Welcome Statement

We welcome you to Grace Lutheran Church.


We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy
  rich, dirt poor, black, brown or white.  
We extend a special welcome to crying newborns, squirming children,  and frazzled
  moms and dads.  
We welcome you if you can sing like Andrea Bocelli or like some of us, who can't carry
  a note in a bucket.  
You're welcome here if you're "just browsing", just woke up or just got out of jail.
We don't care if you're more Lutheran than Martin Luther, or haven't been in church
  since little Joey's Baptism.  
We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to
  teenagers who are growing up too fast.  
We welcome starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians
  and junk-food eaters.  
We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted.  
We welcome you if you're having problems, down in the dumps or if you don't like
  "organized religion", we've been there too.  
We offer a special welcome to those who are left-wing, right-wing, or middle of the road.
  If you are here only because you are visiting grandma and she wanted you to go
   to church with her, we welcome you.  
We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both.  
We welcome those in flip flops or three piece suits.  
We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now.  
We welcome vacationers, snow-birds, year-rounders, seekers, doubters....and you!  
We welcome you to Grace Lutheran Church, because we are a “house for all sinners
  and saints”, gathered by the grace of God. 
Grace is a place of faith, hope and healing for all.

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