RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, DECEMBER 7
Red Cross Blood Drive, Hosted by Grace Lutheran will be held December 7, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm in the Church Parlors. Please sign up for a slot by contacting Lacy, calling 1-800-733-2767, or log onto redcrossblood.org and search by zip code 54703.
ANNUAL ADVENT LUNCHEON & CRAFT SALE, DECEMBER 6
2nd Annual Advent Luncheon & Craft Sale, Sunday, December 6, 2015, The Board of Education, Youth and Family cordially invites all congregation members and others to join them on December 6, 2015 in the Parlors following worship service for the 2nd Annual Advent Soup Luncheon and Craft Sale. A variety of soups (FREE) along with beverages, etc., will be available starting at 11:00 a.m., following the close of the worship service.
CHRISTMAS DECORATING WORK PARTY, DECEMBER 12
Christmas Decorating Work Party Saturday, December 12th 9:30 am - (hopefully)Noon All bodies, hands, feet, climbers, arrangers, supervisors, and assisters needed to transform Grace into a truly beautiful place to celebrate the birth of our Savior. Lunch will be provided, come work a while or stay till the day is complete. Lots of hands help lessen the load!
BEACON HOUSE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, DECEMBER 3-5
Beacon House Hosts Needed Grace members are needed to be hosts at BEACON HOUSE. We will be partnering with Peace Lutheran in December. Our 3 days will be for Thursday, Dec. 3; Friday, Dec. 4; & Saturday, Dec. 5 . The signup sheets will be on the Lighthouse in the narthex. If you have not helped before, please consider working with someone who has already signed up. Homeless families are always appreciative of the time spent with them. Meals are simple and overnight stays are not stressful. This is not a dropin shelter; families are fully investigated by staff. Currently, all parents are working but at part time and minimum wage jobs. The children are a treat to meet and parents are friendly. This local mission has been a blessing to families.
FESTIVAL OF CAROLS CHRISTMAS CONCERT, DECEMBER 13
A Festival of Carols will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Grace Lutheran Church. The concert features the Grace Lutheran Choir directed by Julie DeBoer, Organist Elaine Mann, the Pacibells directed by Norma Lionberger, and soloists and a brass quintet. Refreshments follow the concert, as well as Christmas craft & bake sale.
WINTER PARADE HOSPITALITY PLANS, DECEMBER 19
Winter Parade Hospitality Plans The Clearwater Winter Parade will again use Grace Lutheran as a warming house for parade participants and viewers. Would you be interested in heading this year’s parade hospitality group? The parade will be held Saturday, December 19 . Please talk to Lacy or Pastor Simpson about your interest. Also, do you have a portable arbor or archway we could borrow to decorate the entrance to the warming house? Or an extra strand or two of multicolor Christmas lights to donate? Please contact Lacy in the church office if you can help.
PACKING DATES FOR WEEKEND KIDS' MEALS NOVEMBER 18, DECEMBER 9
One of our many mission opportunities is sponsoring the Weekend Kids’s Meals at Sherman Elementary. We along with Spirit Lutheran provide weekly meals through the Feed My People program. We have 3 combined Wednesday dates in which we are responsible for packing the meals: September 23rd, November 18th and December 9th. If available and would like to help contact Deb Heath at 715 832-8199 after 4 pm or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIDDLE: WHY DID JESUS, MOSES, THE BUDDHA, AND MOHAMMED CROSS THE ROAD?
ANSWER: COME TO THE NEW BOOK STUDY, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 28
At a new book study beginning Monday, September 28 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. we’ll be learning the answer to the riddle which will get clearer and clearer as we go along. The book (whose title is the riddle) is by Brian McLaren, former pastor and college English teacher. The book will tickle your funny bone and make you think.
Books will be available to purchase at Grace Lutheran Church beginning on Sept. 13. Don’t miss out! (If the idea of reading a book like this freaks you out, feel free to come and listen to and join in the discussion!)
Discussion Leader: Pastor Simpson For Sept. 28: Read chapters 1 and 2.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SINGING AND RINGING
Grace Choir, directed by Julie DeBoer and accompanied by Elaine Mann, rehearse on Wednesdays, at 7:00 p.m. beginning September 2nd. Rehearsals take place at Grace Lutheran in the music room on third floor. For further information, please email Julie at email@example.com.
Pacibells, directed by Norma Lionberger, rehearse on Thursdays, at 6:00 p.m. beginning Thursday, September 3rd. Rehearsal take place at Grace Lutheran in the music room on third floor.
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