This Week at Grace:
Trinity Lutheran Fall Dinner
Be sure to head over to Boyd’s Trinity Lutheran Church today for lunch! For the past 35 years, Trinity Lutheran in Boyd has been hosting a delicious meal and fellowship time. Don’t have time to sit down and eat? Grab a take-out! Simply go to the Education Building Door instead of the Basement!
Walk of Hope
The Lac qui Parle Hope Network invites you all to join them for their 15th Annual Walk of Hope tonight at 5:00pm at the Lac qui Parle County Fairgrounds in Madison. Bring a chair, relax, and enjoy an evening of entertainment, exercise, food, and fellowship! To sponsor a luminary, pick up a donation form in the Narthex, Basement, Office, or Main Entrance!
Monday Bible Study
Monday Bible Study with Emily has begun and will meet again Monday, September 23 at 2:00 pm in the Fellowship Lounge.
Youth confirmation classes for 7th & 8th graders also began this past week and continues after school until approximately 4:30pm.
Attention 10th Graders!
We will be meeting at 6:00pm, Wednesday, September 18 at PK’s to go over your faith statements!
Normal Schedule is BACK
Next week we return to our normal worship schedule:
8:30-Traditional Worship at Grace w/Live Radio Broadcast
9:40-Fellowship Coffee & Sunday School
10:45-Contemporary Worship at Grace & Worship at Providence Valley
LqP Conference Global Mission Event
September’s Global Mission Event will be held at Maynard Lutheran Church September 20th. Guest speaker will be Glen Morke who will tell about how we can help make a better life for mothers and children in Africa; enabling children to go to school and mothers earn a living to take care of their families. Morning coffee starts at 9:30, followed by the meeting at 10:00, and a noon lunch.
We will presenting our 3-year-olds with their storybook bibles next week, on Sunday, September 22 at both worship services. Our 3rd graders will be presented their bibles on Sunday, September 29.
Also next week, we will be holding our first Youth and Parent meeting for Students in grades 7-9 AND their parents during the Sunday School hour (9:30-10:30) on Sunday, September 22.
Lydia & Ruth Circles
Lydia Circle will meet at 9:30 am on Monday, September 23 in Grace Hall. Ruth Circle will also meet in Grace Hall on Monday, September 23 at 7:00 pm.
50+ Potluck Date Change!
Due to our youth making subs in Grace Hall on our normal Wednesday for 50+ Potluck, we will be holding the Potluck that TUESDAY, September 24 instead!
Taste of Grace
Our Annual Taste of Grace Pork Chop Dinner will be held Sunday, September 29 from 11-1 in Grace Hall.
St. Paul Lutheran Church Bake Sale
St. Paul Lutheran Church of Montevideo is hosting a bake sale Saturday, October 5 from 8-11am. There will also be produce, dish towels, quilted items, & greeting cards to purchase. Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and freshly baked caramel and cinnamon rolls!
If you find that Sunday morning worship is difficult for you, try coming for communion and fellowship at our mid-week communion in Grace Hall. The next service is Tuesday, October 15th at 2:30 pm. This time of Holy Worship includes hymns, prayers, communion and a brief meditation. There are also communion services at Riverside Apartments (next October 10) and Johnson Memorial Care Center (next October 4).
McKinnen’s Memorial Family 5K Event
Bring your family to help raise awareness of pregnancy and infant loss Saturday, October 12! Registration will begin at the City Building at 3:30pm, with beginning ceremony starting at 4:30pm. More family activities and a meal will be held at the Swimming Pool Park finish line!
Children’s activity bags are available by the front and side doors and contain soft toys, books and activities for children to be used during worship.
Personal Hearing Devices
Our church is equipped with wireless assisted hearing devices. Please ask an usher for the receiver.
ALL Families are invited to greet their fellow church members prior to each service, letting everyone get to know one another and meet anybody new in the community! Adults and older children are invited to read the scriptures for the congregation; and anyone who has completed confirmation is invited to assist in serving the communion sacrament. Please fill out the worship participation form and drop it in the offering plate or stop by the church office. If you have any questions, feel free to give the office a call 320-769-4394.
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
Everyone is Welcome!