The celebration service for VBS 2018 will be held at 10:30 A.M. this Sunday at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church. It will be followed by a free light lunch and activities.
The service will include a combination of songs and Bible lessons from this week at VBS, as well as a message by Pastor Zahn based on our VBS theme passage.
We hope you’ll join us for this great time of family fun! You’re welcome to invite grandparents, neighbors, friends and other relatives!
Join us for our 6th Annual Basketball Camp hosted by Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, July 16th-19th. The Camp will be held at the Carolina Recreation Center.
Children entering 1st - 6th grade will be introduced to basic skills, such as footwork, dribbling, passing, and shooting form. Modified equipment is used to help players learn these skills and achieve success. In addition, players learn about sportsmanship and God's love for them through a short devotion.
Session 1 - Grades 1-3 Boys and Girls (6:00-7:15PM)
Session 2 - Grades 4-6 Boys and Girls (7:15-8:45PM)
At Splash Canyon VBS, our children learn that God's promises encourage, support, and sustain them in life. Kids confidently celebrate that Jesus, their greatest promise, has won the victory over sin, death, and Satan and that He acts through His Word and keeps His promises. Because of God's faithfulness, we can confidently ride through life - with all of its ups and downs, twists and turns.
Amazing Grace Lutheran Church invites children ages 3 through (rising) 5th grade to Vacation Bible School held at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church located at 2240 Carolina Forest Blvd, in Carolina Forest. Each day is filled with stories, crafts, skits, music, games, snacks, friends, and fun. The cost is $15/child to cover t-shirt, snacks, and crafts.
This ancient service begins in the Gathering Space, and continues with a candlelit processional into the darkened church. We remember our Baptism, our Savior God, and his death. The second half of the service bursts forth in Easter joy as we begin the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord. Easter Holy Communion is served.
The Day: In the early church, the Saturday of Holy Week was called the “Great Sabbath.” It was a day of meditation, fasting, and reflection in preparation for Easter. The Easter Vigil has been celebrated regularly since the days of Constantine the Great (300 A.D.)
The Service: It is called a “vigil” because it is a service of watching and waiting, using prayer, Scripture, and hymns. It is composed of four parts: The service of light, the service of lessons, the service of baptism, and the service of Holy Communion.
The Vigil remembers the great Passover of God. On the night when the 10th plague, the plague of the firstborn, struck the land of Egypt, God promised to deliver all his people whose doors were marked by the blood of a Passover lamb. God’s judgment would pass over them.
Centuries later, God fulfilled that first Passover, with the sacrifice of the Lamb of God during the Passover feast. Now we are assured that because of the blood of that Lamb, God’s judgment passes over us.
Vigils remain a popular service, but are often thought of in other ways. Our Christmas Eve services and New Year’s Eve services are modern-day vigils. Even Easter sunrise services have their roots in the historic service we observe tonight.
No matter what the mess we might make in our lives, God doesn't wait to see if we're worth it before offering a helping hand. Instead, he reaches right into the mess with his grace and forgiveness. Good Friday is the Church’s solemn remembrance that our Savior’s intervention was accomplished by him and him alone. No help was there. No help was needed. No imitation is required. His substitution for us means the work is finished!
No matter what the mess we might make in our lives, God doesn't wait to see if we're worth it before offering a helping hand. Instead, he reaches right into the mess with his grace and forgiveness. On Maundy Thursday we celebrate the fact that Jesus brought an end to the old and ushered in the new. The old covenant was a two-sided agreement between God and his people. His blessing depended on their obedience. Jesus established the new covenant in which forgiveness and salvation are offered freely. Tonight we celebrate the new covenant—and the new meal that delivers it to us!
No matter what the mess we might make in our lives, God doesn't wait to see if we're worth it before offering a helping hand. Instead, he reaches right into the mess with his grace and forgiveness. This week we see that the problem within us is our hostility toward God. When God surveys our condition he sees people raging against the exclusive claims of a sovereign God even as their hostility drives them to destruction. But God intervenes by sending his Son in humility to willingly suffer hostility that we might be spared from the just wrath of God and exalted to the highest heaven. God has intervened with humility in hostility!
Join us this Palm Sunday as we begin our journey with Jesus through Holy Week!
Join us at church this Wednesday, starting at 6:00 pm.
We'll meet for dinner and enjoy some Christian fellowship.
We'll continue with a devotion at 6:45 pm.
Join us Wednesday, March 1st at 6:45 PM as we begin our journey through the season of Lent. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the season in the Church Year known as Lent.
