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GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH

(Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod) LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS October 2, 2011

THE ALTAR FLOWERS The Altar Flowers are given today to the glory of God and the beautification of His House by Allen and Dorris Deislinger in memory of Dorris parents, Milton and Thelma Karcher and in thanksgiving for the many blessings received. THOSE WHO SERVE

LUTHERAN WOMENS MISSIONARY LEAGUE SUNDAY


PRAYER UPON ENTERING CHURCH
Almighty and most merciful God, You have made everything out of nothing and in Christ Jesus You have reconciled me to you. When I was nothing, You made me something in Christ and have given me everything I need unto eternal life. In Christ You have called me to live as Your child showing forth Your love to me and to all. By Your Holy Spirits power in my life grant that I might live for You forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. I pray this in Jesus name. Amen

WELCOME
In our Introit for today the words of the Psalmist remind us that the Lord has given us this day as He gives us every day. This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Welcome to everyone gathered here this morning to hear Gods Word and remember that His steadfast love endures forever! We especially welcome those who are visiting! We ask that everyone present fill out an attendance card found at each pew and return it to an usher as the Offering is collected. 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. We do have a nursery for infants and toddlers located downstairs for those who have need. Restrooms are also 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 come and worship with us again!

Pastor: Director of Parish Music: Secretary: Early Childhood Center Director: Acolyte: (8:15) Cantor: (8:15) Readers: (8:15) Ushers: (8:15) Greeter: (8:15) Altar Guild: (8:15) Acolyte: (10:45) Cantor: (10:45) Readers: (10:45) Communion Elder: (10:45) Ushers: (10:45) Greeter: Altar Guild: Coffee Hosts: Altar Guild: Nursery Attendant:

HOLY COMMUNION
Holy Communion will be celebrated in the 10:45 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.

Rev. James C. Walter Nathan Beethe Pat Funk Colleen Moorman Elisabeth Graf Nathan Beethe Sheila Wilimzig and Angie Proud Jim Keppel, Robert Nichols, Robert Wilimzig Debbie Craig, Bill and Mildred Wilkins Lori Dumont and Angie Proud Lauren Faulkner Sharon LeBlanc Judy Rivers and Pat Funk David Faulkner Shaun Baker, Michael Hawkins Ron Krueger, Tim Sweeney (10:45) David and Andrea Faulkner and Lauren and Matthew (10:45) Ginny Ralston LWML Evening Guild (Wed. evening) Suzanne Raddle and Wilma Richter C. C. Cate

AS WE GATHER
Today, which is the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, is being observed as LWML Sunday. We celebrate this womens organization today. LWML stands for Lutheran Womens Missionary League, which is an Auxiliary Organization of The Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod. The primary focus of this womens organization is to spread the Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ. The Gospel calls us to be Gods people and it then becomes our power to do good works and bear witness to Jesus as the Christ. In our Epistle reading for today St. Paul counts everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.

NEXT WEEKS READINGS - The appointed readings for next Sunday, October 9th, The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: The Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 25:6-9, The Epistle Reading: Philippians 4:4-13, and The Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:1-14.
Grace Lutheran Church P. O. Box 250769, Little Rock, AR 72225 www.gracelutheranlr.org Telephone Number: 501-663-3631

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THE ORDER OF DIVINE SERVICE FOR THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Pre-Service Music Lighting of the Chancel Candles Prelude Ringing of the Church Bell Opening Hymn: Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng LSB 813
Rejoice, O Pilgrim Throng - Charles W. Ore

loved our neighbors as ourselves. We justly deserve Your present and eternal punishment. For the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways to the glory of Your holy name. Amen

Declaration of Grace (8:15)

John 1:12; Philippians 1:6

P In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for His sake God forgives us all our sins. To those who believe in Jesus Christ He gives the power to become the children of God and bestows on them the Holy Spirit. May the Lord, who has begun this good work in us, bring it to completion in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. C Amen

Absolution (10:45)

[John 20:1923]

Confession and Absolution


Stand The sign of the cross may be made by all in remembrance of their Baptism.

