Announcements for Sunday, July 4

CAMP PIONEER will be receiving a donation of $850 as a result of your generous gifts to our June Special Mission.  Thank you for supporting our camp as they restore and enhance the facility and its ministry.

TABLES ARE NOW AVAILABLE in the narthex and chapel for our 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.

THANK YOU for your generous support of our “Stock the Shoppe” project benefitting Summit Life Outreach Center.  Your many beautiful gifts have been delivered to Summit for use in their Parenting Shoppe.  Parents experiencing financial and emotional difficulties resulting from an unplanned pregnancy can shop for free with credits they earn for attendance at counseling and educational sessions.  Thank you to those who worked to make this project a success, including Wendy Coleman, Alice Moll, and Jane Schulz.

ANOTHER THANK YOU to everyone who filled Baby Bottle Banks for Summit’s annual fundraising campaign.  Your donations totaled $437.97.  These funds will be used by Summit to purchase supplies needed by their volunteers, counselors, and teachers as they provide information, support, and resources to their clients.

Announcements for Sunday, 6/27

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.  

Announcements for Sunday, 6/20

JUNE SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES have been designated to support 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.

TODAY IS THE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO “STOCK THE SHOPPE”–Tables are available in the chapel and narthex to accept donations of new baby clothes, diapers, and baby toiletries for SUMMIT LIFE OUTREACH CENTER.  Thank you for your generous donations.  Your gifts will help the young women being served by Summit as they receive counseling and parenting education to help them prepare for their babies.

PLEASE RETURN YOUR BABY BOTTLE BANKS from our Summit Life Outreach tables to Alice Moll as soon as possible.  The money raised from this annual fundraiser will help to purchase supplies needed by the volunteers at Summit.  

Announcements for Sunday, June 13th

JUNE SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES have been designated to support CAMP PIONEER.  Concordia Lutheran Ministries has purchased the property and Friends of Pioneer will operate and manage the camp.  Both groups are extensions of 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.

NEXT SUNDAY IS THE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO “STOCK THE SHOPPE”–Tables are available in the chapel and narthex to accept donations of new baby clothes, diapers, and baby toiletries for SUMMIT LIFE OUTREACH CENTER.  Summit is a Christian organization located on Pine Avenue (near the Niagara Falls City Market) that is devoted to helping young women who find themselves in unplanned pregnancy situations.  Their clients receive free counseling as well as pregnancy and parenting education.  Their “earn while you learn” program awards credits for attendance at counseling and educational sessions, and the credits can be used to “purchase” needed baby supplies in their “Parenting Shoppe”.  Your donations will help to stock the Parenting Shoppe.

PLEASE RETURN YOUR baby bottle banksfrom our Summit Life Outreach tables to Alice Moll or the office by NEXT SUNDAY.  The money raised from this annual fundraiser will help to purchase supplies needed by the volunteers at Summit.  Thank you for your generosity!

A THANK YOU was received from Wings Flights of Hope (our March special mission project), advising us that our donation will provide fuel for FOUR life-changing Flights of Hope for those with serious medical issues.  Everyone who works at Wings is a volunteer, so your donations went directly to funding the cost of flying their planes.  Thank you to those who donated toward the support of this organization!

Announcements for Sunday, 6/6

JUNE SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES have been designated to support CAMP PIONEER.  Concordia Lutheran Ministries has purchased the property and Friends of Pioneer will operate and manage the camp.  Both groups are extensions of 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.

TWO MORE WEEKS TO “STOCK THE SHOPPE”–continuing through Father’s Day (June 20), we have tables available in the chapel and narthex to accept donations of new baby clothes, diapers, and baby toiletries for SUMMIT LIFE OUTREACH CENTER.  Summit is a Christian organization located on Pine Avenue (near the Niagara Falls City Market) that is devoted to helping young women who find themselves in unplanned pregnancy situations.  Their clients receive free counseling as well as pregnancy and parenting education.  Their “earn while you learn” program awards credits for attendance at counseling and educational sessions, and the credits can be used to “purchase” needed baby supplies in their “Parenting Shoppe”.  Your donations will help to stock the Parenting Shoppe.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE to take a BABY BOTTLE BANK from our Summit Life Outreach tables and fill them with your spare change.  The money raised from this annual fundraiser will help to purchase supplies needed by the volunteers at Summit.  Please return your banks to the office or to Alice Moll by Father’s Day (June 20).  Thank you for your generosity!


