MARCH 2014 SCOOP
Daylight Savings Time Begins at 2:00AM Tomorrow. Spring Forward!!!!!
Christian Education "The Jesus I Never Knew" began February 16th and continues for six Sundays through March 23rd between services at 9:45am in our social hall. Based on Philip Yancey's Gold Medallion Book of the Year on the life of Christ, "The Jesus I Never Knew" is a six-session small group Bible study in which Yancey uses film portraits of Jesus and contrasts them with the Jesus of the Bible. "The Jesus I Never Knew" gives you fresh, uncluttered perspectives on history's central figure---his radical claims, his challenging teachings, and his effect on others . . . including you.
Sessions include: "The Jesus We Thought We Knew," "The Teachings of Jesus," "The Revolutionary Grace of Jesus," "The Miracles of Jesus," "The Death of Jesus" and "The Resurrection, Ascension and Ongoing Presence of Jesus."
Celebrate Grace Sunday Events, March 30th, 2014
* A Cantata for our Celebrate Grace Service
* Souper Bowls on Auction!The next time you are in Grace's narthex (lobby) be sure to check out the
beautiful handpainted bowls on display! These bowls were painted by our very own youth
and now they are up for silent auction! Please bid, often and generously, as all proceeds will be spilt evenly between Lutheran Community Services (LCS) and ELCA Hunger Relief. The bowls will be on display and up for silent auction until Sunday March 30th 11:30am when bidding will end (following the single service at .)
* Grace Lenten Luncheon
All are invited to attend the Lenten Luncheon on after the5th service. We are asking for volunteers to bring a soup, salad/fruit or bread. Please see the signup sheet in the hallway next to the water fountain.
A Cantata for our Celebrate Grace Service on March 30th
I am excited to announce that on at our combined service, Grace Lutheran Church will be premiering "O Most Blessed Light," a cantata for the upcoming Lenten season. The cantata is a multi-movement work that tells the story of the miracle of Jesus, the Light of the World, giving sight to a blind man. The work will feature our Adult Choir, piano, organ and several guest vocal and instrumental soloists.
How can you help? Glad you asked! For this special service we will be looking for some extra singers to join our Adult Choir for a few movements of the cantata. This will be the perfect opportunity for singers who cannot commit to choir full time and give you all a chance to help put together a brand new work written specifically for Grace - All are welcome!
night choir rehearsals leading up to . The rehearsals will be at , 19th and 26th. Scores and practice CD's will be distributed on . If you have any questions, contact Alexis Ford, Director of Music, at
Bible Study Contact Pastor Paul for more information about his Bible Study on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30pm in his office at church. We continue the study of John.
Contact Josh for information on Bible study every Thursday evening at 7:00pm. All are welcome.
Join us on Saturday, March 8th, at 4:00pm for Grace's wonderful Worship Service and on the second Saturday of each month thereafter at 4:00pm.
Special guests from Mosaic, Pastors deFreese & Freuhling, will be at Grace.
Rejoicing Spirits is an innovative ministry which reaches out to enrich the spiritual lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, friends and other supportive community members. This is done by offering a meaningful, inclusive worship and fellowship community which shares God's word and delivers His message of love. The worship service is adapted to be more welcoming to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Rejoicing Spirits is now part of Mosaic
Grace Contacts for more information: Bill Monaghan & Wendy Gainor Pugh
Beyond Box City
Here is a thank you note from the troops: "Hello, My name is MSgt Greg Love and I just received three care packages from your church.On behalf of my entire unit here in Afghanistan, I would like to thank you. Thank you to all those who volunteered to put the boxes together and thank you to all those who donated. The cookies went over very well. We all appreciate your support and especially your prayers. Have a Very Merry Christmas! Again, thank you!"
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