April 4, 2019

This Week
April 4-10

Grace Place - April 5
Fellowship, games and lunch.  Bring a friend and join us!    

Grace Community Service Day - April 6
Please join the Mission Team for a morning of service and outreach. There will be onsite and offsite events to help meet the needs of our community. Jenkintown Rotary Breakfast (held in Muyskens hall from 8-11) is free to those who sign up online. Registration for the Grace Community Day of Service begins outside the Palmer Room upstairs at 9:45.  You can sign up online here or on the sheet