Reformation 500 Celebration
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.
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!
As part of our God's Work. Our Hands. Sunday September 10, 2017 Kindness Rocks were painted with messages of love, faith, hope, and joy. These rocks will be placed around the community. Hopefully someone will find a rock, it will make them smile and inspire them to pay it forward with a random act of kindness for someone else.
Saturday, August 19th. Game time: 4:05 P.M. There are 60 seats reserved in the Mezzanine, Section 218, and we have also contracted luxury coach transportation. The cost is $35 per person. Sign up on the main bulletin board.
Join us Monday, June 19th!
We will be watching “Secret in Their Eyes” with Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman in the Learning Center. Lunch served at 12:30 P.M. This will be the last movie until September.
Join us for fun and fellowship as we dine with fellow members of Amazing Grace. All ages welcome!
Sunday, June 25th
13 Mile, west of Dequindre
Sunday, July 30th
30600 Van Dyke, Warren
If you are planning on attending or need directions call the church office 4 days prior to the dinner. Ideas for future restaurants are welcome!
If you are interested in serving coffee after worship please contact the church office. Thank you!
Head over to our Newsletters page to read the latest edition!
Sunday, May 28 &
Sunday, June 4
We will worship together at ONE service at 10:00 am instead of the usual 9:00 and 11:00 services.
Please join us!
Attention parents and grandparents of Sunday School students,
all Sunday School teachers and volunteers:
Please join us after the 11:00am worship service on
Sunday, May 21
for a celebration luncheon!
Lunch will be followed by a short parent/guardian meeting to gather your feedback on this year’s Sunday School program – what you like and how we can make the program even better! During this discussion time, children will be helping decorate backpacks and playing games.
May 15 1:00 pm
Come watch La La Land with Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone in the Learning Center.
Snacks served, please bring your own beverage.
Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 pm
The book we will be discussing is After You by Jojo Moyes. Our hostess this month is Mary Haller. Please contact the church office with any questions.
Meetings of the Alzheimer/Dementia Support Group are held in the Narthex on the second Tuesday of each month.
The next date is May 9th at 7:00 PM.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Amazing Grace: furthering God's kingdom.
9:00 a.m. (Traditional)
11:00 a.m. (Contemporary)
ALL ARE WELCOME!
First Reading: Acts 2:42-47
Second Reading: Psalm 23
Gospel Reading: Matthew 6:17-21
Nursery: Ages 0-K Available during 11:00 A.M. Worship
We will celebrate and sing to our May birthdays!
Stewardship for all Seasons
Presentation andQ & A
with Rev. Mike Ward
in the Learning Center
Men of Grace 8th Annual Chili Cook Off
12:30 P.M. in the Social Hall
Family Sunday School/ Faith Formation for All Ages
Join us and taste all the delicious chili’s! Vote for best tasting and most unique!
Tiger themed Raffle Basket tickets available! $1.00 each or 6/$5.00.
We will assemble Blessing Bags for the homeless.
Bring items (toothpaste, small water bottles, snacks, deodorant, hand wipes, etc.)
Join us the first and third Friday of each month for a Euchre, Pinochle, and game night! The dates for May are the 5th and 19th at 7:00 pm. Bring a snack to share!
“Birds and Blossoms
A Real Tweet Picnic ‘WELCAming’ Spring”
Saturday, May 13th at noon
Menu: assorted sandwiches, salads and desserts.
Presentation on exotic rescued birds by Kristine and Cameron Kolliker.
Sign up on the main bulletin board.
Cost: $8 ladies, $5 ages 5-12, under 5 free.