Announcements for the week of January 12, 2014

Social Ministries – There is a Social Ministries meeting after the service today to plan for the new year.  A light lunch will be served.

Blood Pressure Clinic –
There is a BP clinic in the chapel after the service today.  Stop and have your blood pressure checked for free by a nurse.

2013 Report Meeting – The heads of each Board will present a brief report on the past year after the worship service on Sunday, January 26. A light lunch will be served. Please plan on staying and hearing about all the good things that are happening at Grace.

2014 Offering Envelopes – are in the mailboxes in the chapel.

Sliding Home – is the title of the latest book by Rev. Dr. Erwin Brese. It is 140 pages of stories from his life, the characters of the Bible and his unique parables as he takes us on a spiritual journey the shape of a baseball diamond. Orders will be taken in the chapel after worship. Proceeds from the book sales will go to the Samaritan Counseling Center where Pastor Brese is one of the counselors.   This organization

provides faith-based counseling and is available to all in need on a sliding fee scale.  Counseling appointments are available at several convenient locations, including Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Wheatfield and St. Martin Lutheran Church in North Tonawanda.  These will be available after worship services.

Flower Chart – The 2014 Flower Chart is posted in the narthex. If you would like to purchase flowers for a Sunday, just write your name next to the corresponding date.

Special Mission envelopes for January – are designated to support “Young LIfe”, a non-denominational Christian group that works with youth from middle school to college age.  Using various social events, Bible studies, and camps, volunteers help youth grow in faith as they learn about God’s love for them.  Young Life has chapters throughout the world, and there is now an organized effort to develop a Young Life chapter in Niagara County.  Several of our members at Grace have become involved in this effort.  Our donations will be presented in person to the local Young Life committee at their upcoming fundraising banquet.

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