This Week at Grace:
Sunday School Program at PVL
The Sunday School children from Grace Lutheran and Providence Valley will have a short Christmas program at Providence Valley Lutheran Church today during their 10:45 worship. All Sunday School kids are asked to meet at Providence Valley at 9:30 for Sunday School and rehearsal. There will be NO Sunday school classes held at Grace today. Regular Sunday School classes at Grace will resume on January 21st, 2018.
If any Board & Committees have not turned in their Annual Reports please do so as soon as possible. Thank you!
Sunday Family Event
Grace and Providence Congregations are going SKIING AT ANDES TOWER HILLS! We will leave from Grace church at 1:00pm on Sunday, January 21st. (Ski Time is at 2:30) All kids and adults are invited! We would love to see whole families come!
We will be meeting at the church at 12:45 so we can be ready to leave by 1:00. We will all be carpooling. We may have several kids that need rides. Please let Tammy know if you have extra room in your vehicle. The cost is $35 for each person. We must have at least 10 attend to get the group rate of $35 a person! (Normal rate is $68 a person) Lessons are available but must be booked a week in advance. Please call the church by Wednesday, January 17th so we have an idea of how many will be going. We would like to have your payment before we leave. Our group must pay with one check so it’s important I know how many are attending and that we all meet at Andes in a group at 2:15. Forms will be filled out when we arrive. In the event of a Vikings win today, the ski trip will be postponed to January 28th !
VFW Commander & Presidents French Toast Breakfast
Sunday, January 21st from 9:30am – 1pm ath the Dawson VFW. Serving: French Toast, Sausage and Beverages. Adults $7; Students $5; 5 & Under Free. All donations and tips will go to the DBHS Robotics program. Carry outs available.
The annual congregational meeting will be held Sunday, January 28th at 12:00 with a dinner served by the Fellowship Board. The 2017 Annual Report will be available Sunday, January 21st, 2018.
January Circle Schedule
Lydia Circle – Monday, January 22nd at 9:30 am in Grace Hall. Bible Study: Group
Hostess: Rosalind Olson & Kathy DeLong
Ruth Circle – Monday, January 22nd at 7:00pm in Grace Hall.
Mary Circle – Thursday, January 25th at 2:30pm at JMAL
Food for Kidz
The Dawson-Boyd Ministerium is coordinating another meal packing event with Food for Kidz that will take place on Wednesday, January 17th from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Dawson Covenant Church. Food for Kidz is a non-profit organization located in Stewart MN and is committed to feeding starving children around the world by providing specially formulated, hand-packed, and easy to prepare meals. People of all ages and abilities are invited to come together for a day of packaging food to MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Contact the church office if you are able to help on Wednesday!
As you know, this kind of ministry relies on monetary donations as well as our time. The goal of our area churches is to raise $11,000 to package 50,000 meals! Donations can be left in the offering plate or in the church office. Thank you in advance!
Together we can make this happen. Together we can MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!
Many thanks to everyone who helped decorate the church for Christmas and to those who helped take the decorations down last week. We appreciate you!
9th Grade Confirmation
The 9th grade confirmation class meet on Sunday, January 21st at 11:45am in the lounge. Lunch will be served.
Radio & Bulletin Sponsorship
Openings are available to sponsor the bulletins ($30) or radio broadcast ($50). Call the church office if you would like to reserve a date in honor of or in memory of a loved one or event.
Senior Meal Site
Riverside Manor Apartments is looking for a volunteer to occasionally help serve noon meals at their senior meal site. Please contact the church office or Janet Liebl at 769-2332 if you are able to help.
We are looking for members wishing to assist in worship. These opportunities include: Usher, Lector, Greeters, Media Tech (2nd Service), Grace Choir, Praise Team, and Communion Assistant. Anyone wishing to share their talents and abilities or would like more info can sign up or contact the church office. For those who are already on our talent & abilities lists you do not need to sign up again. Thank you for prayerfully considering these opportunities.
Rice Hospice will be offering Healing Hearts Bereavement Support Groups for individuals who have experienced loss. Support groups are held in Clarkfield and Willmar. For more information call (320)231-4450.
Respite Care Providers Needed
Respite Care is the term used to refer to the act of leaving a loved one with special needs in the temporary care of anther party. Respite care may help children by lowering the stress level at home. Typical recipients of respite care are special needs children with mental health needs, developmental disabilities or physical disabilities, but it is becoming increasingly common for the elderly as well. Please contact LqP Family Services at 320-598-7594 if you are interested or have questions. Please specify the population you would feel most comfortable with. Thank you!
Grace Lutheran is pleased to announce that we now offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular offering. Electronic giving is convenient for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation. To set up an electronic giving schedule you can either complete a paper authorization form or simply click on the "Online Giving" link below. As you contemplate future contributions, please consider electronic giving. Thank you!
Grace Lutheran's Mission Focus
Growing in Faith
Reaching out in Love
Awakened to God's Presence
Centered in Christ
Everyone is Welcome!