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Grace Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
LENTEN WORSHIP (and Lenten Supper) WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 - MARCH 16
Lenten Services will be held every Wednesday February 17-March 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Lenten Soup Supper will be held before worship services at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Assembly. There will be sign up sheets on Sunday at the coffee hour and at the suppers on Wednesday for bringing desserts and for help with clean up.
David Weiss, will lead worship and share that the GOSPEL story offers a real resource for confronting AS CHRISTIANS, AS PEOPLE OF FAITH, the stark challenges that confront us today.
Wednesday, February 17 - What can we ask of Jesus? On our journey to Jerusalem - and ours.
Wednesday, February 24 - An explosive urgency, an unexpected calm.
Wednesday, March 2 - From Kingdom to kin-dom, from ego-system to eco-system.
Luke 14: 12-23
Wednesday, March 9 - Feasting and healing; worship and wholeness.
Luke 13: 10-17, 14:1-6
Wednesday, March 16 - On seeing by faith.
Musical note: Antiphons for the psalms during Lent are composed by David Tryggestad, a former Director of Music/Organist at Grace. He has recently retired as a pastor in Duluth, and is enjoying more time for composing, playing the organ, gardening, and reading.
GRACE FOUNDATION MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS SCHEDULED, FEBRUARY 14 AND 21
Membership meetings are scheduled to discuss further the future of the Syverson Home. A general question and answer meeting will follow services on Sunday February 14, 2016 . A special meeting of Foundation membership, to consider a decision, will be held after services on Sunday February 21, 2016.
BACH'S LUNCH CONCERT SERIES, WEDNESDAYS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 17 - MARCH 16
Treat yourself to a midweek break and attend Bach's Lunch Concert Series presented Elaine Mann, organist. The concerts will take place on Wednesdays at 12:12 - 12:42 p.m. on February 17, 24 and March 2, 9, and 16. Bring your lunch!
GRACE FOUNDATION ENCHANTED EVENING, MARCH 5
The annual Grace Lutheran Foundation Fundraising event, Enchanted Evening will be held on March 5, 2016 at Florian Gardens. In the past funds raised at this event have been used to enhance the lives of our residents. Usually we designate a particular project at one of our many programs to be the recipient.
This year the emphasis will be different, with money going to the newly created Gift of Grace Fund. This charity fund will assist residents and childcare families facing financial needs. In addition, the fund will be available to assist employees and their families.
A portion of your ticket for this event will go to the fund along with our silent auction and sponsor donations. If you cannot join us on March 5th, consider a gift to the Gift of Grace Fund, by making a gift to Grace Lutheran Foundation, with Gift of Grace Fund noted.
EMPTY BOWLS FUNDRAISER FOR FEED MY PEOPLE, MARCH 3
One in nine residents in the Chippewa Valley face food insecurity in their daily lives. This number rises to an alarming one in five when we talk about our kids. We need your help. Please join with Feed My People in serving our neighbors who struggle to put food on the table for their families. Please join us on Thursday, March 3rd from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM for the 16th annual EMPTY BOWLS fundraiser at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire. Enjoy delicious soups made by local restaurants, breads, beverage, and desserts. For a donation of $18.00 you will receive your meal and take home a beautiful ceramic bowl, handcrafted by UW-Eau Claire art students, area high school students, and other area potters. The meal without the bowl can be purchased for $8.00. Children 10 and under are free. Tickets are available at Feed My People, online at www.fmpfoodbank.org, or at the door the day of the event. Tickets will be sold before and after church at Grace through the month of February.
WELCOME LUTHERAN COUNSELING AND FAMILY SERVICES OF WISCONSIN
Lutheran Counseling and Family Services of Wisconsin is now offering counseling services to individuals, families and couples in the Eau Claire area, right here at Grace. Jennifer Larson LaRue is a licensed marriage and family therapist, her areas of expertise and interest include: spirituality and mental health, grief and loss, bereavement, marriage, relationships and communication, family issues, life cycle transitions, stress management, depression and anxiety. To make an appointment, call 888-867-4840.
WELCOME SYNOD RESOURCE CENTER
With the sale of former First Lutheran’s Church building, your Synod Resource Center (SRC) is on the move this holiday season. Grace Lutheran Church has graciously offered to house the SRC, and is in the midst of remodeling the space for the SRC. Upon completion, your SRC staff will spend December setting everything up so that by January the Resource Center will be fully operational. Until then, if your have resource questions, don’t hesitate to call Bonnie Weber at our new number 715-559-3445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our new address is: Northwest Synod of WI Resource Center, 202 W Grand Ave., PO Box 965, Eau Claire, WI 54702-0965.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGING AND RINGING
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
Grace Lutheran Church
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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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!
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
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We are located in the heart of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and welcome you!
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Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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.