Crossways Class Starting in September

A Crossways class will be offered at Grace Lutheran Church beginning in September. Crossways is an internationally acclaimed curriculum that provides a twoyear in-depth study of the entire Bible. The class will meet weekly from September 2014 until May/June 2016 (with a break during the summer of 2015). The specific day and time to meet will be determined based on individuals' schedules and availability.If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Curt Springer.

Christian Concert - Sunday Evening, July 20, 2014

Featuring our very own Jake Pomraenke.  Doors open at 6.  Concert starts at 7 pm.  Come out for an epic night of worship featuring all original songs.  FREE!  In the Family Life Center.

Preschool Prayer Partners

Grace Lutheran Preschool is looking to start a prayer partners program with the congregation!  We would like to connect our preschool students with congregation members for prayers throughout the year.  We will also be planning events where our preschoolers and the congregation can share fellowship and fun.  If you are interested in helping to coordinate this program please contact Melissa Linsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 301-932-0963. ext 127.

Senior Youth Mission Trip

Join Us for our 2014 High School Summer Mission Trip to Philipsburg, PA, July 27th – August 2nd. Registration deadline is Feb. 2nd. Trip participants will share the love of Christ with a community need by repairing dilapidated house for those who can’t themselves. Registration deadline is Feb. 2nd. Questions? Contact Nicole Locker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bible Study in Hughesville 

There is an interest in forming a Bible study in the Hughesville area on a Monday or Tuesday evening. This study would bebased on the book “Knowing God” by J.I. Packer.  If you would be interested in joining this group, please contact Toni Meier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Join the Meal Train

We have begun using the website Meal Train to organize meals for individuals or families of Grace who are going through a stressful time—the birth of a new child, illness, or death.

If you would like to participate in this ministry, please create a Meal Train account at If you are not already on our mailing list, please also provide your email address to the main office. When a meal train has been set up you will receive an email notification with the link to a calendar for that particular family and any instructions.

Photographs Wanted!

If you take any photographs of or at a Grace Lutheran event, please email them to jarmstrong@growingwith We always need pictures to update our website, submit to the Independent and for general publicity.

Altar Flowers

If you would like to have flowers placed on the altar for a special occasion or remembrance, please sign up in the altar flower book on the table in the narthex. Most 2014 dates are still available.  Please remember to include your dedication when you sign-up.  Flowers are $25. Payment can be made by placing your check (made payable to GLC and noted for altar flowers) in the offering plate.


If you are interested in Stephen Ministry please contact Paul Lenker at 814-574-8810 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Every 4th Thursday of the month from 10 am to 4 pm Pat McKinny volunteers at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home.  She is there to hem, re-attach buttons and make other small alterations for the residents.  If you are handy with a needle and thread and would like to help out, please contact Pat McKinney at 301-290-1870.  Lunch is provided and FREE!


Do you love flowers? Can you arrange flowers?  If yes, then we are looking for you!  Our flower team is welcoming new members, any skill level.  Help and instruction will be provided. 
The Altar Guild is looking for additional help with filling the Altar candles with oil.  It's not difficult; it only takes about 30 minutes a week.  The more members we have on both these teams, the less work it is for everyone!  Please consider joining us.  Contact Diane Shisler at 301-932-0251 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


There are many many ways you can help GLC&S from the comfort of your own home.  We collect the following items:

  • Box Tops for Education & Campbells Soup labels - These items help us purchase a variety of classroom and PE items.
  • Printer cartridges - When we turn in used printer cartridges we are able to earn money towards offce supplies.
  • Aluminum cans - We have a volunteer who picks up the cans and takes them to the recycling center which, in turn, gives us money which is then deposited into our operating account. Consider separating out your cans from your other recyclables and drop the cans off at Grace. Our aluminum can drop is located inside our dumpster bin, behind the cardboard recycling bin. FYI...crushed cans earn more than non-crushed cans.


GLS needs several individuals willing to serve as substitute teachers. A teaching certificate is preferred. All applicants must be willing to submit to a background check. If you are interested, please contact Natalie Brindle in the school office at (301) 931-0963 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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