Monthly Archive: February 2014

Feb 28

Welcome Center Furniture Project Update

Armchair

Thanks to all of your generous contributions, the upholstered furniture has been completed. The added use of this space in different ways has created an additional need and purpose for phase two. Phase two is replacing the older parlor tables and chairs, and adding more durable chairs and one additional table. This change would allow …

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Feb 28

Cookie Jar Project

Cookie-Jar

  Over the last month, I have made announcements about Project Cookie Jar, which is the purchase of Girl Scout cookies for a troop’s chosen charity. My daughter Amy’s Daisy Girl Scout troop chose Grace Lutheran’s food pantry to be the recipient of our donated cookies. On Sunday February 16, we reached our goal of …

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Feb 28

Food Pantry Ministry News

food pantry donations

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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Feb 27

What’s In the Display case? Religious art

Currently featured in the display case are prints of the religious paintings of Dr. He Qi. These prints are meant to celebrate Lent. Take some time to enjoy these works of art, which represent this important season in the church year. The prints in the display case include: “The Risen Lord,” “Mary Magdalene,” “The Women …

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Feb 27

Thrivent Foundation’s Matthew 25 Grant Update

The ‘Soups On’ on Super Bowl Sunday was one of our fundraisers for the challenge grant. At the ‘Soup’s On’ event, we had 20 soups and 712 tasters, which raised over $253 towards our goal. Thank you to everyone who made and donated soup, and of course those who paid their quarters to taste and …

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Feb 27

Bible Study is Starting Soon!

Bible study

Monday, March 17 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., we will be starting our Spring session of Bible study. Our topic for this session is going to be ‘Revelation and the Apocalypse in our Current Culture: From a Message of Destruction to a Message of Hope.’ Conversations will feature an overview/history of the book of Revelation, and then …

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