Ways to Worship
The following are the updated procedures/guidelines for Worship Safety. If you have
any questions please feel free to speak with anyone from council or Pastor Eric.
In Person Worship Guidelines and Information
Effective January 19, 2023
1. If you are sick, have symptoms, or may have been exposed to someone who is positive
for covid, please stay home.
2. Frequent use of hand sanitizer is encouraged
3. Masks are optional but encouraged throughout the church. Please be considerate of
Council will revisit and/or reinstate various safety measures at church if risk level for the
county and/or Ely rises back to the high level, according to CDC and MDH metrics.
Social Livestream Tech Volunteers needed, Pastor Eric and the Worship and Music Committee are seeking interested individuals who might like to help with running the livestream for worship. Volunteers would be trained on how to run the livestream and given opportunities to learn with those who have already run livestream. Please contact Pastor Eric if you are interested or have questions.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT GRACE…..
Josh Brang is the Chef/Caterer for the movie crew in town. Josh will be using our kitchen for food prep and storing food from now until June 2nd.
Greg, Heidi, and Gabe Mann invite the Grace Congregation to a graduation reception in Gabe's honor, June 3, open house from 3 to 6 p.m., in the church fellowship hall.
Commemorative Brick Program. The program will run through the end of the year, with new bricks being blessed and installed in late spring next year. Sample bricks, information brochures and order forms are available on the table outside the outer office window. We have arranged for a new brick design to go along with our theme this year, “Surround Grace with Love”. A sample of the design is also on display. Call or see Sue Flesvig (365-2253) if you have any questions.
Grace Choir is off to an amazing start. Thank you to those who have been participating, the choir can use some more people in each section. If you are interested, please contact Patti Stoddard. Choir practice is at 5pm on Wednesdays.
June Graceful Dining Summer Graceful Dining will begins on Tuesday, June 20, 5:00, Tom and BJ Kobierski’s deck. Bring an appetizer or sweet to share. The theme will be Antipasto Sicilian Style. Sign-up by June 5, if interested. Details will be emailed.
Communion bread bakers needed– Grace is in need of people to bake communion bread for each Sunday’s worship. There will be a sign-up sheet on the outer office window.
Pastor Larry’s office hours are Monday- Wednesday, 9am-1pm (or as needed the rest of the week). If you wish to meet with Pastor Larry, please call the church office 218-365-5605. Pastor Larry’s mobile phone 218-235-8636.
Grace Lutheran Church Closing Policy
- Grace Lutheran will follow the Ely School system when deciding to close during the school year due to inclement weather
- All church related activities will be canceled when the Ely Schools are closed or let out early
- You are encouraged to use caution when traveling, use your best judgment when road and weather conditions are more severe