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Who is Jesus?

December 9, 2018

2411 Woodlake Road Denison, Texas 75021 (903) 465-1016

Ministers: Members of Grace Pastor .......................................Michael J. Mattil Secretary ...................................... Debi Wendorf Organist..........................................Cheryl Mattil Children’s Ministry............................April Gilbert

This Week at Grace Today December 9 8:00 a Traditional Worship 9:15 a Sunday School Hour 10:30 a Blended worship 12:00 p Annual Congregational Meeting 12:00 p Handbells Practice Wednesday December 12 1:00 p Quilters 6:00 p Advent Meal 7:00 p Advent Service 7:45 p Praise Team Practice Thursday December 13 6:30 a Men’s Bible Breakfast at Braums Saturday December 15 10:00 a Children’s Program Rehearsal Next Sunday December 16 8:00 a Traditional Worship 9:15 a Sunday School Hour 10:30 a Blended worship 12:00 p Hand Bells Practice 12:00 p Youth Group

Serving in December 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

Elder Elders

Art Farrow Lindel Davis James Patterson Ushers Josh Velten Jeremiah Velten Altar Care Gilberts Lund

Worship Welcome Opening Hymn: LSB341 v. 1-4 Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

Invocation Opening Hymn: LSB341 v. 5 Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

Confession and Absolution Words of Institution Distribution Distribution Hymns (Late Service) There is a Redeemer Do This In Remembrance of Me

1 Kings 11:1-10 2 Timothy 4:6-8 Praise Team (Late Service) Forever

Matthew 12:38-42 Nicene Creed Children’s Message (Late Service) Offerings Prayers of the Church Lord’s Prayer Sermon Hymn: LSB375 Come Your Hearts And Voices Raising

Sermon: Son of Solomon Benediction Closing Hymn: LSB370 v. 1-2 What Child Is This

The annual Congregational Voter’s meeting will be held TODAY, after the second service. Please plan to attend. Grace has been blessed with a financial grant from The Texas District LWML to open a work center for the Lutheran Braille Workers. The mission of the work center is to produce Large Print ESV bibles for the visually impaired prison population. Production will begin mid January 2019. Each bible will consist of seven volumes. It is hoped that a total of six individuals will join the team to assist in fulfilling this mission. No experience is necessary. For further details, please contact Neil Lindahl at

The Advent meals this year are being provided by the Pioneer Campers. If you are planning on attending camp next summer you are encouraged to help with the meals to lower your cost for the camp. Please get with Josh or Amy Velten to see what you can do. Advent Services will follow the meals at 7:00 pm on December 12 and 19.

Sojourners Celebrate Advent Please join them Tuesday, December 18 at 10:00 a.m. At the home of Jane & Gorlyn Bronstad. Bring a holiday treat to share. Everyone is welcome. Contact Jane or Gorlyn for more details. Saturday December 22 will be an event filled day for all ages. Starting at 10:00 am with rehearsal for the Children’s program. The Youth will be offering gift wrapping 12:00—2:00 to help raise funds for the National Youth Gathering. LWML will be doing a cookie exchange from 1:00—3:00. Please bring 3 dozen to munch/exchange. There will be an opportunity for the little ones to decorate some cookies after rehearsal.

Baptisms and Birthdays this week! Baptism Tate McGhee 12/09 Caleb Snodgrass 12/10 Jake Jones 12/12 Haiden Taylor 12/14 Nick Patterson 12/15 Birthdays Josie Jones 12/11 Malea Taylor 12/12 SueZanne Petersen 12/13 Anniversaries Gary & Joanne Miller 12/13/1969 49 yrs

A Celebration for Carol Wallace A birthday party to celebrate the 85th birthday of Carol Wallace will be held today starting at 12:00 p.m. It is a come and go party. Held at the Jack Stockton building, on Donnel Drive, in Calera OK. Come, have fun, share memories, and enjoy the food. If you have any questions please contact Cindi Braudrick at 903-271-3077. Ladies of Grace Bible Study will meet Wednesday December 12 at 11:00 a.m. Please bring a dish to share for the luncheon that follows.

Saturday December 15 first of two Saturday Children's program practices. Starts at 10:00 a.m. Saturday December 22 second Children’s program practice starts at 10:00 a.m. Lunch provided after. The Youth Group will be offering gift wrapping services during this practice time to raise funds for National Youth Gathering. And LWML will be decorating cookies for a Cookie Exchange. Sunday December 23 Children's Program. 10:30 am (late service) Monday December 24 Christmas Eve Candle Light Service 7:00 p.m. Sunday December 30 No early service. Brunch at 9:15, followed by service at 10:30. The Youth will be visiting Six Flags after the service

December 9, 2018  
December 9, 2018