Monthly News / June 2019

JUNE, JULY, AUGUST & LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2019 – SUMMER REFRESHMENTS! There is a signup sheet in the Narthex to sign up to provide Summer Refreshments. The paper products will be provided. You will need ice tea, lemonade and light snacks. Please sign up for a Sunday or two during the summer months. Thank you!

Sunday, June 2, 2019 – There will be a Council Meeting in the meeting room downstairs immediately following the worship service.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 – We will have our Annual Church Picnic June 9th. There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex to let us know how many will be coming and if you are able to provide a salad, side dish or dessert.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – We will have Bible Study and studying the Gospel of John at 10:30am in the meeting room downstairs. Please join us and bring a friend.

Blanket Sunday at Grace

Members of Grace made 4 soft blankets for those in need Sunday, April 28, 2019.

Keith Jones and Dave Ehret
Sue Roberts and Pat Irwin
Donna Richard, Keith Jones, Dave Ehret, Sue Roberts, Pat Irwin all working on a blanket with Dieter Degen supervising in the background.
Christine Kertis, Jeannette Hunter and Butch Wetzel folding one finished blanket.

Monthly News / May 2019

Friday & Saturday, May 3rd & 4th 2019 – Synod Assembly will be attended by Keith Jones, Dave Ehret & Pastor Richard.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – we will be feeding the homeless. If you are able please come around 9:30 in the morning to help prepare the food and/or come at 6:15 p.m. to help deliver and feed the hungry.

Also on May 8th there will be a Bible Study lead by Pastor Richard will begin at 10:30.  We will be studying the Gospel of John.  Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch and a friend. We will meet in the downstairs meeting room.

Sunday, May 12th is Mother’s Day!

Saturday, May 18 through Saturday, May 25, 2019 – Pastor Richard will be on vacation.  The Rev. Arden Krych will be here on Sunday, May 19.  He will also be available should anyone need emergency pastoral care during Pastor Richard’s absence. 

Monday, May 27, 2019 – Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 29,2019 – Nursery School Closing program for the three year old class is at 6:30 p.m. and will take place in the undercroft.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 – Nursery School Closing program for the four year old class is at 7:00 p.m. and will take place in the undercroft.  Thursday, May 30th is the Last Day of Nursery School before summer break.

Thursday, May 30, 2019Ascension Day – Delaware Conference will gather together at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1500 Glen Avenue, Folcroft, PA 19032 on Thursday, May 30, at 6:00pm for soup and salad and then worship at 7:00pm. Pastor Katie Day will be our preacher and there will be a combined choir for this worship service. Rehearsal will be at 6:30pm that evening. The anthem will be distributed to congregations in the coming weeks. Congregations: Please bring 1 soup, 1 loaf of bread, and 1 dessert.

Free Concert At Grace

We had our 1st Chamber Music Concert at Grace on Sunday, April 14 and it was a great success. We had Colloquial Winds along with Michael Shingo Crawford and Phillip Wats on violin as well as our own John Ervin on the organ. After the concert everyone enjoyed the reception where they could meet the musicians.

Mark your calendars for our next Free Concert which will be on Sunday, October 13, 2019.

Colloquial Winds
Michael Shingo Crawford & Phillip Watts

Monthly News / April 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019 – There will be a Council Meeting immediately following the worship service in the meeting room downstairs.  Please plan to attend.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 – Bible Study lead by Pastor Richard will begin at 11:30.  We will be studying the Gospel of John.  Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch and a friend. We will meet in the downstairs meeting room.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 – At 3:00pm we will be having a Free Concert of chamber music which John Ervin has put together.  We will have a woodwind quintet as well as violinists along with our pipe organ.  This is open to the public so please invite your friends and relatives.  Lite refreshments will be service in the undercroft so you can meet the musicians after the concert.

Monday, April 15 through Monday, April 22, 2019 – Nursery School is closed for Easter break during Holy Week and on Easter Monday reopening on Tuesday, April 23rd.

Palm Sunday, April 14th Worship Service at 10:00 a.m. at Grace.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 – Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion 7:00pm at Grace.

Friday, April 19, 2019 – Good Friday Service at 7:00 at Grace.

Sunday, April 21, 2019Easter Sunday please join us at 8:30am for and Easter Breakfast prepared by the men of Grace Lutheran Church.  After breakfast join us for an Easter Service of Holy Communion at 10:00am followed by and Easter egg hunt for the children.

April 14 at 3PM Free Concert

Colloquial Winds, a woodwind quintet, along with violinists Michael Shingo-Crawford and Phillip Watts will present a Chamber Music Program at Grace Lutheran Church, Mather Avenue at West Chester Pike, Broomall, Pennsylvania on Sunday, April 14 at 3 pm.

Featured on the program will be woodwind quintets of Franz Danzi, Claude-Paul Taffanel and Michael Singo-Crawford, as well as the Double Violin Concerto by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Colloquial Winds was founded in 2018 in Philadelphia. Its members are students of Temple University with a commitment to the cultivation and performance of standard works as well as new music.  They recently performed at the Skidmore Wind and Brass Festival and had an opportunity to work with members of Windscape, the resident woodwind quintet at the Manhattan School of Music.

