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Grace Lutheran Church 2919 Miccosukee Road Tallahassee, FL 32308
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BISHOP PEDRO SUAREZ of the Florida-Bahamas Synod will be preaching and presiding at Holy Communion this Sunday, December 3, as we celebrate the First Sunday in Advent. A reception for him will be held between the services. Everyone is invited. Please plan to attend and welcome Bishop Suarez to Grace!
CHURCH DECORATING IS THIS SATURDAY, December 2, at 10:00 a.m. Come help us spruce up Grace for Christmas! We’ll need help with putting up the Christmas trees and the outside angels, and with decorating the windows and doors of the sanctuary, lobby and fellowship hall. Please join us and bring friends, neighbors and loved ones. Many hands make light work!
WE OFFER TWO WORSHIP SERVICES each Sunday, a 9:00 a.m. Contemporary Service and an 11:00 a.m. Traditional Service.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS this week are given by Lance & Jan Peterson.
PLEASE SIGN THE GREETING CARDS in the lobby. In an effort to let members who have been unable to attend worship know that we are thinking of them, each Sunday, we will have a card or two for you to sign. Thank you for joining us in this outreach.
ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE is Tuesday. Submissions are due by 9:00 a.m. Send to email@example.com. Announcements received by the Tuesday deadline are for Wednesday through the next Tuesday.
TEXTALK is Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. We meet in person, and offer a Zoom link for those who want to join that way. Everyone is welcome, even if you can’t attend each week! - We hope to see you there!
LSSNF’S KIDSAFE PROGRAM will have a booth at the Alternative Christmas Market this Saturday, December 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at John Wesley United Methodist Church in the fellowship hall. Please stop by and support this program!
LAND FUNDING COMMITTEE meets every two weeks. The next meeting is Sunday, December 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
GERMAN CHURISTMAS SERVICE AT UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN CHURCH & STUDENT CENTER, 925 W. Jefferson Street, will be held at 5:00 p.m. this Sunday, December 3. Service will include German liturgy, German Scripture readings and German hymns. English translations will be available in the bulletin and the sermon will be in English. German snacks and fellowship after worship
CHRISTMAS CONNECTION. This year, Grace Lutheran Church has adopted a large family of six that is in need. Please help us share the joy of Christ with them. Tags will be available in the narthex. Please choose a tag and bring your gift to the church by Sunday, December 10, when they will be delivered.
PIANO RECITAL. Students of Lisa Polombo Barry will present a recital at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 10. Everyone is invited to attend.
MUSIC LESSONS EXPRESS WINTER RECITAL will take place at Grace Lutheran Church, Saturday, December 16. Recitals begin at 11am, 1pm and 3:00 p.m. This is a great chance to hear some of the most talented children in Tallahassee.
MEN’S MINISTRY “BROWN BAG” LUNCH is held every third Monday at 11:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The next meeting is December 18.
QUILTERS meet on the third Thursday each month. The next meeting is Thursday, December 21, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
WOMEN’S GROUP meets every fourth Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall. Next meeting is December 26. We would love to see you there!
MANNA ON MERIDIAN. Distribution Day is the 3rd Saturday of every month. Volunteers needed. Next distribution is Saturday, December 16. To volunteer, or for more info, contact Penny Rusinko at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-213-7246. We collect canned tuna year-round. Please place tuna donations in the blue “tuna bucket” in the Fellowship Hall. If you stop by when the church office is not open, you may place in the “deliveries” bin located outside the church office doors. Manna can also be supported through your prayers and through monetary donations. Make checks payable to Grace Lutheran Church and place “Manna” on the memo line. Thank you for your continued support.
IF YOU NOTICE anything that needs to be replaced or fixed, please let our Property Committee know! Reach out to Elisa Casey, Daryl Barowicz or Peggy Stevens.
DO YOU HAVE A TOPIC TO SHARE IN GRACE NOTES, our monthly newsletter? Send Nick Gandy an email at email@example.com by the 20th of the month prior to publication month.
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ALTAR GUILD SCHEDULE:
Dec. 3 Rosie Shupe
Dec. 10 Allison Wharton
Dec. 17 Melinda Young
Dec. 24 Judy and Don Blancett
Dec. 31 Janet McPherson
Jan. 7 Rosie Shupe
Jan. 14 Allison Wharton
Jan. 21 Marie Harrington/Linda Wolters
Jan. 28 Melinda Young
LAY READER SCHEDULE:
Dec. 3: 9:00 Bill Pomidor 11:00 Marilyn Harper
Dec. 10: 9:00 Kathy Gatzlaff 11:00 Jan Peterson
Dec. 17: 9:00 Mary Grant 11:00 Kathy Sanguinet
Dec. 24: 10:00 Karen Bradley 5:00pm Bill Pomidor
Dec. 31: 10:00 Paul Schneider (only one service)
Jan. 7: Janet McPherson 11:00 Kris-Tena Albers
Jan. 14: Sharon Piepmeier 11:00 Randi Buehner
Jan. 21: Kathy Gatzlaff 11:00 Judy Blancett
Jan. 28: Bill Pomidor 11:00 Karen Bradley
COMMUNION ASSISTANT SCHEDULE:
Dec. 3: 9:00 Janet McPherson 11:00 Kris-Tena Albers, Daryl Barowicz
Dec. 10: 9:00 Dean Gatzlaff 11:00 Randi Buehner, Mary Eichin
Dec. 17: 9:00 Mary Grant 11:00 Don & Judy Blancett
Dec. 24: 10:00 Mary Grant, 1 TBA 5:00pm Kris-Tena Albers, Daryl Barowicz, 2 TBA
Dec. 31: 10:00 Marilyn Harper, Abi Hudson (only one service)
Jan. 7: Janet McPherson 11:00 Kris-Tena Albers, Daryl Barowicz
Jan. 14: Sharon Piepmeier 11:00 Randi Buehner, Mary Eichin
Jan. 21: Dean Gatzlaff 11:00 Don & Judy Blancett
Jan. 28: Mary Grant 11:00 Marilyn Harper, Abi Hudson
OFFERING COUNTER SHEDULE:
Dec. 10: Mark & Priscilla Heidorn, Janet McPherson
Dec. 31: Debra & Jim Nelsen, George Ohlin
Jan. 14: Kris-Tena Albers, Daryl Barowicz, Janet Blair
Jan. 28: Randi Buehner, Mary & Dave Grant
9am: Mary Grant, Dean Gatzlaff, Kathy Gatzlaff
11am: Marilyn Harper, Maria Heidorn, Priscilla Heidorn. Alternates: Kris-Tena Albers, Daryl Barowicz
*Christmas Eve: 10am: Mary Grant; 5pm: 2 TBA
9am: Sue Homant, Frank Piepmeier; Alternate: Dean Gatzlaff
11am: Brent Kallestad, Gerald Kurtz, Kathy Van Loo, George Ohlin;
Alternate: Daryl Barowicz
*Christmas Eve: 10am: 1 TBA; 5pm: 2 TBA