The word Lent comes from an Old English word for Spring (“lengten,” the time of the year when the days grow longer). For the last 1700 years, the Church has set aside the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter as a time of special preparation. It is a time of repentance and renewal.
During Lent, our rejoicing is muted as we remember our Lord’s suffering and death. But it is with a purpose: we know that the Lord who died took up his life again on Easter Sunday morning. So our 40 days of Lent are ones lived in the certain hope of the resurrection.
The color of the season is purple. Purple is the ancient color of royalty. We have this kind of king: he wore a crown of thorns, and carried a cross for us. Thanks be to God!
We enjoyed our evenings out the “Breaking Bread” during the fall that everyone requested that we keep it going. It was really fun learning more about each other on a personal level.
This evening we meet at Capriccio
1285 38th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach (Authentic Italian)
Sunday, October 29th 5PM till 7PM
Trunk Decorating Information
What do I do?
- Decorate your vehicle’s trunk to your most creative potential. You are responsible for providing whatever materials are required. You are responsible to provide candy too.
- Be present at your trunk from 5:45-6:30 p.m.
- Welcome all guests in a friendly way and distribute candy to the children.
What are the rules or guidelines?
- Choose a theme for your trunk. Be as creative as possible.
- Avoid themes that stress the devil, witches, death, blood, fear, etc. We want this to be a safe, fun environment.
- Electricity will not be provided.
- Make safety a priority. Use candles and open flames with extreme caution. Have a responsible adult at your vehicle at all times.
A dinner will be served from 5:00-5:45 PM (main course provided; please bring a dish to pass)
Age appropriate games & crafts will be after dinner from 5:45 – 6:15 PM
6:15 – 7:00PM will be the Parade of costumes and Trunk or Treating
Prizes will be given for the best decorated trunks, costumes, and family decorated pumpkins. Families will display their pumpkins by their vehicles and we will assign them numbers for voting.
Why would we talk about something that happened 500 years ago?
This one event forever changed the landscape of Christianity and the world as we know it. Saving peace was restored in the face of spiritual persecution. 500 years later, these truths are still bringing souls from tumultuous storms of legalism into the tranquil harbor of grace.
After centuries of abuse, Martin Luther rocked the boat of the oppressive religious leaders who were creating waves inside of souls rather than calming them. Luther and the reformers restored the eternal gospel in the Bible which proclaim of forgiveness for all—truths that most of the Church had either forgotten, never heard of, or rejected. We don’t just talk about the Reformation because it’s an important storm in history, but because it’s vital for present peace and future comfort.
Way back in 1517, a few simple yet profound ideas changed everything – not just for the church, but for the whole world with it. Five hundred years later, those ideas are still shocking and radical. Today we acknowledge that God alone deserves the glory for the rescue he has accomplished for us. 500 years ago people were more likely to give glory to their rituals and behavior than to God. Today people are very interested in how God should glorify us with happiness and fulfillment, but not so interested in finding happiness and fulfillment in the gifts God has already given. Today we confess that God has saved us in Christ, and we are more than happy to thank him by saying, *”To God alone be the glory!”
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, Amazing Grace Lutheran Church is hosting a special one-time screening of the new film "A Return to Grace: Luther's Life and Legacy". The radical events, compelling personalities, and exciting drama of the Reformation are brought to life in this film. It features thrilling reenactments of the sixteenth-century events with commentary from leading church-history experts. The plans are set for AMC Broadway 17 on Thursday, August 31st at 7:30 PM. Unlike a traditional movie showing, this screening requires advance ticket purchasing. You can also purchase tickets at http://luthermovie.link/MyrtleBeach
Congregational Open Forum is scheduled for Sunday, June 25th following worship. All are encouraged to attend as a recap of the past six months of ministry will be provided while sharing a number of upcoming events and opportunities to serve. Make plans to attend this important meeting.
Our summer schedule begins Sunday, June 4th. Kids G.R.O.W is on summer hiatus, as is adult Bible class. But throughout the summer, we run a simple and fun 20 minute class, immediately following a 40 minute worship. This year the 20 minute Bible Study will be intergenerational. Christ in the Family, the Bible Study, has discussion questions geared at various groups: twelve-and-younger, teenagers, adults. It calls on certain people for answers - parents, children, grandparents. There are twelve lessons, dealing with a variety of family issues that will benefit each of us as we explore them on the basis of God's Word.
June 18th -- Do Not Despise Discipline