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A weekly discussion featuring Bible lessons and prayer for the upcoming Sunday, prayer and time to hear, grow and be transformed by God's word for us. Hungry for more? Visit our website, www.glcpa.org for sermons and worship resources and our Faith Formation website, www.glcfaithformation.org for faith formation resources for all ages!

Pocketful of Grace Grace Lutheran Church

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.3 • 3 Ratings

A weekly discussion featuring Bible lessons and prayer for the upcoming Sunday, prayer and time to hear, grow and be transformed by God's word for us. Hungry for more? Visit our website, www.glcpa.org for sermons and worship resources and our Faith Formation website, www.glcfaithformation.org for faith formation resources for all ages!

    Fruits of the Spirit Episode 4: Not Needing to Force Our Way in Life

    Fruits of the Spirit Episode 4: Not Needing to Force Our Way in Life

    Pastor Carolyn Hetrick of Grace Lutheran Church, State College, Pa continues a series on the fruits of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23 and how Scripture applies our faith in life. Today the guests are Elizabeth Siegelman and Tierra Williams, the Facilitator Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator for Centre County Community Conferencing, a restorative justice program providing Centre County residents with a space and process to transform their conflicts into cooperation through open dialogue. CCCC partners with law enforcement and the legal system to empower people to resolve their conflicts through mutual collaboration. 
    From a faith perspective this work is transformational and empowered by the Holy Spirit to create more possibility than we may at first see. 
    To learn more, visit communityconferencingcc.org.

    Today's music is "It is Well with My Soul," arranged any Judy Nishimura and played by Laurel Sanders. © 2020 ALRY Publications, is recorded and used with permission from ALRY Publications LLC, www.alrypublications.com, a partner of United Media & Music Partners.  

    • 36 min
    Fruits of the Spirit Episode 3: Willingness to Stick with Things

    Fruits of the Spirit Episode 3: Willingness to Stick with Things

    Pastor Carolyn Hetrick of Grace Lutheran Church, State College, Pa continues a series on the fruits of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23 and how Scripture applies our faith in life. Today the guests are the Grace Helping Hands team leader, Alyson Hoegg and long time member, Don Coine as they talk about their work in disaster relief and projects at Camp Sequanota, our Allegheny Synod camp, how the group grows in faith and commitment and support not only for those who benefit from their work trips, but how they support each other and grow in their walk as Christians both in their congregation and in life. 
    Today's music: "To God be the Glory."  This setting of the joyful hymn To God Be the Glory is by flutist Judy Nishimura, © 2020 ALRY Publications LLC, United Music & Media Partner, www.alrypublications.com and used with permission from ALRY. 

    • 37 min
    Fruits of the Spirit Episode 2: Compassion

    Fruits of the Spirit Episode 2: Compassion

    Pastor Carolyn Hetrick of Grace Lutheran Church, State College, PA is joined by Dr. Kirsi I. Stjerna, the First Lutheran, Los Angeles/Southwest California Synod Professor of Lutheran History and Theology at California Lutheran University, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary; Core Doctoral Faculty, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley; Docent, Helsinki University, Finland. Today we talk about Galatians 5:22-23, peace, compassion and freedom theology. 
    Today's music is "Be Thou My Vision." This is a soulful arrangement of the beloved traditional hymn Be Thou My Vision, composed by Judy Nishimura, and recorded by Laurel Sanders, flutist, with permission of ALRY Publications. The score is available at www.alrypublications.com.
    A native of Finland, Kirsi is a Lutheran theologian engaged in critical and compassionate examination of the relevance of Luther's freedom theology for the contemporary world. She has broad interests in the Reformation scholarship and with the sources in Christian theology. Her book Women and the Reformation (Wiley 2008) broke new ground by bringing women's theological voices to the conversation. In her Luther scholarship, she has focused on theology of faith and sacraments, and critical uprooting of antisemitism in Christian argumentation. The Annotated Luther, Vol. I-VI (Fortress, 2015-2017) was a major undertaking that saw its completion in the Reformation anniversary year. In 2021 she published Lutheran Theology: A Grammar of Faith (Bloomsbury/T&T Clark) for classroom use.
     

    • 41 min
    Fruits of the Spirit Episode 1: Affection for Others

    Fruits of the Spirit Episode 1: Affection for Others

    Pastor Carolyn Hetrick of Grace Lutheran Church, State College, PA begins a series on the fruits of the Spirit inspired by Galatians 5:22-23. Each week, we'll explore how one of the fruits of the Spirit given to help us live the love of Christ together is seen in everyday faith.
    This Week: Pastor Carolyn is joined by the Rev. Aaron Decker, (he/him) a Theological Educator in Bolivia with ELCA Service and Justice (Global Mission). He has passions for world languages, textual ambiguity, and education as liberation. He lives with his cat, Moses; like in Exodus, Aaron might talk more, but Moses is definitely in charge.
    We talk about what it means to be church today especially in the midst of great struggle and suffering, but being church for the sake of the other. 

    For Pastor Aaron's webpage that has many faith formation resources available in English, Spanish and Aymara, visit: http://revaarond.com

    Today's closing music is "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling," 
    Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Rowland H. Prichard/arr. Nishimura)This arrangement of the hymn Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, is arranged by flutist Judy Nishimura, © ALRY Publications LLC, United Music & Media Publishers, www.alrypublications.com and is used with their permission

    Permission to reprint, podcast, and / or stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #A-700989. All rights reserved.

    • 33 min
    Gift and Promise and Power

    Gift and Promise and Power

    Pastor Carolyn Hetrick (preaching) and Pastor Scott Schul, of Grace Lutheran Church, State College, PA discuss the prayer and lessons for the Sunday of Pentecost, June 5th, 2022:
    Acts 2:1-4, 6-7, 12-17, 21
    Psalm 104: 30-35b
    Romans 8:14-17
    John 14:15-17, 25-27

    Today's music: "Holy Spirit, Truth Divine" a public domain hymn sung by Grace Musicians and produced by Graham and Laurel Sanders.
    Worship resources from www.sundaysandseasons.com, copyright 2022, Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Used with permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #20807​. Permission to reprint, podcast, and / or stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #A-700989. All rights reserved.

    • 29 min
    God's Power at Work

    God's Power at Work

    Pastor Scott Schul and Pastor Carolyn Hetrick, od Grace Lutheran Church, State College, PA discuss Ascension Day, which is Thursday May 26, 2022: 
    Readings: Acts 1:1-11
    Psalm 67
    Ephesians 1:15-23
    Luke 24:44-53

    Today's music:  "To God Be the Glory" is by flutist Judy Nishimura, © 2020 ALRY Publications LLC, United Music & Media Partner, www.alrypublications.com and used with permission from ALRY. Played by Laurel Sanders.
    Worship resources from www.sundaysandseasons.com, copyright 2022, Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Used with permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #20807​. Permission to reprint, podcast, and / or stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #A-700989. All rights reserved.

    • 34 min

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