April News


The following is shared from ‘The Word In Season’ for April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday:
Some of the oldest copies of Mark’s gospel end with the silence of verse 8. Silence makes it easier for us to recognize holiness.
The north woods of Minnesota is a holy place, where God’s abounding love can be seen in every pinecone and lake. Still, whenever a new group of teenage campers would arrive at Wilderness Canoe Baes, a Lutheran camp way up north in Minnesota, their noises (even the happy ones) would overwhelm the quiet holiness. One summer, as the camp naturalist, it was my job to teach campers about the plants, rocks, and animals of the woods: to point out the holiness all around. I found it worked best if I could coax the campers into silence. We would walk down the nature trail hearing white-throated sparrows sing, watching sun glitter on the lake, and smelling the ancient resin of cedar. As the campers’ noise melted away, holiness was revealed.

In the midst of your joyful Easter celebrations, I hope you find some silence. Remember the women who fled the tomb, stunned into silence by the immense holiness of an empty tomb and the hope of a new day. May holiness be revealed to you, too.

The current and informative news in the Grace Messenger for April 2018 can be found here: April 2018 Messenger

Click the link to read the Grace Calendar for April 2018: April 2018 Calendar

March 2018 News

Season of Lent is here! Read the Messenger to find the worship schedule during Lent, ways to help those in need through Baskets of Promise, and information on ordering your Easter Lily this year! Daylight Saving Time begins on Saturday, March 11th.

Current news from Grace Lutheran Church can be found here: March 2018 Messenger

Click the following link to read the Calendar for March 2018: March 2018 Calendar

December News

Advent BeginsThe season of Advent is about preparing. We prepare for Christmas by making travel plans, buying presents, and decorating. This is also a season to remember that we are waiting for Jesus to return. We are reminded to empty ourselves of what we are too full of. We prepare for Christ by making room for love, mercy, and faith to grow. It is a way of life to live expectantly for the fulfillment of God’s greatest dream for us. Browse the following links to learn the latest news and make plans for celebrating Christmas Eve with your “church family”!

Click the link to read the current news in the Grace Messenger for December 2017: December 2017 Messenger

The December 2017 Calendar for Grace can be found here:December 2017 Calendar

November News

thankful & blessedIt is almost Thanksgiving Day, time that most people think of all things in life we are thankful for – we are constantly in God’s presence and therefore we will always have a reason to take a few moments or longer and give thanks! Click the links below to find out the latest news and where we will give thanks on Thanksgiving Eve.
Grace Lutheran November Messenger can be found here: November Messenger

The November Calendar of events for Grace Lutheran are located here: November Calendar

September News

During the month of September Grace Lutheran Church will be participating in “God’s Work, Our Hands” ELCA Campaign and experience the opportunity to worship on the River City Star. To read in more detail and additional articles and events happening this month, please click the links below!

The Grace Messenger can be read by clicking the link: September 2017 Messenger

The September 2017 Grace Calendar is located here: September Calendar

July News

SunshineO Morning Star, remind me to open my eyes and greet each new day as a gift from you. Show me how to find a measure of anticipation for this day, no matter what lies ahead. I trust that you will always go before me and accompany me. Amen. shared from morning prayer in ‘The Word In Season’

The July Grace Messenger can be found here: July 2017 Messenger*

The July 2017 Calendar of events with Grace Lutheran Church can be located here: July Calendar