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Grace Lutheran Church Scoop
for the week of September 30th
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Join us this Sunday
9:45am ~ Combined Worship Service (via Zoom)
(see details below about how to participate online or by phone)
Most in-person events have been moved online or cancelled.  Sunday worship will be via Zoom at least through the end of November; Council will continue to monitor local health data, which aids in this decision making process. For more information, please see specific event announcements below or visit the "News & Upcoming Events" page of our website.

The church office is open 9:15am-12:15pm Monday-Friday. If you need to enter the church building for any reason, please wear a mask, practice "distant socializing," and good hand hygiene.  Thank you for doing your part to care for the most vulnerable in our community!
LAST CHANCE ~ Red "Live Generously" T-shirts

This is your last chance to get a red "Live Generously" t-shirt before the leftovers are donated.  If you would like one (or another one), please contact Pastor Leslie or pick one up from her office by Wednesday, September 30th.
Christ in Our Home

The fourth quarter edition of the daily devotional, Christ in Our Home, is now available in the church office. If you are unable to pick up a copy, please call the office [757-420-4704] to arrange for a copy to be mailed to you.
Communion Kit Order

Starting Sunday, we will resume celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion during our synchronous worship via Zoom on Sunday mornings at 9:45am.  You are welcome to provide your own elements (bread/wine/grape juice) at home, but if you would prefer, we are happy to provide prefilled communion sets.  CLICK HERE and fill out the form to receive a month's supply for your household. Pick up and delivery are available; if you indicate on the form that you will pick up, then you will contacted when your order is ready for pickup. Orders for the coming Sunday need to be received by Thursday at 12:15pm.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Holy Communion is meant to take place in the assembly and be presided over by an ordained Minister of Word & Sacrament (Pastor), so you should only partake of the sacrament when you are gathered with the community live on Zoom (logged in via computer/tablet/smartphone or called in on a regular phone).  The recordings of our worship posted on YouTube & Facebook are not intended to be used for celebrating the Eucharist, since they don't embody the gathered community in the same way.

Have questions or want to learn more? Contact Pastor Leslie.
Wednesday Night Bible Study: Genesis
Wednesdays at 7pm

via ZOOM

Join via computer/tablet/smartphone by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/621600567?pwd=OHhzWUFIc0FIQit0MjN5c0lEclNtQT09 (Passcode: Grace)

Join via phone by calling 646-558-8656 and entering the Meeting ID: 621 600 567 and Passcode: 672531
"Chat & Pray" ~ a time of fellowship, conversation, and mutual prayer
Thursday, October 1st at 7pm
via Zoom


To connect via Zoom using a computer, tablet, or smart phone click this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/585328182?pwd=Y0FmRWRxN0NoSVFZU0REY1JxMG1UQT09
(Passcode: Grace)

To connect via Zoom using your regular phone call 646-558-8656 and enter the Meeting ID: 585 328 182 and Passcode: 476483
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 4th at 8:30am

 
During the Adult Sunday School time, we will hold our annual Animal Blessing. It will be different not to gather in person, but hopefully our online platform will also allow even more of our animal friends to join us! Sign into the Sunday Morning Zoom with your furry/scaly/ cuddly/feathered family members for a blessing!
 
Join via computer/tablet/smartphone by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/984794689?pwd=dEx0N3FDa055WFNQQTV5UFFyOUc5QT09 (Passcode: Grace)

Join via phone by calling 646-558-8656 and entering the Meeting ID: 984 794 689 and Passcode: 546963
Sunday Worship with Holy Communion
Sundays at 9:45am
via Zoom
Join via computer/tablet/smartphone by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/984794689?pwd=dEx0N3FDa055WFNQQTV5UFFyOUc5QT09 (Passcode: Grace)

Join via phone by calling 646-558-8656 and entering the Meeting ID: 984 794 689 and Passcode: 546963
Sunday School via Zoom
  • Blessing of the Animals replaces Adult Sunday School this week
  • for Youth (Grades 9-12) ~ alternating Sundays at 11am
Join via computer/tablet/smartphone by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/984794689?pwd=dEx0N3FDa055WFNQQTV5UFFyOUc5QT09 (Passcode: Grace)

Join via phone by calling 646-558-8656 and entering the Meeting ID: 984 794 689 and Passcode: 546963
Monday Bible Study (via Zoom)
Mondays at 1:30pm


Join via computer/tablet/smartphone by clicking this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87547409467?pwd=Mzl5TFdseFpYU1lpTS95czN4VWl4QT09 (Passcode: Grace)

Join via phone by calling 646-558-8656 and entering the Meeting ID: 875 4740 9467 and Passcode: 478408
At Home Service Project: No-Sew Fleece Blankets

We need a couple of volunteers to tie no-sew fleece blankets at home.  You can pick up the prepped fabric at church or coordinate with Pastor Leslie for delivery.

Finished blankets need to be returned to church by Saturday, October 10th at 10am.
Seeking Donations for Foster Kids

We are collecting new and gently used duffel bags, backpacks, and comfort items to be put in bags, called "Journey Bags," for foster children in our community. If you have items to donate, please drop them off at the church office or contact Mana Masters to coordinate pickup.  All donations will blessed during a brief outdoor gathering at Grace on Saturday, Oct 10th at 10am.

Here is a list of suggested items:
  • backpacks
  • duffel bags
  • small toys or stuffed animals
  • pillow pets
  • sketchpads
  • pens, pencils, crayons, or colored pencils
  • arts and crafts supplies
  • small empty photo albums
  • coloring books
  • journals/notebooks/school supplies
  • legos
  • diaries
  • blankets
  • socks
  • playing cards
  • books
Red Cross Blood Drive
Saturday, October 31, 2020, 9am-1pm
in the GLC Fellowship Hall


Sign up for an appointment at: www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive

Read about updates to donor deferrals at: www.gracelutheranchesapeake.org/news--upcoming-events/blood-drive-saturday-october-31st

For more information, contact Bob Masters.
Readings for Sunday, October 4, 2020
18th Sunday after Pentecost


Isaiah 5:1-7
The song of the vineyard
 
Psalm 80:7-15
 
Philippians 3:4b-14
Look down from heaven, O God; behold and tend this vine
 
Matthew 21:33-46
The parable of the vineyard owner's son
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