Grace Lutheran Church is an intentionally caring community of God, witnessing to our faith, hope and love through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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.
There is always room in God’s family for you!
Pastor Sally Wilke
October 21, 2014
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
On Sunday, we heard from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi and were encouraged to find contentment in our lives. As Paul wrote from prison, he shared his deep understanding of God’s grace and mercy, as well as God’s provision in all things.
Invited to follow Paul’s leadership in being disciples of Jesus, we learned that we cannot separate and compartmentalize our life with God. All of our lives are sacred, to be set apart for God’s mission in loving and blessing the world. And God calls all of us to live simply, lovingly, contentedly that we would have the financial capacity to further God’s work in the world.
This is the last week of Wednesday morning bible study on this topic. Please join us at 11 am, right after Cup of Grace to explore God’s call to generosity, found in many places in our bible.
It is still possible for you to get caught up with Financial Peace University, which began
on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:30 pm,, in the Sunday School classroom. Contact Katie for more information or to get registered and develop a plan to learn the previous lesson.
This coming Sunday, October 26, we will hear the final message in this sermon series, “Defined by Generosity,” Grace Lutheran Church has a reputation for generosity to the community and beyond. Over the years, we have provided clothing, food, care, and love to many in our local area. In addition, our Quilting and Lutheran World Relief projects have benefited many global ministries. Can we find ways to be even more generous?
Please join us on Sunday to hear what God has to say about individual and communal generosity.
We look forward to worshiping with you as we celebrate all God has done this year in our individual, family and congregational life. Together, we live as people of hope, learning how to live fully in simplicity and contentment, with generosity and true joy.
Pam Long, Dave Aro, Bill Mannisto, and Janet Kokko for your Stewardship Committee