Aging Gracefully

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By God’s grace, we have attained the status of “Senior Citizens.”  That status brings both blessings and challenges. God has blessed us with experiences, friendships, and loved ones through the years of our lives.  He has, also, challenged us with sudden and/or long-term illnesses and the loss of loved ones. God’s undeserved love to us – GRACE - is the enduring element throughout the years of our lives.

We, along with many of our friends and neighbors are facing challenges related to aging and caring for loved ones facing those challenges. These challenges are uncertain and sometimes difficult to face.  They often require the wisdom and support of others. We, who know the undeserved love and guiding hand of God, are in a privileged position to provide that support.

We meet on the last Thursday afternoon each month from 4:00 – 5:00 in the Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall to educate ourselves regarding issues related to aging and to provide support to each other and to friends and neighbors who may need our support.  The monthly one-hour meetings will open with a devotion by Pastor Wayne Halldorson and feature a 15-20 minute presentation of interest to the group and an open discussion on the topic. Initial topics and presenters will be chosen by the leadership team. Future topics and presenters will be chosen by members of the group.



Sewing Group

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Grace has an active group of sewers that meet weekly to work on individual projects and community projects. They have made and donated many baby quilts to Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center. They have also recently finished quilts for donation to a ministry for women with cancer.

Their love for sewing is now being shared with the next generation! They are currently mentoring a group of young ladies and teaching them the basics of sewing. In turn, the young sewers are also making quilts for other children in need through the Advocacy Center! These sewers of all ages come together in friendship, fabric, and fun!

The sewing group meets on Tuesdays for adults and Wednesday’s for mentoring .

Camp Shiloh Retreat

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Grace Lutheran is partnered with Camp Shiloh and uses their campus for all sorts of ministry events.  Check it out! 

Howdy Campers!

We're all geared up for our 2019 Teen and Youth Camps and are looking forward to our best summer ever!  But there's no time to waste -- don't miss out!  If you have not already registered your children for camp, the time is NOW!

Register online today:

www.campshilohretreat.org

Teen Camp (for those entering grades 9 - 12) runs from 16 June through 21 June.

Youth Camp (for those entering grades 3 - 8) runs from 23 June through 28 June.

Children of friends whom you refer can be registered for either camp as of today.

See you at camp!