July 23, 2017 – Service on the Lawn

On Sunday, July 23rd Grace Lutheran Church as part of our 75th year celebration had our worship service in front of the church on the lawn on West Chester Pike.  We are proudly celebrating 75 years of Hearing God’s Word, Living God’s Word; Sharing God’s Word.

John Kampmeyer setting up prior to service time.

Pastor Leslie Richard and John Kampmeyer during the service.

Pastor Richard and members of the congregation during the service.

Monthly News / July, August, & more 2017

Sunday, July 2, – August 6, 2017 – We will be collecting school supplies in conjunction with Thrivent Financial from July 2nd through August 6th for local school children in need of a little help to start the school year. See attached list of items needed to fill backpacks.  Thrivent will provide the backpacks.

Sunday, July 9th – Pastor Richard will be on vacation and The Rev. Bruce Davis will be back to preach for us again.

Pastor Richard will be on vacation July 5th through July 12th and in her absence The Rev. (Father) Hentzi Elek will be on call should you have a pastoral emergency.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – We will be feeding the hungry.  If you are available please help with preparation in the church kitchen around 9:30 a.m. and/or help with serving around 6:15 p.m.

Sunday, July 23, 2017 – We will have an outside worship service on the front lawn. (Weather permitting.)

Sunday, August 27th – Pastor Richard will be on vacation and The Rev. Bruce Davis will once again preach for us.

Pastor Richard will be on vacation August 23rd through August 30th and in her absence The Rev. (Father) Hentzi Elek will be on call should you have a pastoral emergency.

Sunday, September 10, 2017God Work Our Hand Sunday. Please join us at 9:00a.m. for Rally Day as we start our Sunday School for the fall season. We will be collecting items to fill small goodie bags for the children at Martin Luther Silver Springs School.  This will take place during Sunday School on Rally Day, September 11th.  We will need sandwich and/or snack size baggies, small snack packages of pretzels, fruit snacks, animal crackers, crackers, small note books, small crayon packs, card games, stickers, etc. Try to avoid items/toys with strings longer than a few inches and small parts or sharp items

Monday, September 11, 2017 – The Nursery School will have their Parent Teacher meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – Nursery School will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – We will be feeding the hungry.  If you are available please help with preparation in the church kitchen around 9:30 a.m. and/or help with serving around 6:15 p.m.

September 17, 2017 – Council Meeting will take place in the downstairs meeting room.  Please plan to attend.

Sunday, September 30, 2017 – We will have our Annual Bazaar a little early this year and we will have flea market tables, jars of homemade soups, homemade bake goods, and we are looking into selling mums this year too.  If you would like a table to sell your attic treasures they will be $25 each and first come first serve basis.  Please contact the church office if you would like to rent a table.  There will be signup sheets as we get closer for those who will make soups or homemade baked goods.

Sunday, October 15, 2017 – we will have a special worship service and a catered luncheon to celebrate our 75th Anniversary. More details will follow.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 – Brian Young will be Confirmed during our morning worship at 10:00.  Please plan to attend to celebrate with Brian.

At 3:00 on October 29th we are invited to gather at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Springfield for a Reformation 500 Celebration with special guest from Silver Springs Martin Luther School.

Monthly News / June 2017

Sunday, June 4th – Day of Pentecost

Pastor Richard will be away from Sunday, June 4th till Saturday, June 10th. In her absence Pastor Bruce Davis will be with us to preach on the 4th. Please welcome Pastor Davis and introduce yourself.  Pastor Richard will be home and available for any emergency pastoral care.

Sundays in June 4, 2017 – Choir rehearsal will take place only the first Sunday of June immediately following the worship service.  Please let John know if you are able to attend or not prior to June 4th. Choir rehearsal will start up again in September.

Sunday, June 11, 2017 – Holy Trinity Sunday

We will have our Annual Church Picnic June 11th.  There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex to let us know how many will be coming and what side dish or dessert you are able to provide.

