Happenings at Grace - Grace Presbyterian Church

Happenings at Grace
JANUARY 22, 2015
CONTENTS
Dining With Grace – January 30 ........................................................................................................................................ 1
Rescheduled Men’s Fellowship Breakfast........................................................................................................................ 1
Annual Congregation Meeting and Lunch ........................................................................................................................ 1
Adult Mission Trip – Make the Commitment Now ........................................................................................................... 1
Expand Your Sunday, Expand Your Life .......................................................................................................................... 2
Valentine’s Day Cards Available ........................................................................................................................................ 2
Ash Wednesday Soup Supper and Worship – February 18 .......................................................................................... 2
Men’s Retreat – February 27-March 1 .............................................................................................................................. 2
Grace Place........................................................................................................................................................................... 2
Prayer List ............................................................................................................................................................................. 2
Sunday Volunteers ............................................................................................................................................................... 3
Last Sunday’s Attendance .................................................................................................................................................. 3
This Week at Grace ............................................................................................................................................................. 3
DINING WITH GRACE – JANUARY 30
Dining With Grace will meet on Friday, Jan. 30 at 7 PM for a Valentine’s night, including a Tea Tasting by
Howard James of Holistic Health Suite and Café. Everyone is asked to bring an appetizer or dessert with a
Valentine’s theme. We’ll meet at the home of Chris Hoyler and Bob Jackson, 130 Glenview Ave, Wyncote.
The cost for the tea tasting is $5.00 and there is a free will collection for The Philadelphia Project. Dining With
Grace events are open to all adult members and friends of the congregation. Please contact Chris Hoyler at
[email protected] or 215-576-1404 to find out more.
RESCHEDULED MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST
This fellowship breakfast, open to all men, takes place every 2nd and 4th Saturday morning September through
June at 7:30 AM in Muyskens Hall. We will meet next this Saturday, January 31 for our rescheduled from last
week breakfast, a time of fellowship and a time of sharing joys and concerns. Chefs will be Rob Hudson and
Dick Berlinger.
ANNUAL CONGREGATION MEETING AND LUNCH
The session has called an annual meeting this Sunday, February 1st following the 10:30 worship service for the
purpose of reviewing the business of the Church. All members of Grace are encouraged to attend. Childcare
will be available during the meeting.
ADULT MISSION TRIP – MAKE THE COMMITMENT NOW
It’s time to decide! You are welcome to be a part of the Adult Mission Trip and make a difference in West
Virginia in May! YOU can make homes warmer, safer, drier for a family in need in Appalachia. The trip will take
place Monday, May 11 through Sunday, May 17 with a cost of $425. To sign up or find out more, please contact
John Van Buren, Wendy Browder, Julia Hudson or Jen Haley. The first volunteer payment of $125 is due to the
church office by the end of January.
EXPAND YOUR SUNDAY, EXPAND YOUR LIFE
SUCCEEDING AT LIFE led by Pastor Sandy Hull
The biblical book of Proverbs is filled with practical, blunt, earthy guidance for living. From finances to
friendship, from laziness to lust, from self-control to satisfaction—Proverbs deals with it all. This six-week
series will feature practical presentations and lively discussions, and it will make a difference, helping you to
succeed at life.
Coffee & refreshments will be available in the Palmer Room beginning at 9:15 a.m. Classes begin at 9:30 a.m.
VALENTINE’S DAY CARDS AVAILABLE
The Studio at Beacon offers a safe space for creativity and imagination for children and youth after school. All
programs are free, non-religious, open to all, and include all necessary supplies and a healthy snack.
For the third year, Women of Grace will be providing the opportunity to support the after school Art Studio at
Beacon in Kensington by offering Valentine’s Day cards for $5.00 each. Last year we were able to contribute
$890 to this terrific program. The cards are made from artwork done by the children who attend this program.
Look for them at church on Sunday or contact either Sandy DiGiulio ([email protected] or 267-252-2019) or
Donna Jones ([email protected] or 215-379-5457).
ASH WEDNESDAY SOUP SUPPER AND WORSHIP – FEBRUARY 18
Begin the season of Lent with Grace. There will be a soup supper including soup, bread, cheese and fruit
beginning at 6:30 PM in the Palmer Room at Grace Presbyterian Church. Supper will be available through 7:15
PM and will be followed by a worship service including communion in the Chapel beginning at 7:30 PM.
Childcare will be available for the service. RSVP through the church office.
MEN’S RETREAT – FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 1
Please join us for a weekend of fellowship, spiritual renewal, study, fun and relaxation at the Harvey Cedars
Bible Conference on Long Beach Island, NJ. Our theme this year is: "Quest for Perfection: Daily Grind or
Divine Inspiration?" Guest speaker, Colleen Lyons, MBe, CCEP, a bio/business ethicist, will engage us in how
to true up the spiritual and secular aspects of our daily lives. Read more HERE.
Please use the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board or contact the church office to register. Questions can be
directed to Jeff Cline: [email protected] or 267-808-5479.
GRACE PLACE
Grace Place, a drop-in center for older adults, meets every Friday from 10:15 – 2:00 in the Palmer Room
offering fellowship, serving lunch and providing activities. All are welcome.
