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Grace Notes Newsletter- January 21, 2022
4212 South Croatan Hwy.,
Nags Head, NC 27959
Located - Bypass at MP 13.5 West-side 
Phone: 252-441-1530
Pastor Richard J. Jones
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.


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Today's Devotion: God Keeping His Word
You Can Help Through the District’s Disaster Relief Fund
As you know, devastating tornadoes struck numerous communities across Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois in the evening and early morning hours of December 10 and 11. The death toll is staggering and continues to rise, while the devastation to property along the 250-mile storm path is unimaginable."
From the LCMS Mid-South District Website

Special Offering for Tornado Victims
Please consider a special offering for victims of the recent tornados.
We encourage you to send your offering directly to the Mid-South District of the LCMS either by check or online.

For checks the address is:
LCMS Mid-South District Office
1675 Wynne Road
Cordova, TN 38016
Please note “Tornado Disaster Relief Fund” on your envelope and check.

For online giving click on the following link:
Be aware that you will have to create an account using the box in the right hand column "Create Profile". Use the top box Tornado Disaster Relief to enter your desired amount.

Finally, you can use our offering plate. Put your check in a separate envelope labeled TORNADO VICTIMS RELIEF with your name and amount. 
Thank you,
Gary Funaiock
Congregational President
Photos will be taken for the church directory
THIS Sunday, January 23rd before and after
the worship service, for those interested.
The Ladies of Grace will meet for lunch THIS Tuesday, January 25 at 11:00 AM.
Come have soup and a sandwich with us! The ladies had so much fun eating and fellowshipping at the December get-together.
We are collecting $5 from those who want to attend. (See Suzie or Denise) 
Anyone wishing to bring a dessertt, feel free to do so! (It may be best to take turns doing this.)
A jar will be available at each luncheon to collect donations for Grace’s Human Care fund to benefit those with special needs.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
January 30th is our first VBS 2022 Planning Meeting-
Save the Date!
Many volunteers are needed to help with this important summer children's ministry. We hope to see you at the meeting on January 30th.
We will gather in the Sanctuary immediately after the service on Sunday, January 30, 2022, to discuss important details, determine the dates, and answer questions.
The program this year is God's Wonder Lab, Jesus Does the Impossible.
Our God is the God of miracles, the One who can make the impossible possible!
At God's Wonder Lab, children discover the greatest miracle of all - Jesus dying and rising again for our salvation. He does marvelous things!
Questions ~ please contact Nancy Dunlap. Thank you!
Sunday's Scripture Readings, January 23, 2022
The Old Testament reading is Nehemiah 8:1-12.
The Psalm reading is Psalm 19.
The Epistle reading is 1 Corinthians 12:12-31.
The Gospel reading is Luke 4:16-30.

The Sermon Text is from 1 Corinthians 12:12-31.
12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? 18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as He chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.
21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24 which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the part that lacked it, 25 that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. 26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way.
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January Birthdays
10- Heinz Knuth 
13- Alexia Combs 
15- Dana Brown  
18- Kay Drewyer 
22- Janice Moore
23-Gayle McCarthy-Gerena
January Anniversary
24- Tim & Cathy Thompson


Midweek Bible Study
The Bible Study Group meets Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. in the church Fellowship Hall. Lunch is provided. For more information call the church office at 252-441-1530.
New 2022 Portals of Prayer
The January through March Portals of Prayer Devotional Booklets are available now and you can pick up your copy at Grace.
If you would like a copy brought to you, please let us know and we will see that you get it.
If you prefer to mail your offering, you can send it to:
Grace Lutheran Church By-the-Sea
P. O. Box 1356,
Nags Head, NC 27959
Private communion is being offered for anyone who would prefer to schedule private communion at the church.
To schedule, call 252-441-1530.
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Church Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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