Announcements

Announcements for
 May 19- May 25

 

VBS WORKDAYS
If you can cut, tape, and/or paint—
WE NEED YOU!

Meet us upstairs in room 205:
Tuesday, May 14th, 9:00am-noon
Tuesday, May 21st, 9:00am-noon
 

VBS NEEDS:
-Large quilts or blankets that can be loved, danced, and sat upon
-3 canopy tents (neutral colored if possible)

 

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).

 

Vacation Bible School
Join us for the “Mane” event of summer
For all rising Pre-K through 5th grade
June 3-6, 9:00am-11:30
Registration begins Monday, May 6!
www.gracerockbridge.org
For more information, contact Laura Pearson
 laurabpearson@gmail.com
 

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—David Carter and Grace Abele           
Worship—Sylvia Kirgis, Laura Pearson, Marion Pearson, Matt Schucker, Laura Shaner,  and Debbie Price

NEXT WEEK
Sunday School—Jan Kirkham and Kay Dean
Worship—Kay Dean, Tom Roberts, Elizabeth Roberts, Maxwell Pearson, John Pearson, and Karen Ewen.

 


.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
 

Plan on attending the Grace Men's Dinner on Monday, May 20th, at the Shaners' home (18 High Meadow Drive, Lexington)! Dinner is at 6:30pm, followed by a testimony from Carl Planck. Cost: $10. For more information or to RSVP please call or email John Merkel (757-386-7007, sjohnmerkel@aol.com) or Paul Sulewski (973-919-2060, paulsulewski@gmail.com). Mark your calendar now for the other dates in the Grace Summer Men's Dinner series: 6/17, 7/15, 8/19, and 9/16!

 


OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

 


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”

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