Announcements

Announcements

November 19-November 26

 

Gwenn Gearheart, Greg Gearheart's mother, went to be with the Lord this past week following heart surgery last week. Lisa and Greg ask for your prayers for Greg’s father, Frank, and the rest of the Gearheart family as they grieve and mourn Gwenn's passing.

 

COMMUNION NEXT WEEK
Next Sunday we will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper as a part of our Worship.  Please take some time this week to prepare your hearts.


EXAM WEEK GOODY BAGS
As am encouragement to our W&L and VMI students, we will be preparing about 50 exam week goody bags for them, and are asking for your help in supplying the contents.  We will need items such as: homemade cookies or brownies (2 per zip-lock bag, please), microwave popcorn, apples, clementines, trail mix, tea bags and hot chocolate packets.  Please contact Sally Clinton at sallyclnanna3@gmail.com or 540-460-5804, to let her know what you will be bringing.  Please have all donations labeled “college Exam Snacks” and have them delivered to the church kitchen no later than Saturday, December 2 at 9:00 am.

 

KIDS CLUB CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Please mark your calendars now and plan to join our church family as our Kids Club leads us  to the Christ-child with their songs of worship and scripture readings. They have been working hard preparing and we hope you can come and celebrate Jesus' birth with us!
Sunday, December 10th at 5:00pm

 

CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS
To reserve poinsettias for the Sanctuary this Christmas season, please complete and order form (found in your bulletin or in the commons) or reserve yours on the church website: http://www.gracerockbridge.org/christmas-poinsettias Please note the deadline this year is December 5.


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.


ELDERS MEETING The Elders will be meeting Monday evening, the 20th,  at 7:30 pm.  Please speak to Paul or Curt before then if there is anything you would like to bring to them.
                                             

GETTY CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Keith and Kristyn Getty will perform “Sing: An Irish Christmas”, 7:00 pm, Tuesday, December 19th at the Berglund Center in Roanoke. Tickets are on sale at theberglundcenter.com

                                                        

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).

 

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—Julie Carter and Jill Brashears            
Worship—Sylvia Kirgis, Laura Pearson, Marion Pearson, Maxwell Pearson, John Pearson, Terry Volant, and Karen Ewen
 

NEXT WEEK:
Sunday School—Jan Kirkham, and Kay Dean               
Worship—Julie Carter, Tom Roberts, Elizabeth Roberts, Dave Clinton, Sally Clinton, Karen Kester, and Matt Schucker

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SUNDAY NIGHT KID’S CLUB!


KIDS CLUB HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:
November 26 - NO Kids Club
December 3 - Final Kids Club for Fall 5:00-6:15
December 9 - Dress Rehearsal for Christmas Program 9:30-11:15
December 10 - KIDS CLUB CHRISTMAS PROGRAM 5:00
Kids Club will resume on January 21


 

YOUTH GROUP


YOUTH GROUP HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
November 26- No Youth Group
December 3- Final Youth Group for Fall
Youth Group will resume on January 21


 

WOMEN OF GRACE
 

 FALL EVENTS

Monday, December 18th at 7:00 pm- A Night of Worship and Fellowship at the church


 

 

Men at Grace

The Men’s Thursday Evening Bible Study will have their last meeting for this year on December 14, 2017. We will break for the holidays and resume our regular schedule on January 11, 2018.

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

 

MISSION TRIP TO ZACAPA GUATEMALA
James Cook is again leading the yearly family friendly mission trip to Zacapa Guatemala for the purpose of the construction of water purification systems, healthcare evaluations, and evangelism.  In the past, this trip has included people from our church, our greater community, and people from Liberty University.  It takes place from May 26 through June 2, 2018 and costs $1960.00. For more information on how to be involved in this ministry, contact: James Cook rjcook@liberty.edu

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!


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
We are thankful for Tom Roberts, who has volunteered to serve as Grace's coordinator for the  Habitat Disciple's Build 2017. Please contact Tom (804-514-1052, troberts722@gmail.com) with questions or to participate.

The 2017 Faith Build with Habitat For Humanity will build a house in our neighborhood for Mac and Olivia Smiley who currently live in a trailer that is sinking into what was once a landfill.

 

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 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 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. 

 

FLOWERS IN THE SANCTUARY
Providing flowers is a beautiful way to serve our congregation and we are grateful for the flowers that have been provided by Lil Abbe, Barbara O’Shields, Patti Hammond and Tulley Raetz. However, several of these ladies are ready to pass the mantle to the next generation.  If you would like to become involved with this ministry by providing or arranging flowers for  a particular Sunday, please contact Lil Abbe at (540) 464-8622.

 

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/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Men's Dinner & Testimony, September 27, 2017 Photos