For Members

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 which is also Pastor Wenck’s day off.

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 We are so thankful for those of you at Grace who are giving to this worthwhile organization to assist those need help. They currently need the following items for holiday meals: instant potatoes/potatoes au gratin, canned green beans/corn, cream of mushroom soup, canned yams/sweet potatoes, gravy mix, pie filling, canned pineapple, baking items (flour, sugar, oil etc.), Jell-o, broth, fried onions, cranberry sauce, canned meats (tuna, spam, chicken and ham). During the holidays, NOURISH provides their clients with Thanksgiving turkeys and Christmas hams plus all the sides to provide a robust dinner and dessert. You can bring items to the church and we will take them over to the food bank for you.  They will also take the sample size toiletries you get when you stay at a hotel. Thank you for your consideration and donations! NOTE: Please DO NOT donate items that have been opened or have expired as we will not accept them.

FELLOWSHP TIME We have a new sign-up sheet for Sunday morning fellowship time.  If you are willing to make coffee, provide refreshments, and clean up afterwards, please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the kitchen door. Thank you in advance for your willingness to serve.

DON’T FORGET to “check in” on FaceBook on Sunday mornings to help get people talking.  But please remember to silence your phones during worship to limit the distractions.  Thank you!  The Evangelism Team

SPECIAL DRIVE FOR PORTICO They need the following items:  baby food, baby formula, baby toiletries (shampoo, body wash, lotion and oil), size 4, 5, and 6 diapers, new bibs, new baby bottles, and gently used summer clothes for newborns through size 2T.  If you would like to contribute one or more of these items, place them in the tote you will find in the fellowship hall.  Anita Schepers will be delivering these items to Portico.  If you have any questions see Anita.

LCMS MINISTRY TO THE ARMED FORCES is a way you can support our military.  Financial gifts to this ministry help support almost 200 LCMS Chaplains who represent the church on active duty, the reserves, the National Guard, and Civil Air Patrol. If you would like to learn more the website is https://www.lcms.org/ministry-to-the-armed-forces.  If you are moved to give a financial gift, make your check out to Grace Lutheran Church and put “AF” on the memo line.

BIBLESTICKS If you would like to provide one or more Biblesticks with the New Testament and select Psalms on it for military personnel, the cost is $25 each.  Once purchased, military Chaplains are able to give them to soldiers.  If you would like to support this ministry with a financial gift, make your check out to Grace Lutheran Church and put “Biblestick” on the memo line.

COMMITMENT FORMS Members please place your completed 2020 commitment form in the wooden box in the narthex by Sunday, September 29th.  If you forgot your form, we have extras in the office.

PASTOR’S SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY meets in the fellowship hall at 9:25 a.m.

MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY  We meet at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room and continue our study of 1 John. NOTE: We will not meet on Monday, September 23rd.

BREAKFAST GANG is NOT planning to meet this Saturday, September 21, 2019 because it’s Katie’s Garden clean-up day! Please lend a hand if you can, and we may go to lunch afterwards (if we’re not too hot and dirty!) So thankful for the good group we had last Saturday. Again we had a dozen people enjoying fellowship (and some good food, too) Keep an eye out for future dates for the Breakfast Gang. God bless you all!