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SUNDAY NEWS
February 1, 2015
To know Christ and to make Christ Known - “Connecting people to people, people to Christ, people to their role in the world”
Brothers and sisters, welcome to worship in the name
of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
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Youth Update!
Big news! We finally have room to place the
last of our 150 envelopes on the Motown
Moolah board! Our total from returned envelopes
is $2396! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our
Motown Moolah fundraiser. What is Motown Moolah? The
youth have numbered envelopes from $1 to $150. If you would
like to donate some “moolah” to help them get to “Motown” (the
National Youth Gathering in Detroit, MI this July), just take
home an envelope and return it once you have saved the
money amount listed. We are trying to raise $1300/person. The
board is in the Connections Room waiting for a visit from you!
HS Youth – Shack Time
TODAY – Superbowl party w/ flag football at Christ Our
Redeemer in Temple Terrace 12 pm – 2 pm.
We will be leaving the church at 11:30 pm.
Sat 2/7/15 - Kidz Klub Dinner - help mentor the youngsters in
Kidz Klub while they serve dinner to their guests - please be
there at 3 pm.
Sun 2/8/15 - no shack due to Sat activity
Sun 2/15/15 – Resurrection House in Dade City for fellowship
and service work.
Lectionary Bible Study
With Pastor John
January 14 – February 11
These Bible studies will be based on
the readings and sermon for the
coming Sunday, Classes will be on
Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm in
Grace Chapel. Bring your Bible and
a desire to dig into the Word.
“Teal Bags”
Sunday, February 8th, we will be handing out
“teal bags” after each service to collect food
for the Homeless Women’s Veterans. Some
suggestions are:
Bread, eggs, cereal, rice,
beans, potatoes, pastas and soups, etc….
. “Teal Bags” will be collected on Sunday,
February 22nd. The Homeless committee will meet at 10:00
rd
am on Monday, February 23 to box up the food and take it to
the Women’s Veteran’s Food Pantry.
Presents………
“GETTYSBURG, 1863 IN STORY and
SONG”
Tuesday, February 10th, 7:00 p.m.
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH at CARROLLWOOD
This program presents songs and stories of Gettysburg and the
Civil War. The stories are based on first-hand accounts by children
who witnessed the battle and even lent a helping hand.
The concert is free and open to the public. Red & White Party
Congregation Wide EVENT –
everyone invited!
Grace Kidz Klub (younger youth) host a Spaghetti Dinner on
Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 4pm.
Come enjoy great food, wonderful fellowship, and some fun!
There is a sign-up sheet in Connections. Contact Susan
Andree at [email protected] with any questions.
Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. we are
studying the Book of Roman. Pastor Annette
leads the sessions. The last session is
Wednesday, February 11th. Each session
lasts two hours. All are welcome!
REFRESHMENTS!!!!! Volunteers are
needed for Sunday Refreshments. Please
sign up during refreshments or contact
Caren Cahill at [email protected]
Thank you!
Help support the fight against ALS!
Looking for walkers to join Sharie's
Angels (in honor of Sharie Stewart)
on Saturday, March 14th. To join or
to help show your support go to: http://tinyurl.com/ogus9p2 or
contact Caren Cahill at [email protected] or see her
directly Thanks! Danke! Nandri! - January's gardening/property
work day focused on mundane but muchneeded tasks like weeding, pruning,
mulching, sign cleaning, and straighteningout the compost area. Thank you to Allen
Cheek, Richard Hans, Sujata Katikala
and everyone else who participated!
Grace
will meet at the home of Linda Gravatt in Tampa on Sunday,
February 8th from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. June Smedley will talk to us
about fraud ID. Please bring and appetizer or a dessert to
share. Kindly let Linda know if you will be able to attend. We
will carpool from church!
**Ushers Needed** for the
Ash Wednesday Service
We need ushers to help with the 7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday
service on February 18. If you are available to help service,
please contact Betty or Jim Whitaker at 813-949-7201 (home)
or email
[email protected] or [email protected]
MEMORIAL FLOWERS ARE A GIFT TO THE CHURCH. They are the flowers that grace the chancel on the
Altar shelves during our services on Sunday.
Following service, each arrangement is distributed
by members of the Member Care Committee to
shut-ins or those who benefit by an expression of
caring through fresh flowers. This is a beautiful
opportunity to donate in support of this worthy
effort.
There is a Sign-Up sheet located on the rack in
Celebrations, “ALTAR FLOWERS”. Consider sponsoring a date
to celebrate or acknowledge someone or an event in your life. You
may indicate the individual and/or occasion on the signup sheet.
Your donation will be noted in the Sunday bulletin on the date you
select.
Arrangements are $35.00 and the donation is tax
deductible. Please consider participating in this wonderful ministry
of Grace Lutheran Church. 1st Communion Classes starting
1st Communion Classes for the 3rd graders are
scheduled for February 8, 15, 22, and March 1st. The
3rd graders will receive their First Holy Communion
on Palm Sunday!
Week of February 1st, 2015
Sunday, February 1st – Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
8:30
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Worship Service
Family Sunday School
SOF Warm up
Celebration Service
SYM – Superbowl Party
@ Christ Our Redeemer
Mah-jongg
Naomi/ Lydia Circle
Hand & Foot
AA - On the Way Home
Worship & Music Meeting
Stephen Ministries
9:30
6:30
AM
PM
Bible Study
Alleluia Choir
7:45
7:00
11:30
7:00
7:00
7:00
12:00
10:00
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4:00
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Joyringers
Pastor’s Bible Study
Lunch & Learn
Chancel Choir
Alanon/Alateen
Westpark Preserve
AA Ladies Friendship
Spirits on Fire Rehearsal
Don Castor Interment
Red & White Dinner
Sunday, February 8th– Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Health Focus Sunday – BP Check
8:30
9:45
10:00
11:00
3:00
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Worship Service
Sunday School
SOF Warmup
Celebration Service
First Communion Class
Flowers – Sherrill O’Brien in celebration of the birth of her new
granddaughter, Brooke Lavigne born 1/13/15.
