Grace Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

WOMEN'S MINISTRIES OF EC, SEPTEMBER 14TH


A few months ago representatives from the different ELCA churches in Eau Claire gathered together to talk about upcoming events the women of EC could do together. We have another meeting coming up and would like you to join us again. We will be meeting at Grace Lutheran Church on Monday, September 14th at 5:00 pm. Please bring ideas. If you have questions please call Bonnie at 715-829-2291. See you then!

FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL & BREAKFAST, SEPTEMBER 13


Grace Lutheran will hold the Second Annual Fall Family Festival Breakfast at 8:30 am in the Church Parlors at 202 W Grand Ave. We invite the community to join us for breakfast, fellowship, and fun followed by worship service at 10:00 am.

RIDDLE: WHY DID JESUS, MOSES, THE BUDDHA, AND MOHAMMED CROSS THE ROAD?

ANSWER: COME TO THE NEW BOOK STUDY, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 28


At a new book study beginning Monday, September 28 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. we’ll be learning the answer to the riddle which will get clearer and clearer as we go along. The book (whose title is the riddle) is by Brian McLaren, former pastor and college English teacher. The book will tickle your funny bone and make you think.
 
Read on to see what others have said about this book:
“I think Brian McLaren is a spiritual genius! Not only does he have the courage to say what must be said, but he says it with a deep knowledge of both Scripture and Tradition, and then says it very well besides – in ways that both the ordinary layperson and the scholar can respect and understand. You can’t get any better than that.”
-Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation Albuquerque, New Mexico
 
“Brian McLaren is the most creative Christian theologian and spiritual teacher writing and preaching today in the U.S., yet his universal message is as relevant to people of all faiths and none. As a Jewish theologian, I welcome this important contribution to showing the path through which all religions can become an emancipator force for human liberation.” 
-Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor: Tikkun Author: “Jewish Renewal; The Politics of Meaning”
 
“It’s not just that Brian will turn the deepest inner struggles and yearnings of your faith into smiles, tears, and belly laughs. It’s that he really gets what it means to be a follower of Jesus without judging and dismissing others. I have not felt so much optimism about a constructive Christian faith in years!” 
-Philip Clayton, Provost Claremont Lincoln University Author: “Transforming Christian Theology”
 
Books will be available to purchase at Grace Lutheran Church beginning on Sept. 13. Don’t miss out! (If the idea of reading a book like this freaks you out, feel free to come and listen to and join in the discussion!)
 
Discussion Leader: Pastor Simpson For Sept. 28: Read chapters 1 and 2.


LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF SCHOOL KITS PACKED AND DELIVERED!


THANK YOU to all who donated supplies or gave money for the Lutheran World Relief School Kits! Grace delivered 64 kits (14 more than last year) to the LWR warehouse in South St. Paul. Children in the Eau Claire school district will also be blessed with the remaining extra supplies. 


OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGING AND RINGING BEGIN THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER


Amazing Grace Choir, directed by Julie DeBoer and accompanied by Elaine Mann, rehearse on Wednesdays, at 7:00 p.m. beginning September 2nd. Rehearsals take place at Grace Lutheran in the music room on third floor.


For further information, please email Julie at choir@grace-church.org.  


Pacibells, directed by Norma Lionberger, rehearse on Thursdays, at 6:00 p.m. beginning Thursday, September 3rd. Rehearsal take place at Grace Lutheran in the music room on third floor. 



HIKE FOR THE HOMELESS, SEPTEMBER 26TH


Walk to benefit Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network, Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at Phoenix Park.
Entry Fees:

  • $5.00 children 11 and under
  • $15.00 children 12 and older
  • $20.00 adult
  • $40.00 Family (includes 2 t-shirts)

Refreshments will be available.
For more information visit www.beaconhouse.org.


For more information about our activities, missions and ministries please go to the Media Tab to access bulletins, announcements and Grace at a Glance newsletter.


