Announcements

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Be sure to read the Grace Notes newsletter each month
for more detailed information about activities at Grace.
  • GRACE YOUTH GROUP IS GOING BOWLING THIS SATURDAY, Sept. 23, at Capital Lanes, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Everything will be provided, including food and drinks. We just need to know who is going to be there so we can reserve enough lanes. Please contact us at glcyouthleaders@yahoo.com or text/call 850-241-4686 to RSVP.
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017:
 
  • NAME TAG SUNDAY.  Be sure to pick up a name tag in the lobby.
  • S.W.O.T. SESSION with sandwich lunchis after second service. We will be looking at our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to set goals for our church. We will also be asking for volunteers to help synthesize our findings on a Strategic Planning Steering Committee, which will help guide us and establish a 5-year plan. Please pray for our church and get ready for our S.W.O.T session this Sunday, Sept. 24!  Jot down your ideas NOW and bring them to the meeting to share.  If you have not signed-up yet to bring lunch items, please e-mail Joy Becker:  joykirkbecker@comcast.net
  • HARBOR CHASE ASSISTED LIVING worship service is 2:00 p.m.  Please join us.  If questions, see Jim Akin.
COMING UP:
  • TUESDAY MORNING IS BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE each week. Be sure to submit on time so that you do not miss our publication deadline. If over three lines, it may be necessary to condense for space.
 
  • WORSHIP & MUSIC COMMITTEE meets at noon on Sunday, Oct. 1.  If questions, see Mary Eichin.
  • SERVICE OF BLESSING FOR ANIMALS is Tuesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. Feel free to invite friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to bring their pets as well. We will encourage folks to bring donations for the Leon County Humane Society – a wish list is available in the Narthex.
  • REFORMATION HISTORY VIDEO SERIES. In honor of the 500thAnniversary of the Reformation that will take place on Sunday, Oct. 29, the movie Luther will be shown in two parts, the first half on Sunday, Oct. 8 and the second half on Sunday, Oct. 15. Rick Steves’ Reformation will be shown on Sunday, Oct. 22.  All will take place in the Large Classroom at 9:30 a.m. sharp. The sessions will last one hour.  Everyone is invited, please plan to attend!
  • THE NEXT CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING is Sunday, Oct. 8 at 12:00 p.m. in the upstairs classroom.
  • SATURDAY CRAFT CLASS, “Painting Gourds”, has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 14.  See samples on display by the sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $5, includes all supplies and refreshments. Wear a work shirt, apron, or something you don’t mind getting ink on. Gloves will be provided. If questions, see Christie Moore.
  • MEN’S MINISTRY GROUP meets on Monday, Oct. 16 at 11:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch for yourself. If questions, contact Nick Gandy at ngandyman@yahoo.com.
  • TOWN HALL MEETING is Sunday, Oct. 22, after second service in the Sanctuary. We will discuss the agenda items for the Sunday, Nov. 12 Congregational Meeting.  We hope this informal atmosphere will make it easier for questions and answers.
  • THE FALL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be conducted on Sunday, Nov. 12  after second service in the Sanctuary.
 
 
ONGOING:
 
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL has started up again for all ages. Classes are offeredbetween services at 9:30 a.m. If you have any questions, or if you wish to volunteer to teach or assist, please contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
  • TUESDAY MORNINGS – DISCUSSIONS WITH PASTOR.  Please join Pastor Jenn on Tuesday mornings, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for TexTalk, an opportunity to look at how the word of God continues to be relevant in our lives. We’ll meet in the Fellowship Hall – feel free to bring your lunch.
  • 3rdSUNDAYS – DISCUSSIONS WITH PASTOR.  Each month, on the third Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Pastor Jenn will facilitate a discussion group called Luther’s Table to discuss issues of the day, If you have a topic you’d like discussed, please submit it to her at any time.
  • THE STEWARDSHIP & FINANCE COMMITTEE meets on the third Sunday of every month at 12:00 p.m.
  • HOST EARLY OR LATE FELLOWSHIP. Fellowship hour creates a welcome setting for everyone to become better acquainted and to support one another in our spiritual growth. Please take the time to sign up for a date and time to host. The sign-up sheet is next to the coffee urn. If questions, contact Christie Moore (877-7587) or Peggy Schneider (294-2251).  Thank you to our many fellowship hosts!
 
  • MANNA ON MERIDIAN. To volunteer to help with food distribution, each month there is a new sign-up link on signup.com. The new link will be posted soon. Please note that donations of cash and tuna are also appreciated. For info or help signing up, contact Kris-Tena Albers (850-566-3635 or kris.albers@yahoo.com) or Burt Von Hoff (850-508-7793 or kbvonhoff@comcastn.net).
 
Past Weeks 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017:
 
  • GRACE BLOOD DRIVE. Please donate to help all affected by Harvey and Irma. Walk-ins are welcome.  To sign up or if you have questions, please contact Barbara Ehlmann at barbe28@gmail.com or 850-728-4677.
  • 3rd SUNDAY DISCUSSION WITH PASTOR is from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more info see the “Ongoing” section below.
  • THE STEWARDSHIP & FINANCE COMMITTEE meets on the 3rdSunday of every month at 12:00 p.m.  This week is the 3rd Sunday!
  • THE YOUTH GROUP will meet from 12:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the downstairs Youth Room.  Lunch will be provided while we discuss activities, service projects, and your ideas for the youth group. Please RSVP by Sept. 15 to Joe Jennings, glcyouthleaders@yahoo.com or text 850-241-4686.
COMING UP:
  • TUESDAY MORNING IS BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE each week. Be sure to submit on time so that you do not miss our publication deadline. Please try to condense the announcements to three lines or less.
  • MEN’S MINISTRY GROUP meets on Monday, Sept. 18 at 11:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch for yourself. If questions, contact Nick Gandy at ngandyman@yahoo.com.
  • RESCHEDULED FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING. Calling all committee members and any who would like to be a member of this committee. The meeting that was postponed due to Hurricane Irma will be held on Monday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Joy Becker at joykirkbecker@comcast.net for more info and to add items to agenda.
 
  • CHOIRS HAVE STARTED UP AGAIN everyone is welcome to join. Practice is on Wednesday evenings.If questions, see Anthony Warrington or Leslie Heffner for details.
  • S.W.O.T. SESSION.  On Sunday, Sept. 24, after second service we will do a S.WO.T. Session — which means we will be looking at our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities,and threats. We will also be asking for volunteers to help synthesize our findings on a Strategic Planning Committee, which will help guide us and establish a 5-year plan. Please pray for our church and get ready for our S.W.O.T session on September 24!  Jot down your ideas NOW and bring them to the meeting to share.
  • SERVICE OF BLESSING FOR ANIMALS is Tuesday, October 3at 7:00 p.m. Feel free to invite friends and family, others from your neighborhood, and even co-workers to bring their pets, as well. We will encourage folks to bring donations for the Leon Co. Humane Society – a wish list is available for you to pick up in the Narthex.
  • SATURDAY CRAFT CLASS, “Painting Gourds”, has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 14.  See samples on display by the sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $5, includes all supplies and refreshments. Wear something you don’t mind getting ink on or bring a work shirt or apron to wear. Gloves will be provided. If questions, see Christie Moore.
  • TOWN HALL MEETING to be held October 22 in the sanctuary after the 2nd service. We will discuss the agenda items for the November 12 Congregational Meeting.  We hope that this informal atmosphere will make it easier for questions and answers.
  • THE FALL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be conducted in the Sanctuary after second service on November 12.
ONGOING:
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL has started up again and the following classes are offered between services at 9:30 a.m.:

o   K – 6 grades is studying the book of Genesis

o   Priscilla Heidorn is conducting a study on the book of Acts

o   The Women’s Reading group has begun discussion on Philip               Yancey’s book The Jesus I Never Knew

o   Burt Von Hoff is leading the confirmation class.

o   The teen class with Maria Heidorn will study re:form Ancestors-New     Testament. This class meets in the Fellowship Hall.

If you have any questions, or if you wish to volunteer to teach or assist with a class, please contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
  • TUESDAY MORNINGS – DISCUSSIONS WITH PASTOR.  Pastor Jenn will be offering a variation on her Summer Sermon Dialogue this fall. Please join her on Tuesday mornings, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for TexTalk, an opportunity to discuss the lessons and sermon from the previous Sunday; to look at how the word of God continues to be relevant in our lives; and to take a quick peak at the readings for the upcoming week. We’ll meet in the Fellowship Hall – feel free to bring your lunch. This is a weekly, drop-in group. Please come as your schedule allows!
  • 3rd SUNDAYS – DISCUSSIONS WITH PASTOR.  On the third Sunday of each month, from 1-3 p.m., Pastor Jenn will facilitate a discussion group called Luther’s Table.  This will be more of an open forum, where we will discuss issues of the day, topics of interest to you, and share with one another where we see the joys and challenges of our faith in daily life. It will be very informal in nature. If you have a topic you’d like discussed, please submit it to me at any time.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICE is at 2:00 p.m.on the fourth Sunday of every month.  Please join us!  If any questions, see Jim Akin.
 
  • HOST EARLY OR LATE FELLOWSHIP.  Thank you to our many hosts. Having time for fellowship with light refreshments creates a welcome setting for everyone to become better acquainted and to support one another in our spiritual growth. Now that we have returned to the 2-service Sunday schedule, we will need a host for fellowship after each service.  There is a signup sheet by the coffee urn. Next time you are in the Fellowship Hall, please take a moment to consult your calendar and select a day and time to host. Feel free to team up with someone. If you have any questions about what is involved, please contact Christie Moore (877-7587) or Peggy Schneider (294-2251).  Thank you!
  • MANNA ON MERIDIAN. To volunteer to help with food distribution, each month there is a new sign-up link on signup.com. The new link will be posted soon. For additional info or for help signing up, contact Kris-Tena Albers (850-566-3635 or kris.albers@yahoo.com) or Burt Von Hoff (850-508-7793 or kbvonhoff@comcastn.net).
  • HAVE A FAVORITE HYMN YOU’D LIKE TO HEAR IN WORSHIP? Missing a hymn we haven’t sung in a while? Let us know! The Worship & Music Committee has developed a “Hymn Request Box” that is in the lobby by the main entrance. If you have a request, please fill out one of the slips of paper and put it in the box. Anthony and Leslie will collect them regularly, and will try to incorporate as many of them as possible into our worship this year.
  • DONATIONS OF CASH AND TUNA for Manna on Meridian are greatly appreciated. As the “Tuna Church” we are asked to provide approximately 400 cans of tuna each month for the 200 families that receive food and clothing as part of this community ministry. If questions, contact Kris-Tena Albers or Burt Von Hoff.
Craft Activity September 9, 2017
  • SEPTEMBER CRAFT CLASS is Saturday, Sept. 9, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  We will paint gourds with ink. Wear something you don’t mind getting ink on or bring a work shirt or apron to wear. Gloves will be provided. Several painted gourds are on display by the sign in sheet in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $5.00, includes all supplies and refreshments.

 

  • MANNA ON MERIDIAN IN SEPTEMBER
Greetings, Manna Volunteers – and those who would like to become volunteers!  Distribution Day this month is Saturday, September 16th. So click the link below, find a spot or spots, sign up, and have some fun being in service for Christ.
Note: This month only we will pick up groceries from Sav-A-Lot on Saturday, Sept. 9, at noon. If you have a truck, SUV, or large vehicle and can create an hour or two for Manna this coming Saturday, please sign up. First come, first in service!
Here’s how SignUp works in 3 easy steps:
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com:  http://signup.com/go/oAEPRWQ
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone.
If you have any questions, please ask Kris-Tena Albers (566-3635 or Kris.Albers@yahoo.com), or Burt Von Hoff (508-7793 or bkvonhoff@comcast.net).
 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017:
 
  • GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS SUNDAY. Today is the date that the ELCA selected as God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday. However, a church is free to transfer the date when needed. And so, we will be celebrating God’s Work, Our Hands Day at Grace in October! Please save this date!
Date: October 7, 2017, from 8:30 – 11:00 AM (FSU Football Open Date)
Place: 606 W 4th Ave, Tallahassee
Event: Saturday Landscaping Work-Morning for the Better Angels Senior Housing facility. Most of the Lutheran Social Services of North Florida Better Angels facility has been renovated, to the point where it is open for business. The landscaping work will enhance the grounds of the facility for the benefit of the residents and the neighborhood. Tours of the refurbished apartments will be provided.
Board members Barbara Ehlmann and Janet Barber have applied for Thrivent grants to purchase plants for the project. We look forward to being able to give back to our community that day. Hope to see you there!
COMING UP:
  • TUESDAY MORNING IS BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE each week. Be sure to submit on time so that you do not miss our publication deadline. Please try to keep the announcements to three lines.
  • MONDAY CRAFT DAY is Sept. 11, 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Stay for an hour or for the whole time. Bring your project(s) and see what everyone else is doing.  If questions, contact Peggy Schneider or Christie Moore.
  • CALLING ALL FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBERS and any who would like to be a member of this committee. We will have a meeting on Monday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.Contact Joy Becker at joykirkbecker@comcast.net.
  • WELCOME BACK LUNCH BUNCH!  Everyone is invited. Please join us on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at our favorite eatery, The Egg, located at 3740 Austin Davis Avenue (off Capital Circle NE at the Evening Rose Community entrance). To RSVP, please leave a voicemail message for Irene Ranzinger at 850-562-0632, so she will know how many to be seated.
  • CHOIRS HAVE STARTED UP AGAIN everyone is welcome to join. Practice is on Wednesday evenings.If questions, see Anthony Warrington or Leslie Heffner for details.
  • CHURCH COUNCIL MEETS Thursday, Sept. 14 at 6:00, Fellowship Hall.
  • GRACE BLOOD DRIVE is Sunday, Sept. 17. Signup sheet is in the foyer. Because of Hurricane Harvey, demand has increased.  Please consider donating. The gift this time is a Fight Cancert-shirt. Questions? Contact Barbara Ehlmann at 850-728-4677 or barbe28@gmail.com.
  • THE STEWARDSHIP & FINANCE COMMITTEE meets on the 3rdSunday of every month at 12:00 p.m.  The next meeting is Sept. 17.
 