Announcements for Sunday, 5/30

TODAY & TOMORROW ARE THE LAST OPPORTUNITIES to donate to our May Special Mission, FOOD FOR THE POOR.  Food for the Poor is a Christian ministry that primarily serves some of the world’s poorest countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, providing food, housing, healthcare, education, fresh water, and emergency relief, reflecting God’s unconditional love for all people.  One of our former ministers, Rev. Daniel Otto, was a long time volunteer with this agency. You can support Food for the Poor by using your May special mission envelope, or by donating on the Grace web page under “special mission” before May 31. 

“STOCK THE SHOPPE”–continuing through Father’s Day (June 20), we have tables available in the chapel and narthex to accept donations of new baby clothes, diapers, and baby toiletries for SUMMIT LIFE OUTREACH CENTER.  Summit is a Christian organization located on Pine Avenue (near the Niagara Falls City Market) that is devoted to helping young women who find themselves in unplanned pregnancy situations.  Their clients receive free counseling as well as pregnancy and parenting education.  Their “earn while you learn” program awards credits for attendance at counseling and educational sessions, and the credits can be used to “purchase” needed baby supplies in their “Parenting Shoppe”.  Your donations will help to stock the Parenting Shoppe.

BABY BOTTLE BANKS are also available on our Summit Life Outreach tables.  THREE WEEKS REMAIN to take a bank or two and fill them with your spare change.  The money raised from this annual fundraiser will help to purchase supplies needed by the volunteers at Summit.  Please return your banks to the office or to Alice Moll by Father’s Day (June 20).  Thank you for your generosity!

TIM ZIMMERMAN & THE KING’S BRASS will be back with us on Tuesday, June 15th at 7:00pm! Save the date and invite your friends and watch for more information on this incredible musical entertainment event you won’t want to miss.

Announcements for Sunday, 5/16

GLEANINGS DEADLINE is this coming Tuesday, May 18th. Please note that this publication will cover the summer months, June through August.

MAY SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES are designated to support FOOD FOR THE POOR.  Food for the Poor is a Christian ministry that primarily serves some of the world’s poorest countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, providing food, housing, healthcare, education, fresh water, and emergency relief, reflecting God’s unconditional love for all people.  One of our former ministers, Rev. Daniel Otto, was a long time volunteer with this agency. You can support Food for the Poor by using your May special mission envelope, or by donating on the Grace web page under “special mission”.

“STOCK THE SHOPPE”–continuing through Father’s Day in June, we have tables available in the chapel and narthex to accept donations of new baby clothes, diapers, and baby toiletries for SUMMIT LIFE OUTREACH CENTER.  Summit is a Christian organization located on Pine Avenue (near the Niagara Falls City Market) that is devoted to helping young women who find themselves in unplanned pregnancy situations.  Their clients receive free counseling as well as pregnancy and parenting education.  Their “earn while you learn” program awards credits for attendance at counseling and educational sessions, and the credits can be used to “purchase” needed baby supplies in their “Parenting Shoppe”.  Your donations will help to stock the Parenting Shoppe.

BABY BOTTLE BANKS are also available on our Summit Life Outreach tables.  Feel free to take a bank or two and fill them with your spare change.  The money raised from this annual fundraiser will help to purchase supplies needed by the volunteers at Summit.  Please return your banks to the office or to Alice Moll by Father’s Day.  Thank you for your generosity!

BACK THIS YEAR @ Grace Lutheran Church: Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass

Save the date: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 7PM; invite your friends and watch for more information on this incredible musical entertainment event you won’t want to miss.

Announcements for Sunday, 5/9

We will observe ARMED FORCES SUNDAY on May 16, 2021. As part of the service, we will remember all those people special to our congregation who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of liberty. If someone in your family or friends has been killed or missing in action, please submit their name to the office by Tuesday, May 11. We’ll also honor active military personnel and veterans, who are invited to attend in uniform. Are you a veteran, reservist, or active duty and intend to be present at our service that day? Please let our office know.

MAY SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES are designated to support FOOD FOR THE POOR.  Food for the Poor is a Christian ministry that primarily serves some of the world’s poorest countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, providing food, housing, healthcare, education, fresh water, and emergency relief, reflecting God’s unconditional love for all people.  One of our former ministers, Rev. Daniel Otto, was a long time volunteer with this agency. You can support Food for the Poor by using your May special mission envelope, or by donating on the Grace web page under “special mission”. 

