Knit Wits Prayer Shawl Ministry
Dec
13
10:00 AM10:00

Knit Wits Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Knit Wits prepare prayer shawls for members and friends of Grace who are in the hospital, homebound, or going through any sort of crisis. These shawls are tangible reminders of God's love. If you would like to knit or crochet the shawls--or even if you would like to learn how to do so-- please come to a Knit Wit meeting! If you cannot make the meeting but would like to participate, please talk with Carol Staffieri.

The group meets monthly at 10:00 am in the North Room.  

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Christmas Cantata: Holy Night of Miracles
Dec
17
11:00 AM11:00

Christmas Cantata: Holy Night of Miracles

This Sunday's traditional worship service features a performance of Lloyd Larson's Holy Night of Miracles, a cantata of hope for Christmas.

The Grace Lutheran Church Chancel Choir, under the leadership of Music Director Laura Cutler, presents its annual Christmas cantata at 11:00am in the Sanctuary.

Join us!

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Theology Pub
Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

Theology Pub

Join us for Theology Pub on the second Sunday of every month at Angels Trumpet Alehouse in downtown Phoenix, at 6 p.m. for great food, drinks, people and conversation. Each month we discuss a topic related to spirituality, theology and/or religion. Past topics have included the afterlife, spiritual practices, building community, and commitment. Theology pub is open to everyone and draws a diverse crowd of Christians, Buddhists, spiritual but not religious, agnostics, atheists and more. We’ve also partnered with Angels Trumpet to give back 10% of your food and drink bill to a local charity or non-profit.

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Traditional Worship
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

Traditional Worship

Our traditional worship service follows the liturgy from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW). The Service of Word and Sacrament is done in a more traditional setting. Music for this service is provided by organist Laura Cutler, and the Grace Chancel Choir. Once a month, the Bells of Grace also provide a wonderful performance.

The service starts at 10:00 am during the summer and 11:00 am the rest of the year. Traditional worship at Grace occurs in our historic sanctuary. Enter the sanctuary from the east side on the main steps; wheelchair access on the north side of the church.

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Contemporary Worship
Dec
3
8:30 AM08:30

Contemporary Worship

The contemporary worship service contains the Word and the Sacrament but the setting is less formal and uses contemporary songs (and some traditional hymns with contemporary music) from our Praise Band. 

The contemporary service starts at 8:30 am on Sundays in Hope Hall. Hope Hall is the building on the southwest corner of our campus. The entrance to Hope Hall is on the north side of the building, very close to the church office doors.

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Biscuits & Gravy Community Meal
Dec
3
7:30 AM07:30

Biscuits & Gravy Community Meal

Join us in Hope Hall for a fabulous community meal of Biscuits & Gravy at 7:30 am Sunday morning! Listen to strains of the Grace Praise Band rehearse for the upcoming service while you eat and join in fellowship with the Grace community.

Contemporary worship to follow at 8:30am. All are welcome!

To volunteer to cook and/or serve the meal to our guests on Sunday mornings, contact the church office or call 602.258.3787.

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First Friday with Trunk Space
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday with Trunk Space

Every first Friday of the month, thousands of residents and visitors enjoy the spirit and culture of downtown Phoenix by touring art galleries, venues, and related spaces. Grace is proud to be an official stop on the First Fridays circuit.

We welcome the First Friday crowd into our sanctuary and Hope Hall. We’ll have three or four bands play in Hope Hall, and meditative music or silence in the Sanctuary. This is a great opportunity to welcome our community, give them a chance to see our facility, and share how Grace is in the city for good!

For our music and First Friday promotion, we’re partnering with Trunk Space, a non-profit collective of musicians and artists, whose mission is to serve as a medium for community growth and facilitate Phoenix's creativity, while supporting emerging artists and local youth. Trunk Space has been a vital part of the downtown art scene for twelve years, and has a huge, loyal following.

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Fellowship after Worship
Nov
26
12:15 PM12:15

Fellowship after Worship

Following the traditional worship service, all are welcome to join in fellowship in Hope Hall. As a community of faith, we share in song, prayer, God’s Word, Holy Communion, and also the sharing of our lives through the fellowship time.

Join us after worship for fellowship, coffee and conversation.  All are welcome to partake in food and fellowship.  We want to meet you!

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Contemporary Worship
Nov
26
8:30 AM08:30

Contemporary Worship

The contemporary worship service contains the Word and the Sacrament but the setting is less formal and uses contemporary songs (and some traditional hymns with contemporary music) from our Praise Band. 

The contemporary service starts at 8:30 am on Sundays in Hope Hall. Hope Hall is the building on the southwest corner of our campus. The entrance to Hope Hall is on the north side of the building, very close to the church office doors.

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Fellowship after Worship
Nov
19
12:15 PM12:15

Fellowship after Worship

Following the traditional worship service, all are welcome to join in fellowship in Hope Hall. As a community of faith, we share in song, prayer, God’s Word, Holy Communion, and also the sharing of our lives through the fellowship time.

Join us after worship for coffee, snacks and conversation. We love getting to know the people in our community!

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Contemporary Worship
Nov
19
8:30 AM08:30

Contemporary Worship

The contemporary worship service contains the Word and the Sacrament but the setting is less formal and uses contemporary songs (and some traditional hymns with contemporary music) from our Praise Band. 

The contemporary service starts at 8:30 am on Sundays in Hope Hall. Hope Hall is the building on the southwest corner of our campus. The entrance to Hope Hall is on the north side of the building, very close to the church office doors.

Come early for breakfast and join us in worship with our fabulous Grace Praise Band!

