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Pastor Leon Rosenthal
Vicar Norlyn Bartens 618-553-9932

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Changing of the Guard

Last Sunday, July 28th, 2019, we said goodbye to Vicar Brett Witmer, who had been with us since last November.  He'll be going to Pennsylvania for a month before returning to Concordia Theological Seminary for his fourth and final year!  Today, August 4th we welcomed Vicar Norlyn Bartens, who will serve as vicar for the next year.   Vicar Bartens, 52, is married and his wife's name is Elaine. Vicar Bartens and Elaine have two sons, Emmett and Faron.  Welcome to Grace Lutheran, Vicar Bartens!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

In Case You Missed It

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We had great discussion at the Reclaiming the Smartphone night.  If you missed our it here are some helps.  If you made it, here are the links we spoke of.  Feel free to share this material with others.

Here are links to the videos we watched:
Video 1
Video 2
Video 3

Here is a link to the Cultural Translator weekly email for Parents to keep up on modern teen culture that Pastor recommended
Cultural Translator

Here are some links to articles Vicar found that might be helpful as well.

Cyberbullying - 

Taking a Tech Sabbath -

Sexting - 
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Sneaky Apps -

Momo Challenge
Momo Challenge Sheet

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Proper Use of Smartphones

  • Are you sick of having these pocket rectangles ruin your family dinners?
  • Do you feel behind and out of control when it comes to all the changes in technology?
  • Watch and feel equipped for the 4 Important Conversations you need to have around smartphones.  

7PM Wednesday, February 20

Join us for this free one night video series to "Reclaiming the Smartphone" in your life and in the life of your children and teens.  Parents considering when to give their children Smartphones will also benefit greatly. 
Feel free to invite friends as well. 

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Grace Lutheran Soup Dinner and Supper, Friday January 25

Join us Friday, January 25
for Soup, Sandwich, and Dessert.
11AM - 1:30PM
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Adults - $6
Children under 12 - $4 

Friday, December 21, 2018

Caroling 2018

Lorna Boggs, through a Thrivent Action Team, organized a special day of caroling for the Weekday School and church.  Below find some pictures and commentary.

The Weekday School group gathered before making the craft project (many not pictured) 

The above two pictures show the kids making Christmas Stars from clothespins.

After making the Stars they colored pictures to give away with the stars to those we visited in caroling.  Before leaving for caroling we had a pizza feast!

Carolers at our first stop the Neligh Care and Rehab Center, then we went to Antelope Memorial Hospital and then Pioneer homes.  Following caroling we returned to the church for hot chocolate and cookies.  We had 30 youth and 10 adult carolers!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Services Canceled Saturday December 1 and Sunday December 2

Church Services
Church Services are canceled for Saturday night and Sunday morning, December 1-2. 
There will be no Sunday School and Sunday School Christmas Program Practice in the afternoon. 

Missions Brunch 
The Missions Brunch has been postponed until Sunday, December 9.

Mission Speaker
Reminder Deaconess Cheryl Naumann will be at our church on Wednesday for presentations at Wednesday Morning Bible Class and after the Advent Service.  Join us to hear the work that she and her husband are doing.

Rev. Dr. Jonathan and Deaconess Cheryl Naumann serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as missionaries based in the Dominican Republic. As the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) regional chaplain, Jonathan provides pastoral care to LCMS missionaries and their families in over 10 countries. He also teaches future Latin American pastors at the LCMS seminaries in this region.

Cheryl administers the Dominican Republic Mercy Center, teaching women to share the Gospel and to carry out acts of mercy with their neighbors. She also assists with the diaconal work in mission congregations and facilitates the Spanish translation and distribution of Lutheran biblical resources to LCMS missionaries, mission churches and partner churches in this region. Both Jonathan and Cheryl love to speak about Jesus with the people they meet each day.

Advent Wednesdays
Don't forget we will be starting Advent Services on Thursday at 7:30PM.  Our Theme will be: Come, Lord Jesus...and Show Us the Father
- December 5, Advent Midweek 1: Jesus Shows Us Our Creator, Psalm 95:1–7
- December 12, Advent Midweek 2: Jesus Shows Us Our Provider, Psalm 104:27–30
- December 19, Advent Midweek 3: Jesus Shows Us the Father’s Heart, Psalm 103:11–13 

Advent Devotions
The Advent Devotions that I put in the back of the church can also be accessed online at:
You can sign up/subscribe to get them sent to you daily as an email near the bottom of that same page.

Stay warm.  Keep in His Word.
Pastor Kuhfal

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