Grace News February 4, 2020


Mardi Gras 2020

Join us on Sunday, February 23, 2020 following the late service in Fellowship Hall for a pancake extravaganza and talent show!
Breakfast will be provided and a free will offering will be taken to benefit Grace youth attending the ELCA National Youth Gathering in Minneapolis in July of 2021.
We hope to see you there!

Greeters Needed

The Worship Team is looking for folks to serve as greeters on Sunday mornings at the 10:30 a.m. service.  This is a great opportunity to greet old friends and to make new ones. 


We collected over $200 and collected lots of non-perishables for the Food Hub on Souper Bowl Sunday!

Christian Formation

Lenten Small Groups

This year for Lent we will be diving into Matthew, specifically the questions related to heaven on earth.
If you would like to participate in a small group and would like the student guide ($9) please let Angie know ASAP. A student guide is not necessary to participate in a small group, but is recommended.

-Pastor Verkouw will be hosting a small group in the Fellowship Hall 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings beginning March 1st.
-Kathryn Verkouw and Keith Miller will be hosting a small group in the Stafford Room on Tuesday evenings beginning March 3rd at 6:30 p.m.
-Angie Smith will be hosting a small group on Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. in the Stafford Room beginning on February 26th.
-Barb Steinmetz will be hosting a small group Thursday mornings at 10am in the Stafford Room beginning March 12th.

Lenten Retreat: Why We Welcome

Join us on Saturday, March 21st from 10 am-3 pm for our third annual Lenten Retreat. This year we will be exploring the role that Lutherans have had in immigration in the United States since WWII.

We will have a guest speaker from Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Services and have partnered with Carry the Future to make bears for children in refugee camps. Space is limited to 40 participants, please sign up asap. The cost will be approximately $20 per person—lunch included.  Questions/RSVP – Call or email Angie Smith at 717-397-2748 /

Stewardship Snippet

February 9, 2020 (Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A)
Matthew 5:16 –In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

“Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay – Love isn’t love ’til you give it away!” These lyrics from The Sound of Music remind us not to cling to the love God cultivates in our hearts. Let your love shine and shimmer as you reflect the light and love of Christ to a weary and hurting world.

This Week’s Gary the Goat

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