April News

Looking for the current Grace Messenger? Click the link to read the ministry surrounding Grace Lutheran Church: April 2021 Messenger

With the promise of warmer weather, the Council members of both Grace and St. Luke’s are planning to have Easter Sunday Worship Service beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the front yard at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 2315 “I” Street.

If you are planning to attend, please wear a mask, bring your yard chairs, maybe a blanket to keep warm, and maintain social distance. Come and Celebrate Easter and the Risen Christ together!

March News

During our journey through this season of Lent we will be reassured of God’s Love that is shown to us in so many ways! May we be able to listen, learn and see God’s Love daily in our lives. Included within March’s issue of the Grace Messenger you will find opportunities to support not only the ministries of Grace Lutheran Church, but also the surrounding community and our global neighbors.

Click the link to read the current news of Grace Lutheran Church: Grace Messenger March 2021

 

February News

Click the link to read the current news and ministry of Grace Lutheran Church here: February 2021 Messenger

Included within the Grace Messenger are preparations for Lent beginning with Ash Wednesday, opportunities on how to serve or help the surrounding community through the Loaves and Fishes Pantry, supporting Souper Bowl Sunday, and collecting items for Personal Care Kits this Lenten season that are in high demand during the pandemic.

January 2021 News

The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace. Numbers 6:26

Click the link to read the latest Grace Lutheran news: January 2021 Messenger including details on how you can attend the Annual Meeting virtually, on Sunday, January 31st.

 

November News

Click the link to read the current news of Grace Lutheran Church: November 2020 Messenger

Included in the Messenger is an opportunity to support the Loaves and Fishes Pantry in a 500 non-perishable food item challenge! Additional details can be found within the November Messenger.

October News

Grace will continue to worship on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on the front yard at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 2315 “I” Street, through the month of October, weather permitting. Please bring your lawn chairs, mask and enjoy fellowship at a distance, sounds of service music, Pastor’s message, nature (the wind) and the city.

Click the link to read the current news at Grace Lutheran Church: October 2020 Grace Messenger

September Newsletter

Grace will continue to worship on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on the front yard at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 2315 “I” Street, through the month of September. Please bring your lawn chairs, mask and enjoy fellowship at a distance, sounds of service music, Pastor’s message, nature (the wind) and the city.

Click the link to read the current news through the Grace Messenger for September 2020: September 2020 Newsletter

 

May News

Devotion shared by Word in Season, April 28th: Food to grow on, 1 Peter 2:2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow into salvation.

As long as I live, I will never forget the joy of holding my only child, Scott, for the first time. Precious, cuddly, and … hungry! That problem was solved without delay. And those early feedings helped him to grow.

Just as newborns need food to grow, we adults need food to grow spiritually. One place we can find this “food” is in the scriptures. For example, when we read this text from Isaiah, we may receive courage: “Do not fear, for I am with you” (Isaiah 41:10). When we read this from 1 John, we may receive the power to love: “We love because [God] first loved us” (1 John 4:19).

Food helps us grow and stay nourished. Spiritual food helps us grow in our faith. We receive spiritual food through studying scripture, hearing the good news proclaimed, receiving Christ’s body and blood, and in the mutual conversation and consolation of the saints of God.

Great Teacher Jesus, open my mind to learn all you want me to learn this day. Amen.

Click the link to catch up on the current news from Grace Lutheran Church: May 2020 Newsletter

April News

Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Day; (shared from Word In Season Devotional) Sometimes we miss that the gospel – the good news about God’s work in Jesus – rests on grief. But that first Easter morning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary didn’t go to the tomb expecting it to be empty. They certainly weren’t counting on meeting an angel. They went intending to grieve. No, they went already grieving. From Friday afternoon until Sunday morning there likely wasn’t a single moment when they weren’t grieving.

And that matters. God raised Jesus from the dead and raises us too. God does this out of sheer steadfast loving-kindness. Joy, too, comes in the morning – as a gift. God turns our love – our mourning – into joy.

Eventually, in the life of the church – in our lives – that love widens out to embrace our fellow Christians, all persons, and the world. And when we open ourselves to the suffering of others, that love becomes grief. And that grief might once again become resurrection joy.

God of resurrection joy, call me into love and into grief. Then show me what else you can do. Amen.

Click the link to read current news from Grace Lutheran Church: April 2020 Newsletter

March News

Grace stained glass memorial window

Click the following links to discover the Lenten Weekly Schedule and the opportunity to join our sister congregations as we Journey through this Lenten Season, our theme emphasis is “We are Church for the Sake of the World – Make me an Instrument of Your Peace.” There is also opportunities to serve those around the globe by supporting our Annual Lenten Baskets of Hope and Celebrating Community through OTOC, details can be found in the newsletter. We hope to see and visit with many during this year’s Lenten Season. God who sees me, keep my motives grounded in love. Amen.

Grace Lutheran Church Current News and Lent Schedule can be found here: March 2020 Newsletter

March 2020 Calendar for Grace Lutheran is located here: March 2020 Calendar