Weekly Bulletin

  • SUNDAY, April 15

    9:15am            Coffee Time

    9:30am            Sunday School

    10:45am          Service of Worship

    12:00pm          Choir Rehearsal

                            Youth Group

    1:30pm             Sung-Chi Presbyterian worship (sanctuary)


    MONDAY, April 16

    Church office closed


    WEDNESDAY, April 18

    11:00am          Bible Study

    5:00pm           Trevose (Room B)

    7:30pm            Sung-Chi Prayer Meeting


    THURSDAY, April 19

    6:30-7:30pm    Daisy Girl Scouts

    7:30pm             Presence (Ortiz home)


    FRIDAY, April 20

    10:00am          MOMS Club (Graceland)


    SUNDAY, April 22

    9;15am             Coffee Time

    9:30am            Sunday School

    10:45am          Service of Worship

    12:00pm          Choir Rehearsal

    1:30pm             Sung-Chi Presbyterian worship (sanctuary)

    3:30-5:00pm    Girl Scouts


    Volunteers for April 22:

    Greeter(s)                     Barbara Longenberger

    Welcome Center          Kathleen Viall

    Worship Leader           Betty Helpa

    Sound                          Peter Sharpe (Jack Sharpe)

    Nursery                       Monét Dobrovolec

    Toddlers                      Jackie Light

    Graceland 2nd Hour      Peter & Debra Sharpe






    NEWS & NOTES – April 15, 2018


    Greeter(s)                        Doug & Beth Hargis

    Welcome Center             Betty Helpa

    Worship Leader              Pat Mathues

    Sound                             Jeff Ledbetter (Isabeau Martin)

    Nursery                           Kristin Paluszka

    Toddlers                         Margaret Montgomery

    Graceland 2nd Hour         Casey Brookes



    By now, you have received Pastor George’s letter about stepping down as pastor of Grace Baptist Church.  His last Sunday will be May 20.  We thank Pastor George for his 12 years of service and we will miss him and Amy.  They are so much a part of GBC.  We wish them well as they begin a new chapter in their lives and pray that God will place His healing hand on Pastor George.

    The Executive Committee is at work selecting the search committee.  If asked to serve, please prayerfully consider being on this important committee.  We will hold a one-topic church meeting following worship on May 6 for the members of the congregation to approve those who have been asked to serve on the search committee.

    The Diaconate has secured Dr. Ken Maahs as our pulpit supply for five Sundays, May 27 through June 24.  During this time we will decide on and hire an interim pastor.

    Kathy Gallagher has been in touch with Dr. McJunkin and PBA regarding our search.  Updates will be in Sunday bulletins and church emails.  If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Gallagher at 215-628-9066 or gallagher837@comcast.net.


    APRIL 29 IS MUSIC SUNDAY at Grace Baptist when we recognize and honor everyone participating in the church’s music ministry.  A reception will follow the worship service.


    GRACE BAPTIST WILL SPONSOR a Blanket Sunday on Sunday, April 29.  We’ll partner with Church World Services to help people around the world recover from disasters and get a fresh start.  An envelope will be provided in your bulletin on April 29 for your contributions.


    AMERCA FOR CHRIST – Grace Baptist will receive the America for Christ Offering throughout the month of April.  Please give generously to the 2018 AFC Offering and help us to reach our church goal of $2,675 in support of American Baptist mission and ministry across the United States and Puerto Rico.  To date, contributions total $387.  Read your bulletin insert to learn more about AFC.  An offering envelope is included in your April newsletter with extra envelopes available in sanctuary chair backs and at the Welcome Center.


    THE ANNUAL GRACE BAPTIST CONGREGATIONAL BUSINESS MEETING is Sunday, May 20, at 9:30 A.M.  Please make plans now to attend.  All current officers, board chairpersons, committees and teams must have their individual or group annual report submitted to the church office for copying by Sunday, April 29.




    • Our Reach Summer Mission Team will work in New Berlin, NY, July 14-21.  High school students, including those going into 9th grade in the fall, are welcome to participate.  The sign-up deadline to participate or chaperone is April 29.
    • The UsBourne Greeting Card Fundraiser is beginning this week!  All the proceeds will benefit the Reach Mission Trip.  Samples of the cards are at the Welcome Center.  Please contact Andrea for order forms.
    • The 30 Hour Famine will be April 27-28.  Participants and adult chaperones are welcome.  See today’s insert for more information on the Famine and how you can help.  The youth group goal is $1,000.
    • Red Nose Day is May 24.  Watch for more information. 

      APRIL 29 IS THE DEADLINE for submitting photos and updated contact information for the new pictorial directory.  Please send any corrections or changes needed to Trish in the church office.  See Santosh Philips to have a new photo made on a Sunday morning.  You may also send your own updated photo digitally to the church office.  The new directory will be available in May.



      GRADUATE RECOGNITION is Sunday, June 3.  If you or a member of your family is graduating from high school, college or a post-graduate program, please contact Andrea or Trish with the appropriate information (school, degree, plans).


      APRIL 29 IS THE DEADLINE to sign up for our all-church baseball outing.  Come out and cheer for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on Saturday, June 2, at 6:35 P.M.  Tickets are $10 a person (children 2 and under are free).  Sign up at the Welcome Center.  Contact Casey (610-389-2387 or gracelandchildren@gmail.com) with any questions.


      WE EXTEND CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY to Tamra Phillips and her family on the death of her mother, Jane Taunton, on April 8 in Alabama.


      OUR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL RETREAT is Friday-Sunday, July 20-22.  We are looking for volunteers to help during the weekend (decorators, shoppers, lunch preparers, and people to lead games, Bible stories, science projects, and video time).  If you can help, please contact Casey Brookes.


      OBED ARANGO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, invites the Grace Baptist family to CCATE’s Annual Fundraising Event, “Noche de Arte”, on Saturday, April 21, 6:00-9:00 P.M.  Come enjoy music, art and delicious appetizers.  CCATE, located at 208 DeKalb St., Norristown, PA 19401, is celebrating six years of art, education, social change, hope and community.  Ticket donation is $25.  To RSVP and buy tickets, go to www.ccate.org.


      INTER-FAITH HOUSING ALLIANCE holds its 21st Annual Golf Tournament & Luncheon on Monday, June 11 at PineCrest Golf Course, Lansdale.  All proceeds benefit I-FHA.  To sponsor or register, call 215-628-2334, e-mail office@i-fha.org of go to www.i-fha.org/golf.  Please contact Sue (szomberg@i-fha.org or 215-628-2334) to coordinate if you’d like to create a themed basket for the silent auction.

     CONTACT THE CHURCH OFFICE with your prayer requests.  Names can only be placed on the Prayer Concerns with that person’s permission because of privacy concerns.

      • CCLI#509706, CVLI#50057890


Upcoming Events

view all upcoming events