Gift of Grace Lutheran Church

God's Work at 40th and Meridian

Gift of Grace is a rough and tumble congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ministry, in which Christ is truly tearing down barriers and mixing things up. Specifically, Christ is bringing and holding together people from different social classes; haves and have nots, privileged and non-privileged, homeless and homed, sophisticated and simple, healthy and unhealthy. It is common for privileged Christians to engage with non-privileged persons in an attempt to “help” or “serve” them. We contrast that because our goal is not to “fix and help” but to simply live together in genuine, albeit messy, community, investing our whole selves in lifting up Christ for our neighbors, inviting them more deeply into the life of God.

How to Prepare to help Your Immigrant Neighbors - God's Work. Our Blog.

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blog.neiasynod.org Many of us in the Northeastern Iowa Synod have friends and neighbors and others in our community who are undocumented and live in fear of having their families torn apart and being sent away from communities where they have lived and worked for many years. You may wonder what we can do to help.

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Day after election anxiety

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giftofgrace.org Beloved Friends in Christ, At least half our nation was going to be anxious no matter what the outcome of this presidential election. So today there are many anxious people. Gift of Grace is locate…

[11/09/16]   Beloved Friends in Christ,

At least half our nation was going to be anxious no matter what the outcome of this presidential election. So today there are many anxious people. Gift of Grace is located in a “blue” state and we are located in the the bluest part of this blue state, so there is no doubt many of you who are anxious. I am myself. It is understandable.

Keep this firmly in mind: the church of Jesus Christ is not a red church or a blue church or a green church or democrat church or a republican church or an American church. Our citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20). This is not a stupid Christian platitude. This is not the Christian way of saying “its all good’ or "it doesn’t really matter". This does NOT mean we disengage from worldly politics. We are absolutely called by God to engage with this world, in every messy, ambiguous facet of it. But, we engage for the sake of others not for our own sake.

Our mission as individual Christians and as a church is to bear witness to Christ regardless of the political climate (2 Timothy 4:2). We do not do this to be right. We do not do it to stay our of harm’s way or keep our heads down. We do it in obedience to the God of love and justice Who sides with the vulnerable. The landscape changes but our concern for justice, in power and race relationships, remains equally urgent.

We cannot manage the world but, we can learn to manage ourselves. Self management is one of the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:23). Each of us can and must engage our neighbors (especially our Christian sisters and brothers) thoughtfully, truthfully and lovingly rather than from a place of anxious reaction (even if one feels anxious). It is our job to keep the main thing the main thing for the sake of the world. We are not confused about the main thing; it is Jesus Christ, our Savior, who died for the justification of the ungodly and who reconciles all creation to God. Our allegiance is to him alone. That’s what we mean when we say our citizenship is in heaven.

Peace and power to you from Christ,
Pastor Jami Fecher

Baptism and movie!

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giftofgrace.org Beloved in Christ, I have two pieces of information for you for this Sunday. 1) Luke Arthur Israel Linnemann will be baptized into Christ. He is the son of Tim Linnemann and Jocelyn Skillman. Come …

[10/04/16]   Beloved Friends,
I had to laugh out loud at Luther’s masterful and confident view on mortal sin. I was studying 1 John 5:13-18, in which it speaks of mortal sins and not mortal sins. Luther criticizes the devil for making more out of sin than should be made. It is nearly Luther’s definition of the devil, that the devil is that vicious voice that attacks tender consciences (toxic shame voice). I found it powerful that in addressing the concern many of you have expressed to me over the years, which I also have, the toxic shame voice that accuses me that I do not believe enough! Here is what Luther says, "At times the Spirit overcomes unbelief and the emotions, and thus [one] does not sin.” In other words, my shame filled (therefore arrogant) expectations need to be adjusted, so that I praise God for the times I DO BELIEVE rather than criticizing myself (with the voice of the devil) for the times (I think) I do not!

Peace and power to you from Christ,
Pastor Jami Fecher

Luther, M. (1999). Luther’s works, vol. 30: The Catholic Epistles. (J. J. Pelikan, H. C. Oswald, & H. T. Lehmann, Eds.) (Vol. 30, p. 326). Saint Louis: Concordia Publishing House.

Sermon, Sunday July 10

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giftofgrace.org I do not preach politics or sociology because it is not the Gospel. It is the context for the Gospel. The reason Christ created the church & sent it into the world is to carry God’s good news i…

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2102 N 40th St
Seattle, WA
98103

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Sunday 10:30am - 1:30am
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