Grace Lutheran Celebrates Mission Festival With "Common Threads"

Grace Lutheran Church, located on the corner of Grace and Madison Avenues across from Madison Park, will host a Mission Festival on Sunday, March 26th. The Guest Speaker for the occasion will be Mr. Jeff Stredney, director and founder of Common Threads, a unique ministry of Building Hope in the City.

Common Threads was founded about 8 months ago. According to its website, Common Threads is resale done right.  High-quality thrift items set in an engaging retail space. A place where you can know for certain that what you donate and purchase makes an impact right here in Northeast Ohio. The ministry is located at 22049 Lorain Road in Fairview Park.

Jeff will offer the message during the congregation's 8 AM and 10:30 AM services. Featured in the message will be how people are not only being equipped with practical job skills, but also how their spiritual lives are being impacted as they see Jesus at work through this ministry. Also featured in the message will be how Common Threads can be an opportunity for followers of Jesus to put their faith in and love for Jesus to work through volunteer service in this ministry.

The Greater Lakewood Community is cordially invited to join the Members of Grace Lutheran Church for this special day of worship and learning as we celebrate God at work in the mission field located right in our own backyards.

George Hansell

Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church since October 31, 2004. Married 38 years to Krista. Son Christopher is a Lutheran elementary school teacher in Waltz, Michigan. Daughter Jennifer received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ohio State University in June 2010 and currently practices in Virginia in the Washington, D.C. area.  Pastor Hansell is the proud grandfather of two grandchildren with one more on the way.

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