Announcements for April 8, 2018

Although their name is FOOD FOR THE POOR, this Christian Ministry is also about education, housing, job training, medical assistance, orphanages and many other ways of assisting some of the poorest people in the world who happen to live nearby. This ministry supports missionaries and ministries of all Christian denominations in 17 third world countries at our doorstep. Pastor Bruce Rudolf, an LCMS pastor, will be with us on Sunday, April 29th to share with us about this work.

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 envelopes located in the chapel and narthex may also be used to donate to this fund.

THANK YOU for your generous support of this year’s Sunday School Penny War, “Soles for Souls”.  Donations totaled $1503.  Each dollar donated will supply a pair of shoes for someone in Puerto Rico who is still recovering from last September’s hurricanes, which means that this year’s mission project will supply 1503 pairs of shoes for those in need.

GRACE GAME NIGHT: April 27th, 5:30-8 PM. Bring a friend and your favorite game, and let’s play together!  Games, toys and activities for young children will be available.  Food provided.

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!

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL UPDATE:

Registration is now available!
Register online at gracenf.org/vbs/ or pick up a paper copy and return it to Lacey Bahr’s church box (or send it to the church office).

Items are needed for decorating and story telling! At each entrance, please use the blue boards to see what we need.  If you are going to purchase or lend us an item, please TAKE THE STICKER off the board and bring it home as your reminder.  Items can be brought as soon as you have them; we will store them until VBS.

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