WORSHIP AND MUSIC
Provides input to keep our worship services timely while honoring the liturgical calendar of the Church. Spirit of Grace has a mixed choir, The Joyful Spirit Singers; small singing groups, Sounds of Grace and Women of Grace; and Grace Hand Chimes.
Teams of individuals who bring worship service with music, message, and Holy Communion on Saturday or Sunday to assisted living centers or nursing homes in the area.
Each year we have social events designed around various activities to encourage fellowship among the members of the Spirit of Grace family. Some of our events have been trips to dinner theater, plays and skits featuring our own members, musical programs, speakers, Hawaiian luau, picnics, and a progressive dinner.
Following Sunday Worship Services refreshments are served at Cafe Grace in the Fellowship Hall. This provides an opportunity for fellowship and conversation with fellow members and guests.
WOMEN of the EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH in AMERICA (WELCA)
All women are invited to participate in various programs focusing on women in ministry to others as well as the women’s Circles which are small groups that meet monthly.
GRIEFSHARE – This program focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally-respected grief experts and real-life stories, followed by a small group discussion about what was viewed. Your workbook will reinforce the weekly session topics. Your bereavement experience may be recent or not so recent. You will find encouragement, comfort, and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member, or friend. No matter what the cause of your loved one’s death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. You will learn valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future. You do not need to be a member of Spirit of Grace to attend.
Monthly breakfast in the Church Fellowship Hall centered around a scripture passage or other devotional material.
The Card Ministry group makes handcrafted greeting cards to be sent to shut-ins, those recovering from surgery or illness, those having a special birthday such as 75 or 80, and the bereaved. If you would like to learn how to make these one-of-a-kind cards, please join the group on the first Wednesday of each month at church at 1:00 and discover how easy and fun they are to complete.
If you have supplies such as ribbons, cardstock, scrapbook paper, brads, eyelets, rubber stamps, ink pads, colored pens and pencils, etc. that you would like to donate, those items would be greatly appreciated.
A group praying for the physical or spiritual needs of others.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Women of the congregation knit and crochet shawls and/or lap blankets using their talents to help those who are ill feel the love, prayer, and concern of others wrap around them.
Volunteers provide meals, transportation to doctors or medical facilities, light housework, or handyman chores for those who are recovering from surgery or who are shut in.
The Health Committee sponsors various presentations for maintaining your physical, mental, and spiritual health. The Health Committee welcomes your ideas for topics to be covered.
Spirit of Grace provides the schools in Wittman (Nadaburg Elementary and Middle School) with hygiene and toiletry products as well as other sundry items. We ask for your unused hotel shampoos, conditioners, soap for donation to these students to meet their basic hygiene needs. Items may be placed in the plastic bins in the Fellowship Hall cabinet labeled “Phoenix Crisis Nursery.”