Announcements for Sunday, October 31st

TODAY  is the last day to donate to our October monthly mission in support of Christian education at Holy Ghost and St. John Lutheran Schools.  If you are using a convenience envelope from the pews, please clearly indicate what it is for.  Thank you for your generosity and care for our children.

Starting next Sunday, NOVEMBER MISSION ENVELOPE donations will be designated for GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH in Houma, Louisiana (near New Orleans), whose minister, Pastor Rudnik, was a seminary classmate of Pastor Bahr.  Grace suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Ida.  Windows were broken, a brick wall collapsed, shingles were ripped off, and most of the drywall and insulation was ruined.  Numerous pictures of the damage can be viewed on their Facebook page, “Grace Lutheran Church in Houma Louisiana”.  They are rebuilding, but it will be a slow process and much help is needed.  Your donations during November will be sent directly to Grace in Houma to help with their repair costs.

HARVEST FOOD COLLECTION:  We have tables set up in the chapel and narthex to receive donations of non-perishable food items.  Your gifts will be used by St. Vincent de Paul food pantry on Military Road to restock after their Thanksgiving distribution to those in need.  Although all donations are appreciated, supply chain issues have created a particular need for canned vegetables (especially corn), canned soups, tuna, and Ramen noodles.  Our neighbors in need will appreciate your kindness.  (Please be sure your donations do not expire before December 2021.)

TURKEYS & HAMS are needed by local soup kitchens for the upcoming holiday dinners they will provide.  Donations can be stored in the downstairs kitchen freezer.  Please ask an usher for assistance to carry your donation if needed.  Last year we donated 27 turkeys and hams, and ALL of them were needed and used by the agencies we partner with.

CHOIR REHEARSALS have resumed.  We will meet this Wednesday, November 3, and again on November 17 at 7 PM as we prepare to sing on November 21 (the Sunday before Thanksgiving).  New members are welcome.  We have a seat saved for you!

THE GLEANINGS submission deadline for the next issue is Tuesday, November 16th.

BEYOND THE SURFACE: Christian education Wednesday, November 3rd at 10:00am. We will be looking at the following verses: Revelation 7: 9-17, 1 John 3: 1-3 and Matthew 5: 1-12.

Announcements for Sunday, October 24th

NEXT SUNDAY IS THE LAST OPPORTUNITY to supportChristian education at St. John and Holy Ghost Lutheran Schools with your monthly mission envelopes.  Thank you for your generous donations so far.
CHOIR REHEARSALS 
will resume this Wednesday in the chapel at 7 PM.  We hope to sing at next Sunday’s Reformation service, so please do your best to attend rehearsal this week.  New members are needed.  The only requirement to be a choir member is a desire to sing praises to our Lord.  If you have questions, please see Maye Smith or Ross Folmsbee.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE to volunteer for TRUNK OR TREAT, scheduled to be held THIS SATURDAY, October 30, from 3 – 4:30 PM. A sign up sheetis available on the glass case in the chapel.  Please spread the word to your family and friends about this fun, safe family event.

HARVEST FOOD COLLECTION:  We have tables set up in the chapel and narthex to receive donations of non-perishable food items.  Your gifts will be used by St. Vincent de Paul food pantry on Military Road to restock after their Thanksgiving distribution to those in need.  Although all donations are appreciated, supply chain issues have created a particular need for canned vegetables (especially corn), canned soups, tuna, and Ramen noodles.  Our neighbors in need will appreciate your kindness.  (Please be sure your donations do not expire before December 2021.)

TURKEYS & HAMS are needed by local soup kitchens for the upcoming holiday dinners they will provide.  Donations can be stored in the downstairs kitchen freezer.  Please ask an usher for assistance to carry your donation if needed.  Last year we donated 27 turkeys and hams, and ALL of them were used by the agencies we partner with.

BEYOND THE SURFACE: Christian education Wednesday, October 27th at 10:00am. We will be looking at the following verses: Revelation 14: 6-7, Romans 3: 19-28 and John 8: 31-36.

Announcements for Sunday, October 10th

The Office will be closed Monday, October 11th for Columbus Day.

MONTHLY MISSION ENVELOPES for October continue to be designated to support Christian education at St. John and Holy Ghost Lutheran Schools.  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 THIS WEDNESDAY at 7 PM in the chapel as we prepare to sing for Reformation, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve.  New members are needed.  If you are interested, please join us this Wednesday. The only requirement to be a choir member is a desire to sing praises to our Lord.  If you have questions, please see Maye Smith or Ross Folmsbee.

A SIGN UP SHEET for TRUNK OR TREAT is available on the glass case in the chapel.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 30, from 3 – 4:30 PM.  We need volunteers to give out treats from their cars, or to monitor a game or freebie table.  Costumes are welcomed but not mandatory.  Thank you for supporting this community outreach event.

NEEDED:  Donations of individually wrapped candy or treats for use at Trunk or Treat would be appreciated, and can be left on the card table in the chapel.  This helps to defray the cost to our volunteers.  Thank you for helping in this way.

HARVEST FOOD COLLECTION:  We have tables set up in the chapel and narthex to receive donations of non-perishable food items.  Your gifts will be used by St. Vincent de Paul food pantry on Military Road to restock after their Thanksgiving distribution to those in need.  Although all donations are appreciated, supply chain issues have created a particular need for canned vegetables (especially corn), canned soups, tuna, and Ramen noodles.  Our neighbors in need will appreciate your kindness.  (Please be sure your donations do not expire before December 2021.)

TURKEYS & HAMS are needed by local soup kitchens for the upcoming holiday dinners they will provide.  Donations can be stored in the downstairs kitchen freezer.  Please ask an usher for assistance to carry your donation if needed.  Last year we donated 27 turkeys and hams, and ALL of them were used by the agencies we partner with.

THE ALTAR GUILD is currently looking for members to join. The guild is run on a monthly commitment and you will be matched with a current guild member and/or trained on the weekly guild duties. Please contact either the church office or Erika Tuscher if you are interested.

John Loss will be speaking at the Grace Ladies meeting on October 19th at 6:30pm. Everyone is invited to attend. His mission is the homeless.

American Red Cross blood drive will be held here at Grace on Saturday, October 23rd from 8:30am – 1:00pm.

BEYOND THE SURFACE Wednesday Christian education continues this Wednesday, October 13th at 10:00am. We will be looking at the following verses: Ecclesiastes 5: 10-20, Hebrews 4: 1-13, and Mark 10: 23-31.