June – July 2021 – The Life Center is in need of help. The homeless that are residing there need toiletries. They need shampoo, soap, deodorant and lotions. If you are able to help, please place these items in the large basket on the credenza in the Narthex during the summer months. All toiletries will be delivered to the Life Center on Wednesday, July 14. Thank you for your help!

We will be collecting school supplies in conjunction with Thrivent Financial from now through August 1st for local school children in need of a little help to start the school year. There is a list of items needed to fill backpacks includes in this newsletter.  Thrivent will provide the backpacks.  Or if you prefer monetary gifts are also accepted.  Please make your check payable to Grace Lutheran Church and mark School Supplies on the memo line.  Thank you for your support.

Sunday, July 4, 2021 – Immediately following the worship service we will have a Community Picnic in the parking lot.  Please join us, relax and enjoy the refreshments.

Sunday, July 11, 2021 – There will be an in person & Zoom Congregational Meeting at 11:00am after the worship service.  Please let us know if you are unable to attend.

Monday, July 12 – Tuesday, July 20, 2021 – Vicar Kayla will be on vacation. In her absence we will have seminarian Sarah Humphrey preaching on Sunday, July 18. Should you have a true pastoral emergency please contact the church office at 610-356-1824. Jeannette Hunter or Ruth Moyse will in turn contact Dean Jenn Casey who will return your call.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 we will be feeding the hungry.  Keith Jones will be contacting the regular volunteers to let them know what we are doing and when.  Thank you.

Sunday, July 25, 2021 – We are hosting coffee hour for The Welcome Church, a roving street church that worships outside The Franklin Institute. We will gather after worship at Grace for lunch (to be provided thanks to grant funds), assemble the snack bags for coffee hour, and then carpool to Center City for their brief worship service at 3 pm. This will happen rain or shine. Please come out to support another congregation in mission development! 

Sunday, August 8, 2021 – There will be a Council meeting in the meeting room upstairs immediately following the worship service. A separate Zoom Invitation will be sent for those who are no able to attend in person.

Monthly News / July & August 2021