Weekly Updates

May 7, 2022


Dear Grace Family,

Good morning! I pray this message finds all of you well!

Today is the last day to purchase tickets for Grace Christian Academy's Gala--to be held on Sunday, May 15 at the McLean Hilton. If you've already purchased tickets, thank you so much for your financial support of GCA! If you still are planning to purchase tickets, there is less than 24 hours to do so! You may purchase your tickets here. The online silent auction has begun and can be accessed here! Please check out the great silent auction purchases that can be made to financially support GCA!

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.

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

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5-6.

Sunday School will meet tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet tomorrow in Classroom 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Bible Cafe will meet on Tuesday, May 10 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
Summer Bible Camp!!!

  • Summer Bible Camp (SBC) will take place June 20-24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • SBC is open to any child age 3-14. Register for SBC here.

  • Volunteers needed:

             --to provide 4 meals (lunches for 20 souls, dinners for 13) for SBC week. Meals
             can be prepared and delivered to Grace or “sponsored” ($ donated to provide a meal from a local
             restaurant)

Interested in providing housing or a meal for SBC? Please please contact Leigh Redfield at 703-966-2494 or leigheliza@gmail.com. Thank you!

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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

Tomorrow Pastor Satorius will lead worship and preach at Christ Lutheran Church, Columbia, MD.
 
Pastor Wattles is out of town today, returning from his daughter's college graduation. He'll be out of town next Saturday-Sunday at Martin Luther College's Assignment Day.
 
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

May 1, 2022

Dear Grace Family,

Good morning! I pray this message finds all of you well on this Lord's Day!

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

Communion will be offered at today's 9:30 a.m. service.

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

The Grace Choir will rehearse today at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5-6.

Sunday School will meet today in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet today in Classroom 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Bible Cafe will not meet on Tuesday, May 3. Bible cafe will resume on Tuesday, May 10 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
 
TONIGHT: A Congregational/Call Meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. This meeting will offer the usual quarterly congregational reports plus serve as a Call Meeting for staffing for Grace Christian Academy. Zoom login information will be sent this afternoon. You are invited to participate in this meeting!
 
There's still time to get your tickets to the Grace Christian Academy Gala! This is the school's largest fundraiser and we need your support. Tickets are available through May 7th. The online silent auction has begun! Items marked "Preview Only" will only be available at the in-person event. If you have any questions about the Gala, please contact Julie Crain. jcrain@graceva.org | (703) 909-2070.

Summer Bible Camp!!!

  • Summer Bible Camp (SBC) will take place June 20-24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • SBC is open to any child age 3-14. Register for SBC here.

  • Volunteers needed:

             --to provide 4 meals (lunches for 20 souls, dinners for 13) for SBC week. Meals
             can be prepared and delivered to Grace or “sponsored” ($ donated to provide a meal from a local
             restaurant)

Interested in providing housing or a meal for SBC? Please please contact Leigh Redfield at 703-966-2494 or leigheliza@gmail.com. Thank you!

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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

Today Pastor Satorius is leading worship and preaching at Christ Lutheran Church, Columbia, MD.

Staff Minister Kyle Heise, Vicar Koelpin, and Pastor Wattles Out of Town Monday – Wednesday. 
They will be attending a pastor-staff minister conference in Huntersville, NC.
 
Pastor Satorius Out of Town Monday - Wednesday. Pastor Satorius will be attending a Hispanic ministry conference in Denver.
 
Pastor Wattles Out of Town Thursday - Sunday. He will be attending his daughter's college graduation.
 
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


April 16, 2022

Dear Grace Family,

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

Tomorrow, we celebrate Jesus' resurrection! Grace will offer the following Easter services and activities:

Easter Sunrise Service: 6:30 a.m. (outdoors if weather permitting, otherwise inside)
     Easter Breakfast (provided by Grace's high school youth group--TORCH)
Easter Festival Services: 8:00 & 9:30 a.m.
     Easter Buffet: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Food items contributed by Grace members. Please bring an item(s) to
     share! Beverages will be provided.
Easter Contemporary Service: 11:15 a.m.
Spanish Easter Service: 12:30 p.m.
      
At the conclusion of the Spanish Easter Service will be a procession of the Easter floral cross, followed by an
      Easter egg hunt and meal.


Grace will live stream tomorrow's Easter services at 9:30 a.m. (English Festival Service), 11:15 a.m. (English Easter Contemporary Service), and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish Easter Service). You can find the English live streams at gracefallschurch.org/stream. You can find the Spanish live streams here.

Sunday School and the Sunday Bible Study will not meet tomorrow. Both will resume meeting on Sunday, April 24 at 9:30 a.m.

Bible Cafe will meet on Tuesday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Grace's Board of Elders will meet on Tuesday, April 19 via a virtual meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Congregational/Call Meeting on Sunday, May 1 at 6:00 p.m. At this meeting the usual quarterly reports will be offered. Additionally, this meeting will serve as a Call Meeting for Grace Christian Academy principal and teaching positions. Please watch for more information about the specifics of this Call Meeting.

The Grace Christian Academy Gala will take place on May 15th at the McLean Hilton. This fundraiser will include a silent auction cocktail reception, a three-course meal, live auction and entertainment. The keynote speakers are Steve and Sarah Schroeder and the event will wrap up with standup comedy by Shawn Reynolds. Tickets and a silent auction preview can be found at: www.gcagala.com.  

Summer Bible Camp!!!

  • Summer Bible Camp (SBC) will take place June 20-24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • SBC is open to any child age 3-14. Register for SBC here.
  • Volunteers needed:

           --A week of housing for 4 high school girls.
           --to provide 7 meals (lunches for 20 souls, dinners for 13) for SBC week. Meals
             can be prepared and delivered to Grace or “sponsored” ($ donated to provide a meal from a local
             restaurant)

Interested in providing housing or a meal for SBC? Please please contact Leigh Redfield at 703-966-2494 or leigheliza@gmail.com. Thank you!

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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

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

 

April 9, 2022

Dear Grace Family,

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

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.

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

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6.

Sunday School will meet tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet tomorrow in Classroom 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Bible Cafe will not meet on Tuesday, April 12. Bible Cafe will resume on Tuesday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
 
This Thursday, April 14, is Maundy Thursday. Grace will have a Maundy Thursday service that evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The service will also be live-streamed.

Friday, April 15, is Good Friday. Grace will offer two Good Friday Services: English at 7:00 p.m.; Spanish at 8:30 p.m. Both services will be held in-person in the Sanctuary and live-streamed.

