July 15-July 21


We welcome into membership today Ann Bev Prideaux. Ann Bev is a graduate of Va. Tech and for the last year has worked with Reformed University Fellowship at Washington and Lee University.


A Morning to Serve and Sun
Please join us at Heritage Hall - 205 Houston Street
Thursday, July 19 at 9:30 am

We will sing some songs accompanied by Lynn Alexander and play Bingo with the residents to allow time for sweet fellowship and conversation/care of these dear people. Your children's presence will be such a blessing to them.

Then, weather permitting.....we will head to Kids Place for a bit and land at the Lexington City Pool to swim until 1:00.  Please bring your swimsuits and a picnic lunch!


RARA(Rockbridge Area Relief Assoc.)  Mobile Food Pantry Delivery

RARA’s mobile food pantry is making delivers here in Lexington (Lexington House and Windermere) and they could use our help!  Come join us!

Who:  Any 6-12th graders and friends
When:  Thursday, July 19th, 12:30-2:30pm
Where:  Meet at RARA office (350 Spotswood Drive Lexington, Va. 24450)
(to load food and deliver to local apartment complexes).


Our church has been asked to provide desserts for Community Table in the months that have a fifth Monday.  That occurs four times per year and is coming up on July 30.  Dessert this month will be sliced pound cake with berries.  We need 5 people to make a pound cake (either a large one in a bundt pan or 2 small ones in loaf pans).  Another 5 people will each provide a bowl of lightly sugared fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.)  I will add a couple of cans of whipped topping. 

Please contact Sylvia Kirgis at or 540-460-1854 if you can provide help with dessert on July 30.  Thank you!


Jane Hoadley needs someone to pick her up upon her return from Africa.  She will be flying into the DC (Dulles) Airport on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 9:15.  If you are willing to fill this need, please contact Jackie Coburn- or 540-463-2298. 
Thank you so much!


On August 10-11 The Abigail Institute is sponsoring a Discipleship Conference. The speakers are Jim Stump, author of two book on mentoring and for 45 years mentor to athletes on College and Professional teams, and David Martin, Executive Director of The Center for Leadership Integrity and Restoration. There is no cost for this conference.

 It meets at the Abigail Inn at 408 South Main Street.
 For more information call Landy Patton at (850) 294-1155


For youth and families who have experienced the death of a relative, loved one or close friend. 
10 to 11:30,  July 21, and Aug. 18. 
For more information or to register, contact Susan Harrison 540.463.1848 or



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!


Nursery Volunteers

Sunday School—Shannon Davidson and Betty Anderson        
Worship—Janis Wilbur, Clara Fleshman, Becky Fleshman, Scott Fleshman, Natalie Fleshman, Chip Whipple and Lydia Whipple.


Sunday School—John Pearson and Emily Danner       
Worship—Angie Fafatas, Sophia Fafatas, John David, Jenny David, Fawn Shear, Daniel Shear, Jan Kirkham and Greg Shear.



6-8th Graders --Save the date! September 7-9.
For MODGNIK at the Rockbridge Young Life Camp
Bring a friend!




 Plan on attending the Grace Men's Dinner on Monday, July 23rd, at the Carters' home (60 Shaner Hill Drive, Lexington)! Dinner is at 6:30pm, followed by a testimony from Lucas Morel. Cost: $10. For more information or to RSVP please call or email Joe Robinson ((843) 670-3534, Mark your calendar now for the final two dates in the Grace Summer Men's Dinner series: 8/20, and 9/24!





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 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. 



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