Grace Lutheran Church Scoop
for the week of January 13th
CLICK HERE for the Grace Lutheran Calendar
Join us this Sunday
8:30am ~ Adult Sunday School (via Zoom)
9:45am ~ Combined Worship Service (via Zoom)
11am ~ Youth (Grades 9-12) Sunday School (via Zoom)
(see details below about how to participate online or by phone)
New Council Officers Elected
  • President: LaQuita Opperman
  • Vice President: Bob Masters
  • Secretary: Mike Olson
New Preschool Board Officers Elected
  • President: Debbie Dougherty
  • Vice President: Gretchen Stoll
  • Secretary: Ruthie Miles
Wednesday Night Bible Study: Luther’s Small Catechism
Wednesday, January 14th at 7pm

Join via computer/tablet/smartphone by clicking this link: (Passcode: Grace)

Join via phone by calling 646-558-8656 and entering the Meeting ID: 621 600 567 and Passcode: 672531
Sunday School & Worship
Sunday, January 17th
  • 8:30am ~ Adult Sunday School
  • 9:45am ~ Worship
  • 11am ~ Youth Sunday School
To join via the Zoom app on your smartphone/tablet/computer click the link (Passcode: Grace)

To join via a regular phone, call 646-558-8656 and enter the Meeting ID: 984 794 689 and Passcode: 546963.
Monday Afternoon Bible Study: Psalms
Monday, January 18th at 1:30pm
Join via computer/tablet/smartphone by clicking this link (Passcode: Grace).

Join via phone by calling 646-558-8656 and entering the Meeting ID: 875 4740 9467 and Passcode: 478408.
Volunteers Needed
  • Leader for Sister-Sisters: We are looking for the next leader for the Sister-Sisters (GLC’s quarterly women’s Bible Study group).  If you are interested in leading, please talk to Pastor Leslie.
  •  Auditors: We are in need a few volunteers to complete an audit of the Preschool's finances from last school year and an audit of the Church's finances from the previous year.
If you are willing and able to serve in any of these capacities, please contact Pastor Leslie.
Christmas Eve Candles & Ribbon Wands

If you got candles and/or ribbon wands from church for use on Christmas Eve, we ask that you return them to the office.  Thank you in advance!
Midwinter Power in the Spirit Online Event
Sunday, Jan 31—Thursday, Feb 4

This winter’s theme will center on the illuminating festival of Candlemas and our keynote presenter will be The Rev. Dr. Dave Delaney, Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Virginia Synod!
If you sign up to attend Midwinter Power in the Spirit Online, you can expect:
  1. A daily devotional to arrive in your email each morning, Sunday through Thursday. Here you’ll receive readings, brief videos, and guides for at-home arts and crafts.
  2. An invitation to daily Zoom workshops, from 5:45 PM to 6:55 PM, Sunday through Thursday. Listen to presenters from across our Virginia Synod share from their areas of expertise. Sign up for the sessions that interest you most!
  3. A closing vespers service at 7:00 PM, live and online, led by worship leaders from across the synod. Each weeknight you’ll participate in different ways of worship, even while physically apart.
There is no fee to attend, but we do suggest a donation of $25 to the Virginia Synod. All donations will be used to support neighbors in need around the world through the ELCA Good Gifts Program. For more information, visit
"Christ in Our Home" Devotional

Copies of the "Christ in Our Home" Devotional for the first quarter of 2021 is now available for pickup during church office hours (Monday-Friday 9:15am-12:15pm).

Because shipments of Christ In Our Home were delayed, the publisher is offering a temporary email option in case you can't pick yours up right away.  You can sign up to receive a daily email at
Readings for Sunday, January 17, 2021
Second Sunday after Epiphany

1 Samuel 3:1-20
The calling of Samuel
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Glorify God in your body
John 1:43-51
The calling of the first disciples
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