May 23, 2018
Thursday, May 24
1:00-4:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall
Be part of Grace’s quilting ministry! Need not know how to sew…there’s a role for everyone:) Contact Karen Franzmeier at email@example.com you are interested in trying this out…it’s a lovely group of people and a terrific way to connect while filling a need. Quilts go to Lutheran World Relief and/or other organizations who can use them. See some of the beautiful quilts this group has created – they are displayed on the pews in fellowship hall!
Sunday, June 3 at 9:15 am the Fellowship Hall
Please plan to attend our June congregational meeting. We will elect council members and committee chairs for the coming year and thank our outgoing leaders, as well as vote on a resolution put forth by the Hawkinson Fund. Your voice is important in our mission and leadership decisions!
Nora Weigle graduates from St. Michael-Albertville High School. The Grace community is invited to an ice cream social open house on Sunday, June 3 from 2-5 pm at her home, 4742 Mason Ave NE in St. Michael. Please come!
Theo Wilson graduates from South High School in Minneapolis. You are invited to his open house on Sunday, June 3 from 4-7 pm at Wabun Picnic Area, Minnehaha Park. Hope to see you there!
SUMMER GRACE TIME PLAYDATES
Sunday, June 10, 9:15-10:15 am (also July 8 & August 12)
Have some fun outside (weather permitting…in fellowship hall otherwise) between services! All who want to play games, share a snack, and enjoy the summer weather are invited to participate. Just show up!
KAREN’S CRAFTS FOR MWENDO CONGO
Sunday, June 10 in Fellowship Hall
Karen Franzmeier will have crafts available for purchase in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, June 10. Proceeds will go toward Mwendo Congo.
Mwendo Congo continues its vital work to support transformational education and health efforts in the eastern Congo. The board meets monthly and invites you to join their meetings anytime! Upcoming meetings: June 10 and July 15, both Sundays at 12:15 pm in the Peace Chapel.
SUMMER BOOK DISCUSSION—THE CONVERSATION: A REVOLUTIONAY PLAN FOR END-OF-LIFE CARE
Thursdays, June 14, 21, and 28 from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Peace Chapel
Come join a conversation with this book as our guide. We will meet three Thursdays—June 14, 21 and 28 at 4:00-5:30 pm at Grace in the Peace Chapel. How does our faith inform end of life conversations, what have we learned from the death of loved ones, what is a “good death.” Pastor Mary will facilitate the discussion. Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please acquire your book through the method that works best for you—Kindle, library, Amazon, book store, etc.
The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care
by Angelo Volandes M.D. M.D.
“There is an unspoken dark side of American medicine—keeping patients alive at any price. Two thirds of Americans die in healthcare institutions, tethered to machines and tubes at bankrupting costs, even though research shows most prefer to die at home in comfort, surrounded by loved ones. Through the stories of seven patients and seven very different end-of-life experiences, Dr. Angelo E. Volandes demonstrates what people with a serious illness, who are approaching the end of their lives, need most is not new technologies but one simple thing: The Conversation. He argues for a re-envisioning of the patient-doctor relationship and offers ways for patients and their families to talk about this difficult issue to ensure patients will be at the center and in charge of their medical care.”
NAAPOK BEADWORK SALE
Sunday, June 17 in Fellowship Hall
Come prepared to view and purchase beautiful gifts (for others and for yourself). This sale features the 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 learn more about the project and see what kinds of items will be available, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/beadWOW/ (items cannot be purchased online). Organizer is Marianne Diefenthal.
Stefan and Kara Wolf have a new baby girl, Solveig, and would appreciate meals. If you would be willing to provide a meal, contact Julie Anderson at email@example.com or 651-
RAMADAN DINNER OPPORTUNITIES
You are warmly invited to attend a Ramadan dinner at a mosque near you! Ramadan begins TODAY! and 40 Minnesota mosques are opening their doors for an evening celebrated with their neighbors. For locations, dates, and to register, please go to Minnesota Council of Churches Taking Heart Ramadan Sign up
NURSERY WORKERS NEEDED
We are looking for 1-2 additional people to work in the Grace University Lutheran Church nursery for 2 Sundays a month. Hours are 8am-noon. This is a paid position. Contact Jenny Odden: or