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Triangle Conference Fall Gathering – WELCA

Grace Lutheran Church is proud to host the Triangle Lutheran Churches’ Fall Gathering on Saturday October 26th.

All woman of Grace are invited to join along with woman from the twelve other Triangle Conference Lutheran Churches.

Saturday October 26, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm

Registration from 9:30 to 10 am. Registration fee of $ 8 includes the program, bible study and lunch!

Guest Speaker – Elizabeth Hunter, MAHS of Project FIGHT

Elizabeth is the coordinator for Project FIGHT which works to free individuals gripped by human trafficking in North Carolina. Read More about our Guest Speaker.

Spiritual Leader – Pastor Sharon Taylor

Pastor Sharon will lead our Bible Study program entitled, “Women at The Gate: Who will Save The Children?”

Please consider donating the following in-kind items to Project FIGHT: Full Size Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Deodorant, Mouthwash, Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Drawstring Backpacks, & 2020 Pocketbook Calendars.

We will observe a Candlelight Service of Remembrance. Please bring names of ELCA Sisters who are no longer with us to celebrate during this time.

Offering Opportunities will be available for the following special projects and funds:

Catawba County Carolina Caring Organization

2019 Pennies Offering will go to: Vigilante Truth

Christine Bohr Anderson Seminary Scholarship Fund

Download and complete a registration form and health form and return them with your payment to Grace Lutheran Church as instructed on the form.

Download Registration Form

Download Health Form

Questions – Contact Lin Gunnet

Make A Joyful Noise!

Choir Updates and Information – Fall 2019 – New Days and Times

Fall has arrives and our Grace Lutheran Choirs have resumed! We would love to have you join us! We currently offer three ensembles at Grace.

Celebration Choir

Cherub Choir (Infant/Toddler/Preschool)

The Cherub Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 6:25 pm and rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Parents and their children make music together in this group and sing periodically during worship. 

During rehearsals, we sing, dance, move, and play instruments

Some children jump right in and participate, while others observe for many weeks. That is just as it should be for children this age! No matter what participation looks like, everyone has fun and we would love to welcome you into the group!

Covenant Choir – Elementary School

Grades K – 2nd

Grades 3rd – 8th

The Covenant Choir has been split into two groups by age.

Covenant Choir Grades K – 2nd rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:00 pm and sings an anthem during worship approximately once a month. Rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Covenant Choir Grades 3rd – 8th rehearses on Sunday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:15 pm and sings an anthem during worship approximately once a month. 

During rehearsals, we work on establishing healthy vocal technique, beginning music reading skills, and instrument playing technique.

We weave movement into most rehearsals. In addition to singing anthems, this group also creates instrumental soundscapes based on Bible stories to present during worship.

Adult Choir (High School Age and up)

The Adult Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm-9:00pm and sings approximately twice a month at the late service. Members of this group also participate in the Community Thanksgiving Service with singers from other Six Forks Rd. churches and the MLK Service choir, made up of singers from other area ELCA churches. 

Adult Choir

Rehearsals resume on Wednesday, September 4, 2019

This season, we will also have the opportunity to sing with the National Lutheran Choir when they come to Raleigh in 2020! 

During weekly rehearsals, we work on establishing healthy vocal technique and basic music reading/score navigation skills. I’ve also been known to weave in some creative movement using scarves and Chinese jump ropes, too! Curious? Join us to find out more! There is no audition and the ability to read music is not a prerequisite to joining the group!

NEW this Year!

We are exploring the idea of splitting the Covenant Choir into two groups to form a lower elementary group and an upper elementary/middle school ensemble. This would allow me to choose music and activities more appropriate for each age group. If this interests your family, please be in touch!

Please contact Director of Music Ann Goldfinch for more information about any of the groups or to sign up!   

WELCA Summer Retreat – 2019


Our summer retreat is happening this Saturday, August 17th from 10am-2pm in the church Fellowship Hall. We’ll share a salad lunch and dessert bar.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 8/16 and let us know what you’ll be contributing for the lunch. Paper supplies, fruit, and drinks will be provided.

Report from the June NC WELCA Annual Gathering

I am excited to report back to all of you from the June NC WELCA Annual Gathering. There is so much going on in our state, Synodical National Women’s Organization, and in our NC Synod. I hope you are checking on-line posts from our NC WELCA President and our Synod Bishop, Tim Smith. Site addresses are www.ncwelca.org, www.nclutheran.org, www.womenoftheelca.org.

