Grace News May 14, 2019

Announcements

Official Notice

Congregational Meeting Sunday May 19, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall

Celebrating the Anniversaries of Ordination

Please join us for worship Sunday, June 2nd at 10:30 a.m. as we recognize the Ordination Anniversaries of  The Bishop A. Donald Main (50 years),the Reverend Charles Lisse (50 years), and  The Reverend Dr. Stephen P. Verkouw (30 years). The celebration will continue with lunch in Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.

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.

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 and Youth Education Offering

Join us as we dive into the documentary Little Stones! Beginning June 2nd (no class on June 9) through September 1st 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 19, 2019 (Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year C)
John 13:34-35 – I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. Cultivating safe space where love is the language and there’s room at the table for everyone  should be a guiding principle for stewards of community. After all, Jesus commands it. What would it take for our congregation to become known as “the love church” in your community?

Food Hub Update

Thanks to everyone who contributes to this ministry.  132 pounds of food was delivered to the Lancaster Food Hub from our grocery cart in the Narthex. More information about the Food Hub can be found here.

Puerto Rico Fundraiser

Want to join us in making a difference? We are raising money to benefit Lancaster Housing and Neighborhood Development Services. Our primary work is providing low/mod income housing in the city of Lancaster, but we have so many friends and neighbors connected to Puerto Rico that we are collaborating with Lutheran Disaster Response to sponsor a group of 32 volunteers headed to Puerto Rico this coming October to spend a week rebuilding and restoring homes damaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017.  Any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me and so many of our neighbors and folks we serve in Lancaster.
More information about Lancaster Housing and Neighborhood Development Services: LHANDS is a neighborhood ministry of Grace Lutheran Church, working to provide quality, affordable housing to low/mod income families by offering supportive services and rental assistance programs in the City of Lancaster, PA.

Donate here!

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