May 20- May 26

We give thanks to God for His gracious mercy as Libby Pearson comes today to profess her faith in Jesus as her Savior. We are grateful for her and for her family's ministry with and to us.

Congratulations to the Graduates of Rockbridge High School, VMI, and W&L. Our Graduates from Rockbridge High School are:
Quinn Hoover, Ellison Morel, Chris Sedovy, & Suzanna Stoneburner.
We celebrate with you and will be praying for you as you go from here!


The Justice Ministry is hosting a Dessert Thursday, May 31 in support of Street Ransom, a local ministry rescuing trafficked girls in our region.  If you are interested in more information, or to sign up, please see Robin Moore or Michael Anderson, or email of  The event is at Grace, from 6:30 - 8:00 and child care is available.

We need strong arms and backs to help set up the sanctuary immediately following the service NEXT Sunday, May 27, for the Justice Ministry dessert.  Please consider staying for 15-20 minutes to place tables and chairs.  Thank you!!!!


For 30 days beginning May 6, 2018 and ending June 5, 2018 church members are invited to nominate individuals to the office of elder or deacon whom they believe possess the gifts and character to serve as an officer in Christ’s church.  The Nomination Form and explanation of the process is available in the Commons.  Prior to submitting this form, please:

•               Review the requirements for the office of elder in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9 and/or the office of deacon in I Timothy
•               Pray that the Lord would give you wisdom and insight as to whom to recommend for nomination.
•               Ask the individual you wish to nominate if he is willing to serve.


Members are always welcome to borrow equipment from the church. Before you do, please tell Ruth Peaden, our office manager, what you need and when you will need it. We have several events and requests for building use these days and so appreciate notification so we can make sure everybody has what they need when they need it. Ruth's email is or call the church at 463-2374.


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).

Please consider bringing in the following items at your earliest convenience to help us as we prepare to Cast Off for a great VBS: Toilet paper roll tubes, Paper towel tubes, Newspaper,

Brown paper bags, Round Oatmeal Cartons, Large quilts or blankets


If you can cut, tape, and/or paint—WE NEED YOU!
Meet us at 9:00 am upstairs in room 205.
Wed., May 23rd
Wed, May 30th
Thurs, May 31


SHIPWRECKED!-- Rescued by Jesus!
Cast off with us in a faith-building adventure:

Vacation Bible School for rising preK-rising 5th grade
Monday, June 4 - Thursday, June 7, (9:00 am-11:30 am)

This VBS is going to be oceans of FUN!
This is going to be the best week of Summer!

Register online


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—Jill Ellis and Jane Hoadley                  
Worship—Leeann Gibson, Matt Schucker, Mike Sexton, Jenni Sexton, Kitty Burke, Mark Stoneburner and Patty Stoneburner.

Sunday School--Shannon Davidson and Sylvia Kirgis                
Worship—Kay Dean, John David, Jenny David, Fawn Shear, Daniel Shear, Chip Whipple, and Lydia Whipple





Plan on attending the Grace Men's Dinner on Monday, May 21st, at the Calhouns' home (56 Crimson Lane, Lexington)! Dinner is at 6:30pm, followed by a testimony from Mark Coddington. Cost: $10. For more information or to RSVP please call or email Joe Robinson ((843) 670-3534, Mark your calendar now for the other dates in the Grace Summer Men's Dinner series: 6/18, 7/23, 8/20, and 9/24!





Habitat Hotel is a fundraising event for Rockbridge Habitat for Humanity.  Habitat Hotel places W&L parents into local homes for W&L’s Parents Weekend (Sept. 28-29).  The parents donate money per night to Rockbridge Habitat instead of paying for a motel room. Habitat needs to find host homes now so we will know how many parents we can accommodate.  Please consider being a host! You would provide a bedroom and bathroom (not shared). You do not have to provide any meals. For more information, please contact Jackie Calhoun or 463-2006. 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