Monthly Archive: September 2014

Sep 28

Gift Cards Help the Church

As is true everywhere, budgets are tight.  We are experiencing this in the church as well.  There are many people trying to think “outside the box” to fund the church programs.  One thing that doesn’t cost anything extra is for our parishioners to buy gift cards to their favorite local grocery stores and use them …

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Sep 28

Food Pantry Ministry

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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Sep 28

Council News

TOGS (Youth Group): Fall kick-off with a pool party and lock-in on September 6 7 and was well attended. The group will begin planning for fundraiser activities and Halloween on the Street. Finance: Committee recommended that we collect an offering on a recurring basis for Families in Need. Council voted to take an offering at …

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Sep 27

What’s In the Display case?

October is a trip through time in the music ministry. We will have photos and memories of our choirs, past and present. There will also be lots of photos of Children’s Choirs through the ages. Could you guess who our school students from the past were? The September display was so much fun that Pat …

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Sep 27

Pastoral Acts

New members Four new members were installed on September 21.  We welcome Floyd and June Davis, Suzanne Bender, and Joe Palya into our family of God.  Please be sure to introduce yourself to our new members, and make them feel welcome here in this place of worship. Funeral Karen Heindel passed away on September 21. …

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Sep 26

T.O.G.S News (AKA Youth group news)

TOGS will next meet on Sunday, October 5, 6:30 -7:30 p.m.  We will be setting up events for the fall, including Halloween on the Street entertainment and fall fundraisers.

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