Long time Grace member Dr. Helmut Diefenthal died on June 30, 2019. His memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 25 at 11:00 am at Grace. A reception will follow the service.
On Sunday, January 29 at our Congregational Meeting (following the 10:30 worship in the sanctuary), one action will be to adopt a statement of solidarity with the Muslim community. This statement has been developed cooperatively by our Social Ministry committee, council, and pastors, and was reviewed by interested community members at a forum on January 22 – feedback from that session has influenced the final draft. You can read the statement here: Muslim Solidarity Statement, January 2017
Many people have requested a copy of Pastor Mary’s sermon from November 13. Attached here are both the transcript (here) and the audio file (below).
We ask you to keep in mind that usually sermons are crafted for a particular day and with a particular audience in mind, but we hope that these words speak to whatever you need to hear when you encounter them.