The world can be a dark place. We see it in the news. We see it in our lives. But on the first Christmas, a brilliant light pierced the darkness. The child born in a Bethlehem stable had come to bring the light of forgiveness and peace to a darkened world. Join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! Our Christmas Lessons and Carols will feature bible readings, favorite Christmas carols, and a place to bask in the light of the Christ child.
A Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord!
The world can be a dark place. We see it in the news. We see it in our lives. But on the first Christmas, a brilliant light pierced the darkness. The child born in a Bethlehem stable had come to bring the light of forgiveness and peace to a darkened world. Join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ! Our Christmas worship will feature an inspiring message, favorite Christmas carols, and a place to bask in the light of the Christ child.
A Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord!
Parents, get some time to yourselves for your own Christmas preparations while your children are reminded of the real meaning of Christmas. Your kids will love the crafts, games, music, snacks, and Bible Story all focusing on the greatest gift ever given – Jesus.
Children ages 3-9 years are invited. Cost is $10/child.
Join us on this day as we give thanks to God for the blessings he has abundantly lavished on us. Each and every day he provides what we need. Each and every day he graciously gives. Each and every day we get to testify to his goodness and grace seen most clearly in Christ Jesus, our Savior. God give us grateful hearts to confess him with thanksgiving.
Talk of a final day of judgment has a tendency to elicit fear in the human heart. The conscience knows the truth. We’re guilty. In that light justice seems to be the last thing anyone would want. But we know God’s justice in Christ. Because of Jesus’ substitutionary death we have been declared righteous in God’s sight. For us the verdict is “innocent.” Bring it on!
Sunday, October 28th 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.
In our worship today, we celebrate the 501st anniversary of the Reformation of the Christian Church. Tracing our heritage back to Martin Luther's posting of the Ninety-Five theses on October 31, 1517, we join with God's children throughout the world to thank Him for saving us by His grace alone through faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The precious Gospel of Christ's life, death, and resurrection is the central truth of Holy Scripture, and it alone has the power to set us free from sin as we cling to Christ by faith. This is a message Christ has commissioned us to share. May the Lord bless us today as we worship Him and empower us to confidently confess him in our daily living. "Lord, keep us steadfast in Your Word!"
In the sequence of Road to Emmaus, Come Follow Me, and My Son My Savior is the fourth and final movie from WELS, titled To the Ends of the Earth. The movie follows Paul’s remarkable visit to the city of Philippi, recorded in Acts 16. It shows how Paul connected with people from all walks of life, demonstrating that the good news of Jesus is indeed for all people—to the very ends of the earth. Next Sunday we will view the movie and then in the following weeks use it as a basis for our Bible Study entitled: To The Ends of the Earth!
What will that Bible Study cover? Great question! Jesus came not just to benefit one type of people. Jesus was God’s answer of love for people of every culture or background. The message of Jesus is a power that changes even the most unlikely hearts. It gives truth to the seeker, hope to the hopeless, and freedom to the oppressed. God sends messengers to share the life-changing story of Jesus to the ends of the earth. Join us as we consider…
1. October 21st — To The Ends Of The Earth (The Movie)
2. October 28th — The Call of God (Paul)
3. November 4th — The Gospel Goes to Foreign Cultures (Timothy)
4. November 11th — The Seeker Discovers Truth (Lydia)
5. November 18th — The Oppressed is Set Free (Slave girl)
6. November 25th — The Hopeless Gains Faith (Jailer)
7. December 2th — The Believers Gather in Joy (Philippi church)
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!