May 22, 2019
SEEKING GRADUATE INFORMATION
Submit information to the office (the deadline has passed…but please still send it in!)
Some of you (or your kids) are graduating this spring…will you tell us who you are? High school, college or university, graduate school, PhD program…we’d like to know about it! Please contact Jill in the office to say who is graduating, in what program from what school, if there’s a near future plan post-graduation (no pressure) and we’ll share the news in our June/July newsletter.
LOOKING FOR A USED BIKE
For a Grace member eager to learn to ride bike for the first time as an adult. Frame size small/13-15″, step-through, easily-adjustable seat height, in operating condition (we will get it tuned up), free or cheap. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day
Sunday, June 2 at 9:15 am
Please plan to attend our June congregational meeting. Your voice is important in our mission and leadership decisions! New leaders will be elected, a synod assembly report and building update given, and the following resolution recommended by the Church Council for congregational approval will be considered:
The congregation of Grace University Lutheran Church hereby resolves to approve the organ maintenance proposal submitted by Grandall & Engen, LLC dated February 8, 2019 for $82,450 for maintenance and improvements to be done mid-2021 or after the completion of the new building addition. The funds will be paid from the Enduring Grace Fund – Future Needs and Opportunities sub account.
Our organ will need to undergo some needed repairs soon, and considering the dust impact of the proposed building addition, it will need to be fully cleaned when building is completed. Other issues to address are the result of things the Wicks Organ Company either did not do, or that need improving since the 1999 rebuild. The work, if the congregation approves, will be done by David Grandall, Grace member and Vice President of Grandall & Engen. The council has asked other outstanding, local organists for recommendations regarding who should do this work. They all agree Grandall & Engen is the best and most knowledgeable company in the region to do this work. Grace also benefits from David Grandall’s very special knowledge and care for our particular organ and his commitment to the mission and ministry of Grace.
The holy month of Ramadan is from May 6-June 4. Many mosques in Minnesota are opening their doors to host free iftar dinners for their neighbors. These dinners offer a unique opportunity to get to know our Muslim neighbors. Registration is required; you can sign up at the Minnesota Council of Churches’ website at www.mnchurches.org.
We can also support our neighbors by putting “Blessed Ramadan” signs on our lawns. Contact Connie Fourré or Tom Mayer if you’d like to learn where to purchase one – email@example.com.