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Worship with us every Sunday at 10:30 AM and stay for a delicious, divine, GraceFeast. (GraceFeast photos by Matt Mason of MTM Photography)

Latest News and Updates

Burying our sister in Christ, Debra Lang on Good Friday

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Today is Maundy Thursday and we gather for worship at 7 PM. Please join in worship as we mimic “the night in which he was betrayed.”
Tomorrow is Good Friday, or better called The Triumph of the Cross. We worship at 7 PM. Immediately following worship we will bury the ashes of our sister Debra Lang on the Church grounds in a brief committal service. Friday is the night Jesus was buried and it is our joy to put Debra in the tomb with Christ as we confidently await the resurrection of our Lord and those who are grafted into his Body.
Peace and power to each of you from Christ,
Pastor Jami Fecher

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

grief and anger

Friday, January 9th, 2015
With grief and anger we acknowledge that our brother Harold Lang committed a horrible crime as the attached news report shows.
Gift of Grace congregation is sickened by the horrible, brutal and senseless crime that our brother Harold Lang committed. Although we do not disown our brother, we completely and without reservation condemn his merciless violence and expect him to willingly face the legal consequences of it. We are heartsick for the victim of this crime, Kashmir Sangha: for his pain, the loss of his eye, and for the amount of life and living that have been stolen from him. The love of Christ compels us to stand in solidarity with Mr Sangha and with his family and friends in their grief, bewilderment and indignation. Representatives of this congregation will personally reach out to Mr Sangha’s family and as a congregation we will hold them in prayer.

Christmas Services at Gift of Grace

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

 

 

 Join us for Christmas Eve Candlelight Services, Wednesday, December 24 at 7:30pm!


Gift of Grace is hosting a Church Bazaar

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Gift of Grace is hosting a Church Bazaar. Come share a cup of cocoa and consider purchasing fair trade knitwear, coffee, chocolates, and olive oils for your gift giving this season. There will also be fresh baked goods, preserves, and handcrafted novelties. The proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the Fair Trade organizations and Gift of Grace Church through the matching grant “Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need Grant Program” with $0.50 on the $1.00 up to $5000 from Thrivent Financial.

 Bazaar Dates & Times

Friday, November 7th   3PM to 8PM 

Saturday, November 8th  9AM to 6PM

Sunday, November 9th  1PM to 5PM 

 For more information, contact Mary at mary@dancefremont.com


The Winner of the 1st Annual Wallingford Chili Cook Off

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

The winner of the 1st IMAG3084 (1)annual Wallingford Chili Cook Off hosted by Gift of Grace Church was Wallingford neighbor, Dale Levitzke! Out of 6 submitted chilis, Dale’s “Scorpion’s Kiss” Chili took first prize and will be the official chili recipe in the rotating menu for Gift of Grace’s weekly Sunday dinner, GraceFeast. This is a delicious, comfort food themed, homemade dinner for the neighborhood, served at Gift of Grace every Sunday at 11:45AM. www.giftofgrace.org

Beside the bragging rights, Dale won a gift basket with donations provided by Irwin’s Neighborhood Bakery & Café, The Bounty Café (aka Caffe Appassionato) and Fair Trade items provided by Gift of Grace. Chili Cook Off Judges included representatives from Chow Foods’ TNT Taqueria on N. 45th St., Tutta Bella Pizzeria on Stone Way, Irwin’s Bakery & Café on N. 40th St. and friends and members from Gift of Grace.

Come and taste “Scorpion’s Kiss” Chili at GraceFeast Sunday Dinner on Sunday November 16 at 11:45! Congratulations Dale!!

 

 

 


First Annual Wallingford Chili Cook Off on October 5 at Noon!

Friday, August 29th, 2014

photo (14)Welcome to the Official Rules Page for the First Annual Wallingford Chili Cook Off hosted by Gift of Grace Lutheran Church located in Wallingford at 2102 N. 40th St. on Sunday Oct. 5, at Noon!

We are inviting residents of the Wallingford neighborhood to prepare their Chili to be entered into this Cook Off where five judges (local Wallingford restaurant owners/chefs and a Gift of Grace member) will taste and select the most delicious and appropriate chili for our purpose.

First Prize Winner earns the bragging rights of their chili to be used in the recipe book and rotating menu for our Sunday Dinner that we call GraceFeast*. This is a free community event where neighbors may also participate by eating chili, GraceFeast Cornbread, enjoying live music and awaiting the outcome of the Cook Off!

What is our purpose?