Easter Sunday, April 17:
     Easter Sunrise Service: 6:30 a.m. (outdoors if weather permitting, otherwise inside)
     Easter Breakfast (provided by Grace's high school youth group--TORCH)
     Easter Festival Services: 8:00 & 9:30 a.m.
     Easter Buffet: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Food items contributed by Grace members.
          Please bring an item(s) to share! Beverages will be provided.
     Easter Contemporary Service: 11:15 a.m.
     Easter Spanish Service: 12:30 p.m.

Easter Altar Flowers Sponsorships: 
On Easter Sunday the church altar will be decorated with a variety of flowers. If you are interested in sponsoring flowers for the Easter Sunday altar, please sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall. The deadline to sign up is tomorrow, April 10.

Easter Cross: On Easter Sunday, a cross will be outside in front of the church (weather permitting; otherwise inside). You are invited to bring a flower and attach it to the cross before Easter worship as a symbol of Jesus’ victory over sin and death, and a representation of salvation for all people!

The Grace Christian Academy Gala will take place on May 15th at the McLean Hilton. This fundraiser will include a silent auction cocktail reception, a three-course meal, live auction and entertainment. The keynote speakers are Steve and Sarah Schroeder and the event will wrap up with standup comedy by Shawn Reynolds. Tickets and a silent auction preview can be found at: www.gcagala.com.  

Summer Bible Camp!!!

  • Summer Bible Camp (SBC) will take place June 20-24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • SBC is open to any child age 3-14. Register for SBC here.
  • Volunteers needed:

           --A week of housing for 4 high school girls.
           --to provide 7 meals (lunches for 20 souls, dinners for 13) for SBC week. Meals
             can be prepared and delivered to Grace or “sponsored” ($ donated to provide a meal from a local
             restaurant)

Interested in providing housing or a meal for SBC? Please please contact Leigh Redfield at 703-966-2494 or leigheliza@gmail.com. Thank you!

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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

I'm ending this UPDATE on a light-hearted, entertaining note. On March 10-13, GCA's 7th-8th graders traveled to Wisconsin to visit Luther Prep School, Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Wisconsin Lutheran College, and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Along with those visits, the 7th & 8th graders also participated in a basketball tournament along with many other Lutheran schools. One GCA parent and trip chaperone, Giovanni Lizama, filmed and produced an excellent short video of GCA's basketball adventure. Watching this video will not only put a smile on your face, but it will also offer an example of the excellent work GCA is doing in shaping young Christians. You can watch the video, titled "Cracked," here.

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



April 3, 2022
Dear Grace Family,

Good morning! I pray this message finds all of you well!

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

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

The Grace Choir will rehearse today at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6.

Sunday School will meet today in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet today in Classroom 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Bible Cafe will meet on Tuesday, April 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
 
The last Lenten Service will be this Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. You're invited to participate either in-person in the Sanctuary or via live-stream.
The last Lenten Supper will be on Wednesday, April 6, beginning at 6:15 p.m. The meal will be catered. You're invited to "come as you are" from work, school, home and enjoy the meal and fellowship!

Grace's Holy Week Worship Schedule:

Maundy Thursday, April 14: Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday, April 15: Good Friday Services: English at 7:00 p.m.; Spanish at 8:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 17:
     Easter Sunrise Service: 6:30 a.m. (outdoors if weather permitting, otherwise inside)
     Easter Breakfast (provided by Grace's high school youth group--TORCH)
     Easter Festival Services: 8:00 & 9:30 a.m.
     Easter Buffet: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Food items contributed by Grace members.
          Please bring an item(s) to share! Beverages will be provided.
     Easter Contemporary Service: 11:15 a.m.
     Easter Spanish Service: 12:30 p.m.

Easter Altar Flowers Sponsorships: 
On Easter Sunday the church altar will be decorated with a variety of flowers. If you are interested in sponsoring flowers for the Easter Sunday altar, please sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall. The deadline to sign up is April 10.

Easter Cross: On Easter Sunday, a cross will be outside in front of the church (weather permitting; otherwise inside). You are invited to bring a flower and attach it to the cross before Easter worship as a symbol of Jesus’ victory over sin and death, and a representation of salvation for all people!

Grace Christian Academy (GCA) Call News: Bill Tomlin has returned the Call to serve as GCA’s next principal. Please watch for more information on the next step in filling this ministry position.

The Grace Christian Academy Gala will take place on May 15th at the McLean Hilton. This fundraiser will include a silent auction cocktail reception, a three-course meal, live auction and entertainment. The keynote speakers are Steve and Sarah Schroeder and the event will wrap up with standup comedy by Shawn Reynolds. Tickets and a silent auction preview can be found at: www.gcagala.com.  

Summer Bible Camp!!!

  • Summer Bible Camp (SBC) will take place June 20-24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • SBC is open to any child age 3-14. Register for SBC here.

  • Volunteers needed:

           --A week of housing for 11 high school students + chaperones (Could you take 2, 
             3, or 4 high school students into your home for a week? A chaperone? What's
             involved? Providing a comfortable place to sleep and shower, daily breakfast, and
             a ride to SBC arriving by 8:00 a.m.)
           --to provide 11 meals (lunches for 20 souls, dinners for 13) for SBC week. Meals
              can be prepared and delivered  
              to Grace or “sponsored” ($ donated to provide a meal from a local restaurant)

Interested in providing housing or a meal for SBC? Please please contact Leigh Redfield at 703-966-2494 or leigheliza@gmail.com. Thank you!

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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

I'm ending this UPDATE on a light-hearted, entertaining note. On March 10-13, GCA's 7th-8th graders traveled to Wisconsin to visit Luther Prep School, Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Wisconsin Lutheran College, and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Along with those visits, the 7th & 8th graders also participated in a basketball tournament along with many other Lutheran schools. One GCA parent and trip chaperone, Giovanni Lizama, filmed and produced an excellent short video of GCA's basketball adventure. Watching this video will not only put a smile on your face, but it will also offer an example of the excellent work GCA is doing in shaping young Christians. You can watch the video, titled "Cracked," here.

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

March 26, 2022

Dear Grace Family,

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

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.

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

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6.

Sunday School will meet tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet in Classroom 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Bible Cafe will meet on Tuesday, March 29 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
 
There will be a Lenten Service on Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. You're invited to participate either in-person in the Sanctuary or via live-stream.
There will be a Lenten Supper on Wednesday, March 30, beginning at 6:15 p.m. The meal will be catered. You're invited to "come as you are" from work, school, home and enjoy the meal and fellowship!

