From the Pastor’s Desk – May 2017

There is a group that meets twice a month to share ideas and to think creatively about worship.  For a couple of our meetings in April we read aloud from the book of Acts, through the first eight chapters.  I shared with the group that I was considering preaching from Acts in June, on the Sundays following Pentecost (which is found in Acts 2), and this was a good way for us to explore the stories.

Reading it out loud together ...

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Memorial Garden

One year ago, the Grace Session formed a task force to consider designating a space on our church property for the burial of ashes. The task force studied the idea, visited other churches that do this, and made a recommendation in favor of this to the Session.  The congregation was invited to come and learn about the proposal to talk with the session.  After all of that the Session voted in favor of the proposal.

The outdoor space to the east ...

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June 2017 Youth Schedules

If you would like to get on the Student Ministry email list for either IGNITE or INSPIRE/WYLDlife, please email your request to Kirk Anderson.

IGNITE (All High School aged youth)


  • No Sunday School during the month of June or July
  • June 4: All church breakfast at 10 am
  • June 11 is the Mission Trip Car Wash.

Tuesday Chess Club – Meets 1-3pm in Room 101

Wednesday Event

  • Mission Trip Pre-trip discussions at 6:30 pm in the Teen Center on June 14, 21 and 28 (No dinner ...
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Red Cross Blood Drive: June 4

  • Every two seconds someone in the US needs blood.
  • One pint of blood (the approximate amount given in a donation) can be used to help up to three people.
  • About 1/3 of the US population is eligible to give blood.
  • Five million patients in the US need blood every year.

On June 4, we host a Red Cross Blood drive at Grace from 8 am – 1 pm. Sign up to donate by calling the office – 684-5215, emailing Catherine Neelly Burton  ...

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Get in on the Act(s)

Join Pastor Catherine Neelly Burton in reading through the Book of Acts. During the month of June, and the first Sunday of July, our worship texts all come from Acts. Gather with Catherine for five Tuesdays at noon to read through the book. We’ll read out loud through several chapters each week. We’ll pause for discussion and questions as they arise. No prep is necessary. Bring a Bible and meet in Room 101 at noon on Tuesdays starting on May ...

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