Announcements for Sunday, 11/15

OFFICE HOURS Week of 11/15: T/Th/F 10am – 2pm

ALTAR FLOWERS this morning are giving in loving memory of parents and grandparents Arlene and Earl Luick, and in honor of Marissa’s Confirmation, by Kathy Majka, Stephen and Eric Majka and families.

“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.

LAST CHANCE:  Next Sunday is the last opportunity to donate to “Cases for a Cause”, our annual 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.  Thank you to all who have donated so far.

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. 

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”.  

OUR OLDEST MEMBER at Grace, Crystal Michel, will turn 100 years old on 11/28.  There are cards available to sign for her on the glass case.  If you would like to send your own greeting, cards can be dropped off in the office and we will make sure they are sent to Crystal.

Amy Folmsbee would like to say a sincere “thank you” for the prayers, messages, cards, and many caring actions received from the members and friends of Grace.  Your prayers have made a difference in her recovery, and prayers for continued improvement are greatly appreciated.

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