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Grace Lutheran Church         2919 Miccosukee Road        Tallahassee, FL 32308

(850) 877-5423    Email:     Web:

Facebook: @mygracelutherantally         Twitter: @mygracelutheran

(Click here to download a copy of the Sunday bulletin announcements.)

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 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 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 by the 20th of the month prior to publication month.


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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



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          



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



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


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