Weekly Updates

October 9, 2021

Dear Grace Family,

Good afternoon! I hope this message finds all of you well!

Tomorrow, Grace will offer in-person worship at 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. (using the full order of worship "Service of the Word" at both services), 11:15 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

Holy Communion will be celebrated at Monday Evening Worship (7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 11).

Grace will also live stream tomorrow's worship at 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional), 11:15 a.m. (English Contemporary) and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish). You can find the English live streams at gracefallschurch.org/stream. The Spanish live stream can be found here.

You're invited to participate in a virtual Bible study on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. The Bible study is taking a look at all the epistles in the New Testament. You are welcome to join the study/discussion at anytime! Andy Miller is leading the study. You can reach him here for Zoom login information, or to ask any questions that you may have about the study.

TOMORROW STARING AT 6:00 P.M.: COMBINED CONGREGATIONAL MEETING & PRINCIPAL CALL MEETING Grace members and friends are invited to join in-person at Grace or via Zoom for this combined Quarterly Congregational Meeting and Principal Call Meeting. The Congregational Meeting will offer updates on all of the things that we, as brothers and sisters in Jesus, do together under God at Grace! The Call Meeting will seek to fill Grace Christian Academy's vacant full-time principal position. Please plan on attending this meeting either in-person or via Zoom. Zoom login information will be emailed tomorrow afternoon.

TOMORROW: Grace Christian Academy's Scholastic Book Fair will be open after all services! GCA's annual Scholastic Book Fair is back--in-person! The Book Fair will be open after all Sunday services tomorrow. Want to purchase a book for a child (or children!) in your life? The Book Fair is a great place to do it! By purchasing a book (or books!) at GCA's Book Fair, not only will you help support reading in a child's life that's close to you, but you will also support classroom reading at GCA! 

Please feel free to make use of Grace's pastoral care (a visit to your home, private Communion, counseling, etc.). Pastor Satorius and I are more than willing to help you however we may be able to. Additionally, we have other volunteers who have stepped forward to offer a variety of kinds of assistance. Please don't hesitate to reach out!

Thank you for your continuing financial contributions to support Grace's ministries! If you would like to make a financial gift to Grace, you can do so by going to Grace's website gracefallschurch.org/giving. Or you can mail your gift to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

Finally, I will be out of town Tuesday - Thursday, October 12 - 14. I will be offering a mission presentation at a conference in New Hampshire and helping to do exploratory work for a possible WELS church plant in or around Boston. While I am away, if an immediate need should arise for pastoral assistance, please contact Pastor Tim Satorius at 703-677-7269.

Thank you for taking the time to read this UPDATE!

May God continue to bless you with good health and hope in Jesus---
 
Pastor Kevin

October 2, 2021


Dear Grace Family,

Good afternoon! I hope this message finds all of you well!

Tomorrow, Grace will offer in-person worship at 8:00 a.m. (using the full order of worship "Morning Praise"), 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

Holy Communion will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. worship.

Grace will also live stream tomorrow's worship at 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional), 11:15 a.m. (English Contemporary) and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish). You can find the English live streams at gracefallschurch.org/stream. The Spanish live stream can be found here.

You're invited to participate in a virtual Bible study on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. The Bible study is taking a look at all the epistles in the New Testament. You are welcome to join the study/discussion at anytime! Andy Miller is leading the study. You can reach him here for Zoom login information, or to ask any questions that you may have about the study.

COMBINED CONGREGATIONAL MEETING & PRINCIPAL CALL MEETING: Next Sunday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. Grace members and friends are invited to join in-person at Grace or via Zoom for this combined Quarterly Congregational Meeting and Principal Call Meeting. The Congregational Meeting will offer updates on all of the things that we, as brothers and sisters in Jesus, do together under God at Grace! The Call Meeting will seek to fill Grace Christian Academy's vacant full-time principal position. Please plan on attending this meeting either in-person or via Zoom. Zoom login information will be emailed closer to the meeting time.

NEXT SUNDAY: Grace Christian Academy's Scholastic Book Fair will be open after all services! GCA's annual Scholastic Book Fair is back--in-person! The Book Fair will be open after all Sunday services on Sunday, October 10. Want to purchase a book for a child (or children!) in your life? The Book Fair is a great place to do it! By purchasing a book (or books!) at GCA's Book Fair, not only will you help support reading in a child's life that's close to you, but you will also support classroom reading at GCA! 

Please feel free to make use of Grace's pastoral care (a visit to your home, private Communion, counseling, etc.). Pastor Satorius and I are more than willing to help you however we may be able to. Additionally, we have other volunteers who have stepped forward to offer a variety of kinds of assistance. Please don't hesitate to reach out!

