Weekly Updates

December 3, 2022


Good afternoon! I pray this UPDATE finds you well!

Tomorrow Grace will worship with English traditional services at 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. An English contemporary service will be offered at 11:15 a.m. A Spanish service will take place at 12:30 p.m.

Tomorrow's 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional Service), 11:15 a.m. (English Contemporary Service), and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish Service) services will be live streamed. You can find the English livestreams at gracefallschurch.org/stream. You can find the Spanish livestreams here.

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

Tomorrow Sunday School for children ages 3-6th grade will meet in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will not meet tomorrow on account of the Congregational Meeting at 9:30 a.m.

A Congregational Meeting is planned for tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. In addition to ministry updates, a draft of the 2023 Financial Plan will be presented. Please make plans to attend the Congregational Meeting and participate in the workings of your congregation!

On account of the Congregational Meeting taking place tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. (at the same time as the 9:30 Communion service), Communion will not be celebrated at the 9:30 service tomorrow, but rather at the 9:30 service on Sunday, December 11. Moving the celebration of Communion at the 9:30 service to the following Sunday has been Grace's usual practice when a Congregational Meeting takes place at the same time as the 9:30 Communion service.

On Monday, Youth Confirmation Class will meet at Grace and online, starting at 5:45 p.m.,

On Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, Grace Parent University will host a viewing of, and discussion about, Screenagers: Next Chapter. Pre-COVID, Grace hosted the viewing of Screenagers. That was very well received by the Grace community, as well as the community at-large. Screenagers: Next Chapter is the sequel to the original Screenagers. This film deals with pre-teen and teen anxiety and depression--which have skyrocketed in recent years. The film offers solutions and strategies to help parents support their children's mental wellness. Following the showing of Screenagers: Next Generation, GCA's school counselor, Renae Smith, will facilitate a discussion of the presentation.

Bible Cafe will meet on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the entrance to the Sanctuary.

Grace's Board of Elders will meet via Zoom on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday evening will offer a catered Advent Supper at 6:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Room, followed by an Advent service at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. The service will be live-streamed.

Children’s Christmas Concert next Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Next Sunday at 11:15 a.m. brings the offering of beautiful Christmas songs and anthems. The Bible’s account of the birth of the Savior of the World—Jesus Christ—will also be shared. You are invited to attend what promises to be a wonderful event! Bring a friend or two! This concert will also be presented on Christmas Eve at 6:30 p.m.

THANK YOU for supporting the GCA Envelope Fundraiser! This year’s GCA’s Envelope Fundraiser brought donations of close to $20,000! Thank you so much to the many people who contributed!

You’re invited to participate in Prayer Partners! What is Prayer Partners? Prayer Partners is a layperson-facilitated prayer group. Hebrews 10:24-25 encourages us to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” and to encourage each other. James 5:16 directs us to “pray for each other.” It is in the spirit of these verses and Christian love that Prayer Partners is initiated.
 
Want to talk and pray with someone in a quiet place on Sunday mornings? Stop by the Prayer Partners Room (Berean Room).
 
Feel moved to “be there” with prayer for a fellow Christian? Sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall to “staff” the Prayer Partners Room. Have questions? Please reach out to Nathanael Dyjak.

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, or make a contribution to help with humanitarian aid in Puerto Rico.

--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. If you would like offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

Finally, as I mentioned in last Saturday's UPDATE, I received a Call to serve as the lead pastor of a multi-site ministry about an hour east of Los Angeles--Crown of Life Lutheran Church. Crown of Life has three campuses, each with its own pastor (one of them being Grace's former vicar--Ben Zak). In addition to serving as the campus pastor at Crown of Life--Yucaipa, I would also coordinate and lead the ministries that the three campuses carry out together. As always whenever I have had a Call to another ministry to consider, I humbly ask for your prayers--prayers that God bless the Call deliberation process with clarity; and that his will be done. Additionally, I welcome anything that you might want to share with me as I consider whether to continue in the ministry at Grace, or move to serve as a part of Crown of Life's 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 26, 2022

Good evening! I pray this UPDATE finds you well!

Tomorrow Grace will worship with English traditional services at 8:00 and 9:30 a.m. An English contemporary service will be offered at 11:15 a.m. A Spanish service will take place at 12:30 p.m.

Tomorrow's 11:15 a.m. service will offer Communion.

Tomorrow's 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional Service), 11:15 a.m. (English Contemporary Service), and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish Service) services will be live streamed. You can find the English livestreams at gracefallschurch.org/stream. You can find the Spanish livestreams here.

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

Tomorrow Sunday School for children ages 3-6th grade will meet in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m.

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

On Monday, Youth Confirmation Class will meet at Grace and online, starting at 5:45 p.m.

Bible Cafe will not meet on Tuesday.

There will be a Church Council Meeting on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. (via Zoom).

Wednesday evening will offer an Advent Supper at 6:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Room, followed by an Advent service at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. The service will be live-streamed.

Next Sunday, December 4, there will be a Congregational Meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. In addition to the usual reports and updates being offered, this meeting will also offer participants a preview of the 2023 Draft Financial Plan for Grace. Please consider attending the meeting, as there will be important information shared about your church--and its future.

On account of the Congregational Meeting taking place next Sunday at 9:30 a.m. (the same time as the 9:30 Communion service), Communion will not be celebrated at the 9:30 service next Sunday, but rather at the 9:30 service on Sunday, December 11. Moving the celebration of Communion at the 9:30 service to the following Sunday has been Grace's usual practice when a Congregational Meeting takes place at the same time as the 9:30 Communion service.

You’re invited to participate in Prayer Partners! What is Prayer Partners? Prayer Partners is a layperson-facilitated prayer group. Hebrews 10:24-25 encourages us to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” and to encourage each other. James 5:16 directs us to “pray for each other.” It is in the spirit of these verses and Christian love that Prayer Partners is initiated.
 
Want to talk and pray with someone in a quiet place on Sunday mornings? Stop by the Prayer Partners Room (Berean Room).
 
Feel moved to “be there” with prayer for a fellow Christian? Sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall to “staff” the Prayer Partners Room. Have questions? Please reach out to Nathanael Dyjak.



