Archive for the 'Community' Category

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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2nd Annual Chili Cook Off Highlights

Monday, October 5th, 2015
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Second Annual Wallingford Chili Cook Off – October 4, at Noon!

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

We 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 […]

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Women in Black Vigil

Saturday, January 17th, 2015
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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Winner of the 1st Annual Wallingford Chili Cook Off

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

The winner of the 1st 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 […]

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

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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 […]

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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 […]

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Adopted Proposal

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Dear Friends in Christ, The congregation met last Wednesday night to do our due diligence in affirming a budget. The two main reasons we needed to do this were: 1) acknowledge to ourselves our financial picture 2) have an official document to be able to share with any potential mission partners. Here is what we […]

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Congregational Meeting Results

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Dear Friends in Christ, At the congregational meeting last night there were nine members present and 2 guests. We adopted the proposal below. We give thanks to God for all who participated and all who held the meeting in prayer. Being just two sentences, the proposal reflects the outcome of the meeting, but not the […]

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Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Dear Friends,We had a meeting last Wednesday night that followed up last week’s email, the subject line of which read, Very Important Gift of Grace Meeting.  About 25 people were present. The Steering Team had very modest goals for the meeting: 1) inform the congregation that the June 15 payroll check for the pastor would be deferred, […]

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Little Castle Preschool

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Give thanks to God for Little Castle Preschool, one of the ministries of Gift of Grace. It has been a somewhat hidden ministry because it’s had a hard time gaining momentum. Nevertheless it has been quietly plugging along and gaining stability through the efforts of the director Adrienne Wilson and the support of Pastor Fecher […]

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Public discourse and civic intelligence

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Gift of Grace is hosting and inviting you to a presentation and discussion with our Wallingford neighbor, Dr Douglas Schuler, professor at Evergreen College. The discussion will take place after GraceFeast (12:15ish) on March 9 and will be held in the sanctuary.  Dr Schuler has compelling ideas for improving public discourse and helping people gain […]

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The Big Class Wednesday March 5 – 12 ONLINE

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The Big Class Wednesday March 5 – 12 ONLINE From March 5-12, the Rev. Dr. David Lose, professor at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, will teach The Big Class, a program of ChurchNext. The course will expand on the popular Making Sense of the Cross, a six-session, small-group course published by Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis. Dr. Lose will […]

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SONOS Chamber Players

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

SONOS 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 […]

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Friday, November 8th, 2013

We share this chronicle to celebrate and rejoice in God’s work by letting you see some of the actual work and thinking that goes on in a congregation that believes it is faithfully doing its ministry but which simultaneously runs up against real world limits. This story shows how this congregation attempts to address the challenges. We, in […]

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