Grace Christian Academy (GCA) Call News: Grace has called Bill Tomlin to serve as GCA’s next principal. Bill currently serves as principal of St. John’s Lutheran School, Lannon, WI. We pray on behalf of both of these men and their families—that God would bless them in the Call deliberation process, that the way ahead would be clear for them, and that God would grant them peace with their Call decisions.

Tickets are on sale for the Grace Christian Academy Gala! The Gala will be held in person on May 15th at the McLean Hilton. Details about the Gala, as well as a link to purchase tickets, can be found at: www.gcagala.com. The Gala is a critical source of funds for our school ministry, enabling us to provide an excellent Christian education to the children in our community.  Please consider supporting the school by attending!   

Summer Bible Camp!!!

  • Summer Bible Camp (SBC) will take place June 20-24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • SBC is open to any child age 3-14.

  • Registration will begin on March 28th.

  • Volunteers needed:

           --A week of housing for 11 high school students + chaperones (Could you take 2, 3, or 4 high school students into              your home for a week? A chaperone? What's involved? Providing a comfortable place to sleep and shower,
             daily breakfast, and a ride to SBC arriving by 8:00 a.m.)
           --to provide 11 meals (lunches for 20 souls, dinners for 13) for SBC week. Meals can be prepared and delivered  
              to Grace or “sponsored” ($ donated to provide a meal from a local restaurant)

           Interested in providing housing or a meal for SBC? Please please contact Leigh Redfield at 703-966-2494 or 
           leigheliza@gmail.com. Thank you!

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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

Finally, I will be out of town this week--Wednesday thru Friday--participating in a WELS Board for Home Missions Meeting. If a situation arises in which you need immediate pastoral assistance, please contact Pastor Satorius (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

March 20, 2022


Good morning! I pray this message finds all of you well!

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

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

The Grace Choir will rehearse today at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6.

Sunday School will meet today in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will not meet today. Sunday Bible Study will resume next Sunday.

Bible Cafe will meet on Tuesday, March 22 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
 
There will be a Lenten Service on Wednesday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. You're invited to participate either in-person in the Sanctuary or via live-stream.
There will be a Lenten Supper on Wednesday, March 23, beginning at 6:15 p.m. The meal will be catered. You're invited to "come as you are" from work, school, home and enjoy the meal and fellowship!

Grace Christian Academy (GCA) Call News: GCA's 5th & 6th grades’ teacher Matt Redfield has received a Call to teach grade 5 at Holy Trinity Lutheran School in Des Moines, WA. Grace has called Bill Tomlin to serve as GCA’s next principal. Bill currently serves as principal of St. John’s Lutheran School, Lannon, WI. We pray on behalf of both of these men and their families—that God would bless them in the Call deliberation process, that the way ahead would be clear for them, and that God would grant them peace with their Call decisions.

Save the date! The GCA Annual Gala will be held in person on May 15th at the McLean Hilton. Look for more details soon! Contact Julie Crain if you have any questions. jcrain@graceva.org | 703-909-2070. 

Summer Bible Camp!!!

  • Summer Bible Camp (SBC) will take place June 20-24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • SBC is open to any child age 3-14.

  • Registration will begin on March 28th.

  • Volunteers needed:

           --A week of housing for 11 high school students + chaperones (Could you take 2, 3, or 4 high school students into              your home for a week? A chaperone? What's involved? Providing a comfortable place to sleep and shower,
             daily breakfast, and a ride to SBC arriving by 8:00 a.m.)
           --to provide 11 meals (lunches for 20 souls, dinners for 13) for SBC week. Meals can be prepared and delivered  
              to Grace or “sponsored” ($ donated to provide a meal from a local restaurant)

           Interested in providing housing or a meal for SBC? Please please contact Leigh Redfield at 703-966-2494 or 
           leigheliza@gmail.com. Thank you!

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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

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


March 12, 2022
Dear Grace Family,

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

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.

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

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6.

Sunday School will meet tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom 4.

And speaking of tomorrow... Tomorrow is "Time Change Sunday." Remember to "spring" your clocks AHEAD one hour. I look forward to seeing you at your preferred service. Regarding today's snow/slush-fall, the Grace lot has already been plowed and ice melt has has been applied. The lot is in great condition for tomorrow!

Bible Cafe will meet on Tuesday, March 15 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
 
There will be a Lenten Service on Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. You're invited to participate either in-person in the Sanctuary or via live-stream.
There will be a Lenten Supper on Wednesday, March 16, beginning at 6:15 p.m. The meal will be catered. You're invited to "come as you are" from work, school, home and enjoy the meal and fellowship!

Grace Christian Academy (GCA) Call News: Last Sunday, GCA 5th & 6th grades’ teacher Matt Redfield received a Call to teach grade 5 at Holy Trinity Lutheran School in Des Moines, WA. Last Monday, Grace called Bill Tomlin to serve as GCA’s next principal. Bill currently serves as principal of St. John’s Lutheran School, Lannon, WI. We pray on behalf of both of these men and their families—that God would bless them in the Call deliberation process, that the way ahead would be clear for them, and that God would grant them peace with their Call decisions.

Save the date! The GCA Annual Gala will be held in person on May 15th at the McLean Hilton. Look for more details soon! Contact Julie Crain if you have any questions. jcrain@graceva.org | 703-909-2070. 

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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

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

March 5, 2022

Dear Grace Family,

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

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.

Communion will be offered at 9:30 a.m. worship.

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

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6.

Sunday School will meet tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom 4.

A GCA Principal Call Meeting will take place this Monday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m.
 The meeting will be held on Zoom. Login information will be sent on Monday. You're invited to participate!

Bible Cafe will meet on Tuesday, March 8 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
 
There will be a Lenten Service on Wednesday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. You're invited to participate either in-person in the Sanctuary or via live-stream.
There will be a Lenten Supper on Wednesday, March 9, beginning at 6:15 p.m. The meal will be catered. You're invited to "come as you are" from work, school, home and enjoy the meal and fellowship!

Save the date! The GCA Annual Gala will be held in person on May 15th at the McLean Hilton. Look for more details soon! Contact Julie Crain if you have any questions. jcrain@graceva.org | 703-909-2070. 

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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

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

February 26, 2022

Dear Grace Family,

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

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. In-person worship will be offered on Monday at 7:30 p.m. This will be the last Monday evening service, at least for a while. Please read more about this below.

