Announcements for Sunday 9/27

Sunday Morning Bible Education is BACK!

OCTOBER 18TH

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Birth through adult

Students under the age of 18 must have full registration forms on file.

Find more information and registration forms at both sanctuary entrances.

God: “Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.  Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live.” Isaiah 55:2-3

ALTAR FLOWERS are given today by Erika Tuscher and Melinda Matiasz in Glory and Praise to God and the Memory of Loved Ones.

FLU SHOT CLINIC TODAY:  If you are participating, please proceed to the chapel after worship (wearing your mask) and choose a seat where you will find paperwork available for you to fill out.  As you complete the form, you will be called into the Ladies’ Lounge one at a time to receive your vaccine.  We will enter the lounge through the door across from the office, and leave through the door near the parking lot.  Thank you for cooperation so that we can maintain Covid safety precautions.

BABY BOTTLE BANKS for our Summit Life Resources mission project should be given to Alice Moll or dropped off in the office as soon as you are able.

SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES for September & October are designated to support Lutheran education at St. John & Holy Ghost schools.  If you wish to participate, please donate using your Special Mission Envelopes or by designating “Special Mission” on our E-giving option.

Announcements for Sunday 9/20

LAST CHANCE TO STOCK THE SHOPPE:  Next Sunday will end our September Social Ministries project supporting Summit Life Resources.  Summit is a Christian organization located in Niagara Falls that is committed to helping women in crisis pregnancy situations.  Summit offers support through free pregnancy testing and sonograms, counseling, parenting and childcare education, and referrals to agencies that can help meet their many needs.  To encourage attendance at various sessions, clients earn credits with each contact that allow them to choose baby items from the Summit Parenting Shoppe.  We will be accepting donations of baby clothes, diapers, wipes, infant toiletries, and baby blankets to help “Stock the Shoppe”.  If you would like to support this project, tables are available in the narthex and chapel for your gifts.

FLU SHOT CLINIC NEXT SUNDAY:  Rite Aid will be at Grace on Sunday, September 27, at 11:30 to administer flu shots after our worship service.  If you are live-streaming from home, you are welcome to come after the service to receive your vaccine.  Please arrive by noon at the latest.  Masks are required and distancing will be observed.  

SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES for September & October will support Lutheran education at St. John & Holy Ghost schools.  Students at these schools hear the Word of God daily as they follow New York State approved curriculums.  Both schools are consistently rated as excellent by Business First’s annual review of all area schools.  In today’s world, the choice of quality education for our children in a Christian environment is becoming increasingly important.  If you have questions or would like to learn more, Marla Crawford, Jane Schulz, Katelyn Pantano, and Lacey Bahr (all members of Grace) work at these schools, and would be happy to talk with you.

SOCIAL MINISTRIES MEETING–we will be meeting in the sanctuary after worship today.  For your safety, PLEASE PLAN TO STAY IN THE SAME PEW YOU ARE USING FOR WORSHIP, since we cannot disinfect the pews prior to the meeting.  The sound system will be used so that everyone can hear.  

Announcements for Sunday 9/13

ALTAR FLOWERS today are given by Sue Loss giving all honor and praise to our Lord for his abundant blessings in her husband’s life, John celebrates his 80th birthday on September 15th.

STOCK THE SHOPPE:  Our September Social Ministries project will support Summit Life Resources.  Summit is a Christian organization located in Niagara Falls that is committed to helping women in crisis pregnancy situations.  Summit offers support through free pregnancy testing and sonograms, counseling, parenting and childcare education, and referrals to agencies that can help meet their many needs.  To encourage attendance at various sessions, clients earn credits with each contact that allow them to choose baby items from the Summit Parenting Shoppe.  We will be accepting donations of baby clothes, diapers, wipes, infant toiletries, and baby blankets to help “Stock the Shoppe”.  If you would like to support this project, tables are available in the narthex and chapel for your gifts.

