Summer Lunch Box held its 3rd food distribution of the summer on July 18th. As frequently happens, the number of participants has now increased; we now have 50 families with about 115 children. Our final 2 distributions of the 2018 year are scheduled for August-the 4th and the 18th. So food donations are just as important now as at the beginning
Please consider a purchase of a few cans of water-packed tuna, any brand. While the 5 1/2 oz. cans are the most popular, we use the bigger cans for larger families, especially those with teenage children. SLB is appreciative of all contributions and ask that you continue to keep the program in thought and prayer.
submitted, Lorraine A. Stanton
As most of you probably know by now, at the congregational meeting on July 15, by a vote of 15 no to 11 yes it was decided to not proceed with a partnership arrangement with St. Paul Tunkhannock at this time. This does not rule out the possibility that we may reconsider this at another time. Pastor Bode will continue to conduct one service with Holy Communion there each month.
With Pastor Bode’s retirement now only about a year away it is important that everyone continue to support Grace Lutheran financially as we will be calling a new Pastor to lead us. Estimated cost for a Pastor is $85,000 to $90,000 per year and our income has not been keeping up with our expenses.
At the meeting, the Elders reported that Pastor Bode has requested a Sabbatical from mid-October thru the month of November for personal reasons. A motion was made to grant this request and it was unanimously passed. We will have a number of guest pastors lined up for communion Sundays and will use lay members for the other Sundays.
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