Grace E-Notes - Grace Lutheran Church ELCA

Grace E-Notes
Our Vision:
Living in the Grace of God’s love, we worship, learn and serve.
A weekly publication for Grace Lutheran Church & Friends
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Please excuse any spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors. Deadline for article submission is 3:00 p.m. on Mondays!
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Weekly Calendars
Tuesday
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM
7:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM
11:00 AM
Sunday
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
9:45 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
12:15 PM
6:00 PM
01/20/2015
DiscipleLife
Fellowship
Pack 114
Worship/Music @ Resurrection, Plano
01/21/2015
Book Club
Choir Practice
01/22/2015
Small Group
01/23/2015
Pack 749 Pinewood Derby Set-Up
01/24/2015
Pack 749 Pinewood Derby
WELCA Planning Meeting
01/25/2015 Blood Pressure Clinic
Worship
New Member Orientation
Sunday School
Worship/Scattered Seeds
GLC Youth Game Day
WELCA General Meeting/Lunch
GLC Youth Nat’l Gathering Mtg
Sunday Night Live
Monday
7:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM
7:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 PM
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
8:30 AM
9:45 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 AM
3:00 PM
01/26/2015
BSA 723
01/27/2015
Adult Bible Study
01/28/2015
Book Club
Choir Practice
01/29/2015
Adult Bible Study
01/30/2015
01/31/2015
02/01/2015
Worship
Sunday School Programs
Worship/Way of Grace/Scout Sunday
Family Life Mtg
GSA 4756
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Congregational Meeting
February 8, 2015
9:45 A.M.
2015 Flower/Eternal Candle Chart
Flowers ~ $30  Eternal Candle ~ $15
The following dates are available:
Flowers; 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 4/5, 7/5,
7/12, 8/2, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 11/1, 12/6,
12/13, & 12/20.
Sign up in the Welcome Center!
Please use provided envelopes for payment
and drop in the offering..
Adult Bible Study
4
Book Club
4
Briarwood Lumberjack Retreat
13
Calendar
2
Children’s Page
6
Metrocrest
4
New Member Orientation
4
New Web Page
4
Prayer Concerns
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Recipe
15
Scout Sunday
4
Silent Auction/Dinner
7
Sunday’s Readings & Psalm
12
WELCA
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9-10
Worship Assistants
3
Yellow Page
16
Youth
5
Assisting With Worship
Third Sunday after Epiphany
1/25/2015
Grace Lutheran Church
1200 E. Hebron Parkway
Carrollton, TX 75010
Phone: (972)492-4474
Office Hours:
Mondays – Thursdays 9:00–3:00
Website: http://GraceLutheranTX.org
Sunday Morning Schedule
Worship 8:00 AM & 11:00 AM
Sunday School Programs 9:45 AM
Nursery Available at 11:00 AM Service
Pastor: Rev. Scott Zimmerer
[email protected]
Miles Holder, Vicar
Gregg Schockman
Director of Music Ministries
[email protected]
Aaron Colwick
Director of Youth Ministries
[email protected]
Katrina Colwick
Director of Children’s Ministries
[email protected]
8:30 AM
McKenzie
Williams
Acolyte
11:00 AM
Grace
McClenaghan
Acolyte
Debra Campbell
& Blake Cavagnaro
Greeters
The Nietubicz
Family
Greeters
Greg Streder
Lay Reader
Chris Wagner
Lay Reader
Darrell Davidchik
& Daniel Haas
Ushers
Christy Ehlers
& Kerri Tamberelli
Ushers
Miles Holder
Worship Assistant
Miles Holder
Worship Assistant
Pam Streder
Welcome Center
Brenda Altenhofen
Welcome Center
Musicians
Gregg Schockman,
Director of Music Ministries—Piano
Sarah McClenaghan, Tracey Floor,
& Judy Cheshier—Cantors
Grace Lutheran Choir
Scattered Seeds—11:00 AM Service
Paula Parker
Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
[email protected]
Metrocrest Services
JANUARY Donation Request
Altar Guild
Gloria Davidchik & Brenda Altenhofen
Communion Set Up, Clean Up & Pour
Karen Schmid—Bread
Grace Lutheran will continue to support the
Metrocrest Services in their endeavor to serve the
communities in Denton county. Currently, they have
a great need for Infant Items (baby food,
Jan Wilson & John Storey
Counting
diapers);
Hygiene
Items
(shampoo,
conditioner, toothpaste) and Baking Items
(flour, sugar). Please bring your donations,
throughout the month of Jan., and place them in
Congregational Meeting
February 8, 2015
9:45 AM
the shopping cart in the Narthex. We will deliver our
donations on Sunday, Feb. 1st to the Metrocrest.
Any questions, please contact Bev Wells at
[email protected] or Brigitte Holder at
[email protected]
Annual Reports due 1/28/2015
Thank you !
