Worship Info: Return to the Building October 4
We know we cannot worship outside for too much longer, given the weather, so the council is planning for us to back inside on October 4th. This means that we will be required to follow the State of Minnesota’s mandates for indoor worship--no more than 50% capacity with households 6 feet apart and masks to be worn. With these current rules, we can have 40 people in the nave/sanctuary. Because the virus spreads more easily indoors in enclosed spaces that people are in for a longer period of time (60 minutes sitting at church vs. 15 minutes walking around at Wal-mart, for example) we want to be cautious and protect our neighbors who are vulnerable.
Any time we are dealing with other people’s lives, Christian ethics compel us to be even more vigilant than we would with our own lives—this is why we are being extra careful, because as Christians we put others before ourselves.
Sunday School is also hoping to resume on October 4th, if we can. A couple of school districts around us have reported COVID cases, and Redwood County’s numbers—just as an example—are really heading in the wrong direction for in-person schooling. We are hopeful to be able to have Sunday School in-person, but will be watching the surrounding school districts. Grace has kids from six area school districts! If we would have to do something like distance learning, we have some good resources for families that are online, and at home. As of right now, confirmation classes are being held in-person, because the class is small this year. If that has to change, we would roll with it and move to online Zoom-based classes.
Rite of Confirmation held September 27 at 3 pm
Grace's 2020 confirmands will affirm their Baptisms at an outdoor service on September 27th at 3:00 p.m. at the parsonage backyard (401 First Street, Belview). The service is open to anyone, and the congregation is encouraged to attend. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Holy Communion will be celebrated.
Click the link here for worship videos:
Thursday, September 24 – Psalm 148, Job 16:16-22, 17:1, 13-16; Acts 13: 1-12, John 9: 1-17
Friday, September 25 – Psalm 149 , Job 19: 1-7, 14-27; Acts 13: 13-25, John 9: 18-41
Saturday, September 26 – Psalm 150, Job 22: 1-4, 21—23:7; Acts 13: 26-43, John 10: 1-18
Sunday, September 27 – Ezekiel 18: 1-4, 25-32, Psalm 25: 1-8, Philippians 2: 1-13, Matthew 21: 23-32
Monday, September 28 – Psalm 5, Job 32:1--33:28, Acts 13: 44-53, John 10: 19-30
Tuesday, September 29 (St. Michael and All Angels) – Daniel 10:10-14, 12:1-3; Psalm 103, Revelation 12: 7-12, Luke 10: 17-20
Wednesday, September 30—Psalm 42, Job 29:1--30:1-2, 16-31; Acts 14: 1-28, John 11:1-16
Thursday, October 1 – Psalm 97, Job 29:1, 31: 1-23; Acts 15: 1-11, John 11: 17-29
Friday, October 2 – Psalm 51, Job 29:1, 31: 24-40; Acts 15: 12-21, John 11: 30-44
Saturday, October 3 – Psalm 104, Job 38: 1-17, Acts 15: 22-35, John 11: 45-54
Sunday, October 4 – Isaiah 5: 1-7, Psalm 80:7-14, Philippians 3:4b-14, Matthew 21:33-46
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.
To make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
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