Grace News June 15, 2021


Worship for This Sunday!

8:00 a.m. ~ In-person worship
9:00 a.m. ~ Adult Sunday School—Zoom
10:30 a.m. ~ In-person worship
**Reminder Please do not park in the new drive up area by the elevator lobby. You may pull in to drop off but then we ask that you find a space in our lot.  Thank you!

Worship Volunteers Needed

As we begin the journey back to a “normal” worship schedule, we need volunteers to: read the lessons, assist Pastor with communion, set up and clean up communion, sound and camera operators, ushers, and greeters. Have helped in the past—would like to begin?  All are welcome! Please call the office at 717-397-2748 to volunteer!

Christian Formation

Confirmation Camp June 20-26

Where campers: Grow in their faith, make new friends, gain confidence in themselves, and identify their role as Christians in our world!
Please pray for our youth participating in this week of fun, faith, fellowship, learning, sharing, good health, fair weather and lots of the Holy Spirit.

If you would like to support this enriching experience, please consider donating to our campership fund.Camperships helps to subsidize families that would otherwise be financially unable to send their children to camp. Checks can be made out to: Grace Lutheran with Campership on the memo line.

Youth Group

This summer we hope to see many of you for in person Youth Group Events at Buchanan Park! We plan to gather as a group near the rose garden on the second Sunday of each month from 1PM-4PM. Each event will start with a BYO picnic followed by different activities. This past Sunday we played Kubb!

Our next event is the “Olympic Games” – July 11 / rain date 7/18
Our final summer event is a Scavenger Hunt—August 8 / rain date 8/15

Summer Devotional

If you enjoyed our Lenten devotional, you’ll love the devotional material we have for this summer…An Illustrated Compassion.

Our devotional encourages us to love with compassion like God loves us. This is a great resource for families- there are family activities and coloring pages (the family activities can also be done by individuals)!

I will be posting questions/readings/prayers to our social media between June 13 and August 29, but you can do any 12 weeks this summer that work for you. There will be a path of daily readins- one for each of the three sections of our devotional. You can find the first four weeks here. If you would like the materials emailed to you (it’s a big document) please email me at If you want to pick a copy up in the office please contact Vicki at 717-397-2748 or If you have any questions send me an email. Peace, Angie Rabbe

Contemplating Logos

“Listen, O my son, to the precepts of thy master, and incline the ear of thy heart, and cheerfully receive and faithfully execute the admonitions of thy loving Father, that by the toil of obedience thou mayest return to Him from whom by the sloth of disobedience thou hast gone away.”
(Prologue to The Rule of St. Benedict, Trans. Rev. Boniface Verheyen OSB, 1949)

This week’s reading is John 5:25-30

Adult Sunday School

Join Pastor Steve and members of Grace for Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. for When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner. Check your weekly email for the Zoom link.

If you need the readings or need to be added to the weekly email list please contact Vicki at 717-397-2748 or

Green at Grace

We are still collecting caps for the Earth Savers Club at Central York High School. If you would like to help—drop off your clean/label free caps to the church office!

Thank you for helping to protect our planet!

Creation Care

Our creation care team is looking for folks to help with weeding, watering, and general maintenance of our new native plantings around the church campus. 

If you are interested—please contact the church office to volunteer.  Any amount of time you can give would be greatly appreciated!  717-397-2748

This Week’s Greeen Tip

Use Clothes Washer for Only Full Loads.
With clothes washers, avoid the permanent press cycle, which uses an added 5 gallons (20 liters) for the extra rinse.

For partial loads, adjust water levels to match the size of the load.

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, June 20, 2021 “We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you. There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours. In return—I speak as to children—open wide your hearts also.” – 2 Corinthians 6:11-13

The give-and-take of relationships rarely stays in perfect 50/50 balance, but rather shifts constantly. Sometimes we give more, and sometimes we need more from others. How do you see your relationships playing out in this post-Covid world? Are you willing to be more flexible?

Our Grace Family