February 18- February 25

This Sunday, we welcome to our pulpit Rev. Andy Wood. Andy is the Reformed University Campus Pastor at Va. Tech. And we welcome students involved in Va. Tech RUF who will lead our music. Thank you all for making the trip from Blacksburg to lead us in worship.

We need strong able-bodied people to help move chairs and set up tables in the sanctuary immediately after the service on Sunday, Feb. 18 in order to prepare for the Rafiki chili cook-off that night.  Many hands make light work.  Thank you!


A Note from Dave and Sally Clinton:
Dear Grace Family, What a blessing it has been to be a part of such a loving body of believers at Grace! We will miss you dearly, but hope to be back for visits.  We are so grateful for each one who helped us pack, load & all who prayed for us along the way. Lovingly, Dave & Sally Clinton

Dave and Sally Clinton would love for you to stay in touch with them. 
Their new address is P.O. Box 703, Paris, IL 61944



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.    



Don't miss the church-wide Chili Cook-Off, Sunday, February 18th at 5:00 pm. 
This fun and delicious event will be to highlight the upcoming Summer Rafiki Mission Trip and provide an opportunity to be financially and prayerfully involved with the two teams from Grace who are going!
Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the most prize-worthy. We look forward to seeing you there!
Following dinner, normal children’s Sunday evening activities will proceed as usual. Nursery provided.


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 order to avoid confusion and to provide for the safest environment for our precious little ones, please have only a parent or designated adult pick up the children after Sunday School and Worship. This applies to:

*All Nurseries     *Children's Church     *Sunday School Classes second grade and below
Thank you for helping out in this way.


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

Vacation Bible School for rising preK-rising 5th grade
Monday, June 4 - Thursday, June 7
This VBS is going to be oceans of FUN!
We hope to see you there!



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—Shannon Davidson and David Carter              
Worship: Janis Wilbur, Chris Handy, John David, Jenny David, Mary Turbeville, Chris Baldwin, and Madeline Baldwin.

Sunday School—Chad Danner and Emily Dannner                      
Worship: Angie Fafatas, Sophia Fafatas, Clara Fleshman, Becky Fleshman, Scott Fleshman, Natalie Fleshman, and Thom/Jill Brashears




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.



Sunday Nights 5-6:15pm! 
All middle and high school students are welcome. 
Come catch up with friends over snacks, sing, open God’s word together and play some games!



Women of Grace Winter and Spring Events

February 22 - Girl's Night Out, Napa Thai, 6:30 pm
March 5 - Testimony Night, Julie Carter's home, 7 pm
April 7 - Spring Retreat at Grace, more information coming soon!

Standing invitation to walk the local trails with other Grace women. Meet at Jordan's Point at 10 am the second Saturday of each month throughout the spring (2/10, 3/10, 4/14, and 5/12).


Girls' Night Out
Join the Women of Grace for a Girls' Night Out at Napa Thai, 24 North Main Street in Lexington. We'll meet at 6:30 on Thursday, February 22, to spend a few hours honoring our sisterhood in Christ. It is the middle of the week, which can be a very busy time, so even if you're only able to stop by for a few minutes, we would love to see you!


Women of Grace Testimony Night
Save the Date! March 5th at 7:00 pm.

This is a wonderful event with sweet fellowship, yummy snacks, and best of all - the opportunity to hear the story of God's work in the lives of our very dear Grace sisters!




MNA SecondCareer Seeking Regional Specialists
Individuals are needed to represent Mission to North America’s SecondCareer Ministry in geographic regions across the continent.  Established in 2012, the purpose of the ministry is to match PCA church plants, churches, and other PCA ministries that have a need for skilled help with PCA adult volunteers of all ages who have the needed skills and the time to contribute.  Regional Specialists promote the ministry of MNA SecondCareer, seek out church planters and ministries that would benefit from volunteer help, assist in recruiting volunteers, and inspire a spirit of volunteerism in local churches.   They should be active members of a PCA congregation (preferably an Elder or Deacon), have strong management experience, and be detail oriented.  The position is paid by support-raising. For more information, please contact Barbara Campbell, MNA SecondCareer Facilitator, or 804-339-5005.


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


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. 


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!



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