Communion will be offered at 11:15 a.m. worship.

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

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6.

Sunday School will meet tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom 4.

Bible Cafe will not meet on Tuesday.

Midweek Lenten Services start this Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, March 2 and continue on Wednesdays through April 6. 
The start time for these services is 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited! The services will be in-person and live-streamed.

Information on Lenten Suppers: For several years Grace has offered suppers on Wednesday evenings during Lent. This year, on account of COVID, Grace will not offer a supper on Ash Wednesday. The Church Council will assess the situation on a weekly basis and Lenten suppers may be offered at some point this Lenten season. Please continue to watch for weekly updates on this.

Save the date! The GCA Annual Gala will be held in person on May 15th at the McLean Hilton. Look for more details soon! Contact Julie Crain if you have any questions. jcrain@graceva.org | 703-909-2070. 

New English Bible Information Classes to start in March! Bible Information Class presents the basic teachings of the Christian faith and the practices of the Lutheran church. These classes are helpful for people looking to find out more about the teachings of the Christian faith, interested in joining Grace, or simply would appreciate a "refresher" on the basic teachings of the Christian faith and the practices of the Lutheran church. If you are interested in finding out more about Bible Information Class, or would be interested in participating, please contact me.

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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

A Pause on Monday Evening Worship. On account of the very low participation at Monday Evening Worship since the start of COVID, the Grace Church Council has implemented a pause on Monday Evening Worship. This Monday's service (February 28, 2022) will be the last Monday evening service until further notice.

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

February 19, 2022

Dear Grace Family,

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

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. In-person worship will be offered on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Communion will be offered at 8:00 a.m. worship.

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

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6.

Sunday School will meet tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom 4.

Bible Cafe will not meet on Tuesday.

Midweek Lenten Services start on Ash Wednesday, March 2 and continue on Wednesdays through April 6. 
The start time for these services is 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited!

Save the date! The GCA Annual Gala will be held in person on May 15th at the McLean Hilton. Look for more details soon! Contact Julie Crain if you have any questions. jcrain@graceva.org | 703-909-2070. 

New English Bible Information Classes to start in March! Bible Information Class presents the basic teachings of the Christian faith and the practices of the Lutheran church. These classes are helpful for people looking to find out more about the teachings of the Christian faith, interested in joining Grace, or simply would appreciate a "refresher" on the basic teachings of the Christian faith and the practices of the Lutheran church. If you are interested in finding out more about Bible Information Class, or would be interested in participating, please contact me.

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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

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

 

February 12, 2022

Dear Grace Family,

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

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.

Communion will be offered at Monday Evening Worship (7:30 p.m. start time).

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

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6.

Sunday School will meet tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom 4.

The Bible Cafe Bible study/discussion group will meet on Tuesday, February 15, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

New English Bible Information Classes to start in March! Bible Information Class presents the basic teachings of the Christian faith and the practices of the Lutheran church. These classes are helpful for people looking to find out more about the teachings of the Christian faith, interested in joining Grace, or simply would appreciate a "refresher" on the basic teachings of the Christian faith and the practices of the Lutheran church. If you are interested in finding out more about Bible Information Class, or would be interested in participating, please contact me.

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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

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

February 5, 2022


Dear Grace Family,

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

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.

Communion will be offered at 9:30 a.m. worship.

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

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6.

Sunday School will meet tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom 4.

The Bible Cafe Bible study/discussion group will meet on Tuesday, February 8, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

New English Bible Information Classes to start soon! Bible Information Class presents the basic teachings of the Christian faith and the practices of the Lutheran church. These classes are helpful for people looking to find out more about the teachings of the Christian faith, interested in joining Grace, or simply would appreciate a "refresher" on the basic teachings of the Christian faith and the practices of the Lutheran church. If you are interested in finding out more about Bible Information Class, or would be interested in participating, please contact me.

The Branches of the Vine Spring Schedule Is Out! Branches of the Vine is Grace's 5th-8th grade youth group that focuses on community and communication while wholly being centered on Christ. BASHES (the group’s gatherings) start with dinner and games, followed by a devotion and then possibly more games depending on time. All 5th-8th graders are invited…and encouraged to bring a friend(s)!
     The spring schedule for BASHES can be found on the group’s communication app (GroupMe). If you are a parent of a 5th-8th grader and have not yet signed up, please do so here.

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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

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


January 29, 2022

Dear Grace Family,

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

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

Grace will live stream tomorrow's worship at 9:30 a.m. (International Sunday Service) and 11:15 a.m. (International Sunday Service). You can find the English live streams at gracefallschurch.org/stream.

TOMORROW IS INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY! International Sunday is Grace’s celebration of the Christian festival of Epiphany. Bilingual (Spanish/English) services will take place at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. The 8:00 a.m. service will be conducted as it usually is. The scholars of Grace Christian Academy will sing at the 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services. On account of precautions related to COVID, roughly half of the scholars will sing at the 9:30 a.m. service. Roughly the other half will sing at the 11:15 a.m. service. Also on account of precautions related to COVID, there will be no International Sunday meal.

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6.

Sunday School will meet tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom 4.

The Bible Cafe Bible study/discussion group will meet on Tuesday, January 25, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

New English Bible Information Classes to start soon! Bible Information Class presents the basic teachings of the Christian faith and the practices of the Lutheran church. These classes are helpful for people looking to find out more about the teachings of the Christian faith, interested in joining Grace, or simply would appreciate a "refresher" on the basic teachings of the Christian faith and the practices of the Lutheran church. If you are interested in finding out more about Bible Information Class, or would be interested in participating, please contact me.

The Branches of the Vine Spring Schedule Is Out! Branches of the Vine is Grace's 6th-8th grade youth group that focuses on community and communication while wholly being centered on Christ. BASHES (the group’s gatherings) start with dinner and games, followed by a devotion and then possibly more games depending on time. All 6th-8th graders are invited…and encouraged to bring a friend(s)!
     The spring schedule for BASHES can be found on the group’s communication app (GroupMe). If you are a parent of a 6th-8th grader and have not yet signed up, please do so here.

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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

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

January 22,2022

Dear Grace Family,

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

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.

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

Grace will 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.

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6.

Sunday School will meet tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom 4.

