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Announcements for June 16, 2024

 Our mission is to share God’s love with each other, our community, and the world.      

This week at Grace
This week at Grace

Sunday - 10 a.m. Worship
Tuesday – 7 p.m. Council (Office)
7 p.m. Contingent Strings Reh. 
Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Band
Thursday – 6:15 Centering Prayer

♦    Grace’s sympathies go out to the family of Sara Anderson, our office administrator, who passed away on Tuesday, there will not be a formal service at her request.

♦    VISTE is the Social Ministry Committee’s focus for June.  VISTE needs food geared to individual meal prep, volunteers deliver hot meals and commodity boxes to those able may prepare their own meals.  Items needed are: 
        Non-perishable foods        Canned goods        Soaps        Paper towels    
        Toilet paper            Ensure (and similar products)        Adult diapers    

♦    Food Delivery person(s) NEEDED to deliver the food bags to Oscar J. Pope Elementary on Thursdays during the school year.  The FIRST delivery date is August 12, 2024at 9 a.m. A few weeks have different dates based on the school calendar.

♦    Friendship Pads:  All who are worshipping with us today, especially those who are visiting with us, are invited to sign the Friendship Pad that is at the center aisle end of the pew. Please list your phone number if you are visiting. We would like to be in touch with you and to welcome you to our gathering.  After you sign it, please pass it down the pew to others.

♦    The Contingent Strings of the Florida Philharmonia, will be rehearsing in the Fellowship Hall between May 21 and July30 as they did last summer. They have promised us a concert after the end of their rehearsals.  Stay tuned!

       Prayer list: Mary Buschbacher,  Mabel Carreira, Mike Childs, Anna Mae Chinault, Doris Cirillo, Jan Clark, June Clark, Ann Daffer, Julie Dunston, Carol Grzegorczyk, Anne Guilford, Tom Haydock, Pastor Doug Hedman, Lydia Hodge, Brian Hosty, Paul Klockowski, Wil Krell, Amy Krell, Bob & Jane Lemley, Mary Lemley, Scott Listy, Irene Lombardi, Ron & Flo Mari, Mac McPeak, Monica Mencia, Avery Monroe,  Doris Muszynski, John Shamp, Tim Simpson, Betty Smith, Linda Springer, Jeff Tanner, Henry Tomlinson, Gary Venable, Mary Venable, Sue Wallace, Greg Wasserman, Helen & Ron Wettleson, Blanche Wheatley, and Max Wickham.’

♦    Prayer List Updates:  It is our privilege to pray for one another.  If you have requested prayer for yourself or someone else, please let the office know if that person’s need for prayer has passed.

♦    Tai Chi: Come and discover the health benefits of Tai Chi. Class started May 13, Mondays and Fridays, 6 pm to 7pm.  This class is open to members & friends and runs through June 28. The movements are relaxed, gentle, and slow and help your Mind, Body, and Spirit. The class is being taught by Dan Stoller, CTC

♦      Fill the Freezer!  Our freezer is beginning to look a bit bare, we need cookies and snacks for the Sunday fellowship hour.  Bring your favorite snack to share!  

♦     Altar Flowers: There are altar flower sponsorship slots open for the summer months. Please consider donating flowers to the Glory of God or in honor or memory of loved ones.  Thank you to those who have been filling the empty slots! 

♦   Parish News:
       Presiding Minister –– The Rev. Jeannine Sweet
       Assisting Minister:Naomi Thomsen;  Usher –Terry Neal and Deb Yates   
       Flowers today are from Mike & Nora Dellwo celebrating their wedding anniversary on June 15, and the Grace of God’s blessings.
            Sandra Thiele – 6/19
            Mabel Carreira 6/20
       Check out our web site at: New announcements posted regularly.
        Livestreams posted after worship services.

♦   Worship Opportunities: 

       Sunday Morning Worship in-person and livestreamed at 10:00 a.m.  
       Midweek Noon Prayer in-person and livestreamed at 12:00 noon every Thursday.
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♦    Contact Information:        Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon.
      Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
      745 S. Ingraham Avenue, Lakeland, FL  33801

      Email addresses:    

      Pastor Joyce Gulliford – 
      Parish Administator –

      Mary Flekke –    or