eGrace for 10/25/2017

Hey, Grace’rs,

This weekend: It’s a worship experience 500 years in the making as we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. We have a once every 500 years worship experience planned for you on Saturday@5, Sunday@8:45 and 10:15. Since it’s such a big weekend, everyone is invited to fill up the food table.

And don’t miss our big, boffo Halloween/Reformation Party after the Saturday@5 service. Kids can wear their costumes (as can adults, for that matter) and we’ll be serving free food along with some fun stuff for families.

Remember to come a bit early for worship to enjoy our new Lego room!

If you didn’t get a chance to support the mission of Grace while you were gone, you can do so here: Scroll down to the on-line giving tile.

Tuesday, October 31: Reformation Day: The Lutheran Pastors of the West Valley are hosting a special Reformation Service on Reformation Day. The service starts at noon. It will be held at Shepherd of the Desert, 11025 N 111th Ave, Sun City, AZ 85351.

Coming Up in Worship:
November: Harnessing the Transforming Power of Kindness at home, work, and in the world. For this series I want to strongly recommend you purchase an excellent book on the topic by Shaunti Feldhahn called, The Kindness Challenge. She presents a practical 30 day challenge for implementing the power of kindness in your relationships. You can order it here (and remember to put Grace as your charity).

Moms: A new gathering time for moms raising children and/or women in the role of mom. The Well has it’s first official gathering on Monday, November 6 to look at how to create fun, sacred experiences for the Advent/Christmas season. Please register at and scroll down to the well. Free, but we want to make sure we have enough volunteers for childcare.

Newcomer Orientation, Sunday, October 29@11:15. An informative, fun 75 minute overview of the mission of Grace and your place in it. Free food. Free Childcare. (If you want to be able to vote on the new pastor, when that time comes, you will need to be a voting member.) Saturday@6 on November 4 is another open. Sign up at church.

Women: Your Give Thanks event is coming up November 16, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm. Just $5 for dessert, a fantastic speaker, prizes, and much more. Bring a friend (not from Grace) and the friend comes free! Tickets in the lobby each weekend.

Stats and Stuff:
Worship Attendance: 593
Offerings: General $16,858.90 + $1,727 online/text = $18,585.90. Tithe Challenge $100. Hunger $5 online/text. Missions $20 + $340 online/text = $360. Youth $15. Noise Youth Choir $30. Noisy Offering $99.99

Grace is hard won. A cross. An empty tomb. A dangerous Reformation. Sacrificial giving. Bold, reckless mission. Unconditional acceptance. We celebrate it all this weekend!