Yellow Bag Sundays: January 2016

Each month on the first Sunday, you’re encouraged to take home a re-usable yellow grocery bag, put some non-perishable items in it, and bring it back the next week, or soon thereafter. This month our contributions go to the food pantry at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church. Consider bringing proteins such as peanut butter, beans, chili, etc.

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Sunday Morning Schedule: January 2016

9 am      

Worship in the Great Room

10 am        

Education and Fellowship

11 am   

Worship in the Sanctuary

Worship at 9 am is in the Great Room and is led musically by our band. The style is less formal than the 11 am service. The 11 am service is in the Sanctuary and is led musically by our choirs. The style is more traditional.

There is NO Sunday School on January 3. Instead we gather at 10 am in the Great Room for breakfast. ...

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Sunday Morning Preaching Schedule for January 2016

January 3 

On this first Sunday of January, we welcome the Wise Men to the stable. Catherine Neelly Burton preaches from Matthew 2:1-12, and we celebrate the Lord’s Supper at both services.

January 10   

This is Baptism of the Lord Sunday, and we ordain and install new officers at both services. Catherine Neelly Burton preaches from Luke 3.

January 17  

Catherine Neelly Burton preaches from John 2:1-11.

January 24 

Catherine Neelly Burton preaches from Nehemiah 8.

January 31   

Catherine Neelly Burton preaches from Luke 4.

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Mission Spotlight: A Bountiful Day – Refugee Dinner

Written by Loretta Phares.

The December 5th Holiday Dinner for area refugees at Grace, in partnership with the IRC (International Rescue Committee) and Lorraine Avenue and Zion Mennonite Churches, reminds us of the title from an 80’s movie, The Trip to Bountiful.

Certainly the food offered was abundant. In addition to the turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, donated home-made salads and desserts spanned several tables. Around 150 people were served. Leftovers were delivered to Inter-Faith Ministries and the Union Rescue Mission.

Even ...

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Lift Up Your Heads…for God is Great

by Kirk Anderson, Director of Student Ministries

Psalm 141:2 May my prayer be counted as incense before You; The lifting up of my hands as the evening offering.

We have so some much to be thankful for from the past year — great youth, volunteers, mission, support, staff and of course you. Without you, none of this would happen. So to God we must lift our hands and give thanks. This year has been an amazing one – truly God-inspired. But ...

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