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Announcements for July 3, 2022  

 Our mission is to share God’s love with each other, our community, and the world.         

♦    Bible Study:  Each Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. we will meet in the fellowship hall for approximately 45-60 minutes and look at one of the readings appointed for the coming Sunday. This week we will look at 2 Kings 5:1-14, the healing of Namaan.

♦    Needle & Hook (Prayer Shawls):  Wednesdays at 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall.   (This is a change in day) If you would like to make a prayer shawl, we’ll have some patterns for you to use.  Or you may have another project in the works.  We’d love to see it.  Join us for a time of creating and chatting. 

♦    Centering Prayer:  Will meet each week via Zoom, through September 1st, at 6:15 p.m.  Each week we will consider a spiritual theme. This week’s theme is Galatians 5:22-23: “…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”  Please contact Rickey Cotton, our facilitator, to get the Zoom link – 

♦    Churchwide Assembly Bible Study Sessions. Save the dates! On Sunday afternoons in July, (10th, 17th, 24th and 31st), ELCA members are encouraged to participate in a series of online Bible Studies in advance of the Churchwide Assembly. Sessions are from 4:00 - 4:45 EDT and will explore the meaning of "embodiment" from Luke 24. More information about registering for these Zoom webinars will be available soon. Sessions will also be streamed live at

♦    Prayer list: Alena Baskin, Jenna Baumann, Anna Mae Chinault, Julie Dunston, Alan Gassen, Carol Grzegorczyk, Anne Guilford, Allen Hagemeyer, JoAnn Herrick, Clarene Kersting, Betty Leitenberger, Bob and Jane Lemley, Dione de Sá Martins, Dottie Myers, Theresa Myers, Ian Robinson, Tim Simpson, Julie Storch, Ruth Taunton, Henry Tomlinson, Mary Venable, Greg Wasserman, Ann Joyce Wennig, Barbara White, and Shelby Zarnstorff.

♦    The Social Ministry focus for July is Christmas in July.  For 11 months of the year, we collect for the community and the world; July is the time we share God’s love with our church.  By collecting for our daily needs, we are able to stretch our offerings to the cover larger and more critical needs of our family. This year’s needs include:  

  45 gallon trash bags            
  Copy paper 8.5x11        
  Kleenex “cubes”
  small wastebasket size trash bags    
  Copy paper 11x14        
  Toilet paper
  Regular coffee                
  Copy paper 11x17        
  Mini-Moo coffee creamers
  Plastic forks                
  $$ for Communion wafers/wine
  $$ for other Altar supplies        
  Ramen Noodles        
  16/18 oz Peanut butter
  “Thinking of You” cards

♦       407 Total items were delivered to Rez House in Dade City Monday June 20 along with a financial contribution of $220.  Our thanks to all who donated to this essential ministry.  Included in the delivery were:   

       Vacuum cleaner            
  23 soaps various sizes        
    2 bags of rice 
    2 boxes of boil in bag rice    
  10 tubes of toothpaste        
    2 tubes of deodorant 
    4 small tubes of toothpaste    
    4 cans of tuna            
    4 cans of Vienna sausage 
  10 boxes of mac and cheese    
  13 boxes cheesy rice        
    1 jar jelly             
  13 cans of various vegetables    
    4 cups of corn            
    2 bags of beans         
120 packets of vitamin C      
    3 boxes of cereal        
    2 cans sparkling water    
187   items of clothing          
  29  pairs of shoes

♦    Parish News:   

  • The church office will be closed on Monday, July 4th .

  • Assisting Minister today is Mary Flekke; Ushers are Angela Moran & Robert Mattson.
  • Happy birthday to:
         Wally Oestreich – July 3rd 
         Margaret Smith – July 8th
         Judy Washburn – July 9th 
  • Check out our web site at:  New announcements posted regularly. Livestreams posted after worship services so you can view them again.

♦   Worship Opportunities: 
   ·    Evening Prayer is each Thursday at 5:30 p.m.  View it from our Facebook page or website
   ·    Sunday morning worship in-person and livestreamed at 10:00.  

♦    How to reach us:
   ·    Online: and Facebook - Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church 
   ·    Email addresses:     Pastor Pam Smith –
                    Sara Anderson –