7800 West County Road 42
Apple Valley, Minnesota

Opportunities to Serve, 10/20/17

Homeless Shelter

Grace will be providing some of the meals for shelter guests during their stay here Nov. 1-11. Volunteers are needed to help cook, serve, clean up, purchase groceries. Please contact Lisa Wolf for more information or to sign up to help, lisawolf828@yahoo.com

Nominations for Committee and Commission Positions

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Baking Sale for Holiday Boutique

The Property Commission is again raising money by having a bake sale during the craft fair. Donations of pies, cakes, cookies and bars are appreciated. Please package 6 bars or cookies to a plate. (Plates and plastic bags will be available in the kitchen beginning Wed., Oct. 20.) Please bring all baked goods to the church on Fri., Nov. 3 or early morning on Sat., Nov. 4.

C.A.T.C.H. unit family needs housing

A working mother with four children needs a 3 (or 4) bedroom home/ townhome/duplex/apartment in Apple Valley or surrounding area to rent. If you know of anyone who accepts housing choice vouchers (Sec. 8), please call Colleen Stone, 952-457-4324.


Simpson Housing

In 2016 Simpson Housing made a huge impact on individuals experiencing homelessness through housing, support and advocation. They served 3,892 people, which included 263 families, 111 singles, and 539 children.

We can continue to help support these individuals by collecting toiletry items! There will be a clear bucket in the church office all the time to collect supplies & will be displayed in the Narthex on every 3rd Sunday. Items to be collected include; baby wipes, baby oil, toothpaste, floss, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, foot powder, lotion, Q-tips, facial tissue, combs/brushes, bar soap, body wash, travel size shampoo/conditioner, diapers/pull ups, women’s pads & tampons.

If you have any questions, please contact Dani Martin at wolfd@csp.edu.

You can be an usher!

We are in great need of ushers for all services—it’s easy, fun and a great way to serve Grace. We especially need our students to help with the Wednesday evening service. If you are able to help on a regular basis or as you can, please contact Lee Nelson, 952-892-1387. Thank you so much!

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We are forming a new Brass Ensemble at Grace! Dust off that instrument, oil those valves, grease that slide!

If you are in high school or older, please join us as we add to the musical excitement at Grace. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Boehlke at Soboehlke@gmail.com or 651-253-2379.

Community Meals:

Cook: One-to-two volunteers to plan the menu and shopping list for 4-6 meals per year. Prepare and serve the meal with the help of a team of 3-5 people. Training provided.

Panera Bread: One-to-two volunteers to pick up the extra bread from Panera Bakery at 9:15 p.m. Sunday evening. Deliver it to Gace Lutheran Church by 5:00 p.m. the following day.  (8-10 times per year)

Washing Pots and Pans: One-to-two to wash the dishes used in the kitchen when the meal is being prepared and clean up the kitchen. (12 times per year)

If you are interested in having fun while helping those in need, please contact Debbie Knutson, 952-239-0856 or Naomi Owen at 952-221-5640.


This food distribution for those less fortunate is distributed at Grace Lutheran the third Tuesday of each month. The food comes from Second Harvest Heartland and is staffed by Grace members. We need additional volunteers for two-hour shifts, from noon to about 2:00 p.m. No heavy lifting. Helping others in this manner will leave you with a very rewarding feeling.

If you can serve in this ministry please call Lana Hanson at 952-432-1191 or email her at lanalhanson@gmail.com.

Pew Straighteners:

We need assistance with straightening the sanctuary pews. This would involve walking through the sanctuary to straighten and refill the pew racks about once a month. Time required is about two hours, depending on how many people work together as a team.

Coffee Drinkers:

The Sunday morning coffee ministry needs you! If you enjoy this time of coffee, snacks and fellowship please consider volunteering to host. This is a low-stress commitment for just a few Sundays a year. Contact Naomi Owen, 952-221-5640 or Cheryl Willert at 952-431-3849 if you are willing to help.

Kids ‘n Kinship Needs School-Based Mentors:

Volunteers mentor one student, referred by their teacher, at school for 30 minutes per week and do activities in the community and at the mentor’s home during vacations. Visit www.kidsnkinship.org “Mentor “School Based Mentoring, or contact Rita, 651-686-0990.


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