GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
These are the September 27th Announcements.
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Grace Lutheran Church 2919 Miccosukee Road Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 877-5423 Email: email@example.com Web:
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GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday, September 27, 2020
THE CHURCH OFFICE IS CONTINUING TO OPERATE; however, we ask that you not enter the office itself as the building remains closed and will remain closed when in-person worship resumes. Calling 850-877-5423 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org are the best ways to reach out. In case of a pastoral care emergency, please contact Pastor Jenn on her cell at 850-800-7197.
UPCOMING FALL CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGS SCHEDULED, be on the lookout for additional information:
October 11: Town Hall Meeting
October 25: Fall Congregational Meeting
CHRIST IN OUR HOME daily pocket devotionals for October - December will be distributed shortly. With some folks attending in-person worship while others have not, if you would like a copy mailed to you, please email to Peggy Stevens at peggysFL64@gmail.com and let her know. Please be aware that we get 70 copies, so they will be mailed on a "first come first served" basis.
FELLOWSHIP ZOOM. Dates and times of future Zoom online gatherings will be announced. If you are interested in participating in future Zoom calls, please contact Mary Grant at email@example.com.
COMMITTEES AND MINISTRY TEAMS CONTINUE TO MEET via conference calls, Zoom, or the like.
TEXTALK VIA ZOOM with Pastor Jenn is on hiatus. Be on the lookout for emails about the sessions starting up again in the fall. We hope you'll join us.
THE WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE IS by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays. Please try to keep to three lines or less or we may need to condense for space. Email the announcements to Lisa in the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRACE NOTES NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is the 20th of the month prior to the publication month. If you have a topic to share, please send to Grace Notes Editor, Nick Gandy, at email@example.com.
PLEASE DO NOT DROP ITEMS OFF AT THE CHURCH that you are finding as you declutter your closets. Please note that we do not store items for future yard sales and we do not anticipate having any yard sales in the near future. We suggest that you contact area charities to see if they are currently accepting clothing / books / crafts / household items / etc. for donation.
SAVE THESE DATES! While the corona virus has certainly put the kibosh on fellowship activities for a while, the following activities have been tentatively scheduled. Please mark your calendar and share any other ideas with Fellowship Committee Chair, Mary Grant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 24: Trunk or Treat
February 7: Chili Cook-off / Super Bowl Party
February 14: Valentine's Day Spaghetti Supper
Mardi Gras Party TBA: - (Ash Wednesday is Feb. 17)
PICTURE DIRECTORY UPDATE. We have received word that the LifeTouch correction team is working on our account. The directory is almost ready to go to the print shop!
SHUTTERFLY STOREFRONT FUNDRAISER. Shop the Shutterfly collection, a partnership created between Shutterfly and Lifetouch, that includes photo books, gifts, premium stationery, keepsakes, home décor and so much more-and for every purchase made, Shutterfly will donate 8% of the proceeds to Grace. Visit our Shutterfly Storefront at: http://gracelutheran32308.shutterflystorefront.com/. If you have any questions, contact Mary Grant, (609) 602-0155 or email@example.com.
IF YOU HAVE A NEED - any kind of need - or if you know someone else who does, please reach out for help. Many direct-service organizations are not open, but 211 has information and resources for those who are in need at this time (just dial "211" from your phone). In addition, please let the church know. There may be ways that we can help, people to whom we can reach out. So again, please keep us in the loop.
IF YOU NEED TO TALK about our physical church building being closed during this time, or about how you are feeling, or how you are coping, or if you need to vent or cry or even laugh, please know that Pastor Jenn and our Church Council are here to listen and share, and maybe do a little of that of our own. We are here for you. We want to hear from you. And we promise that you will continue to hear from us. We are all sad for what is - but we do indeed have hope for what is to come.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE of any kind, for any reason, we ask that you contact the church office. We are a community in Christ, and we are here to support, love and serve one another. Please let us know if you need anything.
WE RELY UPON YOUR CONTINUED BENEVOLENCE during this time for us and for our community outreach programs. Our expenses continue just as yours do and your benevolence allows us to continue to operate from day to day. We truly appreciate your generosity. If you wish to give an offering to Grace, we ask that you please send it through the mail. If you need to bring it to the church, please slide it under the door to the church office, and Lisa or I will collect it and put it in the safe for the offering counters. The address to mail your offerings and contributions is: Grace Lutheran Church, 2919 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, 32308.
WE ARE STILL TAKING DONATIONS IN SUPPORT OF MANNA ON MERIDIAN -- and they are still supporting those in need in our community. If you wish to drop off tuna, please do so by placing it in the plastic bin outside the door to the church office. You can do that any time. If you prefer, you may also support Manna by sending a monetary donation through the mail to us. Simply make the check out to Grace Lutheran Church and be sure to put "Manna" in the memo line, and we'll make certain your donation gets to them.
CLOTHES FOR MANNA ON HOLD. Due to COVID-19, clothing donations are no longer being accepted until further notice.
INFO FOR MANNA VOLUNTEERS. At this time, we do not anticipate needing volunteers to help bag groceries or distribute food. A smaller group of volunteers will distribute groceries and produce to recipients in their cars. We will not offer the clothing closet or hospitality table. If this changes we will let you know. Until we resume normal activities, you can help support Manna through your prayers, tuna and monetary donations.
PRAYER LIST REQUESTS
Please let the church office know if you have prayers to be added to or removed from the list. Update: We seem to have a number of prayer request that have been running for a long time and we are not sure if they should be removed. Please contact us if your prayer request needs to be removed. - Thank you.
Susan Brafford, Buz Elden, Karen Bradley, Theresa Hollar, Gwen Carriere, Bill Owen, Grant Gandy, Trevor Rogers, Gail Jeffrey, Pastor Bob Schaefer, Maria Eckard, Jerry Wennlund, Christopher Rosser, Joe/Jane McRory, Sallie Robinson, Kevin Robinson, Jackie Barksdale, Marilyn Price, Dan Poole, Irene Poole, Debbie, Jessica, Laura, Jose; DJ and Kathy Hartley; Mary and Dave Grant, Pastor Jenn and Rob; Pastor Marianne and her husband, Carl; John, Jenifer and children; Lisa Conti, her husband, Tommy Seal, and, their son, Dane Conti Seal; Ken and Joyce Staib and baby Mason; June Lawrence and family; the Swan family; the Dinsmore family; St. Stephen Lutheran Church and Pastor Tom Holdcraft; the Florida-Bahamas Synod and our Bishop, Pedro Suarez; the ELCA and our Presiding Bishop, Elizabeth Eaton; all those suffering with chronic pain; military personnel and families; all first responders; relief from the wildfires in California, Oregon, and Washington; the homeless and the hungry; all those who have lost their jobs; all those who face eviction; all those who are facing anxiety; all victims, researchers, and medical personnel affected by the Covid 19 virus, especially those on the front line; Grace Lutheran as we face the Covid 19 virus.
Grace Lutheran Constitution & Annual Meeting Doc
Use the buttons below to access the 2020 Spring Annual Congregation Meeting Document and the updated Constitution. The Meeting Document includes committee goals, reports, and the budget. Both documents will be used during the May 24th Zoom Congregational Meeting. Please be patient, they may take a few minutes to load.