The above picture shows the 2022 GCA Envelope Fundraiser display in the parking lot entrance at Grace. It features the words of Colossians 3:12,14 (part of GCA’s school year theme verses), as well as stylized pictures of the scholars. This is GCA’s last major fundraiser for 2022. The goal is to raise $20,000 for GCA’s Tuition Assistance Program. Instructions for how to make a financial contribution to the Envelope Fundraiser are by the display. If you prefer to make a financial contribution to the fundraiser online, a link is here. If you have questions, please contact Julie Crain at school@graceva.org. Thank you for your support and for your continued prayers for GCA’s ministry!

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, or make a contribution to help with humanitarian aid in Puerto Rico.

--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. If you would like offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

Finally, please allow me to share a couple personal things. First, earlier this week I received a Call to serve as the lead pastor of a multi-site ministry about an hour east of Los Angeles--Crown of Life Lutheran Church. Crown of Life has three campuses, each with its own pastor (one of them being Grace's former vicar--Ben Zak). In addition to serving as the campus pastor at Crown of Life--Yucaipa, I would also coordinate and lead the ministries that the three campuses carry out together. As always whenever I have had a Call to another ministry to consider, I humbly ask for your prayers--prayers that God bless the Call deliberation process with clarity; and that his will be done. Additionally, I welcome anything that you might want to share with me as I consider whether to continue in the ministry at Grace, or move to serve as a part of Crown of Life's ministry.

Secondly, I won't be seeing you at Grace tomorrow. I'm in Lincoln, Nebraska (where my parents live) helping my mother transition my father to hospice care. I plan to be back at Grace on Tuesday and worshiping with you at the Advent service on Wednesday evening.

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 12, 2022

Good morning! I pray this UPDATE finds you well!
 
This Week at Grace
Today         8:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
                   9:00 a.m. Grace Choir Rehearsal
                   9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
                   9:30 a.m. Sunday School
                   9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study
                   11:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship
                   12:30 p.m. Servicio de adoración
                   1:45 p.m. Estudio Biblico
Monday      5:45 p.m. Youth Confirmation Class
Tuesday      9:30 a.m. Bible Café
Saturday     7:00 a.m. Board of Christian Education Meeting
                     9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Grace Leaf-Raking Party
Next Sunday       8:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
                             9:00 a.m. Grace Choir Rehearsal
                             9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
                             9:30 a.m. Sunday School
                             9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study
                             11:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship
                             12:30 p.m. Servicio de adoración
                             1:45 p.m. Estudio Biblico
                                          
Today's 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional Service), 11:15 a.m. (English Contemporary Service), and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish Service) services will be live streamed. You can find the English livestreams at gracefallschurch.org/stream. You can find the Spanish livestreams here.

LEAF-RAKING PARTY ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH!!! Bring a rake, some gloves, and join in the outdoor fun! 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Special Thanksgiving Services: Grace will offer Thanksgiving services on Wednesday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m., and on Thursday, November 24 at 9:30 a.m. (live-streamed).

Thanksgiving Cornucopia. Items are needed for the 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 be willing 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.” Thank you!

You’re invited to participate in Prayer Partners! What is Prayer Partners? Prayer Partners is a layperson-facilitated prayer group. Hebrews 10:24-25 encourages us to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” and to encourage each other. James 5:16 directs us to “pray for each other.” It is in the spirit of these verses and Christian love that Prayer Partners is initiated.
 
Want to talk and pray with someone in a quiet place on Sunday mornings? Stop by the Prayer Partners Room (Berean Room).
 
Feel moved to “be there” with prayer for a fellow Christian? Sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall to “staff” the Prayer Partners Room. Have questions? Please reach out to Nathanael Dyjak.



The above picture shows the 2022 GCA Envelope Fundraiser display in the parking lot entrance at Grace. It features the words of Colossians 3:12,14 (part of GCA’s school year theme verses), as well as stylized pictures of the scholars. This is GCA’s last major fundraiser for 2022. The goal is to raise $20,000 for GCA’s Tuition Assistance Program. Instructions for how to make a financial contribution to the Envelope Fundraiser are by the display. If you prefer to make a financial contribution to the fundraiser online, a link is here. If you have questions, please contact Julie Crain at school@graceva.org. Thank you for your support and for your continued prayers for GCA’s ministry!

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, or make a contribution to help with humanitarian aid in Puerto Rico.

--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. If you would like offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

Lastly, I won't be at Grace today. I'm in Barre, VT helping Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church plan and prepare for the congregation's future ministry. I look forward to being back at Grace next Sunday!

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 5, 2022
 

Good afternoon! I pray this UPDATE finds you well!

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 a.m. tonight, so we'll set our clocks BACK an hour and see each other for worship tomorrow at 8:00 a.m., or 9:30 a.m., or 11:15 a.m., or 12:30 p.m.

Tomorrow's 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional Service), 11:15 a.m. (English Contemporary Service), and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish Service) services will be live streamed. You can find the English livestreams at gracefallschurch.org/stream. You can find the Spanish livestreams here.

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

Tomorrow Sunday School for children ages 3-6th grade will meet in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will not meet tomorrow. Sunday Bible Study will resume on Sunday, November 13th at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom 4.

THIS THURSDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 10TH: Renewanation Information Seminar. Support Christian Education in Virginia! You can have a say in how your tax dollars are used while reducing your tax liability by as much as 65-105% by participating in the Virginia Education Improvement Tax Credit Program. Grace Christian Academy has already benefited from donations made through the Renewanation Foundation. Learn more at a special information seminar via Zoom on Thursday, November 10TH at 7:00 pm. (Feel free to invite your accountant or financial advisor, too.) In order to receive a Zoom link, please email Julie Crain at school@graceva.org.

LEAF-RAKING PARTY ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH!!! Bring a rake, some gloves, and join in the outdoor fun! 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

You’re invited to participate in Prayer Partners! What is Prayer Partners? Prayer Partners is a layperson-facilitated prayer group. Hebrews 10:24-25 encourages us to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” and to encourage each other. James 5:16 directs us to “pray for each other.” It is in the spirit of these verses and Christian love that Prayer Partners is initiated.
 
Want to talk and pray with someone in a quiet place on Sunday mornings? Stop by the Prayer Partners Room (Berean Room).
 
Feel moved to “be there” with prayer for a fellow Christian? Sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall to “staff” the Prayer Partners Room. Have questions? Please reach out to Nathanael Dyjak.



