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This is where you can see what is current and important news regarding what is happening at Grace Lutheran and within the community. Visit here often to see what you might be interested in participating in or just to stay aware.

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Grace Announcements AUG 19, 2018

AUG 2018 Edition of the Graceline

We have just completed the replacement of the cross atop the church at Grace Lutheran. Go to our facebook page and let us know what you think.
  

Prayer shawls were made for each voting member (350). Four of those shawls have been given to Grace. The shawls were used as the assembly prayed before voting in the Bishop’s election. Rev. Susan Briner has been elected Bishop for a 6 year term. She will be installed on September 1. Synod congregations exchanged plants and prayer requests. Faith in Taft has sent the plant on the entry table and we will include them in our prayers.


4-5 members are needed to participate in this yearlong Synod program. This Grace team will join our neighbor ELCA congregations for seminars and coaching that lead change and create a strategic plan for next 2-3 years.
Contact Adam Reemts (president@graceline.org) or Pastor (pastor@graceline.org)

New Members Welcome
Are you interested in joining the Grace mission of sharing God’s love? A new member reception will be scheduled very soon. Please contact Pastor Cindy at pastor@graceline.org to join in!

Help! Short on Help!
We need more people to sign up to make Sunday mornings happen at Grace. The sign up sheet is on the bulletin board, if you have trained to serve, please sign up! If you are interested in serving, please speak with Pastor Cindy about training, we need more people to help!

Grace Lutheran Church on Facebook – Have you checked our Facebook pages recently? Go to www.graceline.org, Click on “f “ above the “Home” button at the top of the page for a direct link to our Facebook account.

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One of the outreach ideas that we have had in the Evangelism committee is the use of Facebook. It is 2018 after all and social media is extremely popular. I have a Facebook account and am “friends” with quite a few members of the congregation and there is probably quite a few more that I’m not connected to as of yet. More importantly, think of the vast number of people we can reach by totaling up the connections of everyone in our congregation. Even I have around 250 friends on my list and no, I didn’t have to pay them. Also, it’s free! If we would “check-In” for church or any church related events or “share” the events the Grace page posts, we could reach hundreds of people. In one of my Outreach readings this month, they stated that social media and texting is the best way to attract younger people. My goal is to help grow our church and I’m welcoming of any and all suggestions.

Prayer Concerns
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Doug Martin– at the passing of his mother Margaret. Prayers for comfort for Doug & all who loved Margaret. May God’s loving presence comfort them during their time of grief.
Bruce Baker-Home after having a stint placed in heart vessel . May God bring him recovery & strength.
Beva Lippe
–hospitalized for weakness and headache. Prayers that her suffering is relieved and that as they wait God’s presence is their comfort and hope.
Bud Seiffert-Cancer diagnosis. Prayers for the Father’s hand in the decisions being made for his treatment.
Adam Pfaff-stomach pain persists. Pray for this pain to be lifted from him and that he feels surrounded with God’s supporting love.
Pat Priest (Rebecca Koch’s father) has started dialysis. Pray that dialysis fortifies him.
Bud Seiffert-
Cancer diagnosis. Prayers for the Father’s hand in the decisions being made for his treatment.
Mark Law (Margaret Pfaff’s cousin)-Cancer spread to lymph nodes & liver. Prayers to help the Drs. find the right treatment. Father fill Mark & his family with peace & hope. Hold them in Your loving embrace as they face an uncertain future.
Chuy (father of a family friend of Sheila M)- moving to a skilled nursing home. Prayers for relief of depression for Chuy & strength, comfort & peace for his family.
Joe Mobley(Bowman’s friend)-Cancer diagnosis. May Joe & Mary continue to walk close to the Lord.
Shawn Ladd (Dan’s Son)-Hospitalized following a fall, awaiting tests. Prayers for God’s strength & healing presence.

Our Military Members:
Ciera Meadows-Navy PO 1st class-stationed at Naval Base Coronado, near San Diego, CA.
Paul Wooton, LCpl USMC (Caylin Campbell’s fiancé)- Stationed in South Carolina.
Tim Sikorski, Army Information Ops Officer, stationed in Germany.
Adah Frankovic (lifelong friend of Kathy T & Cindy S), Captain , USAF, 4 month deployment to Afghanistan.
Nick Hatfield –(Gretchen Davenport’s nephew) Army Medic serving in Syria.
Brett Ambroson (Cheryl McVay’s nephew)-Doctor, Special Forces, Naval Air Station in Key West

August Birthdays
4 Ellen Saccone
6 Robert Simon
8 Gary Hiemke
11 Darlene Richards
13 Katja Sikorski
14 Kelly Martin
15 Cheryl McVay
19 Savannah Hope Baker
25 Jackson Riley Crippen
25 John Fabac
26 Jenny Bolding
27 Dorothy “Sue” Martin

August Anniversaries
2 Sue & Bruce Baker
2 Erin & Blake Smith
9 Pastor Margaret Pfaff – Ordination Anniversary
9 Charlotte & Adam Reemts
10 Deanna & Adam Baker
13 Sandy & Bud Seifert
15 Pastor Ann Koopman – Ordination Anniversary
17 Rebecca & Jeff Koch
22 Ann & Dan Martick

Round Rock Serving Center Item: Pinto Beans and Rice