SUNDAY NEWS February 1, 2015 To know Christ and to make Christ Known - “Connecting people to people, people to Christ, people to their role in the world” Brothers and sisters, welcome to worship in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. . Youth Update! Big news! We finally have room to place the last of our 150 envelopes on the Motown Moolah board! Our total from returned envelopes is $2396! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our Motown Moolah fundraiser. What is Motown Moolah? The youth have numbered envelopes from $1 to $150. If you would like to donate some “moolah” to help them get to “Motown” (the National Youth Gathering in Detroit, MI this July), just take home an envelope and return it once you have saved the money amount listed. We are trying to raise $1300/person. The board is in the Connections Room waiting for a visit from you! HS Youth – Shack Time TODAY – Superbowl party w/ flag football at Christ Our Redeemer in Temple Terrace 12 pm – 2 pm. We will be leaving the church at 11:30 pm. Sat 2/7/15 - Kidz Klub Dinner - help mentor the youngsters in Kidz Klub while they serve dinner to their guests - please be there at 3 pm. Sun 2/8/15 - no shack due to Sat activity Sun 2/15/15 – Resurrection House in Dade City for fellowship and service work. Lectionary Bible Study With Pastor John January 14 – February 11 These Bible studies will be based on the readings and sermon for the coming Sunday, Classes will be on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm in Grace Chapel. Bring your Bible and a desire to dig into the Word. “Teal Bags” Sunday, February 8th, we will be handing out “teal bags” after each service to collect food for the Homeless Women’s Veterans. Some suggestions are: Bread, eggs, cereal, rice, beans, potatoes, pastas and soups, etc…. . “Teal Bags” will be collected on Sunday, February 22nd. The Homeless committee will meet at 10:00 rd am on Monday, February 23 to box up the food and take it to the Women’s Veteran’s Food Pantry. Presents……… “GETTYSBURG, 1863 IN STORY and SONG” Tuesday, February 10th, 7:00 p.m. GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH at CARROLLWOOD This program presents songs and stories of Gettysburg and the Civil War. The stories are based on first-hand accounts by children who witnessed the battle and even lent a helping hand. The concert is free and open to the public. Red & White Party Congregation Wide EVENT – everyone invited! Grace Kidz Klub (younger youth) host a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4pm. Come enjoy great food, wonderful fellowship, and some fun! There is a sign-up sheet in Connections. Contact Susan Andree at [email protected] with any questions. Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. we are studying the Book of Roman. Pastor Annette leads the sessions. The last session is Wednesday, February 11th. Each session lasts two hours. All are welcome! REFRESHMENTS!!!!! Volunteers are needed for Sunday Refreshments. Please sign up during refreshments or contact Caren Cahill at [email protected] Thank you! Help support the fight against ALS! Looking for walkers to join Sharie's Angels (in honor of Sharie Stewart) on Saturday, March 14th. To join or to help show your support go to: http://tinyurl.com/ogus9p2 or contact Caren Cahill at [email protected] or see her directly Thanks! Danke! Nandri! - January's gardening/property work day focused on mundane but muchneeded tasks like weeding, pruning, mulching, sign cleaning, and straighteningout the compost area. Thank you to Allen Cheek, Richard Hans, Sujata Katikala and everyone else who participated! Grace will meet at the home of Linda Gravatt in Tampa on Sunday, February 8th from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. June Smedley will talk to us about fraud ID. Please bring and appetizer or a dessert to share. Kindly let Linda know if you will be able to attend. We will carpool from church! **Ushers Needed** for the Ash Wednesday Service We need ushers to help with the 7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday service on February 18. If you are available to help service, please contact Betty or Jim Whitaker at 813-949-7201 (home) or email [email protected] or [email protected] MEMORIAL FLOWERS ARE A GIFT TO THE CHURCH. They are the flowers that grace the chancel on the Altar shelves during our services on Sunday. Following service, each arrangement is distributed by members of the Member Care Committee to shut-ins or those who benefit by an expression of caring through fresh flowers. This is a beautiful opportunity to donate in support of this worthy effort. There is a Sign-Up sheet located on the rack in Celebrations, “ALTAR FLOWERS”. Consider sponsoring a date to celebrate or acknowledge someone or an event in your life. You may indicate the individual and/or occasion on the signup sheet. Your donation will be noted in the Sunday bulletin on the date you select. Arrangements are $35.00 and the donation is tax deductible. Please consider participating in this wonderful ministry of Grace Lutheran Church. 