"Return to Grace"
Aug
31
7:30pm 7:30pm

"Return to Grace"

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

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PTV Basketball Camp
Jul
17
5:30pm 5:30pm

PTV Basketball Camp

Join us for our 5th Annual Basketball Camp hosted by Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, July 17th-20th. 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 (5:30-6:45PM)

Session 2 - Grades 4-6 Boys and Girls (7:00-8:30PM)

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Congregational Open Forum
Jun
25
11:10am11:10am

Congregational Open Forum

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. 

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Summer Worship/Bible Hour
Jun
18
10:30am10:30am

Summer Worship/Bible Hour

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

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Summer Worship/Bible Hour
Jun
11
10:30am10:30am

Summer Worship/Bible Hour

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 11th -- Loving Your Family Too Much

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Summer Worship/Bible Hour
Jun
4
10:30am10:30am

Summer Worship/Bible Hour

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 4th -- Unless the Lord Builds the House

 

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Confirmation Sunday
May
7
10:30am10:30am

Confirmation Sunday

Worship will begin at 10:30am with the Rite of Confirmation.
The confirmands will share publicly and essay they have written about what their faith means to them and then make their confirmation promises and receive their confirmation blessings.
Join us in celebrating the work that the Holy Spirit has done in their lives so far.

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Congregational Garage Sale
May
6
7:00am 7:00am

Congregational Garage Sale

Amazing Grace is hosting a Congregational Garage Sale form the community. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Youth Group's Summer Camp South retreat in Covington, GA this July. Besides items for sale, there will be snow cones and bake sale items.

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Easter Festival Worship
Apr
16
9:00am 9:00am

Easter Festival Worship

Christ is Risen! He is Risen, Indeed! The results of sin plague every facet of our existence, sometimes so much so that life often seems hopeless. That’s why we need to remember that sin’s curse has been dealt a fatal blow. The day Jesus rose from the dead is the day the end began for everything bad in our world. Our Easter celebration begins as we remember that the greatest enemy of all—death—was conquered by life. Though the form of death remains, it has been robbed of its true essence and power, its ability to separate us from our God and from our loved ones. Jesus lives! Death is dead!

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Easter Dawn Worship
Apr
16
6:30am 6:30am

Easter Dawn Worship

The results of sin plague every facet of our existence, sometimes so much so that life often seems hopeless. That’s why we need to remember that sin’s curse has been dealt a fatal blow. The day Jesus rose from the dead is the day the end began for everything bad in our world. Our Easter celebration begins as we remember that the greatest enemy of all—death—was conquered by life. Though the form of death remains, it has been robbed of its true essence and power, its ability to separate us from our God and from our loved ones. Jesus lives! Death is dead!

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Good Friday Worship
Apr
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Good Friday Worship

So often the impression is given that our relationship with God is mainly about all the ways in which we need to change and that salvation is dependent upon self-improvement. Thankfully, God has provided a substitute for self-improvement. Rather than change, he offers an exchange: our sin, guilt, and death for his holiness, innocence, and life. Today the exchange God made reaches its culmination as we remember Jesus’ death on the cross. Salvation by self-improvement would lead to endless frustration and futile exhaustion. However, the salvation won by Jesus is a one-and-done accomplished fact.

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Maundy Thursday Worship
Apr
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Maundy Thursday Worship

So often the impression is given that our relationship with God is mainly about all the ways in which we need to change and that salvation is dependent upon self-improvement. Thankfully, God has provided a substitute for self-improvement. Rather than change, he offers an exchange: our sin, guilt, and death for his holiness, innocence, and life. On Holy Thursday, we remember the exchange Jesus made with regards to the most important meal his people gathered for. He replaced a meal that was merely a symbol pointing ahead to his work with a meal that delivered the real thing: his body and blood, the price he paid for our salvation.

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Palm Sunday Worship
Apr
9
10:30am10:30am

Palm Sunday Worship

So often the impression is given that our relationship with God is mainly about all the ways in which we need to change and that salvation is dependent upon self-improvement. Thankfully, God has provided a substitute for self-improvement. Rather than change, he offers an exchange: our sin, guilt, and death for his holiness, innocence, and life. As we wrap up the season of Lent and prepare our hearts for Holy Week, we see the resolution with which Jesus was willing to make the exchange God planned for. He rode into Jerusalem, knowing certain death awaited, for the joy it brought him to save us from sin. Therefore, we join with the Palm Sunday crowd in hailing him as our Savior and king.

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Ash Wednesday
Mar
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Ash Wednesday

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!

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Women's Bible Study
Feb
28
7:15pm 7:15pm

Women's Bible Study

Every month we are privileged to have Rachel Zahn lead the women of Amazing Grace in a Bible Study at the parsonage. It is a wonderful opportunity to not only study the bible but enjoy fellowship with other female members of our church. Our next date is Tuesday February 28th at 7:15PM. It is a very casual, relaxed atmosphere. Please mark your calendar and join the group.

