Grace Day observed Saturday at St. Paul’s

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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St Paul’s Lutheran Church hosted Grace Day on the north edge of their church campus on Saturday, Sept. 16. Large white tents were set up so those attending could enjoy food, fellowship and friendship in the warm, sunny summer afternoon breeze.

The church constructed a first place winning float in the decorated and religious parade for the Concordia Fall Festival. That same float appeared in the Higginsville Country Fair this past weekend. More than 65 members assisted with the design, construction and decorating, making the float a reality. The float theme was based on Ephesians 3:17, “Rooted in Christ we find wings to serve” and brings attention to the 500th anniversary celebration of the Reformation of the Christian church.

Saturday, while hosting Grace Day, everything was free, just like God’s grace is free.

While “rooted in Christ,” once again, some 55 members of the church found “wings to serve.” Free haircuts, free massages, and free blood pressure checks, with plenty of free food, were offered while enjoying live musical entertainment. The youth group of the church was also involved, offering free car washes. A kids craft corner was available for the young at heart.

Appearances of the Concordia police and fire departments were on hand to show in what ways they protect and serve our town and community. St Paul’s Church recently organized a A.L.E.R.T. Disaster Team and after receiving some very extensive training, have and will continue to serve while sending volunteers to areas where storms or disasters have occurred. They are currently collecting supplies for their next assignment, which could include storm stricken areas in the states of Texas and Florida.

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