Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 30

T.O.G.S News

After a winter shut-out of events, we’re ready to get back to the excitement of youth group events and service projects. Weekend of February 7: Date TBD, Winter escape to Heritage Hills. We will be joining together for an afternoon of snowtubing and ice skating. More details will follow, as we are still discussing what …

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Jan 30

Church Member Receives Award

wood badge logo

Grace Lutheran member, Jim Bucher was presented with the Wood Badge Award by the Boy Scouts of America at a special ceremony on Monday January 6 of this year. Jim is an Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 35 at St. John’s UCC in Red Lion. The Wood Badge is a comprehensive leadership program for adult leaders …

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Jan 29

Food Pantry Ministry: We Care Cuz We Have Grace

Even though the routine rarely varies, sometimes, SOMETIMES, we get a big surprise! Last week, a young man came into the church office with an amazing story. Several years ago he was down on his luck and needed food. Grace Lutheran Food Pantry helped him. Over the years, he remembered the kindness he received at our church and when things improved in his life, he wanted to show his gratitude. He quietly handed Pastor Bill a check for… (commercial break! No, actually, click to read the whole story… LOL)

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Jan 29

What’s In the Showcase?

butterfly collection

This month, we honor Ian McCleary’s memory during this, his birth month. Keith McCleary has offered to display his late son’s butterfly collection. Collecting butterflies has been a time honored hobby for centuries and especially popular during Victorian times. The usual method of display is in a glass-covered box, with the insects mounted on specially …

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Jan 28

The Graceful Women

The Women of Grace will meet on Thursday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Welcome Center.  Matt Miller, from the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank will be our guest.  Mr. Miller will be helping us to organize a blood drive to be held at Grace Lutheran in April.  In addition, a report of volunteer hours, …

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Jan 28

Strangers in Kenya

Ryan Murphy daughter

With many über-powerful men, their devoted and silent partners languish in the shadows, away from the notoriety and celebrity of their über-powerful spouses. You know how it goes. Try to tell me who’s married to Brad Pitt. Probably can’t do it, right? Who’s ever heard of ex-president Bill Clinton’s wife? Or world-famous music producer Ike …

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