Announcements for
December 16- December 22


The beautiful poinsettias in the Sanctuary this Christmas Season have been given by:

Barbara O’Shields in memory of Morris O’Shields
Laura & Mitchell Shaner in memory of Pete and Betty Shaner
Mollie and Joe Robinson in memory of Our Mothers: Jonnie Dee Little and Joan Robinson
Mac Lynch in memory of Linda C. Lynch
Linda Irby in memory of Mr. and Mrs. D.B. Watts, Mary Irby, and Charles Irby Sr.
John & Gloria Merkel in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Sherman Merkel and  Col. & Mrs. Authur Messner
Paul & Debbie Damerell in memory of our parents
Russell & Joyce Williams in memory of our grandson, Wyatt Finnley Williams
Nancy Leach & family in memory of Don E. Leech, loving husband and father

Tom & Joyce Duckworth in honor of our Lord and Savior
Laura & Mitchell Shaner in honor of Rick and Sarah Asserson
Rick & Sylvia Kirgis in honor of our children and grandchildren

(Please make arrangements to have your poinsettia(s) picked up after church on December 30)


If you have used the key in the lockbox to get into the church and forgot to put it back,
would you leave it on Ruth’s Desk in the office, please.


The Deacons will be meeting tomorrow evening at 7:30 PM.


The Elders will be meeting tomorrow evening at 7:30 pm.  Please speak to Paul or Michael before then if there is anything you would like to bring to them.


Please join the Justice Ministry in a sweet time of prayer in support of the work of Street Ransom, International Justice Mission, and an end to human trafficking next Sunday, December 16  at 9:00 in the conference room.



December 9th through February 10

The Beatitudes (meeting in Room 201)
The Beatitudes are Jesus’ description of the lifestyle of those in the Kingdom of God. The phrases are all quite familiar to us all but not really second nature. This Teaching Fellowship will look at and discuss each successive Beatitude as God’s call to be a holy people set apart to Him in our outlook and behavior. It is a challenge to us to enjoy the Kingdom of God by living it together in a land given to other gods, other ways of thinking, and other ways of acting. This teaching fellowship is led by Russell Williams, Mark Stoneburner, and Rick Kirgis.

A Time for Confidence (meeting in Room 204)
How do we talk about the confidence we have in God and His Word to a generation that has lost confidence in both of them and in everything else? This Teaching Fellowship is a video and discussion on the Confidence that is ours in God, His Word, Christ, our Salvation, and our Hope. The intention of this Teaching Fellowship is to remind us of what is ours as believers, to equip us for conversations with those who have no such confidence, who are questioning the validity of the Faith we hold, and to encourage Christians who aren’t sure how to face the assaults against the Faith in our day. This teaching fellowship is led by various teachers.



Join us for an afternoon of fun!
All ages and experience welcome!
Sunday, January 13
Staunton Bowling Lanes
Please RSVP to Laura:


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 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!


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—.Chad Danner and Julie Carter           
Worship—Angie Fafatas, Sophia Fafatas, Jan Kirkham, Becky Fleshman, Scott Fleshman, John David, and Ann Beverly Prideaux

Sunday School—.(No Sunday School)          
Worship—Angie Fafatas, Laura Pearson, John Pearson, Marion Pearson, Maxwell Pearson, Debbie Price and Laura Shaner.



Holiday Schedule:  Kid’s Club will resume on January 27, 2019




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

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.


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