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Pancake Community Breakfast
Nov
19
7:30 AM07:30

Pancake Community Breakfast

The meal is free of charge to everyone in the Grace community. Contemporary Worship follows at 8:30 in Hope Hall.

If you would like to volunteer to help cook and serve breakfast to our guests -- starting at 6:00 am Sunday morning -- contact Adrienne in the church office.

To learn more about Grace, "The Pancake Church," click here.

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Ministry Night
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Ministry Night

Join us on the second Tuesday of the month for Ministry Night -- a time in which we gather to discuss Grace's inner workings and plan for the future. We meet together first to review the business affairs of the church, and then we break out into ministry teams to plan in detail. Ministry teams are:

  • Faith Formation
  • Worship and Music
  • Outreach
  • Hospitality
  • Property
  • Finance
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Theology Pub
Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

Theology Pub

Join us for Theology Pub on the second Sunday of every month at Angels Trumpet Alehouse in downtown Phoenix, at 6 p.m. for great food, drinks, people and conversation. Each month we discuss a topic related to spirituality, theology and/or religion. Past topics have included the afterlife, spiritual practices, building community, and commitment. Theology pub is open to everyone and draws a diverse crowd of Christians, Buddhists, spiritual but not religious, agnostics, atheists and more. We’ve also partnered with Angels Trumpet to give back 10% of your food and drink bill to a local charity or non-profit.

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Contemporary Worship
Nov
12
8:30 AM08:30

Contemporary Worship

The contemporary worship service contains the Word and the Sacrament but the setting is less formal and uses contemporary songs (and some traditional hymns with contemporary music) from our Praise Band. 

The contemporary service starts at 8:30 am on Sundays in Hope Hall. Hope Hall is the building on the southwest corner of our campus. The entrance to Hope Hall is on the north side of the building, very close to the church office doors.

Come early for breakfast and join us in worship with our fabulous Grace Praise Band!

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Pancake Community Breakfast
Nov
12
7:30 AM07:30

Pancake Community Breakfast

The meal is free of charge to everyone in the Grace community. Contemporary Worship follows at 8:30 in Hope Hall.

If you would like to volunteer to help cook and serve breakfast to our guests -- starting at 6:00 am Sunday morning -- contact Adrienne in the church office.

To learn more about Grace, "The Pancake Church," click here.

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Grand Canyon Synod Future Discernment
Nov
11
9:00 AM09:00

Grand Canyon Synod Future Discernment

Much has happened in the 30 years since the ELCA was formed. Our church, all other churches, and our whole society have undergone dramatic changes. Yet consistent throughout those years has been the guidance of God in calling each member, each congregation, each synod, and all our churchwide endeavors to the ministry of reconciliation and renewal.

As we embark on a time of discernment for the calling of a new synodical bishop, we keep our eyes focused on a promising horizon. At the same time, we rejoice in each present moment as God keeps calling us to witness and service.

The fall gatherings of conferences will offer opportunity for mutual learning as we anticipate the future of this synod. Those gatherings will be one of the engaging elements in our life together during these coming months. Crucial for our health in being the church together will be this: Not treating this "interim" time as a period of waiting and rest. Rather, the wholesome momentum reflected in this synod throughout the service of Bishop Stephen Talmage offers us guidance for moving into the future with strength, courage, and vision.

I ask you to embark on the journey with me -- a journey of discovery and abiding hope.

--The Rev. Lowell G. Almen, Interim Bishop

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Music Through the Ages: From Reformation to Reconciliation
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Music Through the Ages: From Reformation to Reconciliation

Join us for an evening of glorious music at St. Mary’s Basilica as we commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation with our Lutheran brothers and sisters. The Choirs of St. Mary’s Basilica and Grace Lutheran Church will perform alongside Organists Gordon Stevenson, Simon Pick and Laura Cutler. The evening will include the music of many of the great Reformation-era Composers such as Bach, Bruhns, Buxtehude, Palestrina & Byrd, and will celebrate our common heritage through liturgical music.

Music through the Ages is a celebration of the joint document published by The Pontifical Counsel for Promoting Christian Unity (The Vatican) and the Lutheran World Federation.  You can download the joint document here.

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Knit Wits Prayer Shawl Ministry
Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

Knit Wits Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Knit Wits prepare prayer shawls for members and friends of Grace who are in the hospital, homebound, or going through any sort of crisis. These shawls are tangible reminders of God's love. If you would like to knit or crochet the shawls--or even if you would like to learn how to do so-- please come to a Knit Wit meeting! If you cannot make the meeting but would like to participate, please talk with Carol Staffieri.

The group meets monthly at 10:00 am in the North Room.  

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CROP Hunger Walk 2017
Nov
5
1:30 PM13:30

CROP Hunger Walk 2017

The CROP Hunger Walk is a 3-mile walk to help fight hunger world wide and in Phoenix. It is a  family-friendly, ecumenical effort coordinated through Church World Services (CWS). Proceeds from the walk help CWS to fight against hunger.

For information on the CROP Hunger Walk in Phoenix, click here. To participate with Grace in this year's event, contact Outreach.

We look forward to your participation in 2017!

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Traditional Worship
Nov
5
11:00 AM11:00

Traditional Worship

Our traditional worship service follows the liturgy from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship (ELW). The Service of Word and Sacrament is done in a more traditional setting. Music for this service is provided by organist Laura Cutler, and the Grace Chancel Choir. Once a month, the Bells of Grace also provide a wonderful performance.

The service starts at 10:00 am during the summer and 11:00 am the rest of the year. Traditional worship at Grace occurs in our historic sanctuary. Enter the sanctuary from the east side on the main steps; wheelchair access on the north side of the church.

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