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Grace Presbyterian Church


ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE DECEMBER 17 BULLETIN

FLOWERS ARE GIVEN TODAY by Robin and David Palmer to the Glory of God and in honor of Robin and David's 23rd wedding anniversary.

NO MINISTRY TEAMS OR ROUNDTABLE TONIGHT.

THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will be presented tonight by the children and youth. Participants should be at the church by 5:00 p.m. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. The pageant will be progressive, taking us on a journey through the Christmas story as we travel through the church. Participants should meet in the Fellowship Hall.

GIFTS TO THE FUND FOR THE FUTURE were made by Jim & Ann Kirkwood, Judy Rich, and Kevin & Arlene Wangbickler in memory of Rev. Dr. Michael Bush.

WENDY'S OFFICE HOURS this week will be Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

ALL COLLEGE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS are invited to join Robin for dinner on Tuesday, December 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Casa Blanca on Browns Ferry Road.

THE FLOWER SIGN UP SHEET FOR 2018 is on the table in the narthex. Please sign up for as many special occasions in the coming year as you like. Heritage Florist will prepare an arrangement appropriate for the season and deliver it to the church, but you may call them at the beginning of the week if you have a special request. The church office will give the florist your address, and they will bill you directly for the floral arrangement (around $35) which you may take home after the worship service.

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS AND SUBSTITUTES ARE NEEDED for 2018. Please let Wendy know if you are willing to volunteer on a monthly rotation or substitute in the nursery.

THE CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING will be received on Sunday, December 24, during the morning worship service.

THE CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE with communion and candlelight will be Sunday, December 24, at 7:00 p.m. A special offering for the Presbyterian Home for Children will be received.

LECTIONARY READINGS for Next Week:
Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20

THIS WEEK AT GRACE

Today, December 17
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship**
5:00 p.m. Christmas Pageant rehearsal
6:00 p.m. Christmas Pageant
NO Roundtable/Team meetings

Tuesday, December 19
12:15 p.m. Al-Anon meeting
6:30 p.m. College/Graduate Student Dinner at Casa Blanca

Wednesday, December 20
6:15 p.m. Adult Handbell Choir rehearsal

Thursday, December 21
12:15 p.m. Al-Anon meeting
7:00-8:30 p.m. Adult Voice Choir rehearsal

Saturday, December 23
9:00-10:00 a.m. Gentle Yoga class

Sunday, December 24
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship with communion**
7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service with communion**

** hearing devices, large print bulletins, and large print hymnals are available upon request

Grace Presbyterian Church (USA)
5555 Wall Triana Highway, Madison, AL 35758
(256) 722-0508 (office)
Rev. Robin Palmer, Pastor - email: pastor@gracepcusa.org
Church Secretary - email: secretary@gracepcusa.org
Homepage: www.gracepcusa.org

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE DECEMBER 10 BULLETIN

FLOWERS ARE GIVEN TODAY by Valerie McLaughlin to the Glory of God and in honor of the Advent season.

OUR LITURGIST TODAY is Jim Hutcheson.

YOUTH WILL MEET TONIGHT. Grace youth will be joining Faith PC youth for a Christmas dinner and party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Huntsville. Please meet at the church at 4:50 p.m. to ride together to Huntsville. For the "dirty Santa," please bring a wrapped crazy Christmas gift that is $5 or under.

THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will be presented by the children and youth next Sunday, December 17. Participants should be at the church by 5:00 p.m. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. The pageant will be progressive, taking us on a journey through the Christmas story as we travel through the church. Participants should meet in the Fellowship Hall.

ALL COLLEGE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS are invited to join Robin for dinner on Tuesday, December 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Casa Blanca on Browns Ferry Road.

THE FLOWER SIGN UP SHEET FOR 2017 is on the table in the narthex. Please sign up for as many special occasions in the coming year as you like. Heritage Florist will prepare an arrangement appropriate for the season and deliver it to the church, but you may call them at the beginning of the week if you have a special request. The church office will give the florist your address, and they will bill you directly for the floral arrangement (around $35) which you may take home after the worship service.

THE CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING will be received on Sunday, December 24, during the morning worship service. The Christmas Joy Offering provides assistance for those who have dedicated their lives to the service of the church and supports leadership development and education at Presbyterian-related racial ethnic schools and colleges.

THE CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE with communion and candlelight will be Sunday, December 24, at 7:00 p.m. A special offering for the Presbyterian Home for Children will be received.

TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION to Grace Presbyterian Church that will apply to your 2017 income tax return, please make sure that your gift is made by Sunday, December 31. If needed, you may put the contribution in the mail box for Jim Kirkwood, Receiving Treasurer.

LECTIONARY READINGS for Next Week:
Isa. 61:1-4, 8-11; Luke 1:46b-55; 1 Thess. 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28

THIS WEEK AT GRACE

Today, December 10
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
CANNED FOOD SUNDAY
9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Christmas Concert during worship**
5:30-7:30 p.m. Youth Christmas Party with Faith PC

Tuesday, December 12
GRACE NOTES DEADLINE
12:15 p.m. Al-Anon meeting

Wednesday, December 13
6:15 p.m. Adult Handbell Choir rehearsal

Thursday, December 14
12:15 p.m. Al-Anon meeting
7:00-8:30 p.m. Adult Voice Choir rehearsal

Saturday, December 16
9:00-10:00 a.m. Gentle Yoga class

Sunday, December 17
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship**
5:00 p.m. Christmas Pageant rehearsal
6:00 p.m. Christmas Pageant
NO Roundtable or Team meetings


** hearing devices, large print bulletins, and large print hymnals are available upon request

Grace Presbyterian Church (USA)
5555 Wall Triana Highway, Madison, AL 35758
(256) 722-0508 (office)
Rev. Robin Palmer, Pastor - email: pastor@gracepcusa.org
Church Secretary - email: secretary@gracepcusa.org
Homepage: www.gracepcusa.org