Sunday Bulletin - Grace Memorial Baptist Church

The Lord’s Day
February 1, 2015
10:30 AM
“I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up
my hands.” (Psalm 63:4)
Prelude
Call to Worship
Songs of Praise & Worship
“Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”
“Across the Lands”
“Offering”
Prayer
Greet the Family
Scripture: Maiah Benigno
Romans 12:1-8 (Pew Bible p. 1100)
Ministry of Music: “To Know You More” - Choir
Presentation of His Tithes and Our Offerings
Offertory
Congregational Song: “Today is the Day”
*Children’s Moment
Prayer: Liz Walton
Message: Pastor Peter Lohnes
“Exercising Our Spiritual Muscles”
Hymn # 277 “Take My Life and Let It Be”
The Lord’s Supper
Hymn # 286 “Blest Be the Tie that Binds” (vs 1)
Benediction
Postlude
*Children come to the front for a moment with the pastor and
middle school go out to the youth room for Bible Study Class.
Everyone is invited to join for fellowship in the Welcome Centre
after the service.
On Duty Feb 1
On Duty Feb 8
Tellers: Carolyn Lovely’s Team
Ushers: 1 Maxine Coyle, 2
Heather Akin, 3 Joey Niles, 4
Linda Lamont
Greeters: Keith & Nancy
MacNaughton
Kiosk: Sheila Dunham
Media: Patrick Kim
Sound: Kyle Ancheta
Nursery: Robin Schriver/Emily
Lohnes
Library: Donna Robinson
Tellers: Layton McClare’s Team
Ushers: 1 Vince Corey, 2 Ron
Evans, 3 Ernie O’Connell, 4
Layton McClare
Greeters: Ragnar & Sue Oborn
Kiosk: Marie Colwell
Media: Emilio Ancheta
Sound: Devan Gunaseelan
Nursery: Fran Hanson/Cndy
DeAdder
Library: Judy Neal
Deacons’ Audio Ministry
CD copies of the Services may be ordered and picked up at the
Kiosk for $2 each. Hearing aid wearers can get better reception
to hear the service by purchasing a small transistor radio to
have in the service and tuning it to 88.9 FM. Sermons are
posted weekly on the church website www.grace.nb.ca.
2015 Offering Envelopes
You may pick up your 2015 Offering Envelopes in the foyer. If
you are not currently using envelopes, please see Sheila to
receive a set for January. Pre Authorized Debit is also available
through Sheila (454-6259 or [email protected]).
Congratulations – It’s a Girl!
Congratulations to Jacqueline and Cody DeLong on the safe
arrival of their baby girl, Claire Joan, 6 lbs 10 oz on Tuesday,
January 27 at 11:39 PM. Clair is the first grandchild for Robin
and Brian Randall.
Appreciation
The Multicultural Association of Fredericton expressed their
heartfelt gratitude to our church for supporting the Holiday
Hamper project for the Ntamavukiro family from The Congo.
The Holiday Hamper project provided 28 newcomer families
(more than 100 individuals) with a fruit basket, a gift certificate
for groceries, a clothing item for their first Canadian winter and
toys for the children. Thank you for your support to enhance the
lives of many newcomers settling in Fredericton.
Worship Opportunities This Week:
Sunday, February 1
Library open 30 min before & after church.
Worship Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handbells. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Korean Sermon Discussion Class. . . . . . . .
“How to Pray for an Hour” Workshop. . . . .
Order of St Luke Healing Service. . . . . . . .
Monday, February 2
Prayer Group (Pastor Peter, parlour). . . . .
Timothy Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GriefShare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tuesday, February 3
ESL Class.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Martha Group.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prayer Group (Roger Richardson, parlour)..
DivorceCare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wednesday, February 4
Messy Church.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prayer Group (Roger Richardson, parlour)..
Thursday, February 5
Orchestra Rehearsal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choir Rehearsal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Friday, February 6
Prayer Breakfast.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
50 Hours of Prayer begins. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Prayer Hour for Breakfast group.. . . . . . . .
Bolivia Team Orientation. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Youth Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saturday, February 7
Chinese Fellowship, parlour. . . . . . . . . . . .
