November 2021 – The New Flower Chart for 2022 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 Gemma (formerly 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.  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.  All gifts should be in by Sunday, November 22th.

Now –  November 28, 2021 – Enclosed is an order form so you can order Poinsettia Plants to beautify our altar for Christmas. Please fill out the order form with the color (red or white) of the plants you want and how many of each.  Then fill out your dedication(s) and make your check payable to Grace Lutheran Altar Guild. You can place this in the offering plate or return it to the church office. Plants are $10 each.  Orders for Poinsettia Plants will be due no later than Sunday, November 28th.  Plants can be picked up after the Christmas Eve service.

Saturday, November 6, 2021 – Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed.  Daylight Savings ends at 2:00a.m. on Sunday November 7th.

Sunday, November 7, 2021 – All Saints Sunday – Our worship service will be held at Temple Lutheran Church, 501 Brookline Blvd. Havertown, PA.  Vicar Kayla will be leading and preaching and we will have a combined service with Temple at 10:00 am. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 – On November 10 we will be preparing a meal for the 30 residents of the Life Center.  For the first time since March 2020, we will gather at Grace for preparation of a hot casserole.  We will need people to help with food prep, bagging pastries, and delivery of food to the Life Center.  If you can help, please contact Keith Jones. Time to be determined, so please stay tuned! 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 – On Wednesday, November 17th there will have Bible Study at 2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  We will be studying Mary & Martha.  Please join us and bring a friend.

Sunday, November 21, 2021 – There will be a Council Meeting at 11:00am.  Please let Ruth know if you cannot attend & let Vicar Kayla know if you need Zoom.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 – We will once again be having a Red Cross Blood Drive from 9:00 – 7:00pm.  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!  You can go to RedCrossBlood.org and enter: GLCBroomall to schedule an appointment.  The Red Cross volunteers can only do 4 donors at a time so please be flexible.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 – Marple Newtown Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at Trinity Christian Reformed Church at 144 Lawrence Road, Broomall at 7:30pm.  Vicar Kayla will be preaching.  Covid information will be forthcoming.

Saturday, November 27, 2021 – 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.

Monthly News / November 2021