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!