The above picture shows the 2022 GCA Envelope Fundraiser display in the parking lot entrance at Grace. It features the words of Colossians 3:12,14 (part of GCA’s school year theme verses), as well as stylized pictures of the scholars. This is GCA’s last major fundraiser for 2022. The goal is to raise $20,000 for GCA’s Tuition Assistance Program. Instructions for how to make a financial contribution to the Envelope Fundraiser are by the display. If you prefer to make a financial contribution to the fundraiser online, a link is here. If you have questions, please contact Julie Crain at school@graceva.org. Thank you for your support and for your continued prayers for GCA’s ministry!

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, or make a contribution to help with humanitarian aid in Puerto Rico.

--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. If you would like 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

October 30, 2022

Good evening! I pray this UPDATE finds you well!

TOMORROW Grace will offer worship at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

Tomorrow's 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional Service), 11:15 a.m. (English Contemporary Service), and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish Service) services will be live streamed. You can find the English livestreams at gracefallschurch.org/stream. You can find the Spanish livestreams here.

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

Tomorrow Sunday School for children ages 3-6th grade will meet in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m.

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

LEAF-RAKING PARTY ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12!!! Bring a rake, some gloves, and join in the outdoor fun! 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

You’re invited to participate in Prayer Partners! What is Prayer Partners? Prayer Partners is a layperson-facilitated prayer group. Hebrews 10:24-25 encourages us to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” and to encourage each other. James 5:16 directs us to “pray for each other.” It is in the spirit of these verses and Christian love that Prayer Partners is initiated.
 
Want to talk and pray with someone in a quiet place on Sunday mornings? Stop by the Prayer Partners Room (Berean Room).
 
Feel moved to “be there” with prayer for a fellow Christian? Sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall to “staff” the Prayer Partners Room. Have questions? Please reach out to Nathanael Dyjak.

Humanitarian Aid for Puerto Rico. On September 18, Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico causing extensive damage. For years, Grace has had a close relationship with the people of Puerto Rico on account of Grace’s special relationship with the Lutheran Church of Puerto Rico. Pastor Satorius used to serve that ministry. He currently serves as a liaison between our denomination (WELS) and the Lutheran Church of Puerto Rico. Additionally, earlier this year members of Grace’s Hispanic ministry went to Puerto Rico on a mission trip. For these reasons, and as an expression of what Jesus was talking about when he commanded us to “love others,” Grace is collecting financial gifts to help the people of Puerto Rico recover from the effects of Hurricane Fiona. This is a humanitarian aid collection. If you are moved to contribute to it, you may: write a check to “Grace Lutheran Church” and place it in the collection plate or mail it to Grace (please write “For Puerto Rico” in the memo line). All contributions received will be used for humanitarian aid in Puerto Rico.

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, or make a contribution to help with humanitarian aid in Puerto Rico.

--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. If you would like 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

October 22, 2022

Good afternoon! I pray this UPDATE finds you well!

TOMORROW at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Room is a Congregational Meeting. I encourage you to attend. Why? To receive updates on the various ministries of Grace--and how Grace is doing financially. Additionally, you can ask questions and participate in any discussions that may take place. Grace is your congregation! Tomorrow's congregational meeting is an opportunity for you to be involved in it!

TOMORROW Grace will offer 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's 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional Service), 11:15 a.m. (English Contemporary Service), and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish Service) services will be live streamed. You can find the English livestreams at gracefallschurch.org/stream. You can find the Spanish livestreams here.

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

Tomorrow Sunday School for children ages 3-6th grade will meet in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will NOT meet tomorrow. It will resume next Sunday.

You’re invited to participate in Prayer Partners! What is Prayer Partners? Prayer Partners is a layperson-facilitated prayer group. Hebrews 10:24-25 encourages us to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” and to encourage each other. James 5:16 directs us to “pray for each other.” It is in the spirit of these verses and Christian love that Prayer Partners is initiated.
 
Want to talk and pray with someone in a quiet place on Sunday mornings? Stop by the Prayer Partners Room (Berean Room).
 
Feel moved to “be there” with prayer for a fellow Christian? Sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall to “staff” the Prayer Partners Room. Have questions? Please reach out to Nathanael Dyjak.

Humanitarian Aid for Puerto Rico. On September 18, Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico causing extensive damage. For years, Grace has had a close relationship with the people of Puerto Rico on account of Grace’s special relationship with the Lutheran Church of Puerto Rico. Pastor Satorius used to serve that ministry. He currently serves as a liaison between our denomination (WELS) and the Lutheran Church of Puerto Rico. Additionally, earlier this year members of Grace’s Hispanic ministry went to Puerto Rico on a mission trip. For these reasons, and as an expression of what Jesus was talking about when he commanded us to “love others,” Grace is collecting financial gifts to help the people of Puerto Rico recover from the effects of Hurricane Fiona. This is a humanitarian aid collection. If you are moved to contribute to it, you may: write a check to “Grace Lutheran Church” and place it in the collection plate or mail it to Grace (please write “For Puerto Rico” in the memo line). All contributions received will be used for humanitarian aid in Puerto Rico.

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, or make a contribution to help with humanitarian aid in Puerto Rico.

--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. If you would like 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

October 15, 2022

 

Good evening! What a beautiful day weather-wise with which the Lord blessed us! I pray this UPDATE finds you well.

TOMORROW Grace will offer worship at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.

Tomorrow's 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional Service), 11:15 a.m. (English Contemporary Service), and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish Service) services will be live streamed. You can find the English livestreams at gracefallschurch.org/stream. You can find the Spanish livestreams here.

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

Tomorrow Sunday School for children ages 3-6th grade will meet in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m.

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

You’re invited to participate in Prayer Partners! What is Prayer Partners? Prayer Partners is a layperson-facilitated prayer group. Hebrews 10:24-25 encourages us to “spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” and to encourage each other. James 5:16 directs us to “pray for each other.” It is in the spirit of these verses and Christian love that Prayer Partners is initiated.
 
Want to talk and pray with someone in a quiet place on Sunday mornings? Stop by the Prayer Partners Room (Berean Room).
 
Feel moved to “be there” with prayer for a fellow Christian? Sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall to “staff” the Prayer Partners Room. Have questions? Please reach out to Nathanael Dyjak.

