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July 14, 2024 Newsletter

  Righteousness shall go before the Lord                             and shall prepare for God a pathway                                                                                     ~Psalm 85:13  Pastor’s Thoughts:       It is early Sunday morning as...

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July 7, 2024 Newsletter

  To you I lift up my eyes,                             to you enthroned in the heavens.                                                                                     ~Psalm 123:1  For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters, only do not use...

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June 30, 2024 Newsletter

  Therefore my heart sings to you without ceasing;                             O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.                                                                                                    Psalm 30:12  One service Sunday...

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June 23, 2024 Newsletter

  Give thanks to the Lord, for the Lord is good,                                     for God’s mercy endures forever.                                                                                            ~Psalm 107:1  Pastor’s Thoughts: For many, church...

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June 16, 2024 Newsletter

  It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord,                         to sing praise to your name, O Most High                                                                         ~Psalm 92:1  Pastor’s Thoughts:        As you know, at the 19 May...

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June 9, 2024 Newsletter

  Sing with joy to God our strength                         and raise a loud shout to the God of Jacob.                                                                              ~Psalm 81:1  Pastor’s Thoughts: (Jesus said) “Come to me, all you who are...

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June 2, 2024 Newsletter

  Raise a song and sound the timbrel,  the merry harp, and the lyre.                                                                                                ~Psalm 81:2  Pastor’s Thoughts:             What uses your energy? On a daily basis, many...

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May 26, 2024 Newsletter

  O Lord, give strength to your people;                               give them, O Lord, the blessings of peace.                                                                                      ~Psalm 29:11  Pastor’s Thoughts:             I have often...

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May 19, 2024 Newsletter

  Bless the Lord, O my soul.                                                       Hallelujah!  ~Psalm 104:35b               Pastor’s Thoughts:             Life sometimes feels like perpetual motion, doesn't it? We move from this task to that task, from this...

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May 12, 2024 Newsletter

  For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,                                     but the way of the wicked shall be destroyed.        ~Psalm 1:6   Pastor’s Thoughts: For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.—Matthew 18:20...

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May 5, 2024 Newsletter

  With trumpets and the sound of the horn shout with joy before the king, the Lord. ~Psalm 98:6   Pastor’s Thoughts: “Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is  just, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any...

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April 28, 2024 Newsletter

  Let those who seek the Lord give praise!                                                 May your hearts live forever! ~Psalm 22:26b      Pastor’s Thoughts: As you may have read here or in other Grace places, Bishop Daniel Beaudoin has designated 2024 as a...

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April 21, 2024 Newsletter

  The Lord is my shepherd;                               I shall not be in want.  ~Psalm 23:1           Pastor’s Thoughts:       As I write this, it is early Sunday morning. I am the only one here in the church building, as we are still a little while away...

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April 14, 2024 Newsletter

  In peace, I will lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me rest secure. ~Psalm 4:8     As I write this, it is the eve of the total solar eclipse. The last time there was an eclipse of this magnitude I was in elementary school. I remember...

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April 7, 2024 Newsletter

  How good and how pleasant it is, when kindred live together in unity! ~Psalm 133:1   Pastor’s Thoughts: In seminary, I learned that Martin Luther was not a fan of the Letter of James in the New Testament. Luther believed James placed too much emphasis on...

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March 31, 2024 Newsletter

  This is the day that the Lord has made;                                                 let us rejoice and be glad in it.                                                                                      ~Psalm 118:24  The church office is closed Monday...

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March 24, 2024 Newsletter

  and every tongue should confess                                           that Jesus Christ is Lord,                                                 to the glory of God the Father.                                                                             ...

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March 17, 2024 Newsletter

  Restore to me the joy of your salvation                                                       and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.                                                                                                           ~Psalm 5:12...

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March 10, 2024 Newsletter

  Give thanks to the Lord, for the Lord is good,                                           for God’s mercy endures forever. ~Psalm 107:1  Pastor’s Thoughts: Walk into a coffee shop, and you are likely to hear people asking for such things as a “Double shot,...

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March 3, 2024 Newsletter

  The heavens declare the glory of God,                                            and the sky proclaims its maker’s handiwork.                                                                                     ~Psalm 19:1  Pastor’s Thoughts:        There...

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February 25, 2024 Newsletter

For dominion belongs to the Lord,                               who rules over the nations.                                                 ~Psalm 22:28      Pastor’s Thoughts:       I have a yearly Lenten tradition. I choose one of the 66 books of the...

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February 18, 2024 Newsletter

  To you, O Lord,                                                       I lift up my soul.                                                                                     ~Psalm 25:1  Pastor’s thoughts: For God so loved the world that he gave his only...

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February 11, 2024 Newsletter

  For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God  in the face of Jesus Christ. ~2 Corinthians 4:6  Pastor’s Thoughts: Yesterday in worship at 9:30 a.m. Janet...

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February 4, 2024 Newsletter

  Hallelujah! How good it is to sing praises to our God!             How pleasant it is to honor God with praise!                                                                                            ~Psalm 147:1    At Grace, we will begin a 6-week...

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January 28, 2024 Newsletter

  Hallelujah! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart ~Psalm 111:1a   Sunday, January 28, one service only at 10:30 followed by a Congregational meeting which will then be followed by a potluck in Brenner Hall.  Pastor’s Thoughts: This...

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January 21, 2024 Newsletter

  God alone is my rock and my salvation,                         my stronghold, so that I shall never be shaken                                                                                            ~Psalm 62:6  Next Sunday, January 28, one service only...

