Grace Place is a Saturday evening service, an outreach ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
In December 2017, Grace Place was started as an outreach ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Pastor Ed Rosser, was called to serve at the Saturday evening worship service. Members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church placed introductory door hangers, hung signs at strategic locations and a large banner was placed on the lawn of Good Shepherd.
Several of the visitors were seeking a new church or were unchurched for quite some time. In addition, members of Good Shepherd who worked on Sunday morning or had not worshipped recently liked the Saturday evening opportunity to worship. Bible class is from 4:45-5:35 PM with 12-14 attendees. Worship is from 6-7 PM with weekly celebration of Holy Communion. Some people go out to dinner or a movie after worship.
Eleven (11) brothers and sisters in Christ have joined Good Shepherd and additionally there are four (4) in various stages of completing Adult Confirmation classes.
In May 2018, it was suggested the sermon be recorded (Android phone) and placed on Facebook. Soon after a Lay Minister suggested that Pastor record a Grace Place Minute. It is recorded in the Narthex with pastor sitting on stool and sharing spiritual insights.
Over the past eight months, there have been over 30,000 viewings of these messages.Recently Pastor’s spiritual poems have been placed on Facebook and over 1500 people have viewed them.
The service is liturgical with a husband and wife team leading the music program. The musicians play piano, trumpet, Irish whistle and guitar. This past years attendance has averaged between 47-50 weekly worshipers.
In His Service;