Prayer is one of the ways we are able to relate directly with god. A quiet moment of reflection. A talk with Jesus. A recited text celebrating faith. Though very different, all of these are valid definitions for "prayer". Prayer is an intentional and meaningful way that every individual- no matter what age, race or background- can deepen his or her personal relationship with God.- ELCA Prayer Center
A prayer shawl is knitted or crocheted shawl that is a spiritual practice for the crafter. A prayer is said as the shawl is begun; then many prayers are added with the stitches. The recipient receives the message that many have been and are praying for them. Our Mission is to reach out to those in need with a prayer shawl of prayers and love to comfort, console and strengthen them. For it to be a reminder of God's promise that He is always with us. In Christian love and prayer, prayer shawls are delivered either by the Pastors or by members of the congregation. We have purchased yarn to be crafted into shawls so individuals don't have to buy it on their own. Please contact Dianne Wachsmuth at firstname.lastname@example.org
SOWING GRACE QUILTERS
The Sowing Grace Quilters meet every Wednesday morning at 9:30. During this time quilts are tied and bound. Most are delivered to Lutheran World Relief to be distributed somewhere in the world where they are needed. Other quilts are set aside to be given to Grace Lutheran members when they graduate from high school or are baptized. Lap quilts are brought to those at the nursing homes. Anyone who is willing to tie a knot is welcome to join! You don't have to know how to sew. Contact the church office for Mary Kobberdahl's contact information.
Are you crafty? Do you enjoy making cards?? Then this ministry is for you. The card making group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1:00. The card making supplies will be here. If you have adhesive please bring some. The cards then are for sale next to the office window, with proceeds going to the youth.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Meals on Wheels Drivers please be there to pick up meals at 10:30-10:45. Meals on Wheels has added a third route. We are short drivers for this ministry. Please contact the church office if you feel this is a ministry is for you.
TOUCH OF GRACE/ STEPHEN MINISTRY
A program here at Grace is in need of more help! If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact Jacki Peterson, at home 320-679-2159 or on her cell 320-496-5518.
The Touch of Grace Ministry provides a touch of Grace Lutheran Church to come monthly to those who are not able to get out to church and other activities. Touch of Grace "Ministers" are assigned to one or two individuals or families and will meet with them over an unlimited time period. This Ministry brings a caring and supportive member of Grace into the lives of people, offering a listening ear, interest in their life and prayer for their needs and concerns.