ALTAR FLOWERS are placed today by Otto & Ruby Litke in loving memory of their beloved daughter, Myrna. Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Luke 12:6
WELCOME! Grace Church Council, and Grace Lutheran congregation welcomes members from the Royal Canadian Legion Westbank #288 to our service today including George & Joan Steeves, Al & Barb Campbell, Liz Dixon & Maggie Lauinger. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall after the service for coffee & refreshments. Poppies are available in the narthex.
HOLY BAPTISM TODAY! We welcome Thomas Kyle Mal
HOLY BAPTISM TODAY! We welcome Thomas Kyle Maloney into the Lord’s Family and into our Grace family today. Please take time after the service to greet Thomas and his parents, Rob & Jocelyn, and his grandparents, Arnold & Lorraine Wentland. God bless you! Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 9:14
Choir Anthem ~ Lead Me, Lord directed by Deni Skutshek and accompanied by Melodie Petersen
Gospel Message: Mark 12:28-37
One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And from then on no one dared ask him any more questions. While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, “Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David? David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, declared: “‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.”’ David himself calls him ‘Lord.’ How then can he be his son?” The large crowd listened to him with delight.