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Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
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Vulnerability

By Pastor Chris Becker This is our theme for the next few weeks on Sunday morning.  We will explore the way we love and how we feel unlovable, how we can move out of shame and fear into a life of “wholeheartedness” as Brene’ Brown talks about vulnerability. We live in a vulnerable world in…

Vulnerability and Faith

by Pastor Julie Wright Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.   – Brené Brown This year’s women’s retreat focused on being vulnerable in our lives and in our faith.  We asked the question:  What does vulnerability have to do with faith?  Based on the work…

Who are you thankful for?

I was just hanging around the other day and began to think about who I am grateful for in my life.  I heard that when one has, what they call “an attitude of gratitude”. that they see people, work and even events differently.  Is that true for you?  I am going to start this new…

No Room

It never fails that at certain key times in the year God speaks clearer and louder.  As I look toward preaching about a family in need of shelter wouldn’t you know a family shows up at church in need of shelter.  A family caught in the cycle of a financial catch twenty-two.  And where do my…

A Blue Christmas Card

By Pastor Julie Wright As Elvis swoons, “I’ll have a Blue Christmas without you…” I am taken back to last Christmas Eve when I was working as a chaplain in a long-term care facility. While most of the staff was finishing up their work to head home to their families, residents and other staff were…

Does Grace Matter?

As I continue to look around me I wonder if “Grace” matters these days.  We live in a world where “earning your own way” is the norm, where being vulnerable and honest with ourselves that opens us up to what is said in Psam 51 – “Have mercy on me, O God…for I know my…

New Beginnings

I am entering a whole new era as I write this post.  For my generation “post” was a cereal company that delighted us each morning.  Today, I am learning somehting new.  So what new things are you learning about the world you live in these days?  What have you been awakened to that has brought…

Who Are We?

We at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church are people like everyone else.  We are longing for hope, peace, and affirmation.  We strive to act in ways that are life giving and to understand our purpose in relationship with those around us.  We are witnesses of God’s love and want to join God at work in the world.  We ask more questions than give…