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How Gift of Grace helped discern calls to ordained ministry

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

In the last 20 years God blessed this congregation by raising up powerful leaders for the wider church through the ministry at 40th and Meridian. Pastor Fecher emailed these leaders and asked them to briefly answer the question: What role did Gift of Grace play for you as you became a pastor? Here are their […]

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20th Anniversary Photos – Seminarians & Pastors

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Through the years, Gift of Grace has been blessed by many people who have shown particular aptitude for public leadership of Word and Sacrament ministry. We have been the “sending congregation” for 5 such people who went to seminary. We have also been the temporary home to several pastors on their way to serve else […]

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20th Anniversary Photos-Early Years

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Introduction to the all the photos. These photos were picked by me, Pastor Jami Fecher from among the photos we had on hand. We do not have photos from all 20 years. Most of the photos we have were taken when Kari Reiten was acting as parish administrator. She was careful to document our main […]

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Celebrating 20 Years of Ministry Together

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Dear Friends in Christ, April marked 20 years since I came as pastor to Gift of Grace, as part of the NW Washington Synod’s Fresh Start Program. We will be celebrating the exciting past 20 years of ministry together at our regular Sunday morning worship on June 12. Pastor Ryan Marsh will be preaching. (He’s […]

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Jesus threw his followers into a crisis 40 days after he raised from the dead by ascending to the Father’s Right Hand. The disciples were left behind. Jesus knew their experience of him as absent would be difficult for them, so he comforted them at length, promising that he would send the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, […]

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Friday, April 15th, 2016

This is a letter I sent to several officials regarding SHARE: Dear I am writing to encourage you help SHARE continue to do their mission of keeping homeless people together, sheltered and safe. It is well known they provide the largest number of beds for the lowest cost in King County. Although they certainly provide […]

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Pulled Pork Picnic hosted by the Power of We

Friday, March 18th, 2016

You are invited, this Sunday, March 20th, from 5-7PM to  a ‘Pulled Pork Picnic’ in the Gift of Grace basement, hosted by the ‘Power of We’.  ‘Power of We’ is a youth service group made up of ten local kids ages 12-14 years old who will be helping prepare and serve the meal in conjunction with Matthew, a talented chef that […]

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Hymn Festival at Saint Mark’s Seattle

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Beloved Friends, St Marks invites you to a Hymn Festival at Saint Mark’s on Friday night, February 5, at 7:30. A great Hymn Festival needs lots of enthusiastic singers of all ages and abilities. Thanks to underwriting by a generous donor, this event will be free. William Porter will be our guest organist. He improvises […]

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Christmas Services at Gift of Grace

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Please  join us for Christmas Eve Candlelight Services, Thursday, December 24 at 7:30pm!

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Celebrating worm castings

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Here is a Gift of Grace farming success to celebrate which you have to look beneath the surface to see. In January 2015 Farmer Micah started the hugelkultur bed (pronounced hoo-gul-culture). The point of this design, which is described below, is to produce extreme soil fertility, water efficiency, and ease of use. Our hugelkultur bed […]

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