June 11th is also MUSIC SUNDAY please be sure to be here to enjoy to talents of the musicians and the voices that will be part of our worship service.

Sunday, June 11 will be the last day of Sunday School for the summer.  September 10, 2017 is Our Hands God’s Work Day when Sunday School will resume.

Sunday, June 18, 2017 is Father’s Day!

JUNE, JULY, AUGUST & LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2017 – 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 25, 2017 – Our monthly Council Meeting will be in the meeting room downstairs immediately following the worship service.  This date has been changed from the second Sunday of the month to the last due to Pastor’s absence, our church picnic and Father’s Day.  This will be the last Council meeting before the summer break unless an emergency meeting needs to be called.

Blanket Sunday – April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23rd Grace Lutheran Church made blankets for Lutheran World Relief for those in need.  The blankets will go to The ELCA Synod Assembly on May 5th and 6th where they will then be forwarded to Lutheran World Relief.  Below are pictures of our members making and displaying the blankets.  They were fun and easy to make and will keep someone in need warm.

 

Monthly News / May 2017

May & June 2017 – In the ELCA May is Mental Health Month and during May and June Grace will be accepting donations for Autism.  Linda & Butch Wetzel have provided printed material for those who would like to learn more about Autism.  Also there is a poster of Mark, Josh and their mother, Denise.  If you would like to contribute, please make your check payable to Grace Lutheran Church and on the memo line please put Autism. Offering envelopes are provided for you if you prefer on the cabinet in the Narthex with the Autism material.

May 9, 2017 – LUTHER 500 – Grace Lutheran Church is invited to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 400 Lynbrooke Road, Springfield for a presentation at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, May 9th “A Layman’s Guide to the Protestant Reformation or What I learned in Lutherland” presented by Steve Seyfried.

 Sundays in May – 7, 14, 21, & 28 – Choir rehearsal will take place every Sunday immediately following the worship service and at 9:30a.m. prior to worship on communion Sundays.  Please let John know if you are able to attend or not prior to each Sunday.

Friday & Saturday, May 5th & 6th 2017 – Synod Assembly will be attended by Dave Ehret, Rus Stahl & Pastor Richard.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 – There will be a Council Meeting immediately following the worship service in the downstairs meeting room. Please plan to attend.

Sunday, May 14th is Mother’s Day!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 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 12th there will be a Bible Study lead by Pastor Richard will begin at 11:30.  We will be studying the book of Acts.  Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch and a friend. We will meet in the downstairs meeting room.

Monday & Tuesday, May 15th & 16th 2017 – Last Days of Nursery School before summer break.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 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 18, 2017 – 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 25, 2017Ascension Day – The congregations of our Delaware Conference will be hosting its annual Ascension Day soup supper and festival worship Service at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 927 S Providence Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086. The meal will begin at 6:00pm and the worship service will be held at 7:00pm. Each congregation attending is asked to bring a soup and a dessert to share.

Monday, May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day

Sunday, June, 11, 2017 – This is Music Sunday!

Also on June 11th, immediately following the worship service we will have our Annual Church Picnic.  There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex to let us know how many will be coming and what side dish or dessert you are able to provide.

Monthly News / April 2017

Easter At Grace

Pastor Leslie Richard gave some of the children an Easter Message.

Easter morning worship Service with Holy Communion.

Sunday, April 2, 2017 – There will be a Council Meeting immediately following the worship service in the downstairs meeting room. Please plan to attend.

Sunday, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2017 – Choir Rehearsal at 9:30am in the meeting room & again immediately following the worship service in the Chancel.

Tuesdays in April – 4/4, 11, 18, & 25 – Confirmation class will be Tuesday nights at 6:30 during April.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – Bible Study lead by Pastor Richard will begin at 11:30.  We are studying the book of Acts.  Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch and a friend. We will meet in the downstairs meeting room.