  • THE YOUTH GROUP will start meeting on a regular basis beginning Sunday, Sept. 17, 12:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the downstairs Youth Room.  Lunch will be provided while we discussactivities, service projects, and your ideas for the youth group. Please RSVP by Sept. 15 to Joe Jenningsat glcyouthleaders@yahoo.com or text to 850-241-4686.
  • MEN’S MINISTRY GROUP meets on Monday, Sept. 18 at 11:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch for yourself. If questions, contact Nick Gandy at ngandyman@yahoo.com.
  • CHURCH-WIDE STRATEGIC PLAN.  Be on the lookout for something great for Grace coming in September.  We are in the beginning plans of doing a church-wide “Strategic Plan” where all of you will have input on ways to improve our already great little church!
  • S.W.O.T. SESSION.  On Sunday, Sept. 24, after second service we will do a S.WO.T. Session — which means we will be looking at our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities,and threats. We will also be asking for volunteers to help synthesize our findings on a Strategic Planning Committee, which will help guide us and establish a 5-year plan. Please pray for our church and get ready for our S.W.O.T session on September 24!  Jot down your ideas NOW and bring them to the meeting to share.
  • TOWN HALL MEETING.  October 22 will be our first “Town Hall” Meeting to discuss the agenda items for the November 12 Congregational Meeting.  It will start right after 2nd Service and will be in the Sanctuary.  We hope that this informal atmosphere will make it easier for questions and answers.
  • THE FALL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be conducted in the Sanctuary after second service on November 12.
ONGOING:
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL has started up again and the following classes are offered between services at 9:30 a.m.:
  • K – 6 grades is studying the book of Genesis
  • Priscilla Heidorn is conducting a study on the book of Acts
  • The Women’s Reading group has begun discussion on Philip Yancey’s book The Jesus I Never Knew
  • Burt Von Hoff is leading the confirmation class.
  • The teen class with Maria Heidorn will study re:form Ancestors-New Testament. This class meets in the Fellowship Hall.
If you have questions, please contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
  • TUESDAY MORNINGS – DISCUSSIONS WITH PASTOR.  Pastor Jenn will be offering a variation on her Summer Sermon Dialogue this fall. Please join her on Tuesday mornings, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for TexTalk, an opportunity to discuss the lessons and sermon from the previous Sunday; to look at how the word of God continues to be relevant in our lives; and to take a quick peak at the readings for the upcoming week. We’ll meet in the Fellowship Hall – feel free to bring your lunch. This is a weekly, drop-in group. Please come as your schedule allows!
 
  • 3rd SUNDAYS – DISCUSSIONS WITH PASTOR.  On the third Sunday of each month, from 1-3 p.m., Pastor Jenn will facilitate a discussion group called Luther’s Table.  This will be more of an open forum, where we will discuss issues of the day, topics of interest to you, and share with one another where we see the joys and challenges of our faith in daily life. It will be very informal in nature. If you have a topic you’d like discussed, please submit it to me at any time.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICE is at 2:00 p.m.on the fourth Sunday of every month.  Please join us!  If any questions, see Jim Akin.
 
  • HOST EARLY OR LATE FELLOWSHIP.  Thank you to our many hosts. Having time for fellowship with light refreshments creates a welcome setting for everyone to become better acquainted and to support one another in our spiritual growth. Now that we have returned to the 2-service Sunday schedule, we will need a host for fellowship after each service.  There is a signup sheet by the coffee urn. Next time you are in the Fellowship Hall, please take a moment to consult your calendar and select a day and time to host. Feel free to team up with someone. If you have any questions about what is involved, please contact Christie Moore (877-7587) or Peggy Schneider (294-2251).  Thank you!
 
  • HAVE A FAVORITE HYMN YOU’D LIKE TO HEAR IN WORSHIP? Missing a hymn we haven’t sung in a while? Let us know! The Worship & Music Committee has developed a “Hymn Request Box” that is in the lobby by the main entrance. If you have a request, please fill out one of the slips of paper and put it in the box. Anthony and Leslie will collect them regularly, and will try to incorporate as many of them as possible into our worship this year.
 
  • MANNA ON MERIDIAN. To volunteer to help with food distribution, each month there is a new sign-up link on signup.com. The new link is for this month is:  http://signup.com/go/oAEPRWQ.  Distribution day for this month is Saturday, Sept. 16. For additional info or for help signing up, contact Kris-Tena Albers (850-566-3635 or kris.albers@yahoo.com) or Burt Von Hoff (850-508-7793 or kbvonhoff@comcastn.net.).
  • DONATIONS OF CASH AND TUNA for Manna on Meridian are greatly appreciated. As the “Tuna Church” we are asked to provide approximately 400 cans of tuna each month for the 200 families that receive food and clothing as part of this community ministry. If questions, contact Kris-Tena Albers or Burt Von Hoff.
Previous Announcements 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017:
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL has started up again and the following classes are offered between services at  9:30 a.m.:
    • K – 6 grades is studying the book of Genesis
    • Priscilla Heidorn is conducting a study on the book of Acts
    • The Women’s Reading group has begun discussion on Philip Yancey’s book The Jesus I Never Knew
    • Burt Von Hoff is leading the confirmation class.
    • The teen class with Maria Heidorn will study re:form Ancestors-New Testament. This class meets in the Fellowship Hall.
If you have questions, please contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
COMING UP:
  • THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4 for the Labor Day holiday. If you have a pastoral emergency, please call Pastor Jenn on her cell phone (850-800-7197).
  • BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE is Tuesday a.m. each week. Be sure to submit on time so that you do not miss our publication deadline. Remember to try to condense the announcements to three lines or less.
 
  • TUESDAY MORNINGS – DISCUSSIONS WITH PASTOR.  Pastor Jenn will be offering a variation on her Summer Sermon Dialogue this fall. Please join her on Tuesday mornings, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for TexTalk, an opportunity to discuss the lessons and sermon from the previous Sunday; to look at how the word of God continues to be relevant in our lives; and to take a quick peak at the readings for the upcoming week. We’ll meet in the Fellowship Hall – feel free to bring your lunch. This is a weekly, drop-in group. Please come as your schedule allows!
  • 3rd SUNDAYS – DISCUSSIONS WITH PASTOR.  On the third Sunday of each month, from 1-3 p.m., Pastor Jenn will facilitate a discussion group called Luther’s Table.  This will be more of an open forum, where we will discuss issues of the day, topics of interest to you, and share with one another where we see the joys and challenges of our faith in daily life. It will be very informal in nature. If you have a topic you’d like discussed, please submit it to me at any time.
  • CHOIRS HAVE STARTED UP AGAIN everyone is welcome to join. Practice is on Wednesday evenings.If questions, see Anthony Warrington or Leslie Heffner for details.
  • SEPTEMBER CRAFT CLASS is Saturday, Sept. 9, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  We will paint gourds with ink. Wear something you don’t mind getting ink on or bring a work shirt or apron to wear. Gloves will be provided. Several painted gourds are on display by the sign in sheet in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $5.00, includes all supplies and refreshments.
  • MONDAY CRAFT DAY is Sept. 11, 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Stay for an hour or for the whole time. Bring your project(s) and see what everyone else is doing.  If questions, contact Peggy Schneider or Christie Moore.
  • LUNCH BUNCH will resume having monthly luncheons in September. Stay tuned for details.
  • CALLING ALL FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBERS and any who would like to be a member of this committee. We will have a meeting on Monday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.Contact Joy Becker at joykirkbecker@comcast.net.
  • THE STEWARDSHIP & FINANCE COMMITTEE meets on the 3rdSunday of every month at 12:00 p.m.  The next meeting is Sept. 17.
  • THE YOUTH GROUP is going to start having meetings on a regular basis beginning Sunday, Sept. 17 at 12:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., in the downstairs Youth Room.  Lunch will be provided while we discuss activities, service projects, and your ideas for the youth group. Please RSVP by Sept. 15, to Joe Jennings at glcyouthleaders@yahoo.com or text to 850-241-4686.
  • GRACE BLOOD DRIVE is Sunday, Sept. 17. Signup sheet is in the foyer. Because of Hurricane Harvey, demand has increased.  Please consider donating. The gift this time is a Fight Cancert-shirt. Questions? Contact Barbara Ehlmann at 850-728-4677 or barbe28@gmail.com.
  • MEN’S MINISTRY GROUP meets on Monday, Sept. 18 at 11:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch for yourself. If questions, contact Nick Gandy at ngandyman@yahoo.com.
  • CHURCH-WIDE STRATEGIC PLAN.  Be on the lookout for something great for Grace coming in September.  We are in the beginning plans of doing a church-wide “Strategic Plan” where all of you will have input on ways to improve our already great little church!
  • S.W.O.T. SESSION.  On Sunday, Sept. 24, after second service we will do a S.WO.T. Session — which means we will be looking at our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities,and threats. We will also be asking for volunteers to help synthesize our findings on a Strategic Planning Committee, which will help guide us and establish a 5-year plan. Please pray for our church and get ready for our S.W.O.T session on September 24!  Jot down your ideas NOW and bring them to the meeting to share.
  • THE NEXT CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING is Thursday, Sept. 14 at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.
  • TOWN HALL MEETING.  October 22 will be our first “Town Hall” Meeting to discuss the agenda items for the November 12 Congregational Meeting.  It will start right after 2nd Service and will be in the Sanctuary.  We hope that this informal atmosphere will make it easier for questions and answers.
  • THE FALL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be conducted in the Sanctuary after second service on November 12.
 
ONGOING:
 
  • THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS for an assistant Sunday school teacher, multilevel children’s class (K-6) to serve as an extra set of hands and to step in when the regular teacher is unable to attend. Also needed are people to teach adult class for short term study lasting 4 to 6 sessions. We have resources and study guides available to choose from. We’re also open to discussing whatever study you might like to be involved in. Contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
  • HOST EARLY OR LATE FELLOWSHIP.  Thank you to our many hosts during our single service schedule.  Having time for fellowship with light refreshments creates a welcome setting for everyone to become better acquainted and to support one another in our spiritual growth. Now that we’ve returned to the 2-service schedule, this means that we need a host for fellowship after each service on Sundays. There is a signup sheet by the coffee urn. Next time you are in the fellowship hall, please take a moment to consult your calendar and select a day and time to host. Feel free to team up with someone. If you have any questions about what is involved, please contact Christie Moore or Peggy Schneider. Thank you!
  • MANNA ON MERIDIAN. To volunteer to help with food distribution, each month there is a new sign up link on signup.com.  The new link will be posted soon. For additional info or help signing up, contact Kris-Tena Albers (850-566-3635 or kris.albers@yahoo.com) or Burt Von Hoff (850-508-7793 or kbvonhoff@comcastn.net.).
  • DONATIONS OF CASH AND TUNA for Manna on Meridian are greatly appreciated. As the “Tuna Church” we are asked to provide approximately 400 cans of tuna each month for the 200 families that receive food and clothing as part of this community ministry. If questions, contact Kris-Tena Albers or Burt Von Hoff.
  • HAVE A FAVORITE HYMN YOU’D LIKE TO HEAR IN WORSHIP? Missing a hymn we haven’t sung in a while? Let us know! The Worship & Music Committee has developed a “Hymn Request Box” that is in the lobby by the main entrance. If you have a request, please fill out one of the slips of paper and put it in the box. Anthony and Leslie will collect them regularly, and will try to incorporate as many of them as possible into our worship this year.
  • HAVE SOMETHING FOR GRACE NOTES, our monthly congregational newsletter?  Please submit to Sara Straub at sstraub@talstar.com by 15th of month.
  • PLEASE PLACE SOUVENIRS from churches you visit in the souvenir box located in fellowship hall. We may get some ideas for future fellowship activities.
  • GRACE MEMBERS COLLECT FOOD for our community’s needy. The “tuna bucket” and the Catholic Charities Collection basket for non-perishable food items are located in the fellowship hall.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICE is at 2:00 p.m.on the fourth Sunday of every month.Please join us!  If questions see Jim Akin.
  • GRACE HAS A NEW WEBSITE!  Find us at https://gracelutherantallahassee.com. You’ll also find announcements, volunteer schedule, the “Grace Notes” newsletter, etc., on the website.  It’s still a work in progress, but all basic information is there. You can even sign up to get notices from the website whenever the info is updated.
  • 2017 FLORIDA-BAHAMAS SYNOD ASSEMBLY is October 12-14. We have one voting member confirmed to attend, but need one more.  In addition, we are also encouraged to send one youth voting member (15-22 years old).  This is a significant year, as we will be electing a new Bishop, among other important business.  If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Pastor Jenn, any council member, or our voting members from last year, Burt Von Hoff and Maria Eckard.  Thank you for your discernment!
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017:
  • NAME TAG SUNDAY. Be sure to pick up a name tag in the lobby.
  • WE WELCOME IN HOLY BAPTISM Owen Andrew Rodenberg during our 8:15 a.m. worship service.  Owen is the infant son of Ryan and Michelle (Humowiecki) Rodenberg.
 
