Announcements

Announcements

 January 14- January 20

The Coburn/Donald families want to thank the Body at Grace for the outpouring of love shown them during Mary Ann's illness and death.  Visits, food, flowers, and cards were such a comfort and we appreciate your kindness.  We still have a few dishes - please just let Victor or Jackie know if you are missing one.  Thank you!

 

2018 Budget
Sunday, January 14,  at 4:30 p.m., there will be a meeting at the church for a brief presentation on the vision and ministry of the church for the next year and to answer any questions about the budget.

 

ELDERS MEETING MONDAY
The Elders will be meeting tomorrow evening at 7:30 pm.  Please speak to Paul or Curt before then if there is anything you would like to bring to them.

 

BULLETIN CUES FOR KIDS
In this week's bulletin, you will see picture cues to help parents guide their little ones through a better understanding of how to participate in worship.                                         

                                                  

Children at Grace

“Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds…Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up…”(Deuteronomy 11).

 

CALLING ALL CHILDREN AND YOUTH VOLUNTEERS!
We will be having an annual Child Safety and Guidelines meeting for all those involved at Grace in any capacity with ages birth-18.  This required meeting will be approximately 30-45 minutes long.  We will be conducting the same meeting 4 times, so make note of the following times and choose whichever time works best for your schedule.  We are so thankful to serve alongside each of you in the youth and children's ministries at Grace.  All meetings will be held in room 204.

Sunday, January 28, 9:00-9:45 am & 12:15-1 pm
Sunday, February 4, 9:00-9:45 am & 12:15-1:00 pm

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Vacation Bible School for rising preK-rising 5th grade
Monday, June 4 - Thursday, June 7
More information coming soon…
We hope to see you there!
 

 

Kid Kit Bags
At the door to the Sanctuary you will find bags filled with quiet activities for young children to use in church, if desired. If you take one to use during Worship, please take your child’s artwork home with you to enjoy and leave the bag in your seat for us to restock for the next child to use. Thanks and enjoy!

 

Nursery Volunteers
Sunday School—Julie Carter and Jill Brashears            
Worship—Sylvia Kirgis, Mark Stoneburner, Patty Stoneburner, Chad Danner, Emily Danner, Matt Schucker, and Karen Ewen.

NEXT WEEK
Sunday School-- Sylvia Kirgis and Kay Dean
Worship-- Julie Carter, Tom Roberts, Elizabeth Roberts, Debbie Price, Eryn Price, Terry Volant, and Anna Volant
 

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SUNDAY NIGHT KID’S CLUB!


KIDS CLUB HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:
Kids Club will resume on January 21


YOUTH GROUP


YOUTH GROUP HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Youth Group will resume on January 21

 

Men at Grace

MEN’S WINTER RETREAT
Join us for the GPC Men's Winter Retreat, January 19-21, 2018 at the CrossRoads Camp and Conference Center in Lowesville, VA. Our theme will be "Gospel Relationships," led by keynote speaker Rev. Lewis Lovett. It will be a great weekend of solid teaching, small group discussion, sporting games/activities, fellowship, and a bonfire at night if the weather allows! Cost per person: $145 for double occupancy (CrossRoads is a hotel-style facility with two double beds in each room with bathroom).  Please don't let the cost keep you from coming! Scholarships are available. To register, see email invitation or contact Paul Sulewski: paulsulewski@gmail.com. Don’t miss out!  Please RSVP no later than January 5, 2018.

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

 

MNA SECONDCAREER SEEKS HELP FOR CHURCH PLANTERS
MNA Second-Career Ministry has a variety of opportunities for lay people to assist in Church Planting all around the continent. For example, Rev. Dieter Paulson, of the Scottsboro PCA Church Plant in Scottsboro, AL, is seeking a Website Designer to construct their church website. Needs are everywhere. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Barbara Campbell at bcampbell@pcanet.org (phone 804-339-5005) or check our website at www.pcamna.org/second-career.

 

W&L CAMPUS KITCHEN “SOUPER BOWL”
The Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee’s 6th Annual Souper Bowl will be Sunday January 28th  from 11AM-2PM in Evans Hall at W&L.  Proceeds from this delicious soup tasting event support the Backpack Program, which serves over 700 area children who deal with food insecurity.  The cost of this event is $15/adult and $10/student.

 

MISSION TRIP TO ZACAPA GUATEMALA
James Cook is again leading the yearly family friendly mission trip to Zacapa Guatemala for the purpose of the construction of water purification systems, healthcare evaluations, and evangelism.  In the past, this trip has included people from our church, our greater community, and people from Liberty University.  It takes place from May 26 through June 2, 2018 and costs $1960.00. For more information on how to be involved in this ministry, contact: James Cook rjcook@liberty.edu

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WELCOME BASKETS
We often participate in the dedication of new Habitat homes in Village Way by presenting the new home owners with a “Welcome Basket”.  You can participate in this blessing to our neighbors by providing items to fill the baskets.  Some suggested items would be: candles, hand cream, coffee cups, picture hanger kits, boxes of tea bags, etc.  Please contact Joyce Duckworth (540-463-6561) if you have any questions about this ministry.
 

GRACE FOOD
“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will act.”  (Psalm 37:5)  God takes and blesses every GRACE FOOD item you bring anduses it to help feed our hungry Rockbridge neighbors.  Please take home today a GRACE FOOD bag and return it next week, or as often as possible, with ANY non-perishable food item.

 

THE COMMUNITY TABLE
The mission of The Community Table is to relieve hunger of those residing in Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County.  It is a restaurant without a cash register.  Dinner is served on Monday evenings at the Rockbridge Area Relief Association building next to the hospital.   Currently, our church is scheduled to provide up to 10 volunteers on the fourth Monday of every month. Volunteers wait tables and provide cleanup (2 different crews).  If you are interested in being a part of this effort or would like more information, contact Sylvia Kirgis at 463-5443 or skirgis@embarqmail.com.  You do not have to commit to going every month. 

 

NO CADET LEFT BEHIND
Please consider being part of our Grace ministry to VMI cadets by offering them rides back to VMI after worship each week. Our church van brings them to church, but does not take them back to Post. The Rats will be going home with their host families, but all other VMI cadets will need rides. They will be awaiting your offers in the Commons after worship.  Thank you!

 

GRACE CONNECTED

Going out of town?  Use the convenient online giving feature in GRACE Connected.  Click on "Give" on the left side of your Home Page.  Contact:  Curt Wilbur (540-460-5405) with any questions.

The Grace Online Directory (password protected) includes over 250 Grace members and regular attendees. Please contact Curt Wilbur (540-460-5405) if (1) you are not part of the Grace Online Directory and would like to do so, (2) you have forgotten your password, or (3) you would like your photo updated. We can arrange a time before or after any Worship Service to take pictures and help everyone learn the names and faces of fellow worshipers as our church body grows.

 

GRACE ONLINE

facebook:  From your Facebook page, find us at Grace Presbyterian Church - PCA.  Connect with a growing number in our Grace digital community as they seek to strengthen their discipleship and make Christ preeminent in their lives.

Twitter:  Go to Paul Carter@GraceRockbridge.

Instagram: Go to www.instagram.com/grace_rockbridge/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Men's Dinner & Testimony, September 27, 2017 Photos