Grace News December 20, 2022

Announcements

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Worship

Saturday, December 24 – 4:00 p.m.  Prayerful Eucharist
Our increasingly popular early service. All the Christmas basics –  Scripture, Carols & Pastor’s Christmas Sermon – with some musical gems as well.

Saturday, December 24 – 7:00 p.m.  Holy Communion Family Service
Music and drama with the children bringing the Christmas message.

Saturday, December 24 – 10:00 p.m.  Holy Communion Festival Worship
(Prelude begins at 9:30 pm) One of Lancaster’s finest volunteer choirs leads our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for the incarnation of our Lord. A musical feast in the great tradition of Christmas praise from ancient to modern works by the Grace Choir, Gloria Bell Choir, Chamber Orchestra, and Brass Quintet. The service concludes with choir and congregation singing Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus.

Sunday, December 25 – 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion

A message from our Financial Secretary

Do you need to catch up on your pledge?  Want to make an end of year donation? The Financial Secretary is asking that all end of year donations be in the office by Sunday Dec. 25 in order to be credited for 2022. 

Donations received after Sunday Dec. 25 will be credited in 2023. 
Thank you, Rosalyn Ward & Jean Young

Outreach

Lutheran World Relief Shipping Fund

Last month $1,165 was sent to Lutheran World Relief to ship our School Kits and Personal Care Kits overseas. Thank you to everyone who donated. There is a quilt plaza at the headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, which has bricks engraved with donors’ names ($500 donation each).

We have many bricks from Grace with Grace Lutheran, Lancaster, PA engraved on them, as well as bricks with names of individuals who made quilts and kits over the years, many of whom are no longer with us. If you are ever in Baltimore, visit the plaza at Christ Lutheran Church, near the Inner Harbor.

Christian Formation

Tapestry of Pages Update

Our discussion of The Woman They Could Not Silence begins on January 17, 2023. We will meet at 2:30 PM on Zoom. The book is the true story of Elizabeth Packard who was committed to the Illinois State Hospital by her husband because he felt threatened by her intellect and progressive religious views. If you are interested in joining our group please contact Angie Rabbe at graceelcaapd@gmail.com. 

Reading the Bible in a Year

Click here for the January resources!

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!

Our Grace Family

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