ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17, 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 – 5th grade: Sunday School room (Grace Hall)
6th12th 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.

Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:30 PM

 Preschool – 5th Graders

Call Kristen Lewis at 747-3485 if you would like more information.

 


 
 

YOUTH GROUP SUNDAYS

SUNDAYS 6:00 - 8:00 PM 
    

Starting soon!

Call Kristen Lewis at 7477-3485 if you would like more information!





JOIN THE CELEBRATION OF
GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH'S
60TH ANNIVERSARY ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2017


Next Sunday, September 24th,  is a special worship service celebrating 60 years of Christian ministry in Lodi. Come hear the organ sing, see pictures from the early days of the church, and be reminded of the history of God’s faithfulness to the congregation. Invite your whole family to the 10:00 AM service and the festivities afterwards. Let's fill the beautiful Grace sanctuary!

Immediately following worship on the 24th, we invite you to share a delicious meal featuring grilled chicken prepared by John Arthur and Frank Oliver and served by the Deacons. A goodwill offering to help offset the cost of the meal will be gratefully accepted.

A brand new Coleman BBQ grill, donated by Bull Outdoor Products of E. Pine Street, Lodi, will be raffled off during the BBQ. See the grill TODAY in the courtyard by Grace Preschool. Tickets will be available from John Arthur right after the worship service.

On Sunday the 24th, Collin Brownell will be selling raffle tickets in the Redwood Grove immediately following the worship service. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. Proceeds will benefit the New Pastor Fund.

It will be a great day so please save the date and come praise, worship, and celebrate!



CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

A Congregtional Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017, immediately following worship service to approve the slate of new elders and deacons for 2018.






COME HEAR OUR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN SING!

OCTOBER 29, 2017


We will be blessed on Sunday, October 29th, when our Grace Preschool children and their families join us in Worship!  It is always a special time when we are able to welcome these wonderful children to be a part of our service.  Because our hearts, and parking lot, overflow on these occasions, those of you in the congregation who need to park close to the church may want to arrive earlier than usual to obtain a parking spot close to the front door.

How wonderful that these small children have the opportunity to share God’s love with each other, their families and us through song.  Mark your calendars now so you won’t miss a single note!







CASTING CALL!

On Sunday, November 5th, parts will be assigned to any child or youth who would like to participate in our annual Christmas program, which is December 10th.  Parts will be assigned during Sunday school.  If your child/youth will not be in Sunday school on November 5th, but would like to participate in the play, let me know and I’ll make sure they have a part.

I’m so excited to be able to work with all of our amazing children & youth again this year!

-Carol Cullen







SAVE THE DATE!

PRAYER PARTNER ACTIVITY

NOVEMBER 12, 2017

Mark your calendars for our next Prayer Partner activity!  Come to Grace Hall on November 12th after Worship, and enjoy some refreshments with your Prayer Partner.  You’ll be making a craft to take home, as well as wonderful memories.  Contact your Prayer Partner now and plan to attend together!  


Come learn more about “GLOW”…


Beginning in October there will be a sign-up sheet in the Narthex to let me know if you can make it.


Thank you, Carol Cullen
ccullen11@sbcglobal.net or 510-406-0090




 













































































 
 
 
 








 







 


 






 
 
 

 




 
 
 
 
 











 












 
 





 





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

     
     
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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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