E-Notes for September 12, 2017

Dear Grace Family:  We hope you enjoy this week’s edition of E-Notes!

Note:  Super Wednesday meals and activities resume TOMORROW, September 13.  Sunday School resumes on September 17 at 9:00 a.m

Super Wednesday meal: Cowboy Grub—Flat iron steaks, potatoes, baked beans, watermelon & desserActivities:

11:00 am—Adult Bible Study (Pastor Schul) Acts 1:  A Church on the Brink

5:00-5:30 pm—Angel Choir (ages 3-5), Room 203

5:00-5:45 pm—Sing ‘n Ring Choir (K-grade 5) Choir room next to Harkins Hall (kindergartners can choose either choir)

5:30-6:15 pm—Super Wednesday Supper, Harkins Hall

6:15-7:15 pm—Adult Bible Study (Pastor Schul) Acts 1:  A Church on the Brink

6:15-7:15 pm—Kids Club, Miller Center

Grace sermons available on the Web – Due to a malfunction in Grace’s website, new sermon content is not posting consistently.  So, to read recent sermons, visit our blog at: sermonsofgrace.wordpress.com .  We have chosen a website vendor and anticipate completion of the site (including a microsite for our preschool and kindergarten) around late November.

Garden of Readin’ September 19 – The September meeting of the Garden of Readin’ (women’s book club) is Tuesday, September 19 at 10:30 am and 6:00 pm in Fireside.  The book selection is Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig.  Alice Griffin will be facilitating the discussions.

Women of Grace will begin its fall programs as follows –

  • Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. in the Library (room 208) Knit Wits (knitting & crocheting)
  • Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. in the Library – Comfort Makers (sewing)
  • Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in Fireside – Daughters of Eve
  • Garden of Readin’ Book Club – Continues on the third Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. in Fireside

If you are interested in joining one of these groups, stop in at the appointed times.

Luther Rose Night at Grace on Friday, September 22 – Join us in the Fireside Room from 7:00 – 8:30 pm to craft some simple Luther Rose cutouts that will decorate our sanctuary windows during October as we prepare to celebrate the 500th year of the Reformation on October 29.  Patterns, scissors, paper, glue, and a simple overview of the meaning of the Luther Rose will be provided, accompanied by a German fruit dessert and “Apfelschorle,” an apple cider and bubbly water mix.  Help decorate our Sanctuary for this major milestone, as we celebrate the many ways Martin Luther made the message of God’s saving grace accessible to us all.  RSVP to Laurel Sanders at lsanders@glcpa.org (238-2478) or sign up in the Upper Commons…or just show up and we will welcome you!

Printing Workshop with Julia Nelson on Saturday, October 14 (10 – noon) – Do you love to make prints and work with colors and patterns?  Come join us for a fun printing workshop with Grace member and art teacher Julia Nelson.  All ages are welcome; artists under 12 should come with an adult.  Bring your imagination and your not-so-fancy clothes.  Come design bookmarks, pictures and cards.  Templates, inks, and equipment will be provided; special templates on Reformation-themed materials will also be included.

Wanted:  large boxes for theatrical project at Grace – If you receive anything packed in a cardboard box that is at least three feet tall, please collapse it and bring it to Grace, marked for Laurel Sanders.  We need about 15 boxes and would be grateful if anyone can supply one or more!

Grace Lutheran Church polo shirts ($25) to benefit our youth – Check out the mannequin in the Narthex to see a colorful shirt with our church logo, available for purchase to benefit youth who will attend the National Youth Gathering. Order forms are next to the mannequin with color swatches.  Fill out a form and drop it off in the church office.  Checks should be made payable to “Grace Lutheran Church”. Orders are due September 30

CROP Walk October 15:  The State College Area CROP Walk will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017.  Registration is at 1:30 at Grace Lutheran Church.  The 5K (3.1 mile) walk begins at 2 PM at the church, winds through the borough, and ends at church.

Grace Notes – Please click these links for an electronic copy of Grace Notes – September 2017 and the Grace Notes Calendar – September 2017.  If you wish to stop receiving the hard copy of Grace Notes, please e-mail Sharon Schultz at sschultz@glcpa.org.

Offering – automatic withdrawal – If you are interested in having your offering come out of your bank account the first business day each month please click Electronic Giving Form for the form.  Once you have completed the form, you may return it to the church office to the attention of Sharon Schultz.  If you have any questions about the process, please contact Sharon at sschultz@glcpa.org.

Click here for our Calendar

Note:  Submissions about upcoming church-related events can be sent to lsanders@glcpa.org for consideration in future editions of E-Notes.