Birthdays for June
1st: Adrianna Fogg
4th: Carolyn Thomas
6th: Don Strickler
17th: John Koski
22nd: Tina Wood
25th: Hunter Back
27th: Tiffany Back
28th: Dianne Koski
Madelyn & Kathryn DeLucia
30th: Joyce Kunkel
Anniversaries for June
June 7th - Jeff & Pam Chappell
June 29th - Charles & April Kunkel
Church Council meeting June 26th
Everyone is invited to attend.
Holy Communion is on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month
Would You Be Able To Help?
Grace Lutheran is upgrading their sound system and needs your help. Would you please consider contributing to help us pay for the cost of this expensive upgrade? If so, there is a contribution box on the table in the Narthex, or your can place your donation in the offering plate in the center aisle of the church, or you can safely contribute online by clicking on the "give" tab and then click on donate. In the memo line, please state that your gift is to help with the sound system. Prayerfully consider helping with this much-needed upgrade.
Thank you in advance!
WOMEN OF GRACE MEETINGS
An article in Guideposts magazine last year sparked an idea for some of the ladies at Grace. The article stated that deployed U.S. military personnel in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Syria needed Christmas greeting cards to send home to loved ones. Military exchanges, particularly in combat zones, didn't sell cards. A group of paper crafters in 2016 sent over 500 cards to the troops. Last year, 76,000 cards were made and sent from paper crafters all over the United States.
Last fall, some of our members got together and made over 50 cards and sent them off to the group, mailing them overseas. We have continued making birthday, get-well, sympathy, and anniversary cards. This week we are sending another 50 cards for the cause.
We stamp our church's name on the back of these cards and try to include a Biblical message within the cards. It's our way of sharing God's message. All of the materials have been donated by this group.
This ministry has turned into a two-fold purpose. With all in the current group now vaccinated, we feel more comfortable being together and allowing those living alone to have some great face time with friends. We usually bring a sack lunch and catch up on the local news before starting our card projects for the day.
If you would like to join us, we would love to have you, men or women! We will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at noon here at the church. If you don't feel comfortable yet in being out and about, but want to help, we would appreciate any donations to offset the costs of paper, glue, and envelopes. We can also send contributions for postage to the group assembling the boxes of cards. If you have any questions or comments, please call Wendy Hockley or Gail Kleimola.
Prayers for this Month
"Pray without ceasing, In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you" 1 Thessalonians 5: 17-18
Lord, we offer You our praise and thanksgiving for the many blessings that You have provided to us; family, home, food, comforts and Your faithful mercy with the promise of eternal life.
We pray for our country, the people and the leadership, may we all work together for the good of all and the blessings for our nation.
We pray that, according to Your will, that You would bring healing of body and mind to all those who are in need, especially:
Steven Fader (10 yr old with cancer)
The Purchase Family (Jamie, Jerry, Ken, Connie)
Families who have suffered the loss of a loved one
Our soldiers in the Armed Forces
For all who suffer with mental health issues
For our country to protect our religious freedom
Healing for all afflicted with Covid 19/ Corona virus and the variants
Thank You Lord, that we can now all gather for worship together, and for the ability to give options to worship You online to those not yet comfortable with returning to in-person worship, and for welcoming all who visit this site to learn more about You and to worship You.
THANK YOU GOD FOR HEARING OUR PRAYERS!
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