May 2018 Newsletter
A Note from Al & Beverly Mullen
Dear friends at Amazing Grace,
Just a note to let you know that Beverly and I are going to move our membership to Trinity Lutheran Church in Lincoln County. The friendships and fellowship that we have enjoyed the last 15+ years have been a blessing from God to us both, but making a 50
mile round trip every time we come to church is getting harder and harder. And I feel that now with Amazing Grace looking to begin a whole new chapter and set new
goals in its life, it's a good time to make this change that has to come sooner or later. I also firmly believe that calling a new pastor is much easier and better without the former pastor still sitting in the pews.
I plan to do the nursing home singing until Christmas, but we will be worshiping at Trinity starting soon.
We wish you each God's Blessings and Guidance as you continue to go forward as individual and as a church
With great love,
Al and Beverly
Butterfly Festival, May 5th
Our congregation will have a booth at the Butterfly Festival in Hudson where we will be greeting people, giving away popcorn and helping children plant flower seeds to take home. Please come by the booth, spend some time greeting our neighbors, and help us “share God’s love with all people”. The festival is from 9am till 4pm with lots of fun things to do and see. There will be live music, great food booths and baked goods for sale. It’s a wonderful day for the family. Please let us know when you can assist us in the Amazing Grace booth. We have a sign-up sheet on the opportunities board and need help
throughout the day. This is a joint venture for our Youth and Outreach ministries.
Golden Agers Covered Dish, May 10th
The Golden Agers will meet May 10th at 11:30am at Amazing Grace. The meal will be a covered dish lunch. The seniors from Bethany will be joining us. Please bring a gift or two, as we will be playing games.
Thank you to all who donated to the Teacher Closet for teachers in our area. Amazing Grace donations are distributed first to Sawmills and Whitnell Elementary schools, then as needed to other schools in Caldwell County. We will have a specially marked box for school supplies near the front door for continued item drop off. Teachers supply a variety of items to class and students from their own pocket. Any items we collect will be moved forward. Please see Paula if you have questions.
Snacks for Hospice
During the month of May we will be collecting snacks for Caldwell County Hospice. Patients and family members spend many hours at the Hospice facility. As an important part of our community, the outreach team chose Hospice as a way to help others this month. Please help us stock the pantry area made available to patients and their family members. Different items that can be used include snack crackers and cookies, bottled water, coffee and supplies, pudding and jello cups, apple sauce, drink sticks (used
to flavor bottled water), spoons and napkins, to mention a few.
Fellowship Ministry Team
Merrie Bisanar's Group, from the Fellowship Team, is responsible for refreshments following worship in May.
Mother's Day, May 13
The Fellowship Team will be providing special refreshments in honor of our mothers following worship on May 13th. Each mother will receive a small gift in honor and
appreciation of them.
Church Council will meet May 14 – 7PM
Women of the ELCA
Women of the ELCA will meet May 20 following worship.
Our Christian love and sympathy is extended to Beverly and Glenn Barger at the death of Beverly's aunt Doris Shook. May the comforting presence of our Lord be with you and yours
Vera Hedrick suffered a severe stroke last Monday. She is going back to Trinity Village
following several days at Frye Hospital. Please keep Vera and her children, Keith and Millie, and all the family in your prayers.
Ann Hinson is recuperating at Trinity Ridge following surgery for a broken leg. Her address is Room 202, 2140 Medical Park Drive, Hickory 28602. Please keep her and John in your prayers.
Celebrate the Ministries of Lutheran Services Carolinas in May
“Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor.” - 1 Corinthians 10:24
Compassion is one of the core values that defines and directs the ministries of Lutheran Services Carolinas. Through smiles, words of encouragement, and support during difficult times, LSC is there to help thousands of our neighbors in need across North and South Carolina. In 2017, LSC served more than 7,800 individuals and families including seniors and caregivers, children in foster care, those affected by natural disasters,
refugees, families living in supportive housing, and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
This month, consider ways in which you can show compassion to the vulnerable populations within your own community. You could volunteer your time at a
local LSC program or make a tax-deductible contribution. Checks can be made payable to Lutheran Services Carolinas and mailed to P.O. Box 947, Salisbury, NC 28145. Gifts also can be made securely online at LSCarolinas.net. Thank you for partnering with LSC as we work together to bring compassion to all of God’s children. For more information, visit LSCarolinas.net or call 1-800-HELPING.