Grace Church Announcements for the Week of March 17, 2019 

Saturday, 3/16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Food Pantry.  

Sunday 3/17, Holy Eucharist, 8:00 & 9:30 a.m.

Lent Office Schedule Change: CLOSED ON MONDAYS!  The schedule for Rev’d Jane is now that Mondays are her off day, and Lucia is rearranging her hours so that only the Rev’d is in the rectory during her Sabbath time.  We appreciate your flexibility with this new arrangement.

Choir Practice 7:30 p.m.; Lend your voice to the praise of the Lord.

March 22 Fish Fry is now canceled.  We didn’t have the strength and skill to make it happen in March, but are hopeful for April 5.

Friday, 3/22; 6-9 p.m.  2nd Game Night!  Gather your gamer best and bring along a dish to share and a donation of a personal care item for the food pantry.  An evening for all ages and intended to connect with the neighborhood: so who can you invite?  It is Friday Lent Pot Luck, so meatless is encouraged. 

Friday, 3/29; 7:00 p.m.; Our organist Carlo Sitoy will be having a Recital in Bristol Chapel at Westminster Choir College. The address is 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ. 

Little Library - Have you visited our little library in the back pew?  Do you have a Lenten devotional you have used in the past and would like to pass along?  These are gifts for our lifelong learning and discipleship.  Several authors are part of the Lenten study series.

Lenten Study Nights – Animate!  6:30 p.m. This year’s study is called ANIMATE: PRACTICES and focuses on areas of Christian exercises including food, service, and sacraments.  Learning, community, and communion. If you need help learning addresses please contact the office.

3/20     Hess

3/27     Waugh

4/3       Hess

4/10     Day

Friday, 4/ 5; Fish Fry - Bring your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. Church members are invited to bring desserts. [Information and to volunteer: Dave Tuck, 609-893-9293; DPTuck@comcast.net]  

The Altar Guild has started a vestment fund to replace the White Chasuble and Stole set.  Total costs can range from $527-$1235, depending on style.  Donations are desired. Envelopes available in the back of church table.

Cleanse Heart Ministries led by Pastor Danetta McCain will conduct services at Grace Church, March 17, 24, services at 4:00 p.m. March 31, @4:00 p.m. in Fenwick Hall. 

Hosts needed for Sunday Hospitality: Hosts are needed to provide refreshments after 8:00 and 9:30 services.  There is a signup sheet in the back of the church, or contact the office.   Open dates:  3/17, 24 & 31. 

Prayer Shawls: We thank all who have made prayer shawls. We are in need of donations for the yarn.  Please support this wonderful ministry.  If you have a loved one, friend, or colleague who is ailing or infirm or grieving (or know a family who is celebrating a new baby), please provide the names on the prayer shawls list (back of the church). For questions: contact Jeanne Maskell or church office.

Wanted: Sponsors for Flowers ($45), for Candles, Bread and Wine ($20).  Any questions, please call the church office. You can remember or honor loved ones through sponsoring contributions. Schedules are at the back of the church or contact the Church Office. We have open dates for Candles: March 24 and 31.   During Lent no Flowers on March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, and 14th.

Green Tips by Joan Hess

Polystyrene (Styrofoam)   is difficult to recycle, both because recycling facilities aren't commonplace and you can't make it into high quality polystyrene. Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 7000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4100 kilowatt hours of electricity.  Reuse containers and reduce waste. The average child's school lunch generates 67 pounds of waste over a year.  Blessings, Joan Hess

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