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Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak and government recommendations, Grace Baptist has canceled
all in-person activities through the end of April. Online and virtual activities are encouraged. Decisions
about activities in May will be announced as the time grows closer.

REMINDER FROM THE CDC WEBSITE:
? Stay home especially when sick.
? Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.
? Wash hands often.
? Limit close contact with others as much as possible (about 6 feet).

EASTER FLOWERS. Sue Jenkins has attempted to contact all who ordered flowers. Please contact Sue if
you haven’t heard from her.

ALTERNATE GIVING TO THE CHURCH–Although Grace Baptist is not having services, the church still has
its financial obligations to take care of.  One way you can continue to give to the church is by using the
“Bill Pay” function for your online checking account.  To use this function, sign on to your account, and
there is typically a “Bill Pay” tab at the top of the front page of your bank’s website.  Click on Bill Pay,
and you can add Grace Baptist Church to the accounts you pay online.   To do so, the creditor should be
Grace Baptist Church.  The address should be P.O. Box 122, Blue Bell, PA 19422.  Use your envelope
number for the account.  You can do this weekly or set it up to automatically pay the church
periodically.
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ONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE WITH YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS.  Names can only be placed on the
Prayer Concerns list that is provided to the church with that person’s permission because of privacy
concerns. All prayer concerns will be shared with our prayer team.

THIS WEEK AT GRACE BAPTIST – all meetings and activities will be virtual through our GraceNet zoom
account unless otherwise noted.
Palm Sunday, April 5
9:30 am – Wired Word Class led by Rev. Doug Hargis on GraceNet2
10:30 am – Gathering
10:45 am – Worship Service
Tuesday, April 7
7:00 pm – Women’s Bible Study on GraceNet2
7:30 pm – Presence small group meeting (everyone welcome)

Wednesday, April 8
11:00 am – Bible Study with Pastor Steve
6:00 pm – Executive Committee
Thursday, April 9
7:00 pm – Maundy Thursday Service. Join us for a virtual communion service. Everyone is urged to
prepare your own communion elements. Have them ready before the service begins at 7:00. If you do
not have bread and juice or wine, please select something that will bring meaning to your
participation.  The Rev. Dr. Fred Lewis, Grace Baptist’s former pastor, will be the speaker.
Easter Sunday, April 12
9:30 am – Wired Word Class led by Rev. Doug Hargis on GraceNet2
10:45 am – Worship Service

VIRTUAL MEETINGS FOR GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH: GraceNet and GraceNet2
We miss seeing our church family! But we now have a new virtual location, we are calling GraceNet for
services, studies and meetings.  It will be strange at first, but be persistent as we feel that it is important
to connect with each other in person, especially during this time of imposed isolation.  There are no
health risks at GraceNet!

There are 3 ways to get to GraceNet: (contact your group leader for information to logon to GraceNet2)

1. Via Landline
? Dial  929 205 6099
? Enter Meeting Code 847 019 7214
? If you can put the call on speaker phone and mute, you can sit back and listen in.  To join in the
conversation, unmute yourself.

1. Via Mobile phone
? Download the Zoom app and open it
? Click on "join a meeting and enter the ID 847 019 7214
? Follow prompts to access your camera and microphone

1. Via Computer
? Click on this link  https://zoom.us/j/8470197214
? You will be given an option for audio over computer or phone.  Either works well.  With phone
you will see everyone on the computer but will listen/speak through your phone.  If you chose
computer, you are relying on the speakers/microphone on your computer or maybe headset.
? For family participation either sit around the computer or connect on different devices.

Please turn on video, if available, so we can see you. It will make the discussion so much more engaging.
We are aware that there are some technology-challenged people logging on to our GraceNet zoom
service. You can look on YouTube for a tutorial on how to make best use of zoom.
Some have had issues working the zoom program. There are many tutorials available on YouTube to
help you better understand and use the program. Here is one recommended by Pastor Steve.

With any new location, you can expect issues.  Please be patient with us as we work these out and make
you comfortable with our new virtual format.  Please call/text the following guides should you have
issues getting on GraceNet: Casey (610-389-2378) or Kristin (610-290-2631).

