This Week at Grace:
Congratulations to Darin & Leah Prestholdt on the birth of the children, Arlo Charles & Hazel Diane!
Volunteer Appreciation Night, New Board Member Installation, & Polka Worship
will be held Wednesday, August 8th beginning at 7:00pm! Bring your family and stay for rootbeer floats!
If your faith inspires you to acts of service and love for others, Grace Lutheran Church invites you to join us for “Service Sunday” at 9AM on September 9th. We invite you to join us for service projects in, for and around the Dawson community. Everyone is invited! Together, as the Body of Christ we will seek to help others, grow in Christ-likeness and serve our community with our God-given talents and gifts. Let your faith be active in labor and love! There will be service work for all ages and abilities because every follower of Jesus has a role in God’s life-changing work around us! Please contact the church office if you would like to recommend a project!
Please contact the church office if you could apply for a Thrivent Grant to support our projects for Service Sunday – residential painting, art project for the care center, food for the volunteers, quilting, school backpack supplies (notebooks of wide- or college-ruled paper, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, scissors, pencil sharpener, erasers, etc.).
Taste of Grace – Save the Date!
The Taste of Grace Dinner is moving to Sunday, September 30th this year! Join us for a pork chop meal serving from 11:45-2:00pm! More details to come!
Sunday School Teachers
The Christian Ed Board is looking for Sunday School teachers for the 1st half of the year beginning in September 2018. Please contact Tammy Wager if you are interested. Thank you to all of our teachers! We appreciate you!
Cards for T.J. Johnson can be sent to 1171 Pine Street.
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
Everyone is Welcome!