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Grace Memorial Baptist Church
536 Northumberland Street, Fredericton, NB E3B 3K8
Tel. 458-8527; Internet: www.grace.nb.ca;
E-mail: [email protected]
Senior Pastor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Dr. Peter Lohnes
Pastor of Family Ministries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Marilyn McCormick
Choir & Orchestra Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erma Hawkes
Seniors’ Ministry Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Robinson
Organist/Accompanist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Probert
Church Office Administrator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Sproull
Weekly Prayer Guide – February 1, 2015
Please pray for people in hospital and/or at home:
In Hospital: Agnes DeLong
At Home: Jacqueline DeLong, Stephanie Pollock, Marg Pollock,
Helen Currie, Heather Fletcher-Switzer, Ethel Smith, Maureen
Arp, Helen Ball, Mary Currie, Muriel Duplessis, Sanford Smith,
Elizabeth Sewell, Rose Marie & Paul Patterson, Georgie Boldon,
Louise Johnson, Harry Jones, Irene Boone
Windsor Court: Daisy Kelly
Shannex: Mildred Rodger, Dorothy Wilson, Anna Tennant,
Maureen Buckingham
Paradise Villa: Gladys Hemphill
Veterans’ Health Unit: Helen White
St. Anne’s Court: Evelyn Moore, Lawrence & Ruth Steeves
Pine Grove Nursing Home: Ann Carter
Convention Prayer Update
February is Black History Month. Pray for the African churches
in our African United Baptist Association. Pray for the Young
Adults gathering The Well February 6-8 at Greenhill Lake Camp.
Church to pray for: Hammond Valley Community Church,
Smithtown, NB; Pastor – Rev. Jim Rushton.
CBM Prayer Line
Wayne and Maureen Morgan, CBM field staff in Kenya, welcome
a team from their home church in Prince George (BC).
Canada
Pray for the launch this week of CBM’s new advocacy campaign
as part of SHE MATTERS to raise awareness on the injustice of
gender bias in education.
Lebanon
Praise God for a wonderful, new online training opportunity (the
Certificate in Ministry program) offered by the Arab Baptist
Theological Seminary. “One of the major challenges for the
Church in the Arab world is leadership. As the Church is rapidly
growing there is an increased need for forming leaders who are
well-trained in engaging their Bible and engaging their culture
so that they can make the Good News of the Gospel relevant to
their communities,” notes Elie Haddad, ABTS President and CBM
field staff. “Hundreds more will be able to be equipped and
prepared for ministry through this mode of delivery.” Keep
students and online tutors in your prayers.
Welcome
Thank you for worshiping at Grace Memorial today. First time
guests may pick up a packet of information about the church
and a free gift at the kiosk. If you see notices in the bulletin
that interest you, please don’t hesitate to inquire. We would
love for you to be a part of our church family.
Messages in January
Body Building (Building up the Body of Christ)
Today we conclude the series on Body Building
(Building Up the Body of Christ) with a
message entitled “Exercising Our Spiritual
Muscles.” Like all of creation, God has
intentionally created a beautiful diversity of
people and gifts and functions within the body
of Christ. God has done this so that each part
of the body of Christ can serve in His mission.
We are called to honor and celebrate this diversity as we each
discover our part in God’s plan.
ABW Ferne Sewell Group – Offerings
ABW Ferne Sewell WMS asks their members to please turn in
your January and February offerings to Margaret Pollock.
Annual Business Meeting
7:00 PM
Wednesday, February 18
Church Members please plan to attend.
Adult Fellowship – February 21
Adult Fellowship originally scheduled for
January 31 is postponed to 7:00 PM
February 21 due to a snow storm. The
program will be the same: Allan
Spurrell’s narrated slide presentation of
Costa Rica and the Pie Contest with
everyone bringing theme pies to be judged and silly fun prizes
awarded.
Fredericton Christian Men’s Retreat – February 20-22
The annual Fredericton Christian Men’s Retreat will be held at
Green Hill Lake Camp February 20-22. Brochures/registration
forms are in the foyer for pick up. Register by Feb 13 ($30).
Room and board $110 is due on arrival (extra $10 if you are
arriving for supper Fri at 5:30). All men welcome.
What is Messy Church?
A church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of
any age—children, teens and adults that involves creativity,
celebration and hospitality.
What happens at Messy Church?
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Craft/Activity Time (4:45-5:20 pm). Drop in at any time
and join in the activities
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Celebration Time – Songs & Bible story (5:25-5:45 pm)
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A meal together (5:50-6:15 pm)
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Clean-up by everyone
Great Canadian Bible Study – February 2
Douglas Baptist Church WMS invites all ladies to join them on
Monday, February 2 at 7:00 PM. Bible Study topic will be
“Understanding Biblical Womanhood and how this
understanding guides the church’s response to the needs of
women.” Guest speaker DJ Moore will share her experience of a
recent Short Term Mission Trip to Rwanda. (Julaine Palmer was
part of the same mission team) Offering will go to support
CBM’s partner in the DRC, The Baptist Community of Central
Africa. Refreshments provided.
TRAVEL to THAILAND - November 2015
UBWMU/Atlantic Baptist Women is planning a short term
mission to Thailand for November 2015, organized through
Canadian Baptist Ministries. The Kwoks, CBM Global Field staff
have served in Thailand since 2013. They will host a team of
Atlantic Baptist Women for two weeks; tentative dates: Nov. 9
– 20, 2015. The team may include six – eight women. The STM
will be an opportunity to encourage the students at the Bible
Institute, teach English, learn about the culture as well as to
encourage the Kwoks in their ministry. The estimated cost is:
$3,000.00 - $3,200.00 depending on flight costs at the time of
booking the tickets.
Send your STM application letter to: [email protected]
Tell why you would like to participate in this STM and if you
would be willing to share your experience with WMS /ABW
groups when you return. Please include your experience and
skills as well as two references; one from your pastor.
Deadline for applications: February 6, 2015.
Fredericton Christian Men’s Retreat – February 20-22
The Annual Fredericton Christian Men’s Retreat will be held at
Greenhill Lake Camp from Friday evening Feb 22 to Sunday Feb
22 lunch. Some of the men from Grace Memorial’s worship
team will lead the worship music. Registration is $30 by
February 13. Room and board is $110 payable on arrival. Friday
night supper is available for $10 extra for those who pre
register. Brochures/registration forms are available in the
foyer.
50th Anniversary of Grace
Memorial Baptist Church
1965-2015
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Anniversary of the founding
our congregation
1845-2015
Workshop “How to Pray for an Hour – Sunday, February 1
7:00 PM - Workshop “How to Pray for an Hour”
Pastor Peter will give some helpful guidance for our prayer time.
The workshop will last no more than 1 hour.
Prayer Breakfast – Friday, February 6
8:30 AM – Family Centre, continental breakfast, no sign up
required.
50 Hours of Prayer
9:00 AM Friday, Feb 6 to 11:00 AM Sunday, Feb 8
Everyone is invited to sign up in the foyer for a one-hour time
slot that you will commit to pray for our church. We hope to
have people praying every hour for 50 straight hours. A prayer
guide will be provided to all who sign up.
Summary of 50 Hour Prayer Event:
7:00 PM Sun Feb 1 “How to Pray for an Hour” Workshop
8:30 AM Fri Feb 6
Breakfast at the church
9:00 AM Fri Feb 6
Breakfast group pray the first hour
10 AM Fri to 11 AM Sun Individuals/Groups pray one hour each
11 AM Sun Feb 8
Closing Prayer during morning worship
Anniversary Dinner – February 14
A dinner will be held at the church on Saturday, February 14
at 6:00 PM to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Grace
Memorial. Tickets are available in advance from the Kiosk and
Church Office. Cost: $10 for adults; $5 for age 6 to 12; FREE
for age 5 & under. Please present tickets on arrival at the
dinner. The menu will be Roast Pork Loin, Potatoes, Carrots,
Peas, Rolls, Pie, Tea, Coffee.
Anniversary Sunday Speaker – February 15
Guest Speaker for the Anniversary Service on Sunday, February
15 at 10:30 AM will be Dr Harry Gardner, President and Dean of
Theology of Acadia Divinity College, Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
50th Anniversary Church Photo Directories
Photo Directories will arrive in February. Everyone who
was photographed by Universal Portrait Studio will get a free
copy.
If you did not get your photo taken by Universal, you may
order a directory at a cost of $21.75 + HST=$24.60 at the
Kiosk. To receive your book in this shipment, order by Feb. 1
with payment of cash or cheque to Universal Portrait Studio.
Church Historical Memories
Grace Memorial’s history began with a
congregation of Free Will Baptists in 1845. In
1861 the George Street Baptist Church was
built and dedicated. In 1905 the Church
united with the
Baptist Convention. As the
number of members and
adherents increased during and
after WWII, especially young
people, it became evident that the
building was no longer large
enough to meet present and
future needs. The Trustees were
asked to find a suitable site to
build a new church. In the early
‘60's land was purchased on the
“outskirts”, on Connaught &
Northumberland.
George Street
United Baptist Church