OFFICIAL NOTICE: CONGREGATIONAL MEETING MAY 28TH AT 9 AM IN THE NOLT AUDITORIUM
Easter Fountain Flowers
If you are interested in decorating the fountain during Eastertide please contact Angie. Opportunities to share plants and flowers for the fountain are available on May 7 and May 28.
Families may buy plants and flowers to decorate the Fountain on the Sunday they choose, delivering them to church on Saturday and following Sunday services, take their plants home.
Please contact Angie with questions or to sign up.
Thanks to Linda Pickel for offering the beautiful flowers this past Sunday, pictured here, in loving memory of her husband, Earl!
Grocery cards are available at both services on Sunday mornings. You may order cards by calling Duane and Kitty Weiss. Remember all purchases of cards realizes 5% in cash back to Grace. These funds are used to support our many ministries.
May 2023 Schedule
Dr. Tom and Barbara Andersen created this lovely mosaic for us. The mosaic is made out of leftover sample tiles from our renovation and pieces that the Andersens selected themselves! You can see it yourself the next time you are in the solarium.
Thank you Andersens!
From Our Secretary
- Carl and I will be on vacation May 10-15th. A volunteer will be in the office the morning of May 11th .
- We got a new copier in the office! Our contract with Marco expired last year and we were on an auto-pay system. By getting a new copier we are saving around $100/month. This also allowed us to replace our table top finisher (the machine that folds the Grace News and bulletins). Our best guestimate is that the old finisher was at least 20 years old, probably closer to 30. It was in desperate need of replacement as it no longer adjusted for paper size and kept jamming. In addition to folding the new machine also staples! If you need copier training please let me know.
Youth Group and High School/ Young Adult Sunday School
Youth Group has begun! All Middle School and High School students are welcome to join us as we gather on Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM in the Stafford Room, located in the lower level of the Church Office. Our time together will focus on education, creation, service, and fellowship. Invite a friend and join us as we journey together to strengthen our relationships, grow our faith, and talk about the things that matter most. Please contact Philip Supeck at email@example.com for more details. We look forward to seeing you there!
All High School and College students are welcome to attend the Young Adult Sunday School class at 9:15 AM each Sunday morning as we continue to explore the seven “I AM” statements of Jesus. Bring a friend and grab a snack in the Nolt Auditorium before heading to the Stafford Room, located in the lower level of the Church Office. We look forward to having you join us there!
Vacation Bible School 2023
Hello Grace Families,
We had a wonderful response to our evening VBS last summer! This year we are hoping to add a larger intergenerational component. The theme for this summer is Soul Food: How God Feeds Us.
We will begin each evening with dinner together! There will also be time for teens and adults to play some fun games together. Let the laughter begin! Of course we will also provide the great VBS activities for our Pre-K through 6th grade age groups.
Megan Supeck is our director this year and she has lots of great ideas and connections to the professional food world! Please save the following dates: June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 2. Each night will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. Together we will praise God, learn, sing, eat, laugh and play.
May God bless our efforts and our time together.
In peace, Kath
At least two nights this week, set a timer for at least five minutes and do something that is relaxing for you. Whether relaxation looks like an evening stroll, making tea in silence, or playing soft music while you breathe deeply in your rocking chair, make space to relax. As you do, count all the things you are grateful for. Thank God for those things.
This is a wonderful practice for children and adults!
(Adapted from: “Five thoughts for you Thursday,” LivingLutheran.org, April 13, 2023.)
Our Grace Family
Pastor Steve and People of Grace:
Thank you all so much for the beautiful picture of Grace Church and gift card. It was kind of you to recognize me for my 20.5 years of service as assistant treasurer.
I enjoyed my job and looked for to seeing everyone on Wednesdays.
Thanks again to you and the people of Grace.
In Christian Love, Marge
Carol Main’s Funeral
All are invited to give thanks for Carol Main’s life and witness on May 13th, Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Sunbury, PA. We will be chartering a bus, probably leaving Grace around 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning and returning following the service sometime in the mid-afternoon. All are welcome! Please call or email Angie 717-397-2748 or firstname.lastname@example.org – if you would like to reserve a seat on the bus. Pastor will be driving our own Grace bus if it is needed.
Class of 2023
If you know of any Grace Church graduates please get their information, including a picture to Angie by May 29th.