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SUNDAY, November 10 – Stewardship Commitment Sunday

9:00am                  Missions

9:15am                  Coffee Time

9:30am                  Sunday School

10:45am                Service of Worship/Communion (re-scheduled)

12:00pm                Choir Rehearsal

1:30pm                  Myung-Sung worship

3:30-5:00pm        Girl Scout meetings


MONDAY, November 11

6:30pm                  Christian Education

7:00pm                  Praise Team (6:30pm for pizza)


TUESDAY, November 12

7:30pm                  Presence (Ortiz home)


WEDNESDAY, November 13

11:00am                Midweek Bible Study

5:00pm                  Trevose (Room B)

7:00pm                  Bell Choir

7:30pm                  Choir Workshop

Youth Group


THURSDAY, November 14

6:30pm                  Trustees

7:00pm                  Worship & Celebration


FRIDAY, November 15

10:00am                MOMS Club


SATURDAY, November 16

5:30-7:30pm        Group Piano (Graceland)


SUNDAY, November 17

9:15am                  Coffee Time

9:30am                  Sunday School

10:45am                Service of Worship

12:00pm                Choir Rehearsal

1:30pm                  Myung-Sung worship


Volunteers for November 17:

Greeter(s)                               Kathleen Viall

Welcome Center                  Betty Helpa

Worship Leader                   Casey Brookes

Sound                                    Ken Green (Logan Bocklet)

Nursery                                  Marie & Bernie Donnelly

Toddler Room                     Margaret & Brandon Montgomery

Graceland Worship              Linda Allmond, MaryKate Boggs




NEWS & NOTES – November 10, 2019


Greeter(s)                     Brandon & Margaret Montgomery

Welcome Center           Casey Brookes

Worship Leader             Pat Mathues

Sound                          Scott Rhea (Lila Homa)

Nursery                        Erica Fitzgerald

Toddler Room              Kristin Paluszka, Dakota Rennix

Graceland Worship       Brandon & Margaret Montgomery

Coffee Time Snacks     Marie Donnelly


WE ARE CALLED TO BE A HEALTHY CHURCH.  A church is a group of Christians committed to working together for the common goal of serving Christ.  Church health begins with members who are both spiritually healthy and committed to working together.  The Apostle Paul wrote, “You are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” (1 Corinthians 12:27) Jesus deserves a strong and healthy body.


THIS IS STEWARDSHIP COMMITMENT SUNDAY. A healthy church is a responsible steward (administrator) of God’s stuff. Psalm 24:1 states that, “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.”  Everything! God wants each of us to be His steward, that is, a person who manages the affairs and belongings (stuff) that God has given us.  We are caretakers of God’s stuff.  First, and most important, our life is given to God (Micah 6:8).  After that, we are called to give of our possessions in response to what God has given us.  If our lives are committed to God, we will use God’s stuff in accordance to God’s nature and to advance God’s work in the world.  One day we will be called to make an accounting of how well we managed God’s stuff. Until then, we are called to be faithful.


PLEASE FILL OUT the pledge card in the 2020 Stewardship Packet and bring it to church this morning.  If you are not able to attend today, please mail your card to the church.  Extra pledge cards and envelopes are available at the Welcome Center.

A NEW PROGRAM FOR 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS during the worship service begins today.  They will leave with the Graceland children during the hymn following the Children’s Chat on the first and third Sundays of the month and have their own special program led by Bob Stremme in Room A.  Because of church cancellation on November 3, the first time will be today.  The next time is November 17.


GLUTEN-FREE COMMUNION BREAD is available for those needing it in the center of the bread tray.


THE MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY meets on Wednesdays at 11:00 am in Room B.  During the fall we are studying the life of Joseph, son of Jacob. This week (November 13) in Genesis chapters 46:1 – 47:12 we will learn that repentance and reconciliation bring God’s blessing.  The purpose of our Bible Study is to dig deeper into the Scriptures, strengthen each other’s faith, and build our bonds of Christian fellowship.  You are welcome to bring a bag lunch and fellowship together following the study.  All are welcome! Sorry, but no childcare is available.


COLLEGE CARE PACKAGES–Please bring in leftover Halloween candy, ramen noodles, Easy Mac, hot chocolate, and any other treats for our college students and place on the table in the office by next Sunday, November 17.  No shoeboxes are needed!


TODAY IS THE DEADLINE for returning your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Remember to indicate on the sheet how you’ve paid the $9 shipping donation (on-line or check).  All checks should be made out to “Grace Baptist Church” and placed inside the shoebox.  Do not tape the box!  If necessary, it can be secured with a rubber band.  If you are unable to pack a shoebox but would like to support the program, you can contribute towards the shipping expenses.  Thank you for your support of Operation Christmas Child!


CHURCH WAS CANCELED last Sunday because of an extended power outage.  We attempted to notify all church members by phone call, e-mail and website, but unfortunately some people were missed.  If you wish to receive a phone call in the event of any emergency, please put your name and phone number on the list at the Welcome Center.


IT’S TIME to order poinsettias to decorate the church for Christmas!  Order forms are in church mailboxes this morning with extras at the Welcome Center.  Please place orders and payment in the wooden box in the church office by November 29.

PLEASE CONTACT Pastor Steve if you’re interested in baptism or church membership.  Classes will be planned to suit the schedules of those who are interested.


ARE YOU INTERSTED in being part of our Praise Team?  Singers and instrumentalists will not be turned away.  Talk with Bob Allmond if you are interested in being part of this ministry.  The Praise Team will practice tomorrow night, Monday, November 11 at 7:00 P.M. (pizza at 6:30 P.M.).  New songs will be introduced.


MELVINE KING will be 100 on November 27.  We’d like to honor her on this special birthday with a card shower.  Cards can be sent to her at The Willows at Living Branches, Apt. 101, 2343 Bethlehem Pike, Hatfield, PA 19440.


THERE WILL BE A COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE at Congregation Beth Or (239 E. Welsh Road, Ambler) on Sunday, November 24, at 3:00 P.M.  The service is a ministry of the Wissahickon Faith Community Association (WFCA) of which Grace Baptist is a member.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS for a Red Cross Bloodmobile at Grace Baptist on Monday, December 2, 1:00-6:00 P.M.  You may go online to to make your appointment to give, call 1-800-733-2767, or contact Linda Allmond or Sue Jenkins.  GIVE TO SAVE A LIFE!


THE 7TH ANNUAL GBC VENDOR FUNDRAISER is Saturday, November 23, 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.  Start your holiday shopping with our great vendors—Thirty One, Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Paparazzi Jewelry, Usborne Books, and MORE.  Don’t forget the raffles with items from all the vendors present.  A selection of the raffle items is displayed today and also on November 17.  Invite your family, friends, and neighbors!  All proceeds go towards the youth summer mission trip.


YOU ARE INVITED to hear the Mozart Requiem this afternoon at 4:00 P.M. at St. John’ Lutheran Church (1802 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell) presented by the St. John’s Festival Choir & Chamber Orchestra.  Also on the program is Concerto for Organ and Strings by C.P.E. Bach.  Admission is free with a reception following the concert.

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