Announcements

› Next week’s 5th Sunday offering will go towards the Compassion Fund.

› The Gathering – Wed., Mar. 27 all are invited for a time of fellowship & Bible Study. The evening begins with a provided meal at 6 pm, followed at 6:30 by several Bible Study groups to choose from: Lighthouse – video series for all ages/genders; Grace Girls - Jr. & Sr. High girls; Men’s & Boys’ Bible Study – for all ages; A children’s activity is provided for grades K-5.

› Chocolate Covered Easter Eggs – For sale now, $5 each! Choose peanutbutter, coconut or mint. Give all orders to Denise Lam or Tracey Layman TODAY. Eggs will be ready Apr. 7, in time for Easter baskets! Proceeds go toward the Jamaican Mission Trip, led by Mark & Dawn Mast.

› ASP Pork BBQ Fundraiser – Mar. 29-31. See order sheets by mailboxes, all orders due to Chet or Miriam by Wed., Mar. 27. Proceeds benefit the Appalachian Service Project Team.

› Seder Meal - Instead of our usual Maundy Thursday service, we will have a guest speaker come and lead us through a traditional Passover/Seder meal Wed., Apr. 17 at 6:30 pm. Come and enjoy a Passover meal and learn what exactly Jesus did in that upper room at the Last Supper before his death and resurrection. Please sign up in the hall if you plan to come. Suggested donation is $5/person to cover the elements for the Passover meal. If you have any questions please contact Linda Kephart or Pastor Brad.

› Easter Sunday Schedule (April 21): Sunrise Service – arrive at Larry & Marilyn Yoder’s home (8550 Harpine Hwy.) any time after 6:15 am, bring a chair, service will begin at 6:30 am; Breakfast – 8:30 am at Grace, bring a dish to share; Worship – 10:00 am

› Senior Luncheon – Wed., Apr. 24, 12 noon at Grace. Enjoy a meal and listening to speaker Lee deJongh.

› “Understanding & Coping with Grief” – Thurs., Apr. 25, at 7 pm in the sanctuary. The Faith Community Nursing Team will host speaker Alexandra Padilla, a graduate student who will be graduating in May with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Graduate Studies Certificate in Trauma Counseling, and currently Judith Weaver's intern. She has been seeing clients under Judith's supervision for almost a year, and has worked with many clients with chronic and unresolved grief issues. Post-graduation she will be working towards licensure.

› Pastor Richard & Kay’s Celebration of Ministry – Please sign up in the hall if you will be attending the Friday and/or Saturday events. Thank you!

› Attend Highland Retreat Summer Camp! If you would value a summer Christian camp experience for your son/daughter, age 5-16, register them today! See www.highlandretreat.org to register online or learn more. Grace provides camperships and will match your deposit. Simply enter the appropriate code during registration - GEM100 for week-long camps GEM60 for Day Camp and Lookout Camps. In addition, Highland matches 50% of Grace’s contribution, and there are sibling discounts! You do not need to turn in an invoice to the church office. Contact Mary Jo Veurink with questions or if additional assistance is needed.

› In the event of inclement weather, check whsv.com/closings or watch WHSV for the status of church events. Announcements will also be made via email and on Facebook if events or services are cancelled.

› If you have an announcement that needs to be made on Sunday morning, even if the worship leader will give it, please call or email the church office by Friday at 8 am. Avoid approaching the worship leader on Sunday morning as they are preparing their heart & mind to lead worship.

› Wifi Network – Connect to “Gracewifi” and use the password “Jesussaves.”

› If you need hearing assistance during the service all you need is a smart phone! (See the sound person if you need to borrow one of the extras that we keep on hand.) Download the "Audio Everywhere" app and connect to Gracewifi (password “Jesussaves), then link to either hearing aids that have Bluetooth, or regular headphones with Bluetooth or that plug into your phone. See the sound booth person for assistance.

› Receive youth group announcements on your phone! Text “@youthgm” to 81010, or use the Remind app. See Pastor Kinley with questions.

› Easy Tithe online giving is available on gracemennonite.net! See the bottom of any page on the website for “My Online Donation.” You do not need to register to use this giving tool, but you can set up an account if you wish. Either a credit/debit card or your bank account can be used to make your donation. Contact the church office or Keith Bly with questions.

› When planning a fundraising event please contact Mary Jo in the church office to complete a Fundraising Event Request Form 4 weeks before the event.

› Support Grace Mennonite Fellowship Learning Center in the Philippines! If you are interested in being paired with a student, the commitment is $20/month ($240/year). See the bulletin board in the hall for more information or contact Lindsey Kolb.

› When giving prayer requests during sharing time, please speak into a microphone and state your name so all can hear and know who is speaking.

› Large print bulletins are available, see a greeter if you are in need of one.

› Lacey Spring Community Food Pantry – Mondays 5:30-6:15 pm, at the back basement entrance. Contact Margie Clement to volunteer for this important community ministry. See bulletin board for more information.

› The Hispanic Church, Iglesia Menonita Monte Moriah, meets from 3-5 pm every Sunday in the children's church classroom downstairs. Other activities and events will not be scheduled in the fellowship hall during this time.

› Church office hours are Tues. & Fri. 8:30-12:30. Please send all communications through email, gracemennonite@comcast.net, or leave a voicemail at 442-6235, throughout the week and your messages will be returned on one of those days. Mary Jo is not available by text or FB Messenger on her personal cell during the other days of the week, so leaving messages at church will be the best form of communication. Thank you!

› Classical Conversations – This homeschool group uses the Grace facilities every Monday from 8 am–4 pm. Other events will not be scheduled during this time. Please avoid coming to the church building on Mondays, as they need to keep the facilities secure for their children.

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