Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 16

Giving Does Not Always Mean Money

stewardship

Has the economy affected your giving? Are you feeling guilty because you can’t meet your pledge? Well, there are many other ways to practice stewardship without putting money in your envelope! Here are a few ways that you can still help Grace Lutheran Church to survive and actually thrive. If any of these ideas appeals …

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Feb 16

Grocery Gift Cards Available

grocery bag

Gift cards to Giant, Weis and Jerry’s Great Valu grocery stores are available in the treasurer’s office. If you shop at one or more of these places regularly, please consider buying them, as a portion of the proceeds directly supports the church. Using a gift card for your shopping is a great way to stick …

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Feb 16

The Beacon Has a Staff!

Last month, the editor made an appeal for a proofreader. What came back was an entire staff! We are fortunate to have the talents of Jamie Koons as a writer. She has a degree in writing and professional experience in reporting. Dick Rhine has agreed to be our proofreader. Mr. Rhine has educated at least …

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Feb 11

Happenings in Our Church Family

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On January 6, during the traditional service, Dr. Samuel S. Laucks was surprised by the Boy Scouts of America with being presented with the Lamb Award for his exemplary and life-long service for Scouting. The Lamb Award is a national recognition bestowed on Lutheran adults (including laypersons, pastors, professional church workers, men and women) by …

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Feb 11

Food Pantry – Statistics Unlimited!

Even though we constantly speak of the success of our food pantry, we wanted to give you a statistical report that really shows our success. For the year 2012, we helped to feed 1372 families through our five scheduled distributions and through emergency help given at other times. In those families there were 2398 adults, …

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Feb 11

Church Picnic

church picnic

To break up those winter blues, Grace Lutheran will be hosting a winter picnic on Saturday, March 2 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided and everyone is asked to bring a covered dish for the meal.  There will be games, karaoke, and activities for all ages to enjoy.  More …

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