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Grace Notes Newsletter- August 5, 2022
Church Exterior
4212 South Croatan Highway,
PO Box 1356
Nags Head, NC 27959
Located - Bypass at MP 13.5 West-side 
Phone: 252-441-1530
The Sunday Worship Service is at 9:00 a.m. with communion.
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 Live then posted on YouTube.
Reading through the Bible
Coming to your email every day in 2022 
Today's Devotion: Is Anything Too Hard for God?
Children's Sunday School
Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
It is already time to start thinking about Sunday School kickoff for our youngsters. I am asking anyone who is interested, willing & able, to help with this important ministry. Be it for a single Sunday or as part of a regular rotation, we would love your help. All who wish to volunteer please contact Heidi Francis so she can compile the coverage schedule. Either email her at or call her at 252-207-4152 before the end of August.
Thank you for your consideration in volunteering so our young minds and hearts can have guidance in knowing our Lord better.
God's Peace,
Youth Service Project
On Thursday, August 4th, Grace's Youth put together bags of crafts to be taken up to the children in the hospital at CHKD. Cary Buscemi will be delivering these bags.
After finishing their service project, the group followed up with fun beach time.
Thank you to the Youth at Grace!
Grace Members: Thank You for Turning in an Information Form for the Upcoming Grace Membership Directory 
If you haven't had a chance to turn your information in yet, please bring your form to church on Sunday or send it to the church office (P.O. Box 1356, Nags Head, NC 27959) by Sunday, August 14th. Printed forms are available at church, or you can request one by emailing the church office at or calling 252-441-1530. Thank you!
Musical gifts are everywhere around us.
Our Grace Lutheran music team invites you to come and share yours.
Solo and choral singing for weekly service, instrumental solo and ensemble playing for weekly service, participation in special services, events and observances - these are just some of the ways you can participate. Musicians of all abilities, ages and availability are welcome. Our approach to music for worship is blended, meaning, we strive to present a healthy mixture of musical styles to suit all tastes.
Please call, text or write Music Program Director Cathy Pescevich Kreplin to learn more and get involved. 252-955-0706 Thanks!
Music and Choir Rehearsals have begun! They are held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Contact Cathy at 252-955-0706 to learn about the music program at Grace.
Thank you, Sydney!
Sydney Guns, who has been a dedicated volunteer musician at Grace, will be leaving for college in a few short weeks. As a special way to acknowledge her contributions, I have invited her to play two featured pieces during the worship service THIS Sunday, August 7th. It will be a treat for us all, and an opportunity to send her off with best wishes from her Grace Lutheran family.
Cathy Pescevich Kreplin
Grace's New Gardening Group will meet on September 10, 2022, at 8:00 a.m.
Want to know more? Contact Mona at 252-305-8488 or Richie at 252-216-7463
August Calendar and Servers
Can you fill one of these roles on Church Council:
or Property Chair?
Do you want to know more about what you would do in that role?
Ask Gary Funaiock for details.
Fellowship Snack Schedule
1st Sunday of each month
Nags Head/Manteo
2nd Sunday of each month
Birthdays and Anniversaries Celebration- Fellowship Committee 
3rd Sunday of each month
4th Sunday of each month
Southern Shores/Kitty Hawk
5th Sundays
Fellowship Committee
Grace serves the Outer Banks Community by working at the Beach Food Pantry for a few hours each month.
If you can give a few hours of your time to support the community in this way, please contact Ann at 757-434-2200.
Grace Volunteer Dates 2022
from 1:30-4:00 p.m.
TODAY, August 5th
Thursday, September 1st
Monday, October 17th
Tuesday, November 1st
Sunday's Scripture Readings for August 7, 2022
The Old Testament Reading is Genesis 15:1-6.
The Psalm reading is Psalm 33:12-22.
The Epistle reading is Hebrews 11:1-16.
The Gospel reading is Luke 12:22-40.

The Sermon Text is from Luke 12:22-40.
Do Not Be Anxious
22 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. 30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

You Must Be Ready
35 “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
The Sunday bulletin will be linked in Saturday's devotion email, if you would like to view it or print it before watching the service.
August Birthdays
1- Camille Goldman
4- Robin Deitrick
7- Harold Gracey
14- Kane Norman
25- Jeremy Goninan
25- Ryan Hilgendorf
26- Jennifer Salavec-Goldman
30- Denise Arditti
31- Janet Schmid
August Anniversaries
14- Dave & Kathe Ruch
16- Bill & Janell Downing
18- Gary & Cher Funaiock
29- Pastor Al & Barbara Isler 
Please continue to pray that God guides Grace and provides wisdom during the process of calling a new pastor.
Mid-week Bible Study is held on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. in the church hall.
Lunch is provided.
The Portals of Prayer booklets are available, with devotions through September 30th.
If you would like one brought to you, please contact the church office and we will see that you get it.
Offerings can be mailed to
Grace Lutheran Church By-the-Sea
P. O. Box 1356,
Nags Head, NC 27959.
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