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 They are in need of the following items: canned meats, ramen, pasta and pasta sauce, fruit cocktail/fruit cups, breakfast bars, soups, ravioli, cereal, oatmeal, Ensure, juice and juice boxes, peanut butter and jelly, infant items (diapers, wipes, baby food), personal hygiene items, cleaning and laundry supplies, pet food, and feminine products. NOTE: Please do notdonate items that have been opened or have expired as they will not accept them for distribution.
CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTMAS DINNER will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 following the Children’s Christmas Program. The ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls and beverages will be provided. If you plan to attend, please sign up in the narthex to let us know how many people will be attending, and to bring a vegetable, salad, or dessert. If a food category is full, please add your name to an open category. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, December 9th. If you sign up and find later that you are unable to attend, please let Ramona DeSalvo know by calling 615-943-8704. Help is also needed to set up for the dinner on Saturday, December 15that 9:30 a.m. and to clean up after the dinner. There are sign up sheets to indicate you are willing to help and we would love to have you join us!
TIME TO SUBSCRIBE The Lutheran Witness is the official periodical of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. The deadline to subscribe is January 13, 2019 and the cost for a one year subscription is $15. Please make your check out to Grace Lutheran Church and put “Lutheran Witness” on the memo line.
SANCTUARY DECORATING Servants are needed to help decorate the church sanctuary. We will gather at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Lunch will be provided. If you have questions, please speak to Darlene.
MIDWEEK ADVENT SUPPERS Evangelism will be hosting suppers in the fellowship hall on Wednesday, December 5th, 12th, and 19thfrom 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Free will offering goes to Evangelism.