“STOCK THE SHOPPE”–BEGINNING TODAY and continuing through Father’s Day in June, we have tables available in the chapel and narthex to accept donations of new baby clothes, diapers, and baby toiletries for SUMMIT LIFE OUTREACH CENTER.  Summit is a Christian organization located on Pine Avenue (near the Niagara Falls City Market) that is devoted to helping young women who find themselves in unplanned pregnancy situations.  Their clients receive free counseling as well as pregnancy and parenting education.  Their “earn while you learn” program awards credits for attendance at counseling and educational sessions, and the credits can be used to “purchase” needed baby supplies in their “Parenting Shoppe”.  Your donations will help to stock the Parenting Shoppe.

BABY BOTTLE BANKS are also available on our Summit Life Outreach tables.  Feel free to take a bank or two and fill them with your spare change.  The money raised from this annual fundraiser will help to purchase supplies needed by the volunteers at Summit.  Please return your banks to the office or to Alice Moll by Father’s Day.  Thank you for your generosity!

LIGHTHOUSE WOMEN & CHILDREN CENTER (Magdalene Project) will receive a donation of $600 from our April Special Mission envelopes.  Thank you for supporting this volunteer agency that works with women on the streets of Niagara Falls, as well as under supervised children in our city.

Announcements for Sunday, May 2

We will observe ARMED FORCES SUNDAY on May 16, 2021. As part of the service, we will remember all those people special to our congregation who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of liberty. If someone in your family or friends has been killed or missing in action, please submit their name to the office by Tuesday, May 11. We’ll also honor active military personnel and veterans, who are invited to attend in uniform. Are you a veteran, reservist, or active duty and intend to be present at our service that day? Please let our office know.

MAY SPECIAL MISSION ENVELOPES are designated to support FOOD FOR THE POOR.  Food for the Poor is a Christian ministry that primarily serves some of the world’s poorest countries in the Caribbean and Latin America, providing food, housing, healthcare, education, fresh water, and emergency relief, reflecting God’s unconditional love for all people.  One of our former ministers, Rev. Daniel Otto, was a long time volunteer with this agency. You can support Food for the Poor by using your May special mission envelope, or by donating on the Grace web page under “special mission”.

“STOCK THE SHOPPE”–NEXT SUNDAY (Mother’s Day) we will begin our annual collection to support SUMMIT LIFE OUTREACH CENTER.  This mission project will continue until Father’s Day in June.  Tables will be available to accept donations of new baby clothes, diapers, and baby toiletries.  Summit is a Christian organization located on Pine Avenue (near the Niagara Falls City Market) that is devoted to helping young women who find themselves in unplanned pregnancy situations.  Their clients receive free counseling as well as pregnancy and parenting education.  Their “earn while you learn” program awards credits for attendance at counseling and educational sessions.  Credits can be used to “purchase” needed baby supplies in their “Parenting Shoppe”.  Your donations will help to stock the Parenting Shoppe.

BABY BOTTLE BANKS are also available on our Summit Life Outreach tables.  Feel free to take a bank or two and fill them with your spare change.  The money raised from this annual fundraiser will help to purchase supplies needed by the volunteers at Summit.  Thank you for your generosity!

GRACE LADIES will be getting together in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, May 11th at 2pm. Please contact Erika Tuscher with any questions.

Vacation Bible School needs you!  If you or someone you know is willing to help with our virtual VBS, let us know!  Needs may include putting together family kits, recording and posting videos, and downloading premade videos and music.  Help us reach out to our community this summer in a way unique to Grace!  To help, contact Erin in the church office.

Announcements for Sunday, 4/25

LAST CHANCE–This is the last week to donate to LIGHTHOUSE WOMEN & CHILDREN CENTER (formerly Magdalene Project) which is our APRIL SPECIAL MISSION.  Lighthouse ministers to the physical, personal, and spiritual needs of women on the streets of Niagara Falls, as well as the homeless, and under supervised children.  They offer meals, warm clothing, Bible studies, and an after school program at their Falls Street location.  They also minister weekly at various inner city and senior housing locations, such as Packard Court, Jordan Gardens, and Wrobel & Spallino Towers.  If you wish to support their work, place your special mission envelope in the offering plate today, or send a clearly marked donation to the office or donate online to special missions during April.

THANK YOU for your generous support of our MARCH special mission, Wings Flights of Hope.  We will be able to send them $1075 to help them with their mission of transporting patients to needed medical care at specialized facilities.  Your help will make a life-changing difference!

Vacation Bible School needs you!  If you or someone you know is willing to help with our virtual VBS, let us know!  Needs may include putting together family kits, recording and posting videos, and downloading premade videos and music.  Help us reach out to our community this summer in a way unique to Grace!  To help, contact Erin in the church office.