Announcements

Announcements for
March 17- March 23

 

Please be in prayer for the family of Ruth Yeager, who passed away on March10th. Ruth and her husband, Jimmy, were leaders in this ministry at the beginning and for many years.

We welcome today Melanie and Manning Russell. They have been involved in worship and various other ministries with us during Manning’s time in Law School and come as Associate Members.

Congratulations to Allison Coleman and the Parry McClure girls’ basketball team. 
They won the state basketball championship for the third year in a row!

 

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

 

PRAISE AND WORSHIP EVENING
Saturday, April 13th 5-6pm.
Join us for an evening of praise and worship as we prepare our hearts for Easter by Responding to God's Greatness.  During this extended time of praise we will hear God’s word, pray and sing some new and well known music led by our Grace musicians.
Nursery for 3 and under will be available.

 

MISSION TO NORTH AMERICA’S SECONDCAREER OPPORTUNITY
Rev. Fred Sloan, Director of the Prison Discipleship Ministry, which strives to evangelize and disciple inmates in prisons and jails in Central Virginia, is seeking a volunteer Administrative Assistant to support him in this ministry, about 5-10 hours per week.  A volunteer local to the Central VA area is preferred but not necessary, as the work can be done remotely via the internet.  Details about this Opportunity to serve can be found at:
https://pcamna.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Opportunity-1256A-Prison-Discipleshp-Ministry-Admin.pdf

 

SPECIAL EASTER CHOIR
Would you be interested in being a part of a Choral Group this Easter season to practice and preform a special piece of music during the worship service Easter Sunday (4/21)?  If so,  please contact Steve Kator,  (katormobile@yahoo.com, 719-246-1934) and come out to the first rehearsal on Thursday, March 14th.

 

 

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).

 

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. 


 

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!

 

CHILDREN’S RESOURCE LIBRARY
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—Ann Bev Prideaux and David Carter                 
Worship—Janis Wilbur, John David, Jenny David, Fawn Shear, Daniel Shear, Chip Whipple, and Lydia Whipple.

NEXT WEEK.
Sunday School— Ann Bev Prideaux and Melanie Russell          
Worship—Angie Fafatas, Sophia Fafatas, Karen Ewen, Natalie Fleshman Becky Fleshman, Scott Fleshman, and Clara Fleshman.

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SUNDAY NIGHT 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.

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SENIOR HIGH BIBLE STUDY

Join Hayden Carter at her home on Sunday nights from 8-9 (5 Barger Lane, Lexington) and study God’s word together. Discover what it means to follow Christ during a season of life that already seems mapped out for you in so many ways. Invite a friend. Refreshments provided. Sundays at 8:00pm

 

MEN OF GRACE BREAKFAST & TEACHING

Gentlemen, please join us for world-class pancakes, great fellowship and a rich spiritual teaching on Saturday, April 6th from 8-10am at the church. Nat Davidson will be presenting a short teaching followed by smaller break-out discussion groups.

This is also a great opportunity to bring a neighbor, coworker or friend who would benefit from hearing the truth of God's Word in an informal, casual format. Cost is $5.

Please RSVP to Paul Sulewski (paulsulewski@gmail.com) or Joe Robinson (joecadillac63@yahoo.com), as soon as possible so we can plan for this event.

 


OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

 

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!


SUPPORT MISSIONS BY SHOPPING AT KROGER
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 www.kroger.com 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!!!!


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 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”

March: Rice or pasta
April: Personal hygiene items
May: Cereal or oatmeal
June: Macaroni and cheese
July: Peanut butter
August: Back-to-school supplies
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 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. 

 

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/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Women's Testimony Night, March 5, 2018 Photos