Announcements

Announcements for
January 20- January 26

 

GIVING STATEMENTS
The End of Year giving statements will be mailed this week.  If you have questions or concerns about the statements, please contact Angie Fafatas. (angiedepriest@hotmail.com).   Thank you for your generosity throughout 2018!

 

ALL CHURCH FAMILY BOWLING- RESCHEDULED!

Let’s STRIKE out on a fun adventure.... January 27th!
Join us for an afternoon of fun!
All ages and experience welcome!
3:30-5:00ish
Staunton Bowling Lanes
Please RSVP to Laura:  laurabpearson@gmail.com

 

SUNDAY NIGHT KID’S CLUB!—DATE CHANGE!
Holiday Schedule:  Kid’s Club will resume on FEBRUARY 3, 2019

 

YOUNG MOMS PLAY DATE
Friday, January 25, 10:00-11:30
Laura Pearson’s home, 607 Ross Road
Come enjoy some coffee for you
and some distraction for your little ones
and catch up with other Grace moms.
See you there!

 

 

CALLING ALL CHILDREN AND YOUTH VOLUNTEERS!

We will be holding our annual Children’s Ministries Policy and
Protection meeting for ALL children’s volunteers!

Please make plans to attend just one of the three times offered:

Sunday, February 3rd 9:15am,
Sunday, February 10th 9:15am or 12:15 pm

Room 204

 

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—Jill Ellis and Jane Hoadley                  
Worship—Leeann Gibson, Tininaa Mornah, Cynthia Simar, Marlene Shear, Greg Shear, Kara Farris, and Kyle Volant.


NEXT WEEK.
Sunday School—Shannon Davidson and Kay Dean   
Worship—Janis Wilbur, John David, Jenny David, Fawn Shear, Daniel Shear, Chip Whipple and Lydia Whipple.

 

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SUNDAY NIGHT KID’S CLUB!

Holiday Schedule:  Kid’s Club will resume on February 3rd.

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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

MEN OF GRACE WINTER CONFERENCE:Jan 25-26, 2019
Please join us for the Men of Grace Winter Conference "Perseverance Through Suffering While Worshiping", a teaching on 1 Peter 1:1-9.  This year's conference will be held right here at Grace, starting with a catered dinner Friday night at 6 pm ($10) and a teaching until 9 PM.  Saturday will start with a pancake breakfast at 8 AM ($5) with teaching and break-out sessions from 9 AM- 12 PM.  All other costs are covered by the church; if you can't make both sessions feel free to attend whichever session you can.  Bring a friend or neighbor to hear a great message from Rev. Bob Davis.  Email invitations will be sent out shortly, or contact Joe Robinson (843-670-3534) or any of the men's ministry leadership team for more information.

 


OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

 

W&L’S CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETY
Many of the law students who attend Grace are members of W&L’s Christian Legal Society (CLS). CLS hosts regular meetings at the law school—including Bible studies and dinner. This semester, CLS is asking for volunteers to prepare dinner for our weekly Bible studies. Our meetings take place at 6:30 PM on Tuesdays at the law school. If you feel called to assist us, please email Natey Kinzounza at kinzounza.n@law.wlu.edu. Approximately 10-15 students typically attend our Bible study. We appreciate any help you can give us.

 

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”

January: Canned fruit in juice or low-sodium vegetables
February: Cake, cookie, or muffin mix
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