August 19-August 25


This week marks the beginning of sermons on Psalms 31 through 34 around the theme “Victims of Steadfast Love” exploring the life of the believer as we live in light of the presence of God.


Gathering at John and Lisa Aulbach’s, 335 Wheatlan Drive, for our first of the season, once-a-month, Sunday lunch on August 19th immediately following worship.

On September 9th at 5:15, we will meet at church for our second annual Movements of Grace gathering. As last year, there will be displays in the Commons of the various ministries of the church and a time of thanksgiving for the ministry of the past year and what to expect for this coming year as the Lord leads this church body. It will last 50 minutes and babysitting is provided.



 September 9th will begin our Fall Teaching Fellowships. This semester’s offerings are:

Parenting (‘nuff said) -  meeting in 206
Led by Lucas and Cherie Morel, Lewis Lovett, and John Pearson, this teaching fellowship focuses on the biblical teaching and practice of raising our children. The discussions will include topics of calling, long-term process, authority, character development, giving of grace, and finding mercy in the context of being a parent. The class is based on the Bible along with a book “Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family” by Paul David Tripp.

What’s Stopping Me? The Chief Hindrance to Growth in Christ- meeting in 204
Led by Michael Anderson, Joe Robinson, and Curt Wilbur. The Apostle Paul taught us that this life as a Christian is a spiritual battleground and that the enemy is the sin nature that remains within all of us. This teaching fellowship is based on the book “The Enemy Within” by Kris Lundgaard and promises to expose a pivotal teaching of Scripture that many Christians have forgotten. The discussion will center on Romans 7 and the Scriptural teachings of resting in the gospel, putting to death the sin that remains, and so growing as a believer into greater Christlikeness.

Genesismeeting in 201
Led by Russell Williams, Wayne Dymacek, and Paul Damerell. This class continues its overview of biblical teaching by working through the book of beginnings called Genesis. God’s work of creating and developing a people for Himself, sin’s threats to that work, and the continuing process of the fulfillment of God’s plan to bless the whole world through one broken family are explored and applied to our lives today.

Grace Together - meeting in Room 203.
This is for all who are interested in membership in this church. It is a weekly discussion dealing with various subjects related to how the local church is a body of believers that God brings together as His instrument towards our greater holiness and deeper discipleship. It is a discussion led by Paul Carter and guests along the way.



We need 2 people to coordinate our church's efforts to help the September through November "Faith Build" Habitat house going up in the neighborhood above us. Please see Paul or Tom Roberts for more information on the responsibilities.



The annual Fall Picnic will be held after church on September 23 at McKeethan Park.
More information to follow…..


Our church is starting a new ministry this fall for men and women who seek to develop a deeper understanding on a range of topics that impact everyday Christian life.  The concept of a mentoring ministry is to provide a platform for both mentor (leader/teacher) and mentee (participant/student) in which both parties learn from each other in a semi-structured environment.  The mentors are not "experts" in their topic but have a heart to share their experience with a fellow Christian, using a book, video series or other resource as a basis for the study.

Here are a few highlights describing the program:

  • This ministry is a joint effort by the Men's and Women's Ministries to provide a platform for building relationships with other adults at Grace. Mentor/Mentee relationships will be single gender.
  • Topics being offered this fall will be published in August with mentee sign-ups starting in late August. 
  • The first mentor/mentee meetings will kick-off in October and run through April 2019.  One meeting per month between mentor/mentee is the recommended frequency so as not to overburden either party (a total of 6-8 meetings, depending on the group's desire).  Meeting times and locations that work best will be determined by each mentor/mentee team.
  • The program will formally end in April; it is purposely not an ongoing mentoring relationship.  New mentors and topics will be developed during the summer for roll-out each fall.
  • If there is more than one mentee interested in each topic, up to three mentees will be allowed to participate and will become a mentoring group (one mentor meets with up to three mentees at each session). 

Look for more information in the near future!


Children at Grace

We have a need for a paid nursery position on Tuesday mornings for Women's Bible Study:
Every Tuesday morning, starting September 18, from 9:30-11:00, in the infant room.
Please contact Laura Pearson at if you are interested.

“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!


Nursery Volunteers

Sunday School—Lucas Morel and Cherie Morel          
Worship—Angie Fafatas, Sophia Fafatas, Annalie Hoover, Emmalyn Hoover, Jessa Hoover, Marlene Shear, and Matt Schucker.

Sunday School—Jill Ellis and Jane Hoadley
Worship—Leeann Gibson, Tininaa Mornah, Mike Sexton, Jenni Sexton, Cynthia Simar, Marlene Shear, and Greg Shear.



One last swim as Summer comes to a close. 
Come out with a friend — Dinner provided

Who:  All 6th-12th Grade Students

When:  Sunday, August 19th 5-7pm

Where:  Hoovers’:  307 Overhill Dr.  Lexington



Plan on attending the Grace Men's Dinner on Monday, August 20th, at the Browns' home (538 Turkey Hill Road, Lexington)! Dinner is at 6:30pm, followed by a testimony from John Pearson. Cost: $5. For more information or to RSVP please call or email Joe Robinson ((843) 670-3534, Mark your calendar now for the final date in the Grace Summer Men's Dinner series: 9/24!





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