The Bible Cafe Bible study/discussion group will meet on Tuesday, January 25, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Participate in a virtual Financial Peace University class
 and learn a proven way to dump debt and build wealth. It’s not a joke or a get-rich-quick scheme. It’s a proven way of effectively handing money. The next class starts on Monday, January 24, at 7:30 p.m. If you are interested, please contact Bob Rebers at rebers@graceva.org.

NEXT SUNDAY: International Sunday. International Sunday, Grace’s celebration of the Christian festival of Epiphany, will be NEXT SUNDAY. There will be special worship services on this day, including special bilingual (Spanish/English) services at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. The scholars of Grace Christian Academy with last names A-M will sing at 9:30 a.m.  The scholars with last names N-Z will sing at 11:15 a.m. This year, on account of the COVID surge, there will be no International Sunday meal.

New English Bible Information Classes to start soon! Bible Information Class presents the basic teachings of the Christian faith and the practices of the Lutheran church. These classes are helpful for people looking to find out more about the teachings of the Christian faith, interested in joining Grace, or simply would appreciate a "refresher" on the basic teachings of the Christian faith and the practices of the Lutheran church. If you are interested in finding out more about Bible Information Class, or would be interested in participating, please contact me.

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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

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

January 16, 2022

Dear Grace Family,

Good morning! I pray this message finds all of well on this Lord's Day!

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

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

Grace will live stream today's worship at 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional) 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.

The Grace Choir will not rehearse today. Rehearsals will resume next Sunday.

Sunday School will meet today in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet today at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom 4.

The Bible Cafe Bible study/discussion group will meet on Tuesday, January 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Participate in a virtual Financial Peace University class
 and learn a proven way to dump debt and build wealth. It’s not a joke or a get-rich-quick scheme. It’s a proven way of effectively handing money. The next class starts on January 24, at 7:30 p.m. If you are interested, please contact Bob Rebers at rebers@graceva.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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

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

 

January 8, 2022
 

Dear Grace Family,

Good afternoon! I pray this message finds all of you warm, safe, and in good health at the end of this wintry week!

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.

Communion will be celebrated at Monday Evening Worship (Monday, January 10, service starts at 7:30 p.m.).

Grace will live stream tomorrow's worship at 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional) 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.

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5-6.

Sunday School will meet tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom 4.

The Bible Cafe Bible study/discussion group will meet on Tuesday, January 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Nicholas Bush has RETURNED the Call to serve as the next principal of Grace Christian Academy. That means that Nicholas will continue his service as principal of Salem Lutheran School in Milwaukee, WI. That also means that Grace will continue the search for a full time principal for GCA. Please stay tuned for further information on that....
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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

Finally, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Grace’s staff and called workers thank the congregation for your cards, kind greetings, delicious treats, and gifts during the Christmas season. The congregation showed Christian kindness and generosity. 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

January 2, 2022

Good morning! I pray this message finds all of you well on this second day of 2022!

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

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

Grace will live stream today's worship at 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional) 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.

The Grace Choir will not rehearse today. Rehearsals will resume on Sunday, January 9, 2022.

Sunday School will meet today in Classrooms 1 & 2 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet today at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom 4.

Monday Evening Worship resumes tomorrow, January 3, at 7:30 p.m.

The Bible Cafe Bible study/discussion group will meet on Tuesday, January 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Grace will hold its regularly scheduled January Voters Meeting this Wednesday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m.
 In addition to the regular ministry reports offered at this meeting, the congregation will need to adopt a financial plan for 2022 and elect church officers. You should have received an email with a draft of the 2022 Financial Plan for Grace. If you have not already done so, please read the proposed financial plan. If you have any questions or comments regarding the plan, please reach out to Grace's treasurer, Peter Kiesel. Peter's email is treasurer@gracefallschurch.org.

The Grace members nominated for election to church officer positions at the January 5 Voters Meeting are:

Congregational Chairman: Ted Brown
Congregational Secretary: Scott Meyer
Congregational Treasurer: Peter Kiesel
Congregational Financial Secretary: John Sciuto
Congregational Assistant Financial Secretary: Reese Hartmann
Board of Elders: Dale Orth, Augustin Kazakevicius
Board of Trustees: Tyler Satorius
Board of Christian Education: Jose Castellanos, Jim Partain

On Thursday, December 9, Grace called Nicholas Bush to serve as the next principal of Grace Christian Academy. Nicholas is currently serving as principal of Salem Lutheran School in Milwaukee, WI. Prior to Salem, he served at Lutheran Schools in California and Michigan. Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Martin Luther College, a Master of Science in Education from Concordia University-Mequon, WI, and is currently pursuing an  M.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He and his wife Melissa have been blessed with two children.

As Nicholas considers where God would have him serve in the teaching ministry, either continuing on in Milwaukee or coming alongside us here at Grace, we pray God's blessings on Nicholas' deliberations. May God give Melissa and him discernment and clarity. Our prayer is that Nicholas would accept Grace's Call and come and serve among us!
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 in a variety of ways:
 
--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 are available for pick-up now. If you are unable to pick up your offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.
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

December 18, 2021


Dear Grace Family,

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

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.

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

Grace will live stream tomorrow's worship at 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional) 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.

Sunday School will take place tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Children ages 4-6 will be in Classroom 2. Children age 7 through 6th grade will be in Classroom 1. All children--Grace member children and otherwise--are welcome at Sunday School!

Bible Study for ages 7th grade and up will take place tomorrow starting at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom 4.

The Grace Choir is on break. The Choir's next rehearsal will be on January 9, 2022. 

There will be no Monday Evening Worship on Monday, December 20 or Monday, December 27.


The Bible Cafe Bible study/discussion group will next meet on Tuesday, January 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

On Thursday, December 9, Grace called Nicholas Bush to serve as the next principal of Grace Christian Academy. Nicholas is currently serving as principal of Salem Lutheran School in Milwaukee, WI. Prior to Salem, he served at Lutheran Schools in California and Michigan. Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Martin Luther College, a Master of Science in Education from Concordia University-Mequon, WI, and is currently pursuing an  M.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He and his wife Melissa have been blessed with two children.

As Nicholas considers where God would have him serve in the teaching ministry, either continuing on in Milwaukee or coming alongside us here at Grace, we pray God's blessings on Nicholas' deliberations. May God give Melissa and him discernment and clarity. Our prayer is that Nicholas would accept Grace's Call and come and serve among us!

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 in a variety of ways:

--To give a one-time financial gift through Grace's Paypal account, go to gracefallschurch.org/donate and follow the instructions. You may use this resource to contribute financial gifts to Grace's general fund, the Grow Grace Building Fund, Year-End Match, or to make a memorial gift.