Karen Trimmer's Obituary. In last Sunday's services, Grace congregation prayed for Karen Trimmer; who only a few weeks ago was diagnosed with a very aggressive kind of cancer that had spread throughout much of her body. Karen died later last Sunday.

Some of you may have met Karen as she was the wife of the pastor of our sister congregation in Baltimore (Atonement Lutheran). You may have also become acquainted with her through the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society or because she was the mother-in-law of former GCA teacher Jennifer Steffens (now Jennifer Trimmer, as she married Karen's son Aaron). If you are interested, you may read Karen's obituary here.

Humanitarian Aid for Puerto Rico. On September 18, Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico causing extensive damage. For years, Grace has had a close relationship with the people of Puerto Rico on account of Grace’s special relationship with the Lutheran Church of Puerto Rico. Pastor Satorius used to serve that ministry. He currently serves as a liaison between our denomination (WELS) and the Lutheran Church of Puerto Rico. Additionally, earlier this year members of Grace’s Hispanic ministry went to Puerto Rico on a mission trip. For these reasons, and as an expression of what Jesus was talking about when he commanded us to “love others,” Grace is collecting financial gifts to help the people of Puerto Rico recover from the effects of Hurricane Fiona. This is a humanitarian aid collection. If you are moved to contribute to it, you may: write a check to “Grace Lutheran Church” and place it in the collection plate or mail it to Grace (please write “For Puerto Rico” in the memo line). All contributions received will be used for humanitarian aid in Puerto Rico.

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, or make a contribution to help with humanitarian aid in Puerto Rico.

--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. If you would like offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

Pastor Satorius and Vicar Schroeder will be out of town, Monday – Wednesday. They will be attending a pastors’ conference in New York City.

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, 2022

TODAY Grace will offer worship at 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.
Good morning! A blessed Lord's Day to all of you!

Today's 9:30 a.m. (English Traditional Service), 11:15 a.m. (English Contemporary Service), and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish Service) services will be live streamed. You can find the English livestreams at gracefallschurch.org/stream. You can find the Spanish livestreams here.

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

TODAY Sunday School for children ages 3-6th grade will meet in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m.

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

TONIGHT a New Hymnal Information Session will be held in the Sanctuary, 7:00-8:00 p.m. A second New Hymnal Information Session will be held on Wednesday, October 12, also at 7:00 p.m.


Bible Cafe will meet on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in entryway of the Sanctuary. Everyone is welcome to participate!

HISPANIC FESTIVAL AT GRACE THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15! The members of Gracia y Paz (our Spanish speaking brothers and sisters in the faith) invite the members and friends of Grace to a Hispanic Festival at Grace on Saturday, October 15. The time will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be games for kids and adults, food and drink, music and fellowship. “Los esperamos…” (We hope to see you all!).

Humanitarian Aid for Puerto Rico. On September 18, Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico causing extensive damage. For years, Grace has had a close relationship with the people of Puerto Rico on account of Grace’s special relationship with the Lutheran Church of Puerto Rico. Pastor Satorius used to serve that ministry. He currently serves as a liaison between our denomination (WELS) and the Lutheran Church of Puerto Rico. Additionally, earlier this year members of Grace’s Hispanic ministry went to Puerto Rico on a mission trip. For these reasons, and as an expression of what Jesus was talking about when he commanded us to “love others,” Grace is collecting financial gifts to help the people of Puerto Rico recover from the effects of Hurricane Fiona. This is a humanitarian aid collection. If you are moved to contribute to it, you may: write a check to “Grace Lutheran Church” and place it in the collection plate or mail it to Grace (please write “For Puerto Rico” in the memo line). All contributions received will be used for humanitarian aid in Puerto Rico.

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. If you would like 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


September 17, 2022

Good evening! I hope this message finds all of you well at the conclusion of this beautiful early fall day!

TOMORROW Grace will offer 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.

TOMORROW Grace will offer Holy Communion at tomorrow's 11:15 a.m. service.

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


TOMORROW Sunday School for children ages 3-6th grade will meet in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m.

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

Bible Cafe will meet on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in entryway of the Sanctuary. Everyone is welcome to participate!

You Are Invited to Sing with the Grace Choir! Rehearsals take place on Sunday morning, 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. If you have questions about the Grace Choir, please email the director, Jim Lake, at lakejamesr@gmail.com.

Help for Puerto Rico. Earlier this week the island of Puerto Rico of was hit hard by Hurricane Fiona. Some of you have inquired about Grace perhaps doing something to help those affected by Fiona. At this point, the short answer to that question is, "Yes, Grace will be doing something to help those on the island of Puerto Rico affected by Fiona." However, exactly what the "help" will be is still being determined. Please watch for more information about an opportunity to help those living on Puerto Rico as they recover from Fiona.

New Hymnal Information Sessions: Sunday, October 9 & Wednesday, October 12—both 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. We’ve been singing hymns out of the new hymnal for a few months. Last Sunday we started using an order of worship from the new hymnal. Perhaps you have some questions about the new hymnal? Or maybe you be interested in hearing background information about the new hymnal? Come to one of the upcoming New Hymnal Information Sessions! Grace is blessed to have a great “hymnal resource” facilitating these sessions—Jim Lake. Jim not only understands the new hymnal from a musical perspective (He serves as the Director of the Grace Choir!), but he was also a North Atlantic District representative at the WELS Convention that adopted the new hymnal. 

You're Invited to Help Support Reading (for GCA scholars and others!)! Grace Christian Academy will host its annual Scholastic Book Fair in about a week. The Book Fair will be open after Sunday services on October 2 and 9 for anyone who would like to purchase a Scholastic item. The GCA Book Fair encourages reading for all children and helps to financially support the reading program at the Academy. 

Fall Post-Service Snack Providers Needed. Grace is seeking individuals and/or families to assist with refreshments after Sunday services. This involves preparing coffee and placing out snacks (either homemade or store bought) for fellowship time after the services. If you would be willing to serve in this way, please contact Tricia Visscher at 703-798-5078 or churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org. 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. If you would like 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

 


September 10, 2022

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

TOMORROW Grace will offer 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. ONLY (English Traditional Service). You can find the live streams at gracefallschurch.org/stream.

There will be no Sunday School tomorrow. Fall Sunday School will begin on Sunday, September 18 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will not meet today. Sunday Bible Study will resume on Sunday, September 18 at at 9:30 a.m.

