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for the week of September 9th
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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 October; 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!
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
Thursday, September 10th at 7pm
via ZOOM

On the second and fourth Thursdays of September, Beverly Galles will facilitate a time of mutual conversation about life and prayer.  If you are thirsting for Christian community, especially in this time of "distant socializing," this virtual gathering is for you!

Join via computer/tablet/smartphone by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/585328182?pwd=Y0FmRWRxN0NoSVFZU0REY1JxMG1UQT09 (Password: Grace)

Join via phone by calling 646-558-8656 and entering the Meeting ID: 585 328 182 and Password: 476483
Men's Group
Saturday, September 12th at 8am

Join the men of GLC for potluck breakfast, fellowship, and work around the church. Please wear your mask!
Webinar with The Rev. Lenny Duncan
September 12, 2020 at 7 PM

Luther Memorial (Blacksburg) invites you to attend a Visiting Theologian Zoom Webinar with The Rev. Lenny Duncan entitled, “What Now? Discussing the Sin of Racism and Dismantling Systemic Racism.” This free webinar includes a moderated Q&A session, and will take place on Saturday, September 12 at 7 PM EST. Rev. Duncan is the author of “Dear Church: A Love Letter to the Whitest Denomination in America.”
Register for the webinar at: https://vasynod-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/9015976758965/WN_1FjloEurTR2QFPDWlDuhYA
 
Tapestry Zoom Discussion
Sunday, September 13th at 7 PM

Join the conversation! The Virginia Synod Tapestry will host a zoom discussion after Rev. Lenny Duncan presents during a webinar and worship service sponsored by Luther Memorial Church in Blacksburg on Sept. 12th and 13th . All are welcome! Moderators of the discussion are Dr. Oris Griffin, Rev. Monica Weber, and Rev. Heidi David-Young. The link for the discussion will be shared during Rev. Duncan’s presentation. We hope you will join us.
"God's work. Our hands." Day of Service
Sunday, September 13th
Sunday Worship
Sundays at 9:45am
via ZOOM

Worship this Sunday will include:
  • Welcome of New Members
  • Blessing of backpacks/computers/virtual learning spots/etc for students & teachers
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 for Children (K-Grade 8)
Sundays at 11am
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
Young at Heart Messages

Starting Sunday, September 13th, pre-recorded Young at Heart Messages will be available on our YouTube Channel on Sunday mornings by 8am. They will be geared towards younger children, but anyone is welcome to watch & enjoy!

Subscribe to the “Grace Happens” YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCXTK3dXcF51ppAlATyniMpg?.
Monday Bible Study (via Zoom)
Mondays (starting Sep 14th) 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
Preschool Board Meeting
Monday, September 14th at 5:30pm


Join via computer/tablet/smartphone by clicking this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85964430976?pwd=cEVXNkkva2tLb2NWRUkvalRJQnJlUT09   (Passcode: Grace).

Join via phone by calling 646-558-8656 and entering the Meeting ID: 859 6443 0976 and Passcode: 040561
2021 Ministry Spending Plan Draft Review
Tuesday September 15th at 7pm


We will gather via Zoom on Tuesday September 15th, at 7pm, to go through the draft 2021 Ministry Spending Plan in detail.  If you are interested in how your gifts are used by the congregation, please join us!  Everyone is welcome.
 
Join via computer/tablet/smartphone by clicking this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82374848989?pwd=VEVjZzBUWjNDQ0RKTmhLRWppZTdtQT09 (Passcode: Grace).

Join via phone by calling 646-558-8656 and entering the Meeting ID: 823 7484 8989 and Passcode: 301985
Ladies' Lunch In
Wednesday, September 16th at 12:30pm
via ZOOM
 

Join via computer/tablet/smartphone by clicking this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84086289124?pwd=ZGg4M1pZQnk2bXI1TE80VzgzMTBwdz09 (Passcode: Grace)

Join via phone by calling 646-558-8656 and entering the Meeting ID: 840 8628 9124 and Passcode: 729551
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
Readings for Sunday, September 13, 2020
15th Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 50:15-21
Joseph reconciles with his brothers

Psalm 103:1-13
 
Romans 14:1-12
Accepting diversity in the community of faith

Matthew 18:21-35
A parable of forgiveness in the community of faith
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