Announcements for October 9


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This Week at GraceEvents and ministry opportunities this week at Grace

LIFEgroups — Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun evenings

Fall Women’s Study — Monday, 7:00-8:30pm

Elevate — Wednesday, 7:00-9:00pm

Fall Women’s Study — Thursday, 9:30-11:00am

Welcome to Grace Class — Sunday 10/16; 6:30-8:00pm

Blood Drive — Monday 10/17; 3:00-7:00pm

Our Year-round Times of Worship:

1st Service:               9:00-10:30 am    Nursery available (infant -3 yrs.)

Children’s Church (2yrs old-6th grade)

2nd Service:           11:00am-12:30 pm  Nursery (infant – 3 yrs.)

Children’s Church (2yrs old-6th grade)

Fall Blood Drive: On October 17th, 3-7pm Grace will be hosting a blood drive.  Please consider giving the gift of life through giving blood.  Put it in your schedule to either donate blood or your time to help in this Gospel sharing opportunity. Visit to sign up.

Baptism:  If you are interested in declaring your salvation publicly through obedience in baptism, we have scheduled a baptism during our October 23rd service. If you would like to be baptized, please contact the office @ 547.0065 to schedule an interview with a pastor/elder. (If you would like to be baptized, but October 23 is not a good date for you, please let us know as well.)

Operation Christmas Child: We will soon be collecting shoeboxes filled with toys for Operation Christmas Child. The deadline for shoeboxes will be end of second service on November 2oth. If you are not familiar with the ministry, check out or call Pam Denniston at 692.5761.  Brochures and supplies are available in the narthex.

Building and Grounds Report:  The Building and Grounds team would like to express their heartfelt appreciation for the many volunteers who helped out this spring and summer by faithfully mowing the church grounds.  The lawn has been well maintained this year and you were a big part of it!  Thank you again for your willingness to take the time to help us maintain the facilities that God has so graciously made available to us.

Help Needed! Help Needed! Help Needed! Help Needed! Help Needed:

We are currently in need of more volunteer help in the following areas:

  • Greeters (both service times)
  • Coffee bar workers (both service times)
  • 5th/6th grade Children’s Church Teachers (both service times)

To get more information, call the church office @ 547-0065 and ask for Marshall.

Castine Food Bank Items for October:  Canned soup and Crackers of any type

(place donated items in the bin labeled ‘Feed the Poor’ in the narthex)

Current Financial Snapshot:  Average Weekly giving thru 10/2:       $7566

Average Weekly need for 2011:          $7232

Beyond GracePartnering with local churches, individuals and ministry organizations in the proclamation of the Gospel

SOMA Community (Springfield, OH): Pray for Dave Black as he makes the transition into fully supported ministry in the Springfield area. Pray that their house churches would be active, vibrant in the Gospel and motivated to see the fame of Christ magnified in their communities. Pray that they do not make community an idol but that Christ would be the center of all that they do and say. Pray for the strength of their leadership both in their house churches and in their newly formed elder team. Pray that potential upcoming changes would be communicated well and that the body would be receptive to their new elder’s shepherding.

The Bridge (Tipp City, OH): Pray for Ron Sheranko as he leads the way in a church plant that is forming in the Tipp City area. Pray that their hearts would be open to the Lord’s leading and that they would find their true joy in Christ, not just in a ‘new’ thing. Pray that the Gospel takes deep root in the Tipp City area and that the Lord would use them mightily to bear much fruit for the kingdom and fame of Christ.