Announcements for the week of April 21, 2013

Bunco Fellowship Night – Everyone is invited to join us this Tuesday night at 7:00 pm for Bunco Night hosted by Grace Ladies. Come and bring a friend, refreshments will be served.

Sign Up for a Health Screening Screenings start next Sunday. There are sign up sheets at both doors so that you can schedule an appointment for your screening.  There will also be representatives at the doors today to answer any questions you may have.  It only takes 15 minutes and it could improve the quality of your life.  Join us as we work together to be better managers of what God has given us.

Spring Clean Up Day – A clean up day is planned for May 4 starting at 10:00 am to spruce up the church. Everyone is welcome.

Lutheran K-9 Helpers Head to Boston – Our Special Mission envelopes for April have been designated to support the COMFORT DOG MINISTRY of Lutheran Church Charities.  These specially trained dogs act like “furry counselors”, helping the victims of disasters cope with the stress they feel after a tragic event.  Five golden retrievers will be stationed at First Lutheran Church in Boston, only blocks from the marathon’s finish line.  They will be available to all in need, and will make visits to the wounded hospitalized patients.  Lutheran Church Charities will be directing 100% of your donations directly to travel and care expenses for the dogs.

Pipe Organ Q and A –  Please join us up in the loft on Sunday, May 5th after service for a brief talk on our pipe organ.  Come and meet TJ Mudd, music director from St. Luke Lutheran Church.  TJ will share his experience and knowledge after recently making improvements to the organ at St. Luke’s.  This is an opportunity to get a close look at our pipe organ and how it operates, review recent repair estimates obtained for our pipe organ and ask questions about repair options. See Trish Andrews with any questions.

Spring Fest – Our annual German Spring Fest is planned for Sat. June 22 from 1-7pm at the American Legion on Buffalo Ave. Many volunteers are needed to make this another successful year. If you can help, a sign up chart is at the book nook in the chapel. For more information, contact Ursula or Les Zimmerman at 283-5863.

Men’s Retreat – Pioneer Camp in Angola is having a Men’s Retreat May 31- June 3. The theme this year is “Building Bridges to the Lost”. There is a flyer in the chapel on the case.

King’s Faith – an outreach ministry project of Hope Lutheran (Greece, NY) tell the story of an 18 yr old boy who attempts to leave his gang life behind. This movie offers many teaching moments for Christians in the face of today’s culture. It will premier on April 26 at Regal Transit Center Stadium 18 (6707 Transit Rd. Williamsville).

Altar Flowers – The flowers on the altar today are given to the Glory of God in honor of Dorothy and Joel Kew’s 50th Wedding Anniversary.

THIS WEEK AT GRACE

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

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

TUESDAY
7:00 pm Grace Ladies Bunco Night
7:00 pm Bible Study

WEDNESDAY
9:30 am Bible Study
10:30 am Craft Group
6:30 pm MidWeek Worship
7:15 pm Choir Practice

SATURDAY
9-2:00 pm Red Cross Blood Drive
9:00 am Lay Lead Training @ St. Paul

NEXT SUNDAY
9:00 am SS/ Bible Class
10:30 am Worship Service
11:30 am Coffee Fellowship
11:30 am Health Screenings

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