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.                         

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