Announcements for Sunday 11/1

THE GLEANINGS: Submission deadline for the next issue is Thursday, November 12th.

“EXPLORING THE LUTHERAN FAITH” CLASS will be offered on Sunday mornings following worship beginning December 6. Childcare is available following the same guidance as Sunday School. If you are thinking about membership at Grace, this is the class you need. Members are welcome to come and get a refresher. Please register in advance by contacting the office.

TIM ZIMMERMAN & THE KING’S BRASS will be back with us next year, COVID permitting! Save the date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021; invite your friends and watch for more information on this incredible musical entertainment event you won’t want to miss.

NOVEMBER SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES will support LCMS Disaster Response.  Lutheran Emergency Response Teams (LERT) continue to aid the victims of the many disasters our country has experienced during 2020, including massive wildfires, unprecedented numbers of hurricanes, flooding, and tornadoes.  The rebuilding process will take years.  Please consider if you are able to help by using your November Special Mission Envelope before the end of the month.  You can also donate online by clicking “Special Missions”.

CASES FOR A CAUSE:  Tables will continue to be availablein the narthex and chapel through 11/22 forour annual Harvest Food Collection to help St. Vincent de Paul food pantry on Military Road.  They are currently serving 50 local families.  They have shared that they are having difficulty purchasing food in bulk amounts due to the pandemic, so we will attempt to fill “Cases for a Cause”.  We have containers available for their most needed food items, which include tuna and canned meats, pasta and pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit and vegetables, macaroni & cheese, cereal, and chunky style soups.  Of course, any non-perishable food donation will be appreciated.  We will deliver your donations on Thanksgiving weekend to help St. Vincent restock for Christmas, so please be sure that your donations do not expire before the end of 2020.

TURKEY & HAM donations are needed to help our local soup kitchens provide holiday meals for our neighbors in need.  Donations can be stored in our downstairs kitchen freezer.  If you need help carrying your donation, an usher will be glad to assist you.  

IF YOU ARE LIVE-STREAMING and you would like to donate to “Cases for a Cause” or our turkey and ham collection, you can arrange a drop off time by calling Erin in the office.  We are also accepting gift card donations from grocery stores, Walmart, & Target which St. Vincent de Paul will use to shop for the extras they need.  Thank you for your support.SOCIAL MINISTRIES MEETING:  There will NOT be a committee meeting next Sunday.  Committee members will be contacted regarding the special mission donations to St. John & Holy Ghost schools as soon as final figures are available.

Announcements for Sunday, October 26

FROM PASTOR BAHR: My sincere gratitude to all for your card and gift for Pastor Appreciation Month. It was a good surprise and it’s nice to be appreciated! As we prepare for another church year, I pray that once again God will bless you through me, despite my best efforts. Thank you!

THE GLEANINGS submission deadline for the next issue is Thursday, November 12th.

TRUNK OR TREAT will be held at Grace this Saturday, 10/31 (Halloween), from 1 – 2:30 PM weather permitting.  Bring your kids and friends and enjoy trick or treating in our parking lot.  If you would like to participate with your car, you can still sign up on the glass case, or you can call the church office and we will add you to the list.  If you have volunteered to donate candy or other treats, please leave it on the table in the chapel before Saturday.  COVID required distancing will be observed, and masks should be worn when distancing is not possible.

OCTOBER SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES will support Lutheran education at St. John & Holy Ghost schools.  If you are using the convenience envelopes in the pews, please clearly mark your donation as “October special mission”. You can also donate online under “special missions”.

CASES FOR A CAUSE:  Tables are availablein the narthex and chapel forour annual Harvest Food Collection to help St. Vincent de Paul food pantry on Military Road.  They are currently serving 50 local families.  They have shared that they are having difficulty purchasing food in bulk amounts due to the pandemic, so we will attempt to fill “Cases for a Cause”.  We have containers available for their most needed food items, which include tuna and canned meats, pasta and pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit and vegetables, macaroni & cheese, cereal, and chunky style soups.  Of course, any non-perishable food donation will be appreciated.  We will continue this project until Thanksgiving, so please be sure that your donations do not expire before the end of 2020.

TURKEY & HAM donations are needed to help our soup kitchens feed our neighbors in need over the holidays.  Donations can be stored in our downstairs kitchen freezer.  If you need help carrying your donation, an usher will be glad to assist you. 

IF YOU ARE LIVE-STREAMING and you would like to donate to “Cases for a Cause” or our turkey and ham collection, you can arrange a drop off time by calling Erin in the office. We are also accepting gift card donations from grocery stores, Walmart, & Target. Thank you for your support.

ALTAR FLOWERS are offered to the Glory of God by Luann Pyska and in memory of Steven Pyska, who entered Gods heavenly kingdom three years ago.

Announcements for Sunday 10/18

THE GLEANINGS submission deadline for the next issue is Wednesday, November 11th.

PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY if you plan to participate in this year’s TRUNK OR TREAT, to be held in Grace parking lot on Saturday, October 31, 1 – 2:30 PM weather permitting.  If you would like to participate with your car or by donating treats, please let us know so we can proceed with our planning.    When you sign up, pick up a Trunk or Treat Guidance sheet and be sure to read it prior to the event.  Be aware that due to COVID restrictions, we are unable to offer indoor activities this year.  Donations of individually wrapped treats can be left on the table in the chapel anytime prior to October 31.  Thank you for supporting this event! 

