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.