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Farewell to Pastor ‘Rudy’ Beyer

October 19, 2008

Many friends of Grace’s former pastor, Louis ‘Rudy’ Beyer attended a special service, ‘A Celebration of All Ministry’ held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amherst, MA. Representatives of several faiths cooperated to create this unique service and a fitting tribute to Pastor Beyer upon his retirement. Pastor Beyer has a unique way of bringing people together and this service served as yet another example.

In 1990, Pastor Beyer was “instrumental” in the formation of Grace’s original guitar chorus which later became known as ‘The Bluebirds’. Three members of ‘The Bluebirds’ currently carry on as members of the ‘Back Row Band’ which supplied the preservice music for the event.

A reception in Rudy’s honor followed the service and several members of Grace were there to wish he and Judy well. Louise Flemming, ever ready with poems for all occasions, recited one she’d written just for Rudy. Others spoke in glowing terms of the man that many members of Grace Lutheran fondly refer to as Rudy.

Animal Blessings

Sunday, October 5th

 

Comfort Kits

On Sunday May 18, the Sunday School of Grace Lutheran Church will meet
and assemble comfort kits for the Pioneed Valley chapter of the American
Red Cross.  These kits contain small personal items, toothbrush,
toothpaste, soap, etc, to be handed to fire victims when the Red Cross
arrives on the scene for disaster response.  The funding for this
project comes from a grant by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and the
Sunday School plans to assemble 100 kits to replenish chapter supplies.

This Week at Grace: April 20, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Fifth Sunday of Easter
8:45am – Chancel Choir rehearsal in the fellowship hall
9:30am – Worship service w/organ & flute – Sunday School
7:00pm – AA Meeting

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
9:30am – Needlers meet in the parlor
6:30 ~ 8:00pm – Bible study

Saturday, April 26, 2008
10:00am ~ 3:00pm – Vendor’s Showcase
6:00pm – Service with Holy Communion
7:00pm – Al-Anon

Sunday, April 27, 2008
8:45am – Chancel choir rehearsal in the fellowship hall
9:30am – Worship service w/Back Row Band – Sunday School
7:00pm – AA Meeting

Holy Week at Grace – March 16, 2008

Sunday March 16
Palm Sunday
8:45am     Chancel Choir Rehearsal in Fellowship Hall
9:30am     Worship Service – Sunday School
7:00pm     AA Meeting

Tuesday March 18
9:30am     Needlers

Thursday March 20
7:00pm     Maunday Thursday Service

Friday March 21
7:00pm     Good Friday Service

Saturday March 22
10:30am     Easter Choir Rehearsal (see below)
7:00pm      Al-Anon

Sunday March 23
Easter Sunday
6:30am     Sunrise Service  at the Holyoke Soldiers Home (sun to rise at approximately 6:50am)
9:30am     Easter Worhip Service
7:00pm     AA meeting

Special Music Rehearsal for Easter

A special music rehearsal for Easter will be held on Saturday, March 22,
at 10:30 am.  All interested singers are invited to attend, even if
you’ve never sung in the choir before.  Singing is a wonderful way to
give back to God!