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.
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
These are the July 5th Announcements.
For Your Faith-formation
Grace Lutheran Church 2919 Miccosukee Road Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 877-5423 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web:
Facebook: @mygracelutherantally Twitter: @mygracelutheran
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday, July 5, 2020
JOIN US FOR ONLINE SUNDAY WORSHIP. Our Worship service for this Sunday will be posted Saturday at 5pm. You will be able to go to our website at https://www.gracelutheran.faith/ and click on a link in the green box on the home page. This link will take you to a recorded worship service at Grace led by Pastor Jenn. It will include the texts for this week plus a homily. More information about this service, as well as a few other things, will be available on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mygracelutherantally.
HELP NEEDED WITH RECORDING THE WORSHIP SERVICE. Denise Wetzel is still willing to do the work of getting the worship service onto YouTube, but it would be nice to have a group of people to share the "recording duties". A volunteer would not need to do anything more than press "record", unless they have the skills and would like to do more -- which would be great! To volunteer, please email the church office at email@example.com.
GRACE WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The Executive Committee of our Congregational Council has prayerfully concluded that it would be unsafe to resume regular, in person worship and activities at this time. We will continue to offer worship via YouTube as we have been these past weeks. Pastor Jenn continues to offer TexTalk via Zoom. Be on the lookout for emails about the weekly sessions. We encourage you to find creative ways to continue to connect with one another over Bible Study and other Christian education topics, and in times of intentional fellowship and conversation. If anyone has any ideas they'd like to share, we also encourage you to let us know.
THE OFFICE IS CONTINUING TO OPERATE; however, we ask that you not enter the office itself as the building remains closed. 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, as usual.
COMMITTEES AND MINISTRY TEAMS WHO FEEL THEY MUST MEET during this hiatus, are asked to do so via conference calls, Zoom, or the like.
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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE IS TUESDAY by 9:00 a.m. Please try to keep to three lines or less or we may need to condense for space. Email the church office at email@example.com.
THERE WILL BE NO ALTAR FLOWERS WHILE CHURCH IS CLOSED. If you had signed up to sponsor flowers for the period that the church is closed, you may choose another open date on the flower chart, once the church opens again for worship services.
UPDATE ON PICTURE DIRECTORY. Due to the COVID-19 situation, Lifetouch Church Photography operations, located in Galion, OH, are temporarily suspended, due to a state mandated facilities closure order and will reopen as permissible by the government and in the best interest of protecting their team. If you had your pictures taken or if you purchased a copy of the directory but did not have your picture taken, Mary Grant will keep you posted as to when you can expect your directory. Some extras will be available for purchase for those that did not have their picture taken. If questions, please call Mary Grant at (609) 602-0155.
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 the storefront at http://gracelutheran32308.shutterflystorefront.com/. If you have any questions, contact Mary Grant, (609) 602-0155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRACE NOTES NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is the 20th of the month prior to the publication month. Please forward items for the newsletter to Grace Notes Editor, Nick Gandy, at email@example.com.
Please let the church office know if you have prayers to be added to or removed from the list.
Kevin Ogilvie, Maria Eckard, Jerry Wennlund, Christopher Rosser, Jack Romberg, Marie Harrington, Ann Merins, Alice Jones, Joe/Jane McRory, Sallie Robinson, Kevin Robinson, Marie Harrington, Kathy Sanguinet, Jackie Barksdale, Bill Halpine, Marilyn Price, Dan Poole, Irene Poole, Debbie, Jessica; Neil and Debbie; Pastor Jenn and Rob; Ken and Joyce Staib and baby Mason; Michael and his parents, Dennis and Linda; Edina, her husband and three children; June Lawrence and family; the Dinsmore family; military personnel and families; all first responders; all who have lost their jobs; the homeless and the hungry; 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. Thanksgivings: for Mark's negative Covid test and his improvement; for improvement of Farris Poole and Skip Shippey's cardiac issues; for Marie Harrington's successful cataract surgeries.