Announcements for 2/3/19

HELP NEEDED:  If you would be interested in joining a group from Grace to prepare and/or serve a future lunch or dinner at the Magdalene Project on Falls Street, please add your name to the sign up on the glass case.  Once enough volunteers have signed up, you will be contacted with more details, including dates and times.  You can then make a final decision as to your availability.  If you have any questions, please feel free to talk with John Loss.

ANNUAL TOILET TISSUE COLLECTION for Heart, Love, and Soul begins today and will continue through February.  Sister Beth, their director, has shared with us that they have come to look forward to our donations each year.   As we all know, this is an item that is used every day, and yet it cannot be purchased with benefit cards.  Your gifts will help our neighbors maintain their dignity as they deal with the many challenges they face.  Tables are available in the narthex or chapel for your donations.

YOUNG LIFE’S annual fundraising dinner at Classics V is scheduled for March 28th at 6 PM.  If you are interested in attending, please sign up on the glass case.  This is a free dinner showcasing the work of Young Life.  There is an opportunity to donate during the dinner if you wish to support this organization.  Dick Crawford would be happy to answer any questions you have about Young Life or the fundraising dinner.

FEBRUARY SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES are designated to support Rev. Duane Meissner, a Lutheran pastor serving as a long-term missionary in Belize, where he lives with his wife and four young children (3 adopted).  Belize is a Central American country on the southern border of Mexico.  Pastor Meissner is a former vicar of Pastor Bahr.  When he began his missionary work in Belize, there were no Lutheran churches in the country.  He has established one congregation and is now working to establish a second.  There is much work left to do in Belize, since most still follow a religion loosely based in Catholicism, but including the worship of deceased ancestors and the frequent sacrifice of animals.  If you wish to support his ministry, please place your mission envelope in the offering plate before the end of February.

BELIZE MISSION: Next week, February 10th, during our normal Bible study hour (9AM), we will be welcoming Rev. Duane Meissner, missionary to Belize, via live internet feed. Please plan to attend and hear about the wonderful things God is doing with the first Lutheran mission in Belize!

CHOIR REMINDER:  Rehearsals will resume in another week on Wednesday, February 13th, at 7 PM.  New members are welcome!  Please see Maye Smith or Ross Folmsbee with any questions you may have.

MOTHERS RETREAT March 1st-3rd. Mothers of young children get away to Camp Pioneer for only $70 (plus food)!  Activities, Bible study, down time, and fellowship.  Invite a friend! Registration forms are at both entrances, and are due today.  Please contact Lacey Bahr if you need an extension or have any questions. 716-525-5134.

A sign-up sheet for LENTEN SIMPLE SUPPERS can be found on the glass display case.  We are asking that sign-up’s be done in “groups” (I.e. Choir, Elders, etc.) so that each “group” will be responsible for coordinating and providing that weeks supper.

Thrivent Financial local North Tonawanda Office is in need of a PART-TIME OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR.  If you or someone you know may be interested, please call Ed Huber at 716-695-2200.

A PART-TIME POSITION OF FACILITIES MANAGER is open at St. Mark Ev. Church.  Qualifications include knowledge and competency with basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical and facilities maintenance; familiar with facilities’ operations; knowledge of health, safety, and environmental laws and regulatory requirements as required by NYS.  St. Mark does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, or citizenship status, disability, marital status, or partnership.  If interested, please email Mike Dolpp at President@stmarknt.org

ASSET TITLES establish property succession to others when life is complete. Joint tenancy automatically allows property to remain with the surviving tenants without need for another legal action. Sole ownership requires another arrangement. Reviewing asset titles with a guide helps minimize costs and coordinates intent.  For more information, contact Robert Wirth, LCMS Foundation Gift Planner @ robert.wirth (at) lfnd (dot) org or 716-863-4427.

Announcements for 1/27/19

HELP NEEDED:  If you would be interested in joining a group from Grace to prepare and/or serve a future lunch or dinner at the Magdalene Project on Falls Street, please add your name to the sign up on the glass case.  Once enough volunteers have signed up, you will be contacted with more details, including dates and times.  You can then make a final decision as to your availability.  If you have any questions, please feel free to talk with John Loss.

YOUNG LIFE’S annual fundraising dinner at Classics V is scheduled for March 28th at 6 PM.  If you are interested in attending, please sign up on the glass case.  This is a free dinner showcasing the work of Young Life.  There is an opportunity to donate during the dinner if you wish to support this organization.  Dick Crawford would be happy to answer any questions you have about Young Life or the fundraising dinner.

