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.
Rev. Loretta Jaunzarins M.Div, PCSG
Pastor, Spiritual Healing Coach, Healing Circle Facilitator
905 527 0877
If you are in need of pastoral care, hospital visitation, funeral services, would like baptism for yourself or your child, or discuss your wedding, please contact Pastor Loretta at email@example.com or call 905 527 0877. She would be happy to assist!
New Group! JRR Tolkien Discussion Group – Saturday, March 30, 2-4 pm here at Grace.
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.
Here is the reading for the first session: on_fairy-stories_tolkien_1947
Join us for worship on Sundays at 10:30 am during this Season of Lent when as explore how Holy Language can change your life!
NOTE: On Sunday, March 24, there will be no worship service here at Grace. You are invited for worship at Transfiguration Lutheran Church, 232 Fennel Ave., E., Hamilton at 10 am.
HOLY WEEK EVENTS
April 14 – Palm Sunday, 10:30 at Grace
April 18 – Ancient Christian Agape Meal with the Lord’s Supper. This Potluck meal begins at 6 pm. All Welcome!
April 19 – Good Friday. Westdale Cross Walk at 9:30 starting at Grace Lutheran followed by a joint Good Friday Service at 10:30 am at St. Cuthbert’s Presbyterian Church. All Welcome!
Good Food Box Program. Pick up at St. John’s Lutheran Church (corner of Hughson and Wilson) on Friday, March 22nd from 11:45 am -2:15 pm or Grace Lutheran Church on Tuesday, April 2nd from 10:30 am – 7 pm. All boxes must be pre-ordered and pre-paid. Order for St. John’s by March 15th or for Grace pick up by March 25th. Call 905-527-0877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to order.
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 email@example.com. Next meetings are Mondays at 10 am on March 4 , 11 (no group on March 18, 25; resumes on April 1)
Earth Body Spirit: Practical Spirituality.
On Sunday, March 31st at 2 pm Susan Davis, local artist, theologian and environmental activist returns to us to talk about Swans in mythology, culture and religion. Susan’s art work will be on display in the church. This Earth Body Spirit learning event is presented by Grace Lutheran Church & Hamilton Aging Together. hamiltonagingtogether.ca
On Thursday, April 25 at 7 pm: How to Talk About Death with Your Doctor. We will watch and discuss the video “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End” with Dr. Atul Gawande. While not necessary, consider reading the book ahead of time. Available through the library or for purchase on Amazon.ca
Spiritual Cinema Circle Friday, March 15 at 7 pm.
Feature Film: to be announced