Welcome to Grace

From our Pastor…

Greetings in Jesus’ name, and know that you’re welcome here in the new Grace Lutheran Church. That’s right – “new” for at least two reasons: 1. we believe God is always “making all things new” including the church and, 2. we’re back in our building after a period of exile and we’re overflowing with openness and a zest for what’s next. 2015 is like the craziest and best time ever to be the church. So much is happening in biblical studies and spirituality these days our heads are happily spinning with ideas and possibilities for ministry. Old things are taking on a new look!

We are always asking what new thing God is doing, convinced that it is always gracious.

Our worship has ancient roots though we employ contemporary forms of art and music.

We believe Christian worship and community should be joyful – something like the “highlight of each week” for all people of all ages.

We believe in treating all people with respect, wherever they are in their faith journey. 

We work to “speak the truth in love” as we perceive it in Jesus, even as we trust God to lead each person along their own unique way.

Of course there is much more. If you believe, as we do, that faith should lead to sinlessness rather than to mindlessness, you could make a wonderful contribution to the kingdom of God here at Grace Lutheran. We’d love to meet you!

Dean W. Simpson, pastor

 

From our Pastor…

Greetings in Jesus’ name, and know that you’re welcome here in the new Grace Lutheran Church. That’s right – “new” for at least two reasons: 1. we believe God is always “making all things new” including the church and, 2. we’re back in our building after a period of exile and we’re overflowing with openness and a zest for what’s next. 2015 is like the craziest and best time ever to be the church. So much is happening in biblical studies and spirituality these days our heads are happily spinning with ideas and possibilities for ministry. Old things are taking on a new look!

We are always asking what new thing God is doing, convinced that it is always gracious.

Our worship has ancient roots though we employ contemporary forms of art and music.

We believe Christian worship and community should be joyful – something like the “highlight of each week” for all people of all ages.

We believe in treating all people with respect, wherever they are in their faith journey. 

We work to “speak the truth in love” as we perceive it in Jesus, even as we trust God to lead each person along their own unique way.

Of course there is much more. If you believe, as we do, that faith should lead to sinlessness rather than to mindlessness, you could make a wonderful contribution to the kingdom of God here at Grace Lutheran. We’d love to meet you!

Dean W. Simpson, pastor

 

From our Pastor…

Greetings in Jesus’ name, and know that you’re welcome here in the new Grace Lutheran Church. That’s right – “new” for at least two reasons: 1. we believe God is always “making all things new” including the church and, 2. we’re back in our building after a period of exile and we’re overflowing with openness and a zest for what’s next. 2015 is like the craziest and best time ever to be the church. So much is happening in biblical studies and spirituality these days our heads are happily spinning with ideas and possibilities for ministry. Old things are taking on a new look!

We are always asking what new thing God is doing, convinced that it is always gracious.

Our worship has ancient roots though we employ contemporary forms of art and music.

We believe Christian worship and community should be joyful – something like the “highlight of each week” for all people of all ages.

We believe in treating all people with respect, wherever they are in their faith journey. 

We work to “speak the truth in love” as we perceive it in Jesus, even as we trust God to lead each person along their own unique way.

Of course there is much more. If you believe, as we do, that faith should lead to sinlessness rather than to mindlessness, you could make a wonderful contribution to the kingdom of God here at Grace Lutheran. We’d love to meet you!

Dean W. Simpson, pastor

From our Pastor…

Greetings in Jesus’ name, and know that you’re welcome here in the new Grace Lutheran Church. That’s right – “new” for at least two reasons: 1. we believe God is always “making all things new” including the church and, 2. we’re back in our building after a period of exile and we’re overflowing with openness and a zest for what’s next. 2015 is like the craziest and best time ever to be the church. So much is happening in biblical studies and spirituality these days our heads are happily spinning with ideas and possibilities for ministry. Old things are taking on a new look!

We are always asking what new thing God is doing, convinced that it is always gracious.

