Sunday, August 26, Grace will have a Blessing Service for students and teachers (8:00 am and 10:45 am). Please bring your backpacks!
American Red Cross CPR and First Aid course being offered at Grace on August 20 and 21 from 4:30-9:00 pm. Class will include videos, games, scenarios, and time on the manikins and AED machines. You’ll receive materials that will walk you step by step through a variety of lifesaving skills. Sign up is on the bulletin board in the gathering area. Or talk to Kim Domke 269-908-0024.
Grace Lutheran Church Welcomes the Reverend Dr. Kenneth D Scheck II as our new spiritual leader. Pastor Ken, his wife Laura, son Ethan, and daughter Anna, of Masillon, Ohio, they will join our Grace family on December 1st, 2017.
Pastor Ken earned his Master of Divinity in Parish Ministry at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Bexley, Ohio and his Doctorate of Ministry in Liturgical Studies at St. Mary Seminary in Wickcliffe, Ohio.
Pastor Ken’s ministry statement reads, “Called to live out the gospel, I am propelled to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the church, community and world. God has called me to be about the business of sharing Christ’s love and grace that is a free gift. This gift is free and cannot be earned. It is a gift and a privilege to serve our Triune God. I respond to God’s invitation by serving in the power, love and grace of Jesus Christ.”
With the love and warmth of Grace, we embrace Pastor Ken and his family into our family church.
“As we walk in times that are not certain, we know that God is with us guiding and directing our days. This Advent you are invited to come on Wednesday nights to experience an adventure, as we explore some of the ways God has given our ancestors hope. Come join us, as we experience our living God who gives each of us hope on our faith journey,” Pastor Ken.
The ADVENTure begins at 6:00pm with dinner (free will offering), special music beginning each Wednesday at 6:50pm. Holden Evening Prayer Service and children’s activities begin at 7:00pm
December 6 soup and sandwiches ~ piano and vocal offerings
December 13 lasagna and salad ~ bell choir
December 20 tacos and taco salad ~ flute ensemble
Please join us for worship on Sunday, October 8th, 2017, to hear the Rev. Darrell D Golnitz speak at both services about a ministry providing direct relief to the poor throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Pastor Golnitz will share personal witness about Food for the Poor’s mission to care for the destitute as a means of living out the Gospel mandate to love one another.
Pastor Golnitz was ordained in 1976 for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Before joining Food for the Poor, he served as a hospital chaplain and in parishes in Wisconsin, Tennessee and Georgia.
Please join us in welcoming Pastor Golnitz.
September 10, the weekend after Labor Day, is the beginning of Children’s Church at Grace. Children’s Church started last year and is a time in the Sunday liturgy when the children leave the Worship Center to accompany an adult or two to their own learning time with crafts. Grace does not have a traditional Sunday School program, but strongly wishes to include children in worship. At the present time, Children’s Church is only offered at the 10:45 service during the regular worship schedule.
Pastor Paul’s last Sunday as the Intentional Interim Minister is scheduled for August 27th. He will finish out the month, and will officially retire on September 1. The Congregation Council will request another interim pastor to serve at Grace until we call a full-time, settled pastor.