October 1 through Sunday, November 25th – We will begin collecting money and gifts for the children of Silver Springs Martin Luther School for Christmas Sunday, October 9th. There will be a box in the Narthex for the toys/gifts and we will have a wish list for the children including stocking stuffers. We will collect these items starting October 1st and all gifts must be in by November 25th. Nothing can be wrapped but if you wish to donate wrapping paper and tape they also will be greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate money please make your check payable to Grace Lutheran Church and mark Silver Springs on the memo line.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Bible Study led by Pastor Richard will be held in the meeting room downstairs and we will be continuing to study the gospel of John. Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch and a friend. We start around 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 – Please join us from 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. for our Annual Bazaar. If you are able to make homemade soup or homemade baked goods please put your name on the signup sheet on the table in the Narthex and let us know what you are able to help with. We will also be selling mum plants as we did last year. If you wish sell your attic treasures and want to rent space (brining your own table and chair) it will be $25. If you wish to rent a table and chair from Grace it will be $35. If you just have thing you no longer want but they are still in good shape please bring them to church and place them on the stage as we will have a table for flea market items to sell.

Sunday, October 14, 2018Please plan to attend the October Council Meeting. Council members will meet in the downstairs meeting room immediately following the worship service on Sunday, October 14th.

Monday, October 15, 2018 – Our annual Conference Assembly will be taking place on the evening of Monday, October 15 from 6:30-8:30 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 400 Lynbrooke Road, Springfield, PA 19064.

Each congregation is asked to bring a dessert or a finger food to share. Our host is providing beverages and paper goods. Thank you, St. Matthew, for your hospitality.

Friday, October 19, – Friday, October 26, 2018 – Pastor Richard will be on vacation. At present we are still looking for a supply pastor for Sunday, October 21st.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 – There will be an Altar Guild Meeting immediately following the worship service in the meeting room downstairs.

Looking Ahead – Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, November 21st – We will be having a Red Cross Blood Drive from 1:00 – 6:00pm. If you are able to donate please let us know what time is good for you. Please ask your family, friends and neighbors to come out and help support the Blood Drive! This is a time of year when donations of blood are needed! There is a signup sheet in the Narthex if you want to help by donating blood or call the church office at 610-356-1824 and leave a message with the time you are available and we will return your call.

Monthly News / October 2018