Grace Free Lutheran Church
 Maple Grove, MN
"Proclaiming Jesus that All May Follow Him"
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"Proclaiming Jesus that All May Follow Him"

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Worship Services:
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Communion will be served the 1st Sunday of the month.
*Nursery will be held in the upper level Library.

Sunday School - September - May at  9:00 -10:00 a.m.

Coffee Time:
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. 
*Coffee Fellowship will be held in the upper level.

News and Announcements for Grace Free Lutheran

See Grace Calendar of Events

Grace is a member of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations.
We believe the Bible is God’s Word, inspired and inerrant,
and that it has the answers for life. We believe salvation is found in Jesus Christ alone.

Monthly News Letters Web Versions:
From our Pastor - "Words of Grace" Recent Newsletters  - 
April 2019
March 2019

 See  - Gals of Grace Newsletters

Proclaiming Jesus that All May Follow Him

Worship Services: 9 and 10:30am. Coffee Fellowship–10:00am; Sunday School-9am.

Adult Sunday School Class: The Adult Sunday School Class will feature The BASIC Collection 7-part series by Francis Chan. The BASIC series, highlights the beautiful journey of the church that is described in Scripture.

Festival of Praise! Sunday, October 27, 4:30 p.m. Free Lutheran Schools Chapel. Featuring the Festival Choir, Hymn Sing, Hallelujah Chorus, and more.

Friends of FLBCS Banquet: Thursday, November 14, 5:30 p.m. at FLBCS.

New Membership Information Class: Sundays in October at 9:00 a.m. with Pastor Lee Hoops and council members. This class is for new and existing members to come get acquainted with others and to re-acquaint themselves with that which we believe. 

Church Nursery: (in Library at both services) for babies and children up to 4 years old. Nursery contact Holly Westlake (763-222-7916)

Mid-Week Bible Study and Activities: Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study Class *“Free Lutheran Seminary Sampler.” Youth Group and Kid’s Club. NO Wednesday night activities November 27th.

Advent Services: December 4, 11, 18, 6:30 p.m.

*Wednesday, October 30, 6:30 p.m. Adult Class speaker Pastor Brent Olson.

Pastor Appreciation Fellowship: Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 p.m. following the Bible Study to honor Pastor Peter and Judy Franz. Join us for fellowship and refreshments.                                                                                       

Thanksgiving Soup Supper and Service: November 24, 5:00 p.m. – Soup and Pie; 6:00 p.m. Music and Testimony service. Contact the church office if you would like to participate with a musical selection or give a testimony. Also, please bring a pie to share.

Prayer Meeting: The 1st Sunday of each month 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. Room 216.                                    

Heritage Christian Academy: HCA provides Christian Education for students Kdg. Prep 3-Grade 12. Contact the Admissions office 763-463-2223 to learn all about HCA's fine Christian based educational training.

HCA Fall Production: “Cheaper by the Dozen” - November 8-9, 7:00 p.m.

HCA Grandparents Days: November 26-27, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
                                                  Women’s Events
Ladies Coffee & Bible Study: Thursdays - 8:00 a.m. – Caribou-Cty 30 MG.

WMF Bible Study: November 12, 7:00 p.m. Lesson 9 in HOPE Study.

Women’s Bible Study: Galatians - Thursdays 12:30 p.m. @ VanderWerts.
Call Joy if you need a ride.

Women's Mentoring: Older and younger women meet in study groups the 1st and 3rd week of every month to learn about Biblical Womanhood. Evening and morning options available. If interested contact or 651-246-4874.
                                                    Men’s Events
Men’s Study: Thurs. 6:00 a.m. Original Pancake House – Maple Grove.                          

