Many thanks to the children of Grace for sharing the Good News with us on Christmas Eve, they worked very hard to make this year’s play a very special part of our celebration!
The renovation of the lower level of the historic church is well underway. Our job site manager has asked that no one travel through the Auditorium area until further notice.
Access to the elevator and handicap bathroom is still available. The men’s bathroom on the stage is out of commission. The women’s bathroom on that level will be accessible for the time being. We will keep the congregation informed as things change. Thank you for your cooperation during this time of inconvenience.
Full renovation update in the next Grace News—don’t miss it!
Summer Sunday Socials!
Oh, yeah!”, we are going to continue our Sunday socials on July 7 and August 4. Come and join us after the 10:30 service for fellowship and food. If you would like to join us on July 7, please bring a sandwich or two to share. We will provide a homemade soup. On AUG. 4, we hope to have brats and baked beans.
Congregational Care Team
Lutheran World Relief
It’s not too early to start collecting items for our Lutheran World Relief Ingathering, which will take place October 5/6. Loose items and the specified-size bath towel will be collected from now until the Ingathering. See the list below. In the fall we will have towels and school bags available for you to fill. We give this list to you now to take advantage of school supplies sales in early summer. You can put your items in the Narthex or at the closet in Fellowship Hall or bring them to the office.
What’s needed in each Personal Care Kit:
● One light-weight bath-size towel (20” x 40” to 52” x 27”), dark color recommended
● Two or three bath-size bars of soap equaling 8 to 9 oz, any brand, in original wrapping; no mini or hotel size bars
● One adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging
● One sturdy comb (no picks or fine-toothed combs), remove packaging
● One metal nail clippers (attached file optional), remove packaging
What’s needed in each School Kit:
● Four 70-sheet notebooks (280-300 sheets total) of wide-or college-ruled paper approximately 8” X 10½”; no loose-leaf paper
● One 30-centimeter ruler, or a ruler with centimeters on one side and inches on the other
● One pencil sharpener
● One pair of blunt scissors (safety scissors with embedded steel blades work well)
● Five unsharpened #2 pencils with erasers; secure together with a rubber band
● Five black or blue ballpoint pens (no gel ink); secure together with a rubber band
● One box of 16 or 24 crayons
● One 2½” eraser
We also continue to work on fleece blankets. We have a workday set for Thursday, June 27, at 1pm in Fellowship Hall. New people are needed! Thank you for the monetary donations to purchase fleece for this and for our Project Linus blankets for local toddlers.
If you care to donate instead of bringing items, checks can be written to the church and marked “Grace Church Lutheran World Relief Ingathering.” We thank Duane Weiss for remembering us with $300 from the sale of grocery cards.
Barbara Slotter 342-2654 or Linda Fackler 717-449-5574
June 23, 2019 (Time after Pentecost—Lectionary 12, Proper 7, Year C)
Galatians 3:28 –There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.
Viewing the world through the wide lens of a generous heart enables us to see the big picture of what God is up to. Like Paul, we see that in God’s economy there is room at the table for everyone.
Our Grace Family
Class of 2019
Members of Grace
Jade Mumma, wife of Nick Mumma graduated from the Lancaster County Career & Technical School as a Practical Nurse.
Sarah Gochnauer, daughter of Dean & Lisa Gochnauer, graduated from Penn State University Eberly College of Sciences with a Bachelor of Science degree.
John Hampilos graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelors in Computer Science.
Zach Miller son of Andrew & Beth Miller, graduated from Milton Hershey School. He will be attending Lehigh University School of Engineering in the fall.
Andrew Verkouw, son of Pastor & Kathryn Verkouw, graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters of Science in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism with an emphasis in Experiential Education.
Esther Verkouw, daughter of Pastor & Kathryn Verkouw, graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and International Studies, with a minor in Linguistics.
Fred Nitchie IV, son of Lisa & Fred Nitchie, graduated from Villanova Graduate Arts and Sciences with a Masters in Experimental Psychology.
Family of Grace Members
Grandchildren of Joyce and Lou Loiseau:
Amanda Gonzalez graduated with a BS in Nursing from Millersville University.
Marie Loiseau graduated from Temple University with a degree in law. Stephen Loiseau graduated from Drexel University with a business degree.
Grandchild of Doug Halter:
Riley Halter graduated from Clearbrook High School, Houston