Grace’s Lutheran Men meet every third Monday of the month (unless a holiday falls on that day) at 6:30pm.

There is a meal at every meeting followed by a devotion from Pastor Jonathan and a program.

The L-Men are heavily involved with many church projects including property maintenance, Easter Sunday meals, and Habitat for Humanity.

To find out more about the NC Synod’s Lutheran Men in Mission check out this website: http://www.nclmm.org/


We began our new year with a great attraction for L-Men’s Meeting with Guest Speaker,

Mark James, General Manager of Gold’s Gym, and a professional wrestler.  His story of how he turned his life around through faith and used his love of wrestling to overcome hardships was inspirational.  We enjoyed a great meal and appreciated the number in attendance.

On Saturday, January 17th, I officially became the President of the Northwest Conference for NC Lutheran Men in Mission.  As such, I will be handling communication between NCLMM and the churches in the Northwest Conference.  This will involve me getting information out to the men at Grace, as well as other churches, about the opportunities that are made to L-Men through NCLMM.

On Saturday, April 18th, I will be attending the NCLMM Gathering at St. James’ Lutheran in Fayetteville.  It is an all-day event with business meetings, breakout sessions, lunch, dinner, and entertainment.  I welcome and encourage you to consider joining me and other Lutheran men across the state.  Registration has already started; just let me know so I can get a count to President Tom Monterose as soon as possible.

Here at Grace, we want to look at a year of service opportunities for members of our congregation, people in the community, and projects that extend even further.  Soon there will be cards available in the pews so that you can help us be made aware of ways we might help someone.  We will be making ZOOM (Ziploc Outreach/Outdoor Ministry) bags again for congregation members to have in their cars.  We welcome any suggestions on ways we can serve.  In the year ahead, please share ideas, participate, and pray for us to be guided by God in our endeavors.

Thanks be to God,

Jerry Lovell

Grace Lutheran, President L-Men

Northwest Conference President, NCLMM