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GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH THE ALTAR FLOWERS

(Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)


LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS The Altar Flowers are given today to the glory of God and the beautification of
May 1, 2011 His House by Bill and Anita Allaben in honor of their 42nd wedding anniversary and in
thanksgiving for God’s many blessings received.
THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
THOSE WHO SERVE
PRAYER UPON ENTERING CHURCH
Lord God, heavenly Father, according to Your great mercy, You have given me new birth in Pastor: Rev. James C. Walter
my Baptism and given me great hope through the resurrection of Your Son, my Lord Jesus Christ, Director of Parish Music: Nathan Beethe
from the dead. Continue to strengthen me in my faith which receives what I have not seen but firmly Secretary: Pat Funk
believe by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Grant that the gift of forgiveness which leads to eternal life Early Childhood Center Director: Colleen Moorman
will continue to be for me a living hope. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen Acolyte: (8:15) Elisabeth Graf
WELCOME Cantor: (8:15) Paula Walter
Ushers: (8:15) Bill Allaben, Robert Bemberg, Sr.
Alleluia, Christ Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed, Alleluia! We continue to celebrate Easter Tim Loyd, Ed Mahnken
on this Second Sunday of Easter! Welcome to everyone gathered here this day to be strengthened in
Your faith through the proclamation of the Gospel. Each Sunday throughout the year is a celebration Greeters: (8:15) Lori Dumont and David and Megan Witte
of the resurrection of our Lord. We invite you to come and worship with us again. Altar Guild: (8:15) Bette Bogart and Paulette Goldsby
We ask that everyone fill out an attendance registration card found at each pew and return it Acolyte: (10:45) Kaylee Hammond
to an Usher as the Offering is collected. Children are welcome in our Service and will be invited to Cantor: (10:45) Ron Krueger
come forward for a Children’s Message. Parents may accompany them if they wish. We have a Communion Assistant: (10:45) Terry Eustice
nursery facility for infants and toddlers located downstairs for anyone who has need. Restrooms are Ushers: (10:45) Jason Camacho, Rick Camacho
also downstairs in this building or across the bridge on this floor level before entering the fellowship
Eric Sanders, Richard Sanders
hall. If you have any questions please ask one of our greeters or ushers. If you need more information
about Grace Lutheran Church please speak with our Pastor. Greeters: (10:45) Charlie, Abby and Annalia Buchanan
Altar Guild: (10:45) Dawn Cline
HOLY COMMUNION Coffee Hosts:
Holy Communion will be celebrated in the 10:45 Service today. In this sacrament we Altar Guild: (Wed. evening) Suzanne Raddle and Wilma Richter
receive Christ’s very body and blood for the forgiveness of sins. Those who are not members of Nursery Attendant: Mary Ann Dyer
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. NEXT WEEK’S READINGS - The appointed readings for next Sunday, May 8th, the Third
AS WE GATHER Sunday of Easter: The First Reading: Acts 2:14a, 36-41, The Epistle Reading: 1 Peter
1:17-25, and The Gospel Reading: Luke 24:13-35.
Do you know someone who has trouble believing the resurrection of Jesus? Even among the
disciples of Jesus, Thomas was one who had difficulty believing in the resurrection. It took a great
Grace Lutheran Church
deal of influence—the influence of Jesus Himself—to convince Thomas of the truth of the
resurrection! Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen Me? Blessed are those
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who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29) Though we do not have the privilege of
seeing Jesus in person as Thomas did, we do have the privilege of seeing Jesus in the Word. We have www.gracelutheranlr.org
the privilege of being touched by Jesus in Holy Baptism. And we also have the privilege of receiving Telephone Number: 501-663-3631
His Real Presence in the Sacrament of the Altar where our faith receives all the gifts we cannot see
and is strengthened to take God at His Word.
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THE ORDER OF DIVINE SERVICE 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,
for renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways
THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER to the glory of Your holy name. Amen

