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Grace Notes Newsletter- May 7, 2021
4212 South Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959
Located - Bypass at MP 13.5 West-side 
Pastor Richard J. Jones
Worship Services are live-streamed on Facebook Live then posted on YouTube.
Please drop off all blankets and hats at Grace by NOON on Saturday, May 15th.
The Blessing of the Blankets will be on Sunday, May 16th.
Ways the members of Grace can help:
  • Donate blankets and hats
  • Donate baby yarn
  • Donate children’s fabric (cotton or flannel)
  • Donate ziplock bags (jumbo size)
  • Financial donations
  • Prayers for the newborns and their families
Thank you in advance for your generous support of The Blanket Ministry.
God’s Blessings,
Sue Gerke
Thank you!
Thank you to Liz and Wilson Shearin for their generous donation of yarn.
Contact me for yarn for blankets and hats.
 The blankets will be given
in memory of
Donnie Gustafson,
brother of Dr. Chris Petzing and member of Grace.
Youth Group
MAY 9, 2021,
at 3 P.M.
Men's Breakfast
Saturday, May 15, 2021
8:30 A.M.
There's a place at the table for you!
If you’re interested, please contact
David Faudie at 255-5875 or . We will wear masks and follow social distancing protocol, so attendance is limited to 12.

write your name and amount
on the offering envelope; makes the task of the counters easier. Thanks.
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
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...
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Readings for Sunday, May 9, 2021
The First Reading is from Acts 10:34-48.
We read Psalm 98:1-9.
The Epistle Reading is from 1 John 5:1-8.
The Holy Gospel is from John 15:9-17.
The Sermon Text is from John 15:9-17.
 9 As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. 12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.
The next volunteer opportunity is on Friday, May 21st, from 1:30-4:00 P.M.
If you are willing to help, please call Ann at 757-434-2200. Thank you!
Call Ann Helwig at 757-434-2200
to volunteer
or if you'd like more details.
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
Friday, May 21
Friday, June 4
Friday, July 2
Monday, August 16
Monday, September 27
Monday, October 18
Monday, November 22
Friday, December 3
2021 Easter Sunday
Would you like to serve the church and
be a Reader during either of our Sunday services?
If so, please contact Susan Faudie at 255-5875 or .
Your willingness to help would be appreciated.
VBS Registration Continues!
We are excited that this year’s VBS, "Rainforest Explorers, Jesus Leads the Way," will take place from June 28 - July 2, 2021!
Registration has now opened up to the community, as space allows.
Paper registration forms are available on the table in the Narthex next to the front door, as well as in the office. Completed forms can be placed in the Dunlap mailbox.

It’s not too late to sign up as a volunteer! Please contact Nancy for further information.
May Birthdays

 3—Donna Atkinson
 4— Eric Hilgendorf
 5—Liz Gray
 6—David Atkinson
10—David Faudie
11—Owen Buscemi
12—Barb Jolly
15—Shane Francis
15—Kathe Ruch
19—Sarah Gruninger
23—Bud Gruninger
23—Joan Tracy
26—Silas Johnson
27—Tim Thompson
May Anniversaries
1- David & Susan Faudie
5- Mike & Becky Singpiel
8- Jennifer & Lee Goldman
19- Howard & Ann Helwig
23- Joe & Kathy Huddleston
29- Harold & Donna Gracey
31- Gary & Linda Hall
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.
Updated Prayer Requests
are sent weekly in the
Sunday Worship Service emails.
The Portals of Prayer booklets with devotions through the end of June are available at church. 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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