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ADULT BIBLE STUDY
The Gospel of John
New Member Orientation
This Sunday, Feb 25th during the Sunday School
hour in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Zimmerer
will be teaching "Lutheranism 101" reviewing
basic Lutheran theology, worship and beliefs. All
those who are interested in joining Grace are
encouraged to attend. Also, this is a good review
for life-long Lutherans. All are welcome.
Adult mid-week Bible Study will begin again on
Tuesday, January 27 and Thursday, January 29.
We will be studying the Gospel of John, using
curriculum from John MacArthur. Workbooks
are $10. The class will run 13 weeks and will be
led by Miles & Brigitte Holder on Tuesdays and
Debra Campbell on Thursdays. This is a great
chance to study God’s Word in community,
learning from one another and satisfying our
hunger and thirst to know God better. Please
sign up at the Welcome Center or send an email
to Brigitte Holder at [email protected]
New members will then be received on Sunday,
February 8th. Questions? E-mail or speak to
Pastor Zimmerer.
Scout Sunday
We will be observing Scout Sunday on Sunday,
February 1st at the 11:00 service. All of the
troops and packs sponsored by Grace will be
invited. We also invite our members who are
involved in other Scouting troops or packs to be
involved in our worship. If you are interested,
please contact the church office to let us know
what you'd like to do: greet, usher, lector, etc.
Congregational Meeting
February 8, 2015
9:45 AM
Officers, Ministries, Committees, and
Staff need to submit annual reports
electronically no later than Wednesday,
January 28th to :
[email protected]
Book Club
This Wednesday we will begin reading
"Lame Deer Seeker of Visions."
This an interesting history/autobiography of
John Lame Deer of the Sioux Tribe in South
Dakota. join us Wednesday at 9:30 AM in the
church parlor for this interesting read/
discussion.
New Web Page in The Works
Stay tuned... we will soon be unveiling our new
web page with lots of extras. Soon you will even
be able to bring your iPad to worship to download your bulletin.
Exciting IT times await Grace Lutheran. Thanks
to Rick Nietubicz, Greg Streder and their IT
team for all their work to make this happen.
Our "cut over" will be this Thursday - please
bear with us if you experience some difficulties
logging on to our website during this time.
Copyright © 2011 The Zondervan Corporation
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WELCA Fellowship Opportunities
Please join us for any or all of our activities!
ALL women of Grace are welcome!!!
MONDAY
THURSDAY
Knitting/ Crocheting/
Handwork:
2nd Monday of the month
at 7 PM. We will be meeting
in the Parlor! Come and
learn how to knit or crochet!
Quilting
1st and 3rd Thursdays
10 AM in the Fellowship Hall.
Bring scissors!
Join us on
February 5 & 19!
SATURDAY
Bible Study
3rd Saturday of the month
at 9 AM in the Parlor.
We use the Bible study from
Gather magazine and we
always have copies to share.
Join us January 17!
We always have a sweet
treat at the end!
Join us on February 9th!
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To all women of Grace….
You are invited to your WELCA General Meeting
January 25 after the 2nd service!
We will be honoring …
“The Morning Star of Wittenberg”, Katie Luther.
Katie Luther was a wife, mother, farmer, brewmaster, innkeeper, and
more. In all that she did, she acted boldly on her faith in Jesus Christ.
There’s a little bit of Katie in all of us.
Come and find out more about Katie and enjoy a delicious soup and
salad luncheon!
Please sign up at the Welcome Center!
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Don’t Forget!
Mark your calendars for April 11th!
Grace Lutheran Church and WELCA will be hosting the North
Central Conference WELCA retreat with Jill Miller!!
Women’s Conference during the day
AND
Concert for EVERYONE in the evening!!
Read more about Jill at www.jillmillermusic.com
and listen to a sample of her music!
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PRAYER CONCERNS
NOTE: Due to privacy concerns all persons on prayer list MUST give their permission to be listed.
FAMILY & FRIENDS
Chris Adkins
Nan Andrews
Baby Camilla
Mavis Barrow
David Baxter
Janet Brown
Sandy Devine
Brian Ellis
Ulane Franklund
Mary Beth Girowski
Ruby Gorman
Rachel Jevaseely
Tony Kenworthy
Arik Logan
Lorraine, J Gulliksen’s mother
Ashley M.
