Grace Lutheran is a warm, growing congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. We are a welcoming, friendly congregation with a heart for reaching out to our community and the world with the love of Christ.
Led by the Holy Spirit and living in God's grace, Grace Lutheran Church is a community proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through love, learning, worship, and service.
Our mission is Grace by Grace, seeking to be God's faithful people. We'd love to have you visit us at our church on the hill!
You matter to God and us. Come grow with us!
A Salad Luncheon will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, on Friday, September 9th from 11:00 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Price is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 10 and under. We need everyone’s help to make this event as successful as it has been in the past years. So please sign up to work or bring a salad or breads. THE SIGN UP BOARD IS IN THE NARTHEX!!
It's Rally Day for our Sunday School program! This marks the beginning of our 2016-2017 Sunday School Program which will be held from 9:00-9:50 A.M. The theme this year is “Lighting up with Jesus.” Kids will receive backpack blessings and a little compass/flashlight/whistle on rally Sunday. There will also be the Blessing of the Pack Backs and installation of Sunday School Teachers.
Following the worship service, we will have a MEET-GREET-& EAT! During this time, everyone will have a chance to officially meet, greet, and visit with Pastor Ann Newgard-Larson. A free-will offering will be taken. Proceeds will go towards #MP4ME (Ministry Partners for Me, You and Everybody!), which supports those students attending Luther Seminary.
Sunday, September 18th Grace will partner with other local ELCA Lutheran churches for God’s Work…Our Hands worship service in the city park following by a big picnic and service projects. Grace will do their annual road ditch clean-up as the service project. (The worship service in the city park will take the place of our regular 10:00 A.M. service so watch for more information on the exact timing of this special event).
Third Graders receive their bibles during the worship service.
We have three confirmation students who are working hard on their stewardship this summer in order to be confirmed on Sunday, October 9th at Grace. We also have about ten younger students who will benefit from a partnership we will offer between Grace and Bakke with Pastor Ann as the lead instructor with parents and other volunteers assisting. The Education Committee will help work out details with Bakke.
The Annual Church Bazaar will be a separate event, possibly on Saturday, November 19th, coordinated by GLCW with church-wide membership encouraged to assist. Food is also a big draw at that event. Let’s face it, we have some great cooks!
And (drum roll) ... we will host a Vendor Show Saturday, December 10th, coordinated by Ruby Kiihn and Jennifer Bristlin. Grace volunteers will serve food but otherwise the vendors will sell items approved by the council. Vendors will pay a booth rental fee and greet the general public with their items.