Grace Lutheran Church and School


Glimpse of Grace

Be a Neighborly Neighbor

Posted by Jennifer Beasley on

Hello! Welcome to this week’s, Glimpse of Grace.  

As our school week ends and our weekend begins, I am excited to share a glimpse of what has happened at Grace, this week.  

Viking Victories

Saturday was a big win for our Cross-Country Team. There were eleven teams that competed. Our very own 3rd through 6th grade Viking Girls, placed 2nd in the 1-mile race!  And our third through sixth grade Viking Boys, demonstrated “Team Running”, by winning the 1-mile race with seven Vikings placing in the top twelve.

Our seventh and eighth grade girls were short a few runners in the 2–mile race, but they stayed the course and placed second! Our very own, Anna Scholtens was the overall winner. Way to go! 

Run after your dreams Anna

Our seventh and eighth- grade boys did not disappoint the spectators. In the last fifty yards of the race, Peter Armstrong and Henry Niermann and their ferocious-Grace- Viking- kicks surpassed competitors with a fierce finishing touch.  

We cannot be prouder of our Grace Runners. All of them are AMAZING! 

Tuesday, our Volleyball Vikings had their own test of endurance on. With three games happening in one night! This weekend all Volleyball Vikings, Varsity Boys and Girls and JV, will be in tournament. Praying for them! 

Backpack Blessing  

Sunday, we kicked off the beginning of the Sunday School year. All children were encouraged to bring their backpacks to worship for the Backpack Blessing. During the children’s sermon, we prayed blessings on the backpacks and all that the backpacks symbolize; learning, growth, and new adventures ahead. Children received a blessing charm they attached to their backpacks to remind them that God goes with them in all they do this year. 

Cookie Contribution 

This week we took part in the 9/11 Day of Service at the 700 Bonnie Brae 9/11 Lemon AID stand through cookie contributions and service. We are reminded to be a neighborly neighbor and be of service to our community.  

 #OneGoodDeed #911Day #Honor911 #NeverForget 


And that is a wrap (pun intended, as there is another cookie to eat)...

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Have a blessed weekend!  

With Grace,


Tags: blessings, community service, cross country


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