Scott Nietubicz’ friend’s dad
Jean Perry
Brian Peterson
Rita Pitka
Megan Raley
Joseph Reinert
Mary Singley
Dale Swenson
Kerri Tamberelli’s parents
Irene Thorson
Adam Tjosvold
Ethel Zimmerer
GRACE MEMBERS
Blake Cavagnaro & Family
Kaitlyn Cheshier
Jan Ellis
Amy Gulliksen (YAGM—Ministry)
Miles Holder
Nikki King
Scott McClenaghan
Louise Norris
Max Raulins
Jo An Stanley
Rev. Nolan Sucher
Charlotte Weirich
Bev Wells
Ebola & Malaria Victims
& Medical Personnel
Christians, Jews, & Palestinians
being persecuted
The Unemployed & their families
GRACE MEMBERS
in ASSISTED LIVING OR HOME BOUND
Mary Frank
Dorothy Hicks
Cherrylin Langley
Inez Moilan
Barbara Olson
Kay Sembrick
Peggy Smith
Richard Tjosvold
MEN & WOMEN
OF THE ARMED FORCES
Richard Cox
LT Chuck Cranston, US Navy
Scott Gulliksen, US Marine Corps
Jay Lundberg, Navy
Lord God, you alone are the source of all healing and so we give you thanks for all your gifts of
strength and life, and above all we thank you for the gift of your Son, through whom we have faith
and strength. Grant health to the ill, strength to the weak, comfort for the sad, patience to those
with chronic infirmities, hope to the distressed and anxious, healing to the addicted, and peace to
the dying; in your name we pray. Amen
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Readings & Psalm
January 25, 2015
3rd Sunday after Epiphany
PRAYER VENTURES
—— January 2015 ——
These petitions are offered as guides to prayer for the global,
social and outreach ministries of the church.
20: We remember all the lives lost to gun
violence. Bless us with the wisdom and strength
to put down our guns and be peacemakers.
21: In a living example of caring for our
neighbor, we give thanks to those who, through
the ELCA and Lutheran Disaster Response, are
responding to the arrival of unaccompanied and
migrant children to the United States with grace
and compassion.
22: We give thanks for ELCA colleges and
universities, where students are educated for a
sense of calling or vocation, opening the path
toward a meaningful life of contribution to the
common good.
23: We give thanks for people who work or who
have worked to protect our nation and world.
We pray for our veterans, chaplains and
volunteers who bring them spiritual comfort.
24: Welcoming God, with gracious and open
hearts and minds, we give thanks to ELCA
members and congregations invited and
encouraged to engage in an important study and
conversation centered around the invitation to
Holy Communion.
25: On this last day of the Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity, we pray for the day when all
Christians know that unity among us is above all
a gift of God.
26: Raise up, in every country, all who herald
the gospel and who make the good news known,
especially Timothy, Titus and Silas,
missionaries whom we commemorate today.
 Jonah 3:1-5, 10
 Psalm 62:5-12
 Mark 1:14-20
Grace Lutheran Nursery Care
Do you enjoy spending time with the youngest
members of our Grace family? Please consider
volunteering in the nursery during late service.
This is a great way to get to know our young
families at Grace and give them a short break
to enjoy worship service. Thanks for your
prayerful consideration. To sign up, go to:
www.SignUpGenius.com/
go/20F0D4CA5A628A2FB6-nursery/11456520
Amy Gulliksen – YAGM
Ministry in Jerusalem
Keep up with Amy's work by following her blog:
OnThisJourneyCalledLife.com
and by receiving her newsletter by emailing her at
[email protected]
If you would also like to financially support the
YAGM ministries, please call 800-638-3522 for
credit card payment, or send a check to:
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
PO Box 71764
Chicago, IL 60694-1764.
Please write: "Amy Gulliksen GCS 3092" on the
memo line.
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Congregational Meeting
February 8, 2015
9:45 AM
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Sneaky Spaghetti Sauce
Ingredients:
1 - lb ground turkey
2 - sweet Italian sausage links, remove casings
1 - small to medium onion, chopped
2 - cloves garlic, minced
1 - orange, green or yellow bell pepper, seeded and pureed
1/2 - cup carrots, shredded or pureed
1/2 - cup zucchini, shredded or pureed
1 - medium rib of celery, chopped or pureed
1 - 28 oz can Italian style tomatoes in puree
1 - 14 oz can Italian diced tomatoes, with juice
1 - 6 oz can tomato paste
1/2 - cup water (if using frozen pureed veggies omit the water)
2 - 3 tablespoon sugar
1 - bay leaf
1 - teaspoon dried basil
1/2 - tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 - teaspoon crushed thyme
1 - teaspoon salt
1 - 16 oz package spaghetti noodles
Directions:
In a large sauce pan, crumble the turkey and Italian sausage. Add the
onion and garlic and cook over medium heat until the meat is cooked
through. Drain off any fat. Add the meat mixture to a 4 - 6 qt crock
pot.
Stir in the tomato paste and all the canned tomatoes. Use a large spoon
to break up the whole tomatoes. Stir in the pureed vegetables (bell pepper, carrots, zucchini, celery).
Add the spices, sugar, water and bay leaf. Cover and cook on low for 6 8 hours. Stirring occasionally. Serve over cooked pasta.
Shredded Vegetables:
If using shredded vegetables add the carrots, celery and zucchini when
the meat mixture is fully cooked and drained. Continue to cook, stirring,
until the vegetables are limp, about 5 minutes.
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GRACE YELLOW PAGES
Below are services and businesses that our members provide. We simply present them for your information. We are not
able to officially endorse any of them for liability reasons. Please consider them when you are planning repairs, lessons, etc.
If you would like to list your business or service please bring a business card by the office or send an electronic copy to:
[email protected]heranTx.org
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