Important Dates and Times
September 1st Pastor Tara's frst day as Grace's next Pastor
September 6th Pastor Tara conducts her first Worship Service at 10:00am as Grace's next pstor
September 13th Worship services at 8:30am and 11:00am resume. "God's Work, Our Hands with Grace's Minsitry Fair during Grace Hour and after the 11:00am service.
We welcome Pastor Tara Magoon, our new Pastor. We are so blessed at Grace, having a spirit led journey, Pastor Barbara’s loving leadership, and by our Call Committee’s comprehensive & diligent work.
Family Promise Week begins Sunday, September 6th. Your help is needed. Sign up in the Narthex.
Lutheran Campus Ministry is a shared effort, supported by many congregations and partnerships, and we would love to have you join the celebration! If you are unable to attend, we welcome your prayers for our students as they return for a new school year and for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and blessing for our shared ministry in Christ’s name. Thank you!
On WednesdayFall Schedule of Music Group Rehearsals -
For more information, see Alexis Ford, Director of Music.
GRACE SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER MEETINGS
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend one of the two teacher meetings:
MONDAY, AUGUST 31 FROM -
We look forward to another great year! If you have not been contacted and would like to teach, please contact Kathy Barrowclough 302-235-2826.
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Join us on Saturday, September 19th for the service at 4:00pm
Rejoicing Spirits is now part of Mosaic Grace Contacts for more information: Bill Monaghan
There will be a Grace Women's Retreat in Rehoboth Beach this fall. Mark your calendar to save the dates, and stay tuned for more details. Sign up in the narthex.
This retreat will go from noon on Monday, September 21st through 2pm on Wednesday, September 23rd at the A. Felix duPont Memorial House run by the Episcopal Diocese. This is the large yellow house with the yellow picket fence at the corner of Oak Ave. and 2nd street. A gorgeous place, in a beautiful section of Rehoboth Beach, just a couple of blocks north of Rehoboth Ave. and 2 short blocks from the Ocean. Drive by sometime this summer if you get a chance. Questions: contact Janet Enslen.
The 24th Annual Hunger Walk/Run
will be held on Saturday, September 19th
Angel Tree and Zoe Day Camp are both prison fellowship programs sponsored for many years by Grace's Saturday Morning Bible Study Group. Each year in August, the Bible Study Group prepares 60 lunches from food donated by Grace members for the Zoe Bible day camp for children and their incarcerated mothers. In December, they sponsor the Angel Tree project which provides Christmas gifts delivered by Grace members to children of incarcerated parents. Sue Eriksen writes about her experience delivering gifts for Christmas this year to one such family in Wilmington.
" I delivered Grace's Angel Tree gifts to the C.... family and it was a moving experience. The little girls, 8 and 9, were waiting anxiously, peeking out from the blinds in their humble inner city row house, and with great exuberance, flung the door open. With each present, they joyously read aloud in Spanish the message from their incarcerated father, bringing smiles to their faces and tears to their grandmother.They knew the family rule meant gifts had to wait under their small, still undecorated tree, but that did not diminish their enthusiasm. The grandparents and I chatted in Spanish while the girls watched and waited patiently. One finally asked if I had also brought cookies and they jumped for joy when I handed them the bucket full. I asked the grandparents if we could say the Lord's Prayer first in Spanish and then I would say it in English, which seemed to please everyone. We talked about everyday things and these dear people felt like old friends whose difficult time touched my heart. My husband was waiting outside in our car, making sure it was safe in one of Wilmington's roughest neighborhoods. When I felt I needed to leave, they asked if I would please come back. They would make coffee, real coffee, and we could have another good talk. I delivered gifts sent with God's love, the grandparents made me feel like family, the girls made us all laugh, and we hugged warmly at the door. Such a wonderful Christmas memory! Thank you, Angel Tree and God, for that."
Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood CenterHilltop operates year round providing programs for infant/toddlers through youth. These included preschool programs, before and after school care, tutoring and study sessions and social activities. Grace members provide Thanksgiving baskets Christmas gifts for children, tutoring and participation in the Superstars fundraising event. Grace volunteers serve on the board of the organization.
Sunday Breakfast Mission is in need of toiletries for their homeless shelters- please drop your sample size soaps, deodorants, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs in the bin marked with SBM in the coat closet just off the narthex.
Our Own Graceful Quilters, started in 2001 at Grace, has made more than 4,000 quilts to support Lutheran World Relief. Quilts are made with donated materials by volunteers donating their time and skills. They truly make a “lot with a little.” The Lord has blessed Grace with dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to accomplish the quilting tasks of love and sharing meeting at 9:00am on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The finished quilts are transported to the Port of Baltimore, Maryland and from there shipped for distribution to the poor in Africa and South America.