"Those who wait on the Lord, will renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings like eagles"         Isaiah 40:31

Grace Lutheran Church
COVID-19 & Grace Lutheran Church                                                                                      (3/19/2020)

All on-site activities and worship services are canceled until further notice
 
Grace church will be open several day a week. You are welcome to come in and pray in the sanctuary. Pastor Dan will be here on Sundays from 9:00 to 11:00 am, Tuesdays from 10:00 am to noon (except on March 31), and Wednesdays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
 
We live with a lot of uncertainty as COVID-19 spreads. This information could change; we will keep you informed.
 
There is tremendous power in prayer! Pastor Dan invites us to pray with him from your home at 9:30 am each Sunday (normal worship time).
 
Although Grace will not be offering any worship broadcasts during this time, many online and broadcast worship opportunities are available in the Valley.

 
Here is a link to a previous member of Grace Lutheran, Pastor Alan Schaffmeyer's Sunday Sermons - Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church from Washington Island in Door County WI.
 

Please remember your offerings. We still have bills to pay! You may mail your offering envelopes or drop them off. You can also make payments from your bank account by using electronic banking.
 
Let us Pray,
Eternal God, amid all the turmoil and changes of the world your love is steadfast and your strength never fails. In this time of danger and trouble, be to us a sure guardian and rock of defense. Guide the leaders of our nation with your wisdom, comfort those in distress, and grant us courage and hope to face the future; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Blessing Box:
As part of COVID-91, we are getting a lot of daily use for the Blessing Box and are filling it daily.  With the warmer weather, we can start putting canned items out and we are short on them.  Today (3/28), Aldi's was not very busy.  Their prices are good.  Just a few Aldi's prices:
 
  Mac N Cheese  - $.33 cents a box - no limit
  Tomato and Chicken N soup   $.49 a can - limit 4 of each
  Vegetables like carrots, corn, green beans, peas 49 or 50 cents a can - limit 4 of each.
 
We can also use Spaghetti O's, pasta, boxed type of meals, etc.  If you find a deal on cereal we can always us more as it goes fast.
 
If you are able to help you can put the items under the table in the entrance on days that Pastor Dan is there.  If you cannot shop we can use donations and we will shop for you.  Again, those can be given to Pastor Dan.
 
We understand that next week (3/30) the children will not be receiving bags of food, so we may find more need.


Bless you and thank you all who contribute!



 
Worship is at the heart of who Grace is…
Holy Communion is shared each Sunday

9:30 am Worship
10:30 am Sunday School


 
All are Welcome!
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Worship the Lord with gladness…
God’s steadfast love endures forever

                                                                             Psalm 100


Announcements

Lent & Easter 2020
Due to Covid-19 all Lent & Easter services are pending.

Lent starts Wednesday February 26, 2020.
 Grace Lutheran will have midweek services at 6:30 pm for:
    Ash Wednesday -
February 26
    Maundy Thursday - April 9 (Pending)
    Good Friday - April 10 (Pending)
  Lenten project: Collect items for Pillars. See Newsletter or Bulletins for details
  Each Sunday during Lent we will be having a "noisy offery". Bring your loose coins to help the people at Pillars.

Holy Week
 Palm Sunday is Sunday April 5th and will be celebrated at 9:30 am worship. (Pending)
 Good Friday service is at Zion Lutheran Church at 12:15 pm. (Pending)
 Easter Sunday is April 12th and will be celebrated at 9:30 am worship. (Pending)
  Join us for Easter Breakfast starting at 8:00 am until the time of service. (Pending)
 
Invitation to Lent: As disciples of Jesus, we are called to a discipline that contends against evil and resists whatever leads us away from love of God and neighbor. I invite you, therefore, to the discipline of Lent - self-examination and repentance, prayer and fasting, sacrififcial giving and works of love - strengthened by the fifts of word and screament. Let us continue our journey through these forty days to the great Three Says of Jesus' death and resurrection. (Evangelical Lutheran Worchip, Leaders Desk Edition)

The invitation to Lent is an invitation to journey with Christ to the cross, to remember our dependence on God and to gaze with faith toward the resurrection to come. On Sunday morning, we will have a study group in the kitchen area. We will be using the Lenten Study Guide from ELCA World Hunger. The guide has five weekly studies and we invite you to join us on Sunday mornings at 10:35 or so, to study each week's lesson as a group.
 


Outreach to Our Neighbors
Outreach to the neighboring community of Grace has recently been expanded through the Book Nook and the Blessing Box that have recently been set up on Commercial Street.

The Blessing Box
provides non-perishable food items and personal care products for those who have a need.


The Book Nook is a give and take library for children, youth and adults.

Donations of items for either station can  be made through Grace Church.


More Information
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Christmas Program 2019







Happy Veterans Day to all!

Members of Grace Lutheran Church who are military veterans were honored on Sunday 11/10/19.  A quilt was presented to each veteran. The quilts were made by the Grace Lutheran Church QOV Quilters.  The quilter/presenter is also a member of Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOV).






     

Pig "Hog" Roast 9/8/2019

   


   

   

August 18, 2019 Polka Sunday!




                        
 
Grace Lutheran Ladies love the Packers!



 
Grace Quilters
                              
Click HERE for Quilter's Page.
See the current Newsletter for the Grace calendar.