Important Memories

Galen & Lori Griffin New Members October 2015
Galen & Lori Griffin
New Members October 2015

Pastor Kenneth Taglauer 2015

45 Years as a Minister

Kenneth Taglauer

New Members September 2015

Eric & Becky Isackson

New Members September 2015 Eric & Becky Isackson

God Bless them!!! May 2015

Kevin & Judy Hurd 50th wedding Anniversary

God Bless them!!!

Les & Helen Bontrager

50th Wedding Anniversary

Les and Helen Bontrager

New Member in March of 2015

Patsy Ellsworth

New Member in March of 2015

Monroe Crossing

Monroe Crossing was at Grace and a good time and good music was

had by all.  We hope they will want to come back and spend more

time with us.  They are a wonderful group.

Monroe-Crossing-2012Coming May 26th to Grace Lutheran 9am

Oh Christmas Tree

all the hats and mittens on this tree were hand knitted by our own Diane Hartjes.  The items were all given to the women’s shelter.  Thanks Diane!  What a talent!

Under that tree were present after present to be taken to the nursing home and to the women’s shelter.  We have very giving members at Grace Lutheran.

Pot Luck Sunday!

Come join us for Pot Luck Lunch Sunday Nov 19 immediately following worship.

Bring a dish if you can but if you can’t just bring your appetite!


Pastor Marvin Clausen

Reverend Marvin W. Clausen  

January 23, 1935 – September 8, 2011

Reverend Marvin Walter Clausen of Lakeview Arkansas passed away
on September 8th, 2011. He was 76 years old.

Born to Martin and Anna
Clausen in East St. Louis, Illinois on January 23, 1935, Reverend Clausen spent
his early years in Red Bud, Illinois. After graduating from the Seminary at
Concordia St. Louis with a Masters of Divinity degree, he was ordained by the
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in 1960. He was pastor of St. Marks Lutheran
Church in Garrison, Iowa from 1960-1965. He then served as Pastor in Wisconsin
from 1965-1976 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in White Clay Lake, and Zion Lutheran
Church in Zachow. His last fulltime post was at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in
Dundee, Illinois where he served from 1976-1997.

In retirement Reverend Clausen served as the vacancy pastor at several Lutheran Congregations in
Arkansas. He also served intermittently as pastor and teacher at the Themba schools in Dirkesdorp, South Africa from 1999-2008.

Reverend Clausen is
survived by his wife, Mary of Lakeview, AR; 1 brother, Vernon and his wife
Eleanor of San Antonio, TX ; 1 daughter, Julia Herrera and her husband Edward of
San Antonio, TX; 3 sons, Matthew Clausen and his wife Anna of Mundelein, IL, Tom
Clausen and his wife Nga of Honolulu, HI, and Ted Clausen of Honolulu, HI; 9
grandchildren, Tristan Clausen, Talon Clausen, Shane Clausen, Alex Herrera,
Jessica Herrera, Molly Herrera, Stacie Nguyen, Sandy Nguyen, and Selena Nguyen,
and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services conducted by Reverend John Easterling will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Mountain Home on Friday,
September 16, at 2:00 pm. Interment will follow in Mountain Home Cemetery.

Memorials should be sent to Themba Trust Scholarship fund in
South Africa :, or Lutheran World


It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that we report a much loved part-time Pastor was killed in a one car accident in Missouri this past week.

According to the paper Pastor Clausen was driving and his wife, Mary was a passenger when he lost control and the car flipped down a steep embankment.  Both Marvin and Mary were taken to St. Johns in Springfield, Mo where Marvin died and Mary sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Mary at this terrible time.

Good bye dear friend. . .for now, for we will see you again.


Bill and Lynn Phelps, Liz and Ron Smith, Les Bontrager, Michelle and Allen Bishop and JoAnn Jones

Sunday, August 8th after morning services we had our quarterly potluck.  We all sat long and talked much.  Food was good and so was the wonderful company.






Ben Bishop from his favorite post watching all the food disappear.  He’s checking  to make sure there is plenty of chocolate left.  We all wish we had his energy.