Announcements

Announcements

October 21- October 27
 

RAFIKI SALE
The annual Rafiki sale will be on Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Commons from 10:00-1:00.  This is a great opportunity to help support needy African widows by buying their beautiful handicrafts.  Come out and get started on your Christmas shopping!

 

It's SHOEBOX TIME!
Our Women's Bible study and Kids club will be teaming up to provide 30 Gospel Opportunities for Operation Christmas Child.  We are in need of full size shoe boxes. Please drop off in the conference room by November 4. Thank you!

 

COMMUNITY TABLE
Our church supplies desserts for Community Table in the months when there is a 5th Monday.  Our next date of service is Monday, October 29.  We will provide chocolate cupcakes with white or orange frosting for a Halloween themed dinner.  Please contact Sylvia Kirgis at 540-460-1854 or skirgis@embarqmail.com for more information or to sign up.  Thank you.

 

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
The Children’s Ministry is excited to introduce a new 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—Shannon Davidson and David Carter              
Worship—Janis Wilbur, John David, Jenny David, Mary Turbeville, Dan Turbeville, Chip Whipple, and Lydia Whipple.

NEXT WEEK
Sunday School—Chad Danner and Emily Danner        
Worship—Angie Fafatas, Sophia Fafatas, Natalie Fleshman, Becky Fleshman, Scott Fleshman, and Clara Fleshman.


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SUNDAY NIGHT KID’S CLUB!

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.

 

SENIOR HIGH BIBLE STUDY
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. Sunday's at 8:00 pm

 

Women of Grace

FREEZER WORKSHOP
This is something new we're trying, and the goal is to have a freezer full (9-12) of meals to be at the church's disposal.  We all know there are times when a crisis occurs, when a baby comes early, when someone gets sick, or it's been a particularly rough week at someone’s home.  It's going to be a great opportunity to come together and fellowship while we chop, grate, simmer and stir some meals together for whenever a need arises. We won't individually be leaving with a meal that day, but we will have recipe cards written out so you can have a new freezer meal idea to take home with you!.
It'll be a fun Saturday morning at church!

 

GIRLS' NITE OUT
Ladies, you are invited to Lisa Aulbach’s house, 335 Wheatlan Drive, on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.  Great conversations, snacks, and fun!!  If you want to carpool, please meet Laura Shaner in the Food Lion parking lot near Papa John Pizza at 6:40.  See you there!!

 

Men of Grace

 WINTER CONFERENCE
Save the Date for the 2019 Men of Grace Winter Conference!  This year we will have a 2 day conference right here at Grace so that more men can participate and at a reduced cost.  The conference speaker and topic are still being lined up but we plan on having dinner and a teaching Friday night, Jan 25th, and breakfast and a teaching Saturday morning, Jan 26th.  Please plan on attending; details to follow!

 

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

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!


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 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. 

 

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/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Women's Testimony Night, March 5, 2018 Photos