News & Notes

Calendar of Events

SUNDAY, January 26

9:15am                  Coffee Time

9:30am                  Sunday School

10:45am                Service of Worship

12:00pm                Choir Rehearsal

Reach Mission Trip informational meeting

1:30pm                  Myung-Sung worship (Room B)


TUESDAY, January 28

7:30pm                  Presence (Ortiz home)


WEDNESDAY, January 28

9:30am                  Staff Meeting

5:00pm                  Trevose (Room B)

7:00-8:30pm        Youth Group

7:30pm                  Choir Workshop


SATURDAY, February 1

4:00-8:00pm        Parents’ Night Out (dinner included)


SUNDAY, February 2

9:15am                  Coffee Time

9:30am                  Sunday School

10:45am                Service of Worship

Communion/Retired Ministers & Missionary offering received

Service of Child Dedication

12:00pm                Choir Rehearsal

1:30pm                  Myung-Sung worship (Graceland)


Volunteers for February 2:

Greeter(s)                               Jackie Longo, Luke Douglas

Welcome Center                  Elaine Hanrahan

Worship Leader                   Betty Helpa

Communion Leaders          Gene Stremme, Linda Lin

Sound                                    Santosh Philips (Luke Douglas)

Nursery                                  Erica Fitzgerald

Toddlers                                Marie Donnelly

Graceland Worship              Brandon & Margaret Montgomery

Graceland Too                     Bob Stremme

Coffeetime Snacks              Graceland




NEWS & NOTES – January 26, 2020


Greeter(s)                     Kathleen Viall

Welcome Center           Betty Helpa

Worship Leader             Kristin Paluszka

Sound                          Jeff Ledbetter (Nate Fitzgerald)

Nursery                        Barbara Longenberger

Toddler Room              Casey & Scott Brookes

Graceland Worship       Erica Fitzgerald, Dakota Rennix

Coffeetime Snacks        Ed & Kristin Paluszka


BEING PEOPLE OF GRACE.  We are called to be people of Grace. God’s grace provides everything we need to live the Christian life.  God is not obligated to show us grace.  An obligation is not a true gift.  God gave us the “gift” of eternal life because He loves us.  That’s grace.  We don’t deserve it.  We give grace to others because we receive grace from God. God’s grace provides spiritual gifts to every believer.  When we receive a gift, we should open it and use it.  In the same way, we need to discover the spiritual gifts God has given to us and use the gifts, That’s the best way to say thank you.  We receive grace; we show grace.


GROWTH PLAN WORKSHOP SCHEDULED–Please plan to join together as we meet as a congregation on Sunday, February 9 at 9:15 A.M.  Grab a bagel and coffee or tea and then join into small groups to review the GBCBB Growth Plan together.  The plan incorporates the valuable input you each provided at the focus group meetings in October, as well as the action steps for us, as a church, to begin to move forward.  For Grace Baptist to grow, we need the active support and participation of every member. Please plan to attend!  The future of our church is counting on every one of us!  (Childcare will be provided.)


THE FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER is in church mailboxes this morning and can be viewed at the church website,


WE WILL RECEIVE THE RETIRED MINISTERS & MISSIONARIES OFFERING beginning next Sunday, February 2, and throughout the month of February.  Find more details about RMMO and an offering envelope in your February newsletter.


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.  A baptismal service is scheduled for February 9.


REQUEST FROM SHADY GROVE ELEMENTARY: Winter coats, new or used, for the school’s clothing cupboard.  Especially needed are larger sizes for older children.  There will be a marked box in the narthex for your donations.


WEATHER CANCELLATION POLICY: An announcement will be placed on the church website by 7:00 A.M. if there is a change to the Sunday schedule due to inclement weather or emergency.  Also, listen to KYW (10.60) for a listing of church cancellations.


IF YOU WISH to receive a phone call in the event of an emergency canceling church activities, please put your name and phone number on the list at the Welcome Center.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the GBC Talent Show to be held on Sunday, February 23 at 3:30 P.M.  All ages and abilities are invited to entertain us with your special talents—singing, dancing, playing an instrument, baton twirling, etc.  Now is the time to sign up your act on the board in the narthex or contact Barbara Green.  We also need an audience to enjoy the show!  Plan now to be part of this fun time with your church friends.

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