Worship

Sunday Morning Worship  8 & 10:30 a.m.

Our worship services are part of the Word and Sacrament ministry of this congregation. God comes to us in worship through these means, and we offer our praise to Him. In all of our services you will hear readings from God’s Word and messages based on that Word of God that speak to your life.  Holy Communion is part of both Sunday Morning services on the Second and Fourth Sunday of every month. In order to accomodate our members and guests, we offer Sunday services in two formats.

8:00 a.m. Traditional Service. For the most part, we use the liturgies and hymns from our heritage in this service.
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Service. This service will use a variety of formats and music.
A nursery is provided for children under 4 years old during Sunday School and the 10:30 a.m. Worship service.
Wednesday evening services are held at 7:00 p.m. during Advent and Lent.
Worship Opportunities
Summer Worship Schedule

After Memorial Day weekend and through Labor Day weekend there will be only one worship service and that will be at 9:15 a.m. We will alternate between traditional and blended worship services during the summer.

Bible Class and Sunday School will be held at 10:30 during this period.

Starting September 10 we will return to our regular worship schedule:

8:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

9:15 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Class

10:30 a.m. Blended Worship

 

Easter Schedule
7:00 a.m. Sunrise Service
8:00 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt
9:15 a.m. Education Hour
10:30 a.m. Worship Celebration
Easter Sunrise Service

At 7:00 a.m. we will have a Sunrise Service to rejoice in the Resurrection of Jesus! This will be held in our pavilion if the weather cooperates. Otherwise, it will be in the Sanctuary. It is a great way to start Easter.

Wednesdays in Lent 2017: The Hills of Lent

Mountain Top Experiences on the Pilgrimage of Faith

Every Wednesday during Lent we will examine mountains in Scripture.

March 1: At Mt. Moriah faith is tested and strengthened with the assurance that “The Lord Himself will provide a lamb.”

March 8: At Mt. Sinai God our Savior continues to direct us on our journey to the Promised Land.

March 15: At Mt. Carmel faith and faithfulness are called for, even in the face of opposition

March 22: At Mt. Olivet God’s children are assured that His good will for us is surely being done.

March 29: At Mt. Calvary – to which all of these other mountains point – we view God’s own sacrifice complete.

Meals are provided by various groups each week at 6 p.m., collecting free will offerings that will be evenly divided among the groups.

Worship is at 7 p.m. each week.

Sundays in Lent 2017: At the Crossroads

Join us for “At the Crossroads,” a special series of services for the Sundays in Lent this year. Each service in the
series reveals in some way how Christ and his cross lead us to decide the path of God’s will in our many
crossroads in life.

March 5   Confession

March 12  Betrayal

March 19  Judgment

March 26  Compassion

April 2  Declaration

April 9  Suffering

April 13 Maundy Thursday:  Forgiveness

April 14 Good Friday: Death

April  16 Easter:  Life

Grace 75th Anniversary

What is coming is better than what is gone!

Our Congregation is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year! We are planning four special events throughout the year to help us not only remember God’s blessings upon us in the past, but to think about how we can serve God and this community in the future.  Our first activity will be on February 26. We have invited Patrick Miller, a son of the congregation who entered the pastoral ministry, to be our preacher  on that day. THERE WILL BE NO EARLY SERVICE ON THAT DAY so that we can all join together in one worship event. We will have a potluck dinner after worship. Stay tuned for information about other activities.

 

 

Children’s Christmas Program

The children of our congregation will lead our Worship Service on December 18 at 10:30 a.m. with their program “Something Fishy at Christmas.” If you would like your child to be a part of this program, contact Jeana Parsons ASAP. 

Rehearsals will be held on December 10 & 17 from 10 a.m. – Noon. ichthus2

Thanksgiving Worship

Join us for a Thanksgiving Eve worship service on November 23 at 7:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited to join us as we gather together for worship and direct our thanks to the one who gives us everything.

Prior to the worship, from 6:00-6:45 p.m., the kids attending Pioneer Camp next Summer (and their parents) will serve a home style turkey dinner to anyone who wishes to attend. Please sign up on the bulletin board by the mailboxes to let us know if you are planning to attend. An offering will be collected at the dinner to assist with the cost of attending Pioneer Camp at Camp Lone Star in LaGrange.

Advent Worship Services

Special Worship Services for Advent

Advent begins November 27. Our theme through Advent and Christmas this year will be “From Heaven Above” based on Luther’s hymn describing the gift God has given us in Christ. The weekly themes will be explored in our Sunday and Wednesday Services.
 
Sunday Services
November 27: The Gift of Hope
December 4: The Gift of Love
December 11: The Gift of Peace
December 18: The Gift of Life
December 25: The Gift of Glory
 
Wednesday Services
November 30: Hope
December 7: Love
December 14: Peace
 
Christmas Eve:  The Gift of Joy
 
Evening Services are all held at 7:00 p.m.  Before each Wednesday service, there will be a Soup Supper at 6:00 p.m. Please bring breads and desserts to share.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Reformation Sunday

Join us on October 30 as we celebrate the 499th anniversary of the Reformation in our worship services here at Grace!