ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR JULY 23, 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

This program is on summer break and will resume in August!!

 

 

YOUTH GROUP SUNDAYS

SUNDAYS 6:00 - 8:00 PM 
    

Youth Group is on summer break and will resume in August!

 





 

    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, July 14th: Outdoor Movie Night at Grace, 8:00 pm
"The Lego Batman Movie"

    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
"Moana"

    Sunday, August 27th: 4th Sunday Feast

     

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



Grace Presbyterian's Annual Womens Retreat for
 
 2017 will be September 8-10th. Mark your
 
calendar now!!


 

 

 

Outdoor Movie Night

Friday, July 14th, 8:00 pm

 

Come to Grace Hall on Friday, July 14th, for our second Movie Night of the summer!  We’ll be watching the action-filled movie

“The Lego Batman Movie”:

 

“There are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.”

 

  Optional: bring a snack to share.

 

*A sign-up sheet is located in the Narthex.  Please let us know you’ll be coming, so we’ll know how much popcorn to pop!






WATER FUN DAY!


SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017 AFTER WORSHIP


 


Come enjoy some “wet & wild fun” after church on the July 30th!  We’re setting aside a little time to play in sun.  Children & youth (or those young at heart): for those that wish to participate, there will be an inflatable water slide, slip-n-slide, and wading pool.  Bring a chair to sit & watch, or grab your suit, towel & sunscreen and jump on in!


Hope to see you there! –Carol Cullen





MARK YOUR CALENDARS!


BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS & BOOK BAGS


SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017


Although the children & youth don’t want to think about it, school will be starting for many of our Grace children and adults tomorrow, with others following soon after.  We want everyone to have a great school year, and one of the best ways to do this is to ask for God’s blessing on our efforts.  This will be done after the Children’s Message for all of Grace’s children, youth and adults that are going back to school for the 2017/2018 school year.  Children and youth are asked to come forward for the Children’s Message, with or without backpack or book bag. 


Thank you! Carol Cullen





JAM-MAKING SPECIAL EVENT
SATURDAY, JULY 29TH
1-4 PM

Master chef, George Kelly,  is going to demonstrate how to make red
pepper jam. It will be a fun time with some special sampling.


Be amazed at all the ways you can use red pepper jam, including on ice cream!


DON'T MISS THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!


Learn how to make jam and wow your friends!
FREE to all!


INVITE a friend!
When
:  Saturday, July 29th
Where:  Grace Presbyterian Church,  10 Mills Street, Grace Hall





ATTENTION 6TH – 12TH GRADE YOUTH!
YOUTH THANK YOU DINNER AND MOVIE NIGHT
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4TH, AT 6:00 P.M.

Those of you at Grace in 6th – 12th grades have been busy this past year: serving as Worship Leaders, ushers & greeters; set up & cleanup of 4th Sunday Feast and other church functions; leaders & helpers at Kids’ JAM and so much more.  The congregation of Grace wants to tell you that YOU ARE APPRECIATED!  And to do that, we want to serve YOU!

Come to Grace Hall on Friday, August 4th at 6:00 p.m. for a sit-down, “we serve you” dinner, followed by a movie & popcorn (if you’ve still got room!).  And the best part (other than fellowship with each other) is you don’t have to do anything to set up or clean up!  Yay! 

RSVP to Carol Cullen by text or email: 510-406-0090 or ccullen11@sbcglobal.net. 

Hope to see you all there on the 4th!    



Outdoor Movie Night

Friday, August 25th, 8:00 p.m.

Come to Grace Hall on Friday, August 25th, for our last Movie Night of the summer!  We’ll be under the stars watching the Disney movie “Moana”:

 “Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators.  When her island’s fisherman can’t catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess, Te Fiti.  The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Fiti’s heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific.  The film is based on stories from Polynesian mythology.”

  Optional: bring a snack to share.

*A sign-up sheet is located in the Narthex. 

Please let us know you’ll be coming, so we’ll know

how much popcorn to pop!







































 
 

 

 








 







 


 






 
 

 

 




 
 
 
 
 











 












 

 





 





 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

     

     

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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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