WELCOME Rev. Bob Spilman as our guest preacher today.
NEXT SUNDAY IS THE LAST SUNDAY to donate to our annual HARVEST FOOD
COLLECTION. We will also accept
donations at our Thanksgiving Eve service. Your help is needed. Our partner, St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
on Military Road, has already received numerous requests for assistance from
our neighbors in need, and they anticipate that their pantry will be depleted
after their Thanksgiving deliveries.
They are grateful that we plan to deliver our donations on Thanksgiving
weekend, which will be a huge help in restocking for the Christmas season. We have tables available in the chapel and
narthex to receive donations of non-perishable food items. All gifts are appreciated, but especially
needed to restock their pantry are peanut butter, jelly, tuna, cereal, pasta,
spaghetti sauce, applesauce, and canned fruit.
Thank you for your generosity toward this project.
OUR FREEZER IS EMPTY! We are
accepting HAMS AND TURKEYS to help the Community Mission and the Lord’s Day
Dinners provide holiday meals for the poor and homeless in Niagara Falls. The sales have started! If you choose to support this mission and
need help with carrying to our downstairs freezer, please ask an usher for
NOVEMBER SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES are designated for “Help and Hope for
Homeless, Inc.” Help and Hope is a
local charity working with homeless, or near-homeless, individuals and families
that have a true desire to improve their situation, connecting them with the
help they need to become productive and self-sufficient. We encourage you to speak with the following
members of Grace: John Loss (founder and
board President), Sue Loss (board secretary), or Robin Stephenson (board
member) about Help and Hope’s efforts to assist the homeless in our community. If you wish to support this organization,
please place your special mission envelope in the offering plate before the end
of November. (If you have signed up for
the new e-giving option, you can donate to special missions online.)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES to Crystal Michel, who is now our oldest
member. Crystal will turn 99 on
Thanksgiving Day. If you would like to
help her celebrate, you can drop off a greeting card in the office by next
Sunday and we will make sure it is mailed to her.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: The
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission is in need of volunteers to help with their
upcoming community Thanksgiving meal.
They need volunteers to answer phone lines, assist at “pie
parties”, prepare the meals, serve the meals, and deliver meals. If you are interested in helping, please call
Chaplain John Bornhoeft at 940-3054.
On Tuesday, November 19th the Grace
Ladies will be hosting a WINE & CHEESE PARTY at 6:30 PM. Don’t’ forget to bring a memory item to show
and tell. In preparation for their next
fun event, their annual Christmas Party, a sign-up sheet can be found on the
glass display case.
CONFIRMATION CLASSES will resume on Tuesday, November 26th
at 6:00 PM.
SIMPLE SUPPER sign-up sheets can be found on the glass
display case. Dinners will be held
Wednesday, December 4th, 11th and 18th
starting at 5:30 PM followed by worship at 6:30 PM.
Order forms for CHRISTMAS FLOWERS can
be found in today’s bulletin. The Grace
Ladies are offering members of our congregation the opportunity to purchase
poinsettia plants. Plants may be picked
up after the 10:30 AM Christmas Morning Service. Orders are due no later than Sunday, December
POCKET CALENDARS with an
inspirational verse are available on the glass display case and in the
narthex. Help yourself.
GIVING MADE EASY by electronic gift giving. E-giving is fast and secure. If you would like to give electronically,
please refer to the “E-GIVING” card found in the pew envelope holder or contact
the church office.
THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH GERMAN
SETTLEMENTS IN WNY will meet at
7:00 PM on Thursday November 21st at the Wheatfield Community
Center. This promises to be a very
interesting meeting as Jeremy Hogan from the Barge Brewing Company will be the
speaker. He will update us on the newest
plans for the old Meeting Place which the brewery has purchased, as well as
their plan for restoring the old truck hall and bringing it back to its
original glory. He is eager to answer
all our questions on the Brewery and Restaurant project. Everyone is welcome to attend. Join us.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! With
the holidays fast approaching, below are a few important dates for your
November 27th – Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service 6:30 PM
December 4th – Simple Supper 5:30 PM / Advent Service 6:30 PM
- Sunday, December
8th – Voter’s Budget Meeting / Help Decorate the Church / Flower
December 11th – Simple Supper 5:30 PM / Advent Service 6:30 PM
December 18th – Simple Supper 5:30 PM / Advent Service 6:30 PM
December 21st – Christmas Pageant Practice – Lunch Provided
- Sunday School Students – 10:00 AM
- Sunday, December
22nd – Christmas Pageant 10:30 AM / Christmas Caroling to our Shut
- Tuesday, December
24th – Lessons & Carols Service 5:00 PM / Candlelight Service
December 25th – Christmas Day Service 10:30 AM
ALTAR flowers are offered to the Glory of God and in memory of loved ones
by the Crawford and Strasburg families.