FLU SHOT CLINIC TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY:  Rite Aid will be at Grace on Sunday, September 27, at 11:30 to administer flu shots after our worship service.  If you are live-streaming from home, you are welcome to come after the service to receive your vaccine.  Please arrive by noon at the latest.  Masks are required and distancing will be observed.  

SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES for September & October will support Lutheran education at St. John & Holy Ghost schools.  Students at these schools hear the Word of God daily as they follow New York State approved curriculums.  Both schools are consistently rated as excellent by Business First’s annual review of all area schools.  In today’s world, the choice of quality education for our children in a Christian environment is becoming increasingly important.  If you have questions or would like to learn more, Marla Crawford, Jane Schulz, Katelyn Pantano, and Lacey Bahr (all members of Grace) work at these schools, and would be happy to talk with you.

SOCIAL MINISTRIES MEETING–we will hold our September meeting in person next Sunday after worship.  We will distance in the sanctuary and use the microphone so everyone can hear.  Sorry, but no lunch this time around, but the meeting should run no longer than 45 minutes.  Committee members will be receiving an agenda to review ahead of time.  If you cannot attend this meeting, please contact Amy Folmsbee with your opinions and comments prior to the meeting.  Her contact information will be provided with the agenda.

Announcements for 9/6

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS beginning the week of September 7th will be Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10AM – 2PM and Sundays 9:30AM – 12:30PM. Closed Labor Day.

THANK YOU for your generous donations to our July/August special mission envelopes.  We will be sending a check for $375 to four local food pantries, including Heart, Love & Soul, Community Mission, Salvation Army, and Niagara Rescue Gospel Mission.  Your help for our neighbors in need is greatly appreciated.

STOCK THE SHOPPE:  Today begins our September Social Ministries project to support Summit Life Resources.  Summit is a Christian organization located in Niagara Falls that is committed to helping women in crisis pregnancy situations.  Summit offers support through free pregnancy testing and sonograms, counseling, parenting and childcare education, and referrals to agencies that can help meet their many needs.  With each contact, clients earn credits that allow them to “purchase” baby items from the Summit Parenting Shoppe.  We will be accepting donations of baby clothes, diapers, wipes, infant toiletries, and baby blankets to help “Stock the Shoppe”.  If you would like to support this project, tables are available in the narthex and chapel for your gifts.

YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLY & CLOTHING donations filled 12 large boxes!  Thank you for your generous support of our summer Social Ministries project.  Your gifts will be distributed to children in need by the staff at Harry Abate Elementary School in Niagara Falls.  

FLU SHOT CLINIC:  Rite Aid will be at Grace on Sunday, September 27, at 11:30 to administer flu shots after our worship service.  If you are live-streaming from home, you are welcome to come after the service to receive your vaccine.  Please arrive by noon at the latest.  Masks are required and distancing will be observed.  

CHOIR MEMBER REMINDER:  Choir rehearsals are on hold for now.  However, if you are interested in singing a solo or duet, please let Maye know.  She is willing to arrange practice times as needed.  Be aware there are some restrictions on song selections related to copyright restrictions associated with YouTube, but hymns of public domain can be used as well as selections covered under licenses that Grace currently holds.  So step up to the microphone if you are so inclined!  

SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES for September & October will support Lutheran education at St. John & Holy Ghost schools.  Students at these schools hear the Word of God daily as they follow New York State approved curriculums.  Both schools are consistently rated as excellent by Business First’s annual review of all area schools.  In today’s world, the choice of quality education for our children in a Christian environment is becoming increasingly important.  If you have questions or would like to learn more, Marla Crawford, Jane Schulz, and Katelyn Pantano, and Lacey Bahr (members of Grace) work at these schools, and would be happy to talk with you.

ALTAR FLOWERS can be ordered by signing up on the flower chart located in the narthex, or calling the office.  Cost for a centerpiece is $45 , or you can choose two vases at a cost of $56.