HOLY COMMUNION SCHEDULE CHANGE. Please note thatHoly Communion will be on the 28th of July and not on the 21st.
The 67th LCMS Convention will be held in Tampa, FL July 20-25th. Pastor Bahr will be in attendance as a delegate representing our Niagara West congregations. The LCMS convention determines the parameters by which we agree to walk together. The resolutions of note include the relationship of laity and clergy (especially regarding the service of Deacons), the authority of the Synod President, and much more.
The GRACE LADIES Summer Picnic is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Tuesday, July 23rd at the home of Jane Hughes. Please bring a dish to pass along with a small white elephant gift (placed in a bag) to be used for some fun games! A sign-up sheet can be found on the glass display case.
THE GLEANINGS. Please note that the August/September edition will be arriving on your doorstep by the 15th of August. You may be asking . . . . “Why the late arrival?”. This will allow us to include a feature on VBS which runs July 29th thru August 2nd. Please notify the office should this cause any conflicts. Please submit your submissions for this edition to the office as soon as possible.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL UPDATE – CONTACT: LACEY BAHR 525-5134
NEW ITEMS are on the VBS needs board. See if there is anything you can contribute. Please bring in items by Sunday, July 21st (aka NEXT Sunday).
THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who came to help prepare props and decorations for VBS! You are an important part of the program.
NEEDED: simple costumes made for adults. If you can sew simple costumes and are willing, please let me know!
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, July 28th. After worship service we will transform the church for VBS. Please plan to give of your time to help us set up.
PRE-REGISTRATION helps us prepare for the children coming. Download the form at gracenf.org/vbs or call the office at 716-283-1843. Forms are also available at the church entrances.
Please continue to PRAY for the volunteers preparing for VBS, and for the families who will attending.
TRIANGLES CREATE TENSION by pulling forces of similar strength in opposing directions. Many of life’s decisions present both risk and opportunity. Wisdom is knowing the difference between God’s will and ours. Planning your gifts to family and ministry is a discovery of this tension under the cross. For more information, contact Robert Wirth, LCMS Foundation Gift Planner @ robert.wirth (at) lfnd (dot) org or 716-863-4427.