Announcements for
February 23- February 29


From the Deacons:
The acoustics of the worship area have made it challenging to balance sound across the room.
Periodically, we have consulted a sound engineer, his last visit was two weeks ago,
who has helped us deal with some of the problems but we are still working with him on others.
If, over a few weeks, you find the Service consistently too loud or too soft,
please let David Carter, Chair of the Board of Deacons, know and we’ll attempt to deal with it.
Also, there are electronic helps for hearing that you can pick up at the sound booth.

AED Training
 On Sunday, March 1 at 9:30 am there will be a short demonstration of the use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) here at the church.  The session will last approximately 30 minutes and is open to everyone. 
Please plan to attend to learn how to use this simple life saving device. 
 The presentation will be offered by Maile Armstrong, Armstrong Unlimited, the distributor for the AED.
We would especially like to have all of our medically trained professionals attend if possible.
Please gather in the hallway beyond the red table at the nursery check-in.
 For questions see Ted Brown.


Next Sunday we will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper as a part of our Worship.  Please take some time this week to prepare your hearts.

The Shear Small Group will have their monthly after-church gathering today.
This month’s gathering will be hosted by John and Lisa Aulbach, 335 Wheatlan Drive.
Save the date: Sunday, March 29th, Brunch at the Shear’s.
Address: 757 Raphine Road, Raphine , 703-409-1477. 

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 on Palm Sunday (Sunday April 5th)?  If so, please contact Nat Davidson,  (, 540-460-8310).

ComfortCare Women's Health
"Celebrate New Life" baby bottle campaign started Snday, January 19, Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.  Pick up a bottle (or 2) today! Fill the bottle with your spare change, cash, or a check and return on February 23.
"New Life is cause to CELEBRATE!"


March 15 – May 31

After God’s Own Heart – the Gospel according to David – Rm 201
This teaching fellowship is a study which pushes us past the simple facts of David’s life to his place in the history of God’s work of redemption. The class will focus on what he teaches us about faith, faithfulness, sin, worship, justice, and the glorious gospel of the greatest King, Jesus Himself. The format is discussion of the Bible passages, how they are pointers to, or fulfilled by, Christ Jesus, and the applications to our lives. Led by Mark Stoneburner, Greg Gearheart, and Rob Sherrard.

Confronting Christianity – 12 hard questions for the world’s largest religion – Rm 202
This teaching fellowship will look at the questions that are being asked by people outside and inside of the Church, and giving answers. Questions such as “How can you say that there’s only one true faith?” and “hasn’t Science disproved Christianity?” and “How could a loving God allow so much suffering.” This class will be helpful to the discussions you may find yourself in with your children, neighbors, or co-workers. Led by Lewis Lovett, Bill Potter, and Mark Coddington.

Who is the Holy Spirit – Rm 204
This is a video/discussion series repeated from 2 years ago. The video is the teaching of Dr. Sinclair Ferguson on the Holy Spirit; a study that was deeply appreciated when it was first used. In fact, several people in the class bought their own copies and others asked that we repeat it. In his teaching, Dr. Ferguson puts Scripture together that describes the person and ministry of the Spirit in such a way that our faith is built and our understanding of the gracious work of the Spirit is enlarged to our great benefit. Led by Chad Danner, Curt Wilbur, and Greg Shear.


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).

All Aboard!
Get Tracking with Jesus at VBS! June 1-4
Rocky Railway: Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through
Registration Begins May 4.



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—Shannon Davidson and David Carter              
Worship—Jenny David, Matt Schucker, Maggie Arehart, Justin Arehart, Chip Whipple, and Lydia Whipple.

Sunday School—Tom Roberts and Elizabeth Roberts                 
Worship—Angie Fafatas, Sophia Fafatas, Dean Fafatas, Jan Kirkham, Betty Anderson, and  Matt Schucker

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.


Middle School Youth
Meets Sundays at 5:00 p. For more information, contact:
David Carter (540) 460-5936,  Hayden Carter (252) 917-2041,
or Matt Hypes (540) 805-0014




Women's Retreat: Give Thanks
Speaker: Chelsea Kelly, RUF campus ministry director at Mary Baldwin University
Date: March 7th, Time: 9-2, Cost: $20

Register Now!
Dana Coddington (308)379-0527 or



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. .  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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Kid's Club @ Work - Christmas Shoeboxes, November 17, 2019 Photos