TOMORROW IS RALLY DAY! ON ACCOUNT OF THE FORECAST RAINY WEATHER, IT WILL ALL BE INDOORS. We'll have special Rally Day-themed worship at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m. The 11:15 service will be bilingual (English, Spanish) and also offer the singing of the students of Grace Christian Academy! Following the special service, there will be a catered meal (free; no charge).
 
There's nothing you need to do to sign up for Rally Day, simply come and enjoy time with your fellow brothers and sisters in the faith...rallying around Jesus and rallying around one another!
 
TOMORROW IS ALSO STAFF MINISTER KYLE HEISE'S FAREWELL! As a part of the farewell, the Church Council would like to give anyone who wishes the opportunity to participate directly in giving a monetary thank you gift. If you would like to contribute to this gift, or give him a thank you card, please place your items in the blue box labeled "Thank You Kyle Heise" in the Fellowship Room by TOMORROW. If you will be writing a check for this thank you gift, please make it payable to Grace Lutheran Church, and the church will forward all monies received to Kyle.

Fall Snack Providers Needed. Grace is seeking individuals and/or families to assist with refreshments after Sunday services. This involves preparing coffee and placing out snacks (either homemade or store bought) for fellowship time after the services. The fall schedule will begin on Sunday, September 18. If you would be willing to serve in this way, please contact Tricia Visscher at 703-798-5078 or churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org. Thank you!

Bible Cafe Begins Meeting on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., starting September 20. Bible Cafe is a Bible study/discussion/prayer group. It will start meeting again on Tuesday, September 20 and continue to meet most Tuesdays through May. The group will pick up where it left off in the spring, taking an overview look of a book of the Bible each week. Everyone is welcome to participate!

You Are Invited to Sing with the Grace Choir! Rehearsals Begin next Sunday, September 18 at 9:00 a.m. in Classrooms 5-6 If you have questions about the Grace Choir, please reach out to the director, Jim Lake, at lakejamesr@gmail.com.

Friends of Grace and GCA 9-Hole Golf Outing. This fun golf event will take place on Saturday, September 24. Tee times are just after 3:00 p.m. Green fees are $29. The course is Jefferson District Golf Course, 7900 Lee Hwy., Falls Church. Please contact Pastor Satorius (satorius@gracefallschurch.org / 703-677-7269) to confirm your participation. The deadline is September 16.

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. If you would like offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

Finally, I won't be at Grace tomorrow--or much this coming week. I'm spending a few days with my dad before I head to a WELS Home Missions meeting at mid-week. I'll return on Friday and look forward to worshiping with you on Sep

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, 2022

TODAY Grace will offer 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 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.

There will be no Sunday School today. Fall Sunday School will begin on September 18 at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will not meet today. Sunday Bible Study will resume on September 18 at at 9:30 a.m.

Today is the last day to contribute to Vicar Josh Schroeder’s Welcome Shower | As a way of welcoming Grace’s new vicar, Josh Schroeder, his wife (Sydney), and daughter (Lana) to Grace and the Washington metro area, Grace is collecting non-perishable household goods (cleaning supplies, paper goods, canned and boxed foods, etc.) for the Schroeders. If you wish to give a gift card to a local retailer or grocery store instead of actual "goods," you are welcome to do that. If you wish to contribute, please place your item(s) on the table in the Fellowship Room marked "Welcome Schroeders!"

THIS COMING SATURDAYTRUCK & TOSS, GCA's food truck festival, cornhole tournament, craft beer tasting, and craft market event!!! Please visit truckandtoss.com to purchase tickets, sponsor the event, volunteer, or sell your crafts! Use promo code "grace family" to receive a 25% discount on admission. All proceeds from Truck & Toss benefit Grace Christian Academy. 
 
NEXT SUNDAY: Rally Day | Rally Day is a decades-long tradition at Grace!  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 fellow brothers and sisters in the faith...rallying around Jesus and rallying around one another!
 
NEXT SUNDAY: Staff Minister Kyle Heise Farewell | Next Sunday we will bid farewell to Kyle Heise. As a part of the farewell, the Church Council would like to give anyone who wishes the opportunity to participate directly in giving a monetary thank you gift. If you would like to contribute to this gift, or give him a thank you card, please place your items in the blue box labeled "Thank You Kyle Heise" in the Fellowship Room by September 11. If you will be writing a check for this thank you gift, please make it payable to Grace Lutheran Church, and the church will forward all monies received to Kyle.

Fall Snack Providers Needed. Grace is seeking individuals and/or families to assist with refreshments after Sunday services. This involves preparing coffee and placing out snacks (either homemade or store bought) for fellowship time after the services. The fall schedule will begin on Sunday, September 18. If you would be willing to serve in this way, please contact Tricia Visscher at 703-798-5078 or churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org. Thank you!

Bible Cafe Begins Meeting on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., starting September 20. Bible Cafe is a Bible study/discussion/prayer group. It will start meeting again on Tuesday, September 20 and continue to meet most Tuesdays through May. The group will pick up where it left off in the spring, taking an overview look of a book of the Bible each week. Everyone is welcome to participate!

Golf, Anyone? Members and friends of Grace: If you are interested in a fun, relaxing round of golf on a late summer Saturday to be determined, please reach out to Pastor Satorius (satorius@gracefallschurch.orgor 703-677-7269) to indicate your interest. If there's enough interest, Grace may put together a group outing.

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. If you would like 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 will be leading worship and preaching at Christ Lutheran Church, Clarksville, MD. He will return to Grace in time for the 12:30 p.m. service.

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

August 28, 2022

TODAY Grace will offer 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.


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.

Summer Sunday School will meet TODAY in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m.

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

Vicar Josh Schroeder Welcome Shower. As a way of welcoming Grace’s new vicar, Josh Schroeder, his wife (Sydney), and daughter (Lana) to Grace and the Washington metro area, Grace is collecting non-perishable household goods (cleaning supplies, paper goods, canned and boxed foods, etc.) for the Schroeders. This collection will take place through Sunday, September 4.  If you wish to give a gift card to a local retailer or grocery store instead of actual "goods," you are welcome to do that. If you wish to contribute, please place your item(s) on the table in the Fellowship Room marked "Welcome Schroeders!"
 
