Grace Lutheran Church Monthly News

July and August 2018

 Please remember to fill out the communion cards so that your attendance can be recorded!

 


Divine Worship Sundays at 10:30 am  Pastor Rod Parker presiding.  Pastor Rod will be away July 23 to August 15th.  For Pastoral care during this time please call 

        July 22-30  Pastor Rudy 306-373-0510

        July 31-Aug. 6  Pastor Randy  306-717-9173

        Aug. 7-15  Pastor Murray  306-514-8636

  • July 15, 2018  Rev. Thomas Prachar will lead worship.

      July 29, 2018 Seminarian Joshua Timm will lead worship.

  • August 5, 2018 Rev. DJ Kim will lead worship and  also talk about his street ministry in Regina.
  • Fair Booth Ministry at Saskatoon Exhibition Stop by the Lutheran Laymen's League Ministry booth at the Exhibition August 7th to 12th between noon and 11:00 pm.
  • Walk of Memories You are invited to attend the Palliative Care Walk of Memories August 26th to remember loved ones who have died and to support Palliative Care Services. Gathering at Kiwanis Memorial Park-North (Spadina and 22nd Street) at 1:30 pm, Walk begins 2:00 pm, Refreshments at Edwards Family Centre at 3:00 pm. No cost.  Shuttle service is available. 
  • VBS at Grace Lutheran Church--"Back to Basics on Saturday September 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Bible Study will resume in September.
  • Travelling this summer but don't want to miss a service? Please visit http://www.lutheranchurch-canada.ca/congregations.php?location=all     or http://locator.lcms.org/nchurches_frm/c_summary.asp to find a congregation near your destination.

  • Humboldt remains in our prayers.   "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
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  • The Spiritual Care offices at RUH and City are now closed. If you need pastoral care while you are in the hospital please call the office or 306-649-2212 outside of office hours. Also, to assist Pastor Rod when you call please let him know which hospital you are in and your room number, and whether you desire a visit, and/or prayer. 
  • Secret Prayer Partner group.  Please contact Grace's church office if you would like to be a part of this group.
  • It is time to update our email roll call again. Please provide Donna with your most current email address and your permission to use it to contact you for special events such as Christmas, Easter and other special services or events.
  • This year is Pastor Rod's Attendance Challenge Year: the goal is to attend one more Sunday each month than the month previous! Prayerfully look at your attendance and challenge yourself this year!
  • This week's Evangelism Tip is prayer for yourself and others: Pray for opportunities to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, perseverance in sharing, and pray for receptive hearers.

  •  If you would like to have lunch and/or coffee with Pastor Rod please sign up for days Monday - Thursday! If you would like to have lunch with Pastor Rod and Tammy, please sign up for Sunday! We look forward to sitting down and sharing a meal with you.

  • Volunteers Needed!! Volunteers are needed for the tasks on our regular Sunday services. Readers, Greeters, Communion Assistants, and Ushers. Please see Terry Wirth. 
  • Suggested reading and podcasts for the summer:
    • Broken:7 "Christian" Rules that Every Christian Should Beak as Often as Possible by Jonathon Fisk    
    • Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?  12 False Christs by Matthew Richard
    • He Remembers the Barren by Katie Schuermann
    • Mission at Nuremburg: An American Army Chaplain at the Trial of the Nazis by Tim Townsend 
    • Pontius Pilate:  A Novel by Paul. L. Maier 
    • Suggested podcasts:
    •   http://issuesetc.org/archive/     has everything from Sunday School lessons to discussions on science, politics, and movie reviews
    • www.tabletalkradio.org       A semi-informal podcast that features 2 Lutheran pastors talking about a wide variety of topics.  
    •  http://lutheranpublicradio.org/        Sacred music for all times and seasons.  This one is part of the Issues, Etc app that you can download and enjoy.