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).

Christmas Eve Worship

You are invited to attend Christmas Eve worship. Worship times are 4:30 pm and 11:00 pm. The service will feature Carols, Communion and Candlelight.

Rejoice Choir brings Advent Choral Joy to Grace

The Adult Choir from Rejoice Lutheran, under the direction of Ray Swartz, shared their Advent Cantata on Sunday, December 13, during morning worship. It was a combination of Advent readings surrounded with chorale pieces. It was a truly inspirational musical tribute.

December 2009 Newsletter

We celebrated Thanksgiving with a gathering of people from four congregations, Grace, Cristo Rey, Wheeler Presbyterian, and St. Luke’s. We thank God for the joy of God’s abundant goodness.

Please check out the latest events and activities planned for December. You will find the Newsletter here. 12012009

Our calender of events can be found here. December 2009 Calendar

Our ministry support and responsibility list can be found here. December Responsibility

Come celebrate Advent and Christmas!