IF YOU ARE LIVE-STREAMING and would like to participate in Trunk or Treat, please call the office this week and leave a message so we can add you to the list.  Also, if you would like to donate to “Cases for a Cause” or our turkey and ham collection, you can arrange a drop off time by calling Erin in the office.  We are also accepting gift card donations from grocery stores, Walmart, & Target.  

SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER support Lutheran education at St. John & Holy Ghost schools.  Last year, due to your generous donations, we were able to support each school with a check for $1100.  The option of quality education in a Christian environment is important for families in today’s world.  If you want to support our Lutheran Schools, please use your special mission envelope before the end of October, or donate online under “special missions”.

CASES FOR A CAUSE:  Tables are available in the narthex and chapel for our annual Harvest Food Collection to help St. Vincent de Paul food pantry on Military Road.  They are currently serving 50 local families.  They have shared that they are having difficulty purchasing food in bulk amounts due to the pandemic, so we will attempt to fill “Cases for a Cause”.  We have containers available for their most needed food items, which include  tuna and canned meats, pasta and pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit and vegetables, macaroni & cheese, cereal, and chunky style soups.  Of course, any non-perishable food item will be appreciated.  We will continue this project until Thanksgiving, so please be sure that your donations do not expire before the end of 2020.

TURKEY & HAM donations are needed to help our soup kitchens feed our neighbors in need over the holidays.  Donations can be stored in our downstairs kitchen freezer.  If you need help carrying your donation, an usher will be glad to assist you.  

Announcements for Sunday 10/11

Today we celebrate with Cindy and Tommaso Pucinischi the BAPTISM of their daughter,

Lina Dawn Pucinischi.  Lina’s baptismal sponsors are Robert Simcox and Renee Moshier.

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.

TWO WEEKS REMAIN to support Lutheran education at St. John & Holy Ghost schools.  Last year, due to your generous donations, we were able to support each school with a check for $1100.  The option of quality education in a Christian environment is important for families in today’s world.  If you wish to participate, please use your special mission envelope before the end of October or donate online under “special missions”.

CASES FOR A CAUSE:  Tables are availablein the narthex and chapel forour annual Harvest Food Collection to help St. Vincent de Paul food pantry on Military Road.  They are currently serving 50 local families.  They have shared that they are having difficulty purchasing food in bulk amounts due to the pandemic, so we will attempt to fill “Cases for a Cause”.  We have containers available for their most needed food items, which include tuna and canned meats, pasta and pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit and vegetables, macaroni & cheese, cereal, and chunky style soups.  Of course, any non-perishable food item will be appreciated.  We will continue this project until Thanksgiving, so please be sure that your donations do not expire before the end of 2020.

TURKEY & HAM donations are needed to help our soup kitchens feed our neighbors in need over the holidays.  Donations can be stored in our downstairs kitchen freezer.  If you need help carrying your donation, an usher will be glad to assist you.  You can also arrange a drop off time by calling Erin during normal office hours.

TRUNK OR TREAT will be held in Grace parking lot on Saturday, October 31, 1 – 2:30 PM weather permitting.  If you would like to participate with your car or by donating treats, please sign up on the glass case.  When you sign up, please pick up a Trunk or Treat Guidance sheet and be sure to read it prior to the event.  Be aware that due to COVID restrictions, we are unable to offer indoor activities this year.  Donations of individually wrapped treats can be left on the table in the chapel any time prior to October 31.  Thank you for supporting this event!

Announcements for Sunday 10/4

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.

THANK YOU to all who contributed to our “Stock the Shoppe” project to support Summit Life Resources.  If you still have a baby bottle bank, please return it to Alice Moll or the office as soon as possible.

SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES for September & October are supporting Lutheran education at St. John & Holy Ghost schools.  Last year, due to your generous donations, we were able to support each school with a check for $1100.  The option of quality education in a Christian environment is important for families in today’s world.  If you wish to participate, please use your special mission envelope before the end of October or donate online under “special missions”.

LAST WEEK’S FLU SHOT CLINIC resulted in the immunization of 14 members, which ties our highest number from previous years.  If you were unable to attend, flu shots are available at your doctor’s office or pharmacy and are covered by most insurances.

NEXT SUNDAY our annual food drive will begin for St. Vincent de Paul food pantry located on Military Road.  They are currently serving 50 local families.  Since they have shared that they are having difficulty purchasing food in bulk amounts (due to the pandemic), we will attempt to fill “Cases for a Cause”.  We will have containers available for their most needed food items, including tuna and canned meats, pasta and pasta sauce, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit, macaroni & cheese, cereal, and chunky style soups.  Of course, any non-perishable food item will be appreciated.  Please be sure that your donations do not expire before the end of 2020.

TURKEY & HAM donations are needed to help our soup kitchens feed our neighbors in need over the holidays.  Donations can be stored in our downstairs kitchen freezer.  If you need help carrying your donation, an usher will be glad to assist you.