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Grace Announcements MAR 10, 2019

MAR 2019 Edition of the Graceline

Attention! Attention! 

LENTEN OFFERING
Tiemann Endowment Fund for Leadership Development In 2018, we embarked on an amazing journey to create the Tiemann Endowment Fund for Leadership Development. Together with you, this fund was successfully established to support the development of congregational lay leaders & pastors.

Our congregation is responding by collecting a special offering during Lent for this unique leadership fund. Working together with you our gifts will continue to equip leaders that build and strengthen ministries within the Southwestern Texas Synod.

Throughout Lent, simply share your gift by marking the check memo line “Lenten Offering”.

Thank YOU for your support!

Two New Teams Launching at Grace

New (Kind of) Property Committee
The council is organizing a new kind of Property Committee.
In the past being on the property committee meant that you would be called to come and fix stuff at church. You needed to be a handy type. The committee didn’t have meetings they just responded to the needed repairs.
The new kind of Property Committee will need people who are good at organizing and prioritizing a list of backlogged projects. Committee members will need to be able to meet each month as well as take on tasks (for example getting bids, taking inventory) between meetings. Members will need to be able to work with others and not just take off and do their own thing. Members will need to be comfortable shaping the direction of this new committee.
There is no need to be a handy type as the committee won’t be doing the work.
Please consider your own gifts and speak to a council member (see p. 9) or Pastor Cindy about your place on this New kind of Property Committee.

Graceline Website Design team
2019 will usher in a newly designed website for Grace. The congregational meeting expanded the office administrator job description. Kari Whitlock will become the online administrator. She will keep the online face of Grace fresh and up to date.
But before that can happen we need a group of members (3-4) to begin gathering ideas of what the new web-site will look like. This group will not create the site so the members do not need to know how to build a web-site. We need people who will review other websites for ideas and dream a bit about the future of Grace. This group is a short term team, completing their task in a few months’ time.
Please consider your own gifts and speak to a council member (see p. 9) or Pastor Cindy about your place on this Website design team.

 


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.

Grace FB

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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Barbara Coppom (wife of a close friend of Larry B)-immune disease diagnosis. Prayer for a medical plan of treatment & healing. Pray for her husband, Dail as her caregiver. Dail is is also the primary support for his mother and aunt who are 94 year old twins.
Sheryl Rothe (Pastor’s sister-in-law) Recovering from viral pneumonia at home.
Ralph Remmert-Pacemaker/fibulator. Prayer for Ralph that this might bring peace & strength to his heart. Please pray for Joyce & Ralph that as they wait they know Jesus’ comfort & love.
Nita Mitchell
(Jan Cz. relative)- Cancer has metastasized, so new treatments will begin. Pray for God’s courage & healing.
Sue Carnell (Pastor Cindy’s friend)-knee replacement surgery. May God be with her for a strong recovery.
Pat Alex-chronic pain. Prayer the procedure done will bring her relief.
Adam Pfaff-Fibromyalgia diagnosis. Pray for this pain to be lifted from him and that he feels surrounded with God’s supporting love.
Mark Law (Margaret Pfaff’s cousin)-Mark has passed. Please pray for his family& all who love him. May God continue to surround them in love & provide comfort & strength as they mourn their loss.
Heather Seifert-She continues with a strong recovery. May God be her strength & comfort.
Joe Frantzen (Sheila M’s brother-in-law)-radiation and chemo seems to be working on his tumor. May God’s healing power be with him.
Bobby Klein (Nancy Wilson’s daughter’s mother-in-law(AJ’s mom))-Lung Cancer diagnosis. We pray for Bobby & her family. For peace & comfort as she undergoes treatment. For grace & wisdom to her medical team (Dr’s).
Tiara and her foster family (VISTA Student)-Difficult time. May God’s hand reach into their home with comfort and courage. May Tiara feel God’s Spirit loving her through these days.
Beva Lippe–Continued recovery of her strength. May God’s love be her light & guide.
Chuy (father of a family friend of Sheila M)- His confusion continues but he is living at home. God’s love never changes.
Joe Mobley (Bowman’s friend)-Cancer diagnosis. May Joe & Mary continue to walk close to the Lord.

Our Military Members:
Ciera Greene-Navy PO 1st class-6 months deployment in Middle East
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, Okinawa, Japan.
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