Announcments for April 1, 2018

Food for the Poor is among the largest international charities in the US. This ministry, focused on the Caribbean and Latin America, the third world at our doorstep, has been well supported by LCMS congregations. FFP is presently building more than 10,000 homes this year for the poorest of the poor in 17 countries in this region. Pastor Bruce Rudolf, an LCMS pastor, will be with us on Sunday, April 29th to speak about this ministry.

THANK YOU for your generous support of this year’s Sunday School Penny War, “Soles for Souls”.  Each dollar donated will supply a pair of shoes for someone in Puerto Rico who is still recovering from last September’s hurricanes.  Total donations will be announced this morning.

THANK YOU to the 27 members of Grace who attended the March 22 fundraising dinner for Young Life.  A total of $85,000 was raised at the dinner, surpassing their goal of raising $60,000.  All funds will go to support the work being done locally in Western New York with our youth as they come to know the love of Christ.  To God be the glory!

APRIL SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES have been designated to establish a Benevolence Fund at Grace.  This fund will be an ongoing resource for Pastor Bahr’s use in his ministry for emergency situations he may encounter, such as an immediate need for food, gasoline, payment of a utility bill, overnight housing, etc.  Often when this type of need arises, it is of an urgent nature.  Having a Benevolence Fund available will ensure that those in need of assistance can receive the help they require.  If you would like to assist in establishing this fund, please place your special mission envelope in the offering plate during April.

BENEVOLENCE FUND DONATION ENVELOPES are being included in today’s bulletin for your convenience.  If you wish to support this fund (as described in today’s “April Special Mission” paragraph), you may use this envelope and/or your April Special Mission envelope and place them in the offering plate during April.  Thank you for helping to meet the emergency needs that Pastor Bahr may encounter in his ministry.

Grace Ladies would like to invite the congregation to a Soup Supper on April 24th @ 6pm, with Guest Speaker Chet Ferry, The Bread Man, who will be sharing his “Bread-time Stories”. Each guest will also receive a homemade loaf of bread. Please sign up on the Glass-Case by April 15th to ensure there is enough bread and soup for everyone!

Grace Ladies will be having a Bake sale table April 7th from 9a-1p at the Indoor Yard Sale @ the American Legion on Ward Rd. Please visit them if you can! They also need people to Bake Goods for the Sale. You may drop off baked goods between 6-7pm here on Friday the 6th, or just bring to the Legion on Saturday. Please see Ursula, Erika or Dorothy if you can help out!

SAVE THE DATE: Grace Family Game Night: April 27th, 5:30-9 PM – come and go as you need.  Bring a friend and your favorite game, and let’s play together!  Games, toys and activities for young children will be available.  Food provided.

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