September 23- September 30

Next week we will welcome parents of W&L students to Grace. We are pleased to have their children worshipping with us and look forward to extending the hand of fellowship to them.

We will also welcome to the pulpit, Rev. Lewis Lovett, Reformed University Campus Pastor at Washington and Lee University. Lewis, Maggie, Ruthie, Ellie Kate, Caroline, and Betsy have been integral to the fellowship of Grace Church since taking over our denomination’s campus ministry here. Their ministry is deeply appreciated by us all.


Today, 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.


Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 29 (1:00-5:00pm) and Saturday, November 10 (All Day—morning or afternoon) to help with the construction of a Habitat House.
Ages 16 and up, with any skills (or no skills) appreciated! For more information, contact Elizabeth Roberts (919-802-8373 or


The annual Stride-for-Life will be on Saturday, September 29.  This is a great opportunity to raise awareness and money for our local Comfort Care Women's Health Clinic, a Christian pro-life crisis pregnancy center.  Join the Grace Church Team by running (5k 8:00 am starting at the Comfort Care Clinic, 631 Waddell St.), walking (9:00 am, Maury River Middle School) or making a pledge for a financial contribution.  You can register by filling in a form that is on the long table in the Commons or by registering online with a link in the Grace This Week email.  Please contact Jackie Calhoun (461-1863) if you have any questions.


Annual Fall Picnic!

Come celebrate a New Year of Grace by attending the Fall Picnic at McKeethan Park.
immediately following worship. Sunday, September 23.
It will be a great time of amazing food, fellowship and fun with old friends and new.
Games and Face Painting will be part of the fun!
Lunch 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.


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—Jan Kirkham and Kay Dean
Worship—Janis Wilbur, Tom Roberts, Elizabeth Roberts, Debbie Price, Maggie Lovett, Terry Volant and Anna Volant..


Sunday School—Sylvia Kirgis and Ann Beverly Prideaux          
Worship—Hayden Carter, Scott Ewen, Jane Hoadley, Mike Sexton, Jenni Sexton, Mary Turbeville and Dan Turbeville.



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.


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. Sunday's at 8:00 pm



Plan on attending the final Grace Men's Dinner on Monday, September 24th, at the Shears' home (757 Raphine Rd., Raphine)! Dinner is at 6:30pm, followed by a testimony from David Carter. Cost: $10. For more information or to RSVP please call or email Joe Robinson ((843) 670-3534, If you can, please meet at the Tractor Supply parking lot by 5:55pm. The church bus will depart at 6:05pm for Raphine.



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 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