Announcements for the week of February 10, 2013

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Annual Penny War – begins next Sunday, February 17, and will run throughout Lent.  This year our goal is to raise $500 to purchase 50 bed nets to protect children in Africa from malaria infested mosquitoes.  One net costs $10, and will effectively save the life of at least once child.  We hope you’ll join us as we “go to war” against the devil and his evil ways. 

VBS Meeting – There will be a short meeting in the Ladies’ Lounge after church for anyone interested in helping with this year’s VBS.  If you are interested and cannot stay for today’s meeting, please let Amy Folmsbee know.

Sunday School Staff Meeting- There will be a short meeting after the VBS meeting for Sunday School staff to discuss upcoming Easter plans.

Heart, Love and Soul –  Your generous donations in the January special mission envelopes has enabled us to send a check in the amount of $367 to Heart, Love, & Soul food pantry in Niagara Falls.  Thank you for your help!

State of the Church Meeting –
was held recently after worship. If you weren’t able to attend, there are copies of the reports on the glass case.

Special Mission – LADD (Lutheran Association for the Developmentally Disabled) is our designated mission for February.  LADD is a local Lutheran organization that provides special

camps, programs, and funding for individuals with disabilities.  As an example, when a developmentally disabled couple from Grace needed handicapped accessible transportation to attend our church services, LADD provided the necessary funding each week.  Many of our members help to raise funds by working at the LADD Shop on Buffalo Avenue.  If you wish to support this mission, please place your donation in the Special Mission Envelope found in your envelope box.

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.

Married Couples – Give a Gift from you Heart – when you and your husband/wife attend a Lutheran Marriage Encounter Weekend! The communication in your relationship will improve by leaps and bounds on this special Weekend at the Arden Park Hotel in Stratford, Ontario, Canada on April 5 – 7! For more information or to apply, visit GodLovesMarriage.org, or contact Irene Glab at ireneglab (at) golden (dot) net or 519-622-1398. Weekends fill fast and applications are due by March 22 – don’t miss out!

THIS WEEK AT GRACE

TODAY
9:00 am SS/Bible Class
10:30 am Worship Service

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

TUESDAY
7:00 pm Bible Study

WEDNESDAY
9:30 am Bible Study
10:30 am Craft Group
12:00 pm Ash Wednesday Worship
6:30 pm Ash Wednesday Worship
7:15 pm Choir Practice

SATURDAY
5:00 pm Breadbreakers’ Bible Study

NEXT SUNDAY
9:00 am SS/ Bible Class
9:00 am Youth Sunday School
10:30 am Comm. Worship Service
11:30 am VBS/SS Meeting

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