January 22, 2020
SHARING THE HARVEST
Thursday, January 23, 10:30 am & 1:00 pm at Brian Coyle Center (420 15th Ave S, Mpls)
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, email@example.com, to volunteer or join the volunteer email list, or sign up by the office.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR HELMUT DIEFENTHAL
Grace member Dr. Helmut Diefenthal died on June 30, 2019. His memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 25 at 11:00 am at Grace. Park in either the Grace garage or the hospital ramp for free.
OPPORTUNITY FOR CONVERSATION ABOUT THE PASTORAL TRANSITION
This Sunday, January 26, members of the council invite you to a time of informal conversation about the pastoral transition—9:20-10:20 in the fellowship hall, northwest corner. We want to hear your thoughts and questions about the proposal to extend part-time calls to Pastor Mary and Pastor Dan, about possible plans for interim pastoral help, about the call process, and/or about options for timelines and processes for all the important work ahead of us. There will, of course, also be opportunity for discussion during the congregational meeting. This time is supplementary to that. And, we on the council welcome individual conversations and communications. —Stan Olson, President
Sunday, January 26 following the 10:30 am worship
The congregation will discuss and vote on the budget for 2020 and hear any other updates. As part of the meeting, we will also conduct a special meeting to act on the Council recommendation that Pastor Mary and Pastor Dan be called as part-time pastors for a period of six to twelve months following the conclusion of their full-time calls on May 31, 2020. Please make every effort to attend.
The 2019 Annual Report for Grace will be available beforehand and at the meeting. Nursery care will be available until 1 pm this day.
Monday-Tuesday, January 27-28
Jill is attending a workshop. Other staff may be in the building.
Thursday, January 30, 1:00-3:30 pm in Fellowship Hall
There is a role for anyone who wishes to help create quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Please join us! Contact Karen Franzmeier with questions – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Michelle, LCM’s Administrator, will fill you in on the details. Almost every Tuesday from January 28 to May 5 is available. To sign up, please pick a date and contact Michelle at email@example.com. She will email you to confirm and coordinate the logistics.
AL IN THAILAND
Al Negstad has returned to Thailand to teach English. While there, he reaches out to people identified by his host family as those in need. You are invited to contribute toward helping these needs get met. Envelopes are available for you to contribute as you like—and contributions can continue to be made and will be received by Al for distribution. Make checks to Grace and designate for Thailand in the memo, or submit cash through a donation envelope to the church office or in an offering basket.Follow Al’s experiences at negstad.blogspot.com and look forward to a report at Grace during the forum on March 8.
HAWKINSON FUND FOR PEACE & JUSTICE AT GRACE
2020 Scholarship Application Is Now Available
DUE MARCH 2nd
If you know of any undergraduate or graduate students doing great work in the area of peace and justice please spread the word that the 2020 scholarship application is now available. Visit hawkinsonfoundation.org/what-we-do/hawkinson-scholarship/apply/
Completed applications for the 2020 scholarships must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 2, 2020.