August 16, 2018

Grace Place
On Friday, August 17, join us as we hear all about the cruise that Ruth and Klaus Fuelleborn took on the Great Lakes. Also, please come and join your Grace Place friends in playing some favorite games. Lunch is served at noon and the program will begin at 12:45. This is a friendly community of senior citizens and we hope you will join us and bring a friend!

Acolytes Needed
If your child would enjoy being an acolyte on Sunday mornings and/or if you'd like to help coordinate, please contact Whitney Zylstra at 215-327-7858 or email her at wgzylstra@gmail.com. Children in grades 5-8 are invited to participate.

Mark your Calendars! Don't miss out on these Special September Events:

September 9:  Rally Day - food and fun for the whole family right after the 10:30 worship service.  Click here for more details.

September 16 - October 7:  Adult Education Series: "Discussing Mere Christianity"

September 23:  Jazz worship with Warren Cooper at the 10:30 service.

September 23:  Installation service for Stephanie Templin Ashford and Kristen Levens at 4:00 pm.

August 2, 2018

Grace Nametags are Here!
Help our new Associate Pastors and Music Director learn our names. Nametags will be available, beginning August 5, in racks at the Vista Road entry door.  Pick up your nametag prior to Sunday service and return after service. 

Summer Sermon Series 
Pastor Sandy Hull, "Practically Speaking"  
     August 5 - What Should Pastors Be Doing? (Ephesians 4:1-16)
     August 12 - The Sniff Test (Ephesians 4:25-5:2)
     August 26 - Armed and Ready (Ephesians 6:10-20)

Grace Place - August 17
Program by Ruth and Klaus Fuelleborn on their Great Lakes cruise
Lunch at noon.  Program starts at 12:45 pm

Help Needed - Acolytes

  • Children in grades 5-8 are invited to become acolytes during 10:30 am worship on Sundays.
  • Acolyte coordinator also needed.
  • Please email or call Whitney Zylstra at 215-327-7858 if interested. 

Cornerstone Christian Academy Back to School Collection
Help support our mission partner by donating school supplies for the students and their classrooms. Check the list of supplies needed. Items can be left in the designated bins on the balcony hallway through August 26. Learn more about Cornerstone here.

Grace Nursery School Improvements
Our nursery school classrooms are getting a new look!  The nursery school director and staff have been hard at work making some improvements to classrooms in preparation for the coming school year.  Get more details here.

July 26, 2018

Summer Sermon Series
Pastor Sandy Hull's sermon series entitled, "Practically Speaking", looks at the latter chapters of the New testament book of Ephesians. Sermons will include:

  • July 29 - Praying Like Paul (Ephesians 4:1-16)
  • August 5 - What Should Pastors Be Doing? (Ephesians 4:1-16)
  • August 12 - The Sniff Test (Ephesians 4:25-5:2)
  • August 26 - Armed and Ready (Ephesians 6:10-20)

 

Reception for Megan Coiley
Come and celebrate Megan's last day as Interim Choir Director following the 10:30 am service July 29th. We are grateful for Megan's ministry among us and wish her Godspeed as she moves on to become music director at the First Presbyterian Church of Pennington, New Jersey. 

 

Help Needed
Do you have technology skills? Jenkintown Food Cupboard (formerly Loaves & Fishes) is looking for someone with the skills and interest in assisting in the design of a cloud-based food bank management system. For more information please contact Ginny Gray at ggagain0704@aol.com.

Grace Place
On Friday, July 27, Briar Bush will be presenting an animal program to the folks at Grace Place. Come early and join your Grace Place friends in playing some favorite games. Lunch is served at noon and the program will begin at 12:45. This is a friendly community of senior citizens and we hope you will join us and bring a friend!

July 19, 2018

This Week

July 19 - 25

Called Congregational Meeting  July 22 at 11:30 am
We will vote on the call of Stephanie Templin Ashford as Associate Pastor of General Ministries.  She will preach at 8:30 and 10:30 services. Come and  meet Stephanie in person between the early and late services.  Click here for more information on Stephanie.

Middle School Mission Trip July 21-27, Baltimore, Maryland  
A fun-loving, enthusiastic group of 9 middle school students and 3 volunteer adult leaders will spend the week at The Center in Baltimore.  They will be helping with a day camp for children in one of Baltimore's under-served neighborhoods.  Please keep our middle school mission team in your prayers while they share impactful experiences together through service, devotions, and the work of the Spirit!

Upcoming Events

Grace Place - July 27
     Animal program by Briar Bush

Summer Sermon Series -  Pastor Sandy Hull, "Speaking Practically"  
     July 29 - Praying Like Paul (Ephesians 3:14-21)
     August 5 - What Should Pastors Be Doing? (Ephesians 4:1-16)
     August 12 - The Sniff Test (Ephesians 4:25-5:2)
     August 26 - Armed and Ready (Ephesians 6:10-20)

Reception for Megan Coiley - July 29 at 11:30 am
We are grateful for Megan's ministry among us. Celebrate Megan's last day as Interim Choir Director on July 29 following the 10:30 service. We wish her Godspeed as she moves on to become music director at the First Presbyterian Church of Pennington, New Jersey.

News & Notes 

Flower Dedication Dates Available
Contact Beth at 215-887-6117 or by email to dedicate flowers in worship on July 29 or August 19.


Tech Help Needed - Jenkintown Food Cupboard (formerly Loaves & Fishes)
Looking for someone with the tech skills and interest in assisting with the design of a cloud-based food bank management system.  Contact Ginny Gray at ggagain0704@aol.com.  

Office Renovation Update
Work continues to move forward with the office renovations!  Please be patient with any possible inconveniences during this project.

Welcome to Grace!

  • Stephanie Templin Ashford, candidate for Associate Pastor of General Ministries, will begin her ministry at Grace on August 1, pending vote at the congregational meeting July 22.  
  • Kristen Levens, our  new Associate Pastor for Youth and Missions begins her ministry on August 1.
  • Valerie Clayton, our new music director, will also start on August 1. 

July 12, 2018

This Week

July 12- 18

Called Congregational Meeting  July 15 at 11:30 am
We will vote on the call of Kristen Levens as Associate Pastor for Youth and Missions. We will have an informal meet and greet for Kristen on July 14th at the church and she will preach at 8:30 and 10:30 services on July 15th. Click here for more information on Kristen.

Picnic & Softball Game  July 18 at 5:30 pm at Alverthorpe Park
Join us for fellowship & fun at the Summer Social! .Please RSVP to let us know you will be there.

Upcoming Events

Called Congregational Meeting  July 22 at 11:30 am
We will vote on the call of Stephanie Templin Ashford as Associate Pastor of General Ministries on July 22. She will preach at 8:30 and 10:30 services. Come and  meet Stephanie in person between the early and late services. Click here for more information on Stephanie  

Middle School Mission Trip July 21-27, Baltimore, Maryland 

News & Notes 
 

 
Office Renovation Update

  • Work continues to move forward with the office renovations!  
  • Please be patient with any possible inconveniences during this project.


Welcome to Grace!

  • Stephanie Templin Ashford and Kristen Levens, our two new associate pastors, will begin their ministry at Grace on August 1, pending the vote at the congregational meeting on July 15 and 22.  
  • Valerie Clayton, our new music director, will also start on August 1.
  • Michaela Payne will start on July 15 as our communications coordinator and be responsible for Grace's social media, website content, and publication of the quarterly Vista newsletter.