Grace News March 15, 2022

Announcements

Music at Grace Concert ~ March 27th at 4:00 p.m. ~ Manor Winds

A Lancaster-based ensemble, Manor Winds comprises of five musicians who come together to rehearse in a historic farmhouse on Manor Street. Since their formation in the spring of 2016 they have given over 40 performances throughout the southeastern Pennsylvania region. At home in traditional and non-traditional settings, Manor Winds strives for professional performances of  both standard and modern wind quintet repertoire. Built upon friendships developed in the freelancing community, Matthew, Lauren, Christy, Anne, and Robin believe that quality chamber music should be readily available to the region’s diverse population. Manor Winds wishes to share their love of music and collaboration with their surrounding community and can be seen performing throughout southeastern PA.

AGO Concert

The Lancaster Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will offer a multimedia presentation and concert about the life and works of Louis Vierne (1870-1937), composer, pedagogue, and blind organist of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Narrated by Steve and Doris Nolt, local organists will perform works by Vierne between narration, photos, and presentations. Join the Guild on Sunday, March 20 at 4:00 PM at Lititz Church of the Brethren (300 West Orange Street, Lititz). A $10donation is suggested for enjoying the presentation.

Easter Flowers

The cost is $10.00. 

Flower orders are due in the office Friday April 8, 2022 Plants may be picked up from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday the week of April 18th

Christian Formation

Lent Retreat Canceled

Unfortunately at this time we do not have enough participants to hold the retreat. Thanks to those who have indicated their interest. It is my hope that we will be able to offer it some time in the near future. Kathryn

Walking Group Update

This week our journey focuses on the spiritual habit of Meditation. Joshua 1:8, Philippians 4:8, Psalms 119:15, Psalms 104:34, 2 Timothy 2:7 Biblical meditation involves us drawing closer to God and asking Him to make His way known to us. When we set aside and lengthen our time for meditation on Scripture, we consciously shift our focus from ourselves and our world onto God and His Word. We allow God to transform our thoughts and reshape our worldviews

Questions to consider…

  • Do you meditate? If so, when, where, and for how long do you meditate?
  • How is meditation different from your other forms of relaxation? How is meditation different than prayer?
  • What benefits do you receive from meditation?
  • Who or what is most important in your life right now? How does this influence your meditation?
  • How do you approach your life? Are you defined by what you do?
  • What makes you happy? How does it feel to see others share in your happiness?

This week take time to connect with God through a specific Scripture. Find a quiet spot, be still, close your eyes, take three deep breaths (inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth), ask God to clarify what he wants you to learn from His Word, relax, breathe, and listen!

Join us on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the pavilion at Buchanan Park as we continue our series on making room for the things that matter – Five Spiritual Habits for Lent and Life.

To confirm your participation call or text Philip Supeck at 717.725.3429.

Adult Sunday School  Sundays in Lent at 9:00 a.m. in Nolt Auditorium

Pastor Steve will use the Lenten Sunday School hour to conduct a new and updated version of his “Discovery Class” – Surprises and Insights from Scripture, Tradition, and Lutheranism and our Ministry at Grace. 

With Pastor Steve’s guidance, participants will deepen their knowledge of the Bible, the long tradition of Christian faith, our “home-turf” Lutheran Confessions, and understand how all these undergird our ministry priorities at Grace Church and in the neighborhood. 

Confirmation Camp at Kirchenwald

Open to students entering grades 6 through 12 – June 19 – June 25, 2022
Registration is due in the church office by May 15, 2022

Come explore the Bible stories that never get read on Sunday mornings. Talking donkeys, she bears, and fiery furnaces are just a few of the exciting stories we will explore! You don’t want to miss the fun! Registration forms will be available in the Narthex.

Outreach

Eastern Europe Crisis Response

Lutheran Disaster Response brings God’s hope, healing and renewal to people whose lives have been disrupted by disasters in the United States and around the world. When the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need. You can give here

March 20, 2022 (3rdSunday in Lent, Year C)

Isaiah 55:2–Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.

Stewardship is about making wise choices–choices that promote health, wellbeing, and faithful living. Isaiah asks the right questions and gives good advice.

Creation Care

Lancaster Conservancy Spring Equinox Hike

Join Lancaster One Water Partnership and Lancaster Conservancy for a night hike to look at the stars and talk about what inspires hope. Clark Nature Preserve on March 20th from 7-9pm

This Week’s Green Tip

Before purchasing a rain barrel, check to ensure that installing a rain catchment system is permissible in your municipality.

Homeowners looking to install a simple rainwater catchment system using rain barrels can benefit from next week’s tips. read more here

Cap Collection

We are still collecting caps for the Earth Savers Club at Central York High School. If you would like to help—drop off your clean/label free caps to the church office! Thank you for helping to protect our planet!

Our Grace Family

A note from Ellison L. age 4

Pastor Verkouw & Miss Kath, Thank you for my Lenten / Easter goodie bag!  The elephant sleeps with me and last night we went to Hot-Z and I reminded mom and dad to say grace before we ate, but I didn’t close my eyes. I spent time this morning “reading” my Bible before school.  I hope I get to see you soon.  I’m sick of COVID!

Prayer List