Announcements

Announcements for
October 25- October 31



NAMETAG TIME

Today, and continuing through the month of October, nametags will be available in the Commons for everyone. 
We encourage all to participate as we welcome students and newcomers to Grace.

 



COMMUNION NEXT WEEK
Next Sunday we will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper as a part of our Worship.  Please take some time this week to prepare your hearts.



NIGHT OF HOPE
Please join the GPC Justice Ministry Saturday, Nov 19, 2020 for a Facebook Live Presentation, Night of Hope, hosted by Street Ransom.  Learn about the powerful work Street Ransom is doing to combat sex trafficking and the exploitation of girls in our area.  We will hear from the team at Street Ransom, as well as from a survivor of sex trafficking, and a Christian music artist. 

Due to COVID-19, capacity is limited to 90 people. We will be practicing social distancing, as well as request everyone wear a mask.  Masks and hand sanitizer will be available. Doors open at 6:30, presentation is from 7:00PM-8:00PM.  Light refreshments provided!

Please RSVP by Nov. 9, 2020 to: 
https://www.jotform.com/streetransom/Grace-Presbyterian
or justice@gracerockbridge.org

 


THE ELDERS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE OFFICE OF ELDER AND DEACONS.
As of January 1, 2021, the Board of Elders will need two new Elders and the Board of Deacons will need 2 new Deacons.
Our process is that nominations from the congregation from October 18 through November 15, 2021. The qualifications for office are found in I Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Before turning in the nomination, the individual you wish to nominate must be asked if he is willing to serve. If they are willing, give the nomination to Paul, Greg Shear (Elders), or David Carter (Deacons). The Election will take place following their examination by the Elders.

 

MINISTRY MEALS: GET SIGNED UP NOW!
Friends!  We offer meals to the congregation for many different life circumstances.  This is all done in-house and we would love for you to be part of it!  Being in this group doesn't require that you sign up every time a need goes out-you are able to choose based on your availability to serve!  If you are not already receiving these emails and you would like to, please send Emily Danner a message at emilyericson3@gmail.com.  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).

 

IT'S TIME FOR OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES!
What a great way to share the love of Jesus with children around the world.
It's as easy as.....
*pick up an instruction pamphlet and OCC shoebox at church any time after Sunday, October 18
*pack your box with one "WOW" item and small toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and accessories (as listed)
*mark your pamphlet with appropriate age and gender (as instructed)
*bring in to church on Friday, November 6 from 3:30-5 for snacks and playground time with friends

 

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
THIS WEEK:   Hayden Carter, Buddy Powers, Jill Powers, and Kyle Volant
NEXT WEEK:   Janis Wilbur, Abbey Gilbert, Lora Volant and Marlene Shear
 



OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE


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