October 1 through Sunday, November 21st – 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 28th.  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 Gemma 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.  The most needed items this year, those would be gift cards to support families (especially to grocery stores) and the most requested toys from the kids are Legos, basketballs, footballs, fidget toys (especially Rubik’s cubes), art supplies/kits, and card games. Please see the attached Wish List.

Sunday, October 3, 2021 – October 3th – 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 3.

Monday, October 11, 2021 – Our annual Conference Assembly will be taking place on the evening of Monday, October 11 at 7pm via Zoom.  This will be a virtual meeting.

Thank you to Ruth Moyse and Dave Ehret for agreeing to attend this meeting.  If you are interested in attending via Zoom please let Vicar Kayla know.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 – Guiding Coalition Committee will be meeting via Zoom at 7:00pm. 

Sunday, October 17, 2021All Council Members please plan to attend the October Council Meeting immediately following the worship service. If you are not able to attend please let Ruth or Vicar Kayla know.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 – there will be Bible Study led by Vicar Kayla in the Fellowship Hall downstairs. Please feel free to bring a friend. We start around 1:00 p.m.

Planning Ahead

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 – Grace will be hosting and all-day Red Cross Blood Drive from 9am – 7pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please help spread the word. If you are able to put a flyer up at your local grocery store, pharmacy, gym, etc. please let us know and we will have flyers available. You can signup to donate blood at www.redcrossblood.org use the sponsor code: GLCBroomall or call 1-800-RedCross.

Monthly News / October 2021