January 16, 2019
AL IN THAILAND
Stay in touch with Al’s adventures in Thailand through his blog: negstad.blogspot.com. Grace folks can see some of what their money is doing in something closer to real time!
Those who attended the 10:30 worship service on 1/6 saw Wittman as baby Jesus with parents Mary (Devan) and Joseph (Jeff). The Swiontkowskis would appreciate meals. If you would be willing to provide a meal, contact Julie Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-
The U of MN students will return to campus soon! We are gearing up for our traditional Tuesday Soup at Lutheran Campus Ministry. This event is a wonderful way for students to meet new friends and build lasting relationships. We are seeking soup makers to provide soup for 25 hungry students. Please let us know if you would like to make soup for this fabulous event and the details will follow. Most Tuesdays between now and the end of April are open. To sign up, please pick a date and contact Michelle at email@example.com. She will confirm and coordinate logistics.
Thank you for your consideration of this terrific community-building ministry!
SHARING THE HARVEST MINISTRY
Thursday, January 24, 10:30 am – 1:00 or 2:00 pm
Brian Coyle Center (420 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis)
Grace University Lutheran’s ministry of Sharing the Harvest is on the fourth Thursday of each month. We fill bags with produce in an assembly line fashion beginning at 10:30 am—it takes about an hour. Then 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. To sign up, please do so on the list next to the office, email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Karen Van Norman at email@example.com.
This is a new ministry at Grace and will be occurring monthly on the 4thThursday of the month. Email Karen Van Norman, firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be on an email list to sign up for future distribution dates.
Sunday, January 27 following the 10:30 worship
We gather following the 10:30 am worship to briefly review 2018 and look ahead to what 2019 might bring. The congregation will discuss and vote on the budget for 2019 and hear any other updates. Please make every effort to attend. The 2018 Annual Report for Grace will be available beforehand and at the meeting. Please plan to attend—your voice and your vote on matters of church business are important!
If you are a committee chair or staff, we’ll want to hear from you about 2018. Reports can be emailed to Jill by Friday, January 18 to be included in the 2018 annual report for Grace.
BOOKS & BAGELS—NEW DATE!
Sunday, February 3 at 9:20 am at Einstein’s/Caribou on the corner
Kids and their SAs (Significant Adults): read The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon and join us for discussion! Contact Pastor Melanie if you’d like to participate: email@example.com.
GraceSing is a ministry of bringing song directly to people during significant times of life. The GraceSing group is 40 members strong. When we are invited to sing for someone, 4-6 of us visit for about 20 minutes, singing favorite hymns and other simple songs. We can show up in hard times—for people in hospice, for those who have lost a loved one, during hospitalization or recovery, for those facing a difficult diagnosis. We can come to mark transitions—a house blessing, welcoming a new baby, a time of arrival or leave-taking. If you or a loved one would like a visit from GraceSing, contact one of the pastors. (More information is at firstname.lastname@example.org.). To join GraceSing, contact Liz Andress at
GRACE READS: BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS
Sunday, February 24th @ Noon @ Noodles and Co. on Washington
Transcription by Kate Atkinson
A dramatic story of WWII espionage, betrayal, and loyalty, by the #1 bestselling author of Life After Life. Contact Pastor Melanie if you have questions or to RSVP to participate: email@example.com