Announcements

Announcements for
June 23- June 29

 

WOMEN OF GRACE

Join us at the home of Jill Powers for
Girls’ Night Out and Bonfire Lights
(Farm Entrance-104 Fredericksburg Rd., Lexington)

Tuesday, June 25 from 7:00-9:00pm

Please RSVP by  Monday, June 24
540-688-8075 or jillianmichellephoto@gmail.com


SAVE THE DATE!
Please join us for a time of prayer! Our church family plans to meet to pray for the Persecuted Church, 3 pm, on July 28th.  And do plan to stay afterwards for ice cream and fellowship.  For more information contact  Mark Stoneburner (845-662-2020, mpstoneburner@verizon.net) or Patty Stoneburner (845-662-6204,  pmstoneburner@verizon.net).
 

COMFORT CARE WOMEN’S HEALTH
Thank you for partnering with Comfort Care Women’s Health in the Baby Bottle Campaign!  If you’ve not already done so, please remember to return them to Grace (commons or church office) as soon as possible.  Please fill them with prayers and loose change, cash or checks.

 

SUMMER TEACHING FELLOWSHIPS

The Book of Joshua- Meeting in 206
                "The book of Joshua is meant to convict, not merely to inform; to comfort not merely to enlighten. The book of Joshua is preaching material beamed to Israel in the form of historical narrative. We need to see that "history in the Old Testament is a declaration from God about God.'" (from the Forward of the Commentary by Ralph Davis) 
                This teaching fellowship is not a biblical history lesson but through the class teaching and discussion will help define your history with Jesus, will open the windows into your present temptations, and will foreshadow your future which God is preserving for you. This class can do that because God's work in Israel is also His work in us today.  The book of Joshua is God's sermon intended to change hearts and actions by infiltrating our hearts and minds with the warnings from Israel's unfaithfulness, showing the grace that comes from His gracious presence, and describes the overwhelming truth of His presence that never falters.
                Reading the chapters from the book of Joshua advance of the class will provide a dual advantage to all who attend. It will get you into the Scriptures and give practical explanation and application that will feed your soul.
                The class is led by Wayne Dymacek, Greg Gearheart, and Greg Shear
 
Identity Theft:  Reclaiming the Truth of Who We Are in Christ – Meeting in 204
                "Remember who you are not who you were" is the teaching theme of this class.  Sin and the tempter attempt to tell you that you are still defined by the sin that remains. You are not. You are free of the old, made in God's image, beloved by the Father, redeemed by the Son, filled with the Holy Spirit, Connected to the church, clothed in splendor, reaping a reward, shining brightly in the darkness, a citizen of His Kingdom. (List is from the chapter titles.)
                This class will help you maintain and grow in the reality of being a New Creation in Christ Jesus by shredding the false and focusing on what is true of you in Christ. It will encourage you in repentance, in faith, and in the reality of Jesus' work in you.
                Leading the class will be Tom Roberts, Lucas Morel, and Curt Wilbur.

 
Why in the World Do We Think That?- The Teachings Satan Tried to Pervert – Meeting in 201
                This Teaching Fellowship will examine the teaching of the Bible on controversial subjects that are fundamental to our faith and so have been challenged throughout history. These make the difference between the Christian and the almost Christian impacting our future as well as our present day walk with Jesus. They are: The Bible, the Incarnation, the Trinity, Justification, and Sanctification.
                We'll discuss the teaching of Scripture, short writings from past Saints as they defended the truth, and why it matters to our walk with Jesus.
                This class is led by Paul Carter and Mark Stoneburner.


 

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—Elizabeth Roberts and John Pearson                
Worship—Janis Wilbur, John David, Jenny David, Fawn Shear, Daniel Shear, Marlene Shear and Greg Shear.
 
NEXT WEEK

Sunday School—Tom Roberts and Shannon Davidson              
Worship—Angie Fafatas, Sophia Fafatas, Jan Kirkham, Betty Anderson, Leslie Potter, and Matt Schucker.

 

 Men of Grace
 

Plan on attending the Grace Men's Dinner on Monday, July 15th, at the Carters' home (60 Shaner Hill Drive, Lexington)! Dinner is at 6:30pm, followed by a testimony from Bob Gordon. Cost: $10. For more information or to RSVP please call or email John Merkel (757-386-7007, sjohnmerkel@aol.com) or Paul Sulewski (973-919-2060, paulsulewski@gmail.com). Mark your calendar now for the other dates in the Grace Summer Men's Dinner series: 8/19, and 9/16!).

 


OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE


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”


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/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ROAR Grace VBS in Review, June 3-6, 2019 Photos