--To set up reoccurring electronic financial transaction gifts, go to gracefallschurch.org/giving and follow the instructions. 

--You may mail a financial gift by mailing it to Grace at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, Virginia, 22042.

--You may use an offering envelope to mail your financial gift to Grace via mail--or deposit the offering envelope in the collection plate when you come to worship at Grace. Grace provides offering envelopes to all members of the congregation and any friends of the congregation who desire offering envelopes. The offering envelopes for 2022 will be available at Grace starting next Sunday.

Grace's Christmas and New Year's worship schedule is as follows:
December 24 - Christmas Eve
5:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve Service
6:30 p.m. - Children's Christmas Concert
8:15 a.m. - Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

December 25 - Christmas Day
9:30 a.m. - Christmas Day Service

December 31 - New Year's Eve
7:00 p.m. - New Year's Eve Service with Communion
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

December 11, 2021


Dear Grace Family,

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

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

Communion will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. worship tomorrow and at Monday Evening Worship (starting at 7:30 p.m. on December 13).

Tomorrow's 11:15 a.m. service will offer the first presentation of the Children's Christmas Concert. The concert will be presented "live" in the sanctuary and you may attend in-person. The concert will also be live-streamed on Grace's Facebook page.

Grace will live stream tomorrow's worship at 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional) 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.

Sunday School will take place tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Children ages 4-6 will be in Classroom 2. Children age 7 through 6th grade will be in Classroom 1. All children--Grace member children and otherwise--are welcome at Sunday School!

Bible Study for ages 7th grade and up will take place tomorrow starting at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom 4.

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6.

The Bible Cafe Bible study/discussion group will meet on Tuesday, December 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The group is taking a brief overview of all the books of Bible--exploring one book per meeting. All are welcome to come!

Advent Service and Supper. During the Advent season of the Christian church year, it is Grace's custom to prepare for the joy of Christmas by gathering for special Advent services. The final Advent service for this year will be on Wednesday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited!  Prior to the Advent service, there will be a supper at 6:15 p.m. Please join us!  

On Thursday, December 9, Grace called Nicholas Bush to serve as the next principal of Grace Christian Academy. Nicholas is currently serving as principal of Salem Lutheran School in Milwaukee, WI. Prior to Salem, he served at Lutheran Schools in California and Michigan. Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Martin Luther College, a Master of Science in Education from Concordia University-Mequon, WI, and is currently pursuing an  M.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He and his wife Melissa have been blessed with two children.

As Nicholas considers where God would have him serve in the teaching ministry, either continuing on in Milwaukee or coming alongside us here at Grace, we pray God's blessings on Nicholas' deliberations. May God give Melissa and him discernment and clarity. Our prayer is that Nicholas would accept Grace's Call and come and serve among us!

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

December 4, 2021
 

Dear Grace Family,

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

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.

Grace will 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.

TOMORROW: Congregational Meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. In addition to ministry updates, a draft of the 2022 Financial Plan will be presented. You're invited to attend this meeting!

TOMORROW: No Communion at 9:30 a.m. worship. Instead, Communion at 9:30 a.m. worship will take place on Sunday, December 12. This “Communion-date-switch” is Grace’s historical practice when a Congregational Meeting takes place at the same time as a Communion service.

Sunday School will take place tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Children ages 4-6 will be in Classroom 2. Children age 7 through 6th grade will be in Classroom 1. All children--Grace member children and otherwise--are welcome at Sunday School!

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6.

The Bible Cafe Bible study/discussion group will meet on Tuesday, December 7, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The group is taking a brief overview of all the books of Bible--exploring one book per meeting. All are welcome to come!

Advent Services and Suppers During the Advent season of the Christian church year, it is Grace's custom to prepare for the joy of Christmas by gathering for special Advent services. These services will be held on Wednesday evenings (December 8 & 15) at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited!  Prior to the Advent services there are suppers at 6:15 p.m. Please join us!  

A GCA Principal Call Meeting will be Thursday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in-person at Grace and will also be offered on Zoom. A Zoom link for the meeting will be emailed on Thursday afternoon.

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! THANK YOU! THANK YOU to all those who helped with today's outdoor clean-up! A lot of productive work was accomplished in order to prepare Grace's grounds for winter. Special thanks to the chair of the Board of Trustees--Bill Hatzfeld--for organizing the event...and to Rob Skoog for the use of his pickup and trailer to move leaves and pine needles.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU to the many who contributed to Grace Christian Academy's Envelope Challenge fundraiser. Over $21,000 was donated to support the mission of GCA! This was the second largest amount of money ever given to support this annual fund drive. Special thanks to GCA's Development Manager--Julie Crain--for everything she did to make the event successful...and to all the GCA scholars for their efforts with the event as well!

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


Dear Grace Family,
November 27, 2021


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

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.

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

Grace will 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.

Sunday School will take place tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Children ages 4-6 will be in Classroom 2. Children age 7 through 6th grade will be in Classroom 1. All children--Grace member children and otherwise--are welcome at Sunday School!

Bible Study will meet tomorrow in Classroom 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Everyone 7th grade and older is welcome to attend!

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6.

The Bible Cafe Bible study/discussion group will meet on Tuesday, November 30, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The group is beginning a study that will take a brief overview look at all of the books of Bible--looking at one book per meeting. All are welcome to come!

A MATCHING OPPORTUNITY for GCA's Envelope Challenge Fundraiser!!! Thank you for your generosity in supporting the Grace Christian Academy Envelope Challenge Fundraiser! Your donation makes a big difference for this ministry! There's an exciting opportunity we have to DOUBLE FUTURE DONATONS! To help us reach goal of $20,000 raised for GCA through this fundraising effort, a generous donor has offered to match any donation made between now and December 1st - up to $2,000! You could double your impact with an additional donation to GCA! A gift of $100 would actually mean a $200 donation to the school. Donations can be made in-person, online at https://www.givinggrid.com/GraceChristianAcademy, or via mail: Grace Christian Academy Foundation, 3233 Annandale Rd., Falls Church VA 22042.

Advent Services and Suppers During the Advent season of the Christian church year, it is Grace's custom to prepare for the joy of Christmas by gathering for special Advent services. These services will be held on Wednesday evenings (December 1, 8 & 15) at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited!  Prior to the Advent services there are suppers at 6:15 p.m. Please join us!  

