Response Requested

Surprise Birthday Party

You should have already RSVPd to Sandy, if you want to go to her Mother's 98th Birthday party.  If you haven't please let her know ASAP!

Sandy would like side salads and deviled eggs brought to the party to help out.

If you need more information call Sandy at 775-721-0349

Sunni and Iain are taking donations for Velma's cake - please see either of them if you wish to contribute


Child count needed for Easter

Please let Marcy know if you will have kids there for Easter, including their names and ages

Church Services

Every Sunday at 10:00 AM

Fellowship services follow in the Lutheran Center


Visiting Clergy for March:

  • Sunday 4th Pastor John Handrich
  • Sunday 11th Lay Service - Sharilyn Martin
  • Sunday 18th Lay Service - Bob Ely
  • Sunday 25th Pastor Ron Arnold
  • Friday 30th Good Friday Service at 6 PM with Pastor Ron Arnold
Upcoming Events


  • Saturday 3rd Church Cleaning 8:30 AM
  • Wednesday 7th at 6pm - Lent Service and Soup with St Michael's at Gift of Grace
  • Sunday 11th Council Meeting
  • Wednesday 14th at 6pm - Lent Service and Soup with St Michael's at St. Michael's
  • Wednesday 21st at 6pm - Lent Service and Soup with St Michael's at Gift of Grace
  • Wednesday 28th at 6pm - Lent Service and Soup with St Michael's at St. Michael's



  • Sunday 1st Pancake breakfast in the Lutheran Center, 8AM to 9AM
  • Saturday 7th Church Cleaning 8:30 AM
  • Saturday 7th Velma's Surprise Birthday Party 1 PM
  • Sunday 8th Council Meeting



  • Saturday 5th Church Cleaning 8:30 AM
  • Sunday 13th Council Meeting


March Birthdays

11th John Hullinger

15th Dee Smith

15th Bruce Person

Food Bank

Collections are the First Sunday of the month

This month:  Foods with protein (such as tuna fish, peanut butter, beans, etc)

Past Events

Congregation Photos

Thank you to everyone who signed up and took pictures.  A toal of 28 families signed up for the photo directory

Christian Growth and Education

Bible Studies

Monday Nights 6:30—8:00 at the home of Bob and Verl-Lee Ely


Council Meetings

Scheduled for the second Sunday of each month after the 10AM service, held in the Lutheran Center.  Everyone is welcome to attend to learn about the church business


Food Pantry

Gift of Grace supports the Food Pantry of Fernley, giving donations on the first Sunday of each month.  Collection baskets are in the sanctuary for your donations all month.  No donations will be turned away, however each month the Food Pantry does have specific requests


Prayer Chain

Please talk to Verl-Lee Ely on 775-575-2933 to be added to the Prayer Chain, or if you have any questions about it

Presidents Letter

March 2018


It seems these days that the word “Faith” is popping up.  Faith can be about God, a person or something that you believe in.  What about faith in co-workers? How about faith in family and friends? Or could it be faith in God or our fellow members of the congregation & council?  What type of Faith do you believe in?


Faith is different for everybody.  It seems your faith can be strong one day and the next day it has dimmed!  Have you ever asked yourself why or how can this be?  What happens when faith is no longer around?  Faith is about trials, suffering, tribulations, & sacrifice given to us by God.  God gives us these things because he wants us to know that he is there thru the good times and the bad times.  That he will answer us in his time and not our time.  He wants us to learn and grow strong from our mistakes and to show us that we need to have faith in him, our heavenly Father.


In Matthew 9:29, Jesus said “According to your faith be it unto you.”  What does this mean to you?  Our thoughts and actions reflect the thoughts and actions of our faith that we show to others.  This is a natural way in which we trust, our in-sights, our senses, human wisdom and out strength we show to others and others show to us!  Faith is my choice between that of God or the position where I must struggle through life by myself for myself.  That is why I trust, obey & rely on God in my journey of faith. 


F- Following God’s will

A- Assurance of God’s love

I- Inspiring others & ourselves to be like God

T- Trust God, myself & others

H- Helping one another in good times & bad times


Marcie Vallejo - President

Sunshine Committee

The Sunshine Committee needs your assistance, to better serve the Church family.  Our Committee is responsible to reaching out by issuing get well cards, and thinking of you cards (to those who we haven’t seen for a while)

Letting us know, we can be sure to reach out to our Church Community

Letting our community know that Gift of Grace Lutheran Church truly cares about our Congregation.

Phone 575-7109



Virginia Krause


Mission Statement

LIVE in God’s Gift of Grace

WORK to make disciples of Christ

SERVE the needs of others in the world

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