This Week at Grace:
Sunday, December 10th –
Sunday School Christmas program at 10:45
Sunday, December 17th –
Grace Choir Christmas Cantata at 9:00am
Sunday, December 24th –
Traditional Worship at 9:00am
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 4 & 6 pm
Monday, December 25th –
Christmas Day worship with Communion at 10:00am
Grace Lutheran Youth will be offering the opportunity for our members and friends to remember a loved one by giving a Burgundy Christmas Poinsettia in their memory or honor and allowing it to be part of our chancel decorations for the Christmas season. You can place your orders before and after church services or at the church office. The cost of each plant is $20. Poinsettia plants may be picked up at the church after the last Christmas service. Thank you.
Grace’s Gifts for Kids
The Evangelism Board is asking for monetary donations to purchase Christmas gifts for Dawson area families in need this season. They will be accepting donations until December 10th. Donations can be left in the offering plate or church office. Thank you for your gifts of generosity!
The Christmas program for Preschool – Grade 6 will be Sunday, December 10th at the 10:45 service with lunch following. Each family is asked to bring a plate of cookies to share for the lunch. Special Practice times for the kids Wednesday, December 6th from 3:15-5:00pm.
The youth will be Christmas caroling with the Grace Choir and other church members on Dec. 10th beginning at 5pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and sing. There will be a meal to follow in Grace Hall!
Grace Lutheran and Providence Valley Lutheran will present a Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 17th during our 9:00am worship.
Monday, December 11th, 9:30 pm
Place: Grace Hall-Christmas Party
Bible Study: Pastor Kendall Stelter
Monday, December 17th, 5:00 pm
Place: Grace Hall– Christmas Party
Bible Study: Pastor Kendall Stelter
Thursday, December 28th, 2:30 pm
Place: JM Assisted Living
Tree of Hope
Lac qui Parle Hope, Network Inc. has announced its next fundraising project as the Tree of Hope. Trees are located at the Courthouse in Madison and the Gnome Church at the Dawson Swimming Pool Park. Each light donation of $5.00 in honor or memory of a friend or family member will help others with some expenses incurred with cancer. It’s the season to be thankful and make someone else’s day brighter and hopeful by giving a donation to a Tree of Hope!
There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, December 13th from Noon – 6pm at the DB Community Center. The best gift to give is the Gift of Life. Please take time to donate.
Radio & Bulletin Sponsorship
Openings are available to sponsor the bulletins or radio broadcast this summer. Bulletins are $30.00 and the radio broadcast is $50.00. Call the church office if you would like to reserve a date.
Senior Meal Site
Riverside Manor Apartments is looking for a volunteer to occasionally help serve noon meals at their senior meal site. Please contact the church office or Janet Liebl at 769-2332 if you are able to help.
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!