Congregational Meeting Grace’s regularly scheduled Congregational Meeting will take place next Sunday, December 5 at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. In addition to ministry updates, a draft of the 2022 Financial Plan will be presented. You're invited to attend this meeting!

No Communion at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 5. Communion at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 12. | This “Communion-date-switch” is Grace’s historical practice when a Congregational Meeting takes place at the same time as a Communion service.

GCA Principal Call Meeting Tuesday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. or Thursday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. will be the date for a GCA Principal Call Meeting. We are waiting confirmation from WELS on which date the Call Meeting will be. Please watch your email for confirmation on when this meeting will be held.

Grace's Annual "Leaf Raking Party": Saturday, December 4, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. All are welcome to come and help rake up the leaves at Grace! Some gloves and rakes will be available, but you are certainly welcome and encouraged to bring your own. This will be a fun fellowship and time of service. If the "party" has to be postponed on December 4th because of inclement weather, we will plan to rake at the same time the following Saturday (December 11). Please contact Bill Hatzfeld (hatzfeld@hotmail.com) with any questions that you may have. Thank you!

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

November 20, 2021

Dear Grace Family,

Good afternoon! I pray 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 "Service of Word & Sacrament) and 9:30 a.m. (using the full order of worship "Service of the Word"), 11:15 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

Tomorrow's 12:30 p.m. service will be a special one...as it will celebrate 15 years of God's blessings to Iglesia Luterana Gracia y Paz (Grace's Spanish-speaking ministry). You are invited to join your brothers and sisters in Jesus at this service in thanking God for his blessings! And, you are invited to stay after the service for food and fellowship!

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

Grace will 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.

Sunday School will take place tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Children ages 4-6 will be in Classroom 2. Children age 7 through 6th grade will be in Classroom 1. All children--Grace member children and otherwise--are welcome at Sunday School!

Bible Study will meet tomorrow in Classroom 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Everyone 7th grade and older is welcome to attend!

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6.

The Bible Cafe Bible study/discussion group will meet on Tuesday, November 23, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The group is beginning a study that will take a brief overview look at all of the books of Bible--looking at one book per meeting. All are welcome to come!

Tomorrow is the last day to participate in the Lutheran Military Support Group's AMMO Can Campaign! Lutheran Military Support Group (LMSG) is a partnership of ELS and WELS veterans who are working to grow awareness of, and bring Christian support to, military members and their families in our congregations and beyond. By placing your financial gift in the AMMO can located in the Fellowship Room, you are supporting the work of local congregations that are ministering to military families, the WELS chaplain program, the MCP (Military Contact Pastor) program training, and more. Questions? Visit www.lutheranmilitary.org. THANK YOU for supporting LMSG and standing shoulder-to-shoulder with those serving our nation!

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Tomorrow is also the last day to support the annual Thanksgiving Cornucopia, which will be on display at the front of church for the Thanksgiving services. If you'd like to support this activity that decorates the sanctuary for Thanksgiving, please sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall if you would like to contribute an item. If you would like to make a cash donation instead of bringing an item, please put your contribution in the blue box marked "Thanksgiving Cornucopia" or mail it to Grace (3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042).

Thanksgiving Services at Grace: Grace will offer three in-person Thanksgiving services (the first two in English; the third in Spanish). The first service will be on Wednesday, November 14, starting at 7:00 p.m. The English Thanksgiving Day service will start at 9:30 a.m., with the Spanish Thanksgiving Service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Both Thanksgiving Day services will be live streamed.

Grace's Annual "Leaf Raking Party": Saturday, December 4, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. All are welcome to come and help rake up the leaves at Grace! Some gloves and rakes will be available, but you are certainly welcome and encouraged to bring your own. This will be a fun fellowship and time of service. If the "party" has to be postponed on December 4th because of inclement weather, we will plan to rake at the same time the following Saturday (December 11). Please contact Bill Hatzfeld (hatzfeld@hotmail.com) with any questions that you may have. Thank you!

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

November 13, 2021

Dear Grace Family,

Good afternoon! I pray 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.

Communion will be celebrated at Monday Evening Worship on Monday, November 15, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Grace will 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.

Sunday School will take place tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Children ages 4-6 will be in Classroom 2. Children age 7 through 6th grade will be in Classroom 1. All children--Grace member children and otherwise--are welcome at Sunday School!

Reunion Bible Study will meet tomorrow in Classroom 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Everyone 7th grade and older is welcome to attend!

God's Word for God's People Bible Study will take place via Zoom tomorrow. You are welcome to join the study/discussion! 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.

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6. Past singers, new singers--and anyone even remotely thinking about singing with the Grace Choir--are welcome to come!

The Bible Cafe Bible study/discussion group will meet on Tuesday, November 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The group is beginning a study that will take a brief overview look at all of the books of Bible--looking at one book per meeting. All are welcome to come!

Veterans Day was this past Thursday, November 11. Please consider supporting the Lutheran Military Support Group's AMMO Can Campaign! Lutheran Military Support Group (LMSG) is seeking donations in support of our military men, women and their families. LMSG, a partnership of ELS and WELS veterans, is working to grow awareness of and bring Christian support to military members and their families in our congregations and beyond. By placing your gift in the AMMO can located in the Fellowship Room, you are supporting the work of local congregations that are ministering to military families, the WELS chaplain program, and the MCP (Military Contact Pastor) program training and more. Questions? Visit www.lutheranmilitary.org. THANK YOU for supporting LMSG and standing shoulder-to-shoulder with those serving our nation!

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Items are needed for the annual Thanksgiving Cornucopia, which will be on display at the front of church for Thanksgiving services. Please sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall if you would like to contribute an item. If you would like to make a cash donation instead of bringing an item, please put your contribution in the blue box marked "Thanksgiving Cornucopia" or mail it to Grace (3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042).

Thanksgiving Services at Grace: Grace will offer three in-person Thanksgiving services (the first two in English; the third in Spanish). The first service will be on Wednesday, November 14, starting at 7:00 p.m. The English Thanksgiving Day service will start at 9:30 a.m., with the Spanish Thanksgiving Service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Both Thanksgiving Day services will be live streamed.

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 have received a Call to serve as a member of a missionary team in Africa, home-basing out of Lusaka, Zambia. The purpose of this missionary team is to work with African individuals, groups, congregations, and denominations who want to consider partnering with WELS in gospel ministry in Africa. The Call would also involve some mentoring of African pastors and congregations. As in the past when I have weighed Calls to other ministries in light of my Call at Grace, I welcome anything that you have to share with me; and I request your prayers for awareness to God's guidance during this time of consideration of future ministry.

