Announcements for
September 15-September 21


We welcome into membership today Dan and Mary Turbeville and Dale and Martha Randolph. We thank God for them and for their past and current fellowship with this church praying that God will use us together to advance the impact of the gospel in all our lives.


Please be in prayer for Paul as he travels to Trinidad and Tobago this week to take part in the 10 year celebration of Langham Preaching seminars in Trinidad and for a strategic planning meeting for Langham Preaching in the Caribbean nations.


Sunday, and continuing through the month of September, nametags will be available in the Commons for everyone.  We encourage all to participate as we welcome students and newcomers to Grace.



How do parents train up a child in the area of sex and sexuality? It’s something most parents are all too often failing to talk about. What are they key things a parent needs to do to help shape their child’s understanding of sex and help them follow God’s design?  This workshop will focus on practical ways for parents to get these discussions going and engage their children over the years. Mr. John Freemen, founder and Ministry Liason of Harvest USA will be our instructor and childcare will be provided for children from birth to age 10.  Friday, September 27th, at 7:00 pm.


 Fall Picnic and Movements of Grace.
Sunday September 15th From 5:00-6:30 pm, at GRACE.
 It will be a great time of amazing food, fellowship and fun with old friends and new
 Dinner is catered by Effie’s.  The cost is $5/person, children under 4 are free, maximum cost/family is $20. VMI and W&L (Undergrad and Law)students are our guests.



What are they key things a parent needs to do to help shape their child’s understanding of sex and help them follow God’s design?  This workshop will focus on practical ways for parents to get these discussions going and engage their children over the years. Mr. John Freemen, founder and Ministry Liason of Harvest USA will be our instructor and childcare will be provided for children from birth to age 10. Friday, September 27th, at 7:00 pm.


Please join us for the Comfort Care Stride Fest on Saturday, October 5!  This is a great opportunity to raise awareness and money for our local Comfort Care Women’s Health Clinic, a Christian, life-affirming medical clinic empowering women to make healthy life choices.  This year the Stride will also include a Fall Fest (to be held 9:30-1:30 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church)!  Join the Grace Church Team by walking (walk starts 10:30am at Hopkins Green) or making a pledge for a financial contribution. You can register by filling out the form on the long table in the Commons or by the link in the Grace This Week email.  Please contact Shannon Davidson if you have any questions at or 540-460-7945.


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).

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. 

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!

Our library contains Bible story books and devotionals that we highly recommend and are for a variety of ages.  We would love for your family to utilize this library as a preview of the books, and encourage you to purchase those that meet your needs.  Please feel free to check them out for a couple of weeks, then return for other families to explore.  This beautiful resource and check out system is located on the white bookshelf in Laura Pearson’s office.

Nursery Volunteers

Sunday School—Lucas Morel, Cherie Morel                
Worship—Julie Carter, Patty Stoneburner, Mark Stoneburner, Debbie Price, Kara Farris, and Scott Ewen.

Sunday School—Jill Ellis and Jane Hoadley                  
Worship—Marlene Shear, Greg Shear, Kyle Volant, Jill Powers, and Buddy Powers


Kid's Club!
Calling ALL kids pre-K to 5th grade!
Let’s Praise the Lord through song, fellowship, fun, and studying His Word.
Sundays, 5:00-6:15pm at Grace.
Begins September 22, 2019

Attention all Middle Schoolers!
Middle School Youth Group is coming soon!
Beginning September 22
Meeting at Grace
FMI Contact:

David Carter (540) 460-5936
 Hayden Carter (252) 917-2041
Matt Hypes (540) 805-0014
David, Hayden and Matt can't wait to see you!


FCA Courts of Praise Event
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 6 PM – 8 PM
Join us for an evening of worship and fellowship with guest speaker Bobby Petrocelli (Speaker, Author, Educator and Coach


Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Please join us this year as we study Nancy Guthrie's "Word of The Lord" Beginning September 17th, from 9:30-11:00 in Room 204. Childcare is provided.

Ladies Thursday Evening Bible Study
Are you interested in a serious, small group Bible study with significant prayer time? Ronda Dove will be leading a Thursday night study this academic year through the books of Ruth and Hebrews. We will be utilizing the Rafiki Bible Study many of you have prayed for while it was being written and implemented in Africa.  The course will run October 3 through May 7 with appropriate holiday breaks. We will meet promptly 7:00 to 8:30 PM to roughly parallel the times and dates of the current Thursday men’s Bible Study Fellowship class. To sign up or ask questions, please email or text Ronda by September 25. or (540) 570-4747


 Men of Grace

Plan on attending the final Grace Men's Dinner on Monday, September 16th, at the Damerells' home (158 Forest Hill View, Lexington)! Dinner is at 6:30pm, followed by a testimony from Steve Kator. Cost: $5. Since parking is limited, the church bus will leave from Grace at 6:10pm. Please take the bus if possible.  For more information or to RSVP please call or email John Merkel (757-386-7007, or Paul Sulewski (973-919-2060,



All Men of Grace are invited to a bacon breakfast with pancakes on Saturday, September 27th from 8-10 am at the church.  John Freemen of Harvest USA will be presenting:
  Keep Yourselves From Idols: Living as Men of Integrity in a Porn-is-the-Norm World

This talk will explore how we can walk in honesty and hope as we seek to better care-take our own hearts and cheerlead other men around us in the church to do the same.  Cost is $5.  RSVP by responding to email invitation coming soon, or call/email John Merkel (757-386-7007, or Paul Sulewski (973-919-2060,




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!

Did you know that you can support our missions just by grocery shopping?  Kroger has a Community Rewards Program that gives a percentage of its earnings to non-profit groups.  We currently have 25 people (families) enrolled but would love to see our support increase by enrolling new members.  Enrolling is simple!  Just go to to create an account.  Once you have an account go to Community Rewards and choose Grace Presbyterian Church - Organization number 93851.  We receive quarterly checks which go to our missions budget.  Last quarter we earned $200 plus!  If you have any questions about enrolling please see Jackie Coburn or Julie Carter.  Thank you!!!!

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.

“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 and uses it to help feed our hungry Rockbridge neighbors. RARA is focusing on adding FLAVOR to the Food Pantry. For the last two years, shoppers had choices of meat and fresh produce every time they were open.  Each month of 2019 has an “Item of the Month”
September: Cooking oil
October: Canned pumpkin
November: Cranberry sauce or yams
December: Instant potatoes or stuffing
In addition, all year long, they will be looking for donations of lightly-used kitchen supplies, spices, marinades, and condiments.  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 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  You do not have to commit to going every month. 



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.



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