E-Notes for May 23, 2017


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Note:  There is NO Super Wednesday until we resume on September 13.

Council elections continue – Council elections began on May 21 and will end this Friday, May 26th at 5:00 PM.  A ballot collection box is located outside the church office every dayall dayuntil Friday to facilitate voting.  Please vote for our new leadership!

Garden of Readin’ – The June selection for Garden of Readin’ is Brooklyn by Colm Toibin.  This is the selection of Lois Lynn and she will be facilitating the discussions on Tuesday, June 20, at 10:30 am and 6:00 pm in Fireside.

Contribute to MorningStar baby shower by Sunday, May 28 – There is still time to help mothers in need through the MorningStar Baby Shower.   Choose a “blossom” from The Giving Tree on the bulletin board in the Commons; then, after purchasing the item, place your unwrapped gift in the bassinet in the Narthex. (The “blossoms”are just gift suggestions; MorningStar is grateful for any baby items they receive.) 

Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 3 – Join us on the church lawn for the second Women of Grace Strawberry Festival!  Enjoy a wonderful picnic supper, strawberries, children’s games, and strolling singers from the Nittany Knights Barbershop Chorus.  The event is free (a free-will offering will be taken) and offers fun for all ages.   Children’s activities, games, and prizes are from 4:00 – 5:30; picnic supper and strolling singers begin at 5:30. All events take place on the church lawn outside the Miller Center (weather permitting). A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the upstairs Commons.

Dine with Grace friends June 5 at Home Delivery Pizzeria and help Interfaith Human Services – Join our ‘Grace Group’ at Home Delivery Pizzeria on Monday, June 5, at 6 pm and 10% of all food sales will be donated to Interfaith Human Services!  To reserve a seat in the group, by sign up on the Social Ministry & Outreach bulletin board in the Upper Commons or contact Janet Lybarger at 814-308-8629 or via email at jlpayne19@comcast.net.

Collection for The Oaks continues through June 11 – From May 7 through June 11 we will be collecting needed items for The OAKS (an Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministry-sponsored living facility in Pleasant Gap for our senior citizens).  There is a container in the Narthex for your contributions.  Suggested items include aftershave, body lotion, body powder, chapstick, combs, conditioner, denture cleaner tabs, facial tissue, hand soap, mouthwash, roll-on deodorant, shampoo, slippers (non-slip), toothbrush, and toothpaste.

Intergenerational Sunday School begins June 18 – We are offering an Intergenerational Sunday School experience during the summer months when standard Sunday School is on break. This will take place at 9:00am each Sunday beginning on June 18th in Harkens Hall and will run for 12 weeks. We will be using An Illustrated Earth: Celebrating God’s Creation to explore creation and stewardship. Come to one or come to all sessions! When a child is baptized we all promise to support them in their life of faith – this is an opportunity for us to do so together!

Grace Notes – Please click these links for an electronic copy of Grace Notes – May 2017 and the Grace Notes Calendar – May 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.

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