Announcements for 9/29/19

Today we celebrate with Jennifer Maines the BAPTISM of Elias LeRowne Marcel Parmer.  Elias’ baptismal sponsors are Blaine & Sherry Cassatt.

SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES have been designated to support St. John and Holy Ghost Lutheran Schools.  (If you have signed up for the new e-giving option, you can donate to special missions online.)  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 Pantano if you have questions about either school.  

TRUNK OR TREAT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  Please sign up on the glass case in the chapel if you are planning to participate in Trunk or Treat or wish to donate candy.  Trunk or Treat is being held here at Grace on Saturday, October 26th, from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.  We need many volunteers to make this a fun event for the 100 or so neighborhood and member children who attend.  Please consider joining this fun activity.

HARVEST FOOD COLLECTION:  Our fall mission project is right around the corner.  Beginning in two weeks on October 13th, we will have tables available to receive donations of non-perishable food items.  All of your donations will be used to help provide supplies and meals for local families in need.  We will also be accepting frozen turkeys and hams which can be stored in our downstairs freezer.  Watch for further details.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Altar Care.  If interested, please contact Erika Tuscher.

CALLING ALL LADIES AT GRACE!  Pew Sisters resumes Thursday, October 10th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.  We will be following the Bible Study God is in the Laundry Room by Susan Senechal.  Sign up on the glass case by September 29thso a book order can be placed.  Invite a friend and enjoy Christian women fellowship!

THANK YOU!  Gladys Beningo would like to extend a thank you to Grace’s  congregation and the individuals who took the time to wish her a very happy 90th Birthday.  She feels truly blessed that so many thought of her with cards and prayer.

ALTAR FLOWERS are offered to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Dolores Stenzel by Neil, Michele and Amanda Stenzel.

St. John Lutheran Church, 6950 Ward Road, North Tonawanda, will have its ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE on Saturday, October 12th from 9:00 AM -1:00 PM.  You can fill a bag for $3.00 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

FIXED INCOME GIFT PLANS can provide attractive income and tax benefits to stewards in their retirement years. These arrangements (Charitable Gift Annuities or Annuity Trusts) pay donors fixed income for life and transfer remainder values to ministry. For more information, contact Robert Wirth, LCMS Foundation Gift Planner @ robert.wirth (at) lfnd (dot) org or 716-863-4427.

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