Announcements for Sunday, September 19th

NEXT SUNDAY Rite Aid will be offering a FLU SHOTS at Grace after worship.  Most insurances are accepted.  Appointments are not needed.

SOCIAL MINISTRIES will meet after worship today in the CHAPEL.  Please mark your calendars.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.  New members are welcome.

SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES for September and October are designated to support Christian education at St. John and Holy Ghost Lutheran Schools.  Both of these schools teach and reinforce Christian beliefs and values to their students.  In addition, they are ranked as top schools among all public and private schools in our area.  Many of our congregation’s families have sent their children to these schools, and we have several members who are (or have been) faculty members, including Marla Crawford, Jane Schulz, Lacey Bahr, and Katelyn Pantano.  They, along with Pastor Bahr, would welcome any questions you may have about our schools and the advantages of Christian education in today’s world.  

CHOIR REHEARSALS will resume soon.  New members are needed.  We plan to meet on an intermittent schedule to prepare for upcoming special and holiday services.   If you were attending choir rehearsals prior to COVID, we have you on our contact list.  If you did not previously attend but are interested, please leave your contact information with the office.  Dates and times will be available soon.

GLEANINGS DEADLINE was last week, if you have any last minute submissions please have them into the church office no later than Monday, September 20th.

The 2021 FLOWER CHART still has open dates for the remainder of the year and is hanging in the narthex. Cost for a centerpiece is $45, or you can choose two vases at a cost of $56.

If you sign up or already have signed up for a date, please find the altar flower order form outside either sanctuary entrance. Please complete the form and return to the church office no later than the Tuesday before your date.

Announcements for Sunday, September 12th

Fall GLEANINGS submissiondeadline is this Wednesday, September 15th.

FLU SHOTS:  Rite Aid will be offering a flu shot clinic at Grace after worship on September 26.  Most insurances are accepted.  Appointments are not needed.

NEXT SUNDAY SOCIAL MINISTRIES will meet in person after worship in the CHAPEL.  Please mark your calendars.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.  New members are welcome.

THE MONTHLY MISSION for September and October will support Christian education at St. John and Holy Ghost Lutheran Schools.  Both of these schools teach and reinforce Christian beliefs and values to their students.  In addition, they are ranked as top schools among all public and private schools in our area.  Many of our congregation’s families have sent their children to these schools, and we have several members who are (or have been) faculty members, including Marla Crawford, Jane Schulz, Lacey Bahr, and Katelyn Pantano.  They, along with Pastor Bahr, would welcome any questions you may have about our schools and the advantages of Christian education in today’s world.  

Announcements for Sunday, September 5th

RALLY DAY on Sunday, September 12th – Let’s all come together as family and friends at Grace for Christian Education, Worship, and a Congregational Picnic. Check your Gleanings for more information. Picnic sign-up sheets are available at both sanctuary entrances for those interested.

ENDURING FAITH LESSON 1 & 2 Summaries – Sunday, September 12th

1: The lesson this week is “A Mighty Wonder”. In six days – through His spoken Word alone – the heavenly Father creates a universe so vast and complex it defies our limited human understanding. Humankind, the crown of His creation, made in His own image, comes to be through the intimate work of His hands and with His own breath. Discuss the wonders of God’s creation with your family.

2: Today, we will study “The Fall and a Promise”. The slithery serpent caused Eve to doubt God’s Word with one simple question: “Did God actually say…?” (Genesis 3:1). Seeking to gain wisdom, Eve and Adam rebel against their Creator. Suddenly aware of their condition before God, they vainly attempt to hide their sinful exposure. With sin comes punishment that is just; yet our heavenly Father does not leave humankind without hope. Instead, He promises One who will come to rescue His people from the jaws of death and Satan. As a family, discuss the importance of God’s promise of the Savior.

THANK YOU for your generous donations to our summer mission project of collecting SCHOOL SUPPLIES, SOCKS, AND UNDERWEAR.  Your donations will be packed up for delivery this week.  Teachers and nurses in our inner city schools will distribute your gifts directly to their children in need.  Thank you for supporting this project. 

FLU SHOTS:  Rite Aid will be offering a flu shot clinic at Grace after worship on September 26.  Most insurances are accepted.  Appointments are not needed.