1st Communion Classes starting 1st Communion Classes for the 3rd graders are scheduled for February 8, 15, 22, and March 1st. The 3rd graders will receive their First Holy Communion on Palm Sunday! Week of February 1st, 2015 Sunday, February 1st – Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 8:30 9:45 10:00 11:00 12:00 AM AM AM AM PM 9:30 10:00 9:30 5:30 7:00 7:00 AM AM AM PM PM PM Worship Service Family Sunday School SOF Warm up Celebration Service SYM – Superbowl Party @ Christ Our Redeemer Mah-jongg Naomi/ Lydia Circle Hand & Foot AA - On the Way Home Worship & Music Meeting Stephen Ministries 9:30 6:30 AM PM Bible Study Alleluia Choir 7:45 7:00 11:30 7:00 7:00 7:00 12:00 10:00 PM PM AM PM PM PM PM AM 4:00 PM Joyringers Pastor’s Bible Study Lunch & Learn Chancel Choir Alanon/Alateen Westpark Preserve AA Ladies Friendship Spirits on Fire Rehearsal Don Castor Interment Red & White Dinner Sunday, February 8th– Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Health Focus Sunday – BP Check 8:30 9:45 10:00 11:00 3:00 AM AM AM AM PM Worship Service Sunday School SOF Warmup Celebration Service First Communion Class Flowers – Sherrill O’Brien in celebration of the birth of her new granddaughter, Brooke Lavigne born 1/13/15. Eternal Flame – Tom & Kerri Shaw in memory of her father, John C. Lund. And Anonymous in memory of Ann Starn. McCulloch Group Home – Metropolitan Ministries – Attendance – January 25, 2015 TOTAL: 8:30 am – 149 & 11:00 am - 126 Dear Grace Family, Kent and I both wanted to thank you for all your prayers and good wishes. We especially appreciated the beautiful alter flowers that Maggie Scott delivered to our home. Also, thank you so much for Pastor Hillmer's thoughtful scripture filled emails and genuine concern. They gave us great comfort. We appreciated the lovely cards from our Grace Family and other church members. And last, but not least, I loved the custom designed "Get Well" card that Julia made for me as part of her Sunday school class at Grace. It was definitely one of my favorite cards! I'm happy to report that my recent surgery was a great success. My recovery has been easy and I'm blessed with renewed health! Thank you again. In Peace, Alice A. Fast PRAYERS CONDOLENCES: Marlene & Laurie Holmes on the death of Marlene’s sister in law, Doris Wagner. Family and friends of Kris Kepple as he lost his battle with cancer. Phillip Brown and family as his uncle passed away. RECENT Members: Sheila Brown, Paul Danielson, Alice Fast, Don & Elizabeth Gadbury, Jo Ann Sipes, and for our loved ones… Troy Cruz Molly Mark Mannarelli Tom Shaw, Sr. Carl Mathews Gordon & Valerie Robert Scheurer Kim Tessman Aaron Crockett Carol Gammon Dana Johnson Nancy Faith Kiersten Homblette Blanche Arnold Roxie Thomas Rick Threm Glade Cook Tim Laura Lamoree relative of relative of daughter of sis-in-law of granddaughter mother of mother of step son of relative of family of sis-in-law of Perrones Maggie Gould Alice Fast Tom Shaw, Jr. Angie Payne Maggie Gould Helga Scheurer Lois & Tony Perrone Joan Beeman Joan Beeman Doreen Dahl Barb Ewanowski Ewanowskis Jean Harrison David Thomas Mary Threm Nancy Richardson The Tietjens Maggie Gould Pray for the people in the villages of Cameroon and Nigeria who are under Boko Haram attacks or threats. LONG TERM Members: Sharie Stewart, Anita Hans, Marion Bennett, Stan Ewanowski, Lori Bochat, Ruth Rahman, Dodie Ders, Gina Galantino Mildred Burkett……. Mike Fardella Molly Malivuk Helen LaVoy friend of Lois Sorensen brother of wife of mother of Jim Delmolino Gordon Lamoree Grace Corniuk Jean Bailey Bruce Jones Bill Wyar friend of father of mother of mother of brother of friend of Jerry Fardella Rev Rick Malivuk Theresa Thomas & David LaVoy Bob Erickson Maggie Gould Gina Corniuk Brenda Gerding Susan McCulloch Carol Zwick “Let there be Peace on Earth” Pray for peace and for all military troops – at home and abroad and for their families, loved ones and friends……. PRIME TIME EVENT – KEKE’S BREAKFAST CAFÉ Tuesday, Feb.17th, 9 a.m. 5th ANNUALSHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST In place of our usual monthly lunch on Wednesday, we will be doing breakfast on Tuesday so that folks can attend Ash Wednesday’s noon service. It also gives us an opportunity to observe Shrove Tuesday, traditionally the day for one last feast before starting our Lenten preparations. This is called Pancake Day or Fastnacht (donut) Day. Prime Time will be “feasting” with breakfast at Keke’s, promptly at 9 a.m. Management will not set aside an area for us until we have all arrived. Anyone arriving late will be seated at whatever table is available. Keke’s is a relatively new breakfast and lunch eatery located at 13121 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, (within the space where CC’s Pizza was located-next to Bed, Bath & Beyondnorth on Dale Mabry from Grace). ANYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN US! There are plenty of breakfast items to choose from. If you need a ride, please indicate that on the sign-up sheet. Everyone is welcome to attend. Sign up now at the clipboards in the breezeway, or contact Betty (891-1861 [email protected]) or Kathy (265-0387 [email protected]). ONE LAST BLAST BEFORE THE FAST! cousin of daughter of cousin of father of father of father of husband of niece of Veronica Crickenberger is presently at boot camp in Oklahoma. (Granddaughter of Annette Crickenberger). Collin Welch who is currently stationed at Pensacola Naval Station (Alice Deal’s grandson). Juliana Harrison, Jean Harrison’s daughter, is stationed in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. LTC Jonathan Tessmann and LTC Nicole Heumphreus (Lois Perrone’s nephew and his wife) and their daughter Taylor deployed overseas. PFC Mark Messina (Patti Joannes’ grandson) 1st Lt. Kelsey Abert and 2nd Lt. Devlin Ann Abert are Stationed in Hawaii. Annual Report & Budget *If you were not able to attend the annual meeting last Sunday and would like a copy of the Annual Report and 2015-16 budget, there are copies available on the Welcome Cart and Information Center.
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