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Announcements for July 21, 2024

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

This week at Grace

Sunday - 10 am Worship
Tuesday – 7 p.m. Contingent Strings Reh. (FH)
7 p.m. LCS Board Meeting (OW)

    We Welcome the Lake Brass Trio to worship this morning.

    The search has begun!  With prayer and collective support, your call committee has begun the work involved to identify a new spiritual support leader for our congregation. We are very excited to be beginning this process. Please keep us in your prayers! 

♦    Christmas in July!  This is the time of year we collect necessities for the church!  There is a Christmas tree in the narthex with tags on it sharing the needs for the church.  Choose a tag, and purchase the item listed and bring it with you to church the following Sunday.  Thank YOU!

♦    Prayer list: Rita Buckley, Mary Buschbacher,  Mabel Carreira, Mike Childs, Anna Mae Chinault, Doris Cirillo, Jan Clark, June Clark, Ann Daffer, Julie Dunston, Carol Grzegorczyk, Anne Guilford, Tom Haydock, Lydia Hodge, Brian Hosty, Paul Klockowski, Wil Krell, Amy Krell, Michael Lang, Bob & Jane Lemley, Mary Lemley, Scott Listy, Marie Maddox, Ron & Flo Mari, Mac McPeak, Monica Mencia, Avery Monroe, Doris Muszynski, John Shamp, Tim Simpson, Betty Smith, Linda Springer, Jeff Tanner, Henry Tomlinson, Gary Venable, Mary Venable, Sue Wallace, Greg Wasserman, Helen & Ron Wettleson, Blanche Wheatley, and Max Wickham.

    The VISTE collection for June consisted of a total of 424 items; 219 – Health & Hygiene items, 200 Food items, and 5 books. The cash donations totalled $105.  Thank you for your generosity.  Plastic bags collected for VISTE and Meals on Wheels totaled 600 this month!

    Quilters – a thank you note was received from Lutheran World Relief for the $533.25 the congregation donated for the shipping of quilts to the areas in the world who most need them! 

    Friendship Pads:  All who are worshipping with us today, especially those who are visiting with us, are invited to sign the Friendship Pad that is at the center aisle end of the pew. Please list your phone number if you are visiting. We would like to be in touch with you and to welcome you to our gathering.  After you sign, please pass it down the pew and back. 

♦    Faith & Family Night is coming to Tigertown on Friday, August 23rd! The Flying Tigers take on the Bradenton Marauders at 6:30 pm.  Group tickets start at $8, upgrade to a meal package for $12 more. This game has pre-game opportunities for both individuals and groups available. If you are interested, contact the church office.

     The Contingent Strings of the Florida Philharmonia, will be rehearsing in the Fellowship Hall between May 21 and July30 as they did last summer. They have promised us a concert after the end of their rehearsals.  Stay tuned!

♦   Parish News:  

  • Presiding Minister:  Pastor Joyce Gulliford
  • Assisting Minister Brenda Hornickle; Ushers - Cheri & Kevin Zarnstorff 
  • Music:  Gene Hodges, organist
  • Altar Guild:  Mary Buschbacher & Phylllis Whidden
  • Altar flowers today are from B. Hornickle & L. Lawrence to the glory of God and celebrating Barbara White  and Brenda Hornickle's shared birthday.
  • Birthdays:
      Janie Lineberger – 23
      Brenda Hornickle & Barbara White – 26 
  • Check out our web site at:  New announcements posted regularly. Livestreams posted after worship services so you can view them again.

 ♦   Worship Opportunities: 

       Sunday Morning Worship in-person and livestreamed at 10:00 a.m.     
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♦    Contact Information:        Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon.
                      Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
                      745 S. Ingraham Avenue, Lakeland, FL  33801

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                      Parish Administrator - Mary Flekke --