I am writing to sincerely invite YOU to join me for dinner on Saturday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. The dinner is being provided by our congregation’s Social Ministry Committee. The planning has been very intentional to make it an evening that will be enjoyable for people of all ages. I have no doubt that the dinner will be delicious. The entertainment will be informative and fun. We hope that you and your family will join us! We are planning a “progressive dinner” in the sense that you won’t stay in one room. Thankfully, we have a large enough building to accommodate some moving around without having to go far! When you arrive you will find appetizers in the Library. Then we will move into the Fellowship Hall for salad. Finally, we will go into Grace Hall for the main course and onto the Lower Gathering Space for dessert. During the main course, we will hear from Kristin Vought, Philanthropic Associate at Lutheran World Relief. Kristin will share her first-hand experience of visiting LWR projects and will tell us about an especially exciting project in which LWR is helping to bring bread to the war-torn city of Aleppo, Syria by helping to restore bakeries. In response to this project, we will be selling some baked goods at the dinner in order to give LWR an extra gift of love! During dessert, a popular local band, Three Sheets and the Wind, will play for us. You will see familiar faces in the band because they are also members of Grace’s Praise Band (including Erik Piisila, our Director of Contemporary Music). This will be a great time to relax, enjoy an evening out and make a few new church friends! Throughout the evening there will be activities for children. They will be a big part of this event. Tickets can be purchased after most worship services in April or by contacting the church office. The cost is $8 per adult; $4 for children ages 5-12; with a family cap of $20. The cost at the door goes up!!! We really need to know how many people to plan for, so please purchase your tickets in advance. We are trying something new!!! Our Social Ministry Committee coordinates so many important ministries all year long. We want to share with you just how meaningful these ministries are to the congregation and the community. Please join us for a great evening. I am looking forward to it and hope you will be there too!!!
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