Join us with this Sunday at 10:45 am at GraceNet. Please arrive up to 15 minutes early if you are not
familiar with online meetings or want to fellowship together.  See you soon!
Contact the group leader for information to log on to GraceNet2 meetings.
STUDENT MINISTRY LOOKS AHEAD TO APRIL
Happy April, Grace Baptist Students, Parents and Families!!!!
Our Student Ministry at Grace Baptist continues to focus on fun and Jesus in the midst of these
uncertain times. It is funny how fast things change. At the beginning of March, we were having fun
bowling at Our Town Alley. At the end of March, we were having fun playing Home Scavenger Hunt via
Zoom. We are now looking forward to seeing what God might be doing and teaching our students at
Grace Youth Group in April. So stay tuned! We will meet at 7:15pm every Wednesday night, either on
site at the church or on Zoom in our homes. Just as quickly as we transitioned to online, we look
forward to the day we will be meeting again in person at our newly renovated “Youth House” (formerly
known as the trailer).
April Calendar Events:
Youth Sunday School every Sunday 9:30-10:30 in the Youth House (as soon as quarantine lifts)
April Wednesday Nights via Zoom until quarantine lifts and then meeting at the church
April 8–Youth group at 7:15pm
April 15–Youth group at 7:15pm
April 22–Youth group at 7:15pm
April 29–Youth group at 7:15pm
If you have any questions please let me know: Gracestudentministry437@gmail.com or call/ text 215-
620-5646
Blessings,
Brady Rennix
Student & Young Adult Pastor
(215) 620-5646
bradyrennix@gmail.com

GRACELAND LOOKS AHEAD
Parents’ Night Out, Saturday, May 2, 4:00-8:00 P.M. – This will go forward unless the church closing
goes beyond April 30. Casey will let everyone know.
All-Church Baseball Outing, Saturday, June 6, 6:35 P.M. – Watch for further information on this. The
Iron Pigs season and schedule is changing.
Vacation Bible School
Watch for more information! Contact Casey if you can help.
Children’s Day & All-Church Picnic, Sunday, June 14—Watch your News & Notes for the details on this.

Our Prayer Concerns

Everyone is asked to pray for those mentioned on this list. Cards and visits are always appreciated.
Please contact the church office to offer prayer concerns and let us know when names can be
removed.
NURSING CARE/REHAB Adina Hatch OUR MISSIONARIES
Bob Hotchkiss George Hawthorne Obed Arango (CCATE)
Melvine King Katie Hood 2/23/20 Dwight & Barbara Bolick
Betty Leech (Gene Stremme) Jean-Luc & Shabrae

Krieg
Louise Markley Larry Lambdin 4-11/18
Jackie Pownall (Diane’s brother) LOCAL AREA
Betty Wardell 11/25/19 Rachelle Ledbetter Inter-Faith families
(Nancy Burn’s mother) (Jeff’s sister)
Artman Rehab Jackie Light FOR OUR CHURCH
Cathy Michener Pastoral Search Committee
AT HOME (Betty Swanson 6/12) Pastor Brady & Young
Linda Anderson 2/20 Eastalee Millard Adult Mission Work Trip
(Ed Paluszka’s aunt) (Marie Donnelly’s aunt) to Kentucky March 14-20
Shanna Ball 4/8/18 Christine T. Rives
Sue Bertolett 7/7/19 (Tamra Phillips’ family) IN THE MILITARY
(Pat Mathues’ friend) Lara Robbins (Melvine John Keister
Richard Black 11/3/19 King’s granddaughter) (Jill Rhea’s cousin)
(Elaine Hanrahan’s family) Tim Schwartz 3/3/19 South Korea
Christine Corsi 3/8/20 Elwood Swanson, Sr.
(friend of Casey & Scott) Margie Todd 11/11/18 THE WORLD
Don Dobrovolec /15/20 (friend of the
Gallaghers)

Victims of recent
(Cliff’s brother) Lowin Willoughby natural disasters
Nicholas Esposito (Marjorie Scharpf’s family) Persecuted Christians
(Nancy Burns’ young friend) around the world
Jean Gray Victims of terrorism
(Sue Jenkins’ friend)

April Birthdays
1 Natalie Glantz 16 C. J. Burke
3 Scott Rhea 17 Isabeau Martin
6 Lloyd Paullin 21 Kristin Paluszka
6 Louise Markley 22 Betty Hough
6 Jack Sharpe 23 Linda Lin
8 Elaine Hanrahan 23 Oneida Ortiz
9 Melissa Scharf 24 Brooke Rhea
12 Kathy Gallagher 28 Ron Cummings
12 Butch Swanson 30 Gaby Ortiz
12 Carol Taylor

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