Announcements for October 30

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This Week at GraceEvents and ministry opportunities this week at Grace

Men’s Training — Monday, 7:00-8:00pm

Elder Meeting — Monday, 8:15-10:30pm

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

The Edge (men’s breakfast) — Saturday, 8:00-10:00am

The Edge: This Saturday, November 5th, the Men’s Ministry of Grace invites you to attend our monthly men’s breakfast. Men, please plan to join us for breakfast @ 8am and then stay for a time of fellowship and teaching when Monty Stump (one of our elders) will share a Biblical perspective of home finance. If this month doesn’t work with your schedule, we meet the first Saturday of each month. We would love to see you there sometime!

Operation Christmas Child: We are  collecting shoeboxes filled with toys for Operation Christmas Child. The deadline for shoeboxes will be end of second service on November 20th. If you are not familiar with the ministry, check out www.samaritanspurse.org/occ/ or call Pam Denniston at 692.5761.  Brochures and supplies are available on the narthex table. Please help us meet our goal of 150 boxes!

Communion: We invite you to come and celebrate the Lord’s death, burial and resurrection on November 20th at 6pm by attending our communion service.  If you know Christ as your Savior, we invite you to join those of us that call Grace our home in remembering the cost of our reconciliation with God.

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)
  • Nursery workers (both service times)

To get more information, call the church office @ 547-0065 and ask for Marshall or just sign the sheet on the narthex table

**(signing up now will put you on our schedule starting in January of 2012)

Baptism:  If you are interested in declaring your salvation publicly through obedience in baptism, we have scheduled a baptism for mid-late November. 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 November is not a good time for you, please let us know as well.)

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 10/23:     $7546

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.

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