Announcements for 9/15/19

“You can leave the checkbook at home! Starting next week, Grace will offer eGiving. You’ll be able to give from your bank account or credit/debit card by internet, smartphone app, or even text message – or stop by the office and Denise will take care of you. You can even set up convenient, automatically recurring offerings. Watch for more details!”

NEXT SUNDAY IS OUR FLU SHOT CLINIC.  Next Sunday, Rite Aid will be here at Grace after worship to provide flu shots.  Most insurances are accepted.  We hope you take advantage of this convenient opportunity to receive your flu shot! 

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES have been designated to support St. John and Holy Ghost Lutheran Schools.  We ask that you include these two local schools in your prayers, and consider donating to help them meet the rising cost of providing a quality Christian education to our students.  We are blessed at Grace to have the option of these schools for our families, especially in today’s world where Christian values are rapidly losing acceptance and behaviors that are clearly contrary to God’s Word are too often celebrated and encouraged.  We currently have member families and teachers at both schools.  Feel free to talk with Marla Crawford, Jane Schulz, or Katelyn Schulz if you have questions about either school.

CHOIR:  It’s not too late to join the choir.  We are in need of new members.  A seat is saved for you!  If you enjoy singing praises to God, Wednesdays at Grace are the place to be!  Practices last an hour or less.  Ability to read music is not required.  And what if you would like to come, but can’t make every single Wednesday?  That’s okay–just attend practice as often as you can.  Maye Smith or Ross Folmsbee would be happy to answer any questions you may have.  Please prayerfully consider if this is a way God is leading you to serve.

SOCIAL MINISTRIES MEETING TODAY:  There will be a committee meeting after worship today in the Ladies’ Lounge.  New members are welcome!  A light lunch will be served during the meeting. 

GRACE LADIES will be meeting on Tuesday, September 24th at 6:30 PM here at Grace.  Please note new time.

Registration forms for the upcoming LWML EASTERN DISTRICT’S FALL RETREAT, “Listen, Look, Leap” based on Provers 3:5-6 can be found on the glass display case.  Author of “Pew Sisters” Katie Schuermann will be the guest speaker.  Event to take place September 20th – 22nd at Pioneer Camp and Retreat Center, Inc.

SUMMIT LIFE OUTREACH CENTER is hosting their 14th Annual Fundraising Banquet “Celebrate Life” and you are invited!  Doors open at 6:00 PM on Friday, October 4th at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel at 401 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, NY.  Seating is limited, please contact the center at (716) 298-8600 or for tickets and additional information.

God expects to be FIRST AMONG EARTHLY PRIORITIES IN THOSE created in His image. While opposing forces pull human hearts in divergent directions, the Holy Spirit comforts believers with Christ’s forgiveness, giving ability to honor our highest significance. Does your lifetime and estate plan reflect this? For more information, contact Robert Wirth, LCMS Foundation Gift Planner @ robert.wirth (at) lfnd (dot) org or 716-863-4427.

The ALTAR FLOWERS are placed to God’s Glory to celebrate John Loss’s 79th Birthday today.  Thanks be to God for this blessing & Happy Birthday, John.

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