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Intarsia

Intarsia, a form of wood inlaying that dates before the seventh century, was perfected in Islamic North Africa, and was finally introduced into Christian Europe through Sicily and Andalusia. The art was further developed in Siena, Italy at the cathedral of Orvieto, where intarsia depicting people made their first appearance beginning in 1330.  The art of intarsia became popular in northern Italy in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and spread to Germany, Holland, and England.

Member of Grace Bob Leonowicz began making an intarsia version of Da Vinci’s Last Supper before he suffered a fall in 2014.  It was designed by Bruce Worthington and consists of 800 pieces cut from at least 13 different kinds of wood:  Canarywood from Brazil, Aniegre from Africa, Sapele from Africa, Primavera from Central America, Purpleheart from South America, Zebrawood from Africa, Leopardwood from South America, Bloodwood from Brazil, Wenge from Africa, Ebony, and Maple, Red Oak and Butternut – all from the US.  The amazing variety of the natural color of each piece of wood provides all the color of the work.

Bob’s family, knowing he wanted to give the intarisa to Grace, worked hard to find a local wood craftsman up to the challenge of the finishing the work and found him this year in local craftsman Jim Bergsbaken.  Its location near the new door to the sanctuary reminds us of Bob’s leadership during our recent sanctuary renovation and stands as a wonderful welcome to the Lord’s Table within.  Thanks be to God for this gift from Bob and his family!

Posted by Ann Zehms on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

“YOUNG AT HEART” YEAR

Below is a listing of all the programs scheduled for Young at Heart Luncheons.  Mark the 2nd Friday of each month on your calendar for Young at Heart.  We meet at Noon in the North Basement for food, fun, & fellowship.  The cost of the meal is $8.00.  Here is some of the schedule for 2017:

SEPTEMBER 8  Casa Alba, Sister Melanie

OCTOBER 13    NEW Community Clinic/Dr. Paul Kollath & Bonnie Kuhr

NOVEMBER 10   Unity Hospice/Diana Butz

DECEMBER 8     Don Crane/Christmas Music

Hope to see you at many of the interesting programs scheduled.

Bev Larsen, Health Ministries Coordinator

 

Posted by Ann Zehms on Thursday, September 7, 2017
Tagged with Fellowship

2018 Mission Trip

Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

                                         

July 14 – 22, 2018

All Members of Grace can participate

(Including youth who have completed 7th Grade)

Commitment Meeting:

Wednesday, September 20 @ 7:30 p.m.

A family awaits your loving care.

Posted by Ann Zehms on Thursday, September 7, 2017

WNL Wednesday Night Live

 

Starting September 20, 2017

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Meal

5:45 – 6:20 p.m.  GLC Kids -  Christmas Program Practices

6:20 – 6:55 p.m. New Song Chorus

6:55 – 7:30 p.m. Chimes

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Lifeguard Practice:  September 20, October 18, November 22, December 20

Posted by Ann Zehms on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Adult Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First and Third Tuesdays

@ 10:30 a.m.   Dining Room 

Women’s Bible Study with Pastor Julie

Topics for this Fall:

Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

 

Second and Fourth Saturdays

@ 8:00 a.m.***      Rock Room

Men’s Breakfast Bible Study with Pastor Larry

Topic for this Fall:  Good God Questions!

Video series done by Luther Seminary Profs

***September 9 & 23, October 14 & 28, November 11 & December 9

 

 Sundays - Between Worship Services (9:15 – 10:15 a.m.) in the Dining Room

                                  Fall Schedule:

September 10 – October 15

Down and Out:  The Grace of God Takes You Out into the Real World

Video series on Martin Luther’s ideas about Justification (how we’re made right with God)

and Vocation (so how do we live grateful for what God has done for us?)

 

October 22 – November 5

Rick Steves’ Luther and the Reformation

A member of the ELCA, PBS travel series host Rick Steves

tells the story of Luther and the Reformation right where it happened!

 

November 12 – December 17

Faith Out Loud!

Videos to help us tell our faith story related to some of the following topics:

Your favorite quote or story from the bible

How God makes a difference in in tough times or just in your daily life

A person who made a difference in your life

A time when God’s people came through for you

A time you were surprised by God’s Grace

How God came alive or felt absent in your life

 

Posted by Ann Zehms on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Tagged with Adult Education

Prayer Request Instructions

If you would like to include the names of people for publication in the church newsletter prayer list please note the following:

  • Members of Grace may call the church office and request that first and last names of individuals be placed on the list.
  • Names must be called into the church office (no email).
  • The caller will be asked to confirm that the name being placed on the prayer list was done so with that person’s permission. Please do not submit names for publication without first receiving permission from the person for whom you are requesting prayers.
  • The prayer list is open to anyone for whom you have a prayer concern whether they are members of Grace or not.
  • Please note there will be no other identifying information published in the prayer list beyond the person’s first and last name.

Posted by Ann Zehms on Monday, May 22, 2017

Hospitalization

IF YOU ARE HOSPITALIZED …

please call the church office or the pastors, 432-0308.  None of the hospitals inform us of the hospitalization of members of Grace in a consistent manner.  Thank you!

Posted by Ann Zehms on Monday, May 15, 2017