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SUNDAY, May 19 – Music Sunday

9:00am                  Bell Choir rehearsal

9:15am                  Coffee Time

9:30am                  Sunday School

10:45am               Service of Worship

12:00pm               Reception Honoring our Music Ministry volunteers

1:30pm                  Myung-Sung Presbyterian worship

3:30-5:00pm        Girl Scout Meetings


TUESDAY, May 21 – Election Day

Church Office Closed



11:00am                Midweek Bible Study

5:00pm                  Trevose (choir room)


SUNDAY, May 26 – Memorial Sunday

9:15am                  Coffee Time

9:30am                  Sunday School

10:45am               Service of Worship

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


Volunteers for May 26:

Greeter(s)                               Linda Allmond

Welcome Center                  Kathleen Viall

Worship Leader                   Betty Helpa

Sound                                    Santosh Philips (Nate Fitzgerald)

Nursery                                  Marie & Bernie Donnelly

Toddler Room                     Erica Fitzgerald

Graceland Worship              Kristin Paluszka

Coffee Time Snacks           Betty Swanson



  • 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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NEWS & NOTES – May 19, 2019


Greeter(s)                     Jeff Ledbetter & Marjorie Scharpf

Welcome Center           Kathy Gallagher

Worship Leader            Ken Green

Sound                          Jeff Ledbetter (Audrey Paluszka)

Nursery                        Margaret & Brandon Montgomery

Toddler Room              Andrea Rodgers, MaryKate Boggs

Graceland Worship       Linda Allmond, Grace Ilunga

Coffee Time Snacks     Adina Hatch


TODAY is Music Ministry Appreciation Sunday when we honor our musicians for their commitment to our music ministry and their contribution to our worship each Sunday morning.  Please see your bulletin insert for a listing of those in our music ministry.  A reception to celebrate our faithful and talented musicians will be held following the worship service.  Please join us!


PASTORAL CANDIDATE WEEKEND CANCELED–As our candidate looked into moving to Montgomery County with his family, he decided that he was not comfortable with the compensation package we had discussed.  The pastoral search committee is discouraged by this turn of events but appreciates the support received from all the boards and the congregation.  Please pray for the committee as they re-group, re-tool and seek God’s plan for Grace Baptist.  We are thankful that Pastor Steve has committed to being with us until a permanent pastor is in place.


GRACE BAPTIST is actively seeking a part-time Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries.  If you know of qualified candidates, please speak to one of the search committee members: Lloyd Paullin, Tamra Phillips, Erica Fitzgerald, Casey Brookes, Adriane Marc, Debra and Peter Sharpe.


THE SUMMER “SECRET PLACE” (June, July, August) is available for purchase ($.50) at the Welcome Center.  Pick up your copy today!

ARE YOU INTERESTED in baptism or church membership?  Please contact Pastor Steve.  Classes will be planned to suit the schedules of those who are interested.


THE MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY meets on Wednesdays at 11:00 A.M. in Room B.  During May and June, we are studying the travels of God’s people in the desert in Exodus.  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.


GRACE BAPTIST GRADUATES will be celebrated on Sunday June 9 during the worship service.  If you are graduating from high school, technical school, college, or a graduate program this spring or during the past year, please notify the church office or Kristin Paluszka.  Information needed: school, degree, future plans for college or work.


THANKS TO ALL who supported the Flea Market with donations, sorting and organizing, and working and shopping on Saturday, May 4.  Special thanks go to Kristin Paluszka for coordinating everything.  A total of $1,955 was collected to support local missions and the Reach summer mission trip.


CHILDCARE VOLUNTEERS are needed throughout the summer months for the Nursery and Toddler Room and Graceland 2nd Hour during the 10:00 A.M. worship service.  If you can help, contact Casey Brookes.


COPIES OF THE 2019 ANNUAL REPORT are available for pick-up below the church mailboxes.


ABCOPAD’s Annual Thrive Women’s Conference will be June 28-29, 2019. The theme this year is Virtues Wrapped in Love.  This year the conference is at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, PA.  The registration fee covers conference costs and two meals.  Attenders must arrange their own lodging.  If you plan on going, please let Kristin know so that we can try to coordinate transportation and hotel rooms to keep costs as low as possible.  Conference booklets and registration forms are available at the Welcome Center.


GOLFER ALERT!  Inter-Faith Housing Alliance is hosting its 22nd Annual Golf Tournament at PineCrest Country Club on Monday, June 10.  To register go to  Your support of Inter-Faith helps provide comprehensive housing and support services for children and families experiencing homelessness and food insecurity throughout our region.  If you are not able to participate on June 10, please consider making a donation to support Inter-Faith at

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY BIKE-A-THON—Diane Schwartz asks for your support for her ride on Sunday, June 9.  Make checks payable to “American Cancer Society” and put in her church mailbox.  Note “Diane Schwartz, Rider #14 in the memo line.  To donate online, go to; click on donate; click on donate to a participant; and type in “Diane Schwartz”.  Click on “donate” and follow the directions.


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