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Announcements for January 22, 2023

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

♦     TODAY:  We welcome the family of Immie Beck as we remember her life and rejoice in her eternal life during our regular worship service. The family is hosting a reception after worship.  Our annual meeting will follow.
♦     PEACE:  On January 29th Ann Marie Silveira will be with us to discuss the work of this local organization addressing Polk County concerns.  Please join us for this informative time during our Fellowship Time after worship.

♦     Bible Study:  Tuesday afternoon Bible Study is at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This week we are looking at Zechariah 1-8.  All are welcome! 

♦     Graceful Giving:  This month we will be receiving your donations for VISTE.  This organization  helps the elderly in Polk County by providing services, food, and other essential items.  Items that are needed are:  ·    

·    Oatmeal
·    Grits
·    Cereal
·    Crackers
·    Granola & Cereal bars
·    Cake & Muffin Mix
·    Boxed Potatoes and Pasta
·    Rice
·    Stuffing
·    Coffee, Ensure, Boost
·    Fabric tote bags
·    Storage containers
·    Personal hygiene items

♦     Centering Prayer:  Thursday evenings at 6:15 will be a time of prayer and conversation around a spiritual theme in the Fellowship Hall.  Contact Dan Stoller at or Rickey Cotton at for more information.  All are welcome. 

♦    Offering Envelopes are in the narthex.  Please pick up your envelopes so that we can avoid the cost of mailing.  Perhaps there is a friend whose you can pick up as well!
♦     Prayer list: Arlene Baumann, Tim Blanchette, Mike Childs, Anna Mae Chinault, Julie Dunston, Carol Grzegorczyk, Anne Guilford, Lydia Hodge, Paul Klockowski, John LaMond, Betty Leitenberger, Marian Lewis, Ron & Flo Mari, Doris Muszynski, Dottie Myers, Theresa Myers, Marian Phillips, Ian Robinson, Tim Simpson, Julie Storch, Ruth Taunton, Ed Tatlain, Henry Tomlinson, Mary Venable, Greg Wasserman, and Max Wickham. 

♦     Parish News: 

  • Altar flowers are given by  the Family of Immie Beck in loving memory and celebration. 
    of her life
  • Assisting MinisterCarla McGee;  Ushers – Mark & Naomi Thomsen
  • Altar Guild – Carla McGee, Sue Wallace, & Susan Weller
  •  Happy birthday to:
          Henry Egelkraut – January 22
          George Althouse – January 25
          Anna Mae Chinault – January 28
  • Happy anniversary to:
         Michael & Pricilla Dooley – January 22
         Bob & Jane Lemley – January 23
         Chuck & Janie Lineberger – January 23
  •  Blessing of Quilts – February 5
  •  Saints Alive Potluck Luncheon – Monday, February 13
  • Check out our web site at:  New announcements posted regularly. Livestreams posted after worship services so you can view them again.

 ♦   Worship Opportunities: 

      Midweek Prayer is each Thursday at 12:00 noon.  
      Sunday Morning Worship in-person and livestreamed at 10:00.  
      Online:  and Facebook - Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

♦    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 Pam Smith – 
      Sara Anderson –