Frequently Asked Questions
Grace Lutheran Church is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. www.elca.org
What is Grace’s Mission and Vision?
Our Mission is to “Making Disciples – Growing Disciples”
(Matthew 28: 19-20)
Our Vision: Together, Building Relationships, Growing Spiritually and Reaching Out.
What are the styles of services and what time are Grace’s services held?
Our fall worship schedule offers two worship times, 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Both services incorporate elements from the ELW Book of Worship, current Christian songs, beloved hymns, videos, dramas and readings. Children are invited to attend the 10:00 a.m. service and then proceed to our Sunday Children’s Ministries following the Children’s Message.
Our Summer worship schedule begins Memorial Day weekend thru the first weekend after Labor Day. Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. with a Contemporary worship service on the first and third Sundays and Traditional worship on the second and forth Sundays. If there is a fifth Sunday of the month, we will offer a Blended service. Communion is offered every Sunday. Summer Promiseland is offered after the Children’s Message. And all are invited to join us for Coffee Fellowship following worship.
Is there a nursery available at Grace?
Yes, we offer assistance in watching your child in our volunteer staffed nursery during the 10:00 a.m. worship service/Fall Schedule and 9:30 a.m. worship service/Summer Schedule. The nursery is located down the hall from the chapel. Our volunteers will gladly watch your child and provide you with a pager should your child need attention.
Can I take Communion at Grace?
Yes, believing in the presence of Christ in, under, and with the bread and wine.
How do I become a member of Grace?
We encourage you to fill out a Visitor Card and indicate your interest. New Member Classes are usually held twice a year.
What do I need to do to get my child baptized at Grace?
Speak to the pastor for information and choose a date.
How do we get married at Grace?
Simply contact the pastor and set up a meeting to discuss your wedding plans and set a date. Pastor will have more information for you at your first meeting together.
I’m new to Grace. How do I get started?
You’re more than welcome to participate in every event and ministry at Grace. Stop by our Welcome Center or call the church office and we’ll put you in touch with a resource person. There’s always a place for you at Grace Lutheran.
What ministries does Grace have for children and youth?
Grace offers a wide variety of exciting ministries for all ages. Sunday Youth and Children’s ministries include the following:
- Promiseland for children from 3 years of age to 2nd grade.
- JAMMERS for children in 3rd and 4th grade.
- JAM for those in 5th and 6th grade, helps prepare them for upcoming Confirmation classes.
- Confirmation, for those in 7th and 8th grade.
Vacation Bible School, is offered to children of preschool age though 4th grade. It is the best week of the summer.
Grace also offers “Growing with Grace” Preschool. Classes are available for 2 to 4 year olds, along with our “Amazing Adventures” , a series of enrichment classes for 4 years old by September 1st & kindergarten students and Super Summer Programs.
Do I have to be a member of Grace for my child to attend Children’ s Ministries?
All children are welcome to join in the fun and excitement of our children’s ministry. As we learn, we grow.
What should I wear when I visit Grace?
We have a friendly, casual atmosphere at Grace. Dress the way you feel comfortable, from jeans to business casual. We’re glad you want to share with us in worship and ministry at Grace.