Lent of Love, Week 1: Loving God

Welcome to a Lent of Love.

This season, we’re taking a deep dive into Jesus’ central commandments: to love God, and to love our neighbor as ourselves.

Each Monday, we’ll post yesterday’s sermon visuals and audio, plus the postcard and some further thoughts to dwell on for next Sunday’s sermon.

Thoughts? Questions? Comments? Join the conversation on Facebook.

Thank you for joining me on this journey.

– Pastor Emmy

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Lent at Grace Lutheran

Lenten Worship at Grace Lutheran Church

Tuesday, February 13, 6:30pm — Fat Tuesday Celebration
Join us for “dinner for breakfast” with pancakes, sausages, and lots of fun and games.

Wednesday, February 14, 6:30pm — Ash Wednesday
We begin the season of Lent with a solemn service of self-reflection and preparation.

Sundays at 10am — Bluegrass Worship
February 18, February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18
Our worship director Kristi will be leading us in a liturgy based on classic folk and bluegrass music.  Will the circle be unbroken?  Come and see.

Wednesdays at 6pm — Soup Supper & Holden Evening Prayer
February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21
Soup supper at 6pm. Worship begins around 6:30. Join us for soup, for worship, or both!

Sunday, March 25, 10am Worship followed by Palm Sunday Brunch
We end our celebratory Palm Sunday worship with a youth-led brunch!

Thursday, March 29, 6:30pm — Maundy Thursday
We begin the Triduum (Three Days) by sharing a meal and remembering Jesus’ last supper.

Friday, March 30, 6:30pm — Good Friday
We continue the Triduum by remembering Jesus’ death on the cross.

Saturday, March 31, 4pm — Holy Saturday Passion Walk
We end the Triduum with a walk around our Northeast neighborhood, retracing the last hours of Jesus in distance and story. The walk will be about 2.5 miles and take roughly an hour.

Sunday, April 1, 10am — Easter Sunday Worship
Like the women at the tomb, we awaken to God’s incredible promise… death does not have the last word!  Jesus is risen!


Lasagna Dinner

Grace Lutheran Church of Northeast Minneapolis presents an Italian Lasagna Dinner!
Saturday, March 3, 2018
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Entertainment!  Quilt raffle!  and more!

Adults $15
Kids ages 5-12 $5
4 & under are free!
Family ticket $40 (2 adults max)

Call 612-788-2444 to reserve tickets, or pre-order online here.

Vegetarian lasagna available.

Enter at Door #3 on the west side of the building.

Worship on Sunday, December 31st

Tomorrow’s weather is predicted to be below zero all day. We’ll have worship as usual at 10am, but a reminder to all that safety is the utmost priority! If you need to stay warm at home, we’ll be here next week.

Stay safe and join us in prayer for protection for all.

– Grace Lutheran Church staff

Devotions for Christmas

Sunday, December 24Silent Night by Sufjan Stevens

This year, the fourth Sunday of Advent falls on Christmas Eve. We light the fourth candle on our wreaths, barely in time for the arrival of Christmas. As our Advent journey draws to a close, take some time to reflect on what space has been made inside of you to welcome Jesus. What songs have helped center your heart and mind? What has helped you be more aware of the needs of those around you — the Christ child in our midst today?


Monday, December 25

This Christmas Day, we welcome the coming of God into the world and celebrate with friends and family. During this busy time, take a moment for yourself. Light the four candles of the Advent wreath and sit in silence, letting your body and mind rest amid the busyness of the day. In our frantic “getting ready,” in our moments of calm, and in every time in between, Jesus is on his way — Immanuel, God-with-us. May this Advent and all our days to come be a time of preparation, making us ready for the arrival of Christ in our hearts, our lives, and in the needs of those around us. Amen.