Announcements for Sunday, January 16th

CHURCH OFFICE will be closed this Monday, January 17th for the federal holiday.

JANUARY MISSION ENVELOPES are designated to assist our sister congregation, St. Paul Lutheran Church, in Beecher, Illinois.  In September, while celebrating their Octoberfest in a tent set up on the church grounds, the congregation watched in disbelief as smoke began to pour from the steeple of the church.  Despite the response of 31 fire companies to truck in water from the closest fire hydrant (over a mile away), their historic 150 year old wooden church burned to the ground.  Only a cross and a chalice survived the fire.  Check out the pictures near the parking lot entrance.  St. Paul plans to rebuild.  All donations received will go directly to St. Paul to support their construction efforts. 

THANK YOU from the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission for Grace’s generous stuffed stocking donations and other gifts. They were also able to feed around 700 people in the community with the ham and turkey donations. Please note that they are continuing to take used clothes and are now even accepting stained and ripped clothing at their location at 1317 Portage Road.

NOTE OF APPRECIATION – The five members of the board for Help and Home for Homeless, Inc. would like to thank Grace Lutheran for your generous donation of $785.00 for the December special mission. This will be put to good use with our goal of helping an individual man or woman to be able to leave their homeless lifestyle. From – John Loss.

BEYOND THE SURFACE Christian education continues this Wednesday, January 19th at 10:00am. We will be looking at the following verses: Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a; and Luke 4: 16-30.