We are currently holding weekly Worship Services at 8:30 AM & 10:15 AM in the Sanctuary. We tape the weekly service at 10:00 AM on Wednesday and you are welcome to join us. If you are unable to join us in the Sanctuary, please participate in the Worship Service on Facebook, here on the Grace website, or following the YouTube link.
Requirements for Worship Service:
- Masks must be worn
- Hand sanitizer upon entry
- Observe social-distancing
- No social time before or after service
- No singing
Currently we are posting taped services and messages here. We are also posting on Facebook (Ripon Grace Lutheran Church) page and we are uploading them to YouTube. We are sending the link to the YouTube videos in an email to Congregation members. If you wish to be added to this email list, please send your email to email@example.com. Messages will be archived in YouTube – so check there if there’s something you missed.
A Zoom subscription for video conferencing has been secured by the Church for use in all aspects of our Church life. Circles, committees and small fellowship groups are encouraged to contact the office for login information. Please visit our contact page or call (920) 748-5433 during office hours.
We are attempting to stay up to date with State and Federal rulings and will keep in touch with you as well.
Video of the announcements will be posted here and on Facebook each week. We will also do our best to archive all the messages, sermons, and announcements for viewing later.
Please check back often for updates for all activities
Dear Members of Grace Lutheran Church
As we join with the rest of our state and nation in seeking to do what we can to help lower unnecessary exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided upon the following:
Sunday School: Target for classes to begin is November 1st. Please monitor here and via email for further details.
Programming for Children & Youth: We are currently investigating ways to make sure our Youth programs are reaching out to parents and children. Please check back often for updates as well as watch your email for info.
Food & Meals: Suspended Until Further Notice. This includes but is not limited to: Sunday Morning Coffee Hour, Midweek Lenten Meals, Wednesday Confirmation Suppers, etc.
Adult Classes & Activities: The decisions about whether to hold the various groups and classes for adults will be handled by the leaders and participants. Wired Word is holding class via Zoom Conference Call – on computer or phone…Please notify firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to the list and join us.
Likewise, other groups that use the building will be making their own decisions about whether to meet or not. Circles and small groups can make their own decisions, but must follow safety protocols if they are in the building. They are also welcome to use the church Zoom account.
Sharing Table is suspended until further notice. Please check back for restart date.
Watch for Further Updates
As you all know, this is a fluid and evolving situation and there is a lot of anxiety and concern for what it all means and when it might end. Remember that our prayers change thing, so remember when life is difficult pray hard and often!
We will serve Holy Communion on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. We will continue to commune using the individual cups sealed in plastic. Please pick up your sealed bags when you enter the Sanctuary and bring them to your pew. We will commune during the service.
If you are unable to return to service with us on Sunday mornings…please contact the office to arrange for Communion.
The Food of God for the People of God.
…grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.2 Peter 3:18
The above Bible verse, along with our vision statement — Gather, Grow, and Go in Grace — inspires us and what we do here at Grace Lutheran.
Whether you are a long-time member of Grace Lutheran or a first-time visitor, and no matter from where you are coming, we recognize God equally loves and equally values all God’s people. God has given special talents and gifts to you and every person who enters through our doors.
Communion Served: Traditionally we celebrate Communion of the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month
Coffee and Fellowship Hour: Suspended Until Further Notice
Sunday School: Target of returning on November 1st. Check back often for more details.
GATHER GROW GO
We GATHER throughout the week as a community of God’s people in a welcoming and friendly environment to establish and nurture caring relationships.
We strive to GROW in our faith in many different ways, to learn and see how God is and can be present and active in our world and in each of our lives.
Then we GO into God’s world to live whole and joyous lives, and to serve God and God’s holy kingdom as followers of the way of Christ.
I invite you to come and experience God’s for you and for the world at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church!
Pastor Clay R. Salmela
Wired Word Adult Forum: Today’s issues with a Biblical and Christian discussion.
Youth Groups: Call for specific times
Please note: Special occasion and holiday services may result in special services and time schedules. Please call and check with the office for special schedules.