Rally Day, Sunday, September 11. Rally Day is a decades-long tradition at Grace! 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 fellow brothers and sisters in the faith...rallying around Jesus and rallying around one another!
 
Staff Minister Kyle Heise Farewell. On Sunday, September 11 (Rally Day) we will bid farewell to Kyle Heise. As a part of the farewell, the Church Council would like to give anyone who wishes the opportunity to participate directly in giving a monetary thank you gift. If you would like to contribute to this gift, or give him a thank you card, please place your items in the blue box labeled "Thank You, Kyle Heise!" in the Fellowship Room by September 11. If you will be writing a check for this thank you gift, please make it payable to Grace Lutheran Church, and the church will forward all monies received to Kyle.

Fall Snack Providers Needed. Grace is seeking individuals and/or families to assist with refreshments after Sunday services. This involves preparing coffee and placing out snacks (either homemade or store bought) for fellowship time after the services. The fall schedule will begin on Sunday, September 18. If you would be willing to serve in this way, please contact Tricia Visscher at 703-798-5078 or churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org. Thank you!

TRUCK & TOSS, GCA's food truck festival, cornhole tournament, craft beer tasting, and craft market event will be held on Grace's grounds on September 10th! Please visit truckandtoss.com to purchase tickets, sponsor the event, volunteer, or sell your crafts! Use promo code "grace family" to receive a 25% discount on admission. All proceeds from Truck & Toss benefit Grace Christian Academy. 

Golf, Anyone? Members and friends of Grace: If you are interested in a fun, relaxing round of golf on a late summer Saturday to be determined, please reach out to Pastor Satorius (satorius@gracefallschurch.orgor 703-677-7269) to indicate your interest. If there's enough interest, Grace may put together a group outing.

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. If you would like 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 will be leading worship and preaching at Christ Lutheran Church, Clarksville, MD. He will return to Grace in time for the 12:30 p.m. service.

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

August 20, 2022

Good evening, Grace Family! I pray this email finds all of you well!

Tomorrow Grace will offer 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.

Summer Sunday School will meet tomorrow in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m.

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

TOMORROW: THE INSTALLATION OF, AND WELCOME RECEPTION FOR, GRACE'S NEXT VICAR--JOSH SCHROEDER. Tomorrow, August 21, at the 9:30 a.m. service, Josh Schroeder will be installed as vicar. At 10:30 a.m. Grace will have a welcome reception for Vicar Josh. As a way of welcoming Josh, his wife (Sydney), and daughter (Lana) to Grace and the Washington metro area, we will collect non-perishable household goods (cleaning supplies, paper goods, canned and boxed foods, etc.) for the Shroeders. This collection will take place through Sunday, September 4.  If you wish to give a gift card to a local retailer or grocery store instead of actual "goods," you are welcome to do that. If you wish to contribute, please place your item(s) on the table in the Fellowship Room marked "Welcome Schroeders!"

Summer Snack Providers for Between Services. Grace is seeking individuals or families to provide and serve snacks for weeks they are available. If this is something you could do one or more weeks between now and September 4, please sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall. Contact Tricia Visscher (churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-798-5078) with any questions. Thank you!

TRUCK & TOSS, GCA's food truck festival, cornhole tournament, craft beer tasting, and craft market event will be held on Grace's grounds on September 10th! Please visit truckandtoss.com to purchase tickets, sponsor the event, volunteer, or sell your crafts! Use promo code "grace family" to receive a 25% discount on admission. All proceeds from Truck & Toss benefit Grace Christian Academy. 

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. If you would like 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 be leading worship and preaching at Christ Lutheran Church, Clarksville, MD. He will return to Grace in time for the 12:30 p.m. service.

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

August 13, 2022

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

Tomorrow Grace will offer 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.

Summer Sunday School will meet tomorrow in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m.

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

A Farewell Reception for Vicar Josh Koelpin will take place tomorrow, starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. 
You are invited to come and bid farewell and God's blessings to Vicar Josh as he returns to seminary for his final year of pastoral training.

Farewell Cards/Notes/Gifts for Vicar Koelpin. As a part of Vicar Josh's farewell, the Church Council would like to give anyone who wishes the opportunity to participate directly in giving a monetary thank you gift. If you would like to contribute to this gift, or give him a thank you card, please place your items in the blue box labeled "Thank You Vicar Koelpin" in the Fellowship Room by TOMORROW. If you will be writing a check for this thank you gift, please make it payable to Grace Lutheran Church, and the church will forward all monies received to Vicar Josh.

NEXT SUNDAY: INSTALLATION OF, AND WELCOME RECEPTION FOR, GRACE'S NEXT VICAR--JOSH SCHROEDER. Next Sunday, August 21, at 9:30 a.m. service, Josh Schroeder will be installed as vicar. At 10:30 a.m. Grace will have a welcome reception for Vicar Josh.  As a way of welcoming Josh, his wife (Sydney), and daughter (Lana) to Grace and the Washington metro area, we will collect non-perishable household goods (cleaning supplies, paper goods, canned and boxed foods, etc.) for Josh. This collection will take place through Sunday, September 4.  If you wish to give a gift card to a local retailer or grocery store instead of actual "goods," you are welcome to do that. If you wish to contribute, please place your item(s) on the table in the Fellowship Room marked "Welcome Schroeders!"

Grace's Staff Minister, Kyle Heise, has ACCEPTED the Call to serve as Youth & Family Minister at Bloomington Living Hope Lutheran Church (Twin Cities area). Kyle greatly appreciates the prayers that were offered on behalf of him (and his fiancé Marisa) as consideration was given to where God would have them continue in the public ministry. He also thanks the members of Grace for the helpful comments that were shared, and the thoughtful conversations that were had. Kyle’s last Sunday at Grace is still to be determined.

Summer Snack Providers for Between Services. Grace is seeking individuals or families to provide and serve snacks for weeks they are available. If this is something you could do one or more weeks between now and September 4, please sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall. Contact Tricia Visscher (churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-798-5078) with any questions. Thank you!

Truck & Toss, GCA's food truck festival, cornhole tournament, craft beer tasting, and craft market event will be held on Grace's grounds on September 10th! Please visit truckandtoss.com to purchase tickets, sponsor the event, volunteer, or sell your crafts! Use promo code "grace family" to receive a 25% discount on admission. All proceeds from Truck & Toss benefit Grace Christian Academy. 

