Grand Canyon Synod Women's Retreat
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Grand Canyon Synod Women's Retreat

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Be refreshed and renewed in the serene setting of the Franciscan Renewal Center, where it’s said that “even the trees whisper.”  Join us in celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and help us vision the future for our women’s ministry movement. 

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Rainbows Festival - Phoenix Pride
Oct
21
to Oct 22

Rainbows Festival - Phoenix Pride

Phoenix Pride is the proud producer of the “Arizona’s Greatest Street Fair”, the Rainbows Festival. The annual Rainbows Festival & Street Fair is a celebration of the diversity of the LGBTQ community. The event is located in historic Heritage Square Park in Downtown Phoenix. Each year, the Rainbows Festival draws a crowd of over 25,000 friends, families and allies. Rainbows Festival is the 2nd largest LGBTQ event in the state of Arizona, only 2nd to the Phoenix Pride Festival.

The annual Rainbows Festival is a free event open to the public. It host nearly 150 exhibitors and sponsors throughout the two-day event and features 2 stages filled with entertainment throughout the weekend.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 and Sunday, October 22, 2017
Heritage Square Park
Festival Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm
FREE ADMISSION

Can you help out at the joint Grace / Faith Lutheran Booth? Please contact the church office.

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AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run Interfaith Program
Oct
22
7:00am 7:00am

AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run Interfaith Program

HIV remains a serious health epidemic in Arizona that affects everyone. Take steps today to help Aunt Rita's Foundation END HIV in Arizona by registering to participate in this year's AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run on Sunday, October 22rd in Downtown Phoenix.

Aunt Rita's Foundation AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run is Arizona's largest volunteer health charity walk that brings together more than 6,000 participants raising money for HIV prevention education and essential services to those affected by HIV and AIDS. 

There are several fun ways that you can participate in this year's AIDS Walk Arizona & 5K Run. Whether you are looking for a challenging run or just a casual stroll, everyone can participate in this year's AIDS Walk Arizona and 5K Run. Even pets!

Click for further details.

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Contemporary Worship
Oct
22
8:30am 8:30am

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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Traditional Worship
Oct
22
11:00am11:00am

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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Reformation Oktoberfest Open House
Oct
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

Reformation Oktoberfest Open House

Celebrate 500 years of Reformation and 100 years of Grace in the City.

Grace Lutheran Church invites our sister churches and ministry partners to a Reformation Oktoberfest Open House.

Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church on October 31, 1517. Grace is hosting an all-out party to celebrate 500 years of living Lutheran. As we gather in fellowship, we honor our German and Lutheran heritage and throw in a few modern twists.

  • Fellowship
  • Music
  • Bratwurst and hot dogs
  • Beer and Root Beer on Tap
  • Games & Prizes
  • Bouncy House

Get all the details on our Reformation Open House page »

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Traditional Worship
Oct
29
11:00am11:00am

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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Local First Fall Festival
Nov
4
10:00am10:00am

Local First Fall Festival

Join Grace and the Localists at Hance Park!

The festival features 100+ vendors with some of Arizona's favorite local businesses. Listen to live entertainment, visit the beverage garden, and enjoy food samples from some of the best Arizona restaurants and food trucks. Raffles, silent auction, activities for kids and more!

Would you like to help? We need folks to table at the Grace booth in the park. Contact the church office.

Click here for more information about this exciting festival just across the street from Grace.

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Contemporary Worship
Nov
5
8:30am 8:30am

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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Contemporary Worship
Nov
5
8:30am 8:30am

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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Traditional Worship
Nov
5
11:00am11:00am

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

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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Knit Wits Prayer Shawl Ministry
Nov
8
10:00am10:00am

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

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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Pancake Community Breakfast
Nov
12
7:30am 7:30am

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
6:30pm 6:30pm

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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Traditional Worship
Dec
3
11:00am11:00am

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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Grace Room
Oct
16
9:00am 9:00am

Grace Room

The "Grace Room" in Hope Hall is open for business on Monday mornings. The program, sponsored and supported for more than a decade by volunteers from our partners in ministry at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Sun City West, disseminates gently used clothing and hygiene supplies to those in need in our community.

The Grace Room is always in need of towels, sleeping bags, blankets, men's and women's underwear, socks and shoes. Monetary donations are accepted as well.

To learn more about the Grace Room, and how you can help, contact Adrienne in the church office.

