Noisy Offering

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Noisy Offering for the Kanabec County Foster Kids Bags, you helped raise $346.56!! Way to make a “JOYFUL NOISE”!  Lately Grace has been receiving calls to make baby bags, newborns, I know that Kanabec County truly appreciates Grace’s help with the Foster Kids Bags. Thank you kindly.

Holy Week Schedule

Bring your friends and family.  All are welcome, friends and neighbors.

Thursday April 13                   6:30 pm       Maundy Thursday

Friday April 14                         12:15 pm     Good Friday Service

                                                       7:00 pm       Ecumenical Good

                                                                             Friday Service

Sunday April 16                        6:30 am       Sunrise Service

                                                       7:30 am       Easter Breakfast

                                                       9:30 am       Easter Service

IMAGE Project Update

Each day, since mid January, the girls have been praying that God will provide food for them in this time of drought. He answered their prayers through the caring hearts at Grace. Because of the generosity from our congregation, the Lefse Fundraiser , with matching funds from WELCA and Thrivent, we were able to  not only feed the girls, but also pay the teachers for the month of March. God’s work is being done by our hands and hearts! Thank you to all those who helped put on the Lefse party and supported this mission. Like the ripples of a stone thrown into a still lake, this congregation is making more ripples in Tanzania than we could have imagined. Just this week, upon hearing of the success of student achievement and needs at Namnyaki, the Minister of Energy chose our school to visit. Armed with the knowledge that individual Americans and the Grace Lutheran Church, through the IMAGE Project, have been supporting the Maasai girls , he said it was time for the Tanzanian government to help the school move forward. He pledged new Science textbooks, and the building of a dining center. He also promised to contact embassies for more support.

Transition News

News from the transition front….

The Ministry Site Profile (document we sent to the larger church so we can find a good fit in a pastor) is finished and council is reviewing it.  It will be sent to the synod office for review.

We are in the process of putting together a call committee.

We had our second listening session for Children, Youth & Family ministry.  Catherine Anderson, Linda Rambo and Susan Williams joined us.  We are discussing next steps.

Council has a draft job description for a part-time visitation pastor to review.

Leadership is reviewing our membership list with the intent to bring our number into a more realistic one so that we can better plan for the future.