Announcements

Announcements for
July 12- July 18

Sunday, July 12, Gabe and Sarah Kate Pent will present their children,
Willa Anne Pent and Clementine Irene Pent,
for the sacrament of Baptism.


ELDERS MEETING
The Elders are meeting Monday night at 7:30 at church. If you have any business to be brought before them, please let Paul or Greg Shear know before the meeting.

MESSAGE FROM THE DEACONS
Dear Grace Family – There are a few folding tables and chairs that are missing from the Chair Storage Closet.  The Deacons would appreciate if you have any tables or chairs at your home to please let them know what you have and when you will be able to return them to church.  Please e-mail them at Deacons@gracerockbridge.org. Thank you!



SUMMER TEACHING FELLOWSHIP
Via Zoom July 12 - August 9 and In person @ Grace August 16 - September 20


The Epistles of John (1 John, 2 John, 3 John)
The epistles of John, addressed to Christians at the end of the first century, were written to encourage believers in the face of false teachings, to assure them of their new life in Christ, and to steer them to safe harbour. When thousands are compromising the gospel and embracing modern philosophies, these epistles can help us remain faithful to the gospel.
Led by Paul Carter, Nat Davidson and Michael Anderson.



OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE


REUSABLE MASK PROJECT
Kay Lera of 50 Ways Rockbridge is coordinating an effort to provide reusable masks for Rockbridge County Schools.  The goal is to provide two masks for each child on Free and Reduced Lunch.  In 2019 there were 1102 kids on free and 176 on reduced lunch. Kay has been working with a team of mask makers from Lex Pres and Manly Memorial.   Kay will provide a template for the masks.  And Grace  Episcopal will coordinate the collection and distribution. Please let Paul know if you are interested in more information on how you can help in this effort.


AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Friday, September 11, from 12:00-4:00, the American Red Cross will use the Commons for a Blood Drive. 
The Commons provides a great socially distanced space for this event to take place. 
The Red Cross has asked for 2 (4 if you need to split a shift) volunteers to help support the event by taking temps and giving out food. If you are interested, please contact Ruth Peaden and she can put you in touch with the folks from the Red Cross for more specific questions.

 

MINISTERING TO OUR COMMUNITY - RARA DONATIONS
Covid-19 has sharply increased the need for non-perishable food, diapers and infant formula at the 
Rockbridge Area Relief Association Food Pantry. To help, we are collecting:
(1) donations you are able to bring to Grace during the week between 9:00 and noon
(simply open the side door to the Commons and place them inside),
or
(2) donations you would like picked up at on your home porch
(simply contact Jane Hoadley at 540-460-4524, hoadleyjl@hotmail.com to schedule a pick-up).
 


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.  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.  If you have any questions about enrolling please talk to Jackie Coburn or Julie Carter.  Thank you!!!!

 


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/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Kid's Club @ Work - Christmas Shoeboxes, November 17, 2019 Photos