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Ways to Serve

Ways You Can Serve at Grace Lutheran Church

 

God has blessed you tremendously. There is no doubt about that. He sent his only Son to serve you. Jesus lived a perfect life in your place. He died an innocent death in you place. He rose from the dead to prove his victory for you. And he rules all things for your eternal Good. The Holy Spirit has served you too with the Word and with the Sacraments. He has brought you to faith in Jesus. And he keeps you growing in that faith. And God the Father has blessed you by giving you gifts and abilities, health and time. And these enable you to offer your thanks to your Triune God for all he's done for you and for all he continues to do.

 

The Apostle Paul described our life-long response to God's grace in Romans 12:1,4-8: “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship… Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.” (NIV84)

You can use all of the gifts that God has so richly blessed you with to serve. You can serve your family, your employer, your country. You can strive to be the best teacher or student, employer or employee, husband, wife, single-person, child, or citizen that you possibly can be. And you can serve God in whatever other callings he has given you in your current stage in life.

But God also wants us to use the gifts he’s given us in service to the local congregation. He wants us use our talents to build one another up in our faith. He wants us to reach out to those who don’t yet trust in Jesus’ work for them. And in view of his sacrifice for us, we're eager to do it.

To that end, here are some ways that you can do that here at Grace Lutheran as we work together to carry out our God-given mission...
 

   
  • Volunteer at the School
    • Listen to early readers read books to you.
    • Drill students in “Math Facts”
    • Help drive students and chaperone on Field Trips
    • Email Principal Ryan Holper at ryanholper@hotmail.com
       
  • Give Regularly
    • “You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9 NIV84)
    • On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income.” (1 Corinthians 16:2 NIV84)
    • Give Online (One-time or reoccurring gifts.)
 
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...I have come so that they may have life, and have it to the full. ~ John 10: 10b