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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.

Attention! Attention!

Planning for our 40th Anniversary Celebration


Throughout the planning stages for this event, we will be posting requests for action & news updates on the bulletin board. We need as many people involved as possible to make this event a success. Current request now up on the bulletin board in the narthex: your ideas, contact info for the invitation list .
Questions? Contact: president@graceline.org.  

 

2020 Council Members

Would you consider joining the council in 2020? Grace is in the unusual situation of having 6 of 8 council seats empty next year. Contact president@graceline.org.

Prayer Requests

  • Cynthia Simon-Thyroid cancer. Surgery scheduled Nov 6. Pray for a successful surgery & that every trace of cancer be eradicated from her body & she be made whole.
  • Peggy Remmert (Remmert’s daughter-in-law) Recovering from a hip replacement. May God’s Spirit fill her with courage & healing. Joe Frantzen’s family (Sheila M’s brother-in-law)-at the passing of Joe. Father comfort his loved ones as they mourn his passing.
  • Dr. Diane Fourie (Cynthia S’s former boss) Breast cancer treatment. Prayers for a full recovery to health.
  • Pat Alex– Receiving new implant for pain inhibitor. Please pray for release from pain & the return of energy. May God bring & peace comfort to Pat.
  • Colleen Railsback (friend of Sandy S.) -Breast cancer. Surgery went well. Dr’s are evaluating to determine her future treatment plan. Prayers for healing, blankets of love, peace & courage to surround her.
  • Pam Hinckle (Bowman’s friend)-Home after time in rehab for broken femur. Pray her faith be her strength & God’s healing power fill her.
  • Glenda Shed (Sandy Seifert’s sister) fractured vertebra from car accident. May God’s healing hand relieve her of pain and comfort her during her recovery.
  • Terri Dickens (Christina Meadow’s mom)-Relief from pain and for peace. May our prayers surround & lift up Terry & her family.
  • Dick McCasland (brother-in-law of Pat Alex)-Melanoma diagnosis. Pray for wisdom & God’s healing hand to be with Dick.
  • Barbara Coppom  (wife of a close friend of Larry B)-immune disease diagnosis. Lots of pain in her legs. Pray  that she remains stable and that the pain lifts off her.  Pray for her husband, Dail as her care-giver. Dail is also the primary support for his mother and aunt who are 94 year old twins.

Our Military Members

  • Ciera Meadows-Greene-Navy PO 1st class-stationed in San Diego, CA
  • Paul Wooton, LCpl USMC (Caylin Campbell’s husband)-stationed in SC
  • Tim Sikorski, Army Lt. Colonel, stationed in Germany.
  • Adah Frankovic (lifelong friend of Kathy T & Cindy S), Captain , USAF, stationed in Clovis, NM
  • Brett Ambroson (Cheryl McVay’s nephew)-Doctor, Special Forces, Naval Air Stationed in Key West.

Pastor’s vacation time 

Pastor Cindy will be on vacation in Santa Fe Oct 11-18, out Sunday, Oct 13. She will be in Kansas presiding at her niece Carissa’s wedding Oct 24-27, out Sunday, Oct 27. She will be in Colorado presiding at another wedding Nov 3 (after worship)- 10, out Sunday, Nov 10. Her niece’s wedding was a surprise and scheduled in August otherwise she wouldn’t have scheduled being out 3 of 5 Sundays from Oct 13- Nov 10.  While Pastor Cindy is out of town, please contact the office or the council president for pastoral emergencies.

Grace Welcomes New Worship Accompanist – Ronald Acebuche

Ronald Acebuche (Ah-say-boo-chey) began accompanying Grace worship and choir on August 18. He is very talented and enthusiastic with extensive experience in teaching music and playing the piano.

He and his wife moved to Central Texas from McAllen. He taught music in school, as a private instructor and as an accompanist at Our Savior Lutheran Church in McAllen.

Ronald’s references spoke of his positive influence wherever he participated. Everyone said they enjoyed being around Ronald.

Grace is blessed to have Ronald share his talent and faith with us.

Welcome him at our worship services at 10:30 AM every Sunday.

Grace Lutheran Church’s Service Project for VBS

Grace Lutheran Church’s service project for Vacation Bible School will be collecting items for Welcome Baskets for Central Texas Table of Grace, a non-profit emergency shelter for children and teens in the foster care system. We are inviting those attending Vacation Bible School to bring one of the following for the Welcome Baskets:  toothbrush, hair ties, or reusable water bottle.  Together we can help bring comfort to children and youth in this situation.  Click HERE to see a complete list of items included in the “Welcome” kits.

Grace Welcomes Adam Reemts As Our New Music Minister

Grace welcomes Adam Reemts to lead the music ministry. He will lead the choir and chimes using his gifts of music and joy. We are grateful for his teaching and organizing skills that will bring blessings to the ministry. Adam with his wife Charlotte and children Ella and Vanessa are members of Grace. He has led the congregation as President and is currently on the Missional River Team. God Bless Adam’s ministry.

 

Defining Grace’s Mission: “The Missional River”

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.

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.

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