Announcements for 3/24/19

NCD SURVEY RESULTS: If you weren’t able to join us when Lyle Heggemeier presented our Natural Church Development survey results, Pastor Bahr will lead another presentation after worship next week, March 31.

Join us for the SERMON ON THE MOUNT special service for Week 3 of Lent. In this service we recognize that so much of our lives, even in Lent, is spent worrying about what might happen or what has happened. Christ teaches us to stop being anxious, but simply to trust that he knows what is best and will take care of us to the very end.

Barbara Dockstader would like to extend a THANK YOU for all of the thoughts, prayers and cards she has received during this difficult time.

The Grace Ladies will be hosting a FLEA MARKET & BAKE SALE event on Saturday, May 4th.  Over the next few months please set aside any gently used articles you are willing to donate to the Grace Ladies for this large fundraising event (no clothing please).  These donations (please box and label “Donations”) may be left in the Ladies Lounge.

Save the date: VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is set for Monday, July 29th through Friday, August 2nd, 6:00 – 8:00 PM for ages 3 (potty-trained) through entering 6th grade.

TODAY IS LOOSE CHANGE SUNDAY!  This annual event helps to support our Penny War.  Those wishing to participate are invited to “lose” their change or paper money donations onto the pews after worship.  Our Sunday School students will hunt for your donations and add what they find to their team banks.  Thank you for your support of FogQuest, as we raise funds to support this charity’s efforts to provide clean water for rural areas in developing countries.

THIS THURSDAY is Young Life’s annual fundraising dinner.  If you signed up to attend but your plans have changed, PLEASE let Dick Crawford know so that Young Life is not responsible for the cost of your dinner.

MARCH SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES will support our annual Penny War.  This year we are supporting FogQuest, a charity working in third world countries to provide clean water to remote rural areas.  This group builds special nets which condense the water droplets found in fog.  Each net produces 50 or more gallons of water each day.  FogQuest is an all volunteer organization.  Donations they receive are used to pay for the nets, and for travel expenses of their volunteer leaders.  If you would like to help us raise money for FogQuest, please place your special mission envelope in the offering plates during the month of March.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY:  Volunteers from Grace will be cooking and serving lunch at the Magdalene Project on Falls Street on the first Saturday of each month.  The menu and food is provided by Magdalene, and all cooking is done on site with supervision as needed.  If you would like to help cook or serve, please sign up for one or more Saturdays.  Sign up sheets are available on the glass case.  Cooking begins at 9:30 AM and lunch is served at 11:30 AM. 

THIS IS THE LAST WEEK to designate your 2018 Thrivent Choice Dollars, which can be done online or by phone.  “Choice Dollars” is money provided to Thrivent members that can be designated to a charity of your choice, including Grace.  Money not designated disappears after March 31st.  Simply go online to your account and click Choice Dollars and the charity you wish to support, and the money will be sent directly to them by Thrivent.  You can also call 1-800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice”.  Press “1” and a representative will assist you.

Mark your calendars . . . . the PEW SISTERS next gathering is scheduled for Thursday, April 11th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

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