: Sunday 10/16: 200 (8:15 129 and 10:45 71. Mid-Week Service 10/19: 14. Offerings: Sunday 10/16: $10,253.25. MidWeek Service 10/12: $860.00. Building Fund: $325.00. Memorials: $380.00. Fan into Flame: $300.00. 7th GRADE CONFIRMATION CLASS will meet on Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the Parlor. 8th GRADE COMFIRMATION CLASS will meet on Friday at 4:15 p.m. in the Parlor. CENTRAL ARKANSAS REFORMATION SERVICE - First Lutheran Church, Little Rock, will host the Central Arkansas Reformation Service at 3:00 p.m. next Sunday, October 30th. The Rev. Dr. Ken Schurb, 2nd Vice President of the LCMS Missouri District, will preach the sermon and will be assisted by Lutheran Pastors from the Central Arkansas area. Following the service, an Oktoberfest meal will be served. -4-

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TODAY IN SUNDAY SCHOOL, the lesson recalls the wonderful account of Moses and the burning bush (Exodus 2:114:31). Just as God had Moses remove the sandals from his feet, God in Christ removes our sins from us, making us fit to approach God and stand in His presence. Talk with your child about who makes us holy before God. Ask him or her to tell you the story about Moses and the burning bush. What did Moses have to do, and why, in order to be in Gods presence? Review the Third Commandment and its meaning from the catechism. SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS Pastor Walters Bible Class meets at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning in Parker Hall. Pastor is leading a study on the book of Exodus. THE YOUNG WOMEN OF GRACE will meet for Bible study each Sunday morning in the classroom downstairs in the church. Bible study materials are provided, and child care is available in the church nursery. Contact Gina Junkans for more information. DEADLINE for November Newsletter is today! Place your information on the office desk. -3-

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF CARE VAN The Care Van will be at Grace on Friday, November 18th from 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 19th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help Pastor Walter with receiving and loading the boxes from congregations in the Central Arkansas area. Call the church office if you can help for a couple of hours. CONGRATULATIONS - Shirley Rieve has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Travelers Baseball Club. Congratulations, Shirley!!!! CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL OKTOBERFEST will be held at CLCS on Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission tickets are $2.00 each or $5.00 for entire family. There will be lots of delicious German food, kids games and activities, vendors and a prize boutique. Tickets will be sold at the entrance - 2 for $1.00. Please come and join us for some family fun! Vendors: Booth space available to rent - $25.00 for an 8 ft table. Contact Barb Warren at 225-6597 or email at bjwarren3@sbcglobal.net with subject Vendor. TRUNK OR TREAT!! on the Christ Lutheran School Gym Parking Lot Monday, October 31st, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to decorate their trunks. We would love to have a parking lot full of decorated cars for the kids in our church, school and community! For more information contact Tabitha Wildhirt at twildhirt@clutheran.org. We will have good music, games and "trunkfuls" of FUN! FALL CRAFT SHOW Grace Lutheran Fall Craft Show - Join us Saturday, November 5th, from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. for a great craft show combined with a Used Book Sale. The Grace LWML will offer breakfast and lunch, for the convenience of vendors and shoppers. Back by popular demand are the best of the wonderful Oktoberfest pastries. The Grace Bakers will have a booth selling German Chocolate Cake, Applekuchen and many more of your favorites. Proceeds benefit Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Do you sew, quilt, make candles or jewelry or craft in other ways and wish an opportunity to display and sell your talent? Rent a booth in Parker Hall for $40 ($30 for Lutheran church members). We will accept donations of books beginning mid-October. Please help us make this a big success by donating used books. The Fall Craft Show and Book Sale proceeds will benefit Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has approved a match of up to $1600 to benefit the Seminary. Please begin your Christmas shopping with us! Contact Riley Middaugh at 954-9281 or email at ram0220@aol.com for more information.

DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS) East Office has a need for wipes, juices, canned lunches: spaghetti, soups and ravioli, for the children that come through their office for foster care. DCFS is also working on their visitation room they can use books, building blocks and hard toys - things that can be easily cleaned. No stuffed animals. If you can help with any of these items, please place them in the DCFS container on the bridge. The staff at the East Office is very appreciative of our efforts and sends their thanks. For more information, talk with Abby Buchanan or Pat Funk. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with the Fall Craft Sale and Used Book Sale. Please sign up on the volunteer list on the bridge if you can help with set up on Friday, November 4th, or with the show on Saturday, November 5th. Contact Riley Middaugh at 954-9281 if you have any questions. FALL CRAFT SHOW YARD SIGNS - We have yard signs to advertise the Fall Craft Sale and Used Book Sale. If you can place one in your yard or place of business, please take one. They are available on the bridge. CONCORDIA FOOD BANK - LWML Evening Guild is sponsoring a project to collect non-perishable food items and other household items for the FOOD BANK at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. We recently learned that their Food Bank needs some of the following items: diapers sizes 2-6, boxes of cereal, 64 oz juice, peanut butter, canned soup, dish detergent, liquid laundry detergent (approx. 75 oz.), toilet paper (4-packs), Ziploc baggies (in small quantity boxes), toiletries, and over-the-counter medicines and first aid supplies. If you would like to give a monetary gift, please make your check payable to the Concordia Seminary Food Bank and send it to the church office. These items will be delivered to the Seminary on a monthly basis. The next trip will be the first weekend in November. Please place your items on the table on the bridge. If you have questions, please call the church office. GRACE CRAFTERS The Grace Craft Fair is November 5th. Grace will have a booth to sell items made and donated by Grace members. Proceeds will be donated to scholarships at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. If you would like to donate items for this booth, please contact Sammye Harrill 352-1877, 223-3834, or ssharril@swbell.net.

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MEMORIALS IN MEMORY OF REV. ERVIN JUNKANS Father of Joel Junkans TO THE GRACE GENERAL ENDOWMENT FUND By Joe and Debbie Craig TO THE GRACE GENERAL FUND By Allen and Dorris Deislinger Raymond and Sammye Sue Harrill Jon and Sandy Lindemann TO THE GRACE BUILDING FUND By Beth Paulson Warren and Judy Rivers TO FAN INTO FLAME By Janet Killough IN MEMORY OF MRS. SHIRLEY BOYETTE Sister of Russlynn Krueger TO THE GRACE GENERAL FUND By Raymond and Sammye Sue Harrill TO THE GRACE BUILDING FUND By Beth Paulson IN MEMORY OF AUSTIN PHILLIPS Son of Loris Dumonts cousin TO THE GRACE BUILDING FUND By Beth Paulson IN MEMORY OF RON GROENER Brother of Sandy Sweeney TO THE GRACE GENERAL ENDOWMENT FUND By Rudy and Sherry Bischof TO THE GRACE GENERAL FUND By Allen and Dorris Deislinger Raymond and Sammye Sue Harrill Bill and Mildred Wilkins TO THE GRACE BUILDING FUND By Warren and Judy Rivers IN MEMORY OF SHELLY KAY WHITTLE Kay Jenkins niece TO THE GRACE BUILDING FUND By Beth Paulson -7-8-

REFORMATION SUNDAY October 30th ONE SERVICE


10:00 a.m.
Sunday School and Bible Classes at 8:45 a.m.
A Potluck Dinner will follow immediately after the Sunday morning Worship Service. Everyone is asked to bring a large dish of your choice to share. Meat and drinks will be provided. Following the meal, we will recognize all of our new members who have joined this year. Mark this date on your calendar. Lets join together in worship, fellowship and celebration of our church heritage.