Thank you for your continuing financial contributions to support Grace's ministries! If you would like to make a financial gift to Grace, you can do so by going to Grace's website gracefallschurch.org/giving. Or you can mail your gift to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

Thank you for taking the time to read this UPDATE!

May God continue to bless you with good health and hope in Jesus---
 
Pastor Kevin

September 25, 2021


Dear Grace Family,

Good afternoon! I hope this message finds all of you well!

Tomorrow, Grace will offer in-person worship at 8:00 a.m. (using the full order of worship "Morning Praise"), 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

Holy Communion will be celebrated at 11:15 a.m. worship.

Grace will also live stream tomorrow's worship at 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional), 11:15 a.m. (English Contemporary) and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish). You can find the English live streams at gracefallschurch.org/stream. The Spanish live stream can be found here.

You're invited to participate in a virtual Bible study on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. The Bible study is taking a look at all the epistles in the New Testament. You are welcome to join the study/discussion at anytime! Andy Miller is leading the study. You can reach him here for Zoom login information, or to ask any questions that you may have about the study.

TOMORROW: Thai Village Handmade Crafts FOR SALE!!! Tomorrow a variety of handcrafts by Thai Village will be for sale in the Fellowship Room. The crafts are designed and produced by men & women from the Hmong congregations in Thailand and the profits support mission work in that country. If you are interested in finding out more about the mission and ministry of Thai Village, please check out: https://thaivillage.org/

Please feel free to make use of Grace's pastoral care (a visit to your home, private Communion, counseling, etc.). Pastor Satorius and I are more than willing to help you however we may be able to. Additionally, we have other volunteers who have stepped forward to offer a variety of kinds of assistance. Please don't hesitate to reach out!

Thank you for your continuing financial contributions to support Grace's ministries! If you would like to make a financial gift to Grace, you can do so by going to Grace's website gracefallschurch.org/giving. Or you can mail your gift to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

Lastly, a thank you from me. THANK YOU for remembering my 25th anniversary in the public ministry with the kind words; encouraging cards, notes, and letters; artwork, memory book, and generous gifts. As I mentioned at the conclusion of last Sunday's English services, "You touched my heart!" Thank you!!!

Thank you for taking the time to read this UPDATE!

May God continue to bless you with good health and hope in Jesus---
 
Pastor Kevin
September 18, 2021

Dear Grace Family,

Good evening! I hope this message finds all of you well!

Tomorrow, Grace will offer in-person worship at 8:00 a.m. (using full Service of Word & Sacrament), 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

Holy Communion will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m. worship.

Grace will also live stream tomorrow's worship at 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional), 11:15 a.m. (English Contemporary) and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish). You can find the English live streams at gracefallschurch.org/stream. The Spanish live stream can be found here.

You're invited to participate in a virtual Bible study on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. The Bible study is taking a look at all the epistles in the New Testament. You are welcome to join the study/discussion at anytime! Andy Miller is leading the study. You can reach him here for Zoom login information, or to ask any questions that you may have about the study.

Grace's Sunday Bible Studies, Sunday School, Bible Cafe and Youth Confirmation Classes will resume soon! Please watch for more details about these!

The Grace Choir is currently making plans for its return! Watch for more information coming soon!

Tricia Visscher is putting together the after-service refreshment providers' list for fall soon! If you're interested in serving in this way, please reach out to Tricia at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org / 703-534-1719.

Please feel free to make use of Grace's pastoral care (private Communion, counseling, etc.). Pastor Satorius and I are more than willing to help you however we may be able to. Additionally, we have other volunteers who have stepped forward to offer a variety of kinds of assistance. Please don't hesitate to reach out!
 
Thank you for your continuing financial contributions to support Grace's ministries! If you would like to make a financial gift to Grace, you can do so by going to Grace's website gracefallschurch.org/giving. Or you can mail your gift to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

Thank you for taking the time to read this UPDATE!

May God continue to bless you with good health and hope in Jesus---
 
Pastor Kevin

September 11, 2021

They're back! What's back?

Truck and Toss. Truck and Toss is going on right now at Grace until 8:00 p.m.! Come on over and join the fun...while supporting a great ministry (Grace Christian Academy)!

Rally Day. A special Rally Day service will take place tomorrow at 11:15 a.m., followed by a free-of-charge catered meal (box lunches from Boston Market with all COVID food safety measures in place)! All of this will take place under a BIG TENT on the back lawn at Grace. You're invited!

Grace's Sunday Bible Studies, Sunday School, Bible Cafe and Youth Confirmation Classes will resume soon! Please watch for more details about these!

The Grace Choir is currently making plans for its return! Watch for more information coming soon!

