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Only By His Grace

There’s a beautiful song that our Salem choir sang earlier this year called Grace Alone. It talks of promises, prayers, steps of faith, and differences we make that are only by His grace. The words keep coming back to me as we spend this week ironing out details for our next big leap of faith together as a congregation.

I want to thank the small but mighty crew of volunteers (including four youth who gave up an afternoon on their holiday weekend) who helped move our worship items out of Lenexa United Methodist Church and into Overland Park Lutheran Church. We are working closely with pastors and members of OPLC and Overland Park Presbyterian Church to make our shared worship space a place of meaningful connection not only for our congregations individually, but also together as an extended community of faith. I’m feeling God’s grace with every encounter.

On Sunday, Sept. 10, we will have our traditional worship service at 8:30 a.m. in a beautiful chapel with a wall of stained glass windows and will take communion at the rail. Children’s choir and adult choir will rehearse in the chapel, and all ages of Sunday school will meet in the fellowship area at 9:45 a.m. Our children and youth will celebrate “God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday by creating comfort bags, painting “love bug” rocks, and tying fleece blankets for our neighbors at KidsTLC. Our contemporary service will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary, with a full band ready for energetic worship!

Thank you, my dear Salem family, for the grace you have extended as we continue our journey of faith together.

Grace alone, which God supplies.
Strength unknown, He will provide.
Christ in us, our cornerstone.
We will go forth in grace alone.

In Christ’s love,
Heather Lewis
Director of Worship and Music

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