JANUARY SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES are designated to support Young Life, an international organization with local chapters.  Young Life is staffed by caring adults who introduce adolescents to Jesus and help them grow in their faith through a variety of social activities, camping experiences, mission trips, and school clubs.  Your donations in your January mission envelopes will help us support the local work of Young Life.  Please feel free to speak with Dick Crawford if you have questions about this organization.

CHOIR REMINDER:  Rehearsals will resume on Wednesday, February 13th, at 7 PM.  New members are welcome!  Please see Maye Smith or Ross Folmsbee with any questions you may have.

MOTHERS RETREAT March 1st-3rd. Mothers of young children get away to Camp Pioneer for only $70 (plus food)!  Activities, Bible study, down time, and fellowship.  Invite a friend! Registration forms are at both entrances, and they are due this week.  Please contact Lacey Bahr if you need an extension or have any questions. 716-525-5134.

A new FLOWER CHART for 2019 has been hung in the narthex.  If interested in donating flowers for a particular Sunday throughout the year, please record your name on the preferred date and the office will contact you.

A sign-up sheet for LENTEN SIMPLE SUPPERS can be found on the glass display case.  We are asking that sign-up’s be done in “groups” (I.e. Choir, Elders, etc.) so that each “group” will be responsible for coordinating and providing that weeks supper.

HOLY GHOST LUTHERAN SCHOOL will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday, January 29th from 6 -7:30 PM. Holy Ghost has been providing quality Christian education for 175 years from Pre-K – grade 8. Please come out and meet our staff and learn about our programs.

The phrase, ‘PLAN FOR THE BASICS’ conveys wisdom. A will and/or trust, assets titled with beneficiary designations coordinated to intent are important criteria to effectively transfer blessings to others. For more information, contact Robert Wirth, LCMS Foundation Gift Planner @ robert.wirth (at) lfnd (dot) org or 716-863-4427.

Announcements for 1/20/19

HELP NEEDED:  If you would be interested in joining a group from Grace to prepare and/or serve a future lunch or dinner at the Magdalene Project on Falls Street, please add your name to the sign up on the glass case.  Once enough volunteers have signed up, you will be contacted with more details, including dates and times.  You can then make a final decision as to your availability.  If you have any questions, please feel free to talk with John Loss.

YOUNG LIFE’S annual fundraising dinner at Classics V is scheduled for March 28 at 6 PM.  If you are interested in attending, please sign up on the glass case.  This is a free dinner showcasing the work of Young Life.  There is an opportunity to donate during the dinner if you wish to support this organization.  Dick Crawford would be happy to answer any questions you have about Young Life or the fundraising dinner.

JANUARY SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES are designated to support Young Life, an international organization with local chapters.  Young Life is staffed by caring adults who introduce adolescents to Jesus and help them grow in their faith through a variety of social activities, camping experiences, mission trips, and school clubs.  Your donations in your January mission envelopes will help us support the local work of Young Life.  Please feel free to speak with Dick Crawford if you have questions about this organization.

MOTHERS RETREAT March 1st – 3rd, mothers of young children get away to Camp Pioneer for only $70 (plus food)!  Mom’s “time out” with activities, Bible study, down time, and fellowship.  Invite a friend!  Registration forms are at both entrances.

If you haven’t picked up your 2019 ENVELOPES please check the narthex on your departure today.  Need envelopes . . .  please notify the office. 

A new FLOWER CHART for 2019 has been hung in the narthex.  If interested in donating flowers for a particular Sunday throughout the year, please record your name on the preferred date and the office will contact you.

A sign-up sheet for LENTEN SIMPLE SUPPERS can be found on the glass display case.  We are asking that sign-up’s be done in “groups” (I.e. Choir, Elders, etc.) so that each “group” will be responsible for coordinating and providing that weeks supper.

THANK YOU’S:

Gladys Beningo would like to express her sincere thanks to the carolers from Grace, who visited her on December 23rd and for the lovely poinsettia plant and also to the members of Grace that took the time to send Christmas cards.  It truly brightened her holiday spirit to know that she was thought of and she is grateful to be a part of such a caring congregation.

Linda Gullo would like to also express her thanks to the Grace Lutheran Church Choir.  “Thank you so much for caroling here – the music was amazing even more so because it was sung by my friends.  It was a highlight of my Christmas.  Thank you again.”

