Good afternoon!

Pastor David’s Weekly Reflection Where do you see evidence of God’s presence? 

++    Reformation Sunday is Oct 29th  Wear red if you like!

We will gather to celebrate and reclaim the spirit of Reformation. There is a single worship service at 10 am, in which we will consider the key insights of Luther’s theology. We will then gather in the Community Room to share in a potluck meal and to explore the life, times, and faith of the father of the Reformation. Bring a hearty dish to share; drinks will be provided.

++        Special Giving on October 29

Give to UMCOR and/or Lutheran Disaster Response.. You can donate by making a check payable to Spirit of Grace. Put UMCOR or LDR Disaster Response on Memo Line. 100% of donations to both organizations support recovery and relief with no administrative overhead.

++       Women’s Retreat at the Astoria Crest Motel

Participants in the Nov 3-5 Women’s Retreat should by now have received detailed information from Jill McBee concerning costs, schedule, what to bring, and a little homework! We are setting out to find ways to bridge relationships across differing cultures of religions, politics, generations, social/economic levels, and sexes. We are also going to have fun with spiritual renewal, companionship, exploring Astoria, and will hopefully come home with new determination and energy.

++        Spirit of Grace is grateful for the many musicians who give time and talent in leading the Celebration Service, the Adult Church Choir, and accompanying worship on organ as well.  In addition to the two musical groups, we are adding a new “a cappella choir” for singers who would enjoy a little different musical challenge in praising God.

The three Thursday rehearsals will, for now, be meeting as follows:  Celebration musicians 5:00 pm, A cappella Choir 5:30 pm, and Adult Choir at 6 pm. We always welcome new singers in one or all three!

Jennifer Fowler

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