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

November 6, 2021

Dear Grace Family,

Good afternoon! I hope this message finds all of you well on this beautiful fall day!

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

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

In-person Monday Evening Worship will take place on Monday, November 8, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Tonight we turn our clocks back one hour. Yes, it's "Fall Time-Change Sunday" tomorrow!

Grace will 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.

Sunday School will take place tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Children ages 4-6 will be in Classroom 2. Children age 7 through 6th grade will be in Classroom 1. All children--Grace member children and otherwise--are welcome at Sunday School!

Reunion Bible Study will meet tomorrow in Classroom 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Everyone 7th grade and older is welcome to attend!

God's Word for God's People Bible Study will take place via Zoom tomorrow. You are welcome to join the study/discussion! 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.

The Grace Choir will rehearse tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6. Past singers, new singers--and anyone even remotely thinking about singing with the Grace Choir--are welcome to come!

The Bible Cafe Bible study/discussion group will meet on Tuesday, November 9, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The group is beginning a study that will take a brief overview look at all of the books of Bible--looking at one book per meeting. All are welcome to come!

Veterans Day is this Thursday, November 11! Please consider supporting the Lutheran Military Support Group's AMMO Can Campaign! Lutheran Military Support Group (LMSG) is seeking donations in support of our military men, women and their families. LMSG, a partnership of ELS and WELS veterans, is working to grow awareness of and bring Christian support to military members and their families in our congregations and beyond. By placing your gift in the AMMO can located in the Fellowship Room, you are supporting the work of local congregations that are ministering to military families, the WELS chaplain program, and the MCP (Military Contact Pastor) program training and more. Questions? Visit www.lutheranmilitary.org. THANK YOU for supporting LMSG and standing shoulder-to-shoulder with those serving our nation!

Thanksgiving Cornucopia Items are needed for the annual Thanksgiving Cornucopia, which will be on display at the front of church for Thanksgiving services. Please sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall if you would like to contribute an item. If you would like to make a cash donation instead of bringing an item, please put your contribution in the blue box marked "Thanksgiving Cornucopia" or mail it to Grace (3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042).

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 have received a Call to serve as a member of a missionary team in Africa, home-basing out of Lusaka, Zambia. The purpose of this missionary team is to work with African individuals, groups, congregations, and denominations who want to consider partnering with WELS in gospel ministry in Africa. The Call would also involve some mentoring of African pastors and congregations. As in the past when I have weighed Calls to other ministries in light of my Call at Grace, I welcome anything that you have to share with me; and I request your prayers for awareness to God's guidance during this time of consideration of future ministry.

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 30, 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. and 9:30 a.m. (using the full order of worship "Common Service" at both services), 11:15 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

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.

Sunday School will take place tomorrow in Classrooms 1 & 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Children age 4-2nd grade will be in Classroom 2. 3rd-6th graders will be in Classroom 1. All children--Grace member children and otherwise--are welcome at Sunday School!

Reunion Bible Study will meet tomorrow in Classroom 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Everyone 7th grade and older are welcome to attend!

God's Word for God's People Bible Study will take place via Zoom tomorrow. The Bible study is taking a look at all the epistles in the New Testament. You are welcome to join the study/discussion! 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.

The Grace Choir will have an informational meeting tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5 & 6. Past singers, new singers--and anyone even remotely thinking about singing with the Grace Choir--are welcome to come to this informational meeting!

The Bible Cafe Bible study/discussion group will resume meeting on Tuesday, November 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

Mitchell Giovannettone, whom Grace called to serve as the next principal of Grace Christian Academy, has RETURNED Grace's Call. Therefore, the search for a full-time principal for GCA continues. Please watch for more information about another Call Meeting for a full-time principal for 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 am letting you know that on Wednesday evening I received a Call to serve as a member of a missionary team in Africa, home-basing out of Lusaka, Zambia. The purpose of this missionary team is to work with African individuals, groups, congregations, and denominations who want to consider partnering with WELS in gospel ministry in Africa. The Call would also involve some mentoring of African pastors and congregations. As in the past when I have weighed Calls to other ministries in light of my Call at Grace, I welcome anything that you have to share with me; and I request your prayers for awareness to God's guidance during this time of consideration of future ministry.

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 23, 2021

Dear Grace Family,

Good morning! 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 "Morning Praise" at both services), 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.

Soccer at Grace! Tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.! Tomorrow Grace is renewing the fun of soccer on the large green space at Grace! Come on out at 2:00 p.m. and join in!

On October 10, Grace called Mitchell Giovannettone to serve as the next principal of Grace Christian Academy. Mitchell is currently serving as a teacher at St. Paul Lutheran School in Lake Mills, WI. He is finishing his Master's Degree in Education Administration and the WELS Principal Mentorship Program.

As Mitchell considers where God would have him serve in the teaching ministry, either continuing on in Lake Mills or coming alongside us here at Grace, we pray God's blessings on Mitchell's deliberations. May God give Marissa and him discernment and clarity. Our prayer is that Mitchell would accept Grace's Call and come and serve among us!

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

October 16, 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. and 9:30 a.m. (using the full order of worship "Common Service" at both services), 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.

Last Sunday, Grace called Mitchell Giovannettone to serve as the next principal of Grace Christian Academy. Mitchell is currently serving as a teacher at St. Paul Lutheran School in Lake Mills, WI. He is finishing his Master's Degree in Education Administration and the WELS Principal Mentorship Program. This past Monday, Mitchell and his wife Marissa were blessed with the birth of their first child, a daughter. It's been an exciting week for the Giovannettone family!

As Mitchell considers where God would have him serve in the teaching ministry, either continuing on in Lake Mills or coming alongside us here at Grace, we pray God's blessings on Mitchell's deliberations. May God give Marissa and him discernment and clarity. Our prayer is that Mitchell would accept Grace's Call and come and serve among us!

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 am out of town this weekend. In my role with the WELS Board for Home Missions, I am working with our WELS congregation in Barre, VT. If a situation arises in which you are in need of immediate pastoral assistance, please reach out to Pastor Satorius (703-677-7269).

Pastor Satorius, Vicar Josh Koelpin, Staff Minister Kyle Heise and I will be attending a pastor-staff minister conference in Raleigh, NC on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. If you need to contact any of us, the best way to do so will be via our cell phones (either call or text).

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 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