Whom Shall I Say Sent Me? LGBTQ Worship

Whom Shall I Say Sent Me is a worship service designed for and led by members of the LGBTQ community throughout the Twin Cities.

This worship service will be formed around the many metaphors for God as found in Scripture — including metaphors that are female or even totally ungendered. As lesbian, gay, bisexual/pansexual, trans and gender nonconforming, intersex, asexual, and queer Christians, we can often feel “unnamed” or unseen by images of God that rely on patriarchy, masculinity, and judgment. Our images and names for God can come from the Bible AND they can be enriched by our own experience and knowledge of the world. What does it mean to be named by God, and then in turn, what do our names for God say about the way we value ourselves and one another?

Worship will open with band-led music. Pastor Emmy will be preaching. There will be open time for prayer and meditation, followed by sharing in communion and fellowship time after worship.

All those who affirm and celebrate the lives of queer and trans Christians are welcome.

Backpack Blessing & School Supplies Collection

For the next two weeks (August 20 & 27), we will be adding to our regular offering with school supplies. The next time you’re at Target, pick up some kid-safe scissors, a box of markers, or an extra box of Ziplock bags. If you’ve been saving paper or pencils for “someday,” it might be today!  Your generosity can change a child’s — or a whole classroom’s! — opportunity for success this year.

If you’re worrying about how to afford the school supplies your child needs, please see Pastor Emmy for how we can help.

As our own kids, teachers, and staff head back to school, we want them to know how supported and beloved they all are. On Sunday August 27, we invite all those headed back to school to bring in their bags of all shapes and sizes.  We’ll bless your backpacks and briefcases — and you! — and add a keychain to your zipper to remind you that God (and Grace Lutheran!) is with you in both sorrows and joys this school year.

Open Streets Northeast!

Open Streets

Open Streets returns to Northeast and we return to our parking lot for another year of celebration and fun!
Like last year we’ll have cool treats & water for anyone who stops by, plus freebies like sidewalk chalk, hand fans, and bubbles!

Stop by our Blessing Booth anytime from 11am-5pm for a pet blessing, a bike blessing, or just a moment for prayer and hope.

Sunday, August 6, 11am – 5pm

Starting With This Scripture: LGBTQ-Led Worship on July 23 at 5pm

We joyfully invite you to join us for our (first of many?) LGBTQ-led evening worship service, Starting With This Scripture. Worship is at 5pm on Sunday, July 23, at Grace Community Center for Life at 1500 6th St NE, Minneapolis MN.

Our worship service is formed around the story of the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:26-40, whose race, political status, and gender nonconformity should have prevented his inclusion in the Christian church — and instead the apostle Philip is moved to tell him the good news of Jesus and baptize him. As lesbian, gay, bisexual/pansexual, trans and gender nonconforming, intersex, asexual, and queer Christians, many of us have known what it’s like for our sexuality or gender identity to be considered prohibitive to our inclusion in the church. In this story we recognize and celebrate God’s abundant love for *all* — including those whom the “insiders” of the church never thought possible.

Worship will open with band-led music. Our preacher will be Nikole Mitchell, member of the Thursday night preaching team at Woodland Hills Church. There will be open time for prayer and meditation, followed by sharing in communion and fellowship time after worship.

All those who affirm and celebrate the lives of queer and trans Christians are welcome.

LKFS Clothing Swap Benefit!

Clean out your closets and attics and join us for a clothing swap to benefit the Little Kitchen Food Shelf!

Bring your clean & gently used clothing and accessories (shoes, purses, jewelry, etc). We’ll have labeled tables so you can sort your items by size. Then check out what others have brought! We’ll have some changing spaces available if you want to try things on.

Take home anything that works for you. Whatever isn’t claimed will be donated to the Little Kitchen Food Shelf garage sale on Friday and Saturday. This garage sale benefits our no-restrictions no-boundaries food shelf serving up to 800 households per month.