Check Out Grace Lutheran Royersford Worship/Events Calendar & Our Current Events Below
We are worshipping in person and we would love for you to join us, but if you if you can’t be here in person, our worship services are available online, our services & info. about worship can be found on the “Worship” tab.  Our services can also be found on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

     

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Summer Worship Schedule Info.

Our summer worship schedule will begin on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 26th.  We will have one combined worship service at 9:30am.  This schedule will carry through the summer until  the Sunday after Labor Day weekend, Sept. 8th.  Please make plans to join us as often as possible, as we worship together as one family.

Graces Good Garden – Decommissioned

Greetings,

    About this time a year ago, we planted the garden for our 11th season.  On Monday, May 13th, the garden was decommissioned!  All of the raised beds built by the boy scouts in 2013 had severely rotted.  The fence was a mess after a huge branch fell on it last year.  We would have faced a major rebuild to make the garden look good again.  The future of this space is yet to be determined, but for 11 years it served the community by providing more than a couple thousand pounds of fresh produce to Open Door for distribution.

    We have had more than 30 congregants who participated in this ministry over the years.

Look at the pictures.  In what was a fitting end today, Bill Kilcoyne, the young boy who built the garden as his Eagle Badge project, was on campus to repair an air conditioning unit.  Where he helped build the raised beds and gate as a youngster, he carried the last boards to the dumpster as a young man.

     With gratitude for your contributions to the success of this ministry.

Kurt Meyers

 
 
 
Lorraine’s Hearing Fund Applications
 

(LHF provides financial assistance to members of Grace with hearing impairment). We’re taking applications for those in need of equipment, devices, education, or technology. Awards up to $2,500 each will be considered for  applicants. To apply, call the church office or email Roxanne Troiano & she will get you an application.

Applications are due by May 31st. You’ll be notified in June of eligibility and amount of the award. Please direct ?? to Roxanne. 
 

Save the Date for a Lorraine’s Hearing Fund Fundraiser!

WHEN: Thursday, May 23rd

HOURS:  10 am – 9 pm

WHERE:  Giovani’s Pizza & Restaurant, 466 Main Street, Royersford, PA

Why cook when you can have lunch, a date night, or a meal out with family and friends. Have someone else cook & clean up while helping to raise money for a great cause. A portion of the day’s proceeds will be donated to LHF.

 

Upcoming Community Social Ministry & Outreach Events

 
On Saturday June 8th, Grace will be participating in the Chester County PrideFest in Phoenixville.  If anyone is interested in volunteering to help      set-up, breakdown, and/or work the booth, a signup genius has been created. Please call the church office, contact Danielle Lau or check your email for the link.  Also…For 3 Sundays, May 12th, 19th & 25th, Grace will be accepting donations of bottled water to give out at PrideFest.  Please drop the cases off at the table, at the 6th Ave. entrance.  ??? please reach out to Danielle Lau.

 

Meals for St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter for Homeless Families:      Each year members of Grace pick 2 weeks & cook for families at St. Mary’s. If you are interested in cooking a whole meal or part of a meal please reach out to the church office at 610-948-3684 or see Danielle Lau at worship services.  We are providing meals the following weeks:

July 8th – 12th (Mon. – Fri.) & Oct. 7th thru Oct. 11th (Mon. thru Fri.).

 

Youth News!!

Strunk Fund Applications are now open! Seniors in high school and college students (who have been confirmed) are invited to apply for this scholarship. Deadline is May 31st. See the office or Kelsey for more details on how to apply.

 

G.R.A.C.E. Place at 9:30am! Calling all parents & kids: You are invited to summer programming at Grace!  June – August on the 1st & 3rd Sunday’s of the month, from 8:30-9:15am. Youth are invited to  participate in service projects!

Parents, on the 1st Sunday of each month, you’re invited to meet with Kelsey in the All-Purpose Room and sit with other parents to talk about the highs & lows of parenting, with a Christian foundation.  Kids will be in the Welcome center doing service work!

On the 3rd Sunday, we invite parents to serve alongside your kids! We’ll meet on the following dates:  June 2nd & 16th  (VBS Decorating service projects), July 7th & 21st, August 4th & 18th 

 

Prek-6th graders are invited to attend SCUBA VBS at Grace,                Sun., 6/23 – Thurs., 6/27, from 6-8pm!  Register at the link provided in your email.

 

We also invite YOU, the congregation, to help with our Operation Kid-to-Kid project, alongside our VBS attendees!  Help us raise $2,500 to build a well for a community that needs  access to water through ELCA World Hunger! You can put your donation in the welcome center gallon water jug and watch us reach our goal with the help of those who will attend (and donate) during our VBS! We want to reach our goal by August 1st!

 

Grace Lutheran Church will be donating $200 in honor of Mothers Day and Fathers day, to local    non-profits in honor of caregivers, guardians and parents thanks to the Christian Education team.

 

Rise Against Hunger Packing Event Results

What a great day and awesome job that everyone did all throughout this event.  From the organizers to the fundraising to the volunteers that showed up to pack, it all led to a wonderful result…We were able to pack 25,054 meals to be sent to our neighbors around the world who are in need.  What a wonderful ministry and super great job everyone!!! Thank you for your support. We’ll let you know where the meals went as soon as possible!

 
Assisted Listening System Now Available for Services:  Have trouble hearing during services? Please reach out to an Usher when you arrive if you’d like to use an assisted listening device. We have 2 models: a loop around the neck that works directly with most hearing aids; and an over-the-ear speaker. Each has personal volume control.
 

Bible Study groups meet on Monday evening at 7:00pm via Zoom and Thursday mornings at 10:00am in the parlor (room L05). We are studying the letter to the Colossians. Let Deacon Allison know if you’d like a link to the Monday Zoom.

 

 

 
 

Adult Service Project!  Adults, are you interested in building homes for those who have lost theirs due to natural disasters in Tennessee? Alongside St. James Lutheran church in Limerick, Grace would like to take a team in the spring to help Appalachia Service Project with new build projects in Tennessee. If you are interested in this opportunity, please reach out to Kelsey or call the church office!

 

It takes a lot of people to make worship & ministry happen!  Where are you being called to serve?  There are many ways you can help; you’re here on Sunday mornings anyway.  Call or email the church office to see how you can help by being a trustee one month per year or helping with tech, altar guild, counting, reading, singing, Sunday school, children’s chat, communion & more!  Instruction provided  & most positions are on a rotating schedule once every 4 –8 weeks.

Calling All Counters……we are in need of 2-4 volunteers to help assist in counting money from the weekly collection.  This task typically takes less than an hour following the late service.  You will be asked to help in a 5-6 week rotating schedule so looking at 10-11 times each year.  We have lost several teams and would really appreciate the help to lessen the burden on all.  Please contact Phyllis at the church office  with your desire to help.  Thank You!
 
 
Wanted, Altar Teams – We’re looking for 5-6 volunteers to join our Altar Teams. The goal is to add another volunteer to each of the 6 teams. This will add much needed flexibility which will help to cover  vacations, absences & holidays.  The tasks are easy, the commitment  minimal, but the final results are pretty rewarding.   If you’re interested, please contact Joy Fraunfelter or the church office.
 
 
Trustee Volunteers Needed – Trustees arrive early to open and come by after Sunday services to lock up the church.  We have 10 volunteers now, serving “one month” each year, in rotation.  We would like to complete our group with at least 2-4 more volunteers, so ‘no repeats’ and to replace some that are retiring.  Training is provided.  The only requirement is a working alarm clock!  See our Property Manager, Steve or call the Church Office at 610-948-3684.