Grace Lutheran Church is a caring community of disciples, proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ.
There is always room in God’s family for you!
Many people think family only applies when we are related by blood. Here at Grace Lutheran Church of South Range, we are related by blood; the blood of Jesus, who lived and loved, suffered and died, and rose again so we would be reconciled to God. As beloved children of God, we are all related.
So…whether you’re a family of one or dozens, you are family to us. Our worship, faith formation activities, community service and witness are grounded in key tenets of the Lutheran Church.
- If you participate in worship, using written resources to guide your involvement, please join us.
- If you are a grateful forgiven sinner, please join us.
- If you long to rely on the presence of God and the prayers of your community, please join us.
- If you believe that God the Father, Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit are one God, please join us.
- If you want to know how God’s love works, please join us.
- If you would like to know more about God’s grace, please join us.
Dear Partners in the Gospel,
Following several months of deep soul-searching, prayer, and seeking God’s will for my life and yours, I have made the decision to retire from active parish ministry. My last Sunday with you will be September 25, 2016.
This is a challenging time for your congregation, that you too, are at a crossroads and are seeking God’s direction for the future. Your focus and mine, needs to be on proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ to all the world, and that mission is best served with new leadership.
I have loved my time of ministry with you, welcoming infants, children and adults into God’s kingdom through the Sacrament of Baptism and nurturing them through love, education and bible studies. Your response to preaching and our times of worship together will be treasured. Participating with you in bringing worship experiences to those in senior care centers and apartments has been a highlight of these years. Being with couples as they prepared for marriage and officiating at their weddings was a joy, and sharing in the grief and sorrow as loved ones were commended to God’s eternal care was a privilege I do not take lightly.
On the one hand, I clearly see God’s hand in this and know that it is the right decision. On the other, I am saddened at the prospect of leaving. I will always cherish the opportunity you gave me to live among you, work together with you, and share in your love for Jesus Christ.
Borrowing from the Apostle Paul, “I give thanks to my God at every remembrance of you, praying always with joy in my every prayer for all of you, because of your partnership for the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Phil 1:3-6)
In Christ’s love,
You are invited to a Learning Circle!
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Sunday School is now being offered on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am
After school and Faith Formation programs now being held on Wednesdays
Would you be interested in providing accompaniment for worship once or twice a month?
We are looking for someone skilled in piano (organ would be nice), who is familiar with or can learn Lutheran liturgies to be part of a group of rotating musicians for Sunday 11 am worship.
If you are interested, please contact the office for more information.