SOCIAL MINISTRIES will meet in person after worship on September 19.  Please mark your calendars.  A light lunch will be available during the meeting.  New members are welcome.

SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES for September and October are designated to support Christian education at St. John and Holy Ghost Lutheran Schools.  Both of these schools teach and reinforce Christian beliefs and values to their students.  In addition, they are ranked as top schools among all public and private schools in our area.  Many of our congregation’s families have sent their children to these schools, and we have several members who are (or have been) faculty members, including Marla Crawford, Jane Schulz, Lacey Bahr, and Katelyn Pantano.  They, along with Pastor Bahr, would welcome any questions you may have about our schools and the advantages of Christian education in today’s world.  

FALL OFFICE HOURS begin the week of September 12th. They are as follows: Sunday 8:30 am – 12:30 pm and Monday/Wednesday/Thursday from 10:00 am – 2:00pm.

GLEANINGS DEADLINE for the fall (Oct.-Nov.) issue is Wednesday, September 15th.

The 2021 FLOWER CHART still has open dates for the remainder of the year and is hanging in the narthex. Cost for a centerpiece is $45, or you can choose two vases at a cost of $56.

If you sign up or already have signed up for a date, please find the altar flower order form outside either sanctuary entrance. Please complete the form and return to the church office no later than the Tuesday before your date.

Announcements for Sunday, 8/29

We will be celebrating RALLY DAY on Sunday, September 12th – complete with Christian Education, Worship and a PICNIC! Watch future bulletins and upcoming Gleanings for more information.

PICNIC sign-up: If you are able and want to contribute to the Rally Day picnic, there is a sign-up sheet at either sanctuary entrance.

NEXT SUNDAY our summer mission project of SCHOOL SUPPLIES, SOCKS, AND UNDERWEAR will come to a close.  All donations will be delivered near the beginning of September.  Teachers and nurses in our inner city schools will distribute your gifts directly to their children in need.  Thank you for supporting this project. 

IF YOU WISH TO SUPPORT our August special mission, Heart, Love and Soul, as they continue to provide over 200 free meals daily and aid over 700 people from their food pantry, please place your donation (clearly marked) in today’s offering, or donate online at gracenf.org by August 31 (Tuesday).

FLU SHOTS:  Rite Aid will be offering a flu shot clinic at Grace after worship on September 26.  Most insurances are accepted.  More information will follow in the coming weeks.

SOCIAL MINISTRIES will meet in person after worship on September 19.  Please mark your calendars.  A light lunch will be available during the meeting.

The 2021 FLOWER CHART still has open dates for the remainder of the year and is hanging in the narthex. Cost for a centerpiece is $45, or you can choose two vases at a cost of $56.

If you sign up or already have signed up for a date, please find the altar flower order form outside either sanctuary entrance. Please complete the form and return to the church office no later than the Tuesday before your date.

Announcements for Sunday, August 22nd

GLEANINGS DEADLINE is this week! Please have all submissions into the office by Tuesday, August 24th.

We will be celebrating RALLY DAY on Sunday, September 12th – complete with Christian Education, Worship and a PICNIC! Watch future bulletins and upcoming Gleanings for more information.

TWO MORE WEEKS:  Our summer mission project of SCHOOL SUPPLIES, SOCKS, AND UNDERWEAR will soon be coming to a close.  We will continue to accept donations through Labor Day Weekend (only two weeks away).  There are tables available in the narthex and chapel to accept your gifts.  All donations will be distributed directly to our inner city elementary children in need by the teachers and nurses at Niagara Street, Kalfas, and Harry Abate schools in September as they identify their student’s needs.  Thank you for supporting this project.  We have been in contact with the schools, and they have assured us that they have many children that will be grateful for your help as they begin their new school year.

NEXT SUNDAY is the last Sundayto use your AUGUST SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES to support Heart, Love & Soul on Ontario Avenue in Niagara Falls.  This agency provides over 200 free meals daily to those in need, and are currently aiding over 700 people from their food pantry.  In addition to their nutrition related services, they offer health services, as well as assistance with issues such as housing, financial need, transportation, and substance abuse.  They also maintain a “necessary shop” for their guests which provides toiletries and other items that cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits (food stamps).  If you wish to support Heart, Love & Soul, please place your August mission envelope in the offering plate or donate to “special missions” online at gracenf.org.  

