The Grace Lutheran Chancel Choir sings "Let Us Break Bread Together."
Christmas Eve sermon from Rev. Jim Young: "Everybody is a Somebody."
SUNDAY, FEB. 7: NAME TAG SUNDAY AND POTLUCK LUNCHEON TO WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
We will all fill out and wear name tags in honor of our new members and to help us learn each others' names.
POTLUCK LUNCHEON to welcome our new members is also this Sunday following the late service. Everyone is invited. If your last name is A-L bring a side dish; J-R bring a main dish; S-Z bring a salad, bread or dessert. The Fellowship Committee will provide paper goods, plastic-ware, iced tea and coffee.
Cards will be available to jot down your name and main ingredients and placed by your dish. Many times we hear, "I sure would like to know who made this so I can get the recipe."
After the event, if you can, please help us with the clean-up. We appreciate your kind assistance!
"SOUPER SUNDAY" ANNOUNCEMENT
This Sunday, February 7, is "Souper Sunday." We are collecting donations for the "Manna on Meridian" Food Distribution efforts. We will have a collection "bowl" available in the narthex for these donations. Checks may be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church (write "For Manna on Meridian" on memo line).
Please call Connie MacFarlane at (850) 656-8549 or (850) 559-9618 if you have any questions.
VALENTINE'S DAY SWEETHEART LUNCHEON AND LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS
Our Valentine's Day Sweetheart Luncheon is Sunday, February 14, in the Fellowship Hall immediately after the late service. Cost: $3.00 per person or $10.00 maximum per family for salad, garlic bread & dessert. Please plan to attend to help our Youth Group save money for youth events!
Lenten Soup Suppers: Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 10. To continue with the long-standing Lenten observance at Grace, we will host a Soup Supper for five Wednesdays in Lent, beginning on the week AFTER Ash Wednesday (February 17) at 6:00 PM. The sign-up board will be posted in Fellowship Hall. Please plan to bring a soup to share each week. Salads, bread and desserts are also welcome. Iced tea and ice water will be provided. Please plan to eat with us each Wednesday during Lent and stay for the Lenten Service at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary.
If you have question about the Sweetheart Luncheon or the Lenten Soup Suppers, please email Lory Maddox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MANNA ON MERIDIAN UPDATE
Because of the downturn in the economy, the need for food assistance is increasing dramatically. People who have always been able to take care of their families are now faced with additional challenges. Manna on Meridian has been established to distribute food and clothing to our neighbors in need.
Our church is now participating with St. Stephens Lutheran and Faith Presbyterian in the Manna on Meridian program. The schedule below indicates what the needs are for volunteers.
Please call Connie MacFarlane at 850-656-8549 or 850-559-9618 to volunteer for February or if you have any questions. The date for Manna on Meridian distribution in February is Saturday, February 20. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Friday, February 12, 4:00 p.m. Pick up groceries at Save-A-Lot. Need 1 to 2 people with large vehicles
Friday, February 12, 4:30 p.m. Help unload and shelve groceries at Delta Court. Need 1 additional person
Monday, February 15, 5:00 p.m. Help bag groceries. Need 2 people
Friday, February 19, after 12:00 Pick up bread at Flowers Bakery on South Monroe and deliver to Delta Ct. Need 1 person with a large vehicle and be able to pay (about $200) & get reimbursed
Saturday, February 20, 8:00 a.m. Help with Distribution. Need 5 to 6 people
Help with Hospitality. Need 1 to 2 people; Even bringing goodies is helpful if you cannot help serve.
Saturday, February 20, 10:00 a.m. Return bread trays to Flowers. 1 person with a large vehicle