Grace News February 28, 2023


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March Birthday List Update

Kay Sherman’s birthday is March 29

Please email Angie or call the church office if you have birthday or anniversary updates!

Mardi Gras Thanks!

A big thank you to all who participated in the festivities of Mardi Gras. The food and desserts were fabulous and plentiful. The talent show was a beautiful blend of talents. Carl Hartman was the winner of the Mark Harman Jeopardy game – very fun! A bigger thank you goes to Vicki Mumma for creating the savory food, Patti Hartman who helped me decorate and Joel D. for hosting the talent show as our MC. Now we have moved solidly into Lent. May your Lenten pathway be one full of prayer and growth. —Kath

Christian Formation

Grace Book Group Updates

The Grace Book Group met on 2/14 to discuss our books by or about US Presidents and First Ladies. We had a lively discussion and learned a lot about American history. You can find lists of our book selections here

Join us for our March meeting on 3/14 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Our topic for March is all things Ireland. Read a book by an Irish author, a book set in Ireland, a book about Ireland, a book by an Irish American author, a book about Irish Americans…

If you have any questions or would like to join our group please contact Brenda Hayasaka at

Tapestry of Pages Update

Yesterday we finished our discussion of The Woman They Could Not Silence  by Kate Moore. It was a though provoking  book. We had wonderful discussions on mental health care and women’s rights. We are taking a short break from reading non-fiction…our next book is Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley.

This YA thriller is a Reese’s YA Book Club pick, a Time Magazine Best YA Book of All Time selection,  a Printz Medal winner, a Morris Medal winner, an American Indian Youth Literature Award YA Honor Book, and a New York Times bestseller. The story focuses on an Ojibwe teenager, Daunis Fontaine, who fights against corruption in her community. Boulley is an Ojibwe storyteller. She is the former

Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S Department of Education. Please note that this book contains drug and alcohol addition, both of which are very real problems for indigenous communities in the United States. NPR did a wonderful review of the book

We will meet to discuss the novel on Monday, March  20 at 3 p.m. via Zoom. You can read If you would like to join our group please email Angie Rabbe at gracechurch5

Have You Seen the Camp Display?

Grace has a long history of participating in camp… both our kids and adults look forward to it each summer! See the bulletin board in the Nolt Auditorium for an additional camp display.

If you have any questions about Summer Camp and/or Confirmation Camp please contact Vicki Mumma.
If you would like to donate to the campership fund please write a check to Grace Lutheran Church and write camp fund on the memo line!

Weekly Reflection

“Be joyful always” I Thessalonians 5:16

What will be your attitude today? Positive or negative? Dissatisfied or grateful? Optimistic or cynical? Unhappy or joyful?

All good gifts come from God, including joy. But God still invites us to participate in receiving His gifts and blessings through our own free will. We can’t save ourselves, but we must say yes to

salvation. We can’t walk worthy of his calling on our own, but we can say yes to his strength through simple obedience. And we can’t force ourselves to be joyful. But we can say yes to God’s kind and delightful offering by saying yes through our attitudes. Have you chosen joy for your life? For today?

Heavenly Father, I say yes to you and your gift of joy today. Amen.

(from  Gilroy, Mark et al. “ Max Lucado in I Choose Joy,” A Day Book of Grace: A Year of Devotions to Draw You Near to the Heart of God, Fall River Press, 2011, 241.)

Submitted by Pearl Sieber

Our Grace Family