This Week at Grace:
Lenten Book Study
Current Book Studies are:
Teen Study: Sundays at 9:30 in the lounge
Young Women’s Study: Sundays at 2:00 in the lounge
Women’s Study: Mondays at 2:00 in the lounge
Book Study: Wednesdays at 6am in Grace Hall and 6:00pm in the library
Pulled Pork Meal & Pie Auction
There is a free will offering pulled pork fundraiser meal Sunday, March 11th beginning at 11:45am in Grace Hall followed by a pie auction. All donations will go toward the youth gathering trip to Houston this summer.
Youth Gathering Participants will meet today at 9:30 in the sanctuary. This is for students only. Reminder: Each participant should bring a pie to the fundraiser! Any questions, contact Tammy or Myron.
Dinner and Worship
Please join us for a meal and worship this Lent! Our Lenten Supper is at 6:00 pm and Lenten Services begin at 7:00 pm. Free will offering to help with expenses for the 2018 National Youth Gathering this summer. The menu for March 14th is pizza hotdish, green beans, French bread, bars/dessert.
5th & 6th graders will be decorating Easter Eggs on Wednesday March 21st after school in Grace Hall.
The youth attending the National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX will be selling Easter flowers this year to decorate our sanctuary for Easter Worship. If you would like to remember or honor a loved one, you may order Lilies, Begonias or Kalanchoes this year for $20 each.
The LqP Women of the ELCA Spring Gathering is Tuesday, April 17th at Grace Lutheran beginning at 8:30am. Join Pastor Jennifer Thul in Laughter Yoga! Registrations are due by April 9th to the church office or Bernice Oellien (2570 280th Street Madison, MN 56256).
The Agape Singers have a worship service Sunday, March 11th at Garfield Lutheran Church at 4:00pm. Everyone is welcome!
Congratulations to Andrew and Ashley Sandven on the birth of their daughter, Ainsley Drew!
Our Lenten Services are now aired on KQLP 92.1 beginning at 7:30pm on Wednesdays. If you would like to sponsor a Wednesday service or the Good Friday service for $50 please contact the church office.
We are looking for members wishing to assist in worship. These opportunities include: Usher, Lector, Greeters, Media Tech (2nd Service), Grace Choir, Praise Team, and Communion Assistant. Anyone wishing to share their talents and abilities or would like more info can sign up or contact the church office. For those who are already on our talent & abilities lists you do not need to sign up again. Thank you for prayerfully considering these opportunities.
Rice Hospice will be offering Healing Hearts Bereavement Support Groups for individuals who have experienced loss. Support groups are held in Clarkfield and Willmar. For more information call (320)231-4450.
Respite Care Providers Needed
Respite Care is the term used to refer to the act of leaving a loved one with special needs in the temporary care of anther party. Respite care may help children by lowering the stress level at home. Typical recipients of respite care are special needs children with mental health needs, developmental disabilities or physical disabilities, but it is becoming increasingly common for the elderly as well. Please contact LqP Family Services at 320-598-7594 if you are interested or have questions. Please specify the population you would feel most comfortable with. Thank you!
Grace Lutheran is pleased to announce that we now offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular offering. Electronic giving is convenient for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation. To set up an electronic giving schedule you can either complete a paper authorization form or simply click on the "Online Giving" link below. As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving. Thank you!
Grace Lutheran's Mission Focus
Growing in Faith
Reaching out in Love
Awakened to God's Presence
Centered in Christ
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