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Grace Presbyterian Church

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE DECEMBER 15 BULLETIN

FLOWERS ARE GIVEN TODAY by Wendy and Wes Colley to the Glory of God and in honor of Robin Palmer's birthday today.

OUR LITURGIST TODAY is Jim Kirkwood.

THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will be presented today 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.

YOUTH WILL MEET AFTER THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT for dinner and a Christmas Party until 7:30 p.m. Please bring a wrapped Christmas gift of $5 or less to share for the gift exchange.

ALL COLLEGE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS are invited to join Robin for dinner on Wednesday, December 18, at 6:00 p.m. at Old Mexico Cantina (formerly Casa Blanca) on Browns Ferry Road.

A CONTRIBUTION TO THE COLUMBARIUM FUND was made by Rebecca Harbor Jones in honor of Sara Fulton Bush's recent birthday.

THE CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING will be received on Sunday, December 22.

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

THE CHURCHES OF NORTH ALABAMA PRESBYTERY have been invited by First Presbyterian Church in Decatur to participate in offering scholarships to Maranatha Camp and Conference Center for children in need. If Grace can provide $400 each for five children in our community who will be identified with the help of social agencies in Madison, First Presbyterian will provide the last $100 it would take to send each child to camp. To reach that goal, the Grace Mission Team will have a tree up through January 5 decorated with ornaments containing various amounts for members to pledge. Members may choose an amount to pledge, write their name(s) on it and put it in the basket, then hang an ornament with their names on it back on the tree to show they have pledged.

THE COLUMBARIUM WILL BE DECORATED with special flowers the week of Christmas. To contribute to the cost, please write a check to Grace with Columbarium flowers in the memo.

THE FLOWER SIGN UP SHEET FOR 2020 has been sent from Sign Up Genius. Please check your email to sign up for flower dates.

LECTIONARY READINGS for Next Week:
Isa. 7:10-16; Ps. 80:1-7, 17-19; Rom. 1:1-7; Matt. 1:18-25

THIS WEEK AT GRACE

Today, December 15
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
CANNED FOOD SUNDAY
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
6:30-7:30 p.m. Youth Dinner & Christmas Party
NO Roundtable or Team meetings

Tuesday, December 17
GRACE NOTES DEADLINE
12:15 p.m. Al-Anon meeting
6:30 p.m. Adult Handbell Choir rehearsal

Wednesday, December 18
6:00 p.m. College & Graduate Student Dinner

Thursday, December 19
12:15 p.m. Al-Anon meeting
7:00-8:30 p.m. Adult Voice Choir rehearsal

Saturday, December 21
NO Men of Grace Breakfast

Sunday, December 22
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING
9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship**
NO Youth meeting

** Hearing devices, large print bulletins, and large print hymnals are available upon request. After the service, copies of sermons 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 8 BULLETIN

FLOWERS ARE GIVEN TODAY by Greg and Gina Wood to the Glory of God and in celebration of their 26th wedding anniversary on December 30.

OUR LITURGIST TODAY is Lisa Ehrman.

NO YOUTH TONIGHT. The youth rang bells for Salvation Army yesterday.

THE COMMUNITY GARDEN TASK FORCE AND THE COLUMBARIUM TASK FORCE will both meet today after worship.

THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY for the adults of the congregation will be our traditional Wine and Cheese. The party will be Saturday, December 14, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the home of Jim and Betsy Laury. Please bring an hors d'oeuvre or dessert to share and a drink of your choice. Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

THE CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will be presented on Sunday, December 15, 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.

ALL COLLEGE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS are invited to join Robin for dinner on Wednesday, December 18, at 6:00 p.m. at Old Mexico Cantina (formerly Casa Blanca) on Browns Ferry Road.

THE CHURCHES OF NORTH ALABAMA PRESBYTERY have been invited by First Presbyterian Church in Decatur to participate in offering scholarships to Maranatha Camp and Conference Center for children in need. If Grace can provide $400 each for five children in our community who will be identified with the help of social agencies in Madison, First Presbyterian will provide the last $100 it would take to send each child to camp. To reach that goal, the Grace Mission Team will have a tree up through January 5 decorated with ornaments containing various amounts for members to pledge. Members may choose an amount to pledge, write their name(s) on it and put it in the basket, then hang an ornament with their names on it back on the tree to show they have pledged.

THE COLUMBARIUM WILL BE DECORATED with special flowers the week of Christmas. Contributions toward the cost of the flowers would be much appreciated. To contribute, please write a check to Grace with Columbarium flowers in the memo.

THE FLOWER SIGN UP SHEET FOR 2020 has been sent from Sign Up Genius. Please check your email to sign up for flower dates.

LECTIONARY READINGS for Next Week:
Isa. 35:1-10; Ps. 146:5-10; James 5:7-10; Luke 1:46b-55

THIS WEEK AT GRACE

Today, December 8
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
9:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship**
12:00 p.m. Community Garden Task Force
12:00 p.m. Columbarium Task Force
NO Youth meeting

Tuesday, December 10
12:15 p.m. Al-Anon meeting
6:30 p.m. Adult Handbell Choir rehearsal

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

Saturday, December 14
6:00-9:00 p.m. Wine and Cheese Party

Sunday, December 15
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
CANNED FOOD SUNDAY
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. After the service, copies of sermons 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