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.
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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
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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.
June 13, 2021
Third Sunday after Pentecost
And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground. He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
June 6, 2021
Second Sunday after Pentecost
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
May 30, 2021
The Holy Trinity
On this Holy Trinity Sunday, we do not so much explain God as confess Him. We testify to Him who has revealed Himself to us. To the mind in search of reasonable answers, God will always be a question or riddle to be solved. But to the empty heart, the Holy Spirit leads us to see with faith the God whose majesty has worked for our salvation and whose mercy has rescued us sinners from sin and the grave. Like Nicodemus of old, we want to know how, yet our Lord gives us not the how, but the who; not the explanation, but the mystery of mercy big enough to save us. We come today confessing with our fathers in faith the Athanasian Creed, singing “Holy, Holy, Holy,” and rejoicing in the God who is bigger than we are, but who becomes one of us to save us.
May 23, 2021
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”
This service was pre-recorded on Friday.
This was our last Friday service for the time being. We are moving back to pre-pandemic schedules. In the future, look for livestreamed services on our YouTube channel and Facebook page Sunday mornings. An audio of the sermon will be posted on our podcast channel Sunday afternoon or Monday morning.
In-person worship services and Sunday School classes have resumed. Services begin at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Sunday School classes for children and adults are meeting in Grace Hall at 9:30 a.m.