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January 14, 2024 Newsletter

  Lord, you have searched me out;                                           O Lord, you have known me.                                                                                            ~Psalm 139:1    Bless the World: be God's Grace!Pastor’s...

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January 7, 2024 Newsletter

In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth…….. ~Genesis 1:1 Pastor’s Thoughts As I write this, it is the fourth day of Christmas. Except for mammoth sales and some people still off work, everything seems pretty much back to normal. But Christ has been...

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December 31, 2023 Newsletter

  Hallelujah! Praise the Lord from the heavens;  praise God in the heights.                      ~Psalm 148:1  The office will be closed Monday January 1, 2024 No Wednesday evening service December 27 Sunday, December 31, one service only at 9:30 a.m....

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December 24, 2023 Newsletter

  My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,  my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…                      ~Luke 1.46b-47               Sunday, December 24,  Advent Service 9:30 a.m. (one service only) Sunday, December 24, Christmas Eve services 3:00 p.m. and...

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December 17, 2023 Newsletter

  Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. ~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18   Pastor’s Thoughts Christmas came just two months after my mother died. That year, I went to set up our...

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December 10, 2023 Newsletter

  Righteousness shall go before the Lord                                     and shall prepare for God a pathway.                                                                Psalm 85:13                  Pastor’s Thoughts: As I write this, Americans seem...

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December 3, 2023 Newsletter

  Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. ~1 Corinthians 1:3   Pastor’s Thoughts: Advent begins this Sunday, 3 December. I love this season of the Church year. I enjoy the scripture readings, the blue paraments on the altar,...

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November 26, 2023 Newsletter

  Come, let us sing to the Lord;                                         let us shout for joy to the rock of our salvation.                                                                                            ~Psalm 95:1    Have a Blessed...

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November 19, 2023 Newsletter

  Lord, you have been our refuge from one generation to another.                                          ~Psalm 90:1  Pastor’s Thoughts:       It was a delight to me to hear Jeannine Grimm preach yesterday for Stewardship Sunday. Using the story of the ten...

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November 12, 2023 Newsletter

  Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God ~Matthew 5:8  One service only Sunday November 12, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.Pastor’s Thoughts: This past week we remembered all those who have lived and died in the faith on All Saints Day (1 November) and All Saints...

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November 5, 2023 Newsletter

  Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. ~Matthew 5:9   Don’t forget to set your clocks back Saturday November 4th before going to bed or you will be early to church Sunday November 5!!   Pastor’s Thoughts: This past...

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October 29, 2023 Newsletter

  God is our refuge and strength,  a very present help in trouble. ~Psalm 46:1  Pastor’s Thoughts: I have often heard Lutherans referred to as the “frozen chosen.” The thinking behind this seems to be that while we love the Lord and are grateful for all he...

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October 22, 2023 Newsletter

  Sing to the Lord a new song;  sing to the Lord, all the earth. ~Psalm 96:1  Pastor’s Thoughts: My heart is heavy. World events have left me feeling confused, fearful, anxious, and angry as I see the reports of so many innocent people suffering in Israel...

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October 15, 2023 Newsletter

  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. ~Psalm 23:6   Pastor’s Thoughts: It has been so exciting to see so many children come forward for the Children’s Moment in worship lately!...

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October 8, 2023 Newsletter

  Restore us, O God of hosts;  let your face shine upon us, and we shall be saved.  ~Psalm 80:7          The Readings for Sunday October 8, 2023  Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:7-15 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46 Pastor’s Thoughts: As I sit in my office writing...

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October 1, 2023 Newsletter

    Amazing Grace How Sweet the Sound    Amazing Grace Sunday October 1, 2023 Worship Service 10:30 a.m.  The Readings for Sunday October 1, 2023   Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 Psalm 25:1-9 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32  The Grace...

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September 24, 2023 Newsletter

  The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,                         slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  ~Psalm 145:8               Bless the World: Be God's Grace!Behind the scenes at Grace …..by Gretchen The acorns are falling – our family of...

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September 17, 2023 Newsletter

  Bless the Lord, O my soul,  and all that is within me, bless God’s holy name. ~Psalm 103:1                      The Readings for Sunday September 17, 2023 Genesis 50:15-21 Psalm 103:[1-7] 8-13 Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35  We are reopening the...

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September 10, 2023

  For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. ~Matthew 18:20       Bless the World: be God's Grace!    Rally Day! September 10, 2023 Back to two services this Sunday. 9:30 a.m. Traditional - 11:30 a.m. Contemporary...

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September 3, 2023 Newsletter

  Lord, I love the house in which you dwell                 and the place where your glory abides. ~Psalm 26:8    Bless the World; Be God's Grace!The church office will be closed Monday September 4 for Labor Day  Pastor’s Thoughts: Jesus said to them,...

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August 27, 2023 Newsletter

  They will sing of the ways of the Lord,                                           that great is the glory of the Lord.                                                                          ~Psalm 138:5    Bless the World: be God's Grace!Even as I...

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August 20, 2023 Newsletter

  May God give us blessing, and may all the ends of the earth stand in awe.  ~Psalm 67:7    Bless the World: Be God's Grace!Pastor’s Thoughts:       There was excitement back in June knowing that a student named Jana Marek from Serbia would be with us...

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August 13, 2023 Newsletter

  I will listen to what the Lord God is saying;  for you speak peace to your faithful people and to those who turn their hearts to you.                                                                                                                           ...

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August 6, 2023 Newsletter

                                       The Lord is gracious and full of compassion,                                            slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.                                                                              ~Psalm...

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