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Announcements for August 7, 2022  

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

 ♦   Grace Cares: TODAY, the Grace Cares Teams will meet in the fellowship hall following worship.  We’ll go over revised lists and some of our basic guidelines.  Please get your refreshments and then meet near the white board.  If you’re new to Grace Cares and are interested, please join us for more information 

♦    BACK TO SCHOOL - Social Ministry focus for the month of August is supplies for Oscar J. Pope Elementary School.   Needed items are:    

#2 Pencils
Loose leaf paper, wide ruled
Erasers – cap, pink
Pencil boxes or pouches
Copy paper, 8 ½ x 11”
Hand sanitizer
Bacterial wipes
Pocket folders
1 inch three-ring binders
Spiral notebooks

 ♦    Lutheran Disaster Response:  As the waters recede and the full scope of the damage is assessed, Lutheran Disaster Response will work with the Indiana-Kentucky Synod and local communities to focus on long-term needs. We anticipate that the response will include rebuilding homes, replacing lost household items and providing emotional and spiritual care to survivors.  To donate, make your checks out to Grace with LDR-Flooding in the memo line!  

♦     A Thank You letter was received from Margarita Romo and Resurrection House in Dade City thanking us for the items we collected for them.  She said “Feeding the people has been rough these past few months since gas prices went up, but God is good, and food comes from different sources so that we are ready to serve every Thursday…. God Bless you for your faithfulness we greatly appreciate your support.”  

♦    Bible Study:  Join us on Tuesday afternoons at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall for conversation, questions, and learning as we study the book of Colossians.

♦    Centering Prayer:   We meet each week at 6:15 p.m. for a time of prayer and conversation around a spiritual theme.  This summer through September 1st we will gather via Zoom.  Please contact Dan Stoller at  t or Rickey Cotton at

♦    Needle & Hook:   Will be discontinued until further notice.     

♦    Prayer list: Alena Baskin, Jenna Baumann, Anna Mae Chinault, Julie Dunston, Alan Gassen, Carol Grzegorczyk, Anne Guilford, Allen Hagemeyer, JoAnn Herrick, Clarene Kersting, Albert Landis, Jr., Betty Leitenberger, Bob and Jane Lemley, Marian Lewis, Dione de Sá Martins, Dottie Myers, Theresa Myers, Ian Robinson, Tim Simpson, Julie Storch, Ruth Taunton, Henry Tomlinson, Mary Venable, Greg Wasserman, Ann Joyce Wennig, Barbara White, and Shelby Zarnstorff. 

♦    Parish News:   

  • Happy Anniversary to Tom & Lynda Mack as the celebrate their wedding anniversary on August 11th.  Congratulations!

  • Altar flowers are given by Kristen Storms to the glory of God.

  • Assisting Minister today is Naomi Thomsen.   Ushers are Kevin & Cheri Zarnstorff.

  • Happy birthday to:
          Kristen Storms – August 9th
         Dan Stoller – August 13th  

  • Check out our web site at:  New announcements posted regularly. Livestreams posted after worship services so you can view them again.

♦   Worship Opportunities: 
   ·    Evening Prayer is each Thursday at 5:30 p.m.  View it from our Facebook page or website
   ·    Sunday morning worship in-person and livestreamed at 10:00.  

♦    How to reach us:
   ·    Online: and Facebook - Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church 
   ·    Email addresses:     Pastor Pam Smith –
                    Sara Anderson –