Creative and Engaging Worship, Sundays at 10:30 am with Sunday School for ages 3-12. Join Us!

Our Mission . . .We believe in a loving, merciful, generous, and creative God. In response, we will create a faith community that welcomes all and encourages everyone to grow spiritually as disciples of Jesus Christ.
We do this by:
– welcoming all into our faith community as we work to eliminate the barriers that may divide us
– building on the Lutheran tradition to grow in stewardship, discipleship, and caring for one another
– engaging in partnerships with community organizations, area congregations, and the wider church to help those in need

Grace Lutheran Church
1107 Main St. West., Hamilton, ON L8S 1B8
We are located at the corner of Main St. W. and Cline, just west of Columbia College and east of McMaster University and Hospital.

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The JRR Tolkien Discussion Group is intended to raise awareness of the literary works of JRR Tolkien. The stories he wrote are truly legendary. The themes within them of eco-spirituality, of escapism, of hope all apply today, especially in our rapidly changing chaotic world. We are currently reading the Lord of the Rings. You can join in at any time. You can access the book in pdf form at  http://www.tolkiengrace.weebly.com
Resumes in January 2020. Check back for dates.

 

 

WORSHIP IN DECEMBER – all Sunday morning services are at 10:30 am
Friday, December 13, 
we meet at St. Luke’s Anglican Church at 7:30 pm for Taize followed by a social time at William’s afterward.
Sunday, December 15, we worship at Trinity/Transfiguration at 10 am. No worship service at Grace on this Sunday.
Friday, December 20 is our Celtic Winter Worship and Celebration. The event starts at 6 pm at Grace with a creation focused outdoor worship followed by supper in Burlington and then to the Festival of Lights at Spencer Park.
Sunday, December 22, come live in the Christmas story with our Paper Bag Christmas Pageant for young and old alike. Worship at 10:30 am with communion. Guest musician is violinist Carmen Nemeth.
Christmas Eve, December 24th. Join us for a Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols with Communion at 7:30 pm. Special guest musicians!
Christmas Day, December 25th. You are welcome to worship at Trinity/St. John’s at 10 am.
Sunday December 29. No service at Grace but you are welcome to worship at Trinity/St. John’s at 10:am or at Trinity/Faith at 10:30 am.

WORSHIP IN JANUARY – all Sunday services at Grace are at 10:30 am
Sunday, January 5. Epiphany Sunday! We open our 2019 Worship Time Capsule and create a new one for 2020 followed by a soup lunch and special Epiphany Cake.
Friday, January 10. We meet at St. Luke’s Anglican Church at 7:30 pm for Taize followed by a social time at William’s afterward.
Sunday, January 12 at 10:30 am.
Sunday, January 19. We worship at Trinity/Faith at 10:30 am. No worship service at Grace.
Sunday, January 26 at 10:30 am.

All are welcome! For more information contact us at: info.glchamilton@gmail.com

There is a quiet play area for small children in the back of the church and a baby change table in the cloak room. Children 4+ are welcome to go to the craft table in Grace Hall during the sermon.

Good Food Box Program. GFBox at Grace on Tuesday, January 7 (order by  January 3). GFBox at St. John’s (downtown Hamilton at Hughson and Wilson) on December 20th (order by December 16). Call 905-527-0877 or email info.glchamilton@gmail.com for more information and to order. Cost is still $18 for 30 lbs of fresh vegetables and fruit. Subsidies available.

Learning Series: Hamilton Aging in Community (Aging Together) and Grace Lutheran resumes on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7 pm. Topic: Bring a book that you’ve been reading on Aging and Spirituality and share with the group. The evening ends with a guided meditation by yoga instructor Dina Pereira of Breathing Space Yoga.

TAI CHI
Wellness Tai Chi is based on the original principles of Taoist Tai Chi and other internal Chinese martial arts.* It is intended for students who have completed a beginner’s Taoist Tai Chi class and who wish to improve their practice and deepen their understanding of Tai Chi and similar internal martial arts forms. In addition to Tai Chi, we practice five other internal martial art forms: Lok Up Ba Fa, Hsing-I, Pa Kua, sword & sabre.
Classes are held three times a week: Mondays 4:45 – 5:45 pm., Wednesdays 4:45- 5:45 pm. & Saturdays 1:00 – 2:00 pm.
For more information, please contact Jim Bell: jsbell13@gmail.com
*Wellness Tai Chi is not affiliated with the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada.

CUMBERLAND GROUP Join us as we begin a study of the Bible through the stories of women in our scriptures. We will be using the book The Women’s Bible Commentary edited by Dr. Carol A. Newsom (Chandler School of Theology – Emory University) and Dr. Sharon H. Ringe (Wesley Theological Seminary) and listen to podcasts  delivered by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt Divinity School. To register for this study group please call 905 527 0877 or email info.glchamilton@gmail.com.  Meetings resume in February. Check back for dates.

Spiritual Cinema Circle
Resumes on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 7 pm.

"Jesus replied, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."
The Gospel of John 6:35