Category Archives: GraceFeast

Holy Week Schedule

MAUNDY THURSDAY 7 PM

Our celebration calls to mind Jesus’ Last Supper with His disciples. We will move through the main parts of that “night in which He was betrayed,” including; Holy Communion, foot washing and the stripping of the altar, which leads us into the austerity of Good Friday.

Lamb of God
Behold the Lamb by Jonathan Mayer

GOOD FRIDAY 7 PM

A sparse and somber worship, including the reading of the Passion of Jesus, the great Bidding Prayer of the Church and the Adoration of the Cross.

EASTER SUNDAY

Our celebration of Christ’s Resurrection begins with Easter Brunch at 9, provided by Grace Gospel Chapel. Worship is at 10:30. It blends ancient rites of the Church with current cultural expressions of who we are & who we shall be by God’s  grace. Following worship, about 11:40 is GraceFeast Sunday dinner, a continuation of the Easter brunch.

Second Annual Wallingford Chili Cook Off – October 4, at Noon!

chiliWe invite you to the Second Annual Wallingford Chili Cook Off hosted by Gift of Grace Lutheran Church at 2102 N. 40th St. (Wallingford) on Sunday Oct. 4, at Noon! Come and eat the best chili in Wallingford or be bold! Enter your best chili and let five judges (local Wallingford restaurant owners/chefs and a Gift of Grace member) taste and select the most delicious chili which we will serve at GraceFeast Sunday Dinners*. The First Prize Winner gets bragging rights and the prestige of his or her chili to be used in the GraceFeast recipe book and rotating menu (We’ll serve it about every 8-9 weeks). Continue reading Second Annual Wallingford Chili Cook Off – October 4, at Noon!

The Winner of the 1st Annual Wallingford Chili Cook Off

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!

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

SONOS Chamber Players

securedownload (2) securedownloadSONOS Chamber Players presented MOSTLY VIENNA on November 10, 2013 at Gift of Grace Lutheran Church

Performing music by Mahler, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Ferrenc  Singers: Dolores Holt, Susan Strick & Bruce Naftaly Violinist: Stephen Daniels  Cellist: Germaine Morgan  Pianist: Marguerite Margason

SONOS invites you to show your appreciation by making a donation to Gift of Grace in support of their outreach program, GraceFeast Sunday Dinner.

GraceFeast Sabbath Rest

Dear Friends in Christ,
Sabbath Rest is one of Gift of Grace’s stated values. Not just rest, Sabbath rest. Rest for the sake of listening to God’s Word. The GraceFeast team is going to take a Sabbath rest for a few weeks beginning February 17th. There will be no GraceFeast from February 17th until Easter. On Easter we intend to have our typical pre-worship breakfast and post-worship Easter Feast. We will probably begin having GraceFeast regularly then. I say, “probably”, not to be tentative or vague, but to communicate that we will remain open to God’s leading. After all, the point to our Sabbath rest is to have space to discern how God is leading us to continue GraceFeast, what the shape of it can be and how to best foster the atmosphere of community thanksgiving to God for God’s bounty to us. That’s what GraceFeast is. We cannot rush the process.
Why are we doing this now? Because GraceFeast has slowly, unintentionally, crept away from it’s purpose. The purpose is to be a celebrative feast that includes folks from the spectrum of socio-economic circumstances. It is to be a safe, orderly, joyful place that allows people to come together in a way that they would not normally do. Currently the atmosphere is more like a soup kitchen, or a free “feed”. The GraceFeast team does not have the energy to both make the administrative adjustments that will get us back to our purpose and keep making the feast happen each week. So Lent, which  starts 2/13, is a good time to take a holy time-out, pray, listen and regroup.
Please offer your prayers of thanksgiving to God for the wonderful opportunity Gift of Grace has to serve our neighbors, to lift up Christ, in such a unique way as GraceFeast is. Pray, also, for clarity as we enter this time of discernment.