Worship Happenings at Grace – Please note these upcoming worship happenings at Grace:
  • Sunday, November 4th All Saints Sunday – Remembering at both the 8:30 and 10:30 worship services all those who have died, and especially those who have died in the past year.
  • Sunday, November 11th Veterans Day – A special blessing for all Veterans during both services.
  • Monday, November 19th Give Thanks at Grace – We celebrate Thanksgiving with a potluck meal at 6:00 pm and a Give Thanks service at 6:30 pm in the Social Hall family style around the tables.
  • Sunday, November 25thChrist the King Sunday
Week at a Glance
Wednesday, October 31
5:00 pm NO Confirmation
6:00 pm 3rd Gear All Hallowed Eve
6:30 pm Bell Choir practice @St. John
7:30 pm NO Grace Choir practice

Sunday, November 4
All Saints Sunday
8:30 am Worship
9:30 am Faith Formation
9:30 am GWELCA Board meets
10:30 am Worship
11:30 am 3rd Gear @Grace

Pastors @Fall Theological

Monday, November 5
7:00 pm Waseca Chorale
Pastors @Fall Theological

Tuesday, November 6

12:00 pm Quilters
Pastors @Fall Theological

Wednesday, November 7

6:30 am Men's Bible Study
8:30 am Staff meeting
5:00 pm 7th/8th Grade Confirmation
6:30 pm Bell Choir practice @Grace
7:00 pm 3rd Gear summer trip info
       mtg. @Grace for 8th graders
7:30 pm Grace Choir

Full Calendar available at: 
 Sunday Worship Times
8:30 am
10:30 am

 Faith Formation
9:30 am

Office Hours 
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm
Daylight Savings Time is Sunday, November 4th
Wednesday, 10/31 @ St John; 6pm - All Hallowed Eve in a Cemetery? It's a worship style you'll never forget! We'll be trick or treating afterwards for canned goods! Food collected will go to Grace and Waseca Food Shelves.
NOVEMBER 3G Schedule:
Sunday, 11/04 - 3G @ Grace Chapel
Sunday, 11/11 - 3G @ Grace Chapel
Sunday, 11/18 - 3G @ Grace Chapel
Sunday, 11/25 - NO 3rd GEAR (Thanksgiving)
2019 Summer Trips INFO: 
Wednesday, 11/7: Informational Meeting in Grace Social Hall for 8th Graders (after Confirmation - 7pm) - Intro to "LEADERSHIP LAB"
Wednesday, 11/14: 7:00 pm - Trip Informational Meeting in Grace Social Hall- Registration begins for all trips
Sunday, 11/18: M&M Fundraiser Begins
Sunday, 11/18: Trip Deposits Due ($100) 

Senior High Students and Parents:
Want to keep up with 3rd Gear High School events? Join Marty's Remind groups! (For students and parents only.)
Students: Text @3GWaseca to 81010
Parents: Text @3GParents to 81010
Make sure to check out 3rd Gear’s website at calendar at!
Remember you can make a secure contribution to Grace Lutheran Church with a quick text message. Simply send a text to 507-593-7532 with the amount you would like to contribute. 

Resurrection and Life
Scripture for This Week: Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 24; Rev. 21:1-6a; and John 11:32-44

Tears are plenteous. Children from one ocean to another cry out for bread and clean water, for health and warmth. Young people cry out powerful concern for the future. One generation to another weeps over loved ones lost, over loneliness, over reconciliation gone awry.
Jesus wept too. Standing outside the tomb of his friend Lazarus, he wept (John 11:35). Jesus’ tears might seem oddly placed. Lazarus’s sisters, Martha and Mary, had called for Jesus as their brother fought illness. The sisters expected Jesus to come, and come quickly—after all, Lazarus was one Jesus “loved” (John 11:3). But Jesus waited. Jesus stayed back, telling his disciples Lazarus had simply “fallen asleep.” Only at the appropriate time would he go to wake up Lazarus.
When Jesus does arrive, it is four long days after Lazarus has died. Mary and Martha are still overcome with grief. Still in no hurry to make his way to the grave, Jesus stops to hear Martha give words to her pain: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died” (John 11:21). He stops to hear Mary cry the same words. Then—and only then—does he make his way to Lazarus’s tomb.
Why does Jesus cry, after waiting all that time to go to the grave? Why does he cry, when he must have known, like Martha and Mary, that he could have done something about it?
He cries because all causes of human pain—separation, death, suffering—are surely to be wept over. Even in the midst of the presence of God, sorrow is real. It hurts. But against all pain, God’s promises have final victory for us, for all who experience pain and death. “I am,” Jesus says, “the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25). Today, on All Saints Sunday, we celebrate the astounding promise of resurrection. Jesus lives, and we live because of him.
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