Welcome to Grace Lutheran Church of Northeast Minneapolis!
Join us on Sundays for worship at 10am at Grace Center or online.

Need to stay home on a Sunday? Not a problem.

Watch Worship Live on Facebook at 10am on Sundays.

Download the worship bulletin for December 3, 2023, the First Sunday of Advent.

How does a weary world rejoice? We acknowledge our weariness. Like Elizabeth and Zechariah, unfulfilled hopes weigh us down. With the psalmist, let us show up to grief and longing.

How does a weary world rejoice? With prophets and poets and unlikely parents, we will hold joy and weariness together this Advent season.

Our theme alludes to the 19th Century hymn, “O Holy Night,” which became popular in the United States among Christian abolitionists. Christ is coming to transform the world, so with a “thrill of hope” we will attend to God’s promises and raise of our voices in song. Together, let us embrace this special season at Grace Lutheran Church!

Tuesday Evening Bible study
Seminarian Ashley Teter invites you to sip hot cocoa with her and ponder Scripture readings from the Gospel of Luke on Tuesdays at 6pm, November 28, December 5, 12, and 19. Meet in person and over Zoom (Meeting ID 908 357 395, passcode 1534).

Get Active with an Advent Calendar
Our partners at A Sanctified Art LLC developed two special Advent calendars that mark the days leading to Christmas with invitations to reflect, reach out, and rejoice. Pick yours up at Grace Lutheran Church, download a calendar for kids, or download a calendar for youth and adults.

Christmas Eve Day
On the Fourth Sunday of Advent, we will gather for a brief worship service and then cultivate community. We’ll bake and decorate cookies to enjoy and put together treat bags to surprise our neighbors who have to work during the holiday.

Christmas Eve Candlelit Worship
On December 24 at 4pm, follow shepherds and angels to behold the source of our joy:
God come among us, close enough to cradle.
Feast at Christ’s table and sing beloved hymns in the glow of candlelight.

How does a weary world rejoice? Graphic Design by Rev. Lauren Wright Pittman | Background painting and photography by Rev. Lisle Gwynn Garrity | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org

What’s new at Grace? Unroll “The Scroll”!

Every week we publish an electronic newsletter, “The Scroll,” filled with news from the community, a calendar of upcoming events, and an invitation to pray for neighbors near and far. Click here to sign up!

Grace Lutheran Church is the home of the Little Kitchen Food Shelf, a no-boundaries, no-restrictions food shelf serving Northeast Minneapolis and beyond. We serve all people. In addition, we stock dog and cat food to feed the companion animals of neighbors in need.

We are neighbors serving neighbors! Learn how we work together to fight hunger with this video produced by our friends at Green Jeans Media.  

How can I get food? Pre-register with our office volunteers by calling 612-788-2444 between 9am and 11am, Monday through Friday. Once you’ve registered, you can receive food once every four weeks.

When is Little Kitchen Food Shelf open? On Tuesdays and Thursdays, LKFS is open from 6-7:30pm. On Wednesdays and Fridays, we’re open from 10am to 12pm (noon).

Where is Little Kitchen Food Shelf? Which door do I enter? We’re located in Grace Center for Community Life (1500 6th St NE). You’ll find us Door 3 (with the purple awning), facing 5th St NE.

Can I volunteer? Energetic volunteers make a world of difference at Little Kitchen Food Shelf. Email LKFS Coordinator Lynn Mena at admin@gracenempls.org. Do you take donations of food? Yes! Learn more about how to contribute healthy food here. How can I maximize the amount of food you can purchase from wholesalers? Every dollar you give can purchase up to nine dollars worth of food from our wholesale partners. Donate today at the LKFS GiveMN page.