Alleluia! Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
Sunday Morning Worship and Christian Education
The Divine Service with Holy Communion is celebrated each Sunday morning at 10:00 AM. Seating is available throughout the sanctuary, and the parish hall remains available for those who desire greater distancing and precautions. Services continue to be streamed online here. Please join us to hear the good news of Christ crucified and risen for you!
Each Sunday morning, we offer adult Bible study at 8:45 AM; we are currently studying the Psalms. We also have family Sunday school in our parish hall starting soon after the end of the Divine Service, about 11:10 or 11:15 AM. We spend time learning God's Word as families individually and together as a group, ending each week about 11:45 AM. However large or small your family is, please join us!
Youth confirmation classes are offered for middle school students each Wednesday evening in the parish hall from 5:30-6:30 PM.
Please check the calendar from the most recent newsletter for more information on other activities at Grace.
Our 10 AM worship service continues to be streamed live on our congregation's Facebook page. You can find these services streamed live or recorded on our Facebook page by clicking here.
Our Learning Center remains open!
Worship and Christian Education
Adult Bible Study at 8:45 AM
Divine Service with Holy Communion at 10:00 AM
Family Sunday school following the Divine Service
Listen to Pastor Appel's sermons here.
Midweek youth confirmation classes are available during the school year for middle school students from 5:30-6:30 PM each Wednesday night. The schedule may be adjusted slightly during Advent and Lent; please see the newsletter calendar for the most up-to-date information.
6:30 am to 6:30 pm
Located at 401 Wilkes, Grace Lutheran Learning Center offers Lutheran education for all children, infants through 4 years old. Pastor Appel leads a short chapel service every Wednesday at 10:00 AM.
After-school care is available for children up to 12 years old.
For more information, click here or contact director Angel Hurst by e-mail or by phone, 512-360-2800.
At Grace Lutheran Church in Smithville, TX, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ works through His Word and Sacraments to bring us what we need most desperately: the forgiveness of sins.
By His Word of Law, God tells us that we are all sinners (Romans 3:23). As sinners, we are spiritually dead (Ephesians 2:1) and God’s enemies (Romans 5:10). We can do nothing for ourselves to change that horrible condition (Romans 3:20). Yet, God also speaks to us His Word of Good News, His precious Gospel! Even while we were enemies of God, He sent His Son Jesus to take our sins upon Himself and die on the cross in our place (2 Corinthians 5:21). Three days later, Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death, our worst enemy (1 Corinthians 15:55-57). Through Jesus’ death and resurrection, God has given us the forgiveness of sins, everlasting life, and eternal salvation (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).
That’s the Good News that is for all people—including you! That’s the Good News that is proclaimed every week at Grace Lutheran Church! Every Sunday morning, in the Divine Service, God comes to us through His Word and Sacraments, His means of grace, to deliver to us the forgiveness of sins once again. Here God strengthens and nourishes us as Christians to live as His children. It’s the most important thing that happens for us every week.
But the Good News of Jesus isn’t heard just on Sunday morning. The Gospel permeates everything that happens at Grace—Bible classes for adults and children, men’s and women’s groups, community service projects, and more. Our congregation’s name says it all. Here at Grace, God brings to us over and over the best news He has:
God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense are for you!