Announcements for the week of June 3, 2012

Annual Congregational Picnic- Next Sunday is the closing of Sunday School and our Annual Congregational Picnic. Hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages will be provided. There is a sign up sheet on the glass case in the narthex for salads and dessert.

Foundation for Hope – a new class to begin Wednesday, June 13. This group is a great way to learn more about the faith in which you were confirmed or to learn about the faith which conquers anything the world can throw at us. This is the group we recommend to any adult interested in joining our church for the first time. If you know of anyone interested please have them let the church office know.

VBS Wish Tree-  There are many items that will be needed to make our VBS successful again this year.  We have a “wish tree” set up in the chapel where teachers will be hanging requests for items they need.  More items will be added to the tree as we continue our planning.  If you are interested in helping with this special ministry, please take a request off the tree, purchase the item, and return it to the tree table by the date needed. 

Sky VBS – registration forms are available on the book nook in the chapel. Register early! Space is limited and you won’t want to miss the fun!

Heart, Love, & Soul Pantry- During May & June, we will be collecting donations of toilet paper for Heart, Love, & Soul Pantry in Niagara

Falls.  Beside food, this is their most requested item.  It is something that is needed everyday, and the cost adds up for those who are struggling to pay their bills and provide the necessities of life for their families.  We have tables set up in the chapel and narthex, and your donations will be delivered to Heart & Soul in July. 

Eastern District Scholarship Fund Today this congregation has the opportunity to participate in the Eastern District Scholarship Fund. Our gifts will be combined with those of our brothers and sisters throughout the district to provide scholarship aid to those from our District who are studying at one of the our Synod Schools in preparation for full time church work. Please make checks payable to our church and write “Eastern District Scholarship” in the notation and put them in the offering plate.

Special Mission Envelopes – May and June have been designated for Habitat for Humanity’s Tornado Disaster Response.  There have been over 330 confirmed tornadoes in the U.S. so far this year, causing much destruction and many deaths.  Habitat for Humanity is helping to repair and rebuild in the hardest hit areas.  Lutheran World Relief calls Habitat their “trusted partner” and encourages our support of their efforts.  Social Ministries has voted to match donations up to $400 so that we can send a significant donation to help our neighbors in the Midwest and Southeastern United States. 

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