DONOR ADVISED FUNDS offer flexibility for contributors who wish to establish gifts that keep giving but desire to determine how to allocate portions of the gift over time.For more information, contact Robert Wirth, LCMS Foundation Gift Planner @ robert.wirth (at) lfnd (dot) org or 716-863-4427.

Announcements for 1/13/19

JANUARY SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES are designated to support Young Life, an international organization with local chapters.  Young Life is staffed by caring adults who introduce adolescents to Jesus and help them grow in their faith through a variety of social activities, camping experiences, mission trips, and school clubs.  Your donations will help us support Young Life’s annual fundraising dinner at Classics V on March 28th at 6 PM.  If you would like to support the local work of Young Life, please place your special mission envelope in the offering plate before the end of January.

SOCIAL MINISTRIES will meet today after worship in the Ladies Lounge.

THANK YOU for your generous donations to our Giving Tree project.  Thirty large boxes were packed and on their way this week to Niagara Falls agencies, where your gifts will be distributed to those in need.  Many of our neighbors will be helped by your kindness.

Submissions for the February/March edition of THE GLEANINGS are due in the office by Tuesday, January 15th.  Please send to office@gracenf.org.

2019 ENVELOPES are available in the narthex.  If you would like to request envelopes, please notify the office.

MOTHERS RETREAT March 1st – 3rd, mothers of young children get away to Camp Pioneer for only $70 (plus food)!  Mom’s “time out” with activities, Bible study, down time, and fellowship.  Invite a friend!  Registration forms are at both entrances.

THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH GERMAN SETTLEMENTS in Western New York will have its regular membership meeting on Thursday, January 17th at 2 PM at the Wheatfield Community Center.  Martha Haseley will give her presentation on the 175th Anniversary of St. Peter’s Lutheran, Walmore.  The public is invited.

IDENTIFYING ‘RISKS’ and ‘OPPORTUNITIES’ are key to estate gift planning. Risks identify costs and perils that could shrink values. Opportunities illuminate a full spectrum of available options. Many see these in limited view without spiritual perspectives. For more information, contact Robert Wirth, LCMS Foundation Gift Planner @ robert.wirth (at) lfnd (dot) org or 716-863-4427.

Announcements for 1/6/19

THANK YOU for your generous donations to our December special mission, Niagara Falls Meals on Wheels.  With matching funds from the Social Ministries budget line, we were able to send a check for $824 to this small, local organization that provides meals to the elderly and disabled in our city that do not otherwise qualify for government assisted meal delivery programs.  This will be a huge help to them as they begin their work in the new year. 

OUR THANKS to Brittany Hoffman for volunteering to share her God-given musical talents with us while she has been on break from SUNY Fredonia, where she is pursuing her degree in Music Therapy.  Her solo this morning reminds us that “When there’s no peace on earth, there is peace in Christ.”

JANUARY SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES are designated to support Young Life, an international organization with local chapters.  Young Life is staffed by caring adults who introduce adolescents to Jesus and help them grow in their faith through a variety of social activities, camping experiences, mission trips, and school clubs.  Your donations will help us support Young Life’s annual fundraising dinner at Classics V on March 28 at 6 PM.  If you would like to support the local work of Young Life, please place your special mission envelope in the offering plate before the end of January.

SOCIAL MINISTRIES MEETING:  Next Sunday there will be a Social Ministries meeting after worship.  A light lunch is provided.  New members are welcome–no need to reserve a spot.  Just meet in the Ladies Lounge after worship.

Submissions for the February/March edition of THE GLEANINGS are due in the office by Tuesday, January 15th.  Please send to office@gracenf.org.

2019 ENVELOPES are available in the narthex.  If you would like to request envelopes, please notify the office.

MOTHERS RETREAT March 1st – 3rd, mothers of young children get away to Camp Pioneer for only $70 (plus food)!  Mom’s “time out” with activities, Bible study, down time, and fellowship.  Watch for registration; space is limited.

In 2018 the BLOOD DRIVES, by the AMERICAN RED CROSS, held at Grace have collected a total of 99 donations.  Since each donation can help save up to three lives these drives will go on to help up to 297 people!!

THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH GERMAN SETTLEMENTS in Western New York will have its regular membership meeting on Thursday, January 17th at 2 PM at the Wheatfield Community Center.  Martha Haseley will give her presentation on the 175th Anniversary of St. Peter’s Lutheran, Walmore.  The public is invited.