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL has started up again and the following classes are offered between services at  9:30 a.m.:
    • K – 6 grades is studying the book of Genesis
    • Priscilla Heidorn is conducting a study on the book of Acts
    • The Women’s Reading group has begun discussion on Philip Yancey’s book The Jesus I Never Knew
    • Burt Von Hoff is leading the confirmation class.
    • The High School class with Maria Heidorn will study re:form Ancestors-New Testament. This class meets in the fellowship hall.
We will keep you informed of any new offerings. Please be sure to sign up for a class. If you have questions, please contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
COMING UP:
  • BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE is Tuesday a.m. each week. Be sure to submit on time so that you do not miss our publication deadline. Remember to try to condense the announcements to three lines or less.
  • SEPTEMBER CRAFT CLASS is Saturday, Sept. 9, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  We will paint gourds with ink. Wear something you don’t mind getting ink on or bring a work shirt or apron to wear. Gloves will be provided. Several painted gourds are on display by the sign in sheet in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $5.00, includes all supplies and refreshments.
  • MONDAY CRAFT DAY is Sept. 11, 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Stay for an hour or for the whole time. Bring your project(s) and see what everyone else is doing.  If questions, contact Peggy Schneider or Christie Moore.
  • LUNCH BUNCH will resume having monthly luncheons in September. Stay tuned for details.
 
 
ONGOING:
 
  • THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS for an assistant Sunday school teacher, multilevel children’s class (K-6) to serve as an extra set of hands and to step in when the regular teacher is unable to attend. Also needed are people to teach adult class for short term study lasting 4 to 6 sessions. We have resources and study guides available to choose from. We’re also open to discussing whatever study you might like to be involved in. Contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
  • HOST EARLY OR LATE FELLOWSHIP.  Thank you to our many hosts during our single service schedule.  Having time for fellowship with light refreshments creates a welcome setting for everyone to become better acquainted and to support one another in our spiritual growth. Now that we’ve returned to the 2-service schedule, this means that we need a host for fellowship after each service on Sundays. There is a signup sheet by the coffee urn. Next time you are in the fellowship hall, please take a moment to consult your calendar and select a day and time to host. Feel free to team up with someone. If you have any questions about what is involved, please contact Christie Moore or Peggy Schneider. Thank you!
  • MANNA ON MERIDIAN. To volunteer to help with food distribution, each month there is a new sign up link on signup.com.  The new link will be posted soon. For additional info or help signing up, contact Kris-Tena Albers (850-566-3635 or kris.albers@yahoo.com) or Burt Von Hoff (850-508-7793 or kbvonhoff@comcastn.net.).
  • DONATIONS OF CASH AND TUNA for Manna on Meridian are greatly appreciated. As the “Tuna Church” we are asked to provide approximately 400 cans of tuna each month for the 200 families that receive food and clothing as part of this community ministry. If questions, contact Kris-Tena Albers or Burt Von Hoff.
  • HAVE A FAVORITE HYMN YOU’D LIKE TO HEAR IN WORSHIP? Missing a hymn we haven’t sung in a while? Let us know! The Worship & Music Committee has developed a “Hymn Request Box” that is in the lobby by the main entrance. If you have a request, please fill out one of the slips of paper and put it in the box. Anthony and Leslie will collect them regularly, and will try to incorporate as many of them as possible into our worship this year.
  • HAVE SOMETHING FOR GRACE NOTES, our monthly congregational newsletter?  Please submit to Sara Straub at sstraub@talstar.com by 15th of month.
  • PLEASE PLACE SOUVENIRS from churches you visit in the souvenir box located in fellowship hall. We may get some ideas for future fellowship activities.
  • GRACE MEMBERS COLLECT FOOD for our community’s needy. The “tuna bucket” and the Catholic Charities Collection basket for non-perishable food items are located in the fellowship hall.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICE is at 2:00 p.m.on the fourth Sunday of every month.Please join us!  If questions see Jim Akin.
  • GRACE HAS A NEW WEBSITE!  Find us at https://gracelutherantallahassee.com. You’ll also find announcements, volunteer schedule, the “Grace Notes” newsletter, etc., on the website.  It’s still a work in progress, but all basic information is there. You can even sign up to get notices from the website whenever the info is updated.
  • 2017 FLORIDA-BAHAMAS SYNOD ASSEMBLY was rescheduled from June to October 12-14. We have one voting member confirmed to attend, but need one more.  In addition, we are also encouraged to send one youth voting member (15-22 years old).  This is a significant year, as we will be electing a new Bishop, among other important business.  If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Pastor Jenn, any council member, or our voting members from last year, Burt Von Hoff and Maria Eckard.  Thank you for your discernment!
August 20, 2017 
Be sure to read the Grace Notes newsletter each month
for more detailed information about activities at Grace.
  • THE BIG BEND HEART WALK, Saturday, Aug. 19, 8:00 a.m., Cascades Park. Join our team and walk or make a donation online at www2.heart.org.  We meet at the park at 7:45 a.m. and will wear our black Grace T-shirts!
 
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017:
 
  • WE RETURN TO HAVING TWO SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES for fall. Worship is at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES RESUMES between services at 9:30 a.m. The education committee is offering the following Sunday School classes:
    • K – 6 grades will be studying the book of Genesis
    • Priscilla Heidorn will conduct a study on the book of Acts
    • The Women’s Reading group will begin discussion on Philip Yancey’s book The Jesus I Never Knew
    • Burt Von Hoff will continue leading the confirmation class.

Please be sure to sign up for a class. We will keep you informed of any new offerings. If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).

We will keep you informed of any new offerings. Please be sure to sign up for a class and join us for Sunday School. If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
  • THE CHANCEL CHOIR will sing at the late service. Our first gathering will be at 10:00 a.m. this Sunday morning. We will sing an easy hymn arrangement, to get into the swing of things and then meet for our first rehearsal in the sanctuary on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All are welcome. No need to read music or for prior choir experience.
COMING UP:
  • MEN’S MINISTRY BROWN BAG LUNCH is the third Monday of each month in the fellowship hall at 11:45 a.m.  We next meet on Monday, August 21.  All are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch.  If questions, see Burt Von Hoff.
  • BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE is Tuesday a.m. each week. Be sure to submit on time so that you do not miss our publication deadline. Remember to try to condense the announcements to three lines or less.
  • UPCOMING BAPTISM. Owen Andrew Rodenberg will be baptized on Sunday, Aug. 27, during the 8:15 a.m. worship service.  Owen is the infant son of Ryan and Michelle (Humowiecki) Rodenberg.
 
  • LUNCH BUNCH will resume having monthly luncheons in September. Stay tuned for details.
ONGOING: 
  • THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS for an assistant Sunday school teacher, multilevel children’s class (K-6) to serve as an extra set of hands and to step in when the regular teacher is unable to attend. Also needed are people to teach adult class for short term study lasting 4 to 6 sessions. We have resources and study guides available to choose from. We’re also open to discussing whatever study you might like to be involved in. Contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
  • HOST EARLY OR LATE FELLOWSHIP.  Thank you to our many hosts during our single service schedule.  Having time for fellowship with light refreshments creates a welcome setting for everyone to become better acquainted and to support one another in our spiritual growth.  On August 20 we returned to the 2 service Sunday schedule.  That means we need a host for fellowship after each service.  There is a signup sheet by the coffee urn.  Next time you are in the fellowship hall, please take a moment to consult your calendar and select a day and time to host.  Feel free to team up with someone.  If you have any questions about what is involved, please contact Christie Moore or Peggy Schneider.   Thank you!
  • MANNA ON MERIDIAN food distribution in August. Donations of cash and tuna will be greatly appreciated. As the “Tuna Church” we are asked to provide approximately 400 cans of tuna each month for the 200 families that receive food and clothing. To volunteer for helping with food distribution, each month there is a new sign up link on signup.com.  The new link will be posted soon. For additional info or help signing up, contact Kris-Tena Albers (850-566-3635 or kris.albers@yahoo.com) or Burt Von Hoff (850-508-7793 or kbvonhoff@comcastn.net.
  • HAVE A FAVORITE HYMN YOU’D LIKE TO HEAR IN WORSHIP? Missing a hymn we haven’t sung in a while? Let us know! The Worship & Music Committee has developed a “Hymn Request Box” that is in the lobby by the main entrance. If you have a request, please fill out one of the slips of paper and put it in the box. Anthony and Leslie will collect them regularly, and will try to incorporate as many of them as possible into our worship this year.
  • HAVE SOMETHING FOR GRACE NOTES, our monthly congregational newsletter?  Please submit to Sara Straub at sstraub@talstar.com by 15th of month.
  • PLEASE PLACE SOUVENIRS from churches you visit in the souvenir box located in fellowship hall. We may get some ideas for future fellowship activities.
  • GRACE MEMBERS COLLECT FOOD for our community’s needy. The “tuna bucket” and the Catholic Charities Collection basket for non-perishable food items are located in the fellowship hall.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICE is at 2:00 p.m.on the fourth Sunday of every month.Please join us!  If questions see Jim Akin.
  • GRACE HAS A NEW WEBSITE!  Find us at https://gracelutherantallahassee.com. You’ll also find announcements, volunteer schedule, the “Grace Notes” newsletter, etc., on the website.  It’s still a work in progress, but all basic information is there. You can even sign up to get notices from the website whenever the info is updated.
  • 2017 FLORIDA-BAHAMAS SYNOD ASSEMBLY was rescheduled from June to October 12-14. We have one voting member confirmed to attend, but need one more.  In addition, we are also encouraged to send one youth voting member (15-22 years old).  This is a significant year, as we will be electing a new Bishop, among other important business.  If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Pastor Jenn, any council member, or our voting members from last year, Burt Von Hoff and Maria Eckard.  Thank you for your discernment!
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017:
 
  • WELCOME TO OUR LAST 9:30 A.M. SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICE.  Two Sunday worship services and Sunday School will resume August. 20. More details below in “Coming Up” section.
 
  • BLESSING OF THE STUDENTS will take place during the worship service in recognition of the start of school for the fall.
 
  • EVERYONE – PLEASE JOIN US FOR RALLY DAY in the fellowship hall after the worship service. There will be a sno-cone truck in the parking lot from 11:00 to noon, plus refreshments in the fellowship hall. Class info will be available and there will be sign-up sheets for Sunday School classes for all ages – and fun activities!
 
  • CHURCH COUNCIL meets at 1:30 p.m.
 
  • “YOUNG MARTIN LUTHER; REFLECTIONS ON THE HUMAN CONTEXT OF THE 95 THESES” featuring Professor Emeritus Walter Moore, FSU Department of Religion, is Sunday Aug. 13, 4:00 p.m., St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 2198 N. Meridian Road.  All are welcome. Admission is free.  Questions: 850-385-2728.
COMING UP:
  • THE BIG BEND HEART WALK, Saturday, Aug. 19, 8:00 a.m., Cascades Park. Join our team and walk or make a donation online at www2.heart.org.  We meet at the park at 7:45 a.m. and will wear our black Grace T-shirts!
 
