Grace Lutheran Newsletter

Elders & Church Council Meeting

The Church Council will meet to plan the 2018 congregational budget at 6:30 on October 10.  The regular council meeting will meet following to conduct business to prepare for the Voters’ meeting.

October Voters’ Meeting

Sunday October 15

Time: 1:30 PM

Because of the changes brought on by the new health care law, the congregation must report salaries to our health care and retirement provider before our regular budget meeting in December.  To that end, the October Voters’ meeting will:

1) Set salaries for 2018 as proposed by the October council.

2) Propose the rest of the budget to be voted on at the December meeting.

The entire proposed budget will be included in the November Newsletter.


Community Services

Pastor Schmidt will have community services on the following dates:

Mon., Oct. 2, 9, 23 & 30 @

Gardenside @ 10 AM

Sun., Oct. 8 @ Cedarwood @ 2 PM

Wed., Oct. 11 @ Heritage @ 11 AM

October 15-21 - Hospital Chaplain

Sun., Oct. 22 @ the Jail @ 2 PM

Sun., Oct. 29 @ Gardenside @ 2 PM

Sun., Oct. 29 @ Heritage @ 2:45 PM



Worship Times 8:30 & 11:00 each Sunday

October 1

17th Sunday after Pentecost

LWML Sunday with Holy Communion

Divine Service Setting 5

Text:  Matthew 10:26-33

Theme: “Be Ready to Confess Jesus”

October 8

18th Sunday after Pentecost

Divine Service, Setting 1 with Holy


Text:  Matthew 21:33-46

Theme:  “They Will Respect My Son”

October 15

19th Sunday after Pentecost

Divine Service Setting 4

Text:   Matthew 22:1-14

Theme:  “The Wedding Feast and

the Guests”

October 22

20th Sunday after Pentecost

Divine Service Setting 1

Text: Matthew 22:15-22

Theme:  “Is it Lawful to Pay Taxes?”

October 29

Reformation Sunday


Text:   Ephesians 2

Theme:  “By Grace”

Miscellaneous News & Notes

     One Book-One Congregation

Coming in October


A weekly reading guide

In Each Sunday Bulletin

 Beginning October 1

Adult Bible Class -  Each Sunday, 9:45 AM

Now through November 26


Undie Sunday

Grace Lutheran LWML is sponsoring an Orphan Grain Train “Undie Sunday”.  Donate NEW socks, t-shirts and undies for boys, girls, men and women by Sunday, October 1 - LWML Sunday.  Please bring them to the church and place them in the box provided in the lower Narthex by the mailboxes.