Announcements for the week of January 27, 2013

Announcements
Today we welcome Kurt William Smith into the Kingdom of God through Holy Baptism. Kurt was born April 4, 2000 and is the son of Elizabeth Smith. His sponsors are Lorna Storey and Shawn Woods.

State of the Church Meeting –
Please stay after worship today when the chairman of each board will present a report on the accomplishments of 2012 and the plans for 2013. A light lunch will be served.

Wednesday Evening Worship – If you can’t make a Sunday worship service you now have the option of a midweek service on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.

S. S. High School/College Class – is making a change – they now meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month so students can stay for worship and join in the Lord’s Supper. Come join Randy Broeker and Dick Crawford for breakfast and Bible Study/Discussion.

Special Mission – Our special mission envelopes for January are designated to help the Heart, Love, & Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls.  The winter months after the holidays are a time when requests for assistance typically increase, and unfortunately donations from the community typically drop off.  We hope to be able to assist Heart & Soul with a generous donation at the end of this month.  If
your prayers move you to assist your neighbors in need in this way, please place your January Special Mission

envelope in the offering plate any Sunday in January.  Thank you for your generosity.

Family Fun – Bundle up your family or group and join us at Pioneer for a little winter fun! January 19, 2013; February 9, 2013, and March 9, 2013, Come and go as you please; Activities will run from 1-4 pm and will include; snowshoeing, snacks, crafts, snowman and snow castle building, snow art, devotion time and more. Suggested donation of $5.00 per family or $25 per group. Please call for more information or to register at 716-549-1420.

Young Adult Conference – St. Paul Lutheran Church in Eden, NY is hosting an event entitled “Speak, we are listening…” on Sat. February 23 from 1-4:00 p.m. The purpose is to gain insight from Young Adults and in doing, better understand how to minister to this group. Come find out what a new generation really thinks about Christianity… and Why it Should Matter to the Church! Anyone is welcome to join Pastor Sorenson for this program.

German Heritage – People who want to hear and speak Plattdeutsch will meet Wed. Jan. 30, in the Wheatfield Senior Center, Those who want lunch as prepared by the Office for the Aging should call June Stenzel, 297-5384, before 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, the 29th.  Those who just want the conversation part may come at 12:15 p.m.   There is a small donation for the lunch, but no charge for the “Sprachstunde.”  Bring a friend.

THIS WEEK AT GRACE

TODAY
9:00 am Adult Bible Class
10:30 am Worship Service
11:30 am State of the Church Meeting

MONDAY
6:00 pm Confirmation Class
6:30 pm Community AA Meeting

TUESDAY
Pastor out of the Office
7:00 pm Bible Study

WEDNESDAY
10:30 am Craft Group
6:30 pm Worship Service
7:00 pm Choir Practice

NEXT SUNDAY
9:00 am Adult Bible Class
10:30 am Comm. Worship Service

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