Community Updates

Grace Midweek Updates

Grace Office
February 7, 2023

This past Sunday, we considered Paul's prayer for the Ephesians to actualize the spiritual blessings available to them in Christ. His desire was to see these Christians embrace more and more of God's love, and that is my prayer for us today. To go deeper, listen to Nelson's sermon here.

Weekend Silent Retreat. February 24 – 26, 2023

The weekend Silent Retreat tradition continues! These retreats are our opportunity to rest in the beauty and quiet of Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center, to seek the face of God, and find yourselves held in Jesus' loving gaze. This is good for the soul. Really good! Participants will meet one-on-one with our retreat leaders on Saturday and Sunday as a way to check in, see how the retreat is going, and to provide prayer materials for your retreat. There are trails nearby, amazing views of Puget Sound, warm fireplaces, and your own bedroom/bathroom for your privacy and relaxation. "God never tires of giving, nor can He exhaust His mercies. Let us not tire of receiving." St Teresa of Avila

Register early as space is limited and often fills up! We have 1 spot left! Cost: $269.00 Scholarships are available, apply for one here. Deadline to register is now February 14, 2023, you can register here. For questions email:

Parents of Youth Meeting. All parents who have kids (or will soon have kids) in Youth Group are invited to meet with Nelson in the chapel this Sunday, February 12, immediately following the service. This 1 hour meeting is an opportunity for you to get to know Nelson, hear his vision for our youth group, and ask any questions you might have. Lunch will be provided for you as well as childcare! Sign up here. Congregational Meeting. Save the date, Sunday, March 5 after the service. Lunch and childcare will be provided.

Women in Ministry Leadership. Our congregation is entering a time of learning, prayer, and discernment with regards to whether or not women can and should be ordained to the priesthood.

Little Saigon Community Clean Up. Join Summit High School (1025 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104) on Saturday, February 11th, 12-2 PM (pastries and hot beverages provided) by picking up garbage and debris. This is a tangible way to make a positive impact in one of the neighborhoods in our city. Youth Group students and families are especially invited. Bring a water bottle- other supplies provided. RSVP online or to Tess Sorbo by Wednesday, February 8th.Sunday Morning Prayer Group. We have felt a steady and growing prompting from God to pray regularly for our congregation and the work God has given us to do. A group is now gathering during Christian Formation Hour to pray to God for his transforming and healing kingdom to spread in us and through us. For questions, please contact Darik Taniguchi.Grace Presents ... Jon Guerra and John Van Deusen! For the first time ever, Grace is hosting a concert and we'd love to have a strong turnout from folks in the congregation to support these awesome musicians. Austin-based folk psalmist Jon Guerra and Washington State singer-songwriter John Vandeusen are performing Saturday night Feb 18 at 6:45 pm. All ages welcome. You can purchase tickets here. Email Sara with questions. Make an evening out of it and join us!

Serving the City Partner Lunches. Get to know more about some of the organizations that Serving the City (STC) partners with and learn about the people that they serve. In an effort to create more awareness of the work of STC, we will host a series of lunch meetings after worship on the 4th Sunday of each month. We will have a speaker from a different organization each month. We will gather at the Layne at 12:30 and the events will last approximately 90 minutes. Food will be provided, please RSVP by emailing Drew with any food restrictions so that we can plan accordingly.

2022 Giving Statements. We sent out giving statements last week. If you gave in 2022 but have not received on, please email Nicole.

Soul Care Seattle. Grace is blessed to partner with Soul Care Seattle, an urban retreat and spiritual direction ministry on Capitol Hill.  They have many different opportunities to grow your relationship with God.

Save the Date: Women’s Retreat, March 17-19. Men's Retreat. May 5-7. Both will be at the Rainbow Lodge. More details to come!

Blessings to you,

Grace Office

Weekly Calendar at a Glance
Sun 02/12 Christian Formation Hour @ 9 AM & Worship @ 10:15 AM