Wonderful Wednesdays

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS: is an evening of inter-generational Vacation Bible School faith formation for all ages. Last year’s program was a great success,  offering something for everyone - a group dinner, inter-generational and age-specific learning, fellowship, and worship.  Mark your calendar with our program dates: June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, and August 8th from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

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Our Church Secretary celebrates 30 years in Ministry

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Denise Rodi began a new job as secretary of Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church, which became Amazing Grace in 1998. On April 29, 2018 a surprise celebration was held in her honor by the members of Amazing Grace.  Everything from a special blessing, power point presentation and video clips from her family and her church family, special prayers, gifts, beautiful music, to a delicious luncheon. 

Thank you from the bottom of of my heart to everyone for the wonderful surprise party. For the flowers, special prayer, blessing, gifts, the luncheon (which was amazing), to those who made the food, set up, cleaned up etc. Yes! I was totally surprised!  I thank you for being a special part of my life for the past 30 years!  I love you all.  Denise Rodi.

Denise and Pastor Greer

Denise and Pastor Greer

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Reformation 500 Celebration

Reformation 500 Celebration

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On Sunday October 29th, we will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  Our celebration will dovetail with Trunk or Treat and will be a combination of Oktoberfest as well as a trip back in time.  The celebration will be both fun and educational.  It will consist of fun games of the period for the children, music and a great dinner. Among other fun things, get ready to play “Reformation Bingo”.  Since our celebration will coincide with Trunk or Treat, we thought that it would be fun to make costumes optional.  We will have a prize for the best costume.  Perhaps the best “Marty” costume?  The dinner potion of our celebration will begin around 3pm and continue until 7pm.  Lots of great German food and beverage.  Please join us.  This will be a fun event for the family.  

God's Work. Our hands. Outdoor Worship Service

September 10th was a beautiful day at Amazing Grace, beginning with a uplifting outdoor worship service, a delicious by lunch provided by Thrivent, and then followed by service projects as part of Nation-wide ELCA God's Work. Our Hands. Sunday. 

One project was painting Kindness Rocks (as you can see in the previous blog), the second project we collected school supplies to go to Van Dyke Public School's Early Childhood Center.  The Center houses Great Start Readiness Program and HeadStart classes. The students primarily come from impoverished families and often cannot afford to buy school supplies, and the third project was preparing 12 blankets and tying 3 prayer blankets.  Our Prayer Blanket Ministry makes prayers real to those who are having surgery or who are suffering serious illness or infirmity or any other struggle in life.  Brought together into each blanket is the gift of prayer: the symbol of faith in God and in God's power to comfort, strengthen and heal.  This ministry began in April 2006. To date 271 prayer blankets have been made and delivered (even, in unique circumstances, all the way to Texas). We also had a team deliver 1,600 large bottles of water to Salem Lutheran Church in Flint. We continue to support our sisters and brothers in Flint with love, prayers and water. To date, we have delivered over 16,000 bottles of water to Flint and we will continue to collect money and water and deliver water until the clean water is regularly available. 

What a blessing it is to do God's work, with our hands! Together we rise up!

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