Announcements for the week of March 23, 2014

Pastoral Office – Pastor Sorenson will be out of the office Tuesday and Wednesday this week to attend a conference. There will be no Wednesday morning bible study this week.
Mayfest – There will be a short meeting after church today to organize the Mayfest. Tickets are available now. If you would like tickets to sell, see Ursula Zimmerman.
Grace Ladies Antique Night – This Tuesday, March 25, from 6-8. Cost is $3.00 for up to 2 appraisals, dessert and tea or coffee. All proceeds will go towards the church organ fund. Come and bring a friend!
Simple Suppers – please join us for Simple Suppers on Wednesday in Lent at 5:45, followed by Lenten Worship at 6:30. This weeks service will be lead by Rev. Keith Knupp.

Spring Clean Up- Our Spring Clean up is scheduled for Saturday, April 12 from 8-1. Come help us get the church ready for Easter.
Toilet Tissue Collection – A table has been set up in the chapel to accept donations of toilet tissue during February and March for Heart, Love, & Soul.  Beside food, this is their “most-asked-for” item.  It is something that is needed everyday, and something most of us take for granted.  If you are able to help, please remember to buy an extra roll when grocery shopping during the next couple of months.  Your donations will be greatly appreciated!
Special Mission Envelopes – March special mission envelopes have been designated to support our Penny War.  This year we are raising money to purchase special “straw filters” for children in third world countries.  These unique straws filter both dirt and diseases from the water.  They cost $10 each, and will provide pure drinking water for the child for one full year.  Each $10 donated will save one child from water-borne diseases for the next year, while work is done in their community to provide a permanent clean water source.

Atheist Outreach/Evolution vs. Creation Training – Last Command First Concern, a group of lay leaders in Niag. County, has teamed up with Mount Olive Lutheran Church for an Atheist Outreach, centered around the movie, “Evolution vs. God.”  (You can watch the 38 minute movie for free at http://evolutionvsgod.com/.)  A training session will be held on Saturday, March 22 at First Trinity (1570 Niagara Falls Blvd) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The cost is $5 for materials; lunch is included.  Please make reservations at lastcommandfirstconcern.com or by calling Mt. Olive Lutheran Church at 716-434-8500.  The actual outreach event will take place on April 1st at the UB North Campus where we will distribute 1000 copies of the movie.  We also hope to engage students and staff in gospel conversations.

THIS WEEK AT GRACE
TODAY
9:00 am SS/Adult Bible Class
9:00 am Youth Sunday School
10:30 am Comm. Worship Service
11:30 am May Fest meeting
11:30 am Coffee Fellowship

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

WEDNESDAY
10:30 am Craft Group
5:45 pm Simple Supper
6:30 pm Lenten Worship
7:15 pm Choir Practice

THURSDAY
7:00 pm Gospel of John Study

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

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