FLU SHOTS:  For those who like to plan ahead, Rite Aid will be offering a flu shot clinic at Grace after worship on September 26.  Most insurances are accepted.  More information will follow in the coming weeks.

SOCIAL MINISTRIES will meet in person after worship on September 19.  Please mark your calendars.  A light lunch will be available during the meeting.

Announcements for Sunday, August 15th

ENDING SOON:  Our summer mission project of SCHOOL SUPPLIES, SOCKS, AND UNDERWEAR will soon be coming to a close.  We will continue to accept donations through Labor Day Weekend (only three weeks away).  There are tables available in the narthex and chapel to accept your gifts.  All donations will be distributed directly to our inner city elementary children in need by the teachers and nurses at Niagara Street, Kalfas, and Harry Abate schools in September as they identify their student’s needs.  Thank you for supporting this project.  We have been in contact with the schools, and they have assured us that they have many children that will be grateful for your help as they begin their new school year.

TWO WEEKS REMAIN to use your AUGUST SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES, designated to help Heart, Love & Soul on Ontario Avenue in Niagara Falls.  This agency provides over 200 free meals daily to those in need, and are currently aiding over 700 people from their food pantry.  In addition to their nutrition related services, they offer health services, as well as assistance with issues such as housing, financial need, transportation, and substance abuse.  They also maintain a “necessary shop” for their guests which provides toiletries and other items that cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits (food stamps).  If you wish to support Heart, Love & Soul, please place your August mission envelope in the offering plate or donate to “special missions” online at gracenf.org.  

THANK YOU for your generous donations to our July special mission.  We were able to send a donation of $650 to Niagara Hospice to support their work with seriously ill patients in our community.

GLEANINGS DEADLINE is coming up soon. Please have all submissions into the office by Tuesday, August 24th.

The 2021 FLOWER CHART still has open dates for the remainder of the year and is hanging in the narthex. Cost for a centerpiece is $45, or you can choose two vases at a cost of $56. If you sign up or already have signed up for a date, please find the altar flower order form outside either sanctuary entrance. Please complete the form and return to the church office no later than the Tuesday before your date.

Announcements for Sunday, August 1

Donations of SCHOOL SUPPLIES, SOCKS, AND UNDERWEAR are the being accepted for our summer mission program.  There are tables available in the narthex and chapel to accept your gifts.  All donations will be distributed directly to our inner-city elementary children in need by the teachers and nurses at Niagara Street, Kalfas, and Harry Abate schools in September as they identify their student’s needs.  Thank you for supporting this project.  We have been in contact with the schools, and they have assured us that they have many children that will be grateful for your help as they begin their new school year.

AUGUST SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES have been designated to help Heart, Love & Soul on Ontario Avenue in Niagara Falls.  This agency provides over 200 free meals daily to those in need, and are currently aiding over 700 people from their food pantry.  In addition to their nutrition related services, they offer health services, as well as assistance with issues such as housing, financial need, transportation, and substance abuse.  They also maintain a “necessary shop” for their guests which provides toiletries and other items that cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits (food stamps).  If you wish to support Heart, Love & Soul, please place your August mission envelope in the offering plate or donate to “special missions” online at gracenf.org before the end of the month.

Community Party!  Thursday, August 19th, 6-8 pm.  If you would like to give out treats or lead a game, you can do that from the trunk of your car or by raising a canopy you provide!  Sign up at either sanctuary entrance.

Donations requested: Individually packaged candy, snacks or kids’ drinks to hand out at the Community Party.  Please label them “Community Party” and bring them to the “Ladies Lounge”.

The 2021 FLOWER CHART still has open dates for the remainder of the year and is hanging in the narthex. Cost for a centerpiece is $45, or you can choose two vases at a cost of $56. If you sign up or already have signed up for a date, please find the altar flower order form outside either sanctuary entrance. Please complete the form and return to the church office no later than the Tuesday before your date.

