ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MAY 21, 2017



 
 
CHILDREN & YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
 
Children and youth will sit with their families for the first part of Worship, and then come up front for the Children's Message. They will go to their Sunday School classes after the Children's Message. Classes are divided by age/grade as follows:
Preschool – Pre-K:  Preschool Room (Preschool Building)
Kindergarten – 4th grade: Sunday School room (Grace Hall)
5th8th grade:Youth Room (Grace Hall)
9th – 12th grade: Fireside room (Grace Hall)
 



*On Communion Sunday, Kindergarten through 12th grade children & youth will come back into the Sanctuary to receive Communion with their families.

Adults: you are invited and encouraged to come to the Adult Sunday School class on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

– Carol Cullen
 
 

 

 

Kid’s J.A.M.

May 3, 10, 17

Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:30 PM

 

Preschool – 5th Graders

 

During our weekly meetings, children will discover who Jesus is and dig into His life in new and exciting ways to keep them engaged in God and their faith. More than ever, kids need to understand Biblical concepts that guide them every day. At Kids J.A.M., Bible stories, Bible people, and Bible passages will become a part of their lives.

Our age-based groups involve the kids in upbeat music, exciting stories, object lessons, arts and crafts, video storytelling, and active games—all combined into a living-faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today!

Dinner is also provided. Everyone is welcome, so invite your friends!

Youth in 6th grade or higher are invited and encouraged to be volunteer helpers!

 

 

 

 

YOUTH GROUP SUNDAYS

SUNDAY, May 21
    

Youth Group Meets in Grace Hall

Sandy Mahurin, 570-1135 (Text or Call)

 

YOUTH GROUP END-OF YEAR CELEBRATION POOL PARTY

MAY 21ST, 4PM - 7PM

 


 


YOUTH SUNDAY

GRADUATION CELEBRATION



Join us for our annual Youth-Led Worship Service on May 21st.   Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see our youth in action.  We are blessed to have young people who are willing to serve our church in such a special way.  We’ll be honoring our graduates during this service as well. 





SUMMER FUN DAYS!

The warm weather’s coming, and once again we’ve got plenty of activities planned at Grace.  Listed below are opportunities to join with your church family & guests and enjoy a relaxing time of fellowship and fun:

 

Friday, June 9th: Indoor Movie Night at Grace, 7:00 pm

Sunday, June 25th: 4th Sunday Feast

Friday, July 14th: Outdoor Movie Night at Grace, 8:00 pm

Sunday, July 23rd: 4th Sunday Feast

Sunday, July 30th: Water Fun Day & Blessing of the Backpacks & Book Bags

Friday, August 25th: Outdoor Movie Night, 8:00 pm

Sunday, August 27th: 4th Sunday Feast

 

Mark your calendars now!  You won’t want to miss a single event!

 
 

 

PRAYER PARTNER ICE CREAM SANDWICH SOCIAL

JUNE 11, 2017

Another opportunity to spoil your lunch!  Join us in Grace Hall after church on June 11th to share a time of fellowship and a yummy treat!  We encourage Prayer Partners to sit together and enjoy a simple ice cream sandwich & each other’s company.  The Christian Nurture Committee will provide the ice cream sandwiches for everyone!

 
 
 
 
 
Grace Presbyterian's Annual Womens Retreat for
 
 2017 will be September 8-10th. Mark your
 
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            Grace Presbyterian Church presents:

             

            Summer Carnival & BBQ!

            Sunday, August 28, 2016

            4:00 – 7:00 pm

            10 N. Mills Street, Lodi

            Paint a Horse!

            Hot dogs, chips & more!

            Come join us for this FAMILY fun time!

            Watermelon Eating Contest!

            Fun Games!

            FREE! FREE!

             

             

             

            COMING SOON!

             
            “PETS UNLEASHED”
             

            The wait is over!  Come be a part of VBS!  I mean WBS: Weekend Bible School.  Grace will be hosting a 2-day, VBS-style event on Saturday & Sunday, October 22-23, 2016, with a kick-off movie night on Friday, October 21st.

             “Kids are crazy for critters with whiskers, tails, feathers, or scales!  That’s why kids will think this VBS is the cat’s meow!  During the two short days at Pets Unleashed VBS, kids will be introduced to Jesus, God’s Son, who lovingly cares for us.”

             “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7

             Mark your calendars now, either to have your children participate or for YOU to be a part of the fun as a volunteer sharing God’s love with others.  This will be open to all preschoolers through 6th graders.*  (Youth in 7th – 12th grades will be group leaders and support to the various stations.)

