News & Annoucements 

Dear members of Grace,
 
     On May 22nd, houses of worship received  the specific CDC guidelines for the re-opening of worship communities.  In addition, President Trump has called for the re-opening of churches.  Please know that Grace’s staff and council have been working on plans for the safe re-opening of in-person worship.  These plans are being formed using the guidance given specific to our location from the Montgomery County Department of Health, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod.  The newly-released CDC Guidelines are consistent with the plans that we are currently developing.
 
     We are all eager to gather again, and Grace will do so in ways that protect our families, staff, and the people of our larger community.  Your prayers for wisdom and faithfulness during this planning are greatly appreciated by the staff and council.  Decisions have not been easy and are being made with much serious discussion and heartfelt prayer.  We will strive to communicate often and thoroughly as worship opportunities begin to expand at Grace.   On-line worship services will continue even after the return to in-person worship for those who are “at-risk” or simply more comfortable worshiping from home at that time.
 
     On a personal note, I want to thank you all for your prayers and support.  I am incredibly proud of Grace’s response to this crisis by offering assistance to those who need help, supporting our local food pantries through the food drive and growing the garden, sewing face masks for healthcare and essential workers, and all that you are doing in your neighborhoods to share Christ’s love.  Throughout this time, the Church has not diminished, but is finding creative ways to grow stronger as we live out the mission Jesus has blessed us with.
 
I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus.   
~Romans 1:4
 
Blessings to all,
Pastor Janelle Krais
Help us celebrate!!  Would you like to help celebrate milestones, mark important events or let someone know they are loved?  We need drivers & someone to help organize “drive-by parades” from Grace.  If you love a party and want to bring joy to others, email the church office at gracelutrn@verizon.net.
 
 
Don’t forget to complete the 2020 Census.  It’s free and easy and will help make sure our localities will receive the full extent of available funding.  Go to www.2020census.gov to respond.