Declaration of Grace (8:15) John 1:12; Philippians 1:6


Pre-Service Music 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
Lighting of the Chancel Candles 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
Prelude Jesus Lives! The Victory's Won [BWV 728] - J.S. Bach Christ.
C Amen
Ringing of the Church Bell

Opening Hymn: Jesus Lives! The Victory's Won LSB 490 Absolution (10:45) [John 20:19–23]

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
Confession and Absolution therefore forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the
Holy Spirit.
Stand C Amen

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

Invocation Matthew 28:19b; [18:20]


Service of the Word
P In the name of the Father and of the T Son and of the Holy Spirit. Introit Ps. 105:1–5, 8; antiphon: 1 Peter 2:2–3
C Amen
P Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to
Exhortation 1 John 1:8–9 salvation—
C if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
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 P Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name;
cleanse us from all unrighteousness. C make known his deeds among the peoples!

Silence for reflection on God's Word and for self-examination. P Sing to him, sing praises to him;
C tell of all his wondrous works!
Confession of Sins
P Glory in his holy name;
P Let us then confess our sins to God our Father. C let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!
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 P Seek the LORD and his strength;
we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not C seek his presence continually!

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P Remember the wondrous works that he has done,
C his miracles, and the judgments he uttered.

P He remembers his covenant forever,


C the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations.

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 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to
salvation—
C if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

Kyrie Mark 10:47

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This Is the Feast Revelation 5:12–13; 19:5–9 Salutation and Collect of the Day

P Let us pray.
Almighty God, grant that we who have celebrated the Lord’s resurrection may by Your
grace confess in our life and conversation that Jesus is Lord and God; through the same
Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and forever.

Sit

First Reading Acts 5:29–42

P This is the Word of the Lord.


C Thanks be to God.

Gradual adapt. from Matt. 28:7; Heb. 2:7; Ps. 8:6

Christ has risen | from the dead.*


[God the Father] has crowned him with glory and | honor,
He has given him dominion over the works | of his hands;*
he has put all things un- | der his feet.

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Epistle 1 Peter 1:3–9 Sit

P This is the Word of the Lord.


C Thanks be to God. Children's Message

Stand
Sermon Hymn: O Sons and Daughters of the King LSB 470 sts. 1–4

Verse of the Day Rom. 6:9; John 20:29b


Sermon John 20:19–31
P Alleluia. We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no “Believing Is Seeing”
longer has dominion over him. Alleluia. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet
have believed. Alleluia.
Hymn: O Sons and Daughters of the King LSB 470 sts. 5–9

Common Alleluia and Verse


Stand

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,
Holy Gospel John 20:19–31 born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
P The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the twentieth chapter. 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.

The reading of the Holy Gospel. I believe in the Holy Spirit,


the holy Christian Church,
P This is the Gospel of the Lord. the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life T everlasting. Amen

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Nicene Creed (10:45) The prayers conclude with the following:

C I believe in one God, P Into Your hands, O Lord, we commend all for whom we pray, trusting in Your mercy;
the Father Almighty, through Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
maker of heaven and earth C Amen
and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, Sit


the only-begotten Son of God,
begotten of His Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light, Offering O Sons and Daughters of the King - John Leavitt
very God of very God,
begotten, not made,
being of one substance with the Father, Stand
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 Offertory Psalm 116:12-13, 17-19
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

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.

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10:45 Service continues on the next page. Closing Hymn: We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight LSB 720

Postlude O Sons and Daughters of the King (LSB 471) - Jean François Dandrieu

Service Concludes (8:15)


T T T
Lord's Prayer Matthew 6:9–13

P Lord, remember us in Your kingdom and teach us to pray: Service of the Sacrament (10:45)
C Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come, Preface 2 Timothy 4:22; [Colossians 3:1]; [Psalm 136]
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

Closing Collect

P Blessed Lord, You have caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning. Grant
that we may so hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them that, by patience
and comfort of Your holy Word, we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of
everlasting life; 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 lift His countenance upon you and T give you peace.
C Amen

