October 1 through Sunday, November 22th – We will begin collecting gift card, money and gifts for the children of Gemma (formerly Silver Springs Martin Luther School) for Christmas on October 1st. There will be a box in the Narthex for the toys/gifts/gift cards and the Wish List for the children including stocking stuffers will be available then too.  All gifts must be in by Sunday, November 22th.  If you purchase gifts nothing can be wrapped but if you wish to donate wrapping paper and tape they also will be greatly appreciated.  The children can also use their own personal toiletries such as shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, etc. all appropriate for girls and for boys. If you would like to donate money please make your check payable to Grace Lutheran Church and mark Silver Springs on the memo line.  If you want to purchase gift cards they would like them in $25 increments or less.  The best gift cards to purchase are Amazon, Walmart, Target, Marshall’s as well as grocery store gift cards – Giant, Acme, etc.  Because they also provide gifts for children who don’t live at the school they use the grocery store gift cards so they can be sure the family will have food for Christmas dinner.

Sunday, October 4, 2020 – Violinist Michael Shingo Crawford will be with us to play during the worship service.  Please plan on joining us.

Also on October 4th – Bring in a photo of your pet, a packet of seeds or a small plant to be blessed.  St. Francis of Assissi committed his life to Christ in many ways, most notably his care for creation.  Please join us for the Feast of St. Francis on October 4.

Monday, October 5, 2020All Council Members please plan to attend the October Zoom Council Meeting at 7:00pm. Marie will send out the Zoom invitation for this meeting.

Also on October 5, 2020 there will be an Internship Committee Meeting via Zoom at 6:00pm.  A Zoom invitation will be sent out by Vicar Kayla Sadowy.

Monday, October 12, 2020 – Our annual Conference Assembly will be taking place on the evening of Monday, October 12 from 6:30-8:30 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 400 Lynbrooke Road, Springfield, PA 19064. This will be a virtual meeting.

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.

Thank you to Keith Jones and Ruth Moyse for agreeing to attend this meeting.  If you are interested in attending via Zoom please let Pastor Leslie or Vicar Kayla know.

Wednesday, October 13, 2020 Grace will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive from 1:00 – 6:00 pm.  Please sign up to donate blood and save lives.  You can go online at RedCrossBlood.org and use sponsor keyword: GLCBroomall or call 1-800-RED CROSS.  If you are not available for this blood drive we will be hosting a second blood drive on Tuesday, November 24 from 1:00 – 6:00 pm.  There will also be a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex.  Thank you for your support.

On October 14 there will be Bible Study led by Vicar Kayla & Pastor Leslie the undercroft downstairs. Please feel free to bring a friend. We start around 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 18, 2020 – There will be an Altar Guild Meeting immediately following the worship service in the undercroft downstairs.

Monthly News / October 2020