  • TWO SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES AND SUNDAY SCHOOL WILL RESUME for fall on Sunday, Aug. 20. Worship is at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Sunday School held between services at 9:30 a.m.
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL UPDATE. The education committee will be offering the following classes beginning Aug. 20 between the early and late services:
    • K – 6 grades will be studying the book of Genesis
    • Priscilla Heidorn will conduct a study on the book of Acts
    • The Women’s Reading group will begin discussion on Philip Yancey’s book The Jesus I Never Knew
    • Burt Von Hoff will continue leading the confirmation class.
Please make sure you sign up for one of these classes during Rally Day on August 13. Other classes will be added later in the year.  We will keep you informed of any new offerings. If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
  • CALLING ALL INTERESTED VOICES!  THE CHANCEL CHOIR will begin singing at the Aug. 20 late service. Our first gathering is that morning at 10:00 a.m. We will sing an easy hymn arrangement to get into the swing of things and then meet for our first rehearsal in the sanctuary on Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. No need to read music or have prior choir experience – only a desire to make music!
  • MEN’S MINISTRY BROWN BAG LUNCH is the third Monday of each month in the fellowship hall at 11:45 a.m.  We next meet Monday, August 21.  All are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch.  If questions, see Burt Von Hoff.
 
  • LUNCH BUNCH will resume having monthly luncheons in September. Stay tuned for details.
 
ONGOING:
 
  • WEEKLY BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE isTuesday a.m.  Please remember to submit early when possible and to condense announcements to a maximum of three lines or less.
 
  • THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS for an assistant Sunday school teacher, multilevel children’s class (K-6) to serve as an extra set of hands and to step in when the regular teacher is unable to attend. Also needed are people to teach adult class for short term study lasting 4 to 6 sessions. We have resources and study guides available to choose from. We’re also open to discussing whatever study you might like to be involved in. Contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
  • MANNA ON MERIDIAN food distribution in August. Donations of cash and tuna will be greatly appreciated. As the “Tuna Church” we are asked to provide approximately 400 cans of tuna each month for the 200 families that receive food and clothing. To volunteer, please go to http://signup.com/go/oZoFUPi. Grocery pick up will be at 4:00 pm, at Save-A-Lot on Thursday, August 10. Bagging will be at 5:00 pm, at Faith Presbyterian, Manna House, on Monday, August 14. And DISTRIBUTION DAY will be on Saturday, August 19th. For additional information or help signing up, contact Kris-Tena Albers (850-566-3635 or kris.albers@yahoo.com) or Burt Von Hoff (850-508-7793 or kbvonhoff@comcastn.net.
  • HAVE A FAVORITE HYMN YOU’D LIKE TO HEAR IN WORSHIP? Missing a hymn we haven’t sung in a while? Let us know! The Worship & Music Committee has developed a “Hymn Request Box” that is in the lobby by the main entrance. If you have a request, please fill out one of the slips of paper and put it in the box. Anthony and Leslie will collect them regularly, and will try to incorporate as many of them as possible into our worship this year.
  • HAVE SOMETHING FOR GRACE NOTES, our monthly congregational newsletter?  Please submit to Sara Straub at sstraub@talstar.com by 15th of month.
  • PLEASE PLACE SOUVENIRS from churches you visit in the souvenir box located in fellowship hall. We may get some ideas for future fellowship activities.
  • GRACE MEMBERS COLLECT FOOD for our community’s needy. The “tuna bucket” and the Catholic Charities Collection basket for non-perishable food items are located in the fellowship hall.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICE is at 2:00 p.m.on the fourth Sunday of every month.Please join us!  If questions see Jim Akin.
  • GRACE HAS A NEW WEBSITE!  Find us at https://gracelutherantallahassee.com. You’ll also find announcements, volunteer schedule, the “Grace Notes” newsletter, etc., on the website.  It’s still a work in progress, but all basic information is there. You can even sign up to get notices from the website whenever the info is updated.
  • 2017 FLORIDA-BAHAMAS SYNOD ASSEMBLY was rescheduled from June to October 12-14. We have one voting member confirmed to attend, but need one more.  In addition, we are also encouraged to send one youth voting member (15-22 years old).  This is a significant year, as we will be electing a new Bishop, among other important business.  If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Pastor Jenn, any council member, or our voting members from last year, Burt Von Hoff and Maria Eckard.  Thank you for your discernment!

AUGUST 6, 2017:

 
  • PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR 9:30 A.M. SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICE.  During the summer (June 4 – August 13 this year), we have only one service on Sundays.
 
  • SUNDAY DIALOGUE meets with Pastor Jenn at 11:00 a.m. for discussion of the texts and/or sermon in the large classroom.
COMING UP:
  • PASTOR JENN WILL BE IN ATLANTA, August 7-10, for an ELCA Leader’s Gathering. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: For a pastoral care issue requiring a visit, Pastor Jenn has arranged with a local pastor to provide those services as needed. However, whatever the pastoral care need, please contact Pastor Jenn via her cell (850-800-7197) as usual and she’ll either assist you via phone or connect you with arranging local pastoral care resources.
  • MONDAY CRAFT DAY is Aug. 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Stay for an hour or for the whole time.  Bring your project(s) and see what everyone else is doing.  If questions, contact Peggy Schneider or Christie Moore.
  • BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE each week is Tuesday a.m. for inclusion in that week’s email announcements and the bulletin insert.  Please remember to submit early when possible and to try to condense announcements to a maximum of three lines or less. Anything received after that cannot be guaranteed to be included in any printed or electronic communication.  If you have an announcement that for some reason was not included in the bulletin, please provide a short (not more than 2-3 sentences) written note to Pastor Jenn on Sunday morning and, if there is time, it will be included in her verbal announcements at the beginning of worship. Please note, from time to time the print deadline may be adjusted to accommodate vacation scheduling. So be sure to make note of any special bulletin or email announcements regarding deadlines.
  • SATURDAY CRAFT CLASS is Aug. 12, 10:00 a.m. until noon. Sallie Robinson will lead the class in making autumn wreaths.  A sample is on display beside the sign-up sheet in fellowship hall. Cost $5; includes supplies and refreshments.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RALLY DAY. We will meet on Saturday, Aug. 12 at noon in the fellowship hall. (Remember, Rally Day is Sunday, Aug. 13 after the worship service.)  For information call Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
  • APPRECIATION RECEPTION HONORING GRETCHEN ECKARD will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall.  All are invited.
  • FALL 2017 RALLY DAY AND THE BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKSwill take place on Sunday, Aug. 13.  Worship is at 9:30 a.m.
  • WE RESUME OUR TWO SUNDAY WORSHIP SCHEDULE AND SUNDAY SCHOOL on Sunday, Aug. 20. Worship times are 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Sunday School at 9:29 a.m.
  • “YOUNG MARTIN LUTHER; REFLECTIONS ON THE HUMAN CONTEXT OF THE 95 THESES” featuring Professor Emeritus Walter Moore, FSU Department of Religion, is Sunday Aug. 13, 4:00 p.m., St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 2198 N. Meridian Road.  All are welcome. Admission is free.  Questions: 850-385-2728.
  • MEN’S MINISTRY BROWN BAG LUNCH is the third Monday of each month in the fellowship hall at 11:45 a.m.  We next meet Monday, August 21.  All are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch.  If questions, see Burt Von Hoff.
  • THE BIG BEND HEART WALK, Saturday, Aug. 19, 8:00 a.m., Cascades Park. Join our team and walk or make a donation online at www2.heart.org.  We meet at the park at 7:45 a.m. and will wear our black Grace T-shirts!
 
  • LUNCH BUNCH will resume having monthly luncheons in September. Stay tuned for details.
ONGOING:
 
  • GRACE HAS A NEW WEBSITE!  Find us at https://gracelutherantallahassee.com. You’ll also find announcements, volunteer schedule, the “Grace Notes” newsletter, etc., on the website.  It’s still a work in progress, but all basic information is there. You can even sign up to get notices from the website whenever the info is updated.
  • THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS for an assistant Sunday School teacher, multilevel children’s class (K-6) to serve as an extra set of hands and to step in when the regular teacher is unable to attend. Also needed are people to teach adult class for short term study lasting 4 to 6 sessions. We have resources and study guides available to choose from. We’re also open to discussing whatever study you might like to be involved in. Contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
  • HAVE A FAVORITE HYMN YOU’D LIKE TO HEAR IN WORSHIP? The Worship & Music Committee has developed a “Hymn Request Box” in the lobby by the main entrance. If you have a request, please fill out one of the slips of paper and put it in the box.
  • CALLING ALL INTERESTED VOICES!  THE CHANCEL CHOIR will begin singing at the Aug. 20 late service. Our first gathering is that morning at 10:00 a.m. We will sing an easy hymn arrangement to get into the swing of things and then meet for our first rehearsal in the sanctuary on Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. No need to read music or have prior choir experience – only a desire to make music!
  • HAVE SOMETHING FOR GRACE NOTES, our monthly congregational newsletter?  Please submit to Sara Straub at sstraub@talstar.com by 15th of month.
  • PLEASE PLACE SOUVENIRS from churches you visit in the souvenir box located in fellowship hall. We may get some ideas for future fellowship activities.
  • GRACE MEMBERS COLLECT FOOD for our community’s needy. The “tuna bucket” and the Catholic Charities Collection basket for non-perishable food items are located in the fellowship hall.
  • MANNA ON MERIDIAN faith-based food distribution needs you! All are invited to help with the August distribution. Donations of cash and tuna would be greatly appreciated. As the “Tuna Church” we are asked to provide 400 cans of tuna each month for the 200 families that recieve food and clothing. To volunteer, please go to signup.com/go/oZoFUPiGrocery pickup will be at Save-a-Lot at 4pm on Thursday, August 10 and bagging will be at Faith Presbyterian Church, Manna House at 5pm on Monday, August 14. Distribution Day will be on Saturday, August 19. We need assistance with morning prep on Saturday, beginning at 8am, and with distribution, starting around 9am. For info or help signing up, contact Burt Von Hoff, 850-508-7793 or bkvonhoff@comcast.netor Kris-Tena Albers, 850-566-3635 or kris.albers@yahoo.com.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICE is at 2:00 p.m.on the fourth Sunday of every month. Please join us!  Contact Jim Akin with questions.
  • 2017 FLORIDA-BAHAMAS SYNOD ASSEMBLY, October 12-14:  We still need one adult voting member. In addition, we are also encouraged to send one youth/young adult voting member (15-22 years old).  This is a significant year, as we will be electing a new Bishop, among other important business. This is our chance to have a say in what happens in our Synod – please consider attending!
 
SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017:
 
  • WELCOME TO OUR 9:30 A.M. SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICE.  During the summer months, we have only one service on Sundays through Aug. 13.
 
  • WELCOME TO REV. JIM GRAESER, ASSISTANT TO THE BISHOP,who will be joining us for worship. He will also try to join us in our Sunday Dialogue.
 
  • SUNDAY DIALOGUE meets at 11:00 a.m. for discussion of the texts and/or sermon in the large classroom.
  • THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETS after the worship service, in the library.  All are welcome. If any questions, contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
COMING UP:
  • WORSHIP & MUSIC COMMITTEE meets Wednesday, Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m.  All are invited. If questions contact Mary Eichin, mblaineeichin@gmail.com
  • PASTOR JENN WILL BE IN ATLANTA, August 7-10, for an ELCA Leader’s Gathering. Pastoral care will be provided by Rev. Mary Nesmith, Interim Pastor, St. Stephen Lutheran Church.  Contact her at  561-602-8425.
  • MONDAY CRAFT DAY is Aug. 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Stay for an hour or for the whole time.  Bring your project(s) and see what everyone else is doing.  If questions, contact Peggy Schneider or Christie Moore.
  • BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE is Tuesday a.m. each week. Please submit early when possible. Remember to try to condense announcements to within three lines, if possible.
  • SATURDAY CRAFT CLASS is Aug. 12, 10:00 a.m. until noon. Sallie Robinson will lead the class in making autumn wreaths.  A sample is on display beside the sign-up sheet in fellowship hall. Cost $5; includes supplies and refreshments.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RALLY DAY. We will meet on Saturday, Aug. 12 at noon in the fellowship hall. (Remember, Rally Day is Sunday, Aug. 13 after the worship service.)  For information call Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
  • APPRECIATION RECEPTION IN HONOR OF GRETCHEN ECKARD will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the fellowship Hall.  Everyone is invited.
  • “YOUNG MARTIN LUTHER; REFLECTIONS ON THE HUMAN CONTEXT OF THE 95 THESES” featuring Professor Emeritus Walter Moore, FSU Department of Religion, is Sunday Aug. 13, 4:00 p.m., St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 2198 N. Meridian Road.  All are welcome. Admission is free.  Questions: 850-385-2728.
  • MEN’S MINISTRY BROWN BAG LUNCH is the third Monday of each month in the fellowship hall at 11:45 a.m.  We next meet Monday, August 21.  All are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch.  If questions, see Burt Von Hoff.
  • THE BIG BEND HEART WALK, Saturday, Aug. 19, 8:00 a.m., Cascades Park. Join our team and walk or make a donation online at www2.heart.org.  We meet at the park at 7:45 a.m. and will wear our black Grace T-shirts!
 