TAKING INVENTORY helps clarify estate and financial decisions that should be made. Cataloging assets according to their titles helps informed advisors relate relevant succession implications. Charitable planners can give an inspirational viewpoint.    For more information, contact Robert Wirth, LCMS Foundation Gift Planner @ robert.wirth (at) lfnd (dot) org or 716-863-4427.

Announcements for 12/30/18

THIS IS THE LAST SUNDAY to donate to our December special mission envelopes designated for NIAGARA FALLS MEALS ON WHEELS.  This is a local program that is not connected to any other “Meals On Wheels” agencies, which means that they are able to offer assistance to those in our city that would otherwise fall through the cracks.  Their staff of four minimum wage workers and several volunteers deliver nutritious meals to elderly and disabled that cannot shop or cook for themselves.  If you are able to support their mission, please place your special mission envelope in the offering plate before the end of December.  If you wish to use the convenience envelopes located in the pews, please clearly mark the envelope “December special mission”. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS over the Advent and Christmas season.  Community Mission picked up all the turkeys and hams that were donated in December, and they were used to help provide Christmas dinner at their agency.  Also, the organizers of the Lord’s Day Christmas dinner in Niagara Falls (open to anyone needing a warm place to share dinner on Christmas) put out a request just before Christmas saying they had a “dire need” for hats and mittens.  We were able to donate a large box from our Giving Tree, and your donations were distributed on Christmas Day.  All other donations will be distributed to those in need over the next couple of weeks.  Your generosity made a difference!

PLEASE NOTE:

Sunday School and Bible classes will resume next Sunday at 9:00 AM.  We will start with a “Welcome Back Breakfast”!  All are welcome–we have classes for all ages.

Wednesday’s Adult Bible Study will not be held on Wednesday, January 2nd.  The group will gather again on Wednesday, January 9th.

ELDERS’ MEETING this Thursday, January 3rd at 6:00 PM.

FROM PASTOR BAHR & FAMILY: Thank you for all of the remembrances, cards, and the gift you gave us this Christmas. We are so glad to be part of your family. Merry Christmas!

Submissions for the February/March edition of THE GLEANINGS are due in the office by Tuesday, January 15th.  Please send to office@gracenf.org.

REMEMBERING SPECIFIC MINISTRIES reflect the wonderful heart of giving that exists among many LCMS worshipers at year end. People want to do God’s Work in specific ways, so they support the causes and missions that reflect their priorities.     For more information, contact Robert Wirth, LCMS Foundation Gift Planner @ robert.wirth (at) lfnd (dot) org or 716-863-4427.

Announcements for 12/23/18

OFFICE HOURS:  Please note that the office will have shortened hours this week.  Wednesday the 26th and Thursday the 27th 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

GIVING TREE:  It’s not too late to donate to our annual Giving Tree project.  We are able to accept donations through December and will deliver your gifts during the beginning of January to the local agencies we are supporting.  Please take a tag from the trees and return the item requested to the tables in the narthex or chapel by the end of December.

PLEASE NOTE:  Sunday School and Bible classes will not be held on December 23 and December 30.  Classes will resume with a “Welcome Back Breakfast” on January 6 at 9:00 AM.

NIAGARA FALLS MEALS ON WHEELS has been designated for our December special mission envelopes.  This is a local program that is not connected to any other “Meals On Wheels” agencies, which means that they are able to offer assistance to those in our city that would otherwise fall through the cracks.  Their staff of four minimum wage workers and several volunteers deliver nutritious meals to elderly and disabled that cannot shop or cook for themselves.  If you are able to support their mission, please place your special mission envelope in the offering plate before the end of December.  If you wish to use the convenience envelopes located in the pews, please clearly mark the envelope “December special mission”.

YEAR-END CONTRIBUTIONS, in order to qualify for the 2018 tax year, must be received or postmarked by December 31. We do have a service on Dec 30, and all offerings received there will be 2018.

Announcements for 12/16/18

NIAGARA FALLS MEALS ON WHEELS has been designated for our December special mission envelopes.  This is a local program that is not connected to any other “Meals On Wheels” agencies,which means that they are able to offer assistance to those in our city that would otherwise fall through the cracks. Their staff of four minimum wage workers and several volunteers deliver nutritious meals to elderly and disabled that cannot shop or cook for themselves.  If you are able to support their mission, please place your special mission envelope in the offering plate before the end of December.  If you wish to use the convenience envelopes located in the pews, please clearly mark the envelope “December special mission”.