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. If you would like 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

 


August 6, 2022


Good evening, Grace Family! I pray this email finds all of you well!

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

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


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.

Summer Sunday School will meet tomorrow in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will not meet tomorrow. The Sunday Bible Study will resume next Sunday, August 14, at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom 4.

Grace's Staff Minister, Kyle Heise, has received a Call to serve as Youth & Family Minister at Bloomington Living Hope Lutheran Church (Twin Cities area). As Kyle considers where God would have him continue in the public ministry (Falls Church or Bloomington, MN), we pray that God bless Kyle with the gifts of clear deliberation and peace in the Call consideration process. Kyle is open to receiving any comments that members of Grace may want to share with him.

Summer Snack Providers for Between Services. Grace is seeking individuals or families to provide and serve snacks for weeks they are available. If this is something you could do one or more weeks between now and September 4, please sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall. Contact Tricia Visscher (churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-798-5078) with any questions. Thank you!

Truck & Toss, GCA's food truck festival, cornhole tournament, craft beer tasting, and craft market event will be held on Grace's grounds on September 10th! Please visit truckandtoss.com to purchase tickets, sponsor the event, volunteer, or sell your crafts! Use promo code "grace family" to receive a 25% discount on admission. All proceeds from Truck & Toss benefit Grace Christian Academy. 

Vicar Josh Koelpin Farewell. Next Sunday, August 14, Grace will bid farewell to Vicar Josh. As a part of the farewell, the Church Council would like to give anyone who wishes the opportunity to participate directly in giving a monetary thank you gift. If you would like to contribute to this gift, or give him a thank you card, please place your items in the blue box labeled "Thank You Vicar Koelpin" in the Fellowship Room by August 14. If you will be writing a check for this thank you gift, please make it payable to Grace Lutheran Church, and the church will forward all monies received to Vicar Josh.

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. If you would like offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

Finally, tomorrow Pastor Satorius will be leading worship and preaching at Christ Lutheran Church in Clarksville, MD. He will return to Grace in time for the 12:30 p.m. service. I am out of town this weekend.

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

July 31, 2022


Tomorrow Grace will offer 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.

Summer Sunday School will meet tomorrow in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m.

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

Grace's Staff Minister, Kyle Heise, has received a Call to serve as Youth & Family Minister at Bloomington Living Hope Lutheran Church (Twin Cities area). As Kyle considers where God would have him continue in the public ministry (Falls Church or Bloomington, MN), we pray that God bless Kyle with the gifts of clear deliberation and peace in the Call consideration process. Kyle is open to receiving any comments that members of Grace may want to share with him.

Summer Snack Providers for Between Services. Grace is seeking individuals or families to provide and serve snacks for weeks they are available. If this is something you could do one or more weeks between now and September 4, please sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall. Contact Tricia Visscher (churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-798-5078) with any questions. Thank you!

Truck & Toss, GCA's food truck festival, cornhole tournament, craft beer tasting, and craft market event will be held on Grace's grounds on September 10th! Please visit truckandtoss.com to purchase tickets, sponsor the event, volunteer, or sell your crafts! Use promo code "grace family" to receive a 25% discount on admission. All proceeds from Truck & Toss benefit Grace Christian Academy. 

Grace Christian Academy Is a Finalist in the “Best of Falls Church” Award! GCA made the finals in the “Best of Falls Church” contest! Please help GCA win the prize by voting for GCA daily through August 9th at fcnp.com/bestoffc2022/. Thank you!
 
Vicar Josh Koelpin Farewell On August 14 Grace will bid farewell to Vicar Josh. As a part of the farewell, the Church Council would like to give anyone who wishes the opportunity to participate directly in giving a monetary thank you gift. If you would like to contribute to this gift, or give him a thank you card, please place your items in the blue box labeled "Thank You Vicar Koelpin" in the Fellowship Room by August 14. If you will be writing a check for this thank you gift, please make it payable to Grace Lutheran Church, and the church will forward all monies received to Vicar Josh.

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. If you would like offering envelopes, please contact Tricia Visscher at churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-534-1719 to make arrangements to receive your offering envelopes.

Finally, tomorrow Pastor Satorius will be leading worship and preaching at Christ Lutheran Church in Clarksville, MD. He will return to Grace in time for the 12:30 p.m. service. Vicar Josh is out of town this weekend enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

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

July 23, 2022

Good afternoon Grace Family! I pray this email finds all of you well on this warm (hot!) July afternoon!

Tomorrow Grace will offer 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 8:00 & 11:15 a.m. worship.

Mikayla Botts will be installed as Junior Kindergarten Teacher at 9:30 a.m. worship. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Room. You're invited!


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.

Summer Sunday School will meet tomorrow in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will meet tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in Classroom 4. The group will continue discussion on the recent Supreme Court decisions regarding religion.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! to all who supported last Sunday's Ministry Celebration Event!

Grace's Staff Minister Kyle Heise has received a Call to serve as Youth & Family Minister at Bloomington Lutheran Church (Twin Cities area). 
As Kyle considers where God would have him continue in the public ministry (Falls Church or Bloomington, MN), we pray that God bless Kyle with the gifts of clear deliberation and peace in the Call consideration process. Kyle is open to receiving any comments that members of Grace may want to share with him.

Summer Snack Providers for Between Services. Grace is seeking individuals or families to provide and serve snacks for weeks they are available. If this is something you could do one or more weeks between now and September 4, please sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall. Contact Tricia Visscher (churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-798-5078) with any questions. Thank you!

Support Grace Christian Academy, meet our neighbors, and have a great time doing itTruck & Toss, GCA's food truck festival, cornhole tournament, craft beer tasting, and craft market event will be held here on our grounds on September 10th! Please visit truckandtoss.com to purchase tickets, sponsor the event, volunteer, or sell your crafts! Use promo code "grace family" to receive a 25% discount on admission. All proceeds from Truck & Toss benefit Grace Christian Academy. 

Help Grace Christian Academy win the “Best of Falls Church” Award! Please go here and vote for GCA by July 25th! And thanks for your vote!

