November 2019 – The New Flower Chart for 2020 is now up and waiting for you to pick your dates to dedicate Altar Flowers.  The cost is still $25 per week.  Dedication forms are also there for you to take, mark the dates you have selected, fill out your dedication and return to the church office so that the information gets into the bulletin.

As in the past, we are collecting unwrapped gifts for the children of Silver Springs Martin Luther School. Enclosed is a Wish List for the children to make it easier for you to shop and there is a box in the Narthex to fill. If you are not able to shop but would like to help please make your check payable to Grace Lutheran Church and mark it on the memo line for Silver Springs. Thank you for your support. All gifts should be in by Sunday, November 24th.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 – Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed.  Daylight Savings ends at 2:00a.m. on Sunday November 3rd.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 – There will be a Council Meeting in the meeting room downstairs immediately following the worship service.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 – We will be preparing food to feed the hungry in the morning around 9:30 and then taking it to the shelter and meeting at church around 6:15p.m.

Also on Wednesday, November 13th there will be Bible Study at 10:30am in the meeting room downstairs. Please join us and bring a friend.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 – We will once again 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 you call.  The Red Cross volunteers can only do 4 donors at a time so please be flexible.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 – Marple Newtown Community Thanksgiving Service will be at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church, 220 Lawrence Road, Broomall, PA at 7:30p.m. Rabbi Meryl Crean will be preaching. It is hoped that there will be two choirs, an adult and a children’s choir.  Please let Pastor Richard know if you are interested in participating.

We are being asked to cook two turkeys, debone and deliver them to St. Anastasia Tuesday, November 26th between 3 & 4 pm or bring them ½ hour prior to the service that night at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church.  Please let Pastor know if you are able to help by cooking a turkey for the hungry for Thanksgiving.

The congregations of Marple Newtown are invited to bring collections of new hats, gloves and scarves to the community Thanksgiving Eve service on November 26th.  These will be distributed to persons in need in our community.  Your donations may be brought to the church office before that date, or bring them with you to the service that evening.

Wed., Nov. 27 – Fri., Nov. 29, 2019 – Nursery School will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Nursery School will reopen on Monday, December 2nd.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 – The Altar Guild will me meeting at 10:00 a.m. to prepare the church for Advent. Anyone interested in helping please come and join us.


Michael Shingo Crawford will celebrate All Saints Sunday, November 3 by playing a Corelli violin sonata.  Both profound and exhilarating, it should cause us all to reflect on the significance of the day.

Music on Christmas Eve will feature soprano Megnot Toggia, baritone Forrest Glass, violinist Michael Shingo Crawford, and Grace’s Choir.  With the prelude beginning at 6:50 pm, plan on arriving early to enjoy both traditional favorites as well as lesser-known music celebrating Christ’s birth.

Monthly News / November 2019