Pumpkin Carving at GLC!

October 23rd, 2014

Our Confirmation students carved pumpkins yesterday in preparation for our Trunk or Treat event this Sunday, October 26th. We hope you can join us!

Trunk or Treat At GLC!

October 22nd, 2014

Just a reminder that GLC will host it’s annual Trunk or Treat following worship this Sunday, October 26th.
Wear your costume to church! (Or, the color red for Reformation Day.)
Decorate the trunk of your car!
Bring some candy for the Trunk or Treaters!
Invite your friends and neighbors!
Enjoy some spooky snacks!

This Week At GLC!

October 15th, 2014
Wednesday, October 15th
4:15-5:00 PM Confirmation Class
Thursday, October 16th
4:00-4:45 PM Bible Class for 4th-6th graders
Saturday, October 18th
10:00 AM-1:00 PM Westchester Multiples Group Tag Sale in GLC Parking Lot (rained out last week)
Sunday, October 19th
9:15 AM Sunday School for Pre-K-3rd graders
10:00 AM Worship with Children’s Chat and Holy Communion
11:15 AM Church Clean Up Day (projects inside and outside for all ages)

Please join us on Saturday, Oct 11th at 10:00 am for our first annual Fall Trunk sale!

October 9th, 2014

Coming Up At GLC….

September 24th, 2014
Sunday, September 28th – Congregational Meeting following worship
GLC’s Constitution states: “In September, a meeting shall be held for the development of and discussion on mission and ministry, and address the strengths and weaknesses of this congregation.”
Please plan to stay following worship for some fun, hands on activities that will help us discern our gifts and talents as individuals and as a community. Our meeting will take place in the Sanctuary.
Following the Congregational meeting you are welcome to check out Creative Playtime’s book fair in the Social Hall.
Sunday, October 12th – Sunday School Begins!
The children begin Sunday School in the Social Hall with Pastor Stephanie at 9:15 AM. They sing songs and hear the lesson of the day. Then they attend class taught by adult volunteers and learn more about the story, play games, and make crafts. Sunday School is open to Pre-K through 4th grade.
Wednesday, October 15th – Confirmation Classes Resume
Confirmation Class is open for youth in 7th grade and up. We meet on Wednesdays in the Social Hall at 4:15 PM.
Thursday, October 16th – Bible Class 
Bible Class is available to children in 4th through 6th grades. We meet on Thursdays in the Social Hall at 4:45 PM.

Sounding Out Justice!

September 18th, 2014
In the last few months and weeks we’ve heard and seen a lot of horrific acts against women. From the girls in Nigeria who were kidnapped in April, to the brutal beating of a young woman in an elevator by her NFL player husband. Violence and abuse of women runs rampant around the world.
This is not the time to keep silent.
For many years the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has been active with the Gender-Based Violence coalition, which is working on passing the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA).
We have been invited, along with our interfaith sisters and brothers, to attend the Sounding Out Justice! reception this Monday, September 22nd, at 8:00 PM at Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont & Emanuel, 2 Ogden Rd., Scarsdale. At this event we will gather with friends, neighbors, and other local New York leaders to meet Congressman Eliot Engel and Congresswoman Nita Lowey, co-sponsors of the International Violence Against Women Act, and we will hear the sounding of the shofar- the traditional Jewish call to action. The shofar’s blast and their remarks will move us to take action in pursuit of justice.
If you would like more information or If you plan to attend, please RSVP at ajws.org/soundingoutjustice All are welcome. This event is free and open to the public.

Please join us for GLC’s 65th Anniversary!

September 4th, 2014

This Week at GLC!

September 3rd, 2014

We hope you can join us for worship this Sunday, September 7th.

ADULT STUDY – 2014 SUMMER READING SERIES – will meet for our final discussion of the book An Altar in the World following worship.

NEW LIFE SCHOOL DONATIONS - Sunday will be our last day to collect school supplies for Lutheran Social Services of NY’s New LIFE School in the Bronx. If you would like to donate, please bring any donations with you to worship. Supplies requested: girls and boys backpacks (middle-high school age students); pencils, pens, erasers, crayons, markers, rulers, notebooks, tissues, calculators, and folders. Thank you!

BLESSING OF BACKPACKS – All teachers, students (of any age), and all who work with children are asked to bring their school bags to worship to receive a blessing. We will also offer a blessing for the bags that have been donated for the students at The New LIFE School.

INSTALLATION OF 2014-2015 CHURCH COUNCIL - GLC’s elected leaders will be introduced and installed in worship.

See you in church!

New LIFE School Donations

July 30th, 2014

Grace Lutheran Church is the biggest sponsor of Lutheran Social Services of New York’s New LIFE School in the Bronx.  Each year we collect backpacks and other school supplies for the students at the New LIFE School.  Please see the list of items needed for this year below.  We will collect donations through September 7th. You can place the items around the altar when you come to worship.  Thank you for your generous donations to this great ministry!


Supplies: Girls and Boys Back packs, Pencils, Pens, Erasers, Crayons, Markers, Rulers, Notebooks, Tissues, Calculators, and Folders                         


Find out more about LSSNY’s New LIFE School at www.thenewlifeschool.com



GLC’s 65th Anniversary Dinner and Fundraiser!

July 10th, 2014

We are planning to have a 65th Anniversary Dinner celebration on September 20th. We are specifically in need of two important volunteers: Chair of Silent Auction and Event Coordinator for the dinner (linens, dishes, catering, etc.)

If we do not have anyone step forward to volunteer for these two positions, and others to assist and begin to get the ball rolling, we will unfortunately have to cancel this event. If you would like to help, please let me know as soon as possible.

Please help Grace Lutheran Church celebrate its 65th year and raise money for its mission and ministry. We would be very grateful and thankful for your assistance.