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 is the style of service and what time are Grace’s services held?
We offer one worship service every Sunday beginning at 9:30 a.m. The service incorporates elements from the ELW Book of Worship, current Christian songs, and beloved hymns. Children are invited to attend the 9:30 a.m. service with their parents and then proceed to our Sunday Children’s Ministries following the Children’s Message. Communion is offered every Sunday. During the summer months, Summer Promiseland is offered after the Children’s Message. And all are invited to join us for Coffee Fellowship following worship.
Can I take Communion at Grace?
Yes, believing in the presence of Christ in, under, and with the bread and wine. Please know that you do not need to be a member of Grace or Lutheran to receive the Sacrament of Communion. We recognize that we are all one church baptized and gathered in the name of Jesus Christ. So, all are welcome to come to the table. Those who do not wish to receive and those who have not made their first communion are welcome to come forward for a blessing.
Please indicate this by either crossing your arms or folding your hands when you come to the altar. We recognize that some may have particular sensitivities to the traditional bread and wine. So we offer grape and apple juice and gluten free wafers. Please let pastor or the communion assistants know your preferences.
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. Talk to one of our Greeters 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. ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
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:
- Seedlings for children Pre-K to Kindergarten.
- Sprouts for children in 1st and 2nd grade.
- Saplings for children in 3rd and 4th grade.
- JAM for those in 5th and 6th grade, helps prepare them for upcoming Confirmation classes.
- The above classes take place during the 9:30 a.m. worship service.
- Confirmation, for those in 7th and 8th grade. These classes are held on Sunday evenings.
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.