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.
As far as church activities go, July is normally a pretty uneventful month outside of our normal worship schedule. However, this July seems to be out of the ordinary as far as activities go. First of all, a number of our members will be participating with Habitat for Humanity in the building of components (window and door frames, etc.) that will be used in the three homes for the Building Independence project in September.
There is the Rise Up Youth Gathering in Detroit that is being attended by several of our youth from July 15 through 19. They will be joining thirty thousand other youth from across the country. Wish them well when you see them, and keep them in your prayers as they prepare for their journey.
On Sunday, July 19, the Celebrate Team will be holding a forum at 9:45 AM in the fellowship hall about contemporary worship. We will also poll participants for their favorite settings for traditional worship, as well as taking a look at what a blending of traditional and contemporary worship might look like. Everyone's opinions and suggestions will be most welcome during the discussion!
I hope you are making plans to participate in September in the Stop Hunger Now Project to package over 10,000 meals on Sunday, September 13 after the 11:00 AM worship service. We would like to surpass the number of 80 volunteers that helped last year. Remember, children will also be a vital part of this project.
The Building Independence Project will also start up in September. This is such a worthwhile project that I hope you will make a special effort to volunteer during the course of the build. Also, visit the News and Events page for more information on the PLM Families Together Back To School Supply Drive. We are grateful for the Grace Action Team's work to make this drive a success for all the children who have such great need for these supplies, and we thank Thriven Financial for the grant that is helping to make this project possible.
Have an enjoyable summer, be safe as you travel, stay cool, and remember that our worship services remain on the same schedule during the summer (8:15 AM and 11:00 AM). Remember that Sunday School will resume with an opening rally on Sunday, September 13, at 9:45 AM.
Yours in Christ,
Worship & Communion
Sunday School Classes
For ages 3 and up
(September through May)