November 13, 2019
SHARING THE HARVEST IN NOVEMBER
Thursday, November 14, 10:30 am & 1:00 pm at Brian Coyle Center (420 15th Ave S, Mpls)
(changed due to Thanksgiving)
Grace’s ministry of Sharing the Harvest is on the 4th Thursday of each month. We fill bags with produce in an assembly line fashion beginning at 10:30 am—it takes about an hour. At 1:00 pm neighbors pick up the bags. We need four people for 10:30 packing and one-two people for 1:00 distribution. Email Josh Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org, to volunteer or join the volunteer email list, or sign up by the office.
CHURCH CLEAN UP DAY!
Saturday, November 16, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come help us spiffy our building. No talent necessary. Elbow grease required. Doughnuts provided. Dust and junk will be banished. Hilarity may ensue. All helpers welcome.
CALLING ALL 9TH-12TH GRADE YOUTH
Come serve by packing meals for Feed My Starving Children on Saturday, November 16th from 4:30-6:30pm. We will meet at 3:45pm at church and return at 7:30pm. We will find a place to eat dinner on the way home so bring money. RSVP to Heidi.
EVERYONE’S IN SUNDAY
November 17th is the day!
Big pledges or small, they all add up on Everyone’s In Sunday! As the Grace community looks ahead to what we want to do together in 2020, the stewardship committee continues its tradition of asking everyone to prayerfully consider pledging financial support and turning in those pledges on Everyone’s In Sunday on November 17. Keep an eye out for a letter that will contain a paper pledge form OR a link on Grace’s website where you can pledge electronically!
PARENTS OF 6TH-8TH GRADERS
Join Heidi for conversation about how to structure the 6-8th grade youth program at Grace. The CYF Committee has some thoughts, but we want your input. We will meet on Sunday, November 17th between services on the west end of the fellowship hall.
NEW MEMBER CLASS
Wednesday, November 20 at 6:30 pm
For those desiring to join Grace, or would like to learn more about our community or the Lutheran faith, a new member class will be held November 20. Dessert will be served. Please contact Jill at email@example.com or 612-331-8125 if you plan to attend. The booklet Baptized We Live will be sent for you to read before the class. Students might consider joining as associate members. We look forward to welcoming another wonderful group to Grace!
NAAPOK BEADWORK SALE
Sunday, November 24, 9:00am-1:00pm in Fellowship Hall
Bead artistry of the Maasai women of Tanzania: traditional jewelry, along with key chains, zipper pulls and ornaments. All proceeds will go to the Naapok Bead Project which provides a group of 60 women with a small regular income. It’s a great opportunity to support people who are doing their very best to help themselves, doing what they know how to do. Cash and checks are accepted. Prices range from $3 to $20. To read more about the project, here’s a story from Living Lutheran magazine from May 2018: https://www.livinglutheran.org/2018/05/a-chain-of-support/
NEIGHBORHOOD THANKSGIVING SERVICE
Tuesday, November 26 at 7:30 pm at University Baptist Church (1219 University Ave. SE)
Choir rehearsal at 6:30 pm – all who wish to sing are welcome!
This is an inter-religious service with our neighboring communities. Bring pie to share for fellowship time, and gifts of money for local food shelves.
ADVENT MID-WEEK WORSHIP
“Come in from the Cold”
Wednesdays December 4, 11, and 18
6:45-7:30 pm Holden Evening Vespers, followed by hot cider in the foyer
Music, prayers, readings, quiet, candlelight, being together. Park in the Grace Garage using code 4991*
GIVE TO THE MAX FOR LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY – TWIN CITIES
Tomorrow is the day!
Please join Grace friends in giving to LCM-TC on Give to the Max Day! As a congregation, we support LCM-TC because they are our partners in ministry. We also know that LCM needs financial support from individuals as well, so we’re extending this special invitation to you today. Here’s a word from LCM:
Support Lutheran Campus Ministry-Twin Cities on Give to the Max Day!
Join the largest online giving event of the year on November 14, 2019 with a gift to Lutheran Campus Ministry-Twin Cities. The goal is to raise $10,000!!! And, your gift will be matched.
LCM-TC students embody hope for our future world, and our church – people passionate about learning and growing in their faith, with a deep call to share God’s love, mercy and justice.
Your investment makes this hope concrete and supports our ministry in student faith formation, leadership development, vocational discernment, pastoral care, service projects in the community, interfaith exploration, student worship and strengthens faith communities for the future of our church and the world. Just click here and give generously!
EMBRACING THE SCARS BOOKS AVAILABLE
Our speaker at the September 15 forum, Patricia Mokoena, shared a moving and enlightening account of her traumatic journey from South Africa through Central America to the United States as an asylum seeker. Not only does Patricia have the courage to share her firsthand experience, she is now helping others traveling a similar path. To help fund her endeavors, she has written a book about her experiences entitled, Embracing the Scars.
A few copies are for sale for $10 each and are now available to be picked up in the church office. Please bring cash or a check made out to Patricia Bjerke for $10. Patricia is also selling the books through Amazon.com, so you may order them online. Please share this information with friends who may be interested in reading about Patricia’s experience.