Farewell potluck for Pastor Shaner is this Sunday, August 30

The good ol' fashioned Lutheran potluck in honor of Pastor Shaner begins immediately after the 11am service in Fellowship Hall. Hosted by the Board of Elders, it's an opportunity to say thank-you and farewell to Interim Senior Pastor Bob Shaner, who will be wrapping up his work at Grace on September 10. RSVP online, or at the front desk. Freewill donations for a gift for Pastor Shaner may be made online, by mail, or in the offering plate, with a memo noting “Shaner gift.”

Our new Senior Pastor, David Lyle, will be the preacher on Sunday, August 30. Greet him after the service, or stop by and say hello at Grace during the week.

School supply drive continues through August 31

Grace's Social Ministry Committee is holding its annual school supply drive for kids in need. Please place new items in the bin through Monday, August 31.

Confirmation orientation meeting for students and parents between services on Sunday

There are orientation meetings for 6th-8th grade confirmands and their parents in Fellowship Hall on Sunday. Come at 9:45 or 10:30. Families are required to attend this meeting. At the meeting you’ll learn about this year’s confirmation program and about volunteer opportunities and expectations. If you cannot be there, please contact Children’s Ministry Coordinator Julie Modrich (jmodrich@graceriverforest.org) and arrange another time to meet prior to the start of confirmation classes on September 13.