  • LUNCH BUNCH will resume having monthly luncheons in September. Stay tuned for details. 
ONGOING:
 
  • GRACE HAS A NEW WEBSITE!  Find us at https://gracelutherantallahassee.com. You’ll also find announcements, volunteer schedule, the “Grace Notes” newsletter, etc., on the website.  It’s still a work in progress, but all basic information is there. You can even sign up to get notices from the website whenever the info is updated.
  • THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS for an assistant Sunday school teacher, multilevel children’s class (K-6) to serve as an extra set of hands and to step in when the regular teacher is unable to attend. Also needed are people to teach adult class for short term study lasting 4 to 6 sessions. We have resources and study guides available to choose from. We’re also open to discussing whatever study you might like to be involved in. Contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
  • HAVE A FAVORITE HYMN YOU’D LIKE TO HEAR IN WORSHIP? Missing a hymn we haven’t sung in a while? Let us know! The Worship & Music Committee has developed a “Hymn Request Box” that is in the lobby by the main entrance. If you have a request, please fill out one of the slips of paper and put it in the box. Anthony and Leslie will collect them regularly, and will try to incorporate as many of them as possible into our worship this year.
  • IF YOU FEEL LIKE SINGING in the choir or ringing in the bell choir, now is the perfect time to try your musical endeavors. Throughout the summer, Music Director Anthony Warrington wishes to include various flavors, styles, and ideas. If you are part of a group, know a group we can invite, if you’d like to play an instrument, sing a song or duet, or if you have an idea we can include, contact Anthony at  591-9779 or windkeys@gmail.com.
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL is on break for the summer. Please mark your calendar for Fall 2017 Rally Day, as well as the Blessing of the Backpacks, to take place on August 13.  Then on August 20, we will resume having two Sunday worship services and Sunday school will start.
  • CALLING ALL INTERESTED VOICES!  THE CHANCEL CHOIR will begin singing at the Aug. 20 late service. Our first gathering is that morning at 10:00 a.m. We will sing an easy hymn arrangement to get into the swing of things and then meet for our first rehearsal in the sanctuary on Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. No need to read music or have prior choir experience – only a desire to make music!
  • CHANGE IN ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE FLOOR. Per the Worship & Music Committee – in an effort to streamline worship and encourage folks to get their information to the office in a timely manner, as of July 2nd, no announcements will be made from the floor.  Please submit announcements to the church office by Tuesday morning, for inclusion in that week’s email announcements and the bulletin insert.  Anything received after that cannot be guaranteed to be included in any printed or electronic communication.  If you have an announcement that for some reason was not included in the bulletin, please provide a short (not more than 2-3 sentences) written note to Pastor Jenn on Sunday morning and, if there is time, it will be included in her verbal announcements at the beginning of worship. Please note, from time to time the print deadline may be adjusted to accommodate vacation scheduling. So be sure to make note of any special bulletin or email announcements regarding deadlines.
  • HAVE SOMETHING FOR GRACE NOTES, our monthly congregational newsletter?  Please submit to Sara Straub at sstraub@talstar.com by 15th of month.
  • PLEASE PLACE SOUVENIRS from churches you visit in the souvenir box located in fellowship hall. We may get some ideas for future fellowship activities.
  • GRACE MEMBERS COLLECT FOOD for our community’s needy. The “tuna bucket” and the Catholic Charities Collection basket for non-perishable food items are located in the fellowship hall.
  • MANNA ON MERIDIAN faith-based food distribution is the third Saturday of each month from 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  There is a new sign-up link each month and a new signup link for the next distribution month is coming soon. For info or help signing up, contact Burt Von Hoff, 850-508-7793 or bkvonhoff@comcast.netor Kris-Tena Albers, 850-566-3635 or kris.albers@yahoo.com.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICE is at 2:00 p.m.on the fourth Sunday of every month.Please join us!  If questions see Jim Akin.
  • 2017 FLORIDA-BAHAMAS SYNOD ASSEMBLY was rescheduled from June to October 12-14. We have one voting member confirmed to attend, but need one more.  In addition, we are also encouraged to send one youth voting member (15-22 years old).  This is a significant year, as we will be electing a new Bishop, among other important business.  If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Pastor Jenn, any council member, or our voting members from last year, Burt Von Hoff and Maria Eckard.  Thank you for your discernment!
 
SUNDAY, JULY 23, 2017:
 
  • WELCOME TO OUR 9:30 A.M. SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICE.  During the summer months, we have only one service on Sundaysthrough Aug. 13.
 
  • SPECIAL THANKS to Rev. Candace McKibben who will be leading our worship and to Rev. Warren Schave who will be presiding at Holy Communion.
  • NO SUNDAY DIALOGUE this Sunday. We will resume next week.
COMING UP:
 
  • PASTOR JENN IS AWAY through Wednesday, July 26 and will be back in the office on Thursday, July 27.
 
  • PASTORAL CARE WHILE PASTOR JENN IS AWAY will be provided by Rev. Mary Nesmith, Interim Pastor at St. Stephen Lutheran Church.  You may contact her at 561-602-8425.
 
  • YOUTH GROUP MEETING July 28 at 6:00 p.m. in the Youth Room for a quick meet and greet with the new leaders and to discuss activities for the upcoming year. All youth and volunteers are encouraged to attend. Pizza will be provided, but you will need to bring a drink. If questions, contact Joe or Charlene Jennings at glcyouthleaders@yahoo.com
  • REV. JIM GRAESER, ASSISTANT TO THE BISHOP, will be joining us for worship on July 30. Please join us to welcome him and share with him our Grace hospitality. He will also try to join us for our Sunday Dialogue.
  • THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE WILL MEET on Sunday, July 30 after the worship service, in the library.  All are welcome. If any questions, contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
  • WORSHIP & MUSIC COMMITTEE meets Wednesday, Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m.  All are invited. If questions contact Mary Eichin, mblaineeichin@gmail.com
  • MONDAY CRAFT DAY is Aug. 7from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Stay for an hour or for the whole time.  Bring your project(s) and see what everyone else is doing.  If questions, contact Peggy Schneider or Christie Moore.
  • UPDATE – BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE.  Due to vacation scheduling, bulletins and announcements through Aug. 6 have been finalized. Our weekly Tuesday a.m. deadline will resume on Aug. 8. Please condense announcements to a maximum of three lines, if possible.
  • SATURDAY CRAFT CLASS is Aug. 12, 10:00 a.m. until noon. Sallie Robinson will lead the class in making autumn wreaths.  A sample is on display beside the sign-up sheet in fellowship hall. Cost $5; includes supplies and refreshments.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RALLY DAY. We will meet on Saturday, Aug. 12 at noon in the fellowship hall. (Remember, Rally Day is Sunday, Aug. 13 after the worship service.)  For information call Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
  • “YOUNG MARTIN LUTHER; REFLECTIONS ON THE HUMAN CONTEXT OF THE 95 THESES” featuring Professor Emeritus Walter Moore, FSU Department of Religion, is Sunday Aug. 13, 4:00 p.m., St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 2198 N. Meridian Road.  All are welcome. Admission is free.  Questions: 850-385-2728.
  • MEN’S MINISTRY BROWN BAG LUNCH is the third Monday of each month in the fellowship hall at 11:45 a.m.  We next meet Monday, August 21.  All are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch.  If questions, see Burt Von Hoff.
  • THE BIG BEND HEART WALK, Saturday, Aug. 19, 8:00 a.m., Cascades Park. Join our team and walk or make a donation online at www2.heart.org.  We meet at the park at 7:45 a.m. and will wear our black Grace T-shirts!
 
  • LUNCH BUNCH will resume having monthly luncheons in September. Stay tuned for details.
 
ONGOING:
 
  • GRACE HAS A NEW WEBSITE!  Find us at https://gracelutherantallahassee.com. You’ll also find announcements, volunteer schedule, the “Grace Notes” newsletter, etc., on the website.  It’s still a work in progress, but all basic information is there. You can even sign up to get notices from the website whenever the info is updated.
  • THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS for an assistant Sunday school teacher, multilevel children’s class (K-6) to serve as an extra set of hands and to step in when the regular teacher is unable to attend. Also needed are people to teach adult class for short term study lasting 4 to 6 sessions. We have resources and study guides available to choose from. We’re also open to discussing whatever study you might like to be involved in. Contact Sandra Schorr (933-1870) or Linda Wolters (668-9703).
  • HAVE A FAVORITE HYMN YOU’D LIKE TO HEAR IN WORSHIP? Missing a hymn we haven’t sung in a while? Let us know! The Worship & Music Committee has developed a “Hymn Request Box” that is in the lobby by the main entrance. If you have a request, please fill out one of the slips of paper and put it in the box. Anthony and Leslie will collect them regularly, and will try to incorporate as many of them as possible into our worship this year.
  • IF YOU FEEL LIKE SINGING in the choir or ringing in the bell choir, now is the perfect time to try your musical endeavors. Throughout the summer, Music Director Anthony Warrington wishes to include various flavors, styles, and ideas. If you are part of a group, know a group we can invite, if you’d like to play an instrument, sing a song or duet, or if you have an idea we can include, contact Anthony at  591-9779 or windkeys@gmail.com.
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL is on break for the summer. Please mark your calendar for Fall 2017 Rally Day, as well as the Blessing of the Backpacks, to take place on August 13.  Then on August 20, we will resume having two Sunday worship services and Sunday school will start.
  • CALLING ALL INTERESTED VOICES!  THE CHANCEL CHOIR will begin singing at the Aug. 20 late service. Our first gathering is that morning at 10:00 a.m. We will sing an easy hymn arrangement to get into the swing of things and then meet for our first rehearsal in the sanctuary on Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. No need to read music or have prior choir experience – only a desire to make music!
  • CHANGE IN ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE FLOOR. Per the Worship & Music Committee – in an effort to streamline worship and encourage folks to get their information to the office in a timely manner, as of July 2nd, no announcements will be made from the floor.  Please submit announcements to the church office by Tuesday morning, for inclusion in that week’s email announcements and the bulletin insert.  Anything received after that cannot be guaranteed to be included in any printed or electronic communication.  If you have an announcement that for some reason was not included in the bulletin, please provide a short (not more than 2-3 sentences) written note to Pastor Jenn on Sunday morning and, if there is time, it will be included in her verbal announcements at the beginning of worship. Please note, from time to time the print deadline may be adjusted to accommodate vacation scheduling. So be sure to make note of any special bulletin or email announcements regarding deadlines.
  • HAVE SOMETHING FOR GRACE NOTES, our monthly congregational newsletter?  Please submit to Sara Straub at sstraub@talstar.com by 15th of month.
  • PLEASE PLACE SOUVENIRS from churches you visit in the souvenir box located in fellowship hall. We may get some ideas for future fellowship activities.
  • GRACE MEMBERS COLLECT FOOD for our community’s needy. The “tuna bucket” and the Catholic Charities Collection basket for non-perishable food items are located in the fellowship hall.
  • HELP WITH MANNA ON MERIDIAN, a monthly faith-based food distribution program for the poor in our community. Distribution day is always the third Sunday of the month at 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. To sign up to help, go to http://signup.com/go/qsAcCEF.  If you have questions or need help with signing up, please contact Burt Von Hoff at 850-508-7793 or bkvonhoff@comcast.net, or contact Kris-Tena Albers at 850-566-3635 or kris.albers@yahoo.com.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICE is at 2:00 p.m.on the fourth Sunday of every month.Please join us!  If questions see Jim Akin.
  • 2017 FLORIDA-BAHAMAS SYNOD ASSEMBLY was rescheduled from June to October 12-14. We have one voting member confirmed to attend, but need one more.  In addition, we are also encouraged to send one youth voting member (15-22 years old).  This is a significant year, as we will be electing a new Bishop, among other important business.  If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Pastor Jenn, any council member, or our voting members from last year, Burt Von Hoff and Maria Eckard.  Thank you for your discernment!
SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2017:
 
  • WELCOME TO OUR 9:30 A.M. SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICE.  During the summer months, we have only one service on Sundays through Aug. 13.
  • THE SUNDAY DIALOGUE meets at 11:00 a.m. in the large classroom.
  • THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE will meet in the library after the service.  All are welcome. If you have any questions see Linda Wolters or Sandra Schorr.
  • BLOOD DRIVE. Even if you have not signed up previously, you can still give blood this Sunday.  If questions see Barbara Ehlmann.

