Spring Break Service-Learning Border Immersion

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It’s never too early to start thinking about Spring Break. Plans are underway for a trip to the US-Mexico border in southern Arizona. We’ll be working with Frontera de Christo to learn and serve there. We’ll leave March 2nd and return March 9th, 2019. More details on the Facebook event! Contact Alicia Anderson ara2@psu.edu with questions!  

Fall Fest at Grace – Sunday, October 7

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CrossGenerational Fall Fest Sunday, October 7th, 2018 12 pm-3pm Celebrate the harvest and fall with campfire food, an apple and pumpkin pie competition, and pumpkin carving! Grace will provide hot dogs and s’mores. Congregation members will bring side dishes and pies for the competition. Stay after worship and join the fun in the Miller Center or outside if weather permits!  …

Free Pizza Friday – October 5th

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We’ll be joining our Muslim friends again on Friday, October 5th to hand out free pizza!  Come join the fun! If you want to help, come to the lobby at Pasquerilla Spiritual Center by 12:55 pm (don’t be late – it goes quick!) and help carry pizza over to the plaza outside Palmer and the Forum.  We’ll hand out pizza …

Student Lunch – Sunday, September 30

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Stay for lunch after worship!  Chat with other students and get to know Grace folks, too! We’ll gather in the Fireside Room just down the hallway from the sanctuary – not to worry, we know you have  a lot going on Sunday afternoons, so we will let you eat and go when you need to.  Lunch begins around 11:30 am …

Prayer for this week 9/28/2018

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All-knowing and ever-loving God, on this day in our nation when so much is at stake for so many, pour your abundant grace upon us: *On those who step with shaky feet into a spotlight they never wanted, to speak of memories they wish they could forget; *On those who listen and question and determine, that they might seek truth …

Student lunch

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You’ll be hungry after worship ends!  Come enjoy a home made meal on Sunday, September 23 after the morning worship services (8 am, 9 am and 10:30 am) at Grace Lutheran Church.  You’ll find great people and delicious food, too! Lunch begins around 11:40 am (after the 10:30 am service ends), (around 11:30 am) and is held in the Fireside …

not just dogs

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When I sit down at the table in my dining room to do some work, a dog usually lays nearby.  Right now, Lola is on the floor under my chair, and Aspen is lying right beside me.  These Siberian Huskies are woven into the routine of my days.  Each morning, they get up when I do, and we walk a …

prayer for the week 9/20/2018

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God of Grace, Help me as I work and play. Help me to find activities and connections that make my life richer. Help me to look beyond the things I must do and to find things I choose to do. Help me see the ways I benefit and grow from outside interests. Help me to discover new abilities, new opportunities, …

outsiders

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A woman came to Jesus, begging him to heal her “little daughter.”  She fell at his feet and implored him to cast the demon out of her child.  Everything I know about Jesus leads me to expect him to help this desperate mother.  Stories of his compassion.  Accounts of long days spent healing those in need.  Yet Jesus defies my expectations …