             *Flyers will be handed out in our neighborhood, and we encourage the congregation to take them as well, to invite any children in their own areas or family.  An article will also be placed in the Lodi News-Sentinel to make sure we reach as many children as possible who may not know about the great love God has for them.

             

             

             

             

             

            Small Group Study Opportunity

            We want YOU to join us on an exciting six-week journey that will lead us toward becoming an outward-focused, God-centered, actively engaged church.  The lessons provide vision, fire up inspiration, and deliver practical coaching to create a fresh, magnetic culture that energizes members, attracts visitors, and mobilizes ministries for effective outreach. Come learn how to share God’s hope.

            Starting the week of September 18, there will be various weekly discussion groups on the series “Activating God Space.”  Sign-ups start in August so please plan on joining a small group whether you can attend only one or two sessions or all of them.

            If you are interested in joining a small group, please call the church office at 369-1062. There is a optional book available for $15. The book is referenced in the study, but not required to join a small group.

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

              

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             
             
             
             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             
             

             

             

             

             
             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             
             

             

             

             

             

             

             
             
             
             
              
             
             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             
             
             
             
             
             
             

             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

             

             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

             

             

             

             

             
             

             

             
             
             

             

             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             

                

             
             
             
             

             

             

             
             

             

             

             
             
             
             
             

             

             

             
             

             

             

             
             
             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

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                                    ROLL on over,

                                          there’s no time to SPARE!

                        Stockton Presbytery Youth are going BOWLING

                                           and we want YOU there!

                            When: January 31, 2016,4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

                        Who: All 6th – 12th Graders

                        Cost: Bowling and Shoe Rental are FREE!

                                 Food, drinks, arcade games, etc. are not included.

                        Where: Manteca Bowl

                        1251 East Yosemite Ave.

                        Manteca, CA  95336

                        RSVP: Reservations required!  SPACE IS LIMITED!

                        Text, Call, or email Sandy Mahurin

                        (209) 570-1135 jsjimahurin@comcast.net

                         

                        • Our ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS is offered every Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.  The adult lesson may include a familiar story from the Bible, but each week’s questions and subsequent discussion promises to be in depth and thought provoking, with a generous helping of laughter mixed in!  Please join us in Grace Hall on Sunday mornings. It’s well worth getting up a little earlier than usual. Carol Cullen at 339-2372 or ccullen11@sbcglobal.net.
                         

                        WEEKNIGHT ADULT BIBLE STUDY
                        WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27TH, 2016, 7:30 P.M.
                         

                        Come join us on Wednesday, January 27th for a time of Bible study, discussion and fellowship.  We will continue our study of the book of Romans. Books are available in the Christian Nurture office.  If you would like more information, or to sign-up for the class, contact Carol Cullen at 339-2373 or ccullen11@sbcglobal.net.  This is will be the final class in this series. Watch your Bulletin and Grace News for the next Bible Study start date.

                         

                         

                         

                        NEW MEMBERS/INQUIRERS CLASS!

                        If you are interested in joining or leaning more about GPC, please call Kathy Hill at 601-6192.

                         

                         

                        4th SUNDAY FEAST

                        Mark your calendar for our first Prayer Partner 4th Sunday Feast!  We will be having our regular 4th Sunday Feast, where the congregation is invited to bring a main dish, salad, or dessert, but with a twist: Prayer Partners are encouraged to sit together and enjoy a meal & fellowship. There will be no craft or other special activity. This is simply another opportunity to spend some time with each other. So call or send a note to your Prayer Partner inviting them to have lunch with you on February 28th after church!

                        I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.  Ephesians 1:16

                        SPIRITUAL STORY GROUPS

                        Spiritual Story Groups will start meeting in a couple of weeks. Each group will meet for 3, 1-hour sessions in small groups of 4-5 people.  Writing your spiritual story is a wonderful way to feel more in touch with God in your life. If you are interested in writing your “Spiritual Story,” please call Donna Swinney at 368-3402.

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         
                         
                         

                         

                         

                         
                         
                         
                         
                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         
                         
                         
                         

                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         

                         
                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         
                         
                         
                         

                         

                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         
                         
                         
                         

                         

                         
                         
                         
                         
                         

                         

                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         

                         

                         
                         
                         

                         

                         

                         

                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         

                         
                         
                         
                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         
                         
                         

                         

                         

                         
                         
                         
                           
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