January 30 – Briar Bush Nature Center
February 6 – Fun playing games
All programs are subject to change.
PRAYER LIST
Please join our congregation in praying for the following concerns:
 Christians who are being persecuted today, our country and unspoken requests.
 Prayers of sympathy for the family and friends of Sally Butterworth
Rev. Ernesto Badilllo & Family
Robin Cupo
*Carla Edwards
John Paul Lassner
Marie Grassi
*Zelma Head
Virginia Maslin
Brett Nelson
Elizabeth Offutt
Diane Olesik & Family
Joanne & Larry Pendleton
Rowan
Rowland Coats
*Nancy Skyrm
Dot Southrey
Jack Thomas
Nancy Weiss Warsing
Virginia Wingard
*New concerns. If you have a prayer request, please contact Joel Wagoner at [email protected] or
Ray Mayers at [email protected]
SUNDAY VOLUNTEERS
This Week
Feb 1
Greeters
8:30 am Tom Erwine
10:30 am Wayne and Jen Rickert
Ushers
Debra Adair, Peter Davis, Kurt Heiselmoyer, Chai Hutapea,
Joel Wagoner, Jennifer Weinstein Leslie Lewis, Karen Peterman
Communion Servers
Melissa Dreisbach, Don Pizer, John Van Buren
Lector
Loey Weggel
Nursery Volunteer
Cate Milley
Acolyte
Vienna Weitz
Van Driver
Maria Lorenz
Coffee Hour
Team 1 (Cathy French)
Flower Delivery
Jill Still, Melissa Dreisbach
Next Week
Feb 8
Greeters
8:30 am Bob Williams
10:30 am Leslie Gerhard
Ushers
Suzy Kiefner, Bill Skyrm, Zach Cline, Philip Kuhl,
Natalie Weiss, Joel Wagoner
Lector
Wayne Rickert
Nursery Volunteer
Joanna Eyre
Acolyte
Michael Equi
Van Driver
Tom Erwine
Coffee Hour
Team 2
Flower Delivery
Ray Mayers, Nancy Hellendall
LAST SUNDAY’S ATTENDANCE
8:30 – 33
10:30 – 123
Nursery – 5
Children’s Ed. – 41
Student Ministry – 62
THIS WEEK AT GRACE
Sunday, February 1
8:15 -11:45 am - Nursery Care Available (Lamb Room)
8:30 am - Worship w/Communion (Chapel)
9:30 am - Cherub Choir (Dove Room)
- Chapel Choir (Elephant Room)
- Middle School Bible Study
- Confirmation Class (Student Lounge)
- Adult Education - Expand Your Sunday; Expand Your Life (Palmer Room)
10:30 am - Worship (Sanctuary)
- Sunday school classes for children 2 years through 3rd grade
11:30 am - Annual Meeting & Lunch - (Muyskens Hall)
6:30 pm - 6Eleven – High School Fellowship (Muyskens Hall)
Tuesday, February 3
7:00 pm - Ignite - Jr. High Fellowship (Student Lounge)
7:30 pm - Evangelism Team Meeting
Wednesday, February 4
7:30 am - Bible for Breakfast (Bonnet Lane Diner)
Thursday, February 5
9:00 am - Bible Study (Palmer Room)
12:30 pm - Reading Buddies
5:30 pm - Chapel Chimes Rehearsal
6:30 pm - Cathedral Ringers Rehearsal
7:30 pm - Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Adult Ed. – 34
8:00 pm - Children’s Ed. Team
Friday, February 6 – Women’s Retreat
10:30 am - Grace Place (Palmer Room)
Saturday, February 7 – Women’s Retreat
7:45 am - Wellspring
Sunday, February 8 – Women’s Retreat
8:15 -11:45 am - Nursery Care Available (Lamb Room)
8:30 am - Worship w/Communion (Chapel)
9:30 am - Cherub Choir (Dove Room)
- Chapel Choir (Elephant Room)
- Middle School Bible Study
- Confirmation Class (Student Lounge)
- Adult Education - Expand Your Sunday; Expand Your Life (Palmer Room)
10:30 am - Worship (Sanctuary)
- Sunday school classes for children 2 years through 5th grade
11:30 am - Coffee Hour - (Palmer Room)
6:30 pm - 6Eleven – High School Fellowship (Student Lounge)
Church Staff
Pastor: The Rev. Dr. Sanford D. Hull
Pastoral Care Assistant: The Rev. James Eby
Director of Educational Activities: Jennifer Haley
Director of Music: Timothy Smith
Administrative Assistant: Beverly Thompson
Director of Student Ministries: Joel Bielefeldt
Financial Secretary: Tina Hinks
Organist: Kevin Engleman
Director of Nursery School: Susan Dorshimer
Sexton: David Downs
Childcare: Suzie Killien, Laura Smith & Anne Campbell
Sunday Sextons: Russ Thompson & Steve Saegert
Grace Presbyterian Church
444 Old York Road Jenkintown, PA 19046
215-887-6117
www.gracejenkintown.org
Worship Services: Sunday mornings, 8:30 and 10:30
Nursery care available: 8:15 through 11:45