Our worship has ancient roots though we employ contemporary forms of art and music.

We believe Christian worship and community should be joyful – something like the “highlight of each week” for all people of all ages.

We believe in treating all people with respect, wherever they are in their faith journey. 

We work to “speak the truth in love” as we perceive it in Jesus, even as we trust God to lead each person along their own unique way.

Of course there is much more. If you believe, as we do, that faith should lead to sinlessness rather than to mindlessness, you could make a wonderful contribution to the kingdom of God here at Grace Lutheran. We’d love to meet you!

Dean W. Simpson, pastor

Greetings in Jesus’ name, and know that you’re welcome here at Grace Lutheran Church located in the heart of Eau Claire, where we believe God is always “making all things new” in ministry and mission. 


  • We are always asking what new thing God is doing, convinced that it is always gracious.

  • Our worship has ancient roots though we embrace today's art and music.

  • We believe Christian worship and community should be joyful – something like the “highlight of each week” for all people of all ages.

  • We believe in treating all people with respect, wherever they are in their faith journey.

  • We work to “speak the truth in love” as we perceive it in Jesus, even as we trust God to lead each person along their own unique way.


Of course there is much more. If you believe, as we do, that faith should lead to sinlessness rather than to mindlessness, you could make a wonderful contribution to the kingdom of God here at Grace Lutheran Church.

We are located across the street from the Eau Claire County Courthouse, so please join us for a worship service, text study or other special event.

We’d love to meet you!

Dean W. Simpson
Pastor
Grace Lutheran Church
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

From our Pastor…

Greetings in Jesus’ name, and know that you’re welcome here in the new Grace Lutheran Church. That’s right – “new” for at least two reasons: 1. we believe God is always “making all things new” including the church and, 2. we’re back in our building after a period of exile and we’re overflowing with openness and a zest for what’s next. 2015 is like the craziest and best time ever to be the church. So much is happening in biblical studies and spirituality these days our heads are happily spinning with ideas and possibilities for ministry. Old things are taking on a new look!

We are always asking what new thing God is doing, convinced that it is always gracious.

Our worship has ancient roots though we employ contemporary forms of art and music.


From our Pastor…

Greetings in Jesus’ name, and know that you’re welcome here in the new Grace Lutheran Church. That’s right – “new” for at least two reasons: 1. we believe God is always “making all things new” including the church and, 2. we’re back in our building after a period of exile and we’re overflowing with openness and a zest for what’s next. 2015 is like the craziest and best time ever to be the church. So much is happening in biblical studies and spirituality these days our heads are happily spinning with ideas and possibilities for ministry. Old things are taking on a new look!

We are always asking what new thing God is doing, convinced that it is always gracious.

Our worship has ancient roots though we employ contemporary forms of art and music.

Thanks for visiting the Grace Lutheran Church website.


If you are searching for a progressive understanding of scripture,

If you are enriched by hearing God’s Word through great music,

If you believe in the separation of “church and hate”,

If you think GRACE is more than a little prayer before a meal,

...WE THINK ALIKE!


We invite you to join us for Sunday worship or to stop in any time for a chat over a cup of coffee.

At Grace, ALL ARE WELCOME and the coffee pot is always on!


Ken Ziehr
President
Grace Lutheran Church

Eau Claire, Wisconsin


"So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!" 
II Corinthians 5:17



Learn more about Grace Lutheran Church

We are located in the heart of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and welcome you!
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Worship Services
 Sundays at
10:00 a.m.

MEDIA BROADCASTS:


Sunday 8:30 am WAYY 790

Sunday 10:30 am
Cable 9, HD 618 

Thursday 
CVCTV 1:30 pm
Cable Channel 993


OFFICE HOURS:

Monday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday: Closed

As an ELCA church, Grace Lutheran Church shares a living and daring confidence in God's grace. We proclaim Christ's love for all and are a welcoming place of worship.

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