Yoga at Grace Center

Yoga Classes Mondays, 4:15 pm – Starting March 6, 2017
Instructor – Niki Bohne
Enter at the 5th St (food shelf) door
Meet in the Sanctuary

Cost – $5 – cash preferred, checks accepted

No experience? No problem. All are welcome.

From Niki:  “Practice will be slow, deliberate, and breath-based linking each movement to either the inhale or the exhale. You will still be strengthening your physical body, but the pace will be eastern, not western. Smooth and steady. We will start by getting to know one another, exploring breathing techniques, and learning where our physical sweet spots are. I am privileged to be a part of a lineage (set of techniques passed from teacher to student) that believes we are a system, and when part of the system is out of balance we are out of balance.”

Family Faith

Once a month, during our regular “Faith Exploration” education time, we take the opportunity to come together as one “family” made up of many families (parents and kids, grandparents and great-aunts and grandsons, single folks, couples, and every other shade of family) to explore our faith together through questions, conversation, and art.

October 23, 2016:  How do we read the Bible?

November 20, 2016:  How does the season of Advent help us “get ready” for Christmas?

January 15, 2017:  Why do we pray?

February 19, 2017:  Who is God?

April 2, 2017:  Faith Fair with Confirmands

May 21, 2017:  What does it mean to be “freed in Christ”?

Lent at Grace Lutheran

Lenten Worship at Grace Lutheran Church

Tuesday, February 28, 6pm — Mardi Gras Celebration
Join us for “dinner for breakfast” with pancakes, sausages, and lots of fun and games.

Wednesday, March 1, 6:30pm — Ash Wednesday
We begin the season of Lent with a solemn service of self-reflection and preparation.

Sundays at 10am — Bluegrass Worship
March 5, March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2
Our worship director Kristi and resident folk musician Grace Alworth 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
March 8, March 15, March 22, March 29, April 5
Opening prayer at 6pm followed by soup supper.  Worship begins around 6:30.
Join us for soup, for worship, or both!

Sunday, April 9, 11am — Palm Sunday Brunch
We end our celebratory Palm Sunday worship with a youth-led brunch!

Thursday, April 13, 6:30pm — Maundy Thursday
We begin the Triduum (Three Days) by sharing a meal and remembering Jesus’ last supper.

Friday, April 14, 6:30pm — Good Friday
We continue the Triduum by remembering Jesus’ death on the cross.

Saturday, April 15, 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 16, 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 4, 2017
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Entertainment!  Quilt raffle!  and more!

Adults $15
Kids ages 5-12 $4
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.

Longest Night

longest-night

Christmas is a cheerful time, a time of friends and family, cookies and ornaments and presents, of decking the halls with joy to the world.  But for many, Christmas is a reminder not of the joy in our lives but the pain.  We struggle with grief, loneliness, physical and mental illness, broken families, poverty, addiction, and many other reasons to not feel “merry and bright”.

Grace Lutheran Church and Intertwine Northeast are joining together to offer a Longest Night service — a time to come together in honesty and meditation, to make space for the reality of pain, and to offer each other words of comfort and hope.  We will join together in music, Scripture, stories, and sharing, facing our pain together and reflecting on the ways we find light in the darkness.

Our service of Longest Night will be Wednesday, December 21st, at 7pm at Grace Center for Community Life, 1500 6th St NE, Minneapolis.  We’ll share cookies and cocoa after the service.

Whatever burdens may be weighing you down this season, we invite you to join us and to find a space for rest.