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Chili Cook-Off
Jan
29
12:00pm12:00pm

Chili Cook-Off

Join us for our Annual Chili-Cook Off and Congregational Information Meeting. We'll enjoy the delicious delicacies and conversation with friends from church. Following the food they'll be a recap of past ministry and upcoming ministry along with information about our proposed Ministry Program Subsidy Agreement and Church Extension Fund Loan Refinancing.

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Dec
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

What is it about this child that causes people to stop on December 24th and enter into church for the first time in months or the second time in a week to listen to the Christmas story and sing the famous Christmas carols? What is it about this child that sets him apart from the other 245 children born every second in the world? What is it about this child that his name, while others' names will fade from our memory, his will remain the pre-eminent name in all of human history? 

Join us this Christmas and Focus On Christ who Changes Everything!

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Christmas Caroling
Dec
18
12:00pm12:00pm

Christmas Caroling

Spread Christmas cheer and gospel joy to the residents of the Bridgewater care facility here in Carolina Forest through our annual Christmas caroling outing from Amazing Grace Lutheran. Christmas caroling is a fine example of Christian love. It is gratuitous grace, free of charge, and offered with no strings attached. What a fine expression of the unconditional gospel!

Plans are still pending for the afternoon's festivities, but they will include a trip to the senior living facility. When more details are available they will be posted here and distributed through the congregation's normal communication channels.

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Trunk or Treat
Oct
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 30th5PM 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.

Schedule

  • 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.

 

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Oct
30
10:30am10:30am

Festival of the Lutheran Reformation

Festival of the Lutheran Reformation

Today we celebrate the Festival of the Reformation of the Church. What does that mean? It means that today we remember why we’re called Lutherans.

The effect of the Lutheran Reformation of the Church on the history of the world can hardly be overstated. Quite simply, it caused one of the most profound sea-changes in history. In fact, when US News and World Report ranked the most important events of the last 1000 years, the Lutheran Reformation placed second, right behind Gutenberg’s moveable type printing press. Now consider that for a minute… That means that they considered the Lutheran Reformation to be of greater significance than the discovery of the New World (number 3 on the list).

But why? And who was this Luther guy? He was a monk, a priest, a professor at a little university in Wittenberg, Germany. Why would a guy like that be listed at the third most influential person of the last 1000 years (1000 Years and 1000 People, Gottlieb and Bowers)? More important than Einstein, Edison, George Washington, etc.?

Why? All for the reason that we call ourselves “Lutherans” and celebrate this Festival of the Lutheran Reformation.

During the dark days of the Middle Ages, the truth of God’s Word was hidden away in monasteries. The church of that day was not teaching that we are saved by Jesus’ death and resurrection. Instead, people were told that they needed to try and earn their way to heaven—or worse, that they had to buy their way to heaven. The truth of God’s word was rejected, and the traditions of men put in its place.

Dr. Luther changed all that on October 31, 1517, when he nailed 95 Statements for Debate on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. He said that the Bible should be our only source of teaching, not man-made traditions. He showed that God saved us by grace alone, by faith alone. He returned the Bible into the hands of the people, and quite literally changed the world.

Today, we are not here to celebrate a man. We’re here to celebrate the grace of God who reformed his Church, and brought back the pure and simple teaching that had been lost: Jesus Christ died and rose for me, so I will be in heaven forever. Period!

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New Worship Series
Oct
2
10:30am10:30am

New Worship Series

"I'm spiritual, but not religious." 

"You don't have to go to church to be a Christian." 

"I'm a believer, but I don't like organized religion."

It seems that more and more people are choosing to practice their faith by themselves.  Congregational life can be complicated, messy, restricting, and frustrating.  So why not get back to just "me and God"?

But what if God never designed us for that?  What if we were made to be a community?

"Community" is a 4-week sermon series about God's design for his people. We'll study how God intends us to practice our faith together and tackle some of the challenges that have driven people to avoid Christian community. Join us, Sunday, October 2nd as we begin this new series!

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Anniversary Celebration Sunday
Sep
25
10:30am10:30am

Anniversary Celebration Sunday

You are cordially invited to join us as we thank our gracious God for...  15 years of gospel outreach in Myrtle Beach, SC; 10 years of gospel ministry by Pastor Zahn; 5 years of gospel centered activity through our church facility.

Join us as we celebrate God's grace and goodness on Sunday, September 25th. Our guest preacher will be Pastor Chuck Westra of Christ our Savior Lutheran Church - Columbia, TN. Pastor Westra is our South Atlantic Disctrict's President. Previous to serving in his current role, Pastor Westra served as the chairman of the WELS Board for Home Missions which oversees the mission church plants across our church body.

Lunch will be served after worship followed by a program/presentation.

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