Grace News May 7, 2019

Announcements

Annual Meeting May 19, 2019 at 9AM in the Fellowship Hall

Looking Ahead to VBS 2019 – June 16-20

For the community service piece of our curriculum, we will be making “Grace Bags.” These bags will be kept in the church office so that the staff can hand them out when people come to the office looking for food. We are collecting the following items: granola bars, dried fruit (small bags/boxes), lunch box sized snacks, such as crackers and cookies, water bottles (8 or 16 oz), lip balm, hand sanitizer, baby wipes, gallon bags, toothbrushes, toothpaste, travel toiletries, travel sized laundry detergent, socks, gum and mints. Collection bins will be placed in the narthex and in the chapel.
If you have any questions and/or would like to volunteer for VBS this year, please contact our Assistant Program Director, Angie Smith, graceelcaapd@gmail.com or 717-397-2748.

Fountain Flowers

Opportunities to share plants and flowers for the fountain, Sunday, May 12th and continuing through June 2nd. Families may buy plants and flowers to decorate the Fountain on the Sunday they choose, delivering them to church on Saturday and following Sunday services, take their plants home.  Please call the church office @ 397-2748 with questions or to sign up.

Deborah/Elizabeth Circle Meeting May 21st 

“From Generation to Generation:  Two-way Blessings” is the title of the devotional topic for May.  The blessings and challenges of intergenerational relationships will be considered, as we look at stories from Genesis & Exodus and the Gospels of Luke & John.   We’ll gather at 10:30 AM in the Round in the Muhlenberg Building on the Luther Acres campus in Lititz. Please join us for a time of study and conversation.  At about 11:30 we will conclude with lunch together.  For further information please contact Joyce Saeger or Carol Main.

Grace Book Group

On Tuesday, May 14, at 7 PM in the parlor, Donna Linton will lead the discussion of Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.  All are welcome to attend.

Class of 2019!

Graduation Season is upon us! 
If you have a graduate—please contact the office with your students information for the next Grace News!!  397-2748

Summer Musicians!

Our choir “season” will end as of June 9th For the Sundays from June 16 through September 1 we invite singers and instrumentalists to provide music in worship services.  Sign the list at the balcony stairway or email David at herrdam@hotmail.com

Summer Adult Education Offering

Beginning June 2nd (no class on June 9) through September 1st at 9:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Attendants are encouraged to bring a smart phone, tablet, or laptop. Anyone interested in teaching a session, please contact Angie in the church office.  717-397-2748 or email her at graceelcaapd@gmail.com.

Stewardship Snippets

May 12, 2019 (Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C)
Acts 9:36 – Now in Joppa there was a disciple who name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity. Never underestimate the power of one person to make a difference in the life of a community. Tabitha touched people with good works, including making clothes for others. How are you using your God-given talents for the sake of others?

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