June News

The latest information about ministry programs is available in the June newsletter. You can find the news here: 06012010 Some pretty exciting ministry opportunities (Vacation Bible School and Habitat Build, to name two) are happening in June.

The monthly calendar of events can be found here. June CalendarResponsibility June 2010

Pentecost

Grace will celebrate the birthday of the church, called Pentcost on Sunday, May 23, 10:30 am. All participants are encouraged to wear red for this special occasion. Come celebrate with us!

May News

May brings lots of beauty in our world. Flowers, trees and grass burst forth. We are grateful for the renewing work of God’s beautiful creation.

You may find the latest news and events for the month highlighted in our newsletter here. 05012010

The monthly calendar of events can be found here. May Calendar

The monthly time and talent responsibilities can be found here. Responsibility May 2010

We welcome guest and visitors and look forward to serving in the name of Christ.

April News

We conclude our Lenten observance with worship on Maundy Thursday, 7 pm. and Good Friday, 7 pm.

Our Easter Celebration begins with Sunrise worship at 6:30 am, a Fellowship Breakfast following worship and then Easter Worship at 10:30 am.

Our April Newsletter can be found here: 04012010 We invite you to take a look and participate as you choose.

The April Calendar of events can be found here: April 2010 Calendar

The monthly Time and Talent Responsibilities can be found here: Responsibility April 2010

March News

Lent has begun! Our Lenten theme is Cross Ways! Each Wednesday evening we have the privilege of hearing a new perspective on the Way the Cross impacts our lives. Come worship at 7 pm.

The March Newsletter can be found here. 03012010

The March Calendar can be found here. March 2010 Calendar

The March Responsibility Page can be found here. Responsibility March 2010

Ministry Review and New Leaders

The Congregation met for its annual ministry review on Sunday, January 31. A fellowship meal was shared.

The Congregation celebrated the blessings of God that provided for the full support of ministry efforts throughout 2009. Thanks were expressed for the work of the Financial Secretary, the Treasurer and the ministry staff.

Pastor Laaker said in his report, “We must discern God’s dream for this community as a community. Once we have done this, then we must get down to the ‘real’ work of welcoming.” He repeated a question that was raised in the study book of the council, “Radical Welcome.” The question was “What new thing is God calling me to be and to do?”

You are invited to participate in the conversation.

Three new leaders were elected to the Congregational Council: Greg Hula, Carolyn Matson and Samantha Trejo.

Happy New Year!

A most blessed wish for wonderful new year! We trust that you have been safe through these last storms. We had very few people able to venture out and participate in Christmas Eve services or on Sunday, December 27. We hope that if you were planning to share a gift toward the ministry offered through Grace Lutheran you will do so in the weeks ahead.

Here is the latest news in our January newsletter. 01012010

Here is our January Calendar of events. January Calendar

May you be blessed and become a blessing to others in 2010.

Winter Storm Update

The winter storm that is moving into the Midlands projects a very difficult evening for Christmas Eve. Currently plans are to hold the Christmas Eve Service at 4:30 pm. It appears at this time (mid-day Wednesday) that the 11 pm service will be canceled. A final decision will be made shortly after mid-day on Thursday (Christmas Eve).