This Week at Grace:
Pumpkins & Gourds
Do you have any pumpkins and gourds to donate for decorating around the church? If so, please drop them in the closets by the church office. Thank you!
2017 Fall Statements were mailed this week. Please contact the church office with any questions.
The 10th Graders will be reading their faith statements during our services on Sunday, October 15th. All 8 confirmands will be reading at both services.
Congratulations to Sarah (Vick) & Jason Behrendt on the birth of their daughter, Ella Louise!
Circle Schedule – October
Bible Study: Dolores Windingstad
On Sunday, November 5th, we will be welcoming New Members to Grace Lutheran!
If you are aware of new people in our church or community who might be interested in joining our church, please let us know so that we can contact them. Thank You!
WELCA, Lac Qui Parle Conference
The Fall Gathering will be on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at Our Savior’s Church
In Montevideo, MN.
5:00 Registration -5:30 Meal -6:45 Program
Jacob Maland will be speaking on his experience doing mission work in Haiti. Jacob is a pharmacy student and the grandson of Bernice Oellien.
Please bring $10 Registration Fee to church office or mail to Bernice Oellien (2570 280th Street, Madison Mn 56256) by October 10th.
Wednesday, October 11th – 2pm Release Time Begins
Sunday, October 15th – 10th gr. Confirmation students read their Faith Statements during both services.
Wednesday, October 25th – Pumpkin carving for 5th & 6th Grade after school until 5pm
– Trick-or-Treat for the Food Shelf for 5th-12th grade beginning at 5pm.
- 9th Grade Confirmation at 6:15 in Lounge
- 10th Grade Confirmation rehearsal at 8pm
Sunday, October 29th – Confirmation at 10:45 service
Sunday, November 5th – Fall Congregational Meeting at 9:30
Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief
Since Hurricane Harvey touched down on the Texas coast, record breaking amounts of water have poured into the area. Harvey is expected to impact the gulf coast area until at least September 1st. Thousands have reported flooding. FEMA reported that there were mandatory evacuations issued for over 700,000 people and voluntary evacuations for over 1 million in Texas. In Louisiana, mandatory evacuations have been issued for 6,000 with voluntary evacuations for 133,000 people.
If you would like to donate, your gifts to the Lutheran Disaster Response fund will be used entirely in response to this disaster. Please make your check out to Grace Lutheran Church and write Hurricane Harvey in the memo and we will forward your gifts. Thank you.
More info on donating to the Lutheran Disaster Response fund can be found at http://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Relief-and-Development/Lutheran-Disaster-Response/
College Addresses of 2017 Graduates are needed!
Radio & Bulletin Sponsorship
Openings are available to sponsor the bulletins or radio broadcast this summer. Bulletins are $30.00 and the radio broadcast is $50.00. Call the church office if you would like to reserve a date.
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!