Michael Shingo-Crawford, composer and award-winning violinist whose woodwind quintet will be featured, will play the Bach Double Violin Concerto with Phillip Watts, who regularly plays in local orchestras and is a member of the Shrewsbury String Quartet.

The concert is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served following the Program for those wishing to stay and meet these accomplished musicians.

This concert is made possible by the generosity of the Dorschu family in memory of Karl Dorschu

Monthly News / March 2019


Welcoming a new member to Grace – left to right – Keith Jones, Council President, Sue Roberts, sponsor, Kevin Hartman our newest member and Pastor Leslie Richard.

March 2019 – The Altar Guild will be taking orders for Easter Lilies and/or Tulips. Plants are $10 each. Please fill out both sides of an order form and return it to the church office or place it in the offering plate by March 31st with your check made payable to Grace Lutheran Altar Guild. Plants can be picked up after the Easter morning worship service.  Thank you for helping to beautify our church this Easter!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Ash Wednesday Service with Holy Communion is at 7:00pm.

Sunday, March 10, 2019Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 a.m. Please remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 – We will be having a service to honor all First Responders at 10:00 a.m. 

The new American flag and Lutheran flag which were bought by Linda & Butch Wetzel in memory of Karl Dorschu will be dedicated Sunday, March 10th during the worship service.

Also on March 10th there will be a Council Meeting immediately following the worship service.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 –we will be feeding the homeless. If you are able please come around 9:30 in the morning to help prepare the food and/or come at 6:15 p.m. to help deliver and feed the hungry.

Monday, March 18, 2019 – Synod Conference Executive Committee will be meeting at Grace at 6:00pm.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 – First Day of Spring!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Grace will be hosting the mid-week Lenten Soup, Salad & Bread dinner at 6:00pm.  Please use the sign-up sheet in the Narthex and let us know if you can make a pot of soup, dessert, or help set up or clean up.

2019 Schedule of Services for Lent

Wednesday, March 6th  – Ash Wednesday – Service of Holy Communion at 7:00pm. at Grace Lutheran Church

Marple Newtown Clergy Association Interfaith Schedule of Services with soup, salad, bread & dessert dinner.Each Wednesday the dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. & the Worship Service will be at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13th – Mid-week Lenten Service at – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 721 Paxon Hollow Road, Broomall.

Wednesday, March 20th – Mid-week Lenten Service at – Grace Lutheran Church, 2191 West Chester Pike, Broomall

Wednesday, March 27th– Mid-week Lenten Service at – Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 144 Lawrence Road, Broomall.

Wednesday, April 3rd – Mid-week Lenten Service at – Marple Presbyterian Church, 105 N. Sproul Road, Broomall.

Wednesday, April 10th – at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 2220 S. Sproul Road, Broomall.

Monthly News / February 2019

FEBRUARY 2, 2019 – There will be a Celebration of Life Service for Karl E. Dorschu who was called into eternal life on January 19, 2019.  There is a calling hour at 1:00pm followed by the Service at 2:00pm which is then followed by a reception in the undercroft of our church.   Please come and join Jean and the entire Dorschu family to celebrate Karl’s life.

FEBRUARY 2019 – Jan Carrara will be handing out clear plastic bags to be filled with personal items for the homeless. These bags will need to be filled and returned to church as by Sunday, February 10th so they can be delivered on Thursday, February 14th. Items needed: shampoos, conditioners, brushes, combs, deodorant, disposable razors, shaving cream, tooth brushes, tooth paste, mouth wash, feminine items, etc.

Sunday, February 10, 2019Council meeting will take place immediately following the worship service in the meeting room downstairs.

Friday, February 15, & Monday, February 18, 2019 – The Nursery School will be closed for President’s Weekend. Nursery School will reopen on Tuesday, February 19th.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 we welcomed a child of God to the family of  Grace Lutheran Church.

Planning Ahead

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 – We will have Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00pm at Grace with communion and imposition of ashes for those how would like to receive ashes.

 

Monthly News / January 2019

January 2019 – Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 – The Nursery School will reopen after the Christmas Vacation. 

Sunday, January 6, 2019 – We will be un-decorating the church immediately after the worship service.  Please plan to stay and help.   

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – We will be feeding the hungry. If you are able please come around 9:30 in the morning to help prepare the food and/or come at 6:15 p.m. to help deliver and feed the hungry.  

Sunday, January 13, 2019 – We will have our Annual Congregational Voters Meeting immediately following the worship service. Please stay for this important meeting. 

Thursday, January 17, – Monday, January 21, 2019 – Pastor Richard will be on vacation.  Pastor Arden L. Krych will be with us that Sunday to lead us in worship. Pastor Krych is retired from St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Springfield, PA.  Should you need emergency pastoral care during Pastor Richard’s absence please contact the church office. 

Monday, January 21, 2019 – Nursery School will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Nursery School will resume on Tuesday, January 22nd.