Weekly Bulletin

Calendar of Events

SUNDAY, August 5

10:00am                  Service of Worship

                                Communion

11:00am                 Refreshments & Fellowship

1:30pm                  Sung-Chi Presbyterian worship (sanctuary)

 

TUESDAY, August 7

7:00pm                  Praise Team rehearsal (church)

7:30pm                  Presence small group (Ortiz home)

 

WEDNESDAY, August 8

10:30am                 Departure for Sight & Sound show (from church parking lot)

There is one FREE ticket available for “Jesus”.  Contact Doug Hargis (610-787-0821) asap.

5:00pm                  Trevose (Room B)

7:30pm                  Sung-Chi Prayer Meeting

 

SUNDAY, August 12

10:00am                Service of Worship

1:30pm                  Sung-Chi Presbyterian worship

 

 

Volunteers for August 12 (10:00 A.M. Sunday service)

Greeter(s)                            Valerie King

Welcome Center                  Kathy Gallagher

Worship Leader                   Joe Gallagher

Sound                                  Santosh Philips (Nate Fitzgerald)

Nursery                                Margaret Montgomery

Toddlers                              Mike & Jackie Light

Graceland 2nd Hour             Harry & Sue Jenkins

 

 

 

      • TO GIVE FLOWERS FOR A SUNDAY SERVICE, please contact Trish Simpson in the church office.  The current cost of an arrangement is $35.
      • CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE with your prayer requests.  Names can only be placed on the Prayer Concerns with that person’s permission because of privacy concerns.
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Don’t forget to bring in food and paper products for the Community Cupboard in Ambler.  This is a constant need throughout the year.  Please place your donations in the large wooden box near the mailboxes.

 

 

NEWS & NOTES – August 5, 2018

 

Greeter(s)                        Harry & Sue Jenkins

Welcome Center             Betty Helpa

Worship Leader              Kristin Paluszka

Sound                             Jeff Ledbetter (Lila Homa)

Nursery                           Scott & Casey Brookes

Toddlers                         Marie & Bernie Donnelly

Graceland 2nd Hour         Kristin Paluszka

Communion Leader        Pat Mathues

 

PRESENCE SMALL GROUP resumes meeting on Tuesday, August 7, at 7:30 P.M. at the home of Neftali and Oneida Ortiz.  All are welcome for dessert, Bible study and prayer.  Contact Oneida for directions or information (267-800-3032, sierram@tuhs.temple.edu.

 

YOUTH NEWS: Contact Andrea to participate or ask questions.

  • On Saturday, August 18, Youth will have an outing at Arnold’s Family Fun Center, Oaks, PA.  Bring your friends!  Plan on meeting at Arnold’s when it opens at 10:00 A.M. and staying for 3 hours.  Weather is not an issue because all attractions are inside.  Price point and attractions are TBD.  An adult volunteer is needed and would be greatly appreciated!
  • Also on Saturday, August 18, Young Adults will team up with the Chosen 300 to feed the homeless of Philadelphia at 4:30 P.M.  Sweat socks are needed, so donations are welcome!  We will bring the socks with us.  There is room in Andrea’s car for two more people who would like to join us!
  • To benefit our Youth and Young Adults, Boscov’s “Friends Helping Friends” shopping passes can be purchased for $5.  The purchaser will receive 25% off storewide at any Boscov’s on Tuesday, October 16.  You may purchase your own and/or sell them to your friends and family.  Order forms are available at the Welcome Center.
  • Usborne greeting cards are in!  See Andrea to pick up your order.

    MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY–Pastor Steve would like to know if there is interest in reviving the Wednesday Bible Study.  The group would continue to meet on Wednesdays at 11:00 A.M. at the church building, with a bag lunch to follow the study.  The purpose is to dig deeper into the scriptures, strengthen each other’s faith, and build our bonds of Christian fellowship. Please let Pastor Steve know if you would be interested in participating.

     

    OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE IN WORSHIP:

  • Contact Betty Helpa if you would like to be part of the Grace Baptist Drama Team.
  • Singers and instrumentalists, you are welcome to be part of our Sunday morning Praise Team.  The Praise Team will meet on Tuesday, August 7 at 7:00 P.M. if you’re interested in being part of the group.  Contact Bob Allmond.

     

    FAITH IN ACTION SUNDAY is September 30.  It’s not too early to mark your calendars and plan to be part of our fall outreach to the Blue Bell community.

     

    DO YOU LOVE CHILDREN?  We’re looking for you!  We want people who love to hold babies, play with kids, and teach them about God’s amazing love!  If you can help out on a rotational basis in the nursery, toddler room or Graceland 2nd Hour, please see Casey Brookes or anyone on the Board of Christian Education.

     

    THE AMERICAN RED CROSS will hold an emergency Bloodmobile at Grace Baptist on Thursday, August 27, 10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.  Blood supplies are dangerously low in our area and your help is needed to save lives.  Sign up at www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767 to give.

     

    THERE IS ONE FREE TICKET available for “Jesus” on August 8 at Sight and Sound.  Contact Doug Hargis (610-787-0821) asap.  Departure time is 10:30 A.M. from the church for the 3:00 show.

     

    JOIN THE BIKE ENTHUSIASTS on one of their upcoming rides.  Rides are following church on Sundays or as indicated.  Rides are re-scheduled if the weather isn’t good.  Other rides may be added.  Contact Steve Longenberger (215-887-8712, stevel1014@verizon.net) for details.

    Today, Sunday, August 5—Canal loop ride (18 miles)

    w Sunday, August 19—Lehighton trail (20 miles)

    w Saturday, September 8, 3:30pm—Intercourse.  Bike tour & lunch with Amish family (10.8 or 16 miles)

    w Saturday, September 15, 12:00pm—Jim Thorpe bike/train (23 miles)

    w Sunday, September 23—Chester Valley Trail

    STAFF VACATIONS:

  • Steve Choyce is away July 27-August 13.
  • Trish Simpson is away August 13-17.
  • Casey Brookes is away August 11-18.
  • Barbara Green is away August 11-18.

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