Announcements for 2/16/20

NEXT SUNDAY is the last opportunity to donate to our toilet tissue mission project.  Heart, Love & Soul is in critical need of this item to help those living in poverty in our city maintain their dignity.  Since it cannot be purchased with EBT cards, it is one of their most requested items.  If you wish to participate in this mission, please leave your donations on the table in the narthex or chapel by next Sunday.

CHOIR PRACTICE will resume this Wednesday, February 19, at 7:00 PM in the chapel.  All are welcome to attend.  The only requirement is a desire to sing your praises to God.  Please consider joining the group! 

PLASTIC GALLON MILK JUGS NEEDED for a Sunday School Penny War activity.  Please rinse them and leave them near the water cooler in the chapel. 

FEBRUARY SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES have been designated to help Wings Flights of Hope.  Wings is a local 100% volunteer organization that is completely reliant on charitable donations.  They provide air transportation to specialized doctors and hospitals for any person, any age, in need of medical attention.  Medical transport by air normally costs $20,000 or more.  WINGS’ pilots donate their time, planes, and all expenses so that this service is available for FREE to the patient and their family.  If you would like to help us support this local organization, please place your Special Mission envelope in the offering plate during February, or designate a special mission donation online.

A SIGN UP SHEET is available on the glass case for YOUNG LIFE’S annual fundraising dinner, scheduled for Thursday, March 26, beginning at 6 PM at Classics V on Niagara Falls Boulevard.  There is no charge to attend this dinner, however if you wish to support Young Life, donations will be accepted during the event.  Please see Dick Crawford for more information on Young Life or this annual event.

The GRACE WOMEN’S RETREAT is taking place Friday, May 1 thru Sunday, May 3.  Registration forms can be found on the glass case.  Please see Lacey Bahr with questions.

The next gathering of the GRACE LADIES is scheduled for Tuesday, February 25 starting at 6:30 PM and is hosted by Joyce Learned and Lin Matiasz.  Mites will be collected and sorting through old files is on the agenda.

LENT SIMPLE SUPPER sign up sheets can be found on the glass case.  Sign up to bring an entrée, side dish, bread and butter or a delicious dessert.  Supper’s start Wednesday, March 4 at 5:30 PM.

The Grace Ladies will be HOSTING A BAKE SALE on Saturday, March 7 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM during the In-Door Flea Market hosted by the American Legion Post #1451 located at 6525 Ward Road, Sanborn.  A sign-up sheet is on the glass case for those interested in donating a bake good.  Please see Ursula Zimmerman with questions.

The HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH GERMAN SETTLEMENTS invites members and the public to our meeting on Thursday, February 20 at 2:00 PM.  Our theme will be “Taste of the Old Country, Winter Cooking.”  Come and enjoy some delicious rice pudding, wedding cabbage and other traditional German recipes.  The meeting will be at the Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Road.

HOLY GHOST LUTHERAN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE for grades Pre-K4 thru 8 is being held on Tuesday February 25 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.  Come out, meet the teachers and see the classrooms.

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