Announcements

Announcements for
July 14- July 20

Mark and Dana Coddington present their son Caleb for the sign of covenant baptism.
We give thanks for him and for his family and their ministry to us all.

 

 

JUSTICE MINISTRY PRAYER TIME
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, July 21  at 9:00 in the conference room.

 

HOUSING REQUEST AND ROOMMATE HELP FOR NEW RUF INTERN
Abby Windsor is moving to Lexington at the end of the summer to be the new intern with Reformed University Fellowship at W&L.  If you know about good affordable housing options or any women looking for a roommate, please contact Lewis Lovett at (434) 422-2200 or lewis.lovett@ruf.org.  THANKS!

 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
The Congregational Meeting set for July 28th has been postponed
to a later date to be announced.

 

PRAYERS FOR THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
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).
 

CALLING ALL GRACE MOMS AND KIDS!

Please join us for another summer opportunity to "Serve and Sun"
Wednesday, July 17 9:30-1:00
We will meet at the RARA Food Pantry (350 Spotswood Dr.) to help make food distribution boxes for  some of our Rockbridge country friends and neighbors.
Then we will gather in the Pearsons backyard (607 Ross Road) for a picnic lunch. 
Please bring a blanket and bagged lunch. Drinks, popsicles, creek and sprinklers provided!
Hope to see you there. RSVP to laurabpearson@gmail.com

 

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—Jan Kirkham and Kay Dean
Worship—Julie Carter, Mark Stoneburner, Patty Stoneburner, Debbie Price, Karen Ewen and Maggie Lovett.
 
NEXT WEEK

Sunday School—Sylvia Kirgis and Kara Farris             
Worship—Hayden Carter, Scott Ewen, Kara Farris, Anna Grant, Terry Volant 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: $5. 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”

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