 

  • THERE WILL BE NO NURSERY ATTENDANT THIS SUNDAY (July 16), as Barbara Johnson and both of our backup attendants are out of town. We apologize for any inconvenience.
COMING UP:
 
  • MEN’S MINISTRY BROWN BAG LUNCH is the third Monday of each month in the fellowship hall at 11:45 a.m.  We next meet Monday, July 17.  All are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch.  If questions, see Burt Von Hoff.
 
  • PASTOR JENN WILL BE AWAY beginning Wednesday, July 19 and will return to the office on Thursday, July 27.  Rev. Candace McKibben will lead worship on Sunday, July 23 and Rev. Warren Schave will preside at communion.
 
  • PASTORAL CARE WHILE PASTOR JENN IS AWAY (July 19-July 26) will be provided by Rev. Mary Nesmith, Interim Pastor at St. Stephen Lutheran Church.  You may contact her at 561-602-8425.
 
  • REV. JIM GRAESER, ASSISTANT TO THE BISHOP, will be joining us for worship on July 30. Please join us to welcome him and share with him our Grace hospitality. He will also try to join us for our Sunday Dialogue.
  • UPDATE – BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE.  Due to vacation scheduling, bulletins and announcements through Aug. 6 are being finalized. Our Tuesday a.m. deadline will resume Aug. 8. Please remember to condense announcements to a maximum of two to three lines, if possible.
 
  • WORSHIP & MUSIC COMMITTEE meets Wednesday, Aug. 2, 6:30 p.m.  All are invited. If questions contact Mary Eichin, mblaineeichin@gmail.com.
  • MONDAY CRAFT DAY is Aug. 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Stay for an hour or for the whole time.  Bring your project(s) and see what everyone else is doing.  If questions, contact Peggy Schneider or Christie Moore.
  • SATURDAY CRAFT CLASS is Aug. 12, 10:00 a.m. until noon. Sallie Robinson will lead the class in making Autumn Wreaths that can be hung on a wall or door.  A sample wreath is on display beside the sign-up sheet in the fellowship hall. Cost is $5 and includes all supplies and refreshments.
 
  • LUNCH BUNCH will resume having monthly luncheons in September.  Stay tuned for details.
  • THE BIG BEND HEART WALK, Saturday, Aug. 19, 8:00 a.m., Cascades Park. Join our team for the 3-mile walk or make a donation online at www2.heart.org.  We meet at the park at 7:45 a.m. and will wear our black Grace T-shirts!  If questions, see Teresa Wooten.
ONGOING:
 
  • HAVE A FAVORITE HYMN YOU’D LIKE TO HEAR IN WORSHIP? Missing a hymn we haven’t sung in a while? Let us know! The Worship & Music Committee has developed a “Hymn Request Box” that is in the lobby by the main entrance. If you have a request, please fill out one of the slips of paper and put it in the box. Anthony and Leslie will collect them regularly, and will try to incorporate as many of them as possible into our worship this year.
 
  • GRACE HAS A NEW WEBSITE!  Find us at https://gracelutherantallahassee.com. You’ll also find announcements, volunteer schedule, the “Grace Notes” newsletter, etc., on the website.  It’s still a work in progress, but all basic information is there. You can even sign up to get notices from the website whenever the info is updated.
  • IF YOU FEEL SINGING in the choir or ringing in the bell choir, now is the perfect time to try your musical endeavors. Throughout the summer, Music Director Anthony Warrington wishes to include various flavors, styles, and ideas. If you are part of a group, know a group we can invite, if you’d like to play an instrument, sing a song or duet, or if you have an idea we can include, contact Anthony at  591-9779 or windkeys@gmail.com.
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL is on break for the summer. Please mark your calendar for Fall 2017 Rally Day, as well as the Blessing of the Backpacks, to take place on August 13.  Then on August 20, we will resume having two Sunday worship services and Sunday school will start.
  • CALLING ALL INTERESTED VOICES!  THE CHANCEL CHOIR will begin singing at the Aug. 20 late service. Our first gathering is that morning at 10:00 a.m. We will sing an easy hymn arrangement to get into the swing of things and then meet for our first rehearsal in the sanctuary on Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. No need to read music or have prior choir experience – only a desire to make music!
  • CHANGE IN ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE FLOOR. Per the Worship & Music Committee – in an effort to streamline worship and encourage folks to get their information to the office in a timely manner, as of July 2nd, no announcements will be made from the floor.  Please submit announcements to the church office by Tuesday morning, for inclusion in that week’s email announcements and the bulletin insert.  Anything received after that cannot be guaranteed to be included in any printed or electronic communication.  If you have an announcement that for some reason was not included in the bulletin, please provide a short (not more than 2-3 sentences) written note to Pastor Jenn on Sunday morning and, if there is time, it will be included in her verbal announcements at the beginning of worship. Please note, from time to time the print deadline may be adjusted to accommodate vacation scheduling. So be sure to make note of any special bulletin or email announcements regarding deadlines.
  • HAVE SOMETHING FOR GRACE NOTES, our monthly congregational newsletter?  Please submit to Sara Straub at sstraub@talstar.com by 15th of month.
  • PLEASE PLACE SOUVENIRS from churches you visit in the souvenir box located in fellowship hall. We may get some ideas for future fellowship activities.
  • GRACE MEMBERS COLLECT FOOD for our community’s needy. The “tuna bucket” and the Catholic Charities Collection basket for non-perishable food items are located in the fellowship hall.
  • HELP WITH MANNA ON MERIDIAN, a monthly faith-based food distribution program for the poor in our community. Distribution day is always the third Sunday of the month at 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. To sign up to help, go to http://signup.com/go/qsAcCEF.  If you have questions or need help with signing up, please contact Burt Von Hoff at 850-508-7793 or bkvonhoff@comcast.net, or contact Kris-Tena Albers at 850-566-3635 or kris.albers@yahoo.com.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICE is at 2:00 p.m.on the fourth Sunday of every month. Please join us!  If questions see Jim Akin.
  • 2017 FLORIDA-BAHAMAS SYNOD ASSEMBLY was rescheduled from June to October 12-14. We have one voting member confirmed to attend, but need one more.  In addition, we are also encouraged to send one youth voting member (15-22 years old).  This is a significant year, as we will be electing a new Bishop, among other important business.  If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Pastor Jenn, any council member, or our voting members from last year, Burt Von Hoff and Maria Eckard.  Thank you for your discernment!
SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2017:
 
  • WELCOME TO OUR 9:30 A.M. SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICE.  During the summer months, we will have only one worship service on Sundaysthrough August 13.
 
  • THE SUNDAY DIALOGUE meets at 11:00 a.m. in the large classroom.
  • CHURCH COUNCIL meets at noon.  All are invited to attend and/or suggest agenda items. Questions, contact Joy Becker, joykirkbecker@comcast.net.
  • SHIRTS AND HATS ARE IN. If you ordered a shirt or hat, they are in! Please see Joy Becker for distribution. Please bring payment at time of pickup. Thanks!
COMING UP:
 
  • MONDAY CRAFT DAY.  Please join us in the crafting fun on July 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Stay for an hour or for the whole time.  Bring your project(s) and see what everyone else is doing.  If questions, contact Peggy Schneider or Christie Moore.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS – SPECIAL DEADLINE!  Due to vacation scheduling. All changes and announcements to upcoming bulletins and weekly emails through August 6 must be received by Tuesday morning, July 11.  We will revert to our regular Tuesday a.m. deadline on August 8.
 
  • BLOOD DRIVE is July 16.  Please sign up in the church lobby. If questions, see Daryl Barowicz.
  • MEN’S MINISTRY BROWN BAG LUNCH is the third Monday of each month in the fellowship hall at 11:45 a.m.  We next meet Monday, July 19.  All are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch.  If questions, see Burt Von Hoff.
 
  • IF YOU FEEL LIKE SINGING in the choir or ringing in the bell choir, this is the perfect time to try your musical endeavors – instruments, voices, or even musical prose.  Music Director Anthony Warrington wishes to include various flavors, styles, and ideas throughout the summer to introduce the congregation to the world of voice, rhythm, and music. If you are part of a group, know a group that we can invite, if you’d like to play an instrument, sing a song or duet, or if you have an idea that we can include, please contact Anthony at windkeys@gmail.com or 591-9779.
 
 
UPCOMING COMMITTEE AND COUNCIL MEETINGS:  All are invited to attend and/or suggest agenda items to the following meetings. Please contact the person noted for each committee.
  • EVANGELISM COMMITTEE MEETING, Tuesday July 11 at 6:30 p.m.  Contact Joy Becker, joykirkbecker@comcast.net. We would love feedback and ideas to this committee.
ONGOING:
 
  • GRACE HAS A NEW WEBSITE!  Find us at https://gracelutherantallahassee.com. You’ll also find announcements, volunteer schedule, the “Grace Notes” newsletter, etc., on the website. It’s still a work in progress, but all basic information is there. You can even sign up to get notices from the website whenever the info is updated.
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL is on break for the summer. Please mark your calendar for Fall 2017 Rally Day as well as the Blessing of the Backpacks to take place on August 13.  Then on August 20, we will revert to having two Sunday worship services and Sunday School will start.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICE is at 2:00 p.m.on the fourth Sunday of every month.Please join us!  If questions see Jim Akin.
  • CHANGE IN ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE FLOOR. Per the Worship & Music Committee – in an effort to streamline worship and encourage folks to get their information to the office in a timely manner, as of July 2nd, no announcements will be made from the floor.  Please submit announcements to the church office by Tuesday morning, for inclusion in that week’s email announcements and the bulletin insert.  Anything received after that cannot be guaranteed to be included in any printed or electronic communication.  If you have an announcement that for some reason was not included in the bulletin, please provide a short (not more than 2-3 sentences) written note to Pastor Jenn on Sunday morning and, if there is time, it will be included in her verbal announcements at the end of worship. Please note, from time to time the print deadline may be adjusted to accommodate vacation scheduling. So be sure to make note of any special bulletin or email announcements regarding deadlines.
  • HAVE SOMETHING FOR GRACE NOTES, our monthly congregational newsletter?  Please submit to Sara Straub at sstraub@talstar.com by 15th of month.
  • PLEASE PLACE SOUVENIRS from churches you visit in the souvenir box located in fellowship hall. We may get some ideas for future fellowship activities.
  • GRACE MEMBERS COLLECT FOOD for our community’s needy. The “tuna bucket” and the Catholic Charities Collection basket for non-perishable food items are located in the fellowship hall.
  • HELP WITH MANNA ON MERIDIAN, a monthly faith-based food distribution program for the poor in our community. Distribution day is always the third Sunday of the month at 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. To sign up to help, go to http://signup.com/go/qsAcCEF.  If you have questions or need help with signing up, please contact Burt Von Hoff at 850-508-7793 or bkvonhoff@comcast.net, or contact Kris-Tena Albers at 850-566-3635 or kris.albers@yahoo.com.
  • 2017 FLORIDA-BAHAMAS SYNOD ASSEMBLY was rescheduled from June to October 12-14. We have one voting member confirmed to attend, but need one more.  In addition, we are also encouraged to send one youth voting member (15-22 years old).  This is a significant year, as we will be electing a new Bishop, among other important business.  If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Pastor Jenn, any council member, or our voting members from last year, Burt Von Hoff and Maria Eckard.  Thank you for your discernment!

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017:

 
  • NAME TAG SUNDAY!  Be sure to pick up a name tag in the lobby.
 
  • WELCOME TO OUR 9:30 A.M. SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICE.  During the summer months, we will have only one worship service on Sundays through August 13.
 
  • THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE will meet after the worship service. If any questions, see Sandra Schorr or Linda Wolters.
 
COMING UP:
  • “MONDAY CRAFT DAY” – note date change. Please join us in the crafting fun on July 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Stay for an hour or for the whole time.  Bring your projects(s) and see what everyone else is doing.  If questions, contact Peggy Schneider or Christie Moore.
  • THERE WILL BE NO LUNCH BUNCH in June.  We will resume in July.
  • BLOOD DRIVE is July 16. Please sign up in the back of the church. If questions, contact Barbara Ehlmann, 728-4677 or barbe28@gmail.com.
  • MEN’S MINISTRY BROWN BAG LUNCH is the third Monday of each month in the fellowship hall at 11:45 a.m.  We next meet on Monday, July 19.  All are welcome.  Bring a brown bag lunch for yourself.  If you have any questions, please see Burt Von Hoff.
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS – SPECIAL DEADLINE, due to vacation scheduling. All changes and announcements to bulletins and weekly emails for Sundays, July 23 through August 6 must be received by Tuesday morning, July 11.  We will revert to our regular Tuesday a.m. deadline on August 8.
 
