Announcements for Sunday, August 19:

THE FLOWERS are placed on the altar by the Harris family in celebration of Keith, Nicholas and Daniel’s birthdays.

IN THE CHURCH LIBRARY: If you’re a fan of the hymn sings that ring our rafters in the ten minutes before Sunday services this summer, you may enjoy “God’s Song in a New Land: Lutheran Hymnals in America”, by Carl F. Schalk. This book traces the development of worship resources in North America…and while it’s not a speedy read, if you love hymn history, it’s an interesting one that pretty much guarantees you’ll find yourself humming along at some point!

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Sept. 15 (9:00 am) 7283 Nelson Avenue, Burnaby. If you are in need of purging, here is your chance! Grace Lutheran Church is hosting a garage sale (outdoors if sunny, indoors if raining). To purchase a table or for more details, call Jean at 604-433-1515 or email at The cost of a table is $20. Table fees will go towards L’Arche of Greater Vancouver. (Cheques payable to Grace Lutheran Church.)

HYMN SING: Every Sunday through to Labour Day weekend, we are inviting you to gather ten minutes before the service for our summer hymn sing–an opportunity to sing favourite hymns and prepare for worship. Come out and sing!

PADANG LUTHERAN RELIEF SOCIETY: The latest newsletter from the Padang Lutheran Relief Society is available on the Parish Information Table. Please take a copy home and consider supporting this valuable ministry.

LOOKING FOR A CARETAKER: We are again asking whether any of you know someone who might have the skills to serve as a church caretaker. If so, please refer her or him to the Property Team who will provide a detailed Job Description for further discussion. Thank you, Louis Giguère Property Team

SEMINARY NEWSLETTER: The latest newsletter from our seminary in Saskatoon is available on the Parish Information Table.

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES: The Outreach Team would like to make the following information available to you and ask for your assistance:
• Gently used clothing appreciated—in particular, men’s jeans in smaller sizes (30-32-34 waist); men’s and ladies’ running shoes; men’s and ladies’ lightweight jackets; plain dark coloured T-shirts (men’s). Please use the bin marked “Clothes for the Homeless”.
NOTE: No small kitchen or electrical appliances (not accepted by SHARE) and no photo albums/binders.
• Donations to the Food Bank can be left in the bin marked “Food for the Hungry”–always graciously accepted.

FELLOWSHIP… NEEDED!  People to volunteer and help with coffee clean up after the Sunday service. This only takes a few minutes of your time after fellowship on Sunday.

PROPERTY PLAN: The Property Team has prepared a document for discussion by the congregation setting forth a plan for the long-term renewal of our build and physical plant. You can access the revised Good Shepherd Property Plan here, and the presentation from the June 10 congregational meeting here.