P Almighty God in His mercy has given His Son to die for you and for His sake forgives you all your sins. As a called and ordained servant of Christ, and by His authority, I therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen

Service of the Word


Matthew 28:19b; [18:20]

Invocation

Introit
P C P C P C P C Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This is the LORDs doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Ps. 118:2224; antiphon: Ps. 118:1

P In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit. C Amen

Exhortation

1 John 1:89

P If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. C But if we confess our sins, God, who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Silence for reflection on God's Word and for self-examination.

Confession of Sins
P Let us then confess our sins to God our Father. C Most merciful God, we confess that we are by nature sinful and unclean. We have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not

C Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen P Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; C for his steadfast love endures forever!

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Kyrie

Mark 10:47

Gloria in Excelsis

Luke 2:14; John 1:29

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Salutation and Collect of the Day

P Let us pray. Gracious God, You gave Your Son into the hands of sinful men who killed Him. Forgive us when we reject Your unfailing love, and grant us the fullness of Your salvation; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

and he looked for it to yield grapes, but it yielded wild grapes. And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge between me and my vineyard. What more was there to do for my vineyard, that I have not done in it? When I looked for it to yield grapes, why did it yield wild grapes? And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured; I will break down its wall, and it shall be trampled down. I will make it a waste; it shall not be pruned or hoed, and briers and thorns shall grow up; I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah are his pleasant planting; and he looked for justice, but behold, bloodshed; for righteousness, but behold, an outcry! P This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God.

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Old Testament Reading


Let me sing for my beloved my love song concerning his vineyard: My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. He dug it and cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines; he built a watchtower in the midst of it, and hewed out a wine vat in it;

Isaiah 5:17

Gradual

Ps. 91:11; 103:1

He will command his angels con- | cerning you* to guard you in | all your ways. Bless the LORD, | O my soul,* and all that is within me, bless his | holy name!

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Epistle

Philippians 3:4b14

Holy Gospel
P The Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew, the twenty-first chapter.

Matthew 21:3346

If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness, under the law blameless. But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. P This is the Word of the Lord. C Thanks be to God.
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[Jesus said:] Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country. When the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his fruit. And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants, more than the first. And they did the same to them. Finally he sent his son to them, saying, They will respect my son. But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and have his inheritance. And they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants? They said to him, He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus said to them, Have you never read in the Scriptures: The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lords doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?

Alleluia and Verse


P Alleluia. The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lords doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes. Alleluia.

Matt. 21:42b

Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits. And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him. When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that he was speaking about them. And although they were seeking to arrest him, they feared the crowds, because they held him to be a prophet. P This is the Gospel of the Lord.

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Children's Message

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Sermon Hymn: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Sermon Being With Jesus Living on the Edge
Stand

LSB 425 Philippians 3:4b14

Apostles' Creed (8:15)


C I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life T everlasting. Amen

very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried. And the third day He rose again according to the Scriptures and ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. And He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead, whose kingdom will have no end. And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets. And I believe in one holy Christian and apostolic Church, I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins, and I look for the resurrection of the dead and the life T of the world to come. Amen

Reception of a New Member Adult Confirmation (10:45)

Prayer of the Church


P Let us pray for the whole Church of God in Christ Jesus and for all people according to their needs. Each petition ends with the following: P Lord, in Your mercy, C hear our prayer. The prayers conclude with the following: P Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy; through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. C Amen

Nicene Creed (10:45)


C I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of His Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light,

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Service Concludes (8:15)


When I Survey the Wondrous Cross - Paul Bunjes

Offering
Stand

Lord's Prayer
P Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray: C Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen

Matthew 6:913

Offertory

Psalm 116:12-13, 17-19

Closing Collect
P Almighty God, grant to Your Church Your Holy Spirit and the wisdom that comes down from above, that Your Word may not be bound but have free course and be preached to the joy and edifying of Christs holy people, that in steadfast faith we may serve You and, in the confession of Your name, abide unto the end; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. C Amen

Benediction
P The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you with favor and T give you peace. C Amen

Closing Hymn: Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise Postlude 10:45 Service continues on page 15

