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Grace Notes Newsletter- April 9, 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.
Protocol Update
As folks are getting vaccinations, we are no longer removing every third pew cushion, and are going to have people social distance themselves. It will allow for more people to attend. Mask protocols will not change at this time.
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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2021 Easter Sunday
Readings for Sunday, April 11, 2021

The First Reading is from Acts 4:32-35.
We read Psalm 148:1-14.
The Epistle Reading is from 1 John 1:1-2:2.
The Holy Gospel is from John 20:19-31.
The Sermon Text is from 1 John 1:1-2:2.
1That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— 2 the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— 3 that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. 5 This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.
2: 1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.
The Blanket Ministry Big Announcement!
I received a $250.00 grant from Thrivent to use for our Blanket Ministry at Grace. I have ordered labels to sew on each blanket. Will let you know when they arrive and I can get them to everybody. Plastic bags, card stock for note enclosed with each gift, and baby yarn for hats were also purchased. If you would like yarn and a simple crocheted hat pattern please contact me. A meeting time to learn the stitch and have fellowship will then be set. Thanks for participating in this worthwhile project.
In His Name,
Sue Gerke
The next collection date will be on Mother’s Day, May 9, 2021. 
Around 30 babies are born each month, so many blankets are needed each year.
Grace Infant Blanket Ministry
Thanks to all who sewed, quilted, knitted, crocheted, or purchased baby blankets and hats for the Grace Blanket Ministry. With my helpers, Paula Diefert and Alice Jaeger, we assembled 46 blanket/hat sets and delivered them to the OBX Hospital. I’m happy to continue this project started by Cathy Thompson and Pat Morrison.
God’s Blessings to all,
Sue Gerke
Men's Breakfast Group
The Men’s Breakfast Group continues to meet on the third Saturday of the month. The next meeting will be on April 17th, at 8:30 AM.
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.
VBS Registration Begins!
We are excited to announce that this year’s VBS, "Rainforest Explorers, Jesus Leads the Way", will take place June 28 - July 2, 2021!
Registration for this event will be limited, and we will begin registering our congregation’s children and grandchildren now through May 2nd.
After May 2nd, we will open up registration 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.
Easter Egg Hunt Pictures- 2021
The next volunteer opportunity is THIS Monday, April 12th, 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
Monday, April 12
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.
Happy Birthday!
April Birthdays

 3—Bryan Weisbecker
 4—Steve Hilgendorf
 6—Pastor Al Isler
 8—Diane Strehan
12—Mike Singpiel
13—Randall Grimes
15—Stacey Walters
17—Cher Funaiock
19—Jay Dunlap
21—Wilson Shearin
22__Jonathan Goldman
24—Ann Helwig
24—Howard Prante
29__Joe Swanson
30—Darb Drewyer
30—Brenda Jones
April Anniversaries
1- Heinz & Margaret Knuth 
 2- John & Susan Gerke 
 5- Darb & Kay Drewyer 
 8- Dick & Carolyn Duregger 
10- Christine & Lou Petzing 
18- Wilson & Liz Shearin 
The Bible Study Group meets
Wednesdays at 11:30 AM
in the church Fellowship Hall.
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 Devotional booklets with devotions from April through June are 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.
Communion is being offered at both Sunday Services.
Private communion is also being offered for anyone who would prefer to schedule private communion at the church.
To schedule, call 252-441-1530.
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