Men’s Basketball: Tuesdays & Fridays 6-7 a.m

Wednesday Church Night at Grace 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Church night offers a variety of Bible study Classes and activities for adults, youth and children.
The Adult Bible Study is currently studying the book of Titus with Pastor Franz who will lead and teach this class.
In October/November the Adults will have a variety of teachers who will teach a sample class that is taught at the Free Lutheran Seminary. The series is called “Free Lutheran Seminary Sampler.”  
Grace Youth Middle School and High School students gather for Bible Study and activities each Wednesday…meeting in the Library.
Kid’s Club Kindergarten – 6th grade students… the children’s curriculum is from Right Now Media. Lessons include:
Saving Faith – Lessons from the lives of Abraham and Sarah
Loving Obedience – Lessons from the story of Jonah
Forgiveness – Lessons from the parable of the “Unforgiving Servant” Children will meet in the choir room on the lower level.
Teachers and Helpers: Heidi Johnson, Laura Holmquist, Derek Johnson, Leah Rodrigo, Kristina Korhonen, Rudy Raftshol, Jed Bandy, Substitute teacher: Courtney Osier.
Nursery – A nursery for children 4 years and younger is available each Wednesday night. Nursery is held on the lower level. Nursery Staff: Amy Johnson, Sarah Presteng.
Welcome to Sunday School at Grace
Sundays 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
A Nursery will be available during the first and second services and during the Sunday School hour.
Sunday School, Confirmation Classes, Adult Class and Teachers for the 2019-2020 school year
Opening Leader – Justin Jones
Early Childhood/Pre-school – Teacher Pam Franz
Curriculum – Show Me God’s Truth which teaches the children Bible stories that show the amazing power of God and the great love He has shown in sending Jesus to be our Savior.

5’s, Kindergarten, 1st Grade – Teachers Amy Johnson and Sarah Rieschl – Curriculum – Teach Me God’s Word. The lessons teach about the person and life of Jesus, that nurturer a personal relationship with Jesus as Savior and Friend.

2nd and 3rd Grade Class – Teacher Ben Floan - Curriculum – The Ten Commandments study with applications appropriate for children. Lesson Books: Lord, Guide My Ways; Lord, I Love You; Lord, Keep Me Holy.

4th Grade Class – Teacher: Mike Franz - Curriculum: The Apostles’ Creed. Bible Lessons based on the three Articles of Faith: The Father (Creator); The Son (Redeemer); The Holy Spirit (Sanctifier).

5th and 6th Grade Class – Teacher: Corey Berge - Curriculum:  Journey Through the New Testament: A chronological overview of the New Testament highlighting God’s Word while learning about the geography and culture of the New Testament times.

Confirmation Class 7th and 8th Grade – Teacher: Pastor Adam Osier Curriculum: Foundations of the Faith/This Is Most Certainly True. Based on Luther’s Small Catechism as its structure and using Scripture as the primary text. Lessons on the Authority of Scripture, the Ten Commandments, and the Apostles’ Creed with a focus on Law and Gospel.
Jr. and Sr. High Sunday School Class: Teacher: Daniel Presteng. Beginning with the book of ACTS study and then Daniel will presenting a RightNow Video series on The Gospel of Mark, featuring Francis Chan in an 11-week Bible study, filmed on location in Israel.

Adult Sunday School Class: The Adult Sunday School Class will feature The BASIC Collection 7-part series by Francis Chan. The BASIC series, challenges us to reclaim the simple, full, and beautiful journey of the church that is described in Scripture..

Bible Study Sacred Marriage: Roger & Lindsay Benson will be facilitating this study Sundays 9 am in room 121. Contact: Roger 612-221-5316 or Lindsay 612-269-1036.

                                                                                           RightNow Media  

Here are three additional options that will allow members to register if they did not receive an email invitation to RIGHTNOW MEDIA. 

1.    Text – The first option you can offer to someone who may not have received the email from you is to simply text RIGHTNOW GFL to 41411 from their smart phone. Moments later, they will receive a link that they can follow to set up their account. (Please note that there is a space between RIGHTNOW and GFL.)

2.    Universal Link - Your members are going to be excited about this gift, and word will spread quickly to those who may have missed the announcement. In addition to text, you can also add the following link to your church website. Anyone who visits your church website and clicks that link will be able to set up their account immediately. Your link is:

Heritage Christian Academy
Equipping Minds | Engaging Hearts | Encountering Jesus Christ

HCA Visits EVERY DAY is Open House Day at HCA! We believe the best way for you to get an accurate view of our school is to experience it while it happens. Just call to schedule a personal tour, designed with YOU and YOUR CHILD in mind! The Admissions Director may be reached at 763-463-2223 or Student shadow experiences are another good option, designed to allow students to experience a portion of the school day from a student’s perspective. The Admissions Director is able to assist with these, as well.

Proclaiming Jesus that All May Follow Him!