Announcements for the week of March 3, 2013

Announcements
Social Ministries –  There will be a Social Ministries meeting after church today.  We are meeting today instead of Wednesday because of our Lent services.  New members are welcome to attend!

Niagara Hospice Bouquets – Deadline for Hospice bouquets is today. Give your name and $8.00 to Jane Schulz if you would like a bouquet on our altar next week. You may take your flowers home after worship. The money raised goes to support the work of Niagara Hospice in Lockport.

Penny War –  This year’s Penny War is raising money to buy bed netting to protect children in Africa from mosquito bites that cause malaria.  Our goal is to raise $500, which will purchase 50 bed nets.  Our Sunday School children are “at war” against the devil and his evil ways, as they compete to raise the most money for this project.  If you want to help, you may give your donation to a Sunday School student, place it in the Penny War container located next to the bed netting display in the chapel, or place a donation in your special mission envelope in the offering plate during March.

Lenten Devotionals – are available on the glass case. Please feel free take one.

Loose Change Sunday – Next Sunday is our annual “Loose Change Sunday”.  Those attending church will be encouraged to “lose their loose change” from pockets and purses onto the pews.  After the service, our Sunday School students will search the pews for change that they can add to their class banks as they compete in our Penny War supporting the Lutheran Malaria Initiative.

Special Mission – Our special mission envelopes for March are designated for the Lutheran Malaria Initiative, and will be used to purchase bed netting to protect children against the deadly disease of malaria.  One bed net costs $10, and will effectively save at least one child from the mosquito bites that cause this disease.  If you wish to support this mission, please place your donation in the Special Mission Envelope found in your envelope box.  Your donations will be added to our Penny War total at the end of the month.

30 Hour Famine – will be held April 26-27, 2013 at First Trinity Lutheran Church on Niagara Falls Blvd. Speak to Pastor Sorenson for more information.

Young Life – last week the director of Young Life was in church to talk about starting a Young Life chapter in the Wheatfield area. Young Life brings the good news of Jesus Christ into the lives of adolescents with an approach that is respectful of who kids are and hopeful about who they can be. If you would like to help this effort, please contact the church office.

THIS WEEK AT GRACE

TODAY
9:00 am SS/Adult Bible Class
9:00 am Youth Bible Class
10:30 am Comm. Worship Service

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

TUESDAY
6:00 pm Elders Meeting
7:00 pm Bible Study

WEDNESDAY
9:30 pm Bible Class
10:30 am Craft Group
5:45 pm Simple Supper
6:30 pm Lenten Worship

SATURDAY
9-2 pm Blood Drive

NEXT SUNDAY – Daylight Saving Time
9:00 am SS/ Bible Class
10:30 am Worship Service

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