Monthly News / July & August 2022

June – August 7, 2022 – We will be collecting school supplies in conjunction with Thrivent Financial from now through August 7th 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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 – We will be meeting around 10:30 at Grace to prepare the meal for the residence of the Life Center and the meal needs to be delivered prior to 6pm. Please let Keith Jones know how you can help.

Monthly News / May 2022

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 – Pub theology resumes May 3rd – 5 pm at Casey’s in Newtown Square. A far-off war with potentially much larger implications has been captivating us for over two months now. So, is war a sin? Where is God in all of this? Join us for thought-provoking, respectful conversation exploring a faithful response to war.

Monday, May 9, 2022 – There will be a Council Meeting at 6:30pm. Please let Ruth know if you are not able to attend the meeting. Please let the church office know if you need to join via Zoom.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 – Meal Preparation for the Life Center on May 11, 10:30 AM we will be meeting at Grace and preparing green bean casserole for the 32 residents of the Life Center.  We need people to:

1) Shop for ingredients (mushroom soup, french fried onions, iced tea, aluminum pans)

2) Bag pastries.

3) Prepare the casserole,

4) Deliver the casserole, pastries, and iced tea to the Life Center by 6:00 PM on May 11.

If you can help, please contact Keith Jones

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – We have been looking at the first several chapters of Genesis and learning what a creation narrative is and what they might reveal to us. In April, we explored Genesis 3 and discussed how even snakes can tell the truth, so we need to be attentive to the voices to which we choose to listen.

Come have a REVELATION at Bible Study. Many of our readings in the Easter season come from the book of Revelation and use creation imagery. Let us explore the symbols and their meanings together. We will be looking at Revelation, chapter 21 and meeting May 18th at 1 pm in the lower-level meeting room.

Saturday, May 21, 2022Health & Wellness Fair May 21, 2022 – 10am – 2pm

Thursday, May 26, 2022 – We celebrate Ascension Day 40 days after Easter and 10 days before Pentecost, always on a Thursday.  We celebrate that Jesus was taken up into heaven 40 days after his resurrection from the dead.  In the Creed we say that we believe in Jesus who “ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty.”  Jesus’ ascension marks the end of his life on earth. 

Ascension Day service will be held at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church located at 927 South Providence Road, Wallingford, PA 19086.  6PM for light refreshments and 7PM Communion Service conducted by members of your Executive Committee.  Sermon by Rev. Dr. Moses Suah-Dennis, the pastor of Faith-Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Lansdowne and recently appointed Co-Director of SEPA’s Evangelical Mission.

Monthly News / April 2022

Sunday, April 3, 2022 – Grace will be hosting coffee hour again for the Welcome Church at 3pm in Philadelphia.  We will fill bags that morning right around 11am after worship.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 – LENTEN MIDWEEK WORSHIPWednesdays, 7pm at Temple and online Join us in combined community – Temple and Grace – to explore contemplative practices this Lenten season.  Each week, we will engage in a prayer service that includes embarking on a different contemplative practice, one that can be used in everyday life.

Sunday, April 10, 2022 – Palm Sunday

Thursday, April 14, 2022 – Maundy Thursday service of Holy Communion will be at 7:00pm in conjunction with Temple Lutheran at Grace.  This service will be in person and on Zoom. 

Good Friday, April 15, 2022 – At 12 noon there will be a community service for Good Friday at Marple Presbyterian Church, preacher will be Rev. Dr. Beth Toler, M.Div., Th.D., LMFT

At 7:00pm Good Friday Tenebrae service will be at Temple Lutheran Church in Havertown.  

Sunday, April 17, 2022Easter Sunday service is at 10:00am.  8:30am till 9:30 the men of Grace will be serving Easter breakfast.  Please arrive on time to allow time to clean up prior to worship.  Thank you to those who have ordered Easter plants for this service.  You may pick your plant(s) up after the service.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – There will be a Council Meeting at 6:30pm.  Please let Vicar Kayla know if you will be joining via Zoom.  Please let Vicar Kayla or Ruth know if you cannot attend.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 – Bible Study will take place in the meeting room in the lower level at 1pm. We will continue studying Genesis. We are now on Genesis 3. Please join us.

Holy Week Schedule

Growing Whole: A Health and Wellness Fair for All


Join us on May 21 from 10 am – 2 pm. Meet providers to help with all aspects of your well being. There will also be a slate of pre-scheduled free demos, a food truck, activities for all ages, and more. If you are interested in more information or in having a table, email gracebroomall@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook at Grace Lutheran Church – Broomall. Growing Whole: A Health and Wellness Fair for All is a celebration of our new outreach ministry. Recognizing the hurt in the world amidst compounding factors, we are heeding our call to be a balm for our community. If you are interested in collaborating with us or looking for space for ongoing or singular wellness events, let us know! We are always looking to make friends. email: gracebroomall@gmail.comphone: 610-356-1824

Monthly News / February 2022

Mark Your Calendars!

