“Through change and chance, God will guide us”
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Wednesdays in Lent:
Wednesdays March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1
Come for all or part of the evening.
Soup Supper, Worship & Small Groups
6:00-6:45pm SOUP SUPPER
Come when you can for homemade soup and bread.
6:50-7:25 pm WORSHIP
Held in our sanctuary, Vespers with stories
7:30–8:30 pm SMALL GROUPS
Sign up for a Small Group next to the office or email the office: email@example.com. Want to participate but can’t come every week? That’s OK! Sign up for what interests you and attend as much as you can.
Groups listed below!
Grace will send a daily e-votional each day during Lent—if you received the Advent e-votionals, you’re all set! If not, you may subscribe to these online—click HERE, or email Jill in the office at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added. We hope to also have printed devotional booklets available (the same content as the emailed version). Our devotionals will be written by members of the Grace community and staff.
SMALL GROUPS FOR LENT:
Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US by Lenny Duncan
Lenny Duncan is the unlikeliest of pastors. Formerly incarcerated, he is now a black preacher in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Shifting demographics and shrinking congregations make all the headlines, but in Dear Church—which is part manifesto, part confession, and all love letter—Duncan offers a bold new vision. Dear Church rejects the narrative of church decline and calls everyone to the front lines of the church’s renewal through racial equality and justice. This group is led by members of the Grace Racial Equity Team.
The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells
Global warming and climate change are the most far-reaching changes affecting all of creation, and are of deep concern to a growing number of people. Because the possible consequences of the changes taking place on earth are so dire, some choose to simply ignore the reality, to put their head in the sand. Others are joining with others to do their part in to slow down and finally put a stop to global warming. You are invited to come together with other interested folks to learn more and share together what might be done in our community. Pastor Dan will lead this small group.
Out of Solitude
Exploring faith, prayer, silence and action with the help of Henri Nouwen, Thomas Merton, Mary Oliver, and others. A time of listening, sharing, quiet and reflection. Facilitated by Pastor Mary and held in her office. No pre-reading required.
For each of the book groups, please obtain your own copy of the book from the library or elsewhere (try Biblio.com for The Uninhabitable Earth & Dear Church or find these on Amazon or at your local bookstore) — and you are certainly welcome to participate even without reading the book.