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Grace Lutheran Church Scoop
for the week of October 14th
CLICK HERE for the Grace Lutheran Calendar
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!
The Food Pantry is in need of plastic shopping bags

If you have some to donate, please drop them off during Office Hours (9:15am-12:15pm Monday-Friday). Thanks in advance!
Seeking Nominations for 2021 Leadership
The Nominating Committee is seeking nominees for the following positions:
  • Nominating Committee (1 year term)
  • Congregational Council (2 year term)
  • Congregational Council (3 year term)
  • Preschool Board (3 year term)
  • VA Synod Assembly Voting Members
If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else (please make sure they are willing to serve first), please contact a member of the 2020 Nominating Committee (Beverly Galles and Hugh “Doc” Dougherty) or Pastor Leslie. Elections for all positions will be held during the Annual Meeting in November.
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

The group will begin a new study about Luther’s Small Catechism on Wednesday, October 21st. If you plan to participate, please fill out this linked form so we can get you a participate book ahead of time.
"Chat & Pray" ~ a time of fellowship, conversation, and mutual prayer
Thursday, October 15th at 7pm


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
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

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.
Sunday School via Zoom
  • for Adults ~ Sundays at 8:30am
  • 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
Ladies Lunch: Home Edition (via Zoom)
Wednesday, October 21st at 12:30pm


Join via the Zoom app on your smartphone/tablet/computer click the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84086289124?pwd=ZGg4M1pZQnk2bXI1TE80VzgzMTBwdz09 (Passcode: Grace)

Join via phone by calling 646-558-8656 and enter the Meeting ID: 840 8628 9124 and Passcode: 729551.
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 18, 2020
20th Sunday after Pentecost

Isaiah 45:1-7
An earthly ruler as the instrument of God's will
 
Psalm 96:1-13
 
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Thanksgiving for the church at Thessalonica
 
Matthew 22:15-25
The teaching on giving to the emperor and to God
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