February 2022 – We will continue collecting toiletries and new socks for the homeless through Sunday February 6. There is a box in the Narthex to put everything in. As we have done in the past these socks and toiletries will be delivered to the Life Center mid-February. Please have everything in by Sunday, February 6. Thank you for your continued support.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 – We will meet at 5pm on February 8 for Pub Theology at Barnaby’s in Havertown.

Sunday, February 13, 2022 – There will be a Council Meeting immediately following worship.  If you are unable to attend, please let Ruth Moyse or Vicar Kayla know.  If you need Zoom to attend, please let Vicar Kayla know.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 – We will have Bible Study at 11:00am in the newly renovated meeting room downstairs.  We will be studying the Creation.  Please let Vicar know if you would like to join via Zoom.

Looking Ahead

Wednesday, March 2, 2022Ash Wednesday Services. 7:30am service at Temple Lutheran Church in Havertown & 7:00pm service at Grace Lutheran Church in Broomall. We will also have ashes-to-go in the community throughout the day. More information to follow on how you can participate.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022Uplifting Our Neighbors – We will be preparing and packing the meal for the Life Center on Wednesday March 9, 2022. Please join us at 10:30 at Grace Lutheran as we prepare a beefaroni main dish for the 32 residents of the Life Center. We will need help with:

1) bagging pastries

2) meal prep

3) utensil wrapping

4) delivery of pastries and food to the Life Center by 6:00 PM on March 9.  Pickup location TBD, depending on other activities at Grace.

Thanks to Butch Wetzel, Jean Dorschu, Dave Ehret, Kevin Hartman, Ruth Moyse, John Lyons, and Maureen Jones for their help in picking up pastries, food prep, and delivery on January 12.

Monthly News / January 2022

January 2022 – Happy New Year!

Starting in January we will be collecting toiletries and new socks for the homeless.  There will be a box in the Narthex to put everything in.  As we have done in the past these socks and toiletries will be delivered to the Life Center mid-February.  Please have everything in by Sunday, February 7.  Thank you for your continued support.

Sunday, January 2, 2022 – We will be un-decorating the church immediately following the worship service. Please plan to stay and help.

Sunday, January 9, 2022 – Our Annual Congregational Voters Meeting will take place immediately following the worship service in person and via Zoom.  Please plan to attend this very important meeting.

Sunday, January 9 & Sunday, January 16, 2022 – Vicar will be taking some time off but will be available for emergency pastoral care.  On January 9, we will have seminarian Ian Clements lead our worship and preach. On January 16, The Rev. Tim Ness will be with us to lead our worship and preach.  

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – We will meet at Casey’s in Newtown Square for Pub Theology at 5:00pm.  The topic will be justice and the church’s role

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 – We will have Bible Study at 11:00am in the newly renovated meeting room downstairs. Please let Vicar know if you would like to join via Zoom.

Monthly News / December 2021

Mark your calendars!

December 2021 –Your Offering Envelopes are available to pick up from the credenza in the Narthex.

Wednesday, December 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2021Midweek Advent Worship – Vicar Kayla will be having midweek advent worship with Temple Lutheran Church in person at Grace each Wednesday in Advent at 7pm.  If you would like to join via Zoom an invitation will be sent out weekly.

Monday, December 13, 2021 – There will be a Council Meeting in person and via Zoom at 7:00pm.  Please plan to attend or let Ruth Moyse know if you cannot make it.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 – We will have Bible Study at 1:00pm.  We will be studying Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Sunday, December 12, 2021 – We will be decorating the church for Christmas.  Please stay after the worship service and help to decorate our church. 

Thursday, December 16, 2021 – Pub Theology at 5pm.  Location to be determined.

Friday, December 24, 2021 – We will have Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service at 7:30pm with special music starting at 7:15pm.  Please join us and bring family and friends.

Planning Ahead – January 2022

Sunday, January 2, 2022 – We will be un-decorating the church immediately following the worship service. Please plan to stay and help.

Sunday, January 9, 2022 – Our Annual Congregational Voters Meeting will take place immediately following the worship service in person and via Zoom.  Please plan to attend this very important meeting.

Christmas Schedule At Grace 2021

Sunday, December 5th – Second Sunday of Advent worship service.

Sunday, December 12th – Third Sunday of Advent worship service followed by the Church Decorating.

Sunday, December 19th – Fourth Sunday of Advent worship service.

Friday, December 24th – Holy Communion Candlelight Worship Service at 7:30pm with Prelude at 7:15pm with special music.

Sunday, December 26th – 10:00 worship service of Lessons and Carols

Monthly News / November 2021

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 / October 2021

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.