Creation-justice commentary

Creation-justice commentary

Lutherans Restoring Creation is providing timely creation-justice commentary on the Common Lectionary through the Day of Pentecost. Written by four eco-justice commentators, the commentary writings integrate care for creation and justice for all into the exposition of the texts and in reflections on the contemporary world. To access, go to lutheransrestoringcreation.org.

Lutheran Social Services "Come and See" Tour

Lutheran Social Services "Come and See" Tour

The people of Grace and our friends are welcomed and encouraged to participate in a Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest "Come and See" tour on Tuesday, May 29, 12:00-1:00 pm, at the Central and Osborn location, 3443 N Central Ave. This brief tour will acquaint us with the various programs of LSS-SW including refugee focus, services for elderly members of our community, foster care, and services for folks experiencing homelessness.

Exploring the future of Christianity

Exploring the future of Christianity

“Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping Christianity in the 21st Century,” by Wesley Granberg-Michaelson (March 2018) In “Future Faith,” Wesley Granberg-Michaelson explains how the top 10 winds of change blowing through global Christian faith are reshaping the practice of Christianity today. Drawing on the stories, examples and personalities of pastors and congregations from the United States, Africa, Asia and Latin America, the book informs and empowers followers of Jesus to engage a rapidly changing world. Preorder today at fortresspress.com/futurefaith.

Sermon: 5/13/18

Sermon: 5/13/18

On the fortieth day of Easter, meaning 39 days after Easter and thus forever celebrated on a Thursday (we’re cheating a bit this morning), according to the account in Acts, Jesus ascends into heaven.  The writer of Acts, Jesus, the disciples, and indeed everyone at this time in history believed the earth was flat, with heaven above, the place of the dead below. Watching Jesus ascend into heaven, the disciples likely imagined him rising higher and higher through the clouds, at some point reaching a discreet dividing line between earth and heaven, there to live and reign at God’s right hand until some undisclosed time in the future.

Sermon: May 6, 2018

Sermon: May 6, 2018

Jesus speaks with the disciples on the night before his death about love, about friendship. Eschewing the term slave or servant, Jesus names the disciples his friends, and he says: “You did not choose me, but I chose you.”  Though I have long celebrated the way God chooses us in Holy Baptism, how God chooses us as God’s own children, I had not caught before the sweet grace of Jesus choosing us as friends

Jobs: Heat Respite Coordinator needed

Jobs: Heat Respite Coordinator needed

Help Wanted, Outreach Coordinator: The Grace Outreach Coordinator provides leadership and continuity through the summer for Grace's Heat Respite program. The Coordinator carries out Grace's mission and ministry as he or she oversees Heat Respite.  The Coordinator also manages, supervises, and welcomes volunteers of all ages, skill levels, and lengths of commitment. This position is critical to collaborating and implementing the program.

Vacation Bible School: Splash Canyon!

Vacation Bible School: Splash Canyon!

Vacation Bible School Planning: The next VBS planning meeting will be May 20 at 12:30 pm. All people interested in getting involved and any potential volunteers should attend this planning session. Please speak with Linda or Margie to learn more. 

VBS will be June 4-8, 5:15-8:00 pm! This year’s theme is Splash Canyon; we will learn how God works in water! Please invite the children in your life, ages 3-12, to attend. To pre-register children, contact Linda Schwall at lschwall@cox.net.