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Grace Notes Newsletter- September 23, 2022
4212 South Croatan Highway,
PO Box 1356
Nags Head, NC 27959
Located - Bypass at MP 13.5 West-side 
Phone: 252-441-1530
The Sunday Worship Service is at 9:00 a.m. with communion.
Sunday School is at 10:30 a.m.
Midweek Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Worship Services are live-streamed on Facebook Live then posted on YouTube.
Reading through the Bible
Coming to your email every day in 2022 
Today's Devotion:
Names Mean Something
Today we begin reading through the New Testament.
The People of Grace Continue to Pray While Preparing to Call a New Pastor
  • Pray for Pastor Bill Harmon, the LCMS Southeastern District President, as he receives the nomination forms from Grace and works on preparing the Call List.
  • Pray that God holds us close in His care, and draws all of us nearer to Him and to each other in His name.
  • Pray that God would lead Grace to ways of becoming more involved with our surrounding community.
  • Pray for the call committee as they facilitate the call process.
  • Pray for God to bless and to prepare the way and the heart of our future pastor and his family.
Grace Members
Look for an email on Saturday, September 24th, with information regarding the nomination results and the next step in the processs of calling a new pastor.
Ladies Luncheon
All ladies are invited to our Ladies of Grace Luncheon which will be held this Tuesday, September 27th, beginning at 11:30 a.m. You are welcome to bring a guest. We look forward to seeing you for a blessed time of fellowship and a delicious lunch! 
Beginning next week,
choir rehearsal will be on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. will be reserved for special practices - events, instrumental ensembles, etc. that are occasional. 
Would you like to improve your singing voice? Sing in harmony? Perhaps learn to play a rhythm instrument or the chimes? Like to participate in music selection for congregational singing during worship? These opportunities and more come with regular participation in our Grace Lutheran Music Team.
The Choir rehearses weekly on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
Special Practices are held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Individuals ages 10 and up - reach out to Music Director Cathy Pescevich Kreplin today! 252-955-0706 Prior experience not needed.
Beach Food Pantry Thanksgiving Collection
6 Week Countdown
This year for the Thanksgiving Collection I am asking Grace members to give a monetary gift instead of purchasing food. A bag of food costs about $36 including the $10 gift card, but any amount will help as the Beach Food Pantry is able to purchase the items at a reduced price. Checks can be written to Beach Food Pantry and given to Ann, or donations can be made on the website All donations are due by November 6th.
Thanks for your help.
Ann Helwig
Looking Back: Grace's 2021 donation amounts were $660 in cash, 38 $10 gift cards, and 224 lbs of food
If you would prefer to donate food, you can click the link for details. Thank you.
LOOKING AHEAD: Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner
The Fellowship Committee is looking ahead to November and Grace's Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner. It isn’t that far away!
In the past, the meats were provided by people who will no longer be here this time. Soooooo... We are looking for someone willing to bring the turkey. 
If this is something you would like to do, please see Suzie or Denise. 
A sign-up sheet for side dishes will be available later in October.
Can you volunteer for the Evangelism/Outreach position or to be the Property Chairperson on Grace's Council?
Please pray about this opportunity and ask Gary Funaiock for details.
September Calendar and Servers
Fellowship Snack Schedule
1st Sunday of each month
Nags Head/Manteo
2nd Sunday of each month
Birthdays and Anniversaries Celebration- Fellowship Committee 
3rd Sunday of each month
4th Sunday of each month
Southern Shores/Kitty Hawk
5th Sundays
Fellowship Committee

Grace serves the Outer Banks Community by working at the Beach Food Pantry for a few hours each month.
If you can give a few hours of your time to support the community in this way, please contact Ann Helwig.
Remaining 2022 Grace Volunteer Dates
Monday, October 17th, 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 1st, 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Blanket Ministry
Thank you to all who are busy working on homemade donations! We encourage anyone who does not knit, crochet, or sew to consider purchasing a blanket. 
Hats and booties are needed, too.
The next dedication will be during the worship service on November 6th. 
Scripture Readings for Sunday, September 25, 2022
The Old Testament Reading is Amos 6:1-7.
The Psalm Reading is Psalm 146.
The Epistle Reading is 1 Timothy 6:6-19.
The Gospel Reading is Luke 16:19-31.

The Sermon: Dr. Glen Krans
The Sunday bulletin will be linked in Saturday's devotion email, if you would like to view it or print it before watching the service.
September Birthdays
3- Debbie Lawson
4- Ashley Fellers Massey
7- Glenda Sproat
9- Dan Deitrick
12- Dillon Francis
12- Ella Francis
15- Nate Jones
18- Barbara Isler
18- Jeanette Grimes
21- Mona Currie
23- Liz Shearin
26- Evelyn Sue Buscemi
29- Gary Hall
29- David Hoppe (son)
September Anniversaries
1- Bill & Barb Jolly
4- David & Donna Atkinson
16- John & Karen O’Brien
21- Jack and Mona Currie
21- Dave & Gloria Hoppe
Please continue to pray that God guides Grace throughout our journey to calling a new pastor.
Mid-week Bible Study is held on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. in the church hall.
Lunch is provided.
The new Portals of Prayer booklets are available, with devotions through the end of 2022.
If you would like one brought to you, please contact the church office and we will see that you get it.
Offerings can be mailed to
Grace Lutheran Church By-the-Sea
P. O. Box 1356,
Nags Head, NC 27959.
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