Grace Presbyterian Church longs to make the amazing grace of the good news of the gospel known. As we look at the brokenness around us, in our relationships, work, world, and even our own hearts, we oftentimes are left asking, Who will make this right…who can make me right? The good news is that though we are unable to fix, mend, and heal, God is both able and willing. GPC is not a place of people who have it together, but rather a place of those who are seeking God’s amazing grace.
Wherever you find yourself in this journey, we will walk with you as God transforms us together and magnifies his grace in and through us.
Our current sermon series for Advent is based upon the Great O Antiphons. This Sunday’s antiphon was O Root of Jesse from Isaiah 11:1-10. You may read more of Pastor Edwards’ thoughts about the antiphon on his blog: backwardmutters.com.
On September 22, we begin an new small group course, Life Explored. If you have any, questions, please contact Pastor Randy at the church office.
What are the longings and hopes you have? To what do we look for satisfaction of those promises? Life Explored is an exposes on the many false means we look to for satisfaction and where we might find true fulfillment and meaning.
This year our Vacation Bible School will be July 11th – 14th from 6:15 to 8 pm. We are asking parents to pre register their children by calling the church office at 993-1305 ext. 10 and leaving your children’s names, grade or birthday if in preschool, and whether or not you would like to make reservations for dinner.
Dinner will be provided each night at a cost of $9 per person for the entire week. We do ask that parents remain with their children for the duration of the meal.
Please arrive early on the 11th to fill out the registration form or you may drop by the church office between the hours of 9 am and 1 pm, Monday through Friday to avoid waiting in line on the 11th.
In preparation for Easter, a group will be gathering at 6:30pm on Thursday evenings for six weeks at the Edwards’ home for a soup dinner and discussion on the book, How Dante Can Save Your Life by Rod Dreher. Our first gathering will be on February 11. If you are interested in participating, please let Pastor Randy know.
There are three tracks you can follow.
The first is to simply read along with Dreher’s book.
If the book is not your bag, you may want to listen to the Great Courses audio course, Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Each of the tracks can be purchased through GPC’s e-store HERE. And you will need to get started ASAP in order to keep up. Here is a link to the Dining with Dante Reading Guide, so that you may see our assignments and questions. In addition, if you’re not able to join us Thursday but would like to follow along, please do!
A lot is going on over the next couple of weeks, and you don’t want to miss out on what’s going on!
Beginning September 13, we have several programs starting up. Firstly, we begin our Sunday Morning Grow in Grace study: Walking with Bunyan through Pilgrim’s Progress. After an introductory week, our reader’s theater troop, led by Josh Iley, will present a reader’s theater adaptation of the content for that week’s lesson followed by application and discussion led by Larry Clagett. This gathering is for the entire family. Our reader’s theater will be based on The Dangerous Journey a children’s book adaptation of Pilgrim’s Progress.
In addition, on Sunday evenings our children’s and youth ministry gatherings begin. Sunday Night Fellowship continues weekly from 6:00-7:30pm. In addition, there are several Home Fellowship Groups which will be launching during that time. Speak with Pastor Randy if you have questions.
The following weekend Grace House Preschool will be holding their Consignment Sale on September 18-19. There are opportunities to consign and help through the week and weekend. Speak with Lori Dell’Arena if you have questions.
Lastly, the weekend concludes with a return to a fall favorite, GPC’s Fall Barbecue on September 20 from 6-8pm. A-M brings a side dish and N-Z bring a dessert. The church will provide buns, paper products, and drinks. Hope to see you there!
You said it, didn’t you? #gotcha! The Princess Bride will be shown in the pavilion @gracekville on July 19th at dusk (about) 9:00pm. Misfits, giants, pirates, and ladies in waiting welcome! RUS’s? Stay in the Fire Swamp.