Our Checking account, as of June 30, 2021 went down to $4,187.53. I would like to think that it is start of Summer and people have other things to do.
Our Income for the month of June was $5,430.32 and our expenses were $4,568.25 for a gain in income of $862.07. If it was not for the Yard Sale, which brought in $959.32, we would not have taken in enough money to pay our monthly bills. We received a couple of bills that were not part of our normal monthly expenses. They are P.O Box Rental of $118.00 and excess water usage of $258.78
Our Pulpit Supply is still a problem. At this time, we have $803.00 left in this fund. The cost for June is $893.00, leaving us in the hole by $93.00. The Counsel agreed to start taking money out of the Synod Grant, to keep having Pastors. The overage from June will be subtracted leaving us with a balance of $1117.34 for the month of July. When this money runs out, the only other place to take it from is the General Fund. The 2 upcoming Craft Fairs will help, but it won’t solve the problem.
If you have any ideas which will help, please let one of the council members know. We are reaching a critical point and if July and August are anything like June, we will be in a lot of trouble come September.
Thank you for everything you do to help Gift of Grace.
In God’s Name, we trust.
[Subject to change based on CDC and State guidelines]
August 3rd - Visit from Bishop Megan (see below)
August 28th - Reno Aces Baseball Game
September 11th - Pastor Mary Lou's Social Gathering and Dinner (see below)
October 2nd - Fall Craft Fair. We need baked goods
December 4th - Holiday Craft Fair. We need baked goods
Aug 3 - Visit from the new Bishop
This event will still take place, with masks and appropriate safety measures in place
All are welcome to attend August 3rd from 3pm - 6pm at the Lutheran Center to meet Bishop Megan and Catherine Slabaugh from the Sierra Pacific Synod. Bishop Megan and Catherine want to meet the congregation and the council to learn more about the unique ministry we have and how the Synod can help share stories about the work we do.
Sep 11 - Social Gathering and Dinner
The congregation is invited to a social gathering and dinner on 9-11-2021 at 3pm hosted by Pastor Mary Lou at her home in Sparks. Pastor Mary Lou will provide hamburgers and hot dogs. The congregation will bring side dishes and desserts - a sign up sheet will be available to write down what you are bringing. Please RSVP with Marcie if you are attending.
Why don't I ever do Facebook quizzes? Why don't I ever correctly answer security questions?
How many hints to passwords or password reset questions are you driving around with?
Birthdays this Month
1 - Connie Patterson
3 - Danielle Martin
5 - Allen Krause
6 - Logan Bernard
7 - Derek Barney
7 - Kara Pritchard
10 - Gabriel Faw
13 - Aaron Vallejo
19 - Samuel Faw
27 - Mike Patterson
31 - Josh Martin
Please contact to Verl-Lee Ely at 775-575-2933 or Sunni Leggate 775-835-3951, to have a prayer added to the Prayer Chain, or to provide an update about a person already on the list. You can also contact Verl-Lee or Sunni if you would like to join the prayer chain committee. This list will be updated monthly, and if a prayer you have submitted needs to remain a little longer, please let us know.
Please pray for healing and comfort for:
Mavis and Don Burgess
Ralph and Mary Chaney
Judy Crawford and her daughter
Pastor Mike Patterson
Carl Wilfrid and family
The family and friends of Norman Miller
The family and friends on Ronny Knight
The Sunshine Committee needs your assistance, to better serve the Church family. Our Committee is responsible to reaching out by issuing get well cards, and thinking of you cards (to those who we haven’t seen for a while)
Letting us know, we can be sure to reach out to our Church Community
Letting our community know that Gift of Grace Lutheran Church truly cares about our Congregation.
Monday Nights 6:30—8:00 at the home of Bob and Verl-Lee Ely