Toward a New Pastor
As part of the process of calling a new Pastor, we have had 5 committees working on completing a self-study of our congregation. The final committee meeting (Document A) is scheduled to take place on June 16. At a potluck and congregational meeting on July 28 we will review and approve the findings of the self-study. Then the self-study will be submitted to the Eastern District Office of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. They will then work with us to find names of possible candidates to fill our needs as Pastor. The vast majority of our members have been involved in the committees. We can look forward to seeing the accumulation of everyone’s work on July 28.
Let's raise the temperature in the new narthex!
A couple of years ago, the congregation approved a building project to give our church a much needed "facelift." The proposal was for a new narthex on the front of our building...an inviting place to meet and greet our church family as well as welcome visitors! So far, we have put the project out for bids and have planned on the new glass doors for the project. They can be installed now and then moved when the final project is done. This is a very exciting time for Grace, and to that end, we are encouraging giving to our building fund In the coming weeks, look for the thermometer at the back of the church. Currently, we have $13,575.00 in the building fund and $38,209 in the designated fund for a total of $51,784 towards this project. Our goal is $200,000. The Building Committee is hoping you will prayerfully consider giving to the building fund and help our congregation "Raise the Temperature in the New Narthex!"
Lutheran Witness Magazine
It’s Time to renew your subscription to this fine magazine. Please check the back table for the renewal sheet and if you have any address changes, please make them on the sheet. Just cross off the present and write the new address next to it. If you don’t get this magazine and would like it, please fill out the sheet provided for “new subscriptions”. This magazine is not in the church budget, but is provided by anonymous donations from Grace members
Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study
Starting a new Series on the Gospel of John.
Come join at 8:45 am
A Bible Study Opportunity
Women's Saturday morning Bible Study is at 9:00 a.m. The study is entitled “Mirror, Mirror; Reflections on God's Word”. What do you see in the mirror? Do you like the reflection? Many of us don't, but perhaps that's because we don't see ourselves the way God does—as His dear children. The eight lessons in “Mirror, Mirror” encourage you to dig into Scripture, ask you to make personal application of God's Word to your own life, and help you see yourself as He sees you: His beloved, redeemed daughter. We hope you will join us.
Email the elders:
Art Gundell firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie Doty email@example.com
Nancy Shoemaker firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Miller email@example.com