LSB 680

Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise Kevin Hildebrand

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Service of the Sacrament (10:45)


Preface
2 Timothy 4:22; [Colossians 3:1]; [Psalm 136]

Sanctus

Isaiah 6:3; Matthew 21:9

Prayer of Thanksgiving
P Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom, which has no end. Graciously receive our prayers; deliver and preserve us. To You alone, O Father, be all glory, honor, and worship, with the Son and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. C Amen

Proper Preface
P It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who, out of love for His fallen creation, humbled Himself by taking on the form of a servant, becoming obedient unto death, even death upon a cross. Risen from the dead, He has freed us from eternal death and given us life everlasting. Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:

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The Words of Our Lord

Matthew 26:2628; Mark 14:2224; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:2325

Pax Domini

John 20:19

P Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: Take, eat; this is My T body, which is given for you. This do in remembrance of Me. In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying: Drink of it, all of you; this cup is the new testament in My T blood, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.

Proclamation of Christ

1 Corinthians 11:26; Revelation 22:20

Agnus Dei

John 1:29

P As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lords death until He comes. C Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. P O Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, in giving us Your body and blood to eat and to drink, You lead us to remember and confess Your holy cross and passion, Your blessed death, Your rest in the tomb, Your resurrection from the dead, Your ascension into heaven, and Your coming for the final judgment. So remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray:

Lord's Prayer
C Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen

Matthew 6:913

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Distribution Communion instructions: The Pastor invites the communicants, those who are able, to kneel and then distributes the host which may be received into the hand or the mouth. The Elder distributes the individual cups. The communicants are asked to hold their cups until the Pastor says, Take and drink. Hymn: The Death of Jesus Christ, Our Lord Hymn: O Savior, Precious Savior Hymn: God Loved the World So That He Gave LSB 634 LSB 527 LSB 571

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Benediction

Numbers 6:2426

Thank the Lord

Closing Hymn: Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise Postlude

LSB 680

Thine the Amen, Thine the Praise Kevin Hildebrand

Post-Communion Collect
P Let us pray. Gracious God, our heavenly Father, You have given us a foretaste of the feast to come in the Holy Supper of Your Son's body and blood. Keep us firm in the true faith throughout our days of pilgrimage that, on the day of His coming, we may, together with all Your saints, celebrate the marriage feast of the Lamb in His kingdom which has no end; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Acknowledgments Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Created by Lutheran Service Builder 2006 Concordia Publishing House.

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THIS WEEK AT GRACE SUNDAY: 8:15 a.m. Divine Service 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 with Holy Communion 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 12:00 noon Sit and Sew 6:30 a.m. Mens Bible Study (St. Vincents) 6:00 p.m. Bell Choir 7:00 p.m. Mid-Week Service 7:00 p.m. Adult Choir NO 8th Grade Confirmation

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND GODS BLESSINGS TO: Oct. 2 Wyatt Price Oct. 3 Pastor Walter Oct. 5 Lyle Catherine Dunlap, Danette Haley, Betty Pils Oct. 6 Stephanie Cannon Oct. 7 Sherry Clawitter, Catherine Manchester REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS: Lucia Jones is recovering following surgery on Thursday. Frank Gutierrez is recovering from a fall. Elwanda Wells is recovering at home following eye surgery. Dave Graf as he continues treatment for an injury to his eye. Bob Grant is recovering at home following surgery. Joe Gelzine continues his recovery at home. Bud Tschiemer continues his recovery at home. Henry Grever continues his recovery at home. Martha Pils has moved to Briarwood Healthcare and Rehab for additional therapy. LAST WEEKS STEWARDSHIP Attendance: Sunday 9/25: 151 (8:15 80 and 10:45 71. Mid-Week Service 9/28: 12. Offerings: Sunday 9/25: $6,802.00. Mid-Week Service 9/21: $90.00. Building Fund: $50.00. Memorials: $75.00. Fan into Flame: $30.00. 7th GRADE CONFIRMATION CLASS meets Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the Parlor. 8th GRADE COMFIRMATION CLASS will NOT meet on Friday, October 7th. BIBLE FOUND A Bible was found in one of the pews in the sanctuary and inside is the name Eugene Slaughter. If this is your Bible, please call the church office. SIT AND SEW will meet on Tuesday, October 4th, at 12:00 noon in the downstairs class room in the church. Bring your lunch and your sewing project, and join in the fellowship. If you need more information call Sammye Sue Harrill or Carole Nichols. GRACE CRAFTERS The Grace Craft Fair is November 5th. We will have a booth that will sell items made and donated by the Grace members. The proceeds will be donated to scholarships at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. If you would be willing to donate items for this booth, please contact Sammye Harrill 501-352-1877, 501-223-3834, or ssharril@swbell.net. - 22 -

