To make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
February at Grace
There are lots of things going on this month. Most importantly, Ash Wednesday is February 26th, which marks the beginning of Lent. I hope you’ll attend worship that night at 7:00 p.m.—one of the most solemn services of the whole year and an important time to confess our sins and lament before God, receiving ashes mixed with a little olive oil as a sign of sorrow and repentance. If you have palm branches left over from Palm Sunday last year, please bring them to church by February 16th—I will burn them to help make this year’s ashes.
Lenten midweek services will begin on March 4th and will start with a Soup Supper at 6:15. We need people to sign up to bring bread and soup (two kinds per Wednesday is nice). We also need people who are willing to help serve. After supper, we'll head upstairs to sing Evening Prayer, which will include an informal teaching time on the connections of Christianity with Judaism. Confirmation students and families, remember that the 7:00 pm service during Lent *is* your class for all of Lent. There is not a separate class time, but it's all combined. You'll be on your way home by 8:15 p.m.
Also, we usually do a coin offering during Lent. This year, we will again be supporting the Food Shelf. Be sure to pick up a box or card and fill it for our hungry neighbors! Need is at an all-time high, and this is one way we can make a concrete difference in the lives of the people around us.
Also, on February 23, we will be serving brunch! Worship is at 10 am this day, and brunch follows at 11 am. You may remember when we had the Soup and Chili Dinner--this is that same event, but with tasty brunch foods. Come to worship, stay to eat, and help support our children and youth ministries! Families, a list of what to bring to contribute is elsewhere in this newsletter. Prep for the event will be February 22 at 10:00 am--we need helpers to set up and prep ingredients.s.
Worship With Us!
We worship on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. (10:30 Palm Sunday, 10:30 Confirmation Day, 9:30 Easter Day)
Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday.
In addition, we worship on Wednesday during Advent and Lent, as well as on other festivals during the year.
Who We Are
Grace Lutheran Church is Biblical, sacramental, liturgical, mission-oriented, traditional, community-minded, gracious, warm and inviting. We love noisy kids in worship and welcome folks who haven't been here--or anywhere-- in a while. We are not perfect people with all the answers, but we are a community of redeemed sinners gathered together by God and learning to live our name: "Grace." We worship in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and are busy following Jesus and inviting others to know Him, too.