Announcements for Sunday, November 22nd

NO WEDNESDAY Bible Study this week due to Thanksgiving.

THANK YOU for your generous donations to our Harvest Food Collections “Cases for a Cause”.  Your gifts will be delivered to St. Vincent de Paul food pantry on Military Road this coming weekend to help them restock as they continue to serve 50 local families over the upcoming holiday time.

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 a turkey or ham, 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 the soup kitchens can use to purchase the items they need to serve our neighbors in need. 

ONE WEEK REMAINS to support LCMS Disaster Response, our November special mission envelope agency.  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”.  

LAST CHANCE TO SIGN CARDS–OUR OLDEST MEMBER at Grace, Crystal Michel, will turn 100 years old later this week.  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.

ADVENT GIVING TREE–Next Sunday we will enter the season of Advent, and Giving Trees will be available in the narthex and chapel.  If you would like to participate in this project, please take a tag (or tags) from the tree and bring the item (unwrapped) back to the table as soon as you are able.  We are supporting four agencies this year, including Heart, Love, & Soul, Summit Life Resources, Gospel Rescue Mission, and the Magdalene Project.  All donations will be used locally to help those in our community who are struggling.

“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.