Announcements

Announcements for
October 20 - October 26

There will be a brief congregational meeting following Worship for the purpose of electing Russell Williams to the office of Ruling Elder.


ELDERS MEETING MONDAY
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.


LADIES’ THURSDAY EVENING RAFIKI BIBLE STUDY
The ladies’ Thursday evening Bible study is concluding the book of Ruth.
There are a few seats available, if you think you’ve missed out! We will begin a 20 week study of the book of Hebrews on Thursday, November 7th. If you are interested, please contact Ronda Dove at 540-570-4747 or doveronda@gmail.com


CHURCH MEMBERSHIP CLASS
Have you been visiting or regularly attending Grace and interested in learning more about becoming a member of our church family?  A Church Membership class will be offered Nov. 8-9 (Fri. 7-8, Sat. 9-11am) where you can learn more about the vision for ministry of Grace and how you can be involved.  To sign up or receive more information please contact Nat Davidson (nat@gracerockbridge.org)

 

AN EVENING OF PRAISE
Join us for an evening of Praise and Worship. Saturday, November 9th from 5-6pm
During this extended time of praise we will hear God’s word, pray and sing some new and well known music led by our Grace musicians.

 

Foster Rockbridge Dinner
Nov. 15th 5:30-8pm. Join us for an FREE dinner (childcare provided)!  We have a great need in Rockbridge County.  Come to learn about foster care process, understand our community’s need for loving foster homes, and discover tangible ways to support foster families. We will hear directly from foster families and agencies.  Contact Kay Dean (Kay Dean kaydean53@comcast.net) or Shannon Davidson (davidson.shannon@gmail.com) for more information.
 

SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 pm at the Hillel House at W&L,
 the Grace Presbyterian Church Justice Ministry is hosting:
 Combating Sex Trafficking in the Shenandoah Valley:
A Conversation with those on the Front Line.
 
This lively round-table discussion will feature speakers from Street Ransom (a Christian after-care ministry), Law Enforcement, Legal Representatives, and Health Care Specialists.
 Dessert and refreshments will be provided, and there will be a Q&A with the audience. Speak with Robin Moore, Michael Anderson, or Bob Richardson for more details.

 

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—Chad Danner and Kay Dean                              
Worship—Kay Dean, Greg Shear, Marlene Shear, Matt Schucker, and Cynthia Simar.

NEXT WEEK
Sunday School—Sylvia Kirgis and Julie Carter                             
Worship—Hayden Carter, Laura Pearson, Maxwell Pearson, Terry Volant Anna Grant, SJ Bennington.

 

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.

 


Middle School Youth
Meets at Grace
5:00-6:15
FMI Contact:

David Carter (540) 460-5936
 Hayden Carter (252) 917-2041
Matt Hypes (540) 805-0014


 


OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

 

MNA Second Career
Grace Community Church of Cherokee, NC (PCA) is seeking a couple with gifts of hospitality and administration, coupled with a basic knowledge of construction, to assist in hosting Short-Term Mission Teams.  Tasks include evaluating work projects in the community to assess supplies needed, purchasing supplies, coordinating with volunteer staff to help guide the ST teams, assigning housing for the teams, and keeping track of expenses.  Would need to be available March-July, and no cost RV hookups and on-site housing options are available.  Further details can be found at the link below.  Maybe you or someone you know would like to serve in this way.  Anyone interested in this Opportunity to Serve should contact Barbara Campbell, MNA SecondCareer Facilitator, at bcampbell@pcanet.org or 804-339-5005. https://pcamna.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Opportunity-1272B-ST-Mission-Director-Grace-Ministry.pdf

 

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 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”
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