Grace News November 10, 2020

Announcements

Sunday Services at 8:00 & 11:00 a.m.
To register, please call the church office at 717-397-2748 or email Vicki at vicki@gracelutheranchurch.com
Would like to be on the standing list for a particular service? If the answer is yes, please contact the church office.  By adding your name to the standing list, you will only need to call the office if you are unable to attend.

Christian Formation

Update on Sunday ZOOM Fun for kids 

Did you know that Daniel prayed to God 3 times a day?  And praying is what got Daniel thrown into the lion’s den?  Wow!  Good thing we can pray without fear.  Carolynn Main led our class this past Sunday looking at Daniel’s story. In response we created a lion’s head with it’s mane listing all the different places we pray and people we like to pray with. 

P.S. On our Prayerful November calendar it asked us on Saturday what our favorite smell was.  What is your favorite smell?
Next week Cameron Smith will lead us looking at the David and Goliath bible story. Join us at 9:30 am for our zoom Sunday School – best for kids 1-6th grades.  Look for the Weekend Updates and Links for Worship and Sunday School email from Pastor!

Youth ZOOM on Sunday mornings!

For youth, grades 6-12, Meghan Kelly and Keith Miller will be leading a youth ZOOMS! Confirmation at 9:00 a.m. / High School at 9:45 a.m. If you would like to participate – please contact Meghan at mekelly10@gmail.com to receive the link.

Advent is a time to look forward, it’s the start of a new year, it’s the time when we look and wait with hope that Emmanuel will come.This year as we look forward, I’m encouraging us to also look back in history. Liturgy and practice have developed throughout the life of the church. Our liturgy, while maintaining some pieces from the worship of our ancestors has expanded. This is true of our other customs and traditions as well.

One of the traditions that has changed over the years is Advent. At one point in our history Advent was a seven week period that served much the same purpose as Lent. I’m asking that those of you who are willing to try something new, but ancient this year, to join me in a seven week Advent.

We began on Sunday November 8th. There will be a video on the website with the readings, prayer, and the lighting of candles. I will also be writing weekly reflections and there will be a recording of the O Antiphon for the week. If you have any questions please email me at graceelcaapd@gmail.com.  –Angie

November 15, 2020 (24th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 28, Year A)
“Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:11
 “Do or do not. There is no try,” said Star Wars character Yoda. Notice there is no “try” in Paul’s instructions either. We can act on our thankfulness to God by encouraging others and building one another up in Christ’s name. Who needs your encouragement this week? How will you act on that need?

Our Grace Family

Dear Members of Grace,
We give thanks for the life and witness of Ava Buckwalter, who died on Saturday November 7, 2020. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to her mother and father, Justin & Veronica Buckwalter, her grandparents Robert & Deborah Buckwalter, and to their family and friends. Please keep Ava’s family in your prayers.

We also give thanks for the life and witness of Charles Stoy, who died on Saturday, November 7, 2020. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his daughter Brenda Kuhns, their family and friends. A funeral is planned at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home,  3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543, on Saturday, November 14, 2020.  Please check the Lancaster paper for the visitation and service times. Please keep Charles’ family in your prayers.

We were also informed of the passing of former member Francis “Del” Warfel who died on Sunday November 1, 2020 in Fort Myers Florida. We give thanks for his life and witness. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his wife Cindy, their family and friends. Please keep Del’s family in your prayers.

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