- Per our inclement weather policy there will be no Adult Sunday School December 10th.
- Worship will be held at 10:30am for those able to travel safely. The church sidewalks are clear and have been treated.
- The Ladies’ Tea rescheduled for Sunday has been cancelled.
- The Mission’s Luncheon which was to follow the worship service has been cancelled.
- Repeat the Sounding Joy has been postponed till December 17 at 6:00pm.
With Advent, GPC begins a new church calendar year. GPC is entering into the Advent season of preparation in a number of ways.
Firstly, new banners have been created and installed in the sanctuary. GPC is so blessed to have gifted and generous needle workers. Thank you Gail and Linda for your beautiful work. (Fun fact: Gail and Linda also teamed up last year to make the beautiful paraments which are displayed as well).
In addition, several artists have been working together to create a multi-media exhibit centered our Sunday morning theme: Where Are You? The installation of the exhibit will progress each Sunday as we imaginatively walk to Bethlehem.
Adah Freeman, is a gifted portrait artist, who has drawn an image of the complexity of the news of Genesis 3:15 in which we see both the shame of sin and the hope of redemption in this portrait, Adam and Eve.
Asher McClain is doing a wonderful job capturing each week’s theme with pyrography. Below is his first creation based on this week’s theme, Hope. See how he pictures the tree from which springs the hope of restoration.
Pastor Edwards is writing some poetry on each week’s theme. You may read his first poem on his blog, Backward Mutters.
Lastly, GPC Worship Leader, Michael Kuehn, has been writing beautiful lyrics and music for the Advent exhibit. His first piece, “Adam,” takes us into the beauty of creation, the tragedy of ruin, and the hope of redemption. Here are his lyrics.
We hope you will join us as we prepare to celebrate God with Us as we walk to Bethlehem.
Pyrography, “Hope” © Asher McClain 2017
Portrait “Adam and Eve” © Adah Freeman 2017
Lyrics and Music, “Adam” © Michael Kuehn 2017
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GPC’s Ashes to Eternity Lent to Easter exhibit, reception, and discussion is set for Sunday, April 30 at 6pm in the church foyer. Come see and hear artists: Jennifer Edwards, Randy Edwards, and Asher McClain share their work. A brochure containing high definition images as well as a compilation of all the poetry and artwork explanations is available for download HERE. Hope to see you there.
What a full week of remembering and walking together with Jesus through Passion Week. Here are a few pictures of this week’s installments of Ashes to Eternity. Aren’t they beautiful?After the devastation of Good Friday when the Son of Man died and the Temple curtain rent, our Saturday is spent coming to terms with what happened. Then we have this wonderful sentence from Luke, “But on the first day of the week…” (Luke 24:1). I am so grateful to all who have made this week special, and tomorrow?
Crossway has a helpful guide of the events which took place during Passion Week. Click the picture below to view and follow along.