Hey...There is nothing cozier than staying in bed on Sundays and having a cup of coffee. But sometimes, you need more. Come find your more at Grace, every Sunday at 9:30am!
Pastor Chris Mietlowski, Assistant to the Bishop, will be the celebrant for Greenwood Lake's annual Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service. Grace is the host this year! More information to follow.
Please look below for the latest schedule.
Some of our helpers delivered baskets to our police, fire and ambulance first responders on Sunday September 10th, 2023.
Please note some Sunday services will be held at Good Shepherd Church and some services will be Good Shepherd joining us at Grace!
While we welcome every age, Falco is our de facto mascot. He attends with Jeff, our organist, every week! this pup is definitely getting his wings!
Two of our confirmands completing a craft.
Alexa, Eliza and Jessica dropped an overflowing basket at the ambulance corps.
Next stop, the Police Station!
Last stop, the Fire House!
Erik & Darcie Barman demonstrated how the leftover palms turn into ashes for Ash Wednesday. He uses a mortar and pestle to grind the burnt palms. The bronze equipment was from his great grandfather, Ole, a 19th century Norwegian pastor,
The palms are piled into a metal ring atop a concrete slab, then burnt to ash. The video of the burning is on our Facebook page.
Once the palms are burnt, they are put into this 1771 bronze mortar then ground into a fine powder with the pestle.
Our annual Vacation Bible School went off without a hitch. Run by Sue Toscano, Janna Milazzo and Karen McNamara, with pastoral assistance by Pastor Baumgartner and a whole host of young adult and adult volunteers, the children had a very enjoyable day celebrating the birth of Jesus! More pictures in the gallery.
Baby Kayce V! And possibly one more; stay tuned!
Kailyn H and Ashlyn H
After a long slog through pandemic confirmation classes we are happy to confirm Alexa Milazzo and Elijah Caric !!!
We welcomed Kelly and Robert V and their 2 children; we also welcomed Kelly's mother, Susan.
We also welcomed Amanda and John H and their 2 daughters. Amanda was also baptized today!
One of Karen Sahler's grandchildren helps with planting the memorial tree Little Buddies dedicated in Karen's memory.
Final steps and some water for the tree.
Little Buddies Preschool has been woven into the fabric of Greenwood Lake and Grace Lutheran Church. Run by Toni and Karen, this little school became the meeting place for friendships that span decades. Toni and the school continue while mourning Karen's untimely death. This tree will grow and thrive in her honor, just as all the children she loved continue to do.
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Sue Toscano President
Janna Milazzo Vice President
Karen McNamara Secretary
Walter Mensing Treasurer (not pictured)
Erik Barman (not pictured), Diane Bramich, Arlene Fauerbach (not pictured), Jeff Hoffman, Carole Brancato
Pastor MaryLou Baumgartner, Coverage Pastor
Grace Lutheran Church is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.