September 2020Dates for communion.  We will be having communion every other Sunday for September and October starting with 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, and 10/25.  After that we will reevaluate and we might go back to the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays as well as festival Sundays.  As we move forward we will let you know what works best to keep everyone safe during this very different time.

Portals of Prayer – We still have many copies of July – September Portals of Prayer and we now have Portals of Prayer for October through December available too.  When we are back at church for worship on Sunday, September 13 please pick up a copy for yourself and one for a friend.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 – Vicar Kayla Sadowy joins Grace Lutheran Church!

Sunday, September 6, 2020 – We will start September with a Zoom Worship Service.

Monday, September 7, 2020 – Labor Day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 – There will be a Council Meeting via Zoom at 7:00pm. Marie Kneizys will send out the invitation for the meeting.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 – We will be feeding the hungry. Keith Jones will be contacting the usual volunteers if help is required. Also, Altar Guild will meet at 10:00a.m to get the sanctuary ready for worship.

Bible Study led by Pastor Richard will begin again around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9th. Pastor will be calling those who usually attend.

Sunday, September 13, 2020Rally Day! It is also our first Sunday back at Grace for worship!  Please join us for a service with Holy Communion.  After the service there will be a meet and greet with Vicar Kayla Sadowy in the chancel and we will be practicing social distancing.  Please wear a mask and enter through the church’s front doors by 10:00am.

This is also God’s Work or Hands Sunday.  We will be collecting small goodie bags for the children at Martin Luther Silver Springs School now called Gemma Services. This year we will pre-filled snack bags and/or sandwich bags at home with small fun size candy, 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.  We will have a box for you to place them in the Narthex.

Planning Ahead

Sunday, October 11, 2020 – This will be Pastor Richard’s las Sunday with us at Grace.  Please join us for Holy Communion and to wish Pastor Richard God’s blessings in all she does.

Monday, October 12, 2020 from 6:30-8:30pm – The Delaware Conference Annual Assembly is scheduled to take place at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Springfield. The Conference Executive Committee is currently reviewing plans for this event which include an outdoor version of this Assembly, or virtual if needed. Whichever venue is chosen, the date remains October 12.  We will keep you posted as we make our decision in these next few weeks. 

It is extremely important that, in addition to rostered leaders, two (or three, according to the number you send to Assembly) members from each congregation attend this meeting as you will be electing a new Conference Dean as well as conducting other important business. Bishop Davenport will be in attendance to oversee the election. Further information, including eligibility and process for electing a Dean, will be sent soon.

Monthly News / September 2020