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Welcome to Grace Lutheran Church-LCMS

Join us for worship and Bible class this Sunday!

Service Times

8:30am

Sunday

Worship

11:00am

Sunday

Worship

 

 

 

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Bible Class & Sunday School 

9:45am

Sunday

 

Radio Broadcast

Every Sunday

8:30 am  KGMT 1310 AM

Dear Members:

To all members, prospective members and friends of Grace Lutheran Church:

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good.  His mercy endures forever.  Amen    (Psalm 107:1)

We have much to be thankful for, even in the moments that we don’t think so.  And always, the main focus of our thanksgiving is our God and Savior.

Yes, things keep changing.  Not all changes are bad, but some find change more difficult to process than others.  We all are different, yet God keeps loving us all.  His grace will see us through times of grief and mourning.

God sometimes moves key players around within His kingdom of grace.  It isn’t always easy, but we follow where He leads.  Eventually, He ‘retires’ all of us in heaven.  Yet God’s kingdom of grace and the work of His kingdom, keeps marching on.

We all owe God our total and complete thanks for our forgiveness, eternal life and salvation.  St. Paul writes in Romans 12:1, “I urge you, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.”

“In view of God’s mercy” it is a good exercise to sit back and count your blessings and remember what we have to be thankful for.  I am so thankful for my wife, Sue and that family with which we are so richly blessed.

I am thankful for the over 100 who have attended one of the Cottage Group Meetings.  I know that I and many others were encouraged by what we read and shared together, even as we talked about things that we want to do better.  It’s okay to talk about things that need to be done or improved.  We can speak such truths to one another in love as we together strive to be part of God’s solution.  In this way we strive to speak “only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”  Ephesians 4:29

We all have much that we can do to the glory of God as we strive to build up and encourage one another in our faith walk with Jesus.  Many just saw an example of this in the recent hay rack rides to the park that were hosted by the youth group and their leaders.  Good job!!! Thank you all so much for letting me tag along!  God is doing some awesome things among us and around us. 

Looking forward, I see a lot of good things happening here at and through Grace Lutheran by the power and

working of God among us.  Know that a key ingredient

will continue to be, as many of us shared in our Cottage Groups from Ephesians 4, “From Him (Christ) the whole

body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”

We must not wait for someone else to first do their part.  In that environment, few would do anything.  Satan will always give us an argument to not do our part.  The key is for us all to remember the reasons we have to be thankful to God.  And in response to His blessings and calling, strive to do our part faithfully.  In this way we glorify Him and serve the good of those around us.

One tool to help us in this is the material that you will receive leading up to our First Fruit’s Sunday on November 11.  Please prayerfully consider your response.  I trust that together our responses will encourage the hearts of God’s people and give glory to our God and Savior!

Finally, I would share that I would urge you to seek and find joy in your service.  “The Lord loves a cheerful giver.”  In the giving of our tithes and thank offerings as well as in the giving of our time and talents, let us experience joy and encourage such joy in others.

Yes, my personal life has been a bit crazy.  I can’t find time to do everything that I would like to do.  But I am serving the Lord right along with all of you.  In many cases, side by side.  I thank you for the many kindnesses that I have already experienced as your Interim Pastor.

What a privilege and honor is ours in Christ to be His people and to know, in Christ, we are able to make a difference in the lives of people around us!  Jesus came that we might have joy and purpose, even in the midst of the craziness and trial that often faces us in life. 

In Christ we will always have cause for celebration! Yes, sometimes His Words are harsh to us, but even then, God loves us and is seeking to lead us to repentance that we might again experience the joy and sweetness of His amazing forgiveness and grace.

We are in this together!  Together let us move forward in God’s grace here at Grace!  Let us do all we can to live and share God’s grace with everyone we can.

Rejoicing with you in thanksgiving to God, in Jesus,

Pastor Meyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Phone 402-729-5163
Email gl92901@windstream.net
Address 1100 G. Street
Fairbury, NE 68352

 

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