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Grace Notes Newsletter- October 22, 2021
4212 South Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959
Located - Bypass at MP 13.5 West-side 
Pastor Richard J. Jones

Sunday Worship with Communion is at 9:00 a.m.
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 then posted on YouTube.
The Results Are In!
The Fall Voters Meeting was held this past Sunday. Interim President Bill Jolly conducted the meeting. Reports were heard from all Council members. Two major business items were accomplished, approval of the 2022 Budget and Election of Officers.
Election results were as follows:

President – Gary Funaiock

Vice President – Rolf Schmid

Treasurer – Jay Dunlap

Property – Janice Moore

Fellowship – Denise Lyons

Deacons – Vote of confidence for Wilson Shearin & Bill Jolly
Continuing Council Members include:

Heidi Francis – Christian Education

Susan Faudie – Stewardship/Inreach

Vacant positions remain for:




If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like a copy of the materials that were available at the meeting, contact Gary Funaiock and he will see that you receive a packet.
Thanksgiving Donations for Turkey Bags
Our church has done such a great job of donating to the Beach Food Pantry.
I have collected as of October 17th:
31 cans of pumpkin mix
35 cans of jellied cranberry sauce
30 cans of yams
35 cans of evaporated milk
25 ten dollar gift cards
Also, $450 in monetary donations have been given.
Wow! We have such wonderful members with giving hearts. Thanks to all of you who helped people in need in Dare County.
Blanket and Hat Collection Date: 
November 14th
The next collection of blankets and hats will be November 14th. The Outer Banks Hospital still has blankets available. Due to COVID restrictions, the blankets will then be delivered in December. Thank you to all Grace members who have shared their talents by providing blankets. Purchased hats and blankets are always appreciated.
God’s Blessings,
Sue Gerke
Reading Through the Bible Continues...
Today's Devotions are sent out every day. If you haven't started already, you can start reading now! It's never too late to begin reading through the Bible together...
This year's daily devotions are leading all of us to read through the entire Bible. To read through the Bible in 365 days you need to read about three and a quarter chapters or about eighty-five verses a day. I am listing the day's reading then writing a devotion on part or all of the reading. If you join in reading, you will read through the Bible in a year and be highly blessed.
Pastor Jones
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Readings for Sunday, October 24, 2021
The Old Testament reading is from Jeremiah 31:7–9.
The Psalm reading is Psalm 126.
The Epistle reading is from Hebrews 7:23–28.
The Holy Gospel is from Mark 10:46–52.

The Sermon Text is from Hebrews 7:23–28.
23 The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, 24 but He holds His priesthood permanently, because He continues forever. 25 Consequently, He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. 26 For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. 27 He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for His own sins and then for those of the people, since He did this once for all when He offered up Himself. 28 For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.
The Sunday bulletin will be linked in Saturday's "Today's Devotion" email for those who like to print it or view it ahead of time.
More Beach Food Pantry Helpers Are Needed
The next opportunity to volunteer is Monday, November 22nd.
If you can help or if you'd like more details, please call Ann at 757-434-2200.
For information on how to donate or to access the application to apply for food, please click on the Beach Food Pantry website link.
NO paper bags are needed at this time.
Grace Volunteer Dates
Monday, November 22nd
Friday, December 3rd
You Can Serve As a Reader
Would you like to serve the church and be a reader during our Sunday worship service?
If so, please contact Susan Faudie
at 255-5875 or .
Your willingness to help would be appreciated.
October Birthdays
1- Cathy Thompson
4- Bill Jolly
4- Gloria Porter
4- Suzie Trainor
11- Bill Downing
13- Dave Hoppe (dad)
15- Griffin Cary Buscemi
14- Tim McEachern
17- Tim Engel
21- William S. Pratt
26- Susan Faudie
26- Sue Berg
26- Tom Berg
October Anniversaries
9- Donna (Stone) & Kevin Egan
10- Joe & Judy Swanson 
12- Pete & Polly Miller 
17- Leah & Matt Paulson 
28- Tim & Candy Engel
The Bible Study Group meets Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall.
Lunch will be provided.
For more information call the church office
at 252-441-1530.
You can pick up a Portals of Prayer devotional booklet at Grace. This edition has devotions from October through December 2021. If you would like a copy brought to you, please let us know and we will see that you get it.
Mail your offering to:
Grace Lutheran Church By-the-Sea
P. O. Box 1356,
Nags Head, NC 27959.
Private communion is being offered for anyone who would prefer to schedule private communion at the church.
To schedule, call 252-441-1530.
Weekly Calendar
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Daylight Saving Time
Set your clocks back one hour!
Thanksgiving Potluck
Bring a side dish or dessert to share.
The turkey will be provided!
Community Events
FCA Benefit
I wanted to invite your congregation to participate in our 2021 FCA Benefit with Phil Ford on October 26th at the Ramada Plaza Nags Head.
Phil Ford
UNC All-American
US Olympic Gold medalist
NBA Rookie of the Year
ACC 50th Anniversary Men's Basketball Team
Man completely transformed by the power of Jesus Christ
What a blessing this night will be to our community as we celebrate all that God has accomplished through FCA this year and share what we believe to be His vision for the future.
Lori Williams
Director of Operations & Character Coach
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