DINNER CHURCH It's church, but over dinner. When we gather around a table with good food, face to face with our neighbors, we are no longer spectators of the holy. We embody God's radical hospitality and goodness and we catch a glimpse of God in someone sitting across from us. Rooted in tradition, we are steeped in something bigger than ourselves. Our worship will be based on the rhythm and ritual of liturgy, which means "work of the people." It is sacred, but not stuffy. It will be contemplative, but also casual and comfortable. It will be familiar and fresh. You can come as you are (in big church hats or footie pajamas), gather for a sacred meal, and be nourished for the journey. Kids are welcome and grandparents are welcome. If you have never been to church before, you are welcome. Whether you are poor or not, there is a place for you at the table and an opportunity to contribute to something meaningful. Come as you are, we mean it (no judge-y side glances, we promise). SUNDAYS, 5:30PM - BEGINS MARCH 20
"It was our choice to commit to change. It is our chance." David Byrne,
My God, How Did I Get Here?
in 1921, the congregation of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of
Houston, TX has recently chosen in faithfulness to end its public
ministry and to entrust its legacy to the Montrose Restart (a mission of
the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). The final act of Grace is
to join with the community in a Legacy Celebration on January 10, 2016,
at 4:30pm. In this act of worship, we will give thanks to God for 93
years of mission and remember the stories of meaningful ministry. The
ripples of that ministry have extended to many people and organizations
over the years, so we gather to honor that history and point to God's
presence throughout. The greater community of Houston, the Lutheran
Church, and all who have shared in the witness and welcome of Grace are
invited to attend this Legacy Celebration.
the life of Grace is coming to a close, as followers of the Risen
Christ, we know that this is not the end of the story. Rev. Ashley
Dellagiacoma has been called and has already begun work as the Restart
Pastor, working alongside the Montrose community to discern what God is
calling the Restart to be. A new name and future plans to gather
together in this new way will be announced at the end of the Legacy
Celebration. Come and be a part of this historic moment.