7800 West County Road 42
Apple Valley, Minnesota
952-432-7273

Pastor’s Article, July 2016

Dear Friends in Christ, What a beautiful summer we are having! I must remind myself that savoring each day is important because fall comes all too soon. So, how about July? On Sunday, July 17, we bid farewell to our organist, Margaret Gohman, with coffee, cake and greetings. Margaret has been the organist at Grace…

Pastor’s Article, June 2016

“You guys are doing seriously awesome ministry, here in the community and way beyond. Suburban churches get a bad rap, but you guys are doing good work.” Pastor Peter Harrits leaned over in the pew and said this to me, on the Wednesday evening when he served as our guest preacher. He should know. He…

Parish Nurse Article, June 2016

In Body and Spirit A message from the Parish Nurse Change in our lives is inevitable. Just look at our high-tech society. Adjusting our minds, bodies, and spirits to the rapid pace of change is easier said than done. There are books out there, “___  for Dummies,” a popular series in many bookstores, covering any…

Resignation of our Organist

We announce the resignation of our organist, Margaret Gohman This year marks Margaret Gohman’s 11th year as our organist at Grace, and on July 31 she will complete her service in this ministry. Margaret has given her heart, soul and talent to leading our worship from the organ bench, and we will miss her a…

Faces of Grace, June 2016

Faces of Grace interview of Ryan Buboltz, June 2016 Interviewed by Andrew Mendez In his letter to the congregation in Philippi, Paul encourages the parishioners to “look to each other’s interest and not merely to your own.” (2:4) Ryan Buboltz lives by those words as he helps to set an example for his daughter, Emma,…

Youth Plant Sale Fundraiser

Grace’s annual Youth Plant Sale is a great way for all 4th-12th graders who are going to summer camp or on a mission trip to earn money to help offset their camping costs. Here’s how it works! Beginning Sunday, April 3, 2016: §  Stop at the Welcome Center to pick up a few Plant Sale…

Easing Homelessness in Dakota County

As many of you know, there is a significant homeless problem in Dakota County. Recently, our congregation has been involved in an effort focused on one particular group of homeless people: single men and women, ages 18+. Did you know that there are about 50 single men and women in Dakota County on any given…