CHURCH OFFICE Our church secretary works Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The office is closed on Fridays.
BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS are due by noon on Tuesdays.
NEW MEMBER PICTURE BOARD is in a case just inside the fellowship hall on east wall. Check it out to “see” who has joined Grace this year.
FELLOWSHIP REIMBURSEMENT FOR REFRESHMENTS Thanks to everyone who volunteers each Sunday morning during the Sunday school hour to make coffee and provide various snacks. This is a wonderful fellowship ministry! Please be aware that the cost of your expenses up to $20 can be reimbursed if you choose. In order to get reimbursed, complete a Reimbursement Request (box on the left side of the freezer) and attach your receipts. Once the form is completed, return it and the receipts in to the office. The treasurer will write you a check within a few days.
NOURISH FOOD BANK Many folks in our community are in need right now. We are so thankful for those of you at Grace who are giving to this worthwhile organization. The current needs include the following items: Any protein item: peanut butter, canned meat (fish, chicken, ham, spam, Vienna sausages), dried beans, canned beans, beanie weenies, Spaghetti-o’s, raviolis, pastas, Rice-a-roni meals, Hamburger Helper meals. They will also take the sample size toiletries you get when you stay at a hotel. Thank you so much for loving and serving our fellow neighbors in the community. NOTE: Please DO NOTdonate items that have been opened or have expired as we will not accept them.
NOMINATIONS The following positions on the Board of Director’s are up for election: President-elect, Youth Ministry, Financial Secretary, Human Care, Secretary and Treasurer. We also have several positions open on the Board of Elders. The job descriptions are posted on the door of the fellowship hall closet. If you have any questions speak to President-elect Butch Hahn, who is Chairman of the Nominations Committee or Pastor Wenck. Elections will take place at a Congregational Assembly in May.
EASTER BREAKFAST will be held on Sunday, April 21stfrom 7:00 until 10:00 a.m. Join us for good food and great fellowship with your Christian brothers and sisters on Easter morning. NOTE: When you sign up on the easel in the narthex, we are asking you to indicate which hour you plan to attend the breakfast. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, April 14th. Freewill offering.
A SPAGHETTI SUPPERwill take place in the fellowship hall on Saturday, April 27thbeginning at 6:00 p.m. This is a fundraiser will help Heather Whittaker attend the National LCMS Youth Gathering in Minneapolis, MN this summer as a Young Adult Volunteer. She is selling tickets and they are $5.00 per person with children 5 and under eating for free. There will be a silent auction. If you are unable to attend the supper, but would like to give a donation, write your check out to Grace Lutheran Church and put “Heather Whittaker fundraiser” on the memo line.
PLANTS If you would like to support Katie’s Garden, but you are unable to physically plant, weed, or harvest, we have a wonderful opportunity for you to participate! You will find sign-up sheets are posted on the window outside Pastor Al’s office. There you can indicate what plants you will purchase and donate for planting in Katie’s Garden. Your plant donations will be a great help in providing fresh vegetables for those in need. Thank you in advance.
PORTICO BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN Just a reminder, Grace will again conduct the annual Portico baby bottle campaign in support of the truth that to God every life matter’s, whether in the womb or out of the womb. So we ask that you pick up an empty bottle in the narthex beginning on Mother’s Day, May 12th and return it filled with loose change, dollars, or checks made out to Portico to the narthex by Father’s Day, June 16th. Your participation may help bring life to an unborn child of God or help a struggling Mom nourish her baby during the first two years of life. We need to do all we can to support God’s little ones!
A CONGREGATIONAL ASSEMBLY will take place in the fellowship hall at 9:25 a.m. on Sunday, May 19th. The purpose of this Congregational Assembly is elections. You are eligible to vote if you are a confirmed member of Grace Lutheran Church who is 18 years of age or older.