Church Council and Mission Teams
Women of the ELCA
Grace Lutheran Church
Our mission is to seek
the fullness of life in Christ
for all people.
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"Confronting Our Fears (7-20-14)
It is hard to conceive that half of 2014 is already gone! There are only twenty six Sundays remaining in the year. I say "only" because I want us to take seriously the fact that worship is such a central part of who we are at Grace Lutheran Church. Worship brings us together as a family of God and reminds us that Christ is at the center of who we are and what we are called to be about as a congregation. We pray together, hear the Word read and preached, sing hymns, pass the peace, offer our gifts for God's work, baptize and welcome new Christians, and gather around the Lord's Table to receive our Lord Jesus Christ in a very special and meaningful way.
Worship is a wonderful way to begin the week, because worship brings us together, then sends us out with a shout to do the work that God has in mind for us for the rest of the week. We are to know one another well enough to be in tune with Joys and sorrows, triumphs and fears. By being together in both praise and prayer, we offer ourselves to one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.
As we pray for God's creation, for peoples of other nations, and for our community, we are reminded that we are God's disciples who are called to be concerned about our neighbors in our community and in our world. By the time we have worshiped, prayed, and prepared ourselves to seek the fullness of life in Christ for all people, we realize that when we leave this place to resume our lives in our homes, workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods, we take our church family with us. That is why worship with our faith community is vital and important for our being ready emotionally and spiritually to be God's ambassadors for the rest of our week.
The Lord now sends us forth with hands to serve and give, to make of all the earth a better place to live. The angels are not sent into our world of pain to do what we were meant to do in Jesus' name; that falls to you and me and all who are made free. Help us, O Lord, we pray, to do your will today.
Yours in Christ,
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