Program – Bible Study – The Book of Micah

We will study the book of Micah on Saturday. Micah is a short book but mighty book. This will be a continuation of the study we began at the Annual Conference. If you haven’t read this book in a while, you may want to do a refresher read prior to Saturday.

Save the Date – Fall Gathering – October 26

We have planning to do for the coming year and especially for the Fall Gathering which will be held on October 26.  

As we planned at our last meeting, I requested a check for $200 from our WELCA account and purchased LWR school supplies to stuff 50 more backpacks. We will fill and pack what we can complete now.

Thanks – Lin Gunnet

Annual Families Together School Supply Drive (2019)

Purple Crayon Award

Help us make sure kids experiencing homelessness have the supplies they need to succeed in the upcoming school year!

Items needed are:

  • Chapstick
  • Highlighters
  • Wide and College Ruled Filler Paper
  • Book Bags (Large and Small)
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Varying sizes of ZipLock bags
  • #2 Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • 1, 3 and 5 Subject Notebooks
  • Blue and Black Pens
  • Markers
  • Compasses/Protractors
  • 1″ and 2″ 3-Ring Binders
  • Rulers
  • Kleenex
  • School Glue
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Pencil Bags
  • 8oz Glue Sticks
  • Pocket Folders
  • Crayons
  • Kid’s Scissors
  • Erasers

Our goal is to collect enough school supplies to fill 50 bags for children being assisted by Families Together.

Please bring in your donated supplies to Grace on July 6th, 13th, or 20th.

A Thrivent Financial For Lutherans team will also add $250 worth of school supplies!

Souper Bowl of Caring

Souper Bowl of Caring

got breakfast?

The Souper Bowl of Caring is an annual event at Grace bringing together everything that makes a great event – food, fellowship and a great cause. We gather to enjoy breakfast cooked by our youth and support the North Raleigh Ministries Food Pantry with our donations. This year’s event was no exception!

Here are a few pictures from this recent event that raised $ 1080.00 to fight hunger in our community.

The 2019 event was held on Sunday, February 3rd . We’ll catch you again on Super Bowl Sunday next year to do it all again.

The History of the Souper Bowl of Caring

Visit the Souper Bowl of Caring website to read more about the history of this unique movement and its impact in our world since 1990.

Blue Christmas – A Service of Healing

Blue Christmas Service of Healing

A Service of Healing – Sunday December 23rd at 3 pm

For some of us, the holidays aren’t always the joyous times you would expect.

You are not alone.

Come celebrate with us, to help find the joy in the season.

Please join Pastor Tim on Sunday, Dec. 23rd at 3:00pm for a special Blue Christmas service filled with carols and scriptures to help those feeling a little blue.

This service invites those grieving any kind of loss, who are depressed or feeling alone to come and experience the good news of Jesus.

All are welcome, tell your friends, share this post.

Come Celebrate Advent – Prepare the Way

Advent Wreath

Advent is a time of preparation. The word advent comes from Latin – ‘ad’ which mean ‘to’ and ‘venere’ which mean ‘come’. We are waiting and preparing for the coming of our Lord, for the birth of Jesus on Christmas.

Food, Fellowship and Worship – Wednesday evenings

Beginning Wednesday December 5th, join us for food, fellowship and worship. The meal is served from 6 to 6:45 pm, followed by a 30 minute worship service at 7pm.

There is a different menu each week, including plenty of homemade desserts.

Advent dinners and services will be held on Wednesday December 5, 12 and 19th.

Advent Resources

Stop by the Grace Narthex to pick up Advent resources for your family – advent activities for all ages.

Greenway Walkers & Bikers – Dec 2018 Recap

Greenway Walkers

December Walk Recap – Greenway Walkers and Bikers

Thanks to everyone that joined us for our December walk!

Join the next walk on Saturday January 5th.

Details of our December Walk

On Saturday, Dec. 1st at 9:00am we will walk part of Walnut Creek Trail towards the Neuse River. From Grace Lutheran take Millbrook which becomes New Hope Rd., continue through Poole Rd. intersection and then exit into the “Bluffs at Walnut Creek” on the right.

The parking area is on left at 1890 S. New Hope Rd.(#96 on map). Use your own judgment about any weather conditions that might not be comfortable or safe for you to walk.

Remember all ages are welcome to join us for this walk outing, and you can walk at your own pace.

Greenway Map

Greenway walkers/bikers: