Ashes to Eternity Exhibit

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.

But on the first day…

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?

From Ashes to Eternity

Continuing each Sunday in Lent and through Easter Sunday, Asher McClain, Randy Edwards, and Jennifer Edwards will be installing an art exhibit to mirror our progress through the Lenten season and into the Easter season.

Asher McClain will be providing wood burnings which signify each week’s theme which are:  Ash, Baptism, Wilderness, Temptation, Pilgrimage, Palm, Love, Rent, and Resurrection.

Jennifer Edwards will be providing abstract, tapestry weavings which correspond to each week’s theme. With each she provides a few words to help you read the piece.

Randy Edwards will be providing poems which make use of the week’s theme and is intended to further explore and highlight its significance during Lent. He will be posting the poems on his blog, backwardmutters.com.

Randy, Asher, and Jennifer hope that both the pieces and the unfolding process will help you as you walk through this season. They also hope that we, as a community, might experience Lent to Easter more deeply as we walk with Jesus to Jerusalem and beyond.

Community Lent Services

In partnership with the Kernersville Christian Minister’s Association, these services are held each Wednesday though Lent at Main Street UMC and begin at 12pm with a short 30 min service followed by a $5.00 soup and sandwich lunch afterwards served in the Main St UMC fellowship hall.

  • March 1:  Ash Wednesday Service with Ash Imposition at the Paul J Ceiner Botanical Garden in Kernersville. Dr. Claude Kayler, Main Street UMC, Kernersville.
  • March 8:  Randy Edwards, Grace Presbyterian Church, Kernersville
  • March 15:  Eric Tang, Shiloh UMC and Mt Pleasant UMC, Germanton and Winston-Salem
  • March 22:  Phil Bauguess, ordained Moravian Minister
  • March 29:  Keith Vereen, Providence Baptist, Kernersville
  • April 5:  Amy Burton, Main Street UMC, Kernersville
  • April 12:  Pete Kunkle , First Christian Church, Kernersville

Just As I Am, Just Where I Am

GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH’S ANNUAL MISSIONS CONFERENCE IS THIS WEEKEND

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 6:30-9:00pm
We will gather Friday evening for an “eat and meet” of missions and missionaries with whom we are partnering from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hear from several local mission organizations doing ministry in North Carolina. (Souls Christus, Hope Alliance, Norman Beck-MTW Cherokee )
BBQ dinner from Prissy Polly’s! (Eastern and Lexington Style). Please sign up to bring sides, or desserts, or to help with setup or cleanup at Perfect Potluck or contact Lisa Swope.
Dance performance by Ryann Lievens and Music featuring: Solus Christus Choir, and local artist Ami Shroyer.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1:00-3:00pm
On Saturday we will be working with Out of the Garden Project from 1-3pm. This service project is open to individuals and families, and it looks to be a beautiful weekend!
We will be working at the Clifton Road Rec Center (3910 Clifton Road Greensboro) where we will likely be doing a variety of different things such as working in the raised bed gardens and cleaning inside. Please bring gloves and and yard/garden tools, cleaning supplies will be provided. The Rec Center is a strategic location for Out of the Garden Project as it is where OOTGP repackages all of the school food and Panera bread that they receive everyday. Keeping this site clean and sanitary is obviously of a high priority. We will be traveling individually to the Rec Center. If you need a ride, please let Pastor Randy know. See you there at 1pm.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19 BRUNCH at 9:30 am, WORSHIP at 10:30, and LUNCH at Noon
Brunch at 9:30am with MTW-Cherokee missionary, Norman Beck.
Worship at 10:30am with Pastor Steve Angle, who also was Grace Presbyterian’s first pastor and church planter. Steve now pastors Southside Community Church in Winston-Salem, will be preaching. (This picture was taken in 1993 as they prepared to move to North Carolina).
Fellowship Lunch at Noon. Stay and visit with our guests and for a fellowship lunch following the service.

Walking with Jesus

This winter and spring Grace will be walking with Jesus through Advent. We have observed Advent, celebrated Christmas, and reflected on the incarnation of the Son of God. Over the next few months we will be following the life of Jesus in Luke’s gospel. We continue next Sunday with the dedication of Jesus at the Temple and follow with him as he draws near and enters Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Observing the days of Passion week, we will turn to the teaching passages of Jesus in Luke and culminate with Jesus’ ascension and the giving of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

If you’re curious about the church calendar, the video (linked below) is a helpful introduction.