Archive for the 'Community' Category

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

Monday, August 18th, 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 […]

Read full post...

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 […]

Read full post...

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 […]

Read full post...

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 […]

Read full post...

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, […]

Read full post...

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 […]

Read full post...

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 […]

Read full post...

Advent and Christmas Services at Gift of Grace

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

The season of Advent is the beginning of the church year. It starts this Sunday, December 1, and runs 4 weeks leading us to the FEAST of Christmas. Advent is out of sync with our culture because while the culture celebrates Christmas until Christmas (then it is over), Advent encourages joyful anticipation and careful preparation […]

Read full post...

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 […]

Read full post...


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, […]

Read full post...