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Traditional Worship
Oct
15
11:00am11:00am

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
Oct
15
8:30am 8:30am

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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Pancake Community Breakfast
Oct
15
7:30am 7:30am

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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Dispelling the Myths: Sikhism 101
Oct
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Dispelling the Myths: Sikhism 101

Many recognize Sikhs by long hair and turban headdress. But who exactly are Sikhs and what is Sikhism? Join us for an evening of talking, listening, and connecting as local Sikh community members share diverse experiences and perspectives. This is also a great chance to view the new gurdwara, or temple, recently completed in the Coronado neighborhood.

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Knit Wits Prayer Shawl Ministry
Oct
11
10:00am10:00am

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 the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am in the North Room.  

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Ministry Night
Oct
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

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
Oct
8
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Faith Formation Ministry Team
Oct
8
12:15pm12:15pm

Faith Formation Ministry Team

You can have an impact on the many ministries happening at Grace through the efforts of the Faith Formation Ministry Team! Learn about and offer insights on Children, Youth & Family events, Intergenerational programs, Grace's Social Services Foster Care Project, and help plan for the future. Upcoming events: Prayer Retreat, Advent Picnic & Christmas Program.

Join us ~ "Through Christ, all things are possible!"

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Traditional Worship
Oct
8
11:00am11:00am

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.

Join us for traditional worship with organ accompaniment in a beautiful setting.  All are welcome!

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Contemporary Worship
Oct
8
8:30am 8:30am

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
Oct
8
7:30am 7:30am

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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First Friday with Trunk Space
Oct
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

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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Prayer Retreat
Oct
6
to Oct 8

Prayer Retreat

Experience spiritual renewal far from the madding crowd in the cool mountain breeze at Camp Emmanuel Pines in Prescott, Arizona! Join in the friendship, fellowship, faith, food and fun... then return to your everyday reality renewed and centered.

Cost is $100 for the three-day weekend -- all expenses included! Contact Adrienne in the church office to reserve your spot.

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GLOW : Grace Lutheran On Wednesdays
Oct
4
5:15pm 5:15pm

GLOW : Grace Lutheran On Wednesdays

Dinner for everyone in our community is at 5:30 pm followed by the program at 6:15 pm.

On the first Wednesday of each month, we celebrate birthdays for the month over dinner and then, during the program time, we share in Bible study or civil dialogue (on the last Wednesday of the month).

The doors of Hope Hall open at 5:15 pm ~ ALL are WELCOME!

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Grace Room
Oct
2
9:00am 9:00am

Grace Room

The "Grace Room" in Hope Hall is open for business on Monday mornings. The program, sponsored and supported for more than a decade by volunteers from our partners in ministry at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Sun City West, disseminates gently used clothing and hygiene supplies to those in need in our community.

The Grace Room is always in need of towels, sleeping bags, blankets, men's and women's underwear, socks and shoes. Monetary donations are accepted as well.

To learn more about the Grace Room, and how you can help, contact Adrienne in the church office.

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Contemporary Worship
Oct
1
8:30am 8:30am

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
Oct
1
7:30am 7:30am

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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Reformation Movie Night
Sep
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Reformation Movie Night

Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World

Enjoy a feature-length film about Martin Luther and the Reformation. This movie brings Luther's story to life with exquisite attention to detail. Come out for a unique revisiting of the birth of Protestant Reformation. All tickets must be purchased in advance at luthermovie.link/chandler or by contacting Thrivent, (480)-889-3198.

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Trevor's Vision Community Meal
Sep
28
5:45pm 5:45pm

Trevor's Vision Community Meal

THE VISION: To simply do a few random acts of kindness and in turn maybe inspire a few people to do the same which could potentially change the world

Trevor's Vision is a small non-profit organization that focuses on the meeting the needs of the homeless in the Phoenix area. They gladly accept anything from cash to food, supplies/cooking equipment, or simply your time to help serve the needy in our community.

Visit their Website to learn more.

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GLOW : Grace Lutheran On Wednesdays
Sep
27
5:15pm 5:15pm

GLOW : Grace Lutheran On Wednesdays

Dinner for everyone in our community is at 5:30 pm followed by the program at 6:15 pm.

On the first Wednesday of each month, we celebrate birthdays for the month over dinner and then, during the program time, we share in Bible study or civil dialogue (on the last Wednesday of the month).

The doors of Hope Hall open at 5:15 pm ~ ALL are WELCOME!

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