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Announcements for June 4, 2023

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

♦     Bible Study – NOTE time change for this week only!  We will meet at 2:00 to continue our study of Matthew.  Plan on joining us for the laughter and learning.  We will not meet on June 13, but will resume on June 20.  

♦     Quilting:  We meet on June 8th (which is the second Thursday) at 9 a.m. to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief.  If you have a couple of hours free and would like to donate your time to a worthwhile cause, please join us.  No experience needed.  For more information contact Barbara McPeak at 863-644-1081 or email her at  

♦      Renewed in Christ!  This is the theme for the 2023 Assembly of the Florida-Bahamas Synod.  Mark and Naomi Thomsen are our voting members, Marty Lewis is attending as a visitor, and Mary Flekke is attending as chairperson for the Lake Conference.  In addition to regular business, this year will also bring the election of our bishop.  Please pray for all who are attending.  

♦       Saints Alive:  We will not meet during the months of June, July, and August.  Will resume in September.            

♦       Centering Prayer:  The ecumenical centering prayer group will continue to meet through the summer on Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Contact Dan Stoller at 863-529-5385 if you have any questions.  

♦       Prayer list: Arlene Baumann, Sherry Canto, Mabel Carreira, Mike Childs, Anna Mae Chinault, Kaden Cluckuy, Barbara Cox, Julie Dunston, Carol Grzegorczyk, Anne Guilford, Lydia Hodge, Paul Klockowski, Wil Krell, Betty Leitenberger, Bob & Jane Lemley, Scott Listy, Ron & FloMari, Terry McGee, Doris Muszynski, Dottie Myers, Theresa Myers, Marian Phillips, Tim  Simpson, Betty Smith, Bev Stokem, Julie Storch, Henry Tomlinson, Mary Venable, Greg          Wasserman, and Max Wickham.  

♦    Parish News:  

  • Assisting MinisterBrenda Hornickle;  Ushers – Henry & Christen Egelkraut
  • Altar flowers are given by Janet Morris in thanks for God’s blessings.
  • Happy Birthday to:
          Anne Althouse –
    June 5 
          Joan Rietze –
    June 5   
          Pricilla Dooley –
    June 8 
  • Altar Guild –  Sue Stark & Janet Morris
  • Check out our web site at:  New announcements posted regularly. Livestreams posted after worship services so you can view them again.

 ♦   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 Pam Smith – 
      Sara Anderson –