This Week at Grace:
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There will be an Open House Celebration for Phil Maus’ 90th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 10th in Grace Hall from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sandwiches, salad, and delicious cake will be served!
All are invited for cake and coffee in Grace Hall following the 8:30 service on Sunday, November 11th as we celebrate Del Thielke’s 95th birthday!
November 11th Worship
On Sunday, November 11th, there will be one worship at Grace Lutheran followed by Sunday School at 9:30am.
The 10:45 worship will be held at Providence Valley Lutheran. There will be NO 10:45 worship at Grace Lutheran.
Thrivent Food Shelf Challenge!
Grace & Providence are taking the November Food Shelf Challenge again!! For every 500 items donated in November - Thrivent Financial will give $500 to the Dawson Area Food Shelf!
Food shelf items include non-perishable food items as well as personal hygiene items and detergents.
Items can be left at Grace by the east church doors anytime at Grace or at Providence on Sundays. We are hoping to collect 1000 items!!
Grace Lutheran will be hosting the November Global Missions meeting on Friday, November 16th beginning at 9:30am in Grace Hall. The guest speaker is Nancy Ammerman who made a mission trip to Tajikiftin.
D-B Area Veteran’s Recognition Dinner
The DB Area Veteran’s Dinner hosted by the Dawson VFW, its Auxiliary members, and the Dawson American Legion will be held today at 12:30pm at The Hilltop Bar & Grill on Hwy 212 in Dawson.
They will also be honoring Vietnam Veterans on the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War at this event.
All veterans and significant others as well as veteran’s widows are invited to attend. Other community members are welcome at a cost of $10/meal.
WELCA Bus Trip
WELCA sponsored bus trip to the Concordia College Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 1st, 2018
Registration is $30 - includes the ticket to the concert, bus, and buffet meal following the concert.
There will be a YAP Meeting on Sunday, November 18th at 9:40am for 7th – 9th graders and their parents.
The Grace LYO is sponsoring a Thanksgiving supper for our community’s senior citizens on Sunday, November 18th at 5:00 p.m. Please RSVP by calling the church office (769-4394) before November 14th if you would like to join them for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. You are welcome to invite others who would appreciate this opportunity for fellowship and conversation with others and our youth at Thanksgiving time.
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service
The Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held at Providence Valley Lutheran Church on Wednesday, November 21st at 7:00pm.
Sweet Scents of Christmas
Please join us on Sunday, December 2nd. We will be serving a meal from 11:30am to 1pm, and we will also have a baked goods sale starting at 9:30am and a drawing (tickets $1 each) for quilts and various gifts. Signup sheets for workers and desserts are in Grace Hall, and we would appreciate if you could help us out with some of those needs. Baked goods that you wish to donate for the sale can be brought to Grace Hall on Saturday or on Sunday morning. Additional items are also needed for our drawing as well. If you can donate a gift for this please let the church office or Gloria Burg know so we can include your gift. Items such as baked goods (cookies, pies, doughnuts, rosettes etc.), craft items, gift certificates, event tickets, or gift baskets are very welcome. If you are able to help with this event, please let us now. We welcome men, women, young adults, and teens to work with us. Proceeds for this event are given to the Missionary Support Fund and Grace Lutheran Church.
The LYO will not be serving coffee/brunch on Sunday, November 25th following the 9am worship. If you would like to volunteer to serve please contact the church office.
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!
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Growing in Faith
Reaching out in Love
Awakened to God's Presence
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