Tricia Visscher is putting together the after-service refreshment providers' list for fall soon! If you're interested in serving in this way, please reach out to Tricia at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org / 703-534-1719.

Tomorrow, Grace will offer in-person worship at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:15 a.m.

Holy Communion will be celebrated at Monday Evening Worship (7:30 p.m. on Monday night).

Tomorrow Grace will ONLY LIVE STREAM THE 9:30 A.M. service (English Traditional). That live stream can be found at gracefallschurch.org/stream. Neither the 11:15 a.m. service or the 12:30 p.m. service will be live streamed tomorrow--on account of Rally Day.

You're invited to participate in a virtual Bible study on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. The Bible study is taking a look at all the epistles in the New Testament. You are welcome to join the study/discussion at anytime! Andy Miller is leading the study. You can reach him here for Zoom login information, or to ask any questions that you may have about the study.

Please feel free to make use of Grace's pastoral care (private Communion, counseling, etc.). Pastor Satorius and I are more than willing to help you however we may be able to. Additionally, we have other volunteers who have stepped forward to offer a variety of kinds of assistance. Please don't hesitate to reach out!
 
Thank you for your continuing financial contributions to support Grace's ministries! If you would like to make a financial gift to Grace, you can do so by going to Grace's website gracefallschurch.org/giving. Or you can mail your gift to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

Lastly, I'll be out of town Wednesday - Friday, September 15 - 17. I'll be participating in a Board for Home Missions Meeting at Grace's denominational headquarters in Wisconsin. If a situation arises in which you are in need of immediate in-person pastoral assistance, please contact Pastor Satorius at 703-677-7269.

Thank you for taking the time to read this UPDATE!

May God continue to bless you with good health and hope in Jesus---
 
Pastor Kevin

September 4, 2021

Dear Grace Family,

Good afternoon! I hope this message finds all of you well and enjoying this Labor Day holiday weekend!

Tomorrow, Grace will offer in-person worship at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

Holy Communion will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. worship.

Grace will also live stream tomorrow's worship at 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional), 11:15 a.m. (English Contemporary) and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish). You can find the English live streams at gracefallschurch.org/stream. The Spanish live stream can be found here.

You're invited to participate in a virtual Bible study on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. The Bible study is taking a look at all the epistles in the New Testament. You are welcome to join the study/discussion at anytime! Andy Miller is leading the study. You can reach him here for Zoom login information, or to ask any questions that you may have about the study.

Next Sunday, September 12, is RALLY DAY!!! Rally Day is a decades-long tradition at Grace! Unfortunately, Rally Day had to take a pause in 2020 on account of COVID, but Rally Day is back!

If you've never attended Rally Day, you might be wondering, "What is Rally Day?" Rally Day is a time for us rally around our Savior Jesus and rally around one another! We'll do this through special Rally Day-themed worship at 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. And, we'll have a special Rally Day Service under a tent on Grace's back lawn at 11:15 a.m. That service will be bilingual (English, Spanish) and also offer the voices of the students of Grace Christian Academy! Following the special service, there will be a catered meal and a moon bounce for kids!

There's nothing you need to do to sign up for Rally Day, simply come to one of the special services and enjoy time with your fellows brothers and sisters in the faith...rallying around Jesus and rallying around one another!

Next Saturday, September 11, is Truck & Toss!!! Truck & Toss is a food truck festival with craft beer tasting, a craft market, children’s activities, and a corn hole tournament. All proceeds from Truck & Toss benefit Grace Christian Academy.

Truck & Toss gives us a great opportunity to fulfill our mission “to reach out with loving Christian witness to all with whom we come into contact, especially those residing in the immediate neighborhood of our church.”  To that end, we are looking for volunteers to staff short shifts during the event for things like checking guests in, serving beverages, selling raffle tickets, set up, and clean up. If you’d like to help or want to learn more, please contact Julie Crain: jcrain@graceva.org | o703-534-5517 | c703-909-2070.  We are also looking for a few crafters to fill up our craft market, as well as a potential volunteer to staff a Thai Village table.

And don’t forget to buy your tickets! Use promo code “gracefamily” to get 25% off regular or VIP admission at www.truckandtoss.com.

Please feel free to make use of Grace's pastoral care (private Communion, counseling, etc.). Pastor Satorius and I are more than willing to help you however we may be able to. Additionally, we have other volunteers who have stepped forward to offer a variety of kinds of assistance. Please don't hesitate to reach out!
 
Thank you for your continuing financial contributions to support Grace's ministries! If you would like to make a financial gift to Grace, you can do so by going to Grace's website gracefallschurch.org/giving. Or you can mail your gift to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

Thank you for taking the time to read this UPDATE!

May God continue to bless you with good health and hope in Jesus---
 
Pastor Kevin