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09/16/2020

When the sun is just right, the windows at Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Milwaukee upgrade from beautiful to stunning!   The glisten of carefully crafted gems, the precision of the color patterns, the grandeur of the stories they tell and comforting truths that they convey. It’s breathtaking!  And to consider the work was done at the turn of the 20th Century, 170 years ago makes it even more incredible!

Hear the stories of our windows and grow to appreciate their beauty and symbolism.  If you’d like, follow along on a virtual tour of the sanctuary by CLICKING HERE!  

See and hear how the windows tell about “God’s Grace at Grace!” 

CLICK HERE to view the "multitasking organist" graphic referenced in the podcast.  

09/13/2020

The Church forgives as God forgives.

Can we, who have been forgiven so much, hesitate to forgive those who sin against us? Jesus urges to imitate his love. He warns us not to imitate the example of the unmerciful servant.

Prayer:

Lord, we pray that your mercy and grace may always go before and follow after us that, loving you with undivided hearts, we may be ready for every good and useful work; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

09/09/2020

Built in 1900, the structure that you know of as Grace Lutheran Church on the corner of Juneau and Broadway has been a mainstay in the downtown Milwaukee community.  The group of German Christians that called this congregation their home brought God glory in the building of 2 churches – one dedicated in 1851 and the current structure to replace it, dedicated in 1901!  These churches were built to God’s glory and became a place where God’s glory is proclaimed and has been for a collective 170 years.  Listen to this first in the series episode to learn about and further appreciate the unique blessing that the church building is to the ministry here.  Join in and learn about “God’s Grace at Grace”

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09/16/2020

When the sun is just right, the windows at Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Milwaukee upgrade from beautiful to stunning!   The glisten of carefully crafted gems, the precision of the color patterns, the grandeur of the stories they tell and comforting truths that they convey. It’s breathtaking!  And to consider the work was done at the turn of the 20th Century, 170 years ago makes it even more incredible!

Hear the stories of our windows and grow to appreciate their beauty and symbolism.  If you’d like, follow along on a virtual tour of the sanctuary by CLICKING HERE!  

See and hear how the windows tell about “God’s Grace at Grace!” 

CLICK HERE to view the "multitasking organist" graphic referenced in the podcast.  

09/13/2020

The Church forgives as God forgives.

Can we, who have been forgiven so much, hesitate to forgive those who sin against us? Jesus urges to imitate his love. He warns us not to imitate the example of the unmerciful servant.

Prayer:

Lord, we pray that your mercy and grace may always go before and follow after us that, loving you with undivided hearts, we may be ready for every good and useful work; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

09/09/2020

Built in 1900, the structure that you know of as Grace Lutheran Church on the corner of Juneau and Broadway has been a mainstay in the downtown Milwaukee community.  The group of German Christians that called this congregation their home brought God glory in the building of 2 churches – one dedicated in 1851 and the current structure to replace it, dedicated in 1901!  These churches were built to God’s glory and became a place where God’s glory is proclaimed and has been for a collective 170 years.  Listen to this first in the series episode to learn about and further appreciate the unique blessing that the church building is to the ministry here.  Join in and learn about “God’s Grace at Grace”

09/06/2020

The Church guards the faith of others.

Jesus calls his people to reach out to the world. He also calls us to approach people we know, even brothers and sisters, who are giving in to sin and risking unbelief. This is "mission work" at its hardest.

Prayer:

O Lord Jesus Christ, preserve the congregation of believers with your never-failing mercy. Help us avoid whatever is wicked and harmful, and guide us in the way that leads to our salvation; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

08/30/2020

The Church lives under the cross.

Following Jesus brings countless blessings, but among them are not leisure and freedom from trouble. As believers carry out their work as the Church, they can expect opposition and hardship. Carrying a cross often identifies a person as a Christian.

Prayer:

O God, you have called your servants to ventures of faith of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

08/26/2020

 Revelation is one of the most discussed and most misunderstood books in the whole Bible.  While the pastors at Grace don’t have all the answers for you, I think you’ll benefit from listening to this podcast and being shown some of the glory of this unique book of Scripture.  Through its sights and symbols and visions, God reveals to John and to us one glorious and simple truth!  JESUS WINS!!  So read this glorious book and enjoy this only slightly less glorious discussion of the book of Revelation!

08/23/2020

The Church stand forever.

To the human eye, the visible Church often seems weak and ineffective. Not so, says Jesus. God preserves the faithful follower.

Prayer:

Almighty God, whom to know is everlasting life, grant us to know Your Son, Jesus, to be the way, the truth, and the life that we may boldly confess Him to be the Christ and steadfastly walk in the way that leads to life eternal; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Amen.

08/19/2020

Hebrews is a marvelous book in the new Testament, a beautiful sermon on the intent and purpose of the Old Testament ceremonial code.  God commanded what worship should look like in the Old Testament and with good reason.  Everything pointed forward to Jesus.  Now faced with the temptation to revert back to the Old Testament style of worship, the writer of this beautiful book warns of the danger of backsliding.  Jesus is better than Moses, than the High Priest, than the Sabbath Day.  His blood paid the full price of our sins.  His sacrifice was sufficient!!  Don’t slide away from Jesus!  He’s the best and the only Savior!!  

08/16/2020

The Church Is For All People.

Jesus helps us to see that his love is for all and encourages his people to reach out to those of all nationalities, cultures and backgrounds.

Prayer:

Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift of grace that we come into your presences and offer true and faithful service. Grant that our worship on earth may always be pleasing to you, and in the life to come give us the fulfillment of what you have promised; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

08/11/2020

As Paul sees the end of his life approaching, he makes his final preparations and gives his final encouragements to his son in the faith and partner in the gospel - Timothy.   His confidence, hope and joy are inspiring in their own regard, and especially so when considering that he wrote these words and held this hope even from his dungeon jail cell!  We can take his words and be encouraged to praise God, in any and every situation!