Join us for the SERMON ON THE MOUNT special service for Week 5 of Lent. In this
service we recognize that we build our lives on very shaky foundations, and
then we are surprised when things start collapsing. Jesus reminds us in his
teachings that the only solid foundation is himself, the Rock of our salvation.
On him alone we build.
Last day to place your order for EASTER FLOWERS . . . order forms can be found on the glass display case.
SUNDAY is Palm Sunday, and our Sunday School
students will be singing during our worship service. They will also participate in a palm
processional. Mark your calendars and
please plan to join us!
SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES are
designated to help those affected by the “bomb cyclone” (winter
hurricane) that devastated Nebraska in March, causing severe wind damage and
massive flooding. Thousands lost their
homes in the storm, and it will be many months before the roads and bridges are
repaired. The Social Ministries
committee had agreed to designate ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN as our April Special
Mission before this storm hit. God’s
hand was at work in our decision, as it turns out that Thrivent Financial is
now offering the opportunity to donate through them to Orphan Grain Train’s
work in Nebraska, and Thrivent will match our donations as well as pay all
transaction fees. If you wish to support
Orphan Grain Train as they work to rebuild homes and supply food and clothing,
please place your special mission envelopes in the offering plate before the
end of April.
PRINTER INKJET AND LASER CARTRIDGES
from your home and work can be dropped off in the box available in the
chapel. We are able to earn cash back
for these items, and we are protecting God’s creation by recycling. If you have questions, please see Virginia
AND NEXT SUNDAY are the last
opportunities to use the donation jars in the narthex or chapel to support our
PENNY WAR for “FogQuest”, a volunteer group that builds special nets
in rural areas of developing countries to provide clean water from condensed
fog. Since FogQuest is an all volunteer
organization, all donations will be used to pay for the nets and the travel
expenses of their volunteer leaders.
Today our Sunday School children were excited to see what a $100 dollar bill
looks like as they continue to learn more about missions and what it means to
serve in the Lord’s Army. Thank you to
the generous anonymous donor, and to all who have supported our efforts so
far. Your support of our Sunday School
mission project is greatly appreciated.
FACEBOOK–Check out the Grace Facebook page. You will find numerous pictures of our Sunday
School students, youth, and other activities happening at Grace.
YOU to our members who supported the
annual Young Life fundraising dinner on March 28th. Grace members filled three tables at the
dinner, which supports the work done by Young Life with youth from our area as
they bring them to the knowledge of the love of God.
SISTERS next gathering is this Thursday,
April 11th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Chapters to be discussed are Chapter 10 “Gabriella” and Chapter 11
YOUR CALENDARS: Church Clean-Up Day is right around the
corner! Please join your Grace friends
for our annual Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 13th starting at 9:00
AM. Plenty to do both inside and
out! Please bring along your yard tools,
dusting rags, buckets and sponges. Many
hands make light work!
DONATIONS for Grace’s 8:00 AM breakfast on
Easter morning are needed. Coffee cakes,
danish, brownies, cookies . . . any sweet treats!! Items can be brought to the downstairs kitchen
prior to 8:00 AM on Easter.
The Grace Ladies will be hosting a FLEA MARKET & BAKE SALE event on
Saturday, May 4th. Over the
next month 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.
A SIGN-UP SHEET for baking
volunteers can also be found on the glass display case.
This year’s SUMMER BIBLE ADVENTURE (VBS) takes us to Athens to meet the Apostle
Paul. Come on the journey to Greece July
29th – August 2nd 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Registration forms are at the entrances. Invite family, friends, and neighbors!
Holy Ghost Lutheran School will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday April 9th
from 6:00 PM -7:30 PM for Grades Pre-School thru Grade 8. Holy Ghost is located at 6630 Luther Street,
The Niagara Falls Housing Authority is
offering a $500 SCHOLARSHIP for
adults (residents of the City of Niagara Falls) who are entering or returning
to a college, trade school or formal certification program. Additional information and applications can
be picked-up in the church office.
Application deadline is Friday, April 26th by 4:30 PM.
The 175th Anniversary of St Martin Church in
Martinsville is the program at the next meeting of the HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH GERMAN SETTLEMENTS. Dennis Sattelberg will tell about the
establishment of the church and community in this section of North Tonawanda
along the Erie Canal. The meeting will
be Thursday, April 11th at 7:00 PM at the Wheatfield Community
Center, 2790 Church Road in Wheatfield.
The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
St. John Ladies Group invite you to a SPRING INTO WELLNESS! Luncheon on
Sunday, April 28th from 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM at St. John Lutheran
Church, 6950 Ward Road, North Tonawanda.
The event includes a presentation by Sara Borgstede who will provide
practical steps for renewed physical health, ways to guard your heart to stay
emotionally healthy, and how to claim the free refills of spiritual renewal God
offers. The RSVP deadline is April 22;
call the church office at 693-9677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A free will offering will be collected.
BEST FINANCIAL GIFTS come from a
heart of gratitude to God and are planned from the best assets that advance the
Great Commission most effectively through ministries we cherish. For more information, contact Robert Wirth,
LCMS Foundation Gift Planner @ robert.wirth (at) lfnd (dot) org or 716-863-4427.
FLOWERS are offered to the Glory of God and
in memory of our Uncle Robert Cutts by Tara Post and Kathi Dubuque.