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Proper Preface 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
P It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give Spirit, one God, now and forever.
thanks to You, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God. And most especially are we C Amen
bound to praise You on this day for the glorious resurrection of Your Son, Jesus Christ,
the very Paschal Lamb, who was sacrificed for us and bore the sins of the world. By His
The Words of Our Lord Matthew 26:26–28; Mark 14:22–24;
dying He has destroyed death, and by His rising again He has restored to us everlasting
Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23–25
life. Therefore with Mary Magdalene, Peter and John, and with all the witnesses of the
P Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had
resurrection, with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven we laud
given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples and said: “Take, eat; this is My T
and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:
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
Sanctus Isaiah 6:3; Matthew 21:9 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

P As often as we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim the Lord’s 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 Matthew 6:9–13

C Our Father who art in heaven,


hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth
Prayer of Thanksgiving as it is in heaven;
give us this day our daily bread;
P Blessed are You, Lord of heaven and earth, for You have had mercy on those whom You and forgive us our trespasses
created and sent Your only-begotten Son into our flesh to bear our sin and be our Savior. as we forgive those
With repentant joy we receive the salvation accomplished for us by the all-availing who trespass against us;
sacrifice of His body and His blood on the cross. and lead us not into temptation,
Gathered in the name and the remembrance of Jesus, we beg You, O Lord, to forgive, but deliver us from evil.
renew, and strengthen us with Your Word and Spirit. Grant us faithfully to eat His body For Thine is the kingdom
and drink His blood as He bids us do in His own testament. Gather us together, we pray, and the power and the glory
from the ends of the earth to celebrate with all the faithful the marriage feast of the Lamb forever and ever. Amen

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Pax Domini John 20:19 Stand

Thank the Lord

Agnus Dei John 1:29

Post-Communion Collect

P Let us pray.
Gracious God, our heavenly Father, You have given us a foretaste of the feast to come in
Sit 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
Distribution 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
Communion instructions: The Pastor invites the communicants, those who are able, to kneel Spirit, one God, now and forever.
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: Your Table I Approach LSB 628


Hymn: O Savior, Precious Savior LSB 527
Hymn: Alleluia, Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven LSB 477

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Benediction Numbers 6:24–26 THIS WEEK AT GRACE

SUNDAY: 8:15 a.m. – Divine Service


Coffee and Fellowship in Parker Hall
9:45 a.m. – Sunday School and Pastor Walter’s Bible Class
9:45 a.m. – Young Women of Grace Bible Study
10:45 a.m. – Divine Service with Holy Communion
MON - FRI: 7:30 a.m. – Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC)
MONDAY: 7:00 p.m. – Board of Christian Education
TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m. – Tuesday Morning Bible Class
12:00 noon – Sit and Sew
WEDNESDAY: 6:30 a.m. – Men’s Bible Study (St. Vincent’s)
7:00 p.m. – Mid-Week Service
Closing Hymn: We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight LSB 720 THURSDAY: 12:00 noon – Noon Devotions with Pastor
FRIDAY: 4:15 p.m. - 8th Grade Confirmation
NO 7th Grade Confirmation
Postlude O Sons and Daughters of the King (LSB 471) - Jean François Dandrieu
TODAY’S SUNDAY SCHOOL - In the learning the story of Stephen (Acts 6–7), the first
martyr, the children in Sunday School learned how we are crushed and enraged at the
accusations of the God’s Law, but the Gospel comes to bring peace and quietness with
the forgiveness of our sins. Talk with your children and point out that in church we hear
from the pastor the same Word of God that Stephen preached: “Lord, do not hold this sin
against them.”

SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS – Pastor Walter’s Bible Class meets at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday
T T T morning in Parker Hall. Pastor is leading a study on the book of Genesis.

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.

REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS:


Carolyn Moorman is in room 203 at Briarwood Health Care for rehab.
Joe Gelzine is at St. Vincent Doctor’s for rehab following surgery.
Larry Jones continues his recovery at home.
Acknowledgments
Dick Jenkins moved to Brookside Health Care but is not accepting visitors at this time.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Harold Wells is recovering at home following surgery.
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.
Frank Gutierrez continues his recovery at home.

