Grace News September 10, 2019

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!

Stories Jesus Told   

Join Angie Smith and Doug Halter in the Fellowship Hall beginning Sunday 9/15 at 9AM to learn how to read, interpret, and understand the parables of Jesus.
We love stories. That’s why we go to movies, read books, and listen to friends recount an experience. That’s also why teachers use the technique of storytelling to make a difficult concept easier for us to process. Jesus told stories, or parables, for that very reason—and to help us understand how God wants us to live life. Sometimes, however, stories like the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son can be interpreted in more than one way. Even Bible scholars are divided on their meanings. In Stories Jesus Told, you’ll explore six of Jesus’ parables to learn how to read, interpret, and live them in your daily life. 

Sr. High Youth Class begins Sunday,  September 15, 2019  

Mark your calendars for the first youth event of the year on September 22 following the 10:30 a.m. service.  RSVP to Angie at by 9/17

From the Archivist’s Desk

Over the past year and half, I’ve been organizing our church archive. It’s been great to use my degree in Public History in the service of our congregation. Most of our photographs have been sorted and cataloged. I organized the Grace News and I am in the process of digitizing our earliest issues.
The first Grace News was published in April of 1907!  Our Grace News has gone from being published monthly, to weekly, back to monthly, and back to weekly. Back in the day the Grace News was sponsored by local business and it cost $.25 to subscribe for the year.
You can view some of the back issues of Grace News on Omeka. If anyone is interested in helping me digitize our Grace News, please contact me.
Just a few friendly reminders:
1. If you borrowed items from our archive, please return them ASAP.
2. If you would like to donate to the church archive you may do so. Please contact me for information.
3.Please do not leave borrowed items or donations on my desk or in my mailbox. Please contact me ahead of time so that we can set up a meeting.
I can be reached at the church office 717-397-2748 or

Class to be offered for CPR Certification

Are you interested in becoming certified in CPR.  If you are, please contact the church office at 717-397-2748.  We will contact interested folks when a class time is secured. Information on location and cost will follow.

Hymn Sing – September 15th

Everyone is invited to a hymn-sing (When did you last have that opportunity?) at Trinity Lutheran Church, 47 West Main Street, Mount Joy, on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 pm.  This is presented by the Lancaster Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Stewardship Snippets

September 15, 2019 (Proper 19 (24), 14th Sunday after Pentecost)
Psalm 51:6 – You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
Self-knowledge is key to all other learning and true growth. This week’s lessons remind us how easy it is to deceive ourselves and avoid the deep, hard work of learning who we are and whose we are. An important aspect of stewardship is knowing oneself—the good, the bad, and the be loved child of God.

Prayer List


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