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NEWS AND NOTES – March 26 2023

Greeter(s)                          Lloyd Paullin

Welcome Center                 Kathleen Viall

Worship Leader                  Betty Helpa

Children’s Chat                   Ed Paluszka

Sound/PowerPoint             Peter Sharpe/Amanda Stauffer

Nursery                              Barbara Longenberger

Toddlers                             Kristin Paluszka, Kaili Stauffer

Graceland                           Steve Choyce, Dakota Rennix

Graceland 2.0                     Harry Jenkins, Lloyd Paullin

 A SERVICE OF CHILD DEDICATION will be held during this morning’s worship service for James Frederick Phillips, son of Steve and Kate (Stremme) Phillips, born November 13, 2022.

GRACE BAPTIST LENTEN DEVOTIONAL EMAILS: During Lent we are “Exploring the ‘I Am’ Sayings of Jesus” in worship, Sunday School, and small groups, and through a series of Lenten devotionals written by more than twenty GBC members and friends.  Watch your email on Friday or Saturday to see an introduction for the next “I Am” saying for Sunday morning worship, and for other emails sent out during the week.  Paper copies of the devotionals are available at the Welcome Center.

THE GOD WE CAN KNOW, our Lenten study for adults, youth, and children, continues this morning.  Please arrive by 9:25am. The study explores the “I am” sayings of Jesus.  Books are available for purchase in the narthex ($10, regular print; $15, large print) or you may purchase an electronic copy online at

GRACE BAPTIST will receive the America for Christ Offering through April 9 (Easter Sunday).  Read your bulletin insert for more AFC information.  Your generous gifts will help to reach the ABHMS goal of $1,500,000.  Offering envelopes are available in sanctuary chair backs and at the Welcome Center.

HELP IS NEEDED to stuff Easter eggs with treats following worship next Sunday, April 2.  There will be lots of eggs to prepare for our annual community hunt on Saturday, April 8.  Please join us for this fun task!

ALL CHILDREN ARE INVITED to our Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 8, at 10:30am, rain or shine!  Flyers are available at the Welcome Center to post and give to friends and neighbors.  We will have games, laughs, and lots of eggs!  Put donations of small, individually wrapped treats in the box in the narthex or give money for our shoppers to purchase the items.  If you can help on April 8 with games, etc., please sign up with the link below.  Contact Casey with any questions.

THE BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION will sponsor an Easter Brunch Potluck on Easter Sunday, April 9, at 9:30am.  Please use the bulletin tear slip to let us know the number in your group coming and what you’ll be bringing.

BOARD OF MISSION SNAPSHOT SURVEY: Grace Baptist is “A Christ-Centered Community Sharing God’s love with the world” and we serve our communities individually and in groups.  The Board of Missions would like to document a snapshot of our areas of service in the last 12 months.  Our first goal is to take a moment to appreciate everyone–those who serve formally and publicly and those who serve their community without any fanfare.  Secondly, we would like to inspire even more service by providing examples and connections to those that are interested but don’t know how to get started.

Please take this five-minute survey.  Each member of the family should complete the survey separately.  Responses to questions are free form.  You can respond to one question and not the other or respond to both questions.  Please fill out the survey inset or use the survey link:

If you would like to share some pictures related to your service, please send them to Irene Philips (, 215-692-3206.

52 BIBLE VERSE CHALLENGE – Week of 3/26/2023 – Psalm 115:119: You are my refuge and my shield; I have put hope in your Word.

WE ARE NOW HOSTING THREE HOSPITALITY NETWORK FAMILIES for the remainder of March.  Many thanks to all the volunteers who have provided meals, transportation, and financial support for food supplies and gift cards.  The families will move out on Monday, April 3.

LOOKING AHEAD!  Family Promise Montco PA (formerly Inter-Faith Housing Alliance) is hosting its 26th Annual Golf Tournament and Super-Raffle to be held at Talamore Country Club, Ambler, on Monday, May 22. Register at  All proceeds benefit Family Promise Montco PA.

MAY 7 IS THE DEADLINE to reserve your tickets for the All-Church Baseball Outing to the Lehigh Iron Pigs minor league baseball game on June 17 at 6:35pm. Tickets are $10/person (2 years and older). Sign-up with the link:

COMMUNITY CUPBOARD DONATIONS:  Drop off at 150 N. Main St., Ambler (Tues, Thurs, and Fri 9am-2pm) or at church during office hours.  Donations requested as of March 22:  spaghetti sauce, SPAM, fruit and apple sauce cups, canned mandarin oranges, coffee (any kind), Ensure/Boost drinks, juice, juice boxes, cookies, baby wipes, vinegar, wet & dry cat food, powdered drink mixes (iced tea, lemonade), toilet paper, diapers size 4, pull-ups sizes 4-5.  Thank you!!

THIS WEEK AT GRACE BAPTIST – All activities are in person unless noted.

Worship is in person and on zoom.

Sunday, March 26 – 5th Sunday of Lent

9:30am – Sunday School

10:45am – Worship

12pm – Choir Rehearsal

1:30pm – Myung Sung worship (Boardroom)

Monday, March 27

7:30pm – Presence (zoom)

Tuesday, March 28

7pm – Christian Education (re-scheduled from March 21)

Wednesday, March 29

11am – Midweek Bible Study (in person & zoom)

4:30pm – BBBC (choir room)

7pm – Youth Group

Thursday, March 23

7pm – Prayer Meeting (zoom)

Sunday, April 2 – Palm Sunday

9:30am – Sunday School

10:45am – Worship

12pm – Choir Rehearsal

1:30pm – Myung Sung worship (Boardroom)

Monday, April 3 – Hospitality Network families move out!

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