MON - FRI: MONDAY: TUESDAY: WEDNESDAY:

FRIDAY:

TODAY IN SUNDAY SCHOOL - Today in Sunday School, the children will learn how God used Joseph to feed Egypt during a great famine (Genesis 4041). God sent His Son, Jesus, to save all humanity from sin, death, and the devil. Talk to your children about how our sins cause suffering for both ourselves and others. Talk about times when sin overwhelms us and we cannot escape it. In His love, God takes care of our needs, physical and spiritual. On the cross, Jesus bore Gods anger for our sins and endured the suffering that we deserve. Discuss the reality that in spite of how awful life seems, Jesus is with us through His Word and Sacraments, caring for us always. The first article of the Apostles Creed and its explanation is a helpful catechism connection. 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. WELCOME In our 10:45 service this morning, Mrs. Allie Hanson Ray will be received as a member of our Grace congregation by Adult Confirmation. Allies husband Kevin previously transferred to Grace from Christ Lutheran and their daughter Monica was baptized here on July 31st. - 21 -

FUNDRAISER for PASTOR MATTHEW PETERSON The response for our fundraiser for Pastor Matthew Peterson as part of the Congregational Fish Fry has been tremendous. Matching funds up to $800 from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans have been approved and are just waiting for our enabling contributions. Its not too late to contribute. Talk with Ron or Russlynn Krueger, or Pat Funk this morning. Thank you for your consideration and thanks to Thrivent Financial for Lutherans for their matching support!
Ron and Russlynn Krueger, ACTS Co-chairmen

SENIOR YOUTH ACTIVITY The Senior Youth will meet this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in Parker Hall to work on their Service Project: Care packages for the graduates. They are will bake cookies for the care packages, have some dinner while sharing in some fun Christian fellowship! For further information contact Suzanne Lambert at 454-3960. 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. MEMORIALS IN MEMORY OF MRS. SHIRLEY BOYETTE Sister of Russlynn Krueger TO THE GRACE GENERAL ENDOWMENT FUND BY Rudy and Sherry Bischof

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF LWML Evening Guild continues to collect items for the Lutheran World Relief Health Kits. Thank you to everyone who has been donating items throughout the year. In October we will be putting School Kits and Layette Kits together, and are still in need of some of the following items: LWML FALL ZONE RALLY - Join us on October 15th at Friends in Christ Lutheran Church in Bryant for our Fall Zone Rally. The theme is A New Creation in Christ based on 2 Corinthians 5:17. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with time for coffee and a continental breakfast. The cost is $8.00 which includes lunch. An in-gathering of new underwear and socks will be collected to benefit the Kids Kloset in Bryant. First Lutheran in Benton and Friends in Christ are co-hosting the rally. Call Pat in the church office if you would like to attend. 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 is running low and in need of the following items: diapers sizes 2-6 (need 3s, 4s, and 5s the most), 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. We have someone who can deliver these items to the Seminary on a monthly basis. Her next trip will be the first weekend in November. Please bring your items before the last Sunday of each month and place them on the designated table in the breezeway. If you have questions, please call the church office. KROGER GIFT CARDS - Just a friendly reminderplease consider or continue using a reloadable Kroger Gift Card to help ECDC. Each time you reload the card, ECDC receives 5% and this really adds up and helps the ole budget! If this is a program that you would like to use to help Lutheran education, we encourage you to get an ECDC card they are available in the Church Office and also from Colleen. - 23 -

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