Sunday, April 23, 2017Blanket Sunday. Please stay for a light lunch and help us make blankets for Lutheran World Relief immediately following the worship service.  If you can tie a knot you can help. All men, women and children are invited to help.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

Holy Week Schedule of Services

Palm Sunday, April 9th Holy Communion at 10:00a.m.

Thursday, April 13thMaundy Thursday Holy Communion at Grace 7:00p.m.

 Friday, April 14th 12 Noon – 1:00p.m. New Hope Christian Church, Sproul & Paxon Hollow Roads, Broomall

Friday, April 14thGood Friday Service at Grace 7:00p.m.

Sunday, April 16th – Easter Sunday – Breakfast at 8:30a.m. Holy Communion at 10:00a.m. with an Easter Egg Hunt for the children immediately following the worship service.

 

Monthly News / March 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Ash Wednesday service of Holy Communion at Grace Lutheran Church 7:00pm.

March 2017 – 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 26th 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!

Sunday, March 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2017 – Choir Rehearsal at 9:30am in the meeting room & again immediately following the worship service in the Chancel.

Tuesday, March 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2017 – Confirmation Classes for the month of March will be every Tuesday at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – Bible Study lead by Pastor Richard will begin at 11:30 in the meeting room downstairs.  We are studying the book of Acts.  Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch and a friend.

Also on Wednesday, March 8th 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.

Sunday, March 12, 2017Daylight 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.

Also on March 12th there will be a Council Meeting immediately following the worship service.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Grace will be hosting the mid-week Lenten Soup & Salad 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.

Schedule of Services for Lent

Wednesday, March 1st – Ash Wednesday – Service of Holy Communion at 7:00p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church

Marple Newtown Clergy Association Interfaith Services with Soup & Bread Dinner

Each Wednesday the dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. & the Worship Service will be at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 8th – Mid-week Lenten Service at – St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 2220 S. Sproul Road, Broomall.

Wednesday, March 15th – Mid-week Lenten Service at – Grace Lutheran Church, 2191 West Chester Pike, Broomall.

Wednesday, March 22nd – Mid-week Lenten Service at – Marple Presbyterian Church, 105 N. Sproul Road, Broomall.

Wednesday, March 29th – Mid-week Lenten Service at – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 721 Paxon Hollow Road, Broomall.

Holy Week at Grace Lutheran Church

Palm Sunday, April 9th Holy Communion at 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 13thMaundy Thursday Holy Communion at Grace 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 14th 12 Noon – 1:00p.m. New Hope Christian Church, Sproul & Paxon Hollow Roads, Broomall. will host a mid-day Good Friday service.

Friday, April 14thGood Friday Service at Grace 7:00 p.m.

 Sunday, April 16th – Easter Sunday – Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Holy Communion at 10:00 a.m. with an Easter Egg Hunt for the children immediately following the worship service.

Monthly News / February 2017

FEBRUARY 2017 – We 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 soon as possible so they can be delivered on Tuesday, February 14th.  Items needed:  shampoos, conditioners, brushes, combs, deodorant, disposable razors, shaving cream, tooth brushes, tooth paste, mouth wash, feminine items, etc.   We will also be collecting bars of soap, bath towels, and wash clothes.

Sunday, February 5, 2017Council meeting has been changed from Sunday, February 12th to Sunday, February 5th.

Wednesday, February 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2017 – Every Wednesday in February Confirmation Class will be held 6:30 to 7:30p.m.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – Bible Study lead by Pastor Richard will begin at 11:30.  We will be studying the book of Acts.  Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch and a friend. We will meet in the downstairs meeting room.

Friday, February 17, & Monday, February 20, 2017 – The Nursery School will be closed for President’s Weekend. Nursery School will reopen on Tuesday, February 21st.

Wednesday, March 1, 2107 – Ash Wednesday – Service of Holy Communion at Grace Lutheran Church at 7:00p.m.