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Grace Notes Newsletter- October 15, 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.
Men's Breakfast Tomorrow
Saturday, October 16, 2021
8:30 a.m.
THIS Sunday, October 17, 2021
Grace Members Voter’s Meeting
Following the Service at
10:30 a.m.
More Beach Food Pantry Helpers Are Needed
The next opportunity to volunteer is THIS Monday, October 18th, from 1:30-4:00 p.m.
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
THIS Monday, October 18th
Monday, November 22nd
Friday, December 3rd
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
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
Thanksgiving Donation Deadline Extended through Mid-November- Can We Donate More Than We Did in 2020?
Grace Donated 38 Baskets in 2020- Let's Try to Increase That Number Before November 14, 2021!
If a monetary donation is preferred, a basket costs about $30 or you can contribute any amount. Please make the check out to Beach Food Pantry and put it in the offering plate or mail it to Grace. Please write Thanksgiving Beach Food Pantry on the memo line of the check.
If you purhchase the following items, you can leave them on the table at the rear of the sanctuary. Please note the details of each item. Thank you!
Canned Sweet Potatoes/Yams- 40 oz.
No Splenda: Yams with Splenda cannot be used for these Thanksgiving donations. Please check the label (see sample label with the word "Splenda" in the white oval) and please don't purchase this one. Thank you.
Canned Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix- 30 oz.
No Plain Pumpkin: The label should read "Pumpkin Pie MIX." Plain "pure" pumpkin cannot be used for these Thanksgiving donations. Please check the label (sample label above) and please don't purchase this one. Thank you.
Canned Evaporated Milk- 5 oz.
No Condensed Milk: Condensed milk cannot be used for these Thanksgiving donations. Please check the label and please don't purchase this one. Thank you.
$10 Food Lion Gift Cards
Canned Jellied Cranberry Sauce- 14 oz.
The jellied type works better than the whole cranberry sauce for these Thanksgiving dontations, but either is fine.
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Readings for Sunday, October 17, 2021
The Old Testament reading is from Ecclesiastes 5:8–20.
The Psalm reading is Psalm 119:1-16.
The Epistle reading is from Hebrews 4:1–13.
The Holy Gospel is from Mark 10:23–31.

The Sermon Text is from Psalm 119:1-16.
Your Word Is a Lamp to My Feet
1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless,
  who walk in the law of the Lord!
2 Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,
  who seek Him with their whole heart,
3 who also do no wrong,
  but walk in His ways!
4 You have commanded Your precepts
  to be kept diligently.
5 Oh that my ways may be steadfast
  in keeping Your statutes!
6 Then I shall not be put to shame,
  having my eyes fixed on all Your commandments.
7 I will praise You with an upright heart,
  when I learn Your righteous rules.
8 I will keep Your statutes;
  do not utterly forsake me!
9 How can a young man keep his way pure?
  By guarding it according to Your word.
10 With my whole heart I seek You;
  let me not wander from Your commandments!
11 I have stored up Your word in my heart,
  that I might not sin against You.
12 Blessed are You, O Lord;
  teach me Your statutes!
13 With my lips I declare
  all the rules of Your mouth.
14 In the way of Your testimonies I delight
  as much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on Your precepts
  and fix my eyes on Your ways.
16 I will delight in Your statutes;
  I will not forget Your word.
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.
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
October Anniversaries
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.

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