All are welcome - come as you are. Worship with Grace is joyous and liturgical. Focused on what God has done for us in Christ, we then turn our focus to the ways we can respond in the world. Then join us for coffee & goodies afterwards- a chance to greet you and talk!
The Grace choir sings every Sunday during the school year, and provides strong musical leadership to the congregation. The choir sings a broad repertoire of music, which is a meaningful aspect of our worship life. And they have a good time at Wednesday rehearsal! Email the music director here or find out more on our music page.
Adult Forum meets every Sunday at 8:45am, before Worship, in the Fellowship Hall of Grace to discuss the lessons for that Sunday, listen to guest speakers from the community telling us about ways their non-profits reach out to those in need and how we can become involved, or discuss faith life with each other.
Sunday, February 25th, we began a new class:
A Bodhisattva Baptism
Adult Class February 25-March 25, 8:45 am
Led by Pr. Greg Mileski
We are saved by grace! That’s our Lutheran position on life. “What shall we do, now that we don’t have to do anything?”
In this five-week class, Greg will share the ways that Buddhism can inform our own calling to Christianity.
Greg is completing the Master’s program in Religious Studies at CU this spring. Some of the material in this course will be a refresher for those who have participated in his “Buddhism” classes at Grace, and some of it will be new. All are welcome to engage in the conversation.
Feb 25 Soul Consequences
Where does the idea of a soul come from? What does it mean to be a person?
March 4 The Emptiness of Existence
What might we learn from the Buddhist view of a person as an ever-changing result of the causes and conditions of the world?
March 11 Bodhisattva
A Bodhisattva is somebody who chooses to dedicate their entire existence to the liberation of all beings from suffering. A friend of Greg’s will join us to talk about his understanding of the Bodhisattva and how this idea has shaped his life and experiences.
March 18 Christian Concerns Reconsidered
How does our thinking about being a person impact the way we live and practice our faith?
March 25 Practices and Perfections
What practices help us to better live out our baptismal calling? We’ll take a look at some of the Buddhist practices that might be starting points for thinking about the ways worship can be lived out every day.
On Wednesday evenings at 6:30, Grace Middle School youth meet with youth from Mount Calvary and Atonement Lutheran Churches for Confirmation ministry. Youth spend 2-3 years learning about the Bible, about our Lutheran identity, and exploring questions of faith. Additionally, Grace participates in the annual Rocky Mountain Synod Youth Gathering, and goes to confirmation camp at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Outdoor Ministries. Please contact Pastor Janice if you are interested in Confirmation or have questions on your own faith journey.
The book group meets weekly on Tuesdays year-round for a brown-bag (bring-your-own) lunch, starting at 11:45 and concluding promptly at 12:45.
Books are selected by the group and usually focus on the intersection of faith and science. Readings are about one chapter a week and discussion is lively. This group frequently starts new books and is open to new members. Bring a sack lunch if you wish and join the conversation!
The current book the group is discussing is Thumpin' It: The Use and Abuse of the Bible in Today's Presidential Politics by Jacquest Berlinerblau.
LWR Sewers meet every Thursday 9am-noon, to construct quilts that are sent to countries where these practical throws may be used as bedding or even as a door hanging! No experience is required as training is given on the job and all hands are needed to lovingly produce these blankets. Check out the Lutheran World Relief Website to see where these quilts are sent.