Announcements for the week of April 22, 2012

VBS–There will be a short meeting after church today for anyone interested in helping with VBS this year.  VBS will be held from July 23 – July 27, 6 – 8 p.m.  We have many opportunities to help for the whole week, or for just an evening or two.  Help is needed in many areas.  If you can’t attend this meeting but are interested in helping, please let Amy Folmsbee know.

One child in Africa dies every 60 seconds from malaria. In a single 24-hour period-one day -1,440 people in Africa will succumb to this disease. World Malaria Day offers an opportunity to raise awareness of the devastating effects of this disease and encourage people to join in the worldwide effort to end malaria death in Africa by 2015. On Wednesday, April 25- World Malaria Day- please join us in a moment of prayer at 2:40 p.m. as we consider the 1,440 Africans who die each day from malaria and remember in prayer all who suffer from malaria or will lose a child or other family member to the disease.
 
Annual Spring Fest- Mark your calendars! Saturday, June 2 is our Annual Springfest at the American Legion on Buffalo Ave. There is a sign up sheet on the glass case in the chapel for volunteer positions.

Special Missions- our special mission envelopes for March and April have been designated to help the Magdalene Project of Niagara Falls. This Christian organization, headquartered at St. George’s Church on Falls Street, reaches out to the

homeless and poor. Although they serve all who contact them in need, their special focus is on the homeless and abused woman in our city who have resorted to a life of prostitution to support themselves or their children. They offer food, clothing, and the Word of the Lord as they drive through our streets at night, searching out those in need. They have also started an after school program where young children can feel safe while they learn about Jesus through Bible lessons, crafts, and games. The Magdalene Project is funded through donations and support of the church.

Lutheran Hour Grant- they have received a $100,000 Matching Grant that can double your gift of support. Lutheran Hour remains the longest-running Gospel outreach program on radio. Go to lhm.org to donate today. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.

“Bowl for Roswell in Memory of Ernest L. Hoover, Jr.” – Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is sponsoring this event at Rapids Bowling Center today at 1:00 PM. A $15 ticket price includes two games of bowling, bowling shoes, pizza and pop with all $15 going to benefit Roswell. 

The flowers on the altar today are given to the Glory of God in honor of their 49th Wedding Anniversary, by Joel and Dorothy Kew.

THIS WEEK AT GRACE

SUNDAY
9:00 a.m. S.S. / Adult Bible Class
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
11:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship
1130 a.m. VBS Meeting

MONDAY
6:00 p.m. Confirmation Class
6:30 p.m. Community AA Meeting

TUESDAY
12-9 pm Polls Open
7:00 pm Grace Ladies

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

NEXT SUNDAY
9:00 a.m. S.S. / Adult Bible Class
10:30 a.m. Communion Worship Service

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