 
A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
FROM MUSIC DIRECTOR ANTHONY WARRINGTON
Blessings to you!  We have combined our services for the summer, settled into Setting 4 of the liturgy, and everyone has come together to sing praises to the Lord. If you feel singing in the choir or ringing in the bell choir is something you are unsure about, then this is the perfect time to try your musical endeavors. Instruments, voices, or even musical prose. I want to include various flavors, styles, and ideas throughout the summer to introduce the congregation to the world of voice, rhythm, and music.
If you are part of a group or know a group that we can invite, please contact me at windkeys@gmail.com or 850-591-9779. If you would like to play an instrument, sing a song or duet, or have an idea that we can include, let me know. We would love to have you. — Blessings, Anthony
 
 
ONGOING:
 
  • GRACE HAS A NEW WEBSITE!  Find us at https://gracelutherantallahassee.com. You’ll also find announcements, volunteer schedule, the “Grace Notes” newsletter, etc., on the website.  It’s still a work in progress, but all basic information is there. You can even sign up to get notices from the website whenever the info is updated.
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL is on break for the summer. Please mark your calendar for Fall 2017 Rally Day as well as the Blessing of the Backpacks to take place on August 13.  Then on August 20, we will revert to having two Sunday worship services and Sunday School will start.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICE is at 2:00 p.m.on the fourth Sunday of every month. Please join us!  If questions see Jim Akin.
  • CHANGE IN ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE FLOOR. Per the Worship & Music Committee – in an effort to streamline worship and encourage folks to get their information to the office in a timely manner, as of July 2nd, no announcements will be made from the floor.  Please submit announcements to the church office by Tuesday morning, for inclusion in that week’s email announcements and the bulletin insert.  Anything received after that cannot be guaranteed to be included in any printed or electronic communication.  If you have an announcement that for some reason was not included in the bulletin, please provide a short (not more than 2-3 sentences) written note to Pastor Jenn on Sunday morning and, if there is time, it will be included in her verbal announcements at the end of worship. Please note, from time to time the print deadline may be adjusted to accommodate vacation scheduling. So be sure to make note of any special bulletin or email announcements regarding deadlines.
  • HAVE SOMETHING FOR GRACE NOTES, our monthly congregational newsletter?  Please submit to Sara Straub at sstraub@talstar.com by 15th of month.
  • PLEASE PLACE SOUVENIRS from churches you visit in the souvenir box located in fellowship hall. We may get some ideas for future fellowship activities.
  • GRACE MEMBERS COLLECT FOOD for our community’s needy. The “tuna bucket” and the Catholic Charities Collection basket for non-perishable food items are located in the fellowship hall.
  • HELP WITH MANNA ON MERIDIAN, a monthly faith-based food distribution program for the poor in our community. Distribution day is always the third Sunday of the month from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. To sign up to help, go to http://signup.com/go/qsAcCEF.  If you have questions or need help with signing up, please contact Burt Von Hoff at 850-508-7793 or bkvonhoff@comcast.net, or contact Kris-Tena Albers at 850-566-3635 or kris.albers@yahoo.com.
  • 2017 FLORIDA-BAHAMAS SYNOD ASSEMBLY was rescheduled from June to October 12-14. We have one voting member confirmed to attend, but need one more.  In addition, we are also encouraged to send one youth voting member (15-22 years old).  This is a significant year, as we will be electing a new Bishop, among other important business.  If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Pastor Jenn, any council member, or our voting members from last year, Burt Von Hoff and Maria Eckard.  Thank you for your discernment!
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017:
 
  • WELCOME TO OUR 9:30 A.M. SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICE.  During the summer months, we will have only one worship service on Sundays through August 13.
 
  • AFTER YOU’VE HEARD THE SERMON you are invited to join Pastor Jenn and other members of Grace in The Dialogue – a chance to ask questions, delve deeper and engage in conversation. We will meet in the Large Classroom (Room 108) at 11:00 a.m.  All are welcome!
 
  • HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!  Everyone please join us after the service for an ice cream social in the fellowship hall.
 
COMING UP:
  • MEN’S MINISTRY BROWN BAG LUNCH is the third Monday of each month in the fellowship hall at 11:45 a.m.  We next meet on Monday, June 19.  All are welcome.  Bring a brown bag lunch for yourself.  If you have any questions, please see Burt Von Hoff.
  • THERE WILL BE NO “SATURDAY CRAFT CLASS” in June. If anyone has a craft idea or would like to lead a class sometime, please talk with Peggy Schneider or Christie Moore.  (This is different from Monday Craft Day.)
  • “MONDAY CRAFT DAY” – note date change. Please join us in the crafting fun on July 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Stay for an hour or for the whole time.  Bring your projects(s) and see what everyone else is doing.  If questions, contact Peggy Schneider or Christie Moore.
  • THERE WILL BE NO LUNCH BUNCH in June.  We will resume in July.
  • EDUCATION COMMITTEE will meet on Sunday, June 25 after the worship service. If any questions see Sandra Schorr or Linda Wolters.
  • SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE, due to vacation scheduling. All changes and announcements for bulletins and weekly emails concerning Sundays, July 23, July 30 and August 6 must be received by Tuesday morning, July 11.  We will revert to our regular Tuesday a.m. deadline on August 8. 
 
ONGOING:
 
  • GRACE HAS A NEW WEBSITE!  Find us at https://gracelutherantallahassee.com. You’ll also find announcements, volunteer schedule, the “Grace Notes” newsletter, etc., on the website.  It’s still a work in progress, but all basic information is there. You can even sign up to get notices from the website whenever the info is updated.
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL is on break for the summer. Please mark your calendar for Fall 2017 Rally Day as well as the Blessing of the Backpacks to take place on August 13.  Then on August 20, we will revert to having two Sunday worship services and Sunday School will start.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICE is at 2:00 p.m.on the fourth Sunday of every month.Please join us!  If questions see Jim Akin.
  • CHANGE IN ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE FLOOR. Per the Worship & Music Committee – in an effort to streamline worship and encourage folks to get their information to the office in a timely manner, as of July 2nd, no announcements will be made from the floor.  Please submit announcements to the church office by Tuesday morning, for inclusion in that week’s email announcements and the bulletin insert.  Anything received after that cannot be guaranteed to be included in any printed or electronic communication.  If you have an announcement that for some reason was not included in the bulletin, please provide a short (not more than 2-3 sentences) written note to Pastor Jenn on Sunday morning and, if there is time, it will be included in her verbal announcements at the end of worship. Please note, from time to time the print deadline may be adjusted to accommodate vacation scheduling. So be sure to make note of any special bulletin or email announcements regarding deadlines.
  • HAVE SOMETHING FOR GRACE NOTES (monthly congregational newsletter)?  Please submit to Sara Straub at sstraub@talstar.com by 15th of month.
  • PLEASE PLACE SOUVENIRS from churches you visit in the souvenir box located in fellowship hall. We may get some ideas for future fellowship activities.
  • GRACE MEMBERS COLLECT FOOD for our community’s needy. The “tuna bucket” and the Catholic Charities Collection basket for non-perishable food items are located in the fellowship hall.
  • HELP WITH MANNA ON MERIDIAN, a monthly faith-based food distribution program for the poor in our community. Distribution day is always the third Sunday of the month at 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. To sign up to help, go to http://signup.com/go/qsAcCEF.  If you have questions or need help with signing up, please contact Burt Von Hoff at 850-508-7793 or bkvonhoff@comcast.net, or contact Kris-Tena Albers at 850-566-3635 or kris.albers@yahoo.com.
  • 2017 FLORIDA-BAHAMAS SYNOD ASSEMBLY was rescheduled from June to October 12-14. We have one voting member confirmed to attend, but need one more.  In addition, we are also encouraged to send one youth voting member (15-22 years old).  This is a significant year, as we will be electing a new Bishop, among other important business.  If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Pastor Jenn, any council member, or our voting members from last year, Burt Von Hoff and Maria Eckard.  Thank you for your discernment!
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2017:
  • WELCOME TO OUR 9:30 A.M. SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICE.  During the summer months, we will have only one worship service on Sundaysthrough August 13.
 
  • HATS, POLOS AND SHIRTS. If you would like to order a hat, polo, or nice button down for men or blouse for women with the Grace logo, please see Joy Becker.  Samples will be on display in the fellowship hall.
COMING UP:
  • THERE WILL BE NO SATURDAY CRAFT CLASS in June. If anyone has a craft idea or would like to lead a class sometime, please talk with Peggy Schneider or Christie Moore.
  • JUNE CRAFT DAY – note change in date.  Please join us in the crafting fun Monday, June 12 from 1:00pm to 9:00 p.m.  Stay for an hour or for the whole time.  Bring your projects(s) and see what everyone else is doing.
  • NO LUNCH BUNCHin June.  Will resume in July.
  • MEN’S MINISTRY BROWN BAG LUNCH is the third Monday of each month in the fellowship hall at 11:45 a.m.  We next meet on Monday, June 19.  All are welcome.  Bring a brown bag lunch for yourself.  If you have any questions, please see Burt Von Hoff.
  • FATHER’S DAY ICE CREAM SOCIAL is Sunday, June 18 following the 9:30 service.  This year we would like to serve homemade ice cream but we need your help.  If you know how to make ice cream, how about showing off your skills by bringing in your delicious creations?  If you would like to do so, please let Christie Moore know.
 
ONGOING:
 
  • GRACE HAS A NEW WEBSITE!  Find us at https://gracelutherantallahassee.com. You’ll also find announcements, volunteer schedule, the “Grace Notes” newsletter, etc., on the website.  It’s still a work in progress, but all basic information is there. You can even sign up to get notices from the website whenever the info is updated.
  • DEADLINE FOR BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS is Tuesday morning.  Please mail announcements to the church office ahead of then, when possible.
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL is on break for the summer. Please mark your calendar for Fall 2017 Rally Day as well as the Blessing of the Backpacks to take place on August 13.  Then on August 20, we will revert to having two Sunday worship services and Sunday School will start.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICE is at 2:00 p.m.on the fourth Sunday of every month.Please join us!
  • CHANGE IN ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE FLOOR. Per the Worship & Music Committee – in an effort to streamline worship and encourage folks to get their information to the office in a timely manner, as of July 2nd, no announcements will be made from the floor.  Please submit announcements to the church office by Tuesday morning, for inclusion in that week’s email announcements and the bulletin insert.  Anything received after that cannot be guaranteed to be included in any printed or electronic communication.  If you have an announcement that for some reason was not included in the bulletin, please provide a short (not more than 2-3 sentences) written note to Pastor Jenn on Sunday morning and, if there is time, it will be included in her verbal announcements at the end of worship.
  • HAVE SOMETHING FOR GRACE NOTES (monthly congregational newsletter)?  Please submit to Sara Straub at sstraub@talstar.com by 15th of month.
  • PLEASE PLACE SOUVENIRS from churches you visit in the souvenir box located in fellowship hall. We may get some ideas for future fellowship activities.
  • GRACE MEMBERS COLLECT FOOD for our community’s needy. The “tuna bucket” and the Catholic Charities Collection basket for non-perishable food items are located in the fellowship hall.
  • HELP WITH MANNA ON MERIDIAN, a monthly faith-based food distribution program for the poor in our community. Distribution day is always the third Sunday of the month at 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. To sign up to help, go to http://signup.com/go/qsAcCEF.  If you have questions or need help with signing up, please contact Burt Von Hoff at 850-508-7793 or bkvonhoff@comcast.net, or contact Kris-Tena Albers at 850-566-3636 or kris.albers@yahoo.com.
  • 2017 FLORIDA-BAHAMAS SYNOD ASSEMBLY was rescheduled from June to October 12-14. We have one voting member confirmed to attend, but need one more.  In addition, we are also encouraged to send one youth voting member (15-22 years old).  This is a significant year, as we will be electing a new Bishop, among other important business.  If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Pastor Jenn, any council member, or our voting members from last year, Burt Von Hoff and Maria Eckard.  Thank you for your discernment!
  
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017:
  • WELCOME TO OUR 9:30 A.M. SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICE.  During the summer months, we will have only one worship service on Sundaysthrough August 13.
 
  • WE ARE NOW USING ELW SETTING FOUR.
 
  • IN HONOR OF OUR CONFIRMANDS, James Robert Jennings, Lindsey Renee Szypula and McKenna Grace Swartzman, all are invited to join us for cake in the fellowship hall after the service.
 