Announcements for Sunday, July 25

GRACE LADIES are having an ICE CREAM SOCIAL this Thursday, July 27, at 6:30 pm.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES, SOCKS, AND UNDERWEAR are the items being collected for our summer mission program.  There are tables available in the narthex and chapel to accept your gifts.  All donations will be distributed directly to our inner-city children in need by teachers and nurses at three elementary schools (Niagara Street, Kalfas, and Harry Abate) in September as they identify their student’s needs.  Thank you for supporting this project and watch for the sales–they have already begun!

TODAY IS THE LAST SUNDAY to donate to NIAGARA HOSPICE, our designated agency for our July special mission envelopes.  If you choose to use the pew envelopes, please mark them CLEARLY as being for Niagara Hospice.  You can also send a donation to the office before July 31 (Saturday) or donate online at Grace’s website prior to that date.

Community Party!  Thursday, August 19th, 6-8 pm.  If you would like to give out treats or lead a game, you can do that from the trunk of your car or by raising a canopy you provide!  Sign up at either sanctuary entrance.

Donations requested: Individually packaged candy, snacks or kids’ drinks to hand out at the Community Party.  Please label them “Community Party” and bring them to the “Ladies Lounge”.

The 2021 FLOWER CHART still has open dates for the remainder of the year and is hanging in the narthex. Cost for a centerpiece is $45, or you can choose two vases at a cost of $56. If you sign up or already have signed up for a date, please find the altar flower order form outside either sanctuary entrance. Please complete the form and return to the church office no later than the Tuesday before your date.

Announcements for Sunday, July 18th

WE WILL CONTINUE to collect donations of school supplies, socks, & underwear for our city’s inner city elementary school children throughout the summer.  Over 75% of the families at these schools are living at or below the poverty level.  Thank you for remembering this project as you shop during the summer.  Watch for sales–they have already begun!

JULY SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES have been designated to support NIAGARA HOSPICE,  an accredited local agency that works to provide comfort, dignity, and improved quality of life for patients and families facing end-of-life situations.  Physical care as well as spiritual and emotional support is provided by professionals in various settings, including private homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals, as well as their own Hospice House facility.  If you would like to support the work of Niagara Hospice, please use your July special mission envelope or donate to special missions online during July.

Community Party!  Thursday, August 19th, 6-8 pm.  If you would like to give out treats or lead a game, you can do that from the trunk of your car or by raising a canopy you provide!  Sign up at either sanctuary entrance.

Donations requested: Individually packaged candy, snacks or kids’ drinks to hand out at the Community Party.  Please label them “Community Party” and bring them to the “Ladies Lounge”.

The 2021 FLOWER CHART still has open dates for the remainder of the year and is hanging in the narthex. Cost for a centerpiece is $45, or you can choose two vases at a cost of $56. If you sign up or already have signed up for a date, please find the altar flower order form outside either sanctuary entrance. Please complete the form and return to the church office no later than the Tuesday before your date.

Announcements for Sunday, July 11th

TABLES ARE AVAILABLE in the narthex and chapel forour summer mission project, collecting donations of SCHOOL SUPPLIES, SOCKS, & UNDERWEAR for our city’s elementary school children that are in need.  This year, because of a new “sister school” arrangement in the school district, all three of our inner city elementary schools will benefit from this project.  Harry Abate, Niagara Street, and Kalfas will distribute our donations directly to their students as their teachers and nurses identify a need.  Over 75% of the families at these schools are living at or below the poverty level.  We have been in contact with one of the principals, and she has assured us that there is a great need for these items.  Thank you for remembering this project as you shop this summer!

JULY SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES have been designated to support NIAGARA HOSPICE,  an accredited local agency that works to provide comfort, dignity, and improved quality of life for patients and families facing end-of-life situations.  Physical care as well as spiritual and emotional support is provided by professionals in various settings, including private homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals, as well as their own Hospice House facility.  If you would like to support the work of Niagara Hospice, please use your July special mission envelope or donate to special missions online during July.

The 2021 FLOWER CHART still has open dates for the remainder of the year and is hanging in the narthex. Cost for a centerpiece is $45, or you can choose two vases at a cost of $56. If you sign up or already have signed up for a date, please find the altar flower order form outside either sanctuary entrance. Please complete the form and return to the church office no later than the Tuesday before your date.

The next AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE will be held at St John de LaSalle on 8/21/21. The drives will return to Grace for the months of October and December.