Annoucements for the week of February 20, 2011

Please join us next Sunday, February 26, 2011 to hear the Rev. David D. Hansen speak services about a ministry providing direct relief to the poor throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Pastor Hansen will share what he has witnessed about Food For The Poor’s mission to care for the destitute as a means of living out the Gospel mandate to love one another. Pastor Hansen was ordained in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in 1985. He has served as a pastor in parishes in Louisiana, Georgia and South Carolina. In addition to preaching for Food for the Poor he serves in a local food pantry. Please join in welcoming Pastor Hansen.

In the sermon today we learned that sometimes God expects us to give up the rights that He has given us so that He may be glorified and our neighbors may be served. These four questions help us to figure out when it may be appropriate to give up our rights.

1. “Will exercising my rights honor God by showing the power of the gospel in my life?”
2. “Will exercising my rights advance God’s kingdom – or will it advance only my interests at the expense of his kingdom?”
3. “Will exercising my rights benefit others?”
4 “Is exercising my rights essential for my own well-being?”

Adapted from The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict by Ken Sande, Updated Edition (Grand Rapids, Baker Books, 2003) p. 94.

The deadline for the March Gleanings is this Tuesday, February 22. If you have anything you would like included, you can email to secretary@gracenf.org

The next Creating Our Future Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 22 at 7:00pm. Please consider attending even if you haven’t attended before.

Rev. Daniel Preus, Fourth Vice President of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, will be present at St. John Lutheran Church, Ward Rd. and Niagara Falls Blvd. at 3:00 p.m. next Sunday, February 27. He will be discussing the affairs and mission of the synod. It should be enlightening and informative for all.

Niagara Hospice Alliance is holding a Spring Bouquet Sale from February 28-March 5. Bouquets are $8 and can be preordered or purchased at any of their area walk up locations. Order forms are available on the glass case in the chapel.

Grace is planning a May Fest for May 7, 2011. If you would like to help organize, cook, set up etc. please see the sign up sheet in the chapel.

THIS WEEK AT GRACE

TODAY
9:00 a.m. SS/Adult Bible Class
10:30 a.m. Comm. Worship Service

MONDAY
6:30 p.m. Community AA Meeting

TUESDAY
12:00 p.m. Grace Ladies Meeting
7:00 p.m. Creating Our Future

WEDNESDAY
9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Craft Group
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice

THURSDAY
7:00 p.m. Cottage Bible Study

NEXT SUNDAY
9:00 a.m. SS/Adult Bible Class
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
11:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship

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