TODAY IS THE LAST SUNDAY to support our June Special Mission which is CAMP PIONEER. Concordia Lutheran Ministries is arranging to purchase the property and Friends of Pioneer will operate and manage the camp. Both groups are recognized service organizations of the LCMS. This arrangement is allowing a fresh start, completely debt free! Every dollar raised or donated will go directly into the ministry of Pioneer to restore, expand, and enhance the facility and its ministry. You can support Camp Pioneer by using your June mission envelope, or by donating on the Grace web page under “special mission” before the end of June on Wednesday.
PLEASE RETURN YOUR baby bottle banks from our Summit Life Outreach tables to Alice Moll or the office as soon as possible. The money raised from this annual fundraiser will help to purchase supplies needed by the volunteers at Summit.
NEXT SUNDAY we will begin our summer mission project, collecting donations of SCHOOL SUPPLIES, SOCKS, & UNDERWEAR for our city’s elementary school children that are in need. Tables will be available in the narthex and chapel for your gifts. This year, because of a new “sister school” arrangement in the 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!
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.