Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church - Corner of 6th and Main Streets - Royersford, PA

Grace Evangelical

Lutheran Church

Growing Together Through God's Grace

Pastors Points

These next few months are known as the “season after Pentecost” on the church calendar. For Christians, it’s an “in-between” time (sometimes officially called “Ordinary Time”) sandwiched between the Day of Pentecost with lots of fiery and windy celebration and Advent with eager anticipation and hope displayed in rich blue hues. So, what are we supposed to do for these next few months? Is it time for the church to slow down and take a little break?
Ummm…. no. (You’re not surprised I said that, are you?) Summer is the time for lots of exciting ministry opportunities! Our garden will need weeding and tending as we grow food to supply Project Outreach with fresh veggies for our neighbors. VBS will be an exciting week for children, youth, and adults to grow in faith and have some fun! Our youth will be headed to Houston with 30,000 other Lutheran youth for a week and several families from Grace will spend a weekend in Philadelphia serving others. And oh, just in case you weren’t sure… we do continue to worship every Sunday at 8 and 10:45 am! Check out the wonderful ways that you can find something new and exciting to try out at Grace this summer! Pastor’s

Peace, Pastor Krais

From The Deacon
...but wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers…”

Do you remember what happened to this man next? After he fell into the hands of robbers, it was a Samaritan who bandaged his wounds and saw that he was cared for. That would have been as shocking as if a member of the Muslim Brotherhood stopped to bind the wounds of a local rabbi on the streets of modern day Jerusalem.

Or as shocking as if an atheist stopped to bind the wounds of an Evangelical Christian.

You get the idea. Jesus was always reaching out, pushing boundaries, and loving those who the world – and his followers sometimes – kept on the outside. He showed that those who we were taught to hate as “enemies” were instead meant to be those we love and care for.

It is in the spirit of this reaching out that during VBS week, we will be offering for the adults in the congregation a speaker series: Who is my Neighbor?

A series of speakers from some of our Interfaith neighbors will speak during the week of VBS (a different speaker each evening). We hope you will join us for a week of learning, growing, and fellowship.

More details can be found in this newsletter and in upcoming weeks in the Ledger. Hope to see you there!

Peace ~ Allison

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