Upcoming events for Grace Lutheran youth.
By Linda Schwall
Welcome back from another wonderful Christmas season! Sunday School is in full swing at 9:45 am in the basement of the sanctuary.
We have plans for another great Vacation Bible School that will run from Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10. All are welcome to participate in “Surf Shack” activities. Grab your surfboard and get ready for some wonderful sum-mer happenings. Sing-alongs with Pastor Sarah, great food from our hospitality ladies as well as great summer arts and crafts. Volunteers are needed as always, so look for announcements for planning meetings in the very near future.
Wanted! Sound Board Techs.
For 11:00 am Traditional Worship. You will be trained! Contact Stephanie in the Grace office.
View and download a PDF of the March, 2016 Gracevine.
You know, more often than not, it’s really hard to deal with bad news, sometimes, a lot of times, we’re just left wondering “Why?”
“Why did this horrible thing happened?” “Why is the world so broken?” “How can people be so messed up?”
In this week’s gospel, Jesus is faced with one of these situations.
You are invited to celebrate with us on March 10th! Please save the date and register now for complimentary tickets to the 4th Annual Art D’Core Gala at Hance Park, just across the street from Grace Lutheran!
Held under–and among–the stars in Hance Park, the Art d'Core Gala spotlights the significant contribution our arts and culture in creating a dynamic urban core.
Maps and more info is on our event page.
The festivities will include an arts showcase; a special toast by Mayor Greg Stanton; and an eye-popping virtual tour of the Hance Park Master Plan.
- 5 p.m. Arts in the Park Reception
- 7 p.m. Hance Park Design Team Master Plan Update
- Followed by Mayor Greg Stanton's Annual Toast to Downtown and an After Party in the Park!
Evil is real.
We, of course, know this to be true because we have seen evil touch our lives—in the form of apathy, in the form of hatred, in the form of violence and abuse, in the form of greed, in the form of systems that cement racism, sexism, poverty. Evil is real. I think we need to be careful when we talk about evil, though.
Grace Lutheran Church is pleased to host one of the country's preeminent writers, Alberto Ríos, Poet Laureate of Arizona, for an evening of poetry and conversation. On Friday, March 4 in a unique open forum, Alberto Ríos will read selections from his many published works and share stories of his Chicano heritage, reflections of a life that began in Nogales, Arizona.
The angel announced to the shepherds good news of great joy, the birth of our savior Jesus, but the angel’s good news began with: do not be afraid. Where we are right now, today, we might be afraid. But what we celebrate on Christmas is God’s Love born into our world. Jesus is Love incarnate, and perfect Love casts out fear.
Sunday, December 13, 12:30 pm
Calling all carolers! We will be sharing the joy and music of the Advent and Christmas seasons with some of our homebound members and other community members who are shut in. We will be carpooling, so all are welcome. Singing in tune is not required…only a joyous heart! We will gather for snacks following the caroling in Hope Hall.
People of all ages and especially youth: let's bless our community members this Christmas! Come and help put together Christmas gift bags for our pancake breakfast guests on Friday, December 18 at 6:00 pm. We will be joined by youth and adults from All Saints Lutheran Chruch and will enjoy pizza, a devotion, and a rousing game of I Sit, along with other games.
Youth: we will be attending the parking lot for the Phoenix Festival of the Arts. Festival times for which we will be attending the parking lot are Friday, 12-6 pm and Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm. All proceeds will help us go on next summer's mission trip! Please let Pastor Sarah know what times you will be able to help.