GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
These are the February 28th Announcements.
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Grace Lutheran Church 2919 Miccosukee Road Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 877-5423 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web:
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GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday, February 28th, 2021
LENTEN MIDWEEK SERVICES. Our Midweek Lenten Zoom services will be offered from 7-8pm each Wednesday during Lent (beginning Feb. 24th). A separate email with the Zoom Link went out on Tuesday afternoon. If you did not get it, please contact the church office for more information (850-877-5423).
IN-PERSON WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY is 9:00 a.m. Please remember that an RSVP is required by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. The previous week's reservations do not carry forward. Register at https://www.gracelutheran.faith. If you need assistance, please call the church office by the Thursday deadline at 850-877-5423 and we'll be happy to help. Masks and 6-foot social distancing required.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND WORSHIP IN PERSON, it will also be streamed on our website at www.gracelutheran.faith. Click on the link in the boxed area. A link to the bulletin will also be provided.
CHURCH OFFICE. Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that you not come to the church office in person. If you need to reach Lisa or Pastor Jenn, for any reason, please contact us at 850-877-5423 or email@example.com. In case of a pastoral care emergency, please contact Pastor Jenn on her cell phone at 850-800-7197.
SUNDAY LAY READER ASSIGNMENTS through March:
Feb. 28 Mary Grant
Mar. 7 Kris-Tena Albers
Mar. 14 Elisa Casey
Mar. 21 Brian Ewald
Mar. 28 Nick Gandy
THE ALTAR FLOWERS THIS WEEK are given by Lisa Rubin in honor of those with February birthdays and anniversaries.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPONSOR ALTAR FLOWERS FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP? Many dates are still available. Sign up in the narthex. If you are not attending services in person, you may still sponsor the flowers. Just contact the church office for help. Then on Monday morning, call the office to coordinate a no-contact pick up so you can enjoy your flowers at home. Cost to sponsor is $25.
ZOOM TEXTALK WITH PASTOR JENN is being held on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. An email will be forwarded each week with that week’s special link for joining the Zoom call. We hope you’ll join us. If you have questions, please contact Pastor Jenn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 850-800-7197.
FELLOWSHIP VIA ZOOM. If you’d like to participate, please contact Mary Grant at email@example.com or (609) 602-0155. Future calls will be announced. We hope you’ll join us.
DEADLINE FOR WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS. Please email announcements to Lisa in the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org by 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning.
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.
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. 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.
MANNA ON MERIDIAN. Until we resume normal activities, you can help support Manna through your prayers and monetary donations. We are also the “tuna church” for Manna and continue to accept food donations, which can be dropped off outside the church office door. To make a monetary donation, please make check payable to Grace Lutheran Church and indicate “for Manna on Meridian” on the memo line. Thank you for your faithful support of this ministry.
GRACE’S SHUTTERFLY FOR UNIQUE AND PERSONAL GIFTS. Check out Gift Guide 2020 at Shutterfly http://gracelutheran32308.shutterflystorefront.com/. Shutterfly will donate 8% of the proceeds of sales to Grace. If you have any questions, contact Mary Grant, (609) 602-0155 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE DO NOT DROP ITEMS OFF AT THE CHURCH as you declutter your closets. We don’t anticipate having a yard sale in the near future and we don’t have space to store items at this time.
GRACE LUTHERAN PICTURE DIRECTORY. We have extras. For those who wish to purchase copies of the directory, they are available for $6 each. If interested, please contact Mary Grant, email@example.com or (609) 602-0155.
UPDATE! - LENTEN ACTIVITY FOR ALL
MAKE LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF (LWR) PERSONAL CARE KITS
The COVID-19 pandemic brought more than a disease to our most vulnerable neighbors. In some communities it has meant hunger, as they’ve been cut off from food, seeds and critical farming supplies. In others, it has meant getting sick or dying from malaria, HIV or childbirth because health centers are stretched too thin -- or out of fear that they will catch the coronavirus at the hospital.
The past year also brought devastating disasters, one after another. A massive explosion in Beirut killed hundreds and left 300,000 homeless. Back-to-back hurricanes in Central America decimated the crops and modest homes of people who were already living in grinding poverty.
Between COVID-19 and the many challenges of 2020, the need for LWR Personal Care Kits around the world has grown and intensified. Meanwhile, LWR warehouse shelves are almost empty.
But your love can make a difference.
People of every age can share God’s love by making LWR Personal Care Kits -- whether in individual families or in groups. If each family in our congregation made one kit, we’d easily have nearly 90 kits to send! And imagine if we all made two!
If you make them, let us know! We’d love to designate a Sunday to bless them and send them to LWR – from the people of Grace!
For each kit, you’ll need:
One lightweight*, bath towel (20”x 40” or 52”x 27”), dark color preferred;
Two or three bath-size bars of soap in original wrapping (8-9 oz total);
One adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging**;
One sturdy comb (please remove packaging);
One pair of metal nail clippers - attached file optional (please remove packaging).
To ready the kits for packing: Fold towel in half. Place the rest of the items in the towel, fold and roll so nothing falls out, and secure with yarn, ribbon, string or rubber bands.
Please give only new items, and nothing with religious, patriotic or military symbols or references to the armed forces, or camouflage. Also, please nothing that includes your name or Grace’s name. Please do not add other items, or leave out any of the listed items.
*Lightweight towels are easier to hand wash and air dry, and take up less storage space than the thicker, fluffier towels we may prefer to use.
**Toothbrush multipacks may be used by sealing an individual toothbrush in a business-size envelope; no plastic bags or wrap.
Please visit www.lwr.org/kits for instructions on how to put God’s love in action.