OUR ADVENT GIVING TREES are set up in the narthex and chapel.  We are supporting several local agencies through this project.  If you wish to participate, please take a tag off the trees, purchase the item requested, and return it unwrapped to the tree tables. All items will be distributed in January to our neighbors in need.

THANK YOU for your generous donation of 19 turkeys and 3 hams which will help the Community Mission serve the homeless in our city through the Christmas season.  Your help is greatly appreciated.

HATS AND MITTENS:  In addition to the items listed on our Giving Tree, hats, gloves, and mittens are always needed as we head into the cold winter months ahead.  Many children and homeless adults from our inner city areas lack these items to help keep them warm.

Please note that SUNDAY’S ADULT BIBLE STUDY will not be held on December 23rd and 30th.  The group will gather again starting Sunday,January 6th.

There will be NO SUNDAY SCHOOL class the next two weeks – December 23rd & 30th.  We will have a “Welcome Back Breakfast” at9:00 AM on Sunday, January 6th, followed by our lesson and craft with dismissal at 10:15 AM.

2019 ENVELOPES will be available for pick-up on both Sunday, December 23rd and 30th.

 CAROLING WE GO: Carolers needed to visit our home bound members on Sunday, December 23rdfollowing worship.  Please consider helping to spread the holiday spirit.  A sign-up sheet is located on the glass display case.

The American Red Cross will be holding their next BLOOD DRIVE at Grace on Saturday, December 22nd from 9:00 AM -1:00 PM. Free long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt when you come to donate (while supplies last).  For an appointment,please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.  Walk-Ins Welcome!

DETERMINING GIFT DATES becomes an important issue as contributors and recipient ministries approach the end of the calendar year. The doctrine of‘Constructive Receipt’ restrains designation as “charitable receipt” those gifts received by December 31.   Mailed gifts use the post-date stamp from the US Postal Service to determine this date. For more information, contact Robert Wirth, LCMS Foundation Gift Planner@ robert.wirth (at) lfnd (dot) org or 716-863-4427.

Announcements for 12/9/18

HELP IS NEEDED AFTER WORSHIP TODAY:   Decorations that will help us celebrate the birth of our Savior will be put up in the sanctuary immediately following worship.  Help is needed to arrange the nativity figures, and put up and decorate our trees.  Please plan to stay and help decorate your church.  With enough assistance, it will only take an hour of your time.

NIAGARA FALLS MEALS ON WHEELS has been designated for our December special mission envelopes.  This is a local program that is not connected to any other “Meals On Wheels” agencies, which means that they are able to offer assistance to those in our city that would otherwise fall through the cracks.  Their staff of four minimum wage workers and several volunteers deliver nutritious meals to elderly and disabled that cannot shop or cook for themselves.  If you are able to support their mission, please place your special mission envelope in the offering plate before the end of December.

 NEXT SUNDAY OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will be held during worship.  Students should arrive at the usual Sunday School time of 9 AM.  Also, students and choir members should plan to ATTEND OUR ONLY FULL REHEARSAL ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15th, from 10 AM – 12 PM, ending with a pizza lunch for participants (choir please be here by 10:30 AM).

OUR ADVENT GIVING TREES are set up in the narthex and chapel.  We are supporting several local agencies through this project.  If you wish to participate, please take a tag off the trees, purchase the item requested, and return it unwrapped to the tree tables.  All items will be distributed in January to our neighbors in need.

HATS AND MITTENS:  In addition to the items listed on our Giving Tree, hats, gloves, and mittens are always needed as we head into the cold winter months ahead.  Many children and homeless adults from our inner city areas lack these items to help keep them warm.

THANK YOU:  November Special Mission envelopes, along with a donation from the Social Minstries’ budget and matching funds from Thrivent, resulted in being able to donate $1372 to LCMS Disaster Relief as they continue to assist after the California fires and other recent disasters around our country.  Thank you for your generosity toward our neighbors in need.

Tuesday, December 11th at 6:00 PM is the Grace Ladies annual CATERED CHRISTMAS PARTY.  $12 per person and bring a $5 gift to exchange!  Let us know if your attending . . . sign-up sheet located on glass display case.

Order forms for CHRISTMAS FLOWERS can be found on the glass display case.  Orders are due this coming Wednesday the 12th of December.

Pioneer Mayo presents “A CHRISTMAS THEMED EVENT” at Grace on Friday, December 14th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM for children grades K – 12 (friends welcome).  Celebrate the season with karaoke, games, puzzles and time with friends.

