March 18- March 24


Flowers for Easter
This year we will be placing a variety of Spring Flowers in the Sanctuary for Easter.  If you would like to order an easter flower this year in memory of a loved one or in honor of someone, please include a check with the bulletin insert and place it in the offering plate or reserve one online at www.grace  You may place a check in the offering plate the following week.  The deadline this year is Tuesday, March 27th.  All plants cost $12.



If you would like to give financially to the two Africa teams and have cash you can simply put it in an envelope marked Rafiki and put in the collection plate.  Checks should be made payable to Grace Presbyterian church with Rafiki trip in the memo line. You can also donate on-line at under "Ways to Give" "Support my mini-missionary":  Together we are the Body of Christ reaching out to a needy world.  Thank you!


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).

SHIPWRECKED!-- Rescued by Jesus!
Cast off with us in a faith-building adventure:

Vacation Bible School for rising preK-rising 5th grade
Monday, June 4 - Thursday, June 7, (9:00 am-11:30 am)

This VBS is going to be oceans of FUN!
This is going to be the best week of Summer!
We hope to see you there!

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!


As we always strive to improve and  provide a clean and safe nursery for our little ones, the nursery committee is implementing a new “toy cleaning system”. We are looking for volunteers willing to give 15 minutes after the worship service once a month. Please contact Laura Pearson at if you might be interested in serving! It’s a great way to serve our children without getting up and down from the floor and changing diapers :)


Nursery Volunteers

Sunday School—Sylvia Kirgis and Ann Bev Prideaux
Worship—Hayden Carter, Scott Ewen, Terry Volant, Anna Volant, Marlene Shear, Greg Shear, and Chad Danner.

Sunday School—Lucas Morel and  Cherie Morel         
Worship—Kay Dean, Annalie Hoover, Emmalyn /Jessa Hoover, Kitty Burke, Jane Hoadley, Jan Kirkham and Tininaa Mornah.




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.



Sunday Nights 5-6:15pm! 
All middle and high school students are welcome. 
Come catch up with friends over snacks, sing, open God’s word together and play some games!



Women of Grace Winter and Spring Events

April 7 - Spring Retreat at Grace, 9:00 am-2:30 pm

Standing invitation to walk the local trails with other Grace women. Meet at Jordan's Point at 10 am the second Saturday of each month throughout the spring (4/14, and 5/12).



Women's Retreat 2018
"Running to Jesus"

Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:00 am- 2:30pm
Cost $20
Register online or call Shannon Davidson at 540-460-7945



All men are invited to a pancake breakfast at Grace on Saturday, April 14th from 8-10am.
Join us for world-class pancakes, great fellowship, and a rich spiritual teaching from our brother, Mark Stoneburner!
Save the date on your calendars now!
More details to follow.





For many years Don and Mary Sue Driscoll brought Andrew Helmuth, Charles Mathias, and Doug Smith to church with them but they are no longer able to do so. Doug has expressed his desire to be back in worship with us but needs a ride to get to church from his home in Buena Vista. Doug is blind but he has no trouble communicating clearly.

If you would be willing to be part of a schedule rotation to help with this need,
 please contact Laura Pearson (540-817-0854) or Paul (540-460-5194)


MNA SecondCareer Seeking Regional Specialists
Individuals are needed to represent Mission to North America’s SecondCareer Ministry in geographic regions across the continent.  Established in 2012, the purpose of the ministry is to match PCA church plants, churches, and other PCA ministries that have a need for skilled help with PCA adult volunteers of all ages who have the needed skills and the time to contribute.  Regional Specialists promote the ministry of MNA SecondCareer, seek out church planters and ministries that would benefit from volunteer help, assist in recruiting volunteers, and inspire a spirit of volunteerism in local churches.   They should be active members of a PCA congregation (preferably an Elder or Deacon), have strong management experience, and be detail oriented.  The position is paid by support-raising. For more information, please contact Barbara Campbell, MNA SecondCareer Facilitator, or 804-339-5005.


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


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 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 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. 


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!



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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Women's Testimony Night, March 5, 2018 Photos