Since its inception, Food For The Poor has distributed more than 43,900 tractor-trailer loads of aid and has built more than 60,000 homes for the destitute. In 2009, nearly $1 billion dollars of goods and services were provided throughout the working area, including $23 million dollars spent on micro-enterprise projects that help build sustainable infrastructure and solutions for ending poverty. Approximately 97% of all donations received from donors go directly to programs that benefit the poor.
Reverend David Hansen, a representative of Food For The Poor will share on today how you can be a steward of God’s grace in bringing help and hope to the poor.
We thank Susan Martin for playing the organ for us today, while Lee enjoys some vacation time.
Breadbreakers’ Bible Study will be held at the home of Ron and Jane Schulz, (836 Pasadena Ave.) on Saturday, March 5 at 5:00 p.m. Anyone interested in joining our group please contact Jane or Ron at 283-3628.
The flowers on the altar next week will be bouquets from the Niagara Hospice Alliance Spring Bouquet Sale. Bouquets are $8. If you would like to participate, there is a sign up sheet on the glass case in the chapel or see Jane Schulz.
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.
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. this afternoon. He will be discussing the affairs and mission of the synod. It should be enlightening and informative for all.
SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES: Over 140 local soldiers from the 914th Airlift Wing in Niagara Falls were deployed for a four month assignment to an undisclosed location in southwest Asia. Our special mission envelopes for January and February will be designated for “Operation Enduring Comfort” at St. Peter’s. This is a group of volunteers from St. Peter’s that brings together local families of deployed servicemen for regularly scheduled activities. Through these activities, families are able to connect with and support each other during the stressful time that their loved one is stationed overseas. The work of “Operation Enduring Comfort” is funded completely through donations.
Through LCEF Joyful Response program our church can receive electronic payments directly from personal bank accounts of LCEF Steward Accounts. It’s simple, safe, convenient, and makes it easy to be a faithful servant when you are sick or the weather is bad. Interested? Talk to Jon Lehning.
THIS WEEK AT GRACE
9:00 a.m. SS/Adult Bible Class
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
11:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship
6:30 p.m. Community AA Meeting
7:00 p.m. Confirmation Class
6:30 p.m. Elder’s Meeting
9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Craft Group
6:00 p.m. Social Ministries
7:00 p.m. Cottage Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Breadbreaker’s Bible
Study @ Schulz’s home
9:00 a.m. SS/Adult Bible Class
10:30 a.m. Communion Worship