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. If you would like 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

July 16, 2022

TOMORROW: Sunday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m.: Ministry Celebration Event & Voters Meeting. The Ministry Celebration Event is a time when we will come together to give thanks to God for, and celebrate, his recent blessings to Grace! We will do this by gathering for a meal, a special prayer of thanksgiving to God, time to enjoy each other’s company in the great summer outdoors—and round out the event with the Mid-Year Voters Meeting starting at 7:00 p.m.

Grace will provide grilled hamburgers and hot dogs--and all the fixins that go with them, as well as an assortment of beverages, paper plates, and plasticware. Attendees are encouraged to bring a food item to share (salad, fruit, chips, dessert item, etc.)

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 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.

Summer Sunday School will meet tomorrow in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday Bible Study will NOT meet tomorrow. This cancellation is due to the facilitator for tomorrow's study not feeling well.

FRIDAY, JULY 22 (note the date change!): The last session of The Gospel According to Peter Bible Study. The Gospel According to Peter Bible Study will begin with a meal at 6:30 p.m. The study itself will go from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Childcare will be offered free-of-charge.

For Friday's meal... Grace will provide grilled items with all the fixins, plates and plasticware, and beverages. Participants are welcome to bring a food item to share. RSVPs to Vicar Josh at koelpin@gracefallschurch.org / 507-766-0674 are appreciated!

Welcome Pantry Shower for Jacob Price (GCA new 7th & 8th Grade Teacher). Grace continues to collect non-perishable household goods (cleaning supplies, paper goods, canned and boxed foods, etc.) as a means of welcoming Jacob. If you wish to give a gift card to a local retailer or grocery store instead of actual "goods," you are welcome to do that. If you wish to contribute, tomorrow is the last day that items will be collected. You may place your gifts on the table in the Fellowship Room marked "Welcome Jacob Price!"

Summer Snack Providers for Between Services. Grace is seeking individuals or families to provide and serve snacks for weeks they are available. If this is something you could do one or more weeks between now and September 4, please sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall. Contact Tricia Visscher (churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-798-5078) with any questions. Thank you!

Support Grace Christian Academy, meet our neighbors, and have a great time doing itTruck & Toss, GCA's food truck festival, cornhole tournament, craft beer tasting, and craft market event will be held here on our grounds on September 10th! Please visit truckandtoss.com to purchase tickets, sponsor the event, volunteer, or sell your crafts! Use promo code "grace family" to receive a 25% discount on admission. All proceeds from Truck & Toss benefit Grace Christian Academy. 

Help Grace Christian Academy win the “Best of Falls Church” Award! Please go here and vote for GCA by July 25th! And thanks for your vote!

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. If you would like 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

July 9, 2022


Good afternoon Grace Family! I pray this email finds all of you well!

I'm beginning this email with two encouragements. One encouragement is to attend Grace's annual Ministry Celebration Event next Sunday. The details of the event are below. The reason I'm encouraging you to attend is because this event offers a key piece of Grace's mission: community. We, as Christians (and simply as people), need the presence of others in our lives. We benefit from that. We have the blessing of community from God in our congregation. So let's come out on a Sunday afternoon and be encouraged by each other's presence!

The second encouragement that I'm offering is that you consider participating in tomorrow's Sunday Bible Study, as well as next week's. The subject matter is the recent Supreme Court decisions in a number of areas having to do with religion. A number of Grace folks have asked for a discussion on these matters. The Sunday Bible Study facilitator, Bryan Killian, has laid out a helpful path forward for such a discussion. As the group looks at recent Supreme Court decisions that are important to Christians, the group will start with Kennedy, a case about what public employers can do when public employees pray on the job. Then the group will discuss Dobbs, where the Supreme Court overruled 50 years of cases recognizing a constitutional right to an abortion. The legal background of each case will be explained, what the Court held, and end with a discussion about what each case means for Christians in the coming months and years. 

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.

Summer Sunday School will meet tomorrow in the classrooms at 9:30 a.m.

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

TOMORROW AT 9:30 WORSHIP: GCA's new Grades 7-8 teacher, Jacob Price, will be installed. Following that, Grace will host a welcome reception for Jacob at 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Room. You are invited to the reception to welcome Jacob to Grace!

Summer Bible Study: The Gospel According to Peter. When reading the Bible, we spend a lot of time in the Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. And for good reason – these books are the words and works of Jesus while he was on earth. But when is the last time you read Peter? Peter’s epistles are worth reading and reviewing often. They contain practical advice for Christians living in a sinful world. More than that, they remind us of the remedy for this sinful world: the Gospel. Come study Peter’s epistles and hear the wonderful Gospel message from of one of Jesus’ disciples!
 
The Gospel According to Peter Bible Study will begin with a catered meal at 6:30 p.m. The study itself will go from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Childcare will be offered free-of-charge. To sign up for childcare or the meal—or if you have questions—please reach out to Vicar Josh at koelpin@gracefallschurch.org / 507-766-0674.

The Gospel According to Peter Bible Study will meet on Thursdays: July 14 and July 21.

Welcome Pantry Shower for Jacob Price (GCA new 7th & 8th Grade Teacher). Grace will collect non-perishable household goods (cleaning supplies, paper goods, canned and boxed foods, etc.) as a means of welcoming Jacob. If you wish to give a gift card to a local retailer or grocery store instead of actual "goods," you are welcome to do that. If you wish to contribute, items will be collected at Grace from tomorrow through Sunday, July 17. Place them on the table in the Fellowship Room marked "Welcome Jacob Price!"

Sunday, July 17 at 5:00 p.m.: Ministry Celebration Event & Voters Meeting. The Ministry Celebration Event is a time when we will come together to give thanks to God for, and celebrate, his recent blessings to Grace! We will do this by gathering for a meal, a brief (very brief!) service of thanksgiving, time to enjoy each other’s company in the great summer outdoors—and round out the event with the Mid-Year Voters Meeting starting at 7:00 p.m.

Grace will provide grilled hamburgers and hot dogs--and all the fixins that go with them, as well as an assortment of beverages, paper plates, and plasticware. Attendees are encouraged to bring a food item to share (salad, fruit, chips, dessert item, etc.)

Summer Snack Providers for Between Services. Grace is seeking individuals or families to provide and serve snacks for weeks they are available. If this is something you could do one or more weeks between now and September 4, please sign up on the bulletin board in Information Hall. Contact Tricia Visscher (churchadmin@gracefallschurch.org or 703-798-5078) with any questions. 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. If you would like 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