Grace’s pastoral staff and evangelism committee encourage you to tune in to a free
webinar, “Recovering Our First Love for Evangelism” on Wed., Jan. 19 at 2 PM. Register
for this webinar to learn what happened to Missouri Synod Evangelism and how we can
reclaim our first love for sharing the Gospel at https://bit.ly/EvangelismWebinar
|Grace’s Angel Tree is up in the Narthex! This year we will be sponsoring local children whose names and wishes have been provided by the Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center. Grace will be providing gifts for 35 children. Find out how you can help bring joy to a child during this holiday season.|
A Mission Partnership
Sowers of the Kingdom and Grace Lutheran Church
For the past 5 years Grace Lutheran Church has been working closely with Sowers of the Kingdom, providing support to those in need in the Dominican Republic. Grace has sent members of the church to the DR for short-term mission trips, supported students through the school sponsorship program “Lidia’s Kids,” and has generously answered the call for financial assistance for food, raincoats, school supplies and medicine. We are happy to be able to report on the progress we’ve made through our partnership.
Interested in finding out more?
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For more than a year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had been holding a Friday morning service for the elderly and immuno-compromised, which we were recording and then posting as a Latest News item here on Saturdays so that folks could view the service. We’ve stopped pre-recording our service. If you want to watch our service, visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GraceLutheranChurchSummervilleSouthCarolina/videos
or our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG423l7cm1yi6y4eirMUWxA
Videos will remain online at both of these places after they are livestreamed.
July 18, 2021
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties. And taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.
June 27, 2021
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. And he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.
June 20, 2021
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
In our Gospel lesson, Jesus commands the wind and the sea to become calm, which understandably stuns the disciples. “Who is this?” they wonder. The other readings today reaffirm that we know that Jesus is one person of the Holy Trinity. The Creator puts creature Job in his place. We also ought to remember with whom we are dealing when we request or complain. Paul encourages his readers, then and now, to put their circumstances into the context of the whole Church. Our situations do not define us! Sure of God’s care and emboldened by the strength He provides, we are called to live out our faith confidently. We know who this is: He is Jesus, our Savior.