*What is GraceFeast? Each Sunday, we invite our neighbors, by personal invitation to GraceFeast. The point of GraceFeast is that homed and homeless people gather together for a homemade, family style meal. It is not a soup kitchen, feeding program or a social service. It is not a service TO a group of people as much as it is a service AMONG people of diverse demographics. Gathering together builds genuine relationships and an opportunity for genuine community.

You will find the “Rules” below but if you have any questions, you may contact Vivian at 206-795-1220.

WALLINGFORD CHILI COOK OFF RULES

Contestants may submit your recipe to Gift of Grace c/o Wallingford Chili Cook Off  @ 2102 N. 40th St. Seattle, WA 98103 or email your recipe to vivian@dancefremont.com.

The winner of the Chili Cook Off will have the honor of their chili recipe included in the rotational dinner menu for GraceFeast, a weekly Sunday Dinner hosted by Gift of Grace in service to the Wallingford neighborhood. The winner will also be awarded a gift basket with items procured from the Wallingford business community.

  •  The submission deadline is Sept. 30, 2014
  • In your submission, please provide a written recipe that would serve 50-60 people (Judges will not see your recipe). Include the cost of this 50-60 servings batch, your name, address in Wallingford and a contact (either email or phone number) so that we may assign a number to your chili submission
  • The cost of the batch of chili (serving 50-60) should be no more that $60
  • On the Chili Cook Off Day, please provide (at least) a 5-6 quart pot (that serves approx. 16)
  • Your chili will need to be prepared off site
  • Deliver your heated chili to the Gift of Grace kitchen on Sunday Oct. 5 no later than 11:30AM (the kitchen is the most Southern door on the East side of the building)
  • Please maintain your anonymity when delivering your chili but have your entry number attached to the container

 

Definition of Chili:

  • Your chili should not be cost prohibitive (no exotic ingredients that are difficult to access)
  • You may use beans or not
  • It may be made with or without meat
  • You may use red or green chilies and there is no heat restriction (though extremely hot chili may not be appropriate for GraceFeast Dinners)
  • The total cooking and prep time (not including bean soak, if that is your method) should not be more than 4 hours

 

The chili will also be judged on these qualities

  • Color
  • Aroma
  • Consistency
  • Taste
  • Aftertaste
  • Thrift

 


Welcome to the world Owen Parke!

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Welcome to the world Owen Parke!  Congratulations Adrian and Ana Parke!

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Joyful News

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Dear Friends in Christ,

With joy I report three things. Each one deserves more attention, but I want to hurry up and get the news out:

1) We received a $5000 Grant from Thrivent. Give thanks for our partners.

2) Grace Gospel Chapel sold their Ballard building and will be sharing our space and partnering with us in ministry. They will be worshiping on Sundays at 1:30 PM. They move in Aug. 13th and worship Aug 16th. One thing they are bringing with them is their baby grand piano! Pray for Grace Gospel Chapel, and their pastor, Sharon Busch.

3) Little Castle Preschool is doing well and Gift of Grace is receiving income from it. Pray for Adrienne!

Thanks be to God for these sign of God’s steadfast love and care.

Peace and power to you from Christ


Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

On Wednesday July 16th, with eight people present, the following proposal (b0ld, italics)  was presented, discussed and adopted.

On June 24, 2014 Gift of Grace temporarily adjusted Pastor Fecher’s pay so that he would be paid $1490 net, per month, plus benefits and housing.1) The accounting of this adjustment in compensation and benefits ($1966/mo) will be understood as assuming an ongoing liability to Pastor Fecher in the form of a loan (rather than as a renegotiation of his contract) for as long as this temporary period extends.2) This liability will include all unpaid compensation, pension payments, and the interest that would have accrued from the unpaid portion of the pension payments.3) The unpaid compensation will be due a 5% interest rate per annum.

As conceded on June 24th. We must have additional meetings to further discuss the implications of this proposal [that adjusted pastor’s salary by cutting it half] and the concerns surrounding it. Our first discussion will be on Wednesday July 30th, 7-8:30 PM. Please plan to attend. The Steering Team will consider how best to frame our discussions. Some basic questions that must be discussed are:

1) Are we committed to continue forward in our mission, building on the foundation already laid.

2) If so, what form will that take?

3) Do we want to scrap the ministry and try to start over?

4) If so, what form will that take?

5) How will we sustain whatever we do from a financial perspective and a human resource perspective?

6) Do we want to cease being a congregation together?

7) If so, what are our plans to meet our obligations for proper closure and what will we do with the congregation’s assets?

Peace and power to you from Christ,

Gift of Grace Steering Team