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND GOD’S BLESSINGS TO: COFFEE HOSTS – We have some openings in May and June for members to volunteer to
May 1 - Sandy and Tim Sweeney, Dana and Dale Zimmerman serve coffee and refreshments during the fellowship time between services. Please take a
May 3 - Anita and Bill Allaben minute to look at the list of available Sundays which is posted on the bulletin board by
May 4 - Sharon and Gervais LeBlanc the Parlor. Thank you for volunteering to serve.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND GOD’S BLESSINGS TO: BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION will meet this Monday, May 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. in
May 2 - Kaye Gilbert the sanctuary. Bob Bryant is the Director.
May 3 - Russlynn Krueger
May 4 - Mark Cate, Dana Michaelis, Ruth Whitney SIT AND SEW - Bring your project and join the Sit and Sew group on Tuesday, May
May 7 - Becky Ross, Spencer Taylor, Eric Westerfield 4th, at 12:00 noon in the downstairs classroom in the church. Call Carole Nichols or
Sammye Sue Harrill for more information.
LAST WEEK’S STEWARDSHIP – Attendance: Easter Sunday 4/24: 362 (Easter
Sunrise – 65, 8:15 – 168 and 10:45 – 129. Maundy Thursday 4/21: 110. Good Friday EASTER LILIES – Our thanks to everyone who placed lilies in the sanctuary for Easter.
4/22: 147. Mid-Week Service 4/27: 14. Offerings: Easter Sunday 4/24: $10,286.00. If you purchased one of these lilies, you may pick it up after the 10:45 service this
Maundy Thursday 4/21 $1,464.00. Good Friday 4/22: $1,364.00. Building Fund: $80.00. morning. After today they will be on a table in the breezeway.
Fan into Flame: $150.00. Memorials: $100.00. Music Fund: $20.00.
JOY CLUB FLOAT TRIP – Start making your plans now for the Annual Joy Club Float
CONGRATULATIONS AND GOD’S BLESSINGS to Leah and Demitri Villarreal on the Trip, on Saturday, June 11th. Meet at the Highway 14 Bridge at 9:45 a.m. for departure
birth of their son Hayden Demitri Villarreal who was born on Tuesday, April 26th. at 10:00 a.m. The cost is $45.00 per canoe plus $5 per person for lunch on the river.
Maryn is Hayden’s big sister!! God’s blessings on the Villarreal family. Lunch on the river is again being served by Marge and Crew. Contact Tim Loyd at 352-
4908 or email at timpaul59@att.net if you have questions. The sign-up sheet is on the
PASTOR WALTER will be out of the office through Thursday this week. He will be bulletin board by the Parlor.
representing President Ken Lampe at the Call Services at Concordia Theological
Seminary in Fort Wayne and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. BRIDAL SHOWER – You are invited to a Bridal Shower for Sydney Weed on Saturday,
May 7th, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the church Parlor. Sydney’s fiancé is Zach
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – Let's get ready for some vine-swingin' fun!! Join Smith. They are registered at Dillards, Walmart, and Bed, Bath and Beyond. The shower
the Big Jungle Adventure: A Faith Journey with Jesus on June 26th-30th!! Meet is hosted by Lori Dumont, Sally McNabb, Riley Middaugh, Brenda Parscale, Paula
Ranger Morgan & come explore Bible stories, take Bible challenges, make crafts, play Walter and Megan Witte.
fun games, and sing awesome songs, all while meeting some amazing adventure
BRIDAL SHOWER – You are invited to a Bridal Shower for Kirby Kepler and Aaron
animals!! Look for the registration and volunteer area this morning, as we kick off
Walter on Saturday, May 14th, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Parker Hall here at
our jungle journey to VBS!! Any questions, see Ame Andrews & Heather Lamb!
Grace. They are registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond and Williams Sonoma. The shower
is hosted by Lori Dumont, Pat Funk, Stephana Loyd, Riley Middaugh, Angie Proud,
8th GRADE CONFIRMATION will meet on Friday, May 6th, at 4:15 p.m. in the Parlor.
Margaret Schulz, Hannah Walter and Sheila Wilimzig.
7th GRADE CONFIRMATION will not meet this week.
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF – We are again collecting items for World Relief kits.
TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE CLASS meets each Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the This year our projects are “Layette Kits” and “School Kits”. During April we will
downstairs classroom in the church. This is a wonderful opportunity for an in-depth collect newborn sweaters or sweatshirts for the Layettes. This summer we will collect
study of God’s Word. They have started the Life Light Series on Ephesians/1 and 2 items for the School Kits. Thank you for your support of Lutheran World Relief. Call
Thessalonians. Contact Joan Ann Olsen for more details. the church office if you have questions.
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THANK YOU – Pastor Matthew Peterson wishes to thank our Grace Family for LUTHERAN CAMP ON PETIT JEAN’s 2011 Summer Camp schedule and registration
everything we have done as part of the Body of Christ. His reports at UAMS are looking forms are available on the table by the ramp door. The theme, F.R.O.G. Fully Rely on
good and he was able to return home to be with his family for a few weeks. He greatly God, will allow campers to walk through the Old and New Testament, learning about true
appreciates the food and other donations from members of our congregation. He will be believers before them who fully relied on God. Campers will discover people like Noah,
returning to Little Rock on or around May 20th. Please keep Pastor Peterson and his Moses, Esther, and Paul who put all their trust in God when they found themselves in
family in your prayers. tough situations. Camp programs are available for Kindergarten through 12th grade. To
receive the full payment discount of $15, your registration must be postmarked and paid
THRIVENT BUILDS with HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – The wall-raising for the new in full by May 15, 2011. For more information contact Chris Lawrenz at 501-727-5656
home for the Zarate family was scheduled for this Saturday, but has been postponed or director@lutherancamp.org.
until May 14th due to the rainy weather. The work starts at 8:00 a.m. with the actual
wall-raising at 10:00 a.m. at 5002 Division Street, North Little Rock. Your help is MEMORIALS –
needed by volunteering on the jobsite, pitching in financially and praying for the safety IN MEMORY OF MS. MARY FRANCES PROUE
and timely completion of the project. To sign up, a volunteer sheet is posted on TO THE MARY PROUE MEMORIAL FUND
bulletin board. Thank you to all who have given donations, but we are still working to By Phillip and Cheryl Albers
reach our goal of $2400. Thank you to those that have volunteered to work, but we Chuck and Sandra Hamilton
still need more. God’s blessings, Diane Roberts

MIRACLE LEAGUE BALL – Alex Roberts is again playing Miracle League ball on the
Twins team. The schedule is posted on the bulletin board by the Parlor.

MID-WEEK SERVICES - We have a Worship Service each Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m.
Each week’s theme follows the theme of the previous Sunday. Holy Communion is
celebrated on the second and fourth Wednesday. Please join us for worship.

THE MID-SOUTH DISTRICT SINGLES Fellowship Retreat is May 6-8, 2011 at


Lutheran Camp on Petit Jean. The theme is “Love One Another” based on John 13:34.
The cost is $55. Go to their website www.ourchurch.com/member/m/midsouthsingles for
more information or see the flyer on the bulletin board.

BELL CHOIR – CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WISCONSIN - The Alleluia Ringers of


Concordia University Wisconsin will be presenting a concert of sacred and secular music
here at Grace. This group of 13 talented college students, under the direction of Dr. John
Behnke will use over 140 handbells and handchimes. In their 25 year history, The
Alleluia Ringers have performed throughout the United States, Germany, Norway,
Sweden, Estonia, and Lativa, plus played for two national handbell seminars. The music
will be fascinated to watch and inspiring to listen to them. Don’t miss this incredible
concert!

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