“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”

Matthew 25:35

We welcome you to join us at Grace

Whether you are joining us for worship or attending a community event in our church – we are always glad to have you with us!

Parking & Accessibility

Street parking is available on Oakland and Aiken Avenues on Sundays.

Our Worship

As You Enter:

An usher will give you a bulletin as you enter the Sanctuary. The text for the entire worship service is printed in the bulletin. The songs we sing will be either in the bulletin itself or can be found in the hymnals in each pew. The bulletin lists the page number for each song not otherwise printed.

During Worship:

Lutherans stand up and sit down frequently during worship; you are invited to join in as you are able.

Peace Be With You:

We “pass the peace” at each service, greeting one another with the words, “Peace be with you.” This greeting can be shared with a handshake, a hug, a wave, or whatever is most comfortable for you. The passing of the peace is historically linked to reconciling with one another before sharing in the sacrament of Holy Communion, and it still functions as a way to prepare our hearts to receive Christ in bread and wine.

Holy Communion:

We kneel around the altar for Holy Communion at every worship service. Everyone is welcome (but not obligated) to participate. All baptized Children of God are invited to partake in this meal. We typically receive the bread and wine by intinction. Intinction means that the pastor will give you a communion wafer which is held until the Communion Assistant presents the chalice of wine to you. You dip the wafer in the wine and then eat the wafer and wine together. (Gluten-free wafers are available.) Any non-communing Children of God are also welcome to come to the altar railing to receive a blessing – simply indicate that preference to the pastor. If walking to the altar is difficult for you, let an usher know that you would like to receive Communion in your pew.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your worship times?
Sunday mornings at 8:30 and 11:00 am. In months with five Sundays, we have a single worship service on the fifth Sunday at 10:00 am.

What is the dress code for your worship services?
You will be welcome in whatever you are comfortable wearing. Some people dress casual with jeans and casual shirts to worship. At those same services, others wear dresses and ties. No matter what you wear, you will not look out of place and we will be glad to have you join us!

How long is your worship service?
Both our worship services last approximately an hour, depending on attendance, readings, hymns, sermons, and so on. Our YouTube average length for worship videos is just over an hour.

Do you have a nursery available during worship?
Yes. Click here to learn more about our nursery.

What ages attend Sunday School?
We have Sunday School classes at 10:00 am for children age two and older and adults. Descriptions of our Sunday School classes are here.

Is your congregation mostly young people?
Our congregation is multi-generational. Some of our families have grandparents, parents, and grandchildren participating in church life together. Other households are comprised of a single person. Have a variety of ages and backgrounds gathered at Grace for life together, all united by the common identity we share in Christ Jesus.

Will I be welcome at Grace Lutheran?
ALL God’s children are welcome: straight, gay, married, single, divorced, widowed. Republican, Democrat, third party, no party. Sopranos, altos, tenors, bass. Transgender, cisgender. Devout and doubtful. At Grace, all means ALL.

How do I become a member?
When you are ready to make Grace your church home, contact Pastor Gregg to be included in the new member class. New members may participate in a new member orientation to learn about the Lutheran faith and get connected with our ministries. We welcome new members to the congregation several times each year, bringing in multiple households at the same time.

How can I give online?
Click here to make an online gift.

How does one get married at your church?
The policy for Weddings is coming soon! Until then, please call the church office.

How does one get baptized?
If you are interested in being baptized or having a child baptized, contact Pastor Rachel or Pastor Gregg to learn about our process for Holy Baptism.

These are just some of the questions we've heard. You probably have some of your own that are not reflected here, and that is fine! Reach out to us and let us know what you are curious about, so we can find the answers you seek.