November 14, 2018
ANOTHER GRACE WEEK AT HOLDEN VILLAGE
June 22-28, 2019
Please email Pastor Mary (email@example.com) or Jill (firstname.lastname@example.org) by tomorrow, November 15, if you are interested in possibly going to Holden with a Grace group that week. To find more information, go to holden village.org. If we get a good sign up, we will receive a group discount.
BOOKS & BAGELS – OOPS! THIS IS THE CORRECT DATE
Sunday, November 18 at 9:20 am at Einstein’s/Caribou on the corner
Kids and SAs (Significant Adults): read The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani and join us for discussion! Read about it on amazon. Contact Pastor Melanie if you’d like to participate: email@example.com.
DECEMBER NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
Monday, November 19 at 12 noon
Please submit articles for the December Grace Messengerto Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OFFICE HOURS AND BULLETIN DEADLINE NEXT WEEK
Bulletin announcements are due Tuesday, November 20 at 12 pm for the November 25 bulletin.
The church office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22-23, for Thanksgiving.
INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE
Tuesday, November 20 at 7:30 pm
Here at Grace
Choir rehearsal at 6:30 pm – all who wish to sing are welcome!
For several years Grace has partnered with other nearby congregations of various faith traditions for a Thanksgiving Eve (or, eve of the eve) worship. This year, the service will be held at Grace—we are the hosts! We invite you to attend. The theme is Compassion. A fellowship time follows the worship—bring pie to share. Gifts of money for the offering will go to local food shelves.
Free parking for the service is available in Grace’s parking garage, located across Harvard Street from the church. A parking attendant will be available to let cars enter the garage; pedestrian access information for returning to cars will be provided at the service. Alternative parking is available in the hospital ramp, accessed on Delaware Street between Harvard and Walnut – pick up a voucher from an usher at the service to exit the ramp for free.
Would you like to help serve or host? Please contact Pastor Mary: email@example.com or sign up on the sheet by the office (you can also email Jill)
QUILT FOR AUCTION
The “quilting folks” at Grace have a beautiful hand-made quilt that is being offered as a silent auction fundraiser. The quilt will be on display in Fellowship Hall beginning in mid-November, with the auction closing after a couple of weeks. If you would like to make a bid to purchase this quilt, sign up on the sheet near the quilt. Proceeds will be used to purchase additional quilting supplies for Lutheran World Relief quilts.
Monday, November 26 at 7:00 pm in the Peace Chapel
Topic: South Africa
The African National Congress (ANC) party has governed South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994. Today the party suffers from popular frustration over official corruption and economic stagnation. It faces growing threats from both left and right opposition parties, as well as intraparty divisions. A weaker ANC could lead to political fragmentation in this relatively new democracy. Gary Prevost, retired professor of political science at St. John’s University and College of St. Benedict’s, will lead this discussion. He has just returned from an extended visit in South Africa and will share his insights with us. Everyone is welcome. There is a small charge to attend if you are not a member of the group. Questions: Please contact Janet Jacobson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHARING THE HARVEST MINISTRY
Thursday, November 29, 10:30 am – 1:00 or 2:00 pm
Brian Coyle Center (420 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis)
Volunteers are needed to help arrange fresh vegetables around a community room for easy distribution. Distribution begins at 1:00. It would be great if one or two volunteers can stay until the end of distribution at 2:00 to help with clean-up. This is a new ministry at Grace and will be occurring monthly on the 4thThursday of the month (in November it’s on the 5thThursday, due to Thanksgiving). Email Karen Van Norman, email@example.com if you’d like to be on an email list to sign up for future distribution dates.
GRACE READS: BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS
Sunday, December 9th @ Noon @ Noodles and Co. on Washington
Refuge: A Novel by Dina Nayeri
The moving lifetime relationship between a father and a daughter, seen through the prism of global immigration and the contemporary refugee experience. Contact Pastor Melanie if you have questions or to RSVP to participate: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth, Tony, Bailey and Julian Pham have added twins Tessa and Harris to their family. They would appreciate meals. If you would be willing to provide a meal, contact Julie Anderson at email@example.com or 651-
WOMEN’S RETREATS AT ARC RETREAT CENTER
Filling up, but a few spots available!
Fridays at 7pm through Sundays at 2 pm
Advent: November 30-December 2, 2018
Epiphany: January 18-20, 2019
Lent: March 1-3, 2019
$210 per person, includes meals and linens. Maximum 18 women for each retreat. Scholarships available upon request. Sign up on the church office door or contact Jill in the office or Pastor Mary to sign up.
SEEKING NURSERY ATTENDANTS
We are looking for Nursery Attendants to work in the church nursery here at Grace. Attendants care for the young children by playing with toddlers, reading stories, and maintaining a safe and welcoming environment. Attendants will work with another attendant to staff the nursery on Sundays. We are seeking someone who could work 2 Sundays a month from 8am-12pm. This is a paid position. Contact Heidi Johnson McAllister at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-331-8125.