How Can I Serve with GRACE?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as singing and cooking to giving our time for members of the community.  Please prayerfully consider where you may provide your time, talents, and/or financial support to the Church and our ministries.  For additional information on how to get involved contact the Church office. 
 

 

ELCA Mission Outreach

Weekly sponsors are needed to support our ELCA missionary program. Our missionaries are Rev. Rachel Eskesen & Zachary Courter, serving the people of Hungary. The cost of sponsorship is $35 per week. Those interested in being a missionary sponsor may sign up in the narthex. Call the office with any questions
 

Local Ministries

* Family Promise
* Loaves & Fishes
* Prayer Chain
 

Music & Drama

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and drama ministry. Some play their instruments. Some are vocalists. Others are involved in the choir. Still others get involved in drama. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of our church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.  
 

Ushers

The usher team at our church fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.  
 
Be a Member of the Prayer Chain
 

The Prayer Chain Ministry at Grace Lutheran performs a very essential function.  Prayer Chain volunteers individually offer up daily prayers for a list of people who are going through health or personal struggles.  Friends and/or relatives either call or email the church office or a Prayer Chain member asking for prayers which are forwarded to each member.  Confidentiality is a must when requested. The Prayer Chain meets quarterly to touch base and update information.  New volunteer members are always welcome. To volunteer please email the Prayer Chain Chairperson, Lois Gordie. (elsiegor@tds.net)  

The Hands of Grace Fund The Hands of Grace Fund is designed to assist persons in need from our community and congregation. We assist through gas vouchers, help in paying for medications & personal care items, assistance with utility & other bills, and transient needs. Your donations make a difference; please consider the Hands of Grace Fund as an outreach ministry that you would like to support. 
 

Serves folks with emergencies.  It is funded totally by donations. Individuals or families that need assistance with gas to get to doctor appointments assistance with utilities, or a room for the night are given vouchers that provide some financial help.

 
Senior Member/Homebound 
Dinner

A Senior Member/Home-bound Member Dinner is organized by Church Council Members annually during the summer months.  This is for anyone 75 years young or more, and for our friends that are shut-in, home-bound, or at a nursing home. A meal is served around noon, followed by a sing along and a brief communion service. Invitations are sent out the prior to the event.  RSVPs are asked for and rides provided upon request. Also, if an invitation is not received but you are home-bound and/or 75 years young and would like to attend, a call to the office is all that is needed to attend!  Food donations,along with volunteers in food preparation, serving, clean up, or providing rides are always welcome and needed.   Thanksgiving Boxes   The Women of Grace put together and distribute Thanksgiving Boxes to shut-in members of Grace. They are packed with some homemade goodies along with devotionals and snacks to let them know they are being thought of.    Be a Liturgist, Greeter, Usher or Snack Provider   If you are interested in serving as an Usher or Lay Liturgist on Saturday evening or Sunday morning, a greeter on Sunday mornings, or a snack provider for fellowship following worship Sunday, please contact the church office at 325-9172.