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Posts by David Lutcher

Reflection on a Dedication

On Sunday, February 26, 2017, The Dedication of our New and Renewed Church Home was celebrated at Grace. It was a wonderful day and a culmination of years of hard work, sacrifice, and flexibility by our congregation.  I would like to share some of my feelings and perspectives from the day. First, we had a celebration that included many members of Grace…

Grace’s Thanksgiving

On Reformation Sunday, October 30, 2016 Grace’s congregation was again able to worship on the church’s site in the new fellowship room after being out of the building over four months due to construction.  I wrote a litany to celebrate where we had been to that day, and I would like to share it in these days of Thanksgiving.  Please pray it as we…

Because of You” Stewardship Sermon- October 2, 2016 “Because of You” is our 2017 Stewardship Theme. Because of you– sounds almost accusatory. Maybe you have heard those words from your spouse, your child, your parent, or a co-worker. We often use them to put blame on others rather than hold ourselves responsible. Because of you, that project didn’t get done; Because of…

“Go Home and Tell”

If someone did something really good for you, wouldn’t you want to be with them and find ways to show your gratitude for their great kindness? Well that was the feeling of  the man who through Jesus was delivered from his demons which haunted him throughout his life.  But Jesus wasn’t interested in more disciples, he was interested in sharing the good…

“40”

Those of you who are baseball fans probably know the significance of the number 42.  It was the uniform number for Jackie Robinson, the first baseball player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier that segregated the sport for more than 50 years. To remember this event, each year, Major League Baseball has a date where each player wears the number 42,…

Merry Advent!

Merry Advent! This is one of the times that the church speaks a much different message than the world. Since Halloween, and sometimes even earlier, the stores have been proclaiming “Merry Christmas” and the need to surround ourselves with the right stuff and give away the right stuff as Christmas gifts. However, if you go…

What is Thanksgiving Anyway and What About Us Today?

The origins of Thanksgiving reach back nearly four centuries. As the Pilgrims settled in Massachusetts in 1620, they barely survived the winter as over half of the original settlers died. Yet assisted by helpful Indians of the area, they were able to reap a bountiful harvest the following year. On December 13, 1621, to offer thanksgiving to God and celebrate with their…