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4212 South Croatan Hwy, Nags Head NC 27959
Located - Bypass at MP 13.5 West-side 
Pastor Richard J. Jones
 Sunday Services 
8:30 a.m. Worship Service
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
Bible Study on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Worship Services will still be streamed on
Facebook Live then posted on YouTube.
Please note the current service times listed above.
New 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service Covid Program
Dear Grace Family,
In response to feedback we received from the congregation, we will be changing the protection levels for the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service. The 8:30 a.m. Service will continue with the original protocols.* 

Changes to the 10:00 a.m. Service
  • We request that you wear your mask to the pew and do the same upon your departure. 
  • We will not require the wearing of masks when seated. 
  • We will still be seated in the prescribed locations 6’ apart. 
  • We will have communion at the 10:00 Service and will utilize social distancing and safe practices to insure the safety of everyone. 
  • Please wear your mask as you leave your seat for communion.  
  • We ask that if you choose to attend, please call/text/email Cher to let us know you are coming. 

These are trying times; yet, when we keep our focus on the Lord, the bumps in the road seem to dissipate. 
In His Peace,
Pastor & Deacons
Important Reminder
Please continue to remember to either call me, text me, or send me an email to make a reservation EACH WEEK if you would like to attend one of our Sunday services.

Send an email any day to and please include:
  1. Your name
  2. How many members from your family want to attend
  3. Which service you prefer (specify either 8:30 or 10:00 a.m.)

Text me any day at 757-810-2841 or you can call me either on Tuesdays or Fridays to reserve a seat.

If you are serving in some capacity on a given Sunday (i.e., ushering, reading, singing, etc.) please let me know each week also so that a seat can be reserved for you.

Thank you and have a blessed remaining week.
Cher Funaiock
Congregational President
Pastor's Bible Study continues this Wednesday. The study is Faith Looks at Jesus (Matthew 14:22-33 and Mark 8:11-16). It will begin in the church Fellowship Hall at 11:30 a.m. and will run for approximately an hour. No lunch will be served. For more information, please call the church office (252-441-1530) during regular office hours Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Please contact our church secretary, Courtney, to arrange to pick up your new Church Directory. She will meet you at the door whenever you stop by. Thank you, Courtney, for all of your hard work.
Cher Funaiock
Congregational President
New Portals of Prayer devotional booklets are here! Please contact the church office if you would like one for yourself or to share with others.
Church Office Hours
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Phone: 252-441-1530 Email:
JULY Birthdays
 1—Kirby Moore 
 2—Rolf Schmid 
 6—Becky Singpiel 
 7—Richard Jones 
 8—Lauri Weisbecker 
 8—Connie Cogger 
 9—Nancy Dunlap 
10—Polly Miller 
12—Ryan Helwig 
12—Carolyn Duregger 
20—Joel Sproat 
21—Patrick Lawson 
26—Teri Mertz 
27—Nancy Pederson 
28—Larry Wilson
JULY Anniversaries
20—Kenny + Marsha Musselman 
22—Fritz +Sandy Cizék 
28—Paul + Diane Strehan
Excerpt from Today's Devotion,The Purpose of the Bible,
based on Isaiah 55:10-11 which reads:
"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it."
"Truly, my dear Christians, you cannot read too much in the Scriptures. What you read you cannot read too attentively. What you read attentively you cannot understand too well. What you understand you cannot teach too well. What you teach you cannot practice too well." (Luther.)
Readings for Sunday, July 12, 2020
The Old Testament reading is Isaiah 55:10-13.
We read Psalm 65:9-13.
The Epistle reading is Romans 8:12-17.
The Holy Gospel is Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. (sermon text)
1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2 And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3 And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. 5 Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, 6 but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. 7 Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8 Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9 He who has ears, let him hear.” 

18 “Hear then the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. 20 As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. 22 As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 23 As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.” 
Anyone who would like to schedule private communion at the church can call Pastor at 252-564-2447.
Mail your offerings to:
Grace Lutheran Church By-the-Sea
P. O. Box 1356,
Nags Head, NC 27959.
Grace Lutheran Church Bookkeeper Position
A new church bookkeeper is needed as soon as possible.
This is a paid position. 
If you meet the requirements listed in the job description, please give this opportunity prayerful consideration. Also, if you know of someone who might be interested in this position, please have that person contact Randy Grimes or click here to email Cher Funaiock or call Cher at 757-810-2841 so that they might apply. Thank you.
Job Requirements:
  • Experience and thorough knowledge of QuickBooks Accounts version
  • Must be able to perform QuickBooks and other duties at the Church office via Team Viewer
-Retrieve mail and approved invoices for payment
-Deliver checks and other documents
  • Must be able to qualify for a fidelity Bond
  • Time required: 3-4 hours per week
  • Reports to Church Treasurer
  • Data entry of financial information into QuickBooks
-Weekly contributions, donations, rental payments
-Deposits to various checking and savings accounts
  • Enters payables and generates checks or online payments summaries as required
  • Generates paychecks for employees and liability payments
  • Prepares and submits monthly employment tax records
  • Reconciles all checking, savings and credit card accounts, ensuring payments/receipts are posted to appropriate GL accounts
  • Maintains filing system of financial records
  • Prepares monthly financial reports and submits to Treasurer
Volunteers are needed on Monday, July 27th, 1:30 - 4:00 pm. If you are able to help or if you'd like more details, please call Ann Helwig at 757-434-2200 for more details.  Thanks.
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