The American Red Cross will be holding their next BLOOD DRIVE at Grace on Saturday, December 22nd from 9:00 AM -1:00 PM.  Free long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt when you come to donate (while supplies last).  For an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.  Walk-Ins Welcome!

BULLETIN BOARD:  Don’t forget to take-a-look at Grace’s bulletin board located near the office.

ASSIGNING LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES TO MINISTRY (whether through ownership or death benefit beneficiary designation) can be a great way to make a ministry gift with a policy no longer needed for its original purpose.  For more information, contact Robert Wirth, LCMS Foundation Gift Planner @ robert.wirth (at) lfnd (dot) org or 716-863-4427.

A CAROLING WE GO:  Carolers needed to visit our homebound members on Sunday, December 23rd following worship.  Please consider helping to spread the holiday spirit please  Sign-up sheet is located on the glass display case.

Announcements for 12/2/18

NIAGARA FALLS MEALS ON WHEELS has been designated for our December special mission envelopes.  This is a local program that is not connected to any other “Meals On Wheels” agencies, which means that they are able to offer assistance to those in our city that would otherwise fall through the cracks.  Their staff of four minimum wage workers and several volunteers deliver nutritious meals to elderly and disabled that cannot shop or cook for themselves.  If you’re able to support their mission, please place your special mission envelope in the offering plate before the end of December.

NEXT SUNDAY IS THE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO DONATE HAMS & FROZEN TURKEYS to help Community Mission provide holiday meals.  Donations can be stored in our downstairs kitchen.  If you need help carrying your donation, please ask an usher for assistance.

OUR SUNDAY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT is scheduled for December 16th during worship.  Students should arrive at the usual Sunday School time of 9 AM on that day.  Also, students and choir members should plan to ATTEND OUR ONLY FULL REHEARSAL ON DECEMBER 15th from 10 AM – 12 PM, ending with a pizza lunch for participants (choir please be here by 10:30 AM).

The LEWISTON CHORALEERS will be holding a concert at Grace this afternoon at 2 PM.  General admission is $5 with children 12 and under free.

OUR ADVENT GIVING TREES are set up in the narthex and chapel.  We are supporting several local agencies through this project.  If you wish to participate, please take a tag off the trees, purchase the item requested, and return it unwrapped to the tree tables.  All items will be distributed in January to our neighbors in need.

HATS AND MITTENS:  In addition to the items listed on our Giving Tree, hats, gloves, and mittens are always needed as we head into the cold winter months ahead.  Many children and homeless adults from our inner-city areas lack these items to help keep them warm.

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED NEXT SUNDAY:  Decorations that will help us celebrate the birth of our Savior will be put up in the sanctuary on December 9th immediately following worship.  Help is needed to arrange the nativity figures and put up and decorate our trees.  Please put this on your calendar and plan to stay and help.  With enough assistance, it will only take an hour of your time.

A BUDGET VOTERS MEETING will take place following worship today.

We are still seeking assistance in accommodating (bed and breakfast) the male members of THE KING’S BRASS.  The group will be here next week on Thursday, December 6th at 7:00 PM for a live concert.  If interested in assisting, please contact the office.

The Grace Ladies annual CATERED CHRISTMAS PARTY will be held on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:00 PM.  $12 per person and bring a $5 gift to exchange!  Sign-up sheet is located on the glass display case.

Order forms for CHRISTMAS FLOWERS can be found in the latest edition of The Gleanings or copies can be found on the glass display case.  Orders are due no later than Wednesday, December 12th.

A CAROLING WE GO:  Carolers needed to visit our home bound members on Sunday, December 23rd following worship.  Please notify the office if you’d like to help spread the holiday spirit.

THIS WEEK AT GRACE

TODAY
9:00 am     Sunday School / Adult Bible Study
10:30 am   Worship Service (HC)
11:30 am   Budget Voter’s Meeting
2:00 pm     Lewiston Choraleers Concert

MONDAY
5:00 pm     Youth Group – Christian Skate Night (Rainbow Roller Rink)
6:30 pm     Survivors’ Group

WEDNESDAY
10:00 am   Adult Bible Study
5:30 pm     Simple Supper
6:30 pm     Advent Worship Service
7:15 pm     Choir Practice

THURSDAY
7:00 pm    Tim Zimmerman & The King’s Brass

SUNDAY
9:00 am     Sunday School/Adult Bible Study
10:30 am   Worship
11:30 am    Youth Group Acolyte Training
11:30 am     Decorate the Church