Eternal Flame – Tom & Kerri Shaw in memory of her father, John
C. Lund. And Anonymous in memory of Ann Starn.
McCulloch Group Home –
Metropolitan Ministries –
Attendance –
January 25, 2015
TOTAL: 8:30 am – 149 & 11:00 am - 126
Dear Grace Family,
Kent and I both wanted to thank you for all
your prayers and good wishes. We especially
appreciated the beautiful alter flowers that
Maggie Scott delivered to our home. Also,
thank you so much for Pastor Hillmer's
thoughtful scripture filled emails and genuine
concern. They gave us great comfort. We appreciated the lovely
cards from our Grace Family and other church members. And last,
but not least, I loved the custom designed "Get Well" card that
Julia made for me as part of her Sunday school class at Grace. It
was definitely one of my favorite cards! I'm happy to report that my
recent surgery was a great success. My recovery has been easy
and I'm blessed with renewed health! Thank you again.
In Peace,
Alice A. Fast
PRAYERS
CONDOLENCES: Marlene & Laurie Holmes on
the death of Marlene’s sister in law, Doris
Wagner.
Family and friends of Kris Kepple as he lost his battle with cancer.
Phillip Brown and family as his uncle passed away.
RECENT
Members: Sheila Brown, Paul Danielson, Alice Fast,
Don & Elizabeth Gadbury, Jo Ann Sipes, and for our loved ones…
Troy Cruz
Molly
Mark Mannarelli
Tom Shaw, Sr.
Carl Mathews
Gordon & Valerie
Robert Scheurer
Kim Tessman
Aaron Crockett
Carol Gammon
Dana Johnson
Nancy Faith
Kiersten Homblette
Blanche Arnold
Roxie Thomas
Rick Threm
Glade Cook
Tim
Laura Lamoree
relative of
relative of
daughter of
sis-in-law of
granddaughter
mother of
mother of
step son of
relative of
family of
sis-in-law of
Perrones
Maggie Gould
Alice Fast
Tom Shaw, Jr.
Angie Payne
Maggie Gould
Helga Scheurer
Lois & Tony
Perrone
Joan Beeman
Joan Beeman
Doreen Dahl
Barb Ewanowski
Ewanowskis
Jean Harrison
David Thomas
Mary Threm
Nancy Richardson
The Tietjens
Maggie Gould
Pray for the people in the villages of Cameroon and Nigeria
who are under Boko Haram attacks or threats.
LONG TERM
Members: Sharie Stewart, Anita Hans, Marion Bennett,
Stan Ewanowski, Lori Bochat, Ruth Rahman, Dodie Ders,
Gina Galantino
Mildred Burkett…….
Mike Fardella
Molly Malivuk
Helen LaVoy
friend of
Lois Sorensen
brother of
wife of
mother of
Jim Delmolino
Gordon Lamoree
Grace Corniuk
Jean Bailey
Bruce Jones
Bill Wyar
friend of
father of
mother of
mother of
brother of
friend of
Jerry Fardella
Rev Rick Malivuk
Theresa Thomas
& David LaVoy
Bob Erickson
Maggie Gould
Gina Corniuk
Brenda Gerding
Susan McCulloch
Carol Zwick
“Let there be Peace on Earth”
Pray for peace and for all military troops – at home and abroad
and for their families, loved ones and friends…….
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PRIME TIME EVENT – KEKE’S BREAKFAST CAFÉ
Tuesday, Feb.17th, 9 a.m.
5th ANNUALSHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
In place of our usual monthly lunch on Wednesday,
we will be doing breakfast on Tuesday so that folks
can attend Ash Wednesday’s noon service. It also
gives us an opportunity to observe Shrove Tuesday,
traditionally the day for one last feast before starting
our Lenten preparations. This is called Pancake Day or Fastnacht
(donut) Day. Prime Time will be “feasting” with breakfast at
Keke’s, promptly at 9 a.m. Management will not set aside an area
for us until we have all arrived. Anyone arriving late will be seated
at whatever table is available. Keke’s is a relatively new breakfast
and lunch eatery located at 13121 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, (within the
space where CC’s Pizza was located-next to Bed, Bath & Beyondnorth on Dale Mabry from Grace). ANYONE IS WELCOME TO
JOIN US! There are plenty of breakfast items to choose from. If
you need a ride, please indicate that on the sign-up sheet.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Sign up now at the clipboards in
the breezeway, or contact Betty (891-1861 [email protected]) or
Kathy (265-0387 [email protected]). ONE LAST BLAST
BEFORE THE FAST!
cousin of
daughter of
cousin of
father of
father of
father of
husband of
niece of
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Veronica Crickenberger is presently at boot camp in
Oklahoma. (Granddaughter of Annette Crickenberger).
Collin Welch who is currently stationed at Pensacola
Naval Station (Alice Deal’s grandson).
Juliana Harrison, Jean Harrison’s daughter, is stationed
in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
LTC Jonathan Tessmann and LTC Nicole Heumphreus
(Lois Perrone’s nephew and his wife) and their daughter
Taylor deployed overseas.
PFC Mark Messina (Patti Joannes’ grandson)
1st Lt. Kelsey Abert and 2nd Lt. Devlin Ann Abert are
Stationed in Hawaii.
Annual Report & Budget
*If you were not able to attend the annual meeting
last Sunday and would like a copy of the Annual
Report and 2015-16 budget, there are copies
available on the Welcome Cart and
Information Center.