We give thanks to God for the partnership of the ELCA World Hunger program! This year, we applied for and received a 3-year grant (2019-2021) from the ELCA World Hunger program to fund the salary of our Sunday morning social worker, Jeff Jirak, as well as fund up to four Sundays of pancake breakfast groceries.
We want to bring our community together on the fifth Sundays of the month, and on Sunday, June 30, we will worship together at ONE service at 9:30 am in the sanctuary. On the next fifth Sunday of the month, we will worship at 9:30 am in Hope Hall. Moving into the future, we will switch spaces back and forth but remain at the same time each fifth Sunday: 9:30 am.
The council hopes that, by worshiping together, we might bridge the two worshiping communities so that we get to know people who normally worship at the other service.
Here at Grace, we are participating in Tithe.ly to reduce the cost of online giving. To sign up, go to www.graceinthecity.com/donate. On the donations page of our website, you click on either one of the “give” buttons and then fill out the online form with either your credit card or bank account information.
This program is similar to PayPal but less expensive and used only by churches. Thank you for giving to Grace!
Thanks to our friends at Good Life RV for collecting and donating bicycles to people in need at Grace. Most of the donated bicycles are road ready. A special thanks to Lester, Grace Caretaker, for tuning up some of these bikes.
Please connect with Grace Lutheran Church if you have a bicycle that you would like to recycle.
During the month of June, Wilbur the pig welcomes monetary donations for Diaper Bags for foster families
licensed by Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest. Thank you for supporting the foster families in our community!
It’s game on at Our Saviour’s tonight, June 11, from 6:30-830 pm.
Have a favorite card game or board game? Want to learn some new games? Join us for game night!
Ice cream sundaes provided, and lots of games too. Feel free to bring your favorite game, too. All ages are welcome. Hosted by Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 1212 E Glendale Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020.
Clottee A. Hammons grew up in the segregated downtown Phoenix area and is the granddaughter of a 10th Calvary Buffalo Soldier. She views that legacy with pride and a strong sense of social responsibility.
Ms. Hammons’ organization Emancipation Arts resides at Phoenix Center for the Arts. She is a Visual Artist, Curator, Writer, Poet, Activist, Educator and Prevention Specialist.
Very often good-intentioned people are overwhelmed by the magnitude of need in our community but do not know where to start. The Summer Respite Program accepts every volunteer with the knowledge that everyone has strengths, skills and love that can benefit others and themselves in ways that none of us can even imagine.
In advance we thank all volunteers and participants in the Summer Respite Program. 2019 Heat Respite will begin on June 10 and run until August 30. We will serve breakfast and lunch each day; we will also provide snacks and plenty of water for anyone looking to find shelter from the heat during 9:00 am—5:00 pm.
Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, at Fair Trade Cafe 1020 N 1st Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Join Arizona Faith Network for Community Conversation on Race Unity. In celebration of and partnership with the Bahá'í Faith (the annual Bahá'í Unity Day this year is June 9) we have organized guided community conversations on the most challenging issue facing America - racism. Join us for this informative yet casual community event. All people are welcome.
For this ministry, Grace partnered with Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest to provide a monthly morning of fun for foster children. We are looking to start this ministry back up after the summer. If you are interested in taking on a volunteer leadership position, please reach out to Pastor Sarah. We need assistance with marketing, flyer development, and some of the administrative coordinating. Thank you!
Please help encourage this year’s Soul Journeyers as they travel to Holden Village in Washington State. The Soul Journeyers will receive notes from their families and YOU throughout their trip. Please write a note to at least one of the following people letting them know what you appreciate about them and/or how you see God at work in their lives. Completed notes can be given to Pastor Sarah no later than the afternoon of Sunday, June 16.
June 2 (Seventh Sunday of Easter)
First Reading: Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
Psalm: Psalm 97
Gospel: J ohn 17:20-26
June 9 (Day of Pentecost)
First Reading: Acts 2:1-21
Psalm: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Gospel: John 14:8-17
June 16 (The Holy Trinity)
First Reading: Romans 5:1-5
Psalm: Psalm 8 Gospel: J ohn 16:12-15
June 23 (Second Sunday after Pentecost)
First Reading: Galatians 3:23-29
Psalm: Psalm 22:19-28
Gospel: Luke 8:26-39
June 30 (Third Sunday after Pentecost)
First Reading: Galatians 5:1, 13-25
Psalm: Psalm 16
Gospel: Luke 9:51-61
Check out the June version of All CAPS, the newsletter of the Capital Conference congregations.
In our June edition we have news of a June 11 Game Night at Our Saviour’s Lutheran, volunteer and donation possibilities at Grace Lutheran’s Heat Respite program, a June 8 community conversation on race unity at Fair Trade Cafe, and Vacation Bible School at Grace from June 3-7. Enjoy!
Click here to read our Grace Vine newsletter, available in PDF.
Now that Grace has a county-certified commercial kitchen, anyone volunteering in the Grace kitchen is encouraged to secure a food handler’s card. To get the card, you must first complete a food service worker training program (this takes less than an hour), followed by a simple test ~ all of which can be done online. Cards are good for three years. The Outreach Team will gladly to cover the $8 fee for anyone who wants to take the test. Please contact the Outreach Team at Outreach@GraceInTheCity.com, talk to Solveig Muus, or call the church office and we will send you a link to our account at eFoodCard.com.
At Grace, we are called by God to be in the city for good! For those interested in volunteering this summer, we invite you to attend the orientation held in the North Room of Hope Hall on June 9th from 11:30a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Clottee Hammons at 602-817-8996 if you plan to attend. View PDF flyer.