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Volunteer Needed at Prairie Pointe & River Pines

The gift shop is now open for limited hours. We could use a volunteer on Tuesdays from 1-3:00 pm and one on Wednesdays from 1-3:00 pm. Contact Katie Zierden, Asst Administrator, at 715-598-7807.

- A volunteer is needed to pick up library books for our residents from the Altoona Public Library; there is a library card for Prairie Pointe/River Pines to use.

- For those who have a pet (with up to date shots and well socialized), many residents love pet visits!

- Card and Cribbage players are needed to play and to assist with these games.

- Residents enjoy social interaction, come in just to visit.

For the non-gift shop volunteering, Contact Karen Park, Activity Director, at 715-598-7807

Lunch with Grace Friends

Meet at 11:30 am. every 2nd Tuesday of the month at CANA BISTRO,Prairie Pointe’s café, for a tasty and reasonably-priced lunch. Salads, Soups, Sandwiches and Flatbread Pizza from which to choose. Coffee is

Crafters are getting Crafty!

The Craft Group is not exclusive. Everyone is welcome.
We meet Wednesday’s 10 am to noon -- on the 3rd floor – straight off the elevator, (past the choir room) at the end of the hall. We’ll have the coffee on!
Are you doing some Spring Cleaning? We can use things that can be
● Silk fall leaves and/or flowers.
● Silk Christmas flowers and/or greenery.
● Christmas wreaths or wreath forms.
● Old jewelry that can be repurposed.
● Fabric, blanket binding and/or yarn.
● Old sweaters, especially wool.
● Partially completed projects (with instructions please)
We also need new ideas for items you could use or would like to see on the
Note, anything you donate that cannot be repurposed or used by us will be
donated to the proper charitable organization.

Join Pastor Dean or Pastor Phil for Text Study

Time: Wednesdays at noon (bring a sack lunch)
Location: First floor lounge

Care Ministry

If you know of anyone who is hospitalized, homebound, or in need of a pastoral visit, you are invited to call the church office at 715-832-9713 for Pastor Phill or you may call Pastor Simpson at 715-222-3797 at any time if you wish to make an appointment for a visit.

Altar Flowers

Altar flowers are always welcome to honor a significant life event, to memorialize the life of someone, or to simply beautify our sanctuary.

Options are providing flowers from your garden, from the farmers market on Saturday, or from a local florist and arranging them in your vase or one available at the church.

Each Friday, between 3:00 and 6:00pm, cut flowers are available for buy one and get one free at Mays Floral and Greenhouse or $5.00 per generous bouquet all day Friday at Chippewa Valley Florist.

Floral arrangements can be ordered and delivered to the church by 4 Seasons Floral.

Please sign up for weekly altar flowers in the entry to the church or call the office to confirm which Sunday you are furnishing flowers and if they are in honor or in memory of someone or an event.

St. John's Bible for Sanctuary

Thank you to everyone who donated! We have reached our goal and the St. John's Bible has been ordered. Watch for upcoming information on when we will dedicate it.

Opening Space for Student Study

During finals week together with the Lutheran Student Association, Grace will be opening its doors to students who seek quiet study space. A sign up sheet is in the back of the church for those willing to serve as host for a three hour time slot. This will take place Sunday, December 16th from 6 to 10pm, and Monday through Wednesday (the 19th) from 9am to 10pm. If you would like to contribute a plate of cookies, you may also sign up on the sheet. We have no idea if two people or thirty will show up, but thought this idea suggested in an August meeting was a good way to try to connect to the neighborhood.

Stock the Box

The Blessing Box is being used by our neighbors. It has been a blessing to those in need of food Items needed at this time are: canned or dry soup, crackers, snack bars, peanut butter, canned fruit, canned stew, nuts, toothpaste and other toiletry items.