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Grace Lutheran Church
Our mission is to seek
the fullness of life in Christ
for all people.
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"The Plea of Faith" (8-17-14)
This month I am introducing you to a new series of articles by the five mission teams of our congregation. The first article comes to you from the Share Mission Team.
God's Work, Our Hands
Exciting new opportunities to share God's love through service to others are coming to Grace. On September 14, your family is invited to participate in our Stop Hunger Now event to package 10,000 nutritious meals for shipment across the globe. Building Independence, a cooperative Habitat for Humanity, Serving Cup and Lutheran Services Carolinas to build three homes to serve intellectually challenged individuals in Wake County is about to get underway.
Our history is one of boldly allowing God to lead us in service to others. We're donating clothing and food as well as working at the Food Bank and Thrift Shoppe at North Raleigh Ministries, taking meals to shut-ins with Meals on Wheels, and preparing and serving meals at the Helen Wright Center. We team-up for the annual community CROP Walk collecting money to feed those in need. We provide shelter and life skills support for homeless families transitioning back to full independence through PLM-Families Together, an initiative our members were instrumental in starting.
Grace members show Christian kindness by celebrating Everybody's Birthday at the Oxford Home for Children. We provide gentle support to the wives, mothers and female relatives of men and women who are incarcerated by participation in Kairos Outside. Our School of Grace intentionally invites children with special needs and children of refugees to grow and learn with other community youngsters. The Amazing Graces Quilters make warm and beautiful quilts for distribution by Lutheran World Relief in places where the need is great. We work for social justice with the Lutheran Peace Fellowship and advocate for stopping human trafficking and for other causes as they occur throughout the year.
We care for our Grace family. Our Prayer Shawl Ministry handcrafts prayer blankets and shawls for those needing comfort, support and healing. Blankets are made for our newborns and to celebrate our high school graduates. Our Card Ministry acknowledges birthdays, anniversaries and provides a note of sympathy to those that are grieving. Grace's Endowment Fund. provides scholarships to members for higher education. We celebrate the lives of our members who have entered the Church Triumphant with our Memorial Garden, a columbarium and place for reflective meditation. Lastly, our Caring for Creation Task Group searches for ways to be good stewards of God's earth. In recognition of the many blessings bestowed on us and our role as Christian stewards, Grace also provides regular budgeted financial support to North Raleigh Ministries, PLM-Families Together, Lutheran Services of the Carolinas, Urban Ministries of Wake County, Kairos Outside, Camp Agape/Kure Beach and ELCA Disaster Relief.
Contact the Share Mission Team to get involved.
Watch this video from the ELCA about this yearly day of service.
Yours in Christ,
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