Grace News October 11, 2022


Advent Fair

Join us after the second service on December 4th for our annual Advent Fair! There will be lunch and crafts for all ages!

We are in need of volunteers to help with crafts at the Advent Fair on December 4th following the second service.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact Angie Rabbe at
We also need empty cereal and cracker boxes for the yarn star ornament craft!
If you have any boxes please leave them at the donation station in the Nolt Auditorium in the box provided.

Aspire Chamber Choir: Peace

Presented by Anabaptist musicians from Eastern PA
Friday, November 11, 7:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church
517 N Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Come enjoy a program of sacred music featuring choral works from both classic and contemporary composers. Program repertoire includes music by Stopford, Gjeilo, and Rachmoninov.

Community Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 4 p.m.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
31 South Duke Street
Lancaster, PA, 17602

Off Street Parking is available in the church lot and the City Garage on Mifflin Street.

Preacher is Rev. Mandy Mastros, Pastor of Lancaster Moravian Church. Mayor Danene Sorace will bring greetings from the City of Lancaster and share the things for which she is thankful.  

Massed Choir under the direction of Dr. Robert Horton will provide music. Reception to follow the service.

Advent Wreath

Our Advent observance includes a large wreath for the nave, suspended from the ceiling, and a smaller one in St. Peter Chapel, made by a varying group of volunteers. We will meet Saturday Nov. 26 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

Please bring gloves, pruners, old clothing, and your holiday spirit!  It is easy to do and the results looks professional. Call Murray Fore


World Cup of Sharing

November 6th – Last Day for World Cup of Sharing Event Tickets

Come & Enjoy Flavors to Savor on November 13th!

Sunday, November 6th (after both services) will be your final chance to purchase tickets for the World Cup of

Sharing Kickoff Event, which will follow the second service on November 13th.

Tickets are $10.00 for adults. There is no charge for children under twelve, but please let us know how many children you are bringing.

A wonderful and tempting array of foods is on the tasting menu being planned by our guest chefs from Cameroon, Cuba, Mexico, and the US (including Puerto Rico). Not only will we be kicking off Grace’s World Cup of Sharing Ingathering, which will run through December 18th, but we will also have the opportunity to meet neighbors whom Grace serves – residents of L-HANDS and some of our current ELL students. From this latter group come most of our guest chefs.

Plan to come and meet our neighbors and enjoy delicious foods, as we begin our ingathering to support L-HANDS and LIRS in their important ministries, with a goal of $10,000 (or more with your generosity!)

Hope For the Holidays

Grace is participating in Hope For the Holidays for the second year! Last year we sent over 100 Christmas cards to immigrant and refugee families at the US Mexico border.

Christmas cards and Spanish translation guides are available in the Narthex and must be returned to the church by Sunday November 27th. Please do not place cards in individual envelopes.

If you have any questions please email Angie at graceelcaapd@gm

Creation Care

Cap Collection Continues

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! (Dirty caps will be discarded—please wash caps before donating) Thank you for helping to protect our planet!

This Week’s Green Tip

The one home improvement which saves the most energy with the least investment is draft proofing. Read more here

Our Grace Family

All Saints celebrates the baptized people of God,living and dead,
who are the body of Christ.
† The Saints of Grace 2021-2022 †

David J. Schober
May 19, 1939 ~ November 4, 2021

Earl M. Ressler
January 4, 1923 ~ December 26, 2021

Janet L. Simmons
November 8, 1930 ~ January 10, 2022

Jean L. Schaum
January 11, 1930 ~ January 24, 2022

Barbara L. Elder
July 15, 1938 ~ July 6, 2022

Rev. Philip A. Lynch
January 17, 1933 ~ September 1, 2022

Rose K. Fasig
September 21, 1925 ~ September 17, 2022

Maurice E. Rose
May 31, 1927 ~ September 27, 2022

James R. Elder
March 22, 1936 ~ October 14, 2022