This Week at Grace:
JMHS Volunteer Fair
JMHS has new volunteer teams that focus on: Blackjack Babies, Gardening, Pets/Animals, Special Events, Youth Interaction, and other miscellaneous areas. Stop by their Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, February 12th from 2-4:00pm in the JMCC Town Center for more info!
Food 4 Kidz
759 million people worldwide do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That is one in every nine people on earth! (www.foodaidfoundation.org) You are invited to make a difference in the life of a starving child by partnering with local congregations and community members in a Food for Kids packing event. Food for Kidz is a non-profit organization committed to feeding starving children around the world by providing specially formulated, hand-packed, easy to prepare meals. This is our third year uniting as the Body of Christ to benefit this great cause! Our 2019 goal is to:
Raise $11,000 to pack 50,000 meals on
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
at Dawson Covenant Church
Please prayerfully consider making a financial contribution toward this goal. Contributions can be sent to Pastor Kendall Stelter at Grace Lutheran Church 216 8th street Dawson, MN or dropped off in person at the Meal Packing Event January 16th at Dawson Covenant Church. You may also sign your church/community group to pack meals by contacting Pastor Lori Wold at 320-226-1547.
Providence Valley’s 69th Annual
Oyster Stew Event
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Alternate (Storm) Date Monday, February 11, 2019 Serving from 4–8 PM
Serving oyster stew made with fresh oysters or chicken noodle soup with ham sandwich. Both served with pie & coffee
Snow Sculpture Contest
The 5th – 12th Graders are invited to participate in a snow sculpture contest on Sunday, February 10th! We will meet in Grace Hall for pizza at 11:45am and then make snow sculptures in the courtyard. Prizes will be given in different age categories!! We are in need of buckets & garden shovels to borrow for this event so please bring to the church office if you can! We will also need adult judges so please let us know if you are interested!
Pastor Jane’s Ordination
The congregations of Grace Lutheran & PVL are
invited to the Ordination & Installation of Jane M.
Crawford on Saturday, February 16th, 2019 at
10am at Faith Lutheran Church - 316 3rd St. SW
Renville, MN 56284
There was a long, blue jacket accidentally taken the night of the Thanksgiving Dinner. There is one similar on the coat rack in Grace Hall. Please check to see if you mistakenly took the wrong jacket.
Radio & Bulletin Sponsorship
Openings are available to sponsor the bulletins or radio broadcast in 2019. Bulletins are $30.00 and the radio broadcast is $50.00. Call the church office if you would like to reserve a date.
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!