  • HATS, POLOS AND SHIRTS. If you would like to order a hat, polo, or nice button down for men or blouse for women with the Grace logo, please see Joy Becker.  Samples will be on display in the fellowship hall.
COMING UP:
  • NEXT BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE is Tuesday morning, June 6 for the June 11 bulletins. Please mail announcements to the church office.
  • MONDAY CRAFT DAY – CHANGE IN JUNE DATE. The June Craft Day will be Monday, June 12, 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Please come join in the crafting fun. Stay for an hour or the whole time.  Bring your projects(s) and see what everyone else is doing.
  • THERE WILL BE NO SATURDAY CRAFT CLASS in June. If anyone has a craft idea or would like to lead a class sometime, please talk with Peggy Schneider or Christie Moore.
  • MEN’S MINISTRY BROWN BAG LUNCH is the third Monday of each month in the fellowship hall at 11:45 a.m.  We next meet on Monday, June 19. All are welcome.  Bring a brown bag lunch for yourself.  If you have any questions, please see Burt Von Hoff.
 
ONGOING:
 
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL is on break for the summer. Please mark your calendar for Fall 2017 Rally Day as well as the Blessing of the Backpacks to take place on August 13.  Then on August 20, we will revert to having two Sunday worship services and Sunday School will start.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICE is at 2:00 p.m.on the fourth Sunday of every month.Please join us!
  • HAVE SOMETHING FOR GRACE NOTES (monthly congregational newsletter)?  Please submit to Sara Straub at sstraub@talstar.com by 15th of month.
  • PLEASE PLACE SOUVENIRS from churches you visit in the souvenir box located in fellowship hall. We may get some ideas for future fellowship activities.
  • GRACE MEMBERS COLLECT FOOD for our community’s needy. The “tuna bucket” and the Catholic Charities Collection basket for non-perishable food items are located in the fellowship hall.
  • HELP WITH MANNA ON MERIDIAN, a monthly faith-based food distribution program for the poor in our community. Distribution day is always the third Sunday of the month at 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Contact Burt Von Hoff for more info or help signing up, 850-508-7793 or bkvonhoff@comcast.net.
  • CHANGE IN ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE FLOOR. Per the Worship & Music Committee – in an effort to streamline worship and encourage folks to get their information to the office in a timely manner, as of July 2nd, no announcements will be made from the floor.  Please submit announcements to the church office by Tuesday morning, for inclusion in that week’s email announcements and the bulletin insert.  Anything received after that cannot be guaranteed to be included in any printed or electronic communication.  If you have an announcement that for some reason was not included in the bulletin, please provide a short (not more than 2-3 sentences) written note to Pastor Jenn on Sunday morning and, if there is time, it will be included in her verbal announcements at the end of worship.
  • 2017 FLORIDA-BAHAMAS SYNOD ASSEMBLY was rescheduled from June to October 12-14. We have one voting member confirmed to attend, but need one more.  In addition, we are also encouraged to send one youth voting member (15-22 years old).  This is a significant year, as we will be electing a new Bishop, among other important business.  If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Pastor Jenn, any council member, or our voting members from last year, Burt Von Hoff and Maria Eckard.  Thank you for your discernment!
 
SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017:
  • NAME TAG SUNDAY!  Be sure to pick up a name tag in the lobby.
  • WE WILL WELCOME John David Ewald, son of Brian and Kim Ewald, to the Body of Christ through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. Please join us to celebrate and to give thanks to God for this new brother in Christ!
  • NO SUNDAY SCHOOL. Classes ended on May 14 for the summer.  Please mark your calendar: Rally Day and Blessing of the Backpacks will take place August 13.  Sunday School classes start on August 20.
  • TURN IN TIME & TALENT SHEET AND COMMITMENT CARD ASAP, if you haven’t already. We want to give lists of all volunteers to the new Council.
  • HATS, POLOS AND SHIRTS. If you would like to order a hat, polo, or nice button down for men or blouse for women with the Grace logo, please see Joy Becker.  Samples will be on display in the fellowship hall.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICE is at 2:00 p.m.Please join us!  Also, be sure to mark on your calendar that we do this on the fourth Sunday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at Harbor Chase.
 
 
COMING UP:
 
  • THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED on Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day Holiday.  If you have a pastoral or other emergency please call Pastor Jenn’s cell phone, 850-800-7197.
  • ONE SERVICE DURING SUMMER. Beginning next Sunday, June 4, we will have one worship service on Sundays during the summer to be held at 9:30 a.m. through August 13.
 
  • NEXT BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS DEADLINE is Tuesday morning, June 6 for the June 11 bulletins. Please mail announcements to the church office (Tuesday deadline, please).  Please note the following change to announcements:                        In an attempt to keep the Service time from getting away from us, if by chance you have a last minute announcement that came up after the Tuesday deadline, the announcement may be made in church, but must be kept brief (2 lines, please).  Starting July 2nd, the only announcements that will be made will be those that did not make the bulletin deadline.
  • MONDAY CRAFT DAY – CHANGE IN JUNE DATE. The June Craft Day will be Monday, June 12, 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Please come join in the crafting fun. Stay for an hour or the whole time.  Bring your projects(s) and see what everyone else is doing.
  • THERE WILL BE NO SATURDAY CRAFT CLASS in June. If anyone has a craft idea or would like to lead a class sometime, please talk with Peggy Schneider or Christie Moore.
  • MEN’S MINISTRY BROWN BAG LUNCH is the third Monday of each month in the fellowship hall at 11:45 a.m.  We next meet on Monday, June 19. All are welcome.  Bring a brown bag lunch for yourself.  If you have any questions, please see Burt Von Hoff.
 
ONGOING:
 
  • HAVE SOMETHING FOR GRACE NOTES, our monthly congregational newsletter?  Please submit to Sara Straub at sstraub@talstar.com by 15th of month.
  • PLEASE PLACE SOUVENIRS from churches you visit in the souvenir box located in fellowship hall. We may get some ideas for future fellowship activities.
  • GRACE MEMBERS COLLECT FOOD for our community’s needy. The “tuna bucket” and the Catholic Charities Collection basket for non-perishable food items are located in the fellowship hall.
  • HELP WITH MANNA ON MERIDIAN, a monthly faith-based food distribution program for the poor in our community. Distribution day is always the third Sunday of the month at 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Contact Burt Von Hoff for more info or help signing up, 850-508-7793 or bkvonhoff@comcast.net.

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH

ANNOUNCEMENTS Week of May 21-Includes Picnic Information
and Prayer Requests
Picnic
     All members are reminded to stay after the 10:30 service for the Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting that will be this Sunday, May 21st.  Following the Congregational Meeting is the Annual Grace Lutheran Picnic that will occur from 1-4:00 PM at the Southwood Community Center.  Everyone please bring enough food for your family plus 2 others, which should give us plenty!  All food will need to be in serving dishes including serving utensils, please!  If you plan to swim, please remember that there are no lifeguards on duty.  You must monitor your own children.  Questions-contact Joy Becker for details:  joykirkbecker@comcast.net.
Lastly, wear your new T-shirts!!!!
Community Center Address:
Southwood Community Center
4675 Grove Park Dr.
Tallahassee, FL  32311
Directions from Grace Lutheran:
-Exit Church, left onto Miccosukee
-Left onto Capital Circle NE
-Left onto Blairstone at main Southwood entrance
-Right turn at Round-about
-1st Left onto Barringer Hill
-When road ends, Left onto Grove Park Dr.
-Community Center is located in front of pool on the right, just past the
Mossy Creek Rd. stop sign.
Once on Capital Circle, look for “Grace Lutheran” signs at the turns.
Parking instructions:
You may park at the Community Center, at the Golf Course across the street, or up Longfellow Road.  Please treat neighborhood lawns as they were your own and make sure that cars can pass through the road safely.
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH
ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Be sure to read the Grace Notes newsletter each month
for more detailed information about activities at Grace.
QUILTING is Thursday, May 18, 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All are welcome. This is the last one before we break for summer.
KURT EICHIN MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE. May is National Bike Month, Let us honor Kurt Eichin’s legacy and participate in National Bike Month activities this year. Kurt was an avid bike rider and was known to ride his bike from the Killearn area to the Capitol.  May 19 is Bike to Work Day.If you are not confident to bike to work, create your own celebration by making it Bike Anywhere Day. Try biking to a coffee shop, the grocery store, a friend’s house, a park, or anywhere else you want to go.
 
 
SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017:
  • NO SUNDAY SCHOOL. Classes ended on May 14 for the summer.  Please mark your calendars: Rally Day and the Blessing of the Backpacks will take place on August 13. Sunday School classes will start up again on August 20.
  • ANNUAL SPRING CONGREGATIONAL MEETING is Sunday, May 21 after the second service. We ask that everyone please plan to attend this important meeting. Please check your email for the meeting notices/reminder sent previously and print out a copy of the Annual Report to bring with you to the meeting, to help us cut down on printing costs.
  • COUNCIL VACANCIES FOR 2017-2018. The Nominating Committee is still looking for individuals to volunteer to chair the following committees for 2017-2018: Fellowship, Evangelism, and Youth.  If you would like to serve in one of these capacities, please contact one of the Nominating Committee members: Pr. Jennifer Kopacz, Kathy Von Hoff, Nick Gandy, Brent Kallestad, or Don Blancett for additional information.
 
  • NEW GRACE LUTHERAN T-SHIRT ORDER. A second t-shirt order has been started for those who did not get one during the last order and for those who would like more!  Please sign up on the order form on the Stewardship table in the fellowship hall.  If any questions, see Joy Becker.
  • IF YOU FORGOT to turn in your Time & Talent and/or Commitment Card, please do so this Sunday.  Also, please let any council member know if you are interested in serving on a committee or fulfilling another type volunteer role.  All of you are appreciated!
COMING UP:
  • SPECIAL DEADLINE: BULLETIN & ANNOUNCEMENTS for Sunday, May 28 and Sunday, June 4 are due no later than Tuesday morning, May 23. Please email announcements to the church office.
  • HARBOR CHASE WORSHIP SERVICES are the fourth Sunday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Next worship service is May 28.
 
  • CRAFT DAY is the first Monday of every month, 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  We next meet on June 5. Bring what you are working on or just come.  Join us for an hour or for the entire time and enjoy fun and fellowship with crafty people!
  • MEN’S MINISTRY BROWN BAG LUNCH is the third Monday of each month in the fellowship hall  at 11:45 a.m.  We next meet on Monday, June 19. All are welcome.  Bring a brown bag lunch for yourself.  If you have any questions, please see Burt Von Hoff.
  • SERVICE PROJECT for Lutheran Social Services of North Florida on Wednesday, June 24, from 10:00 a.m. until noon at 606 West Fourth Avenue. We will be clearing shelves to make room for KidsSafe car seats. For additional information, please contact Mark Heidorn at 850-545-6320 or mheidorn@comcast.net.
 
  • 2017 FLORIDA-BAHAMAS SYNOD ASSEMBLY was rescheduled earlier this year from June to October 12-14. We have one voting member confirmed to attend, but need one more.  In addition, we are also encouraged to send one youth voting member (15-22 years old).  This is a significant year, as we will be electing a new Bishop, among other important business.  If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Pastor Jenn, any council member, or our voting members from last year, Burt Von Hoff and Maria Eckard.  Thank you for your discernment!
 
ONGOING:
 
  • HAVE SOMETHING FOR GRACE NOTES (monthly congregational newsletter)?  Please submit to Sara Straub at sstraub@talstar.com by 15th of month.
  • PLEASE PLACE SOUVENIRS from churches you visit in the souvenir box located in fellowship hall. We may get some ideas for future fellowship activities.
  • GRACE MEMBERS COLLECT FOOD for our community’s needy. The “tuna bucket” and the Catholic Charities Collection basket for non-perishable food items are located in the fellowship hall.
  • HELP WITH MANNA ON MERIDIAN, a monthly faith-based food distribution program for the poor in our community. Distribution day is always the third Sunday of the month at 8:00 a.m. or 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Contact Burt Von Hoff for more info or help signing up, 850-508-7793 or bkvonhoff@comcast.net.
May 2017 Manna on Meridian Volunteer Opportunities:
*Friday, May 19th at 1:00 pm to pick up bread at the Flower’s Discount Store on South Monroe; and
*Saturday, May 20th to set up (8:00 am) and distribute food (9:00 am till 10:00 am).
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.comhttp://signup.com/go/xOpTOoi
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
  • HAVE SOMETHING FOR GRACE NOTES (monthly congregational newsletter)?  Please submit to Sara Straub at sstraub@talstar.com by 15th of month.
  • PLEASE PLACE SOUVENIRS from churches you visit in the souvenir box located in fellowship hall. We may get some ideas for future fellowship activities.
  • GRACE MEMBERS COLLECT FOOD for our community’s needy. The “tuna bucket” and the Catholic Charities Collection basket for non-perishable food items are located in the fellowship hall.
  • HELP WITH MANNA ON MERIDIAN, a monthly faith-based food distribution program for the poor in our community. Distribution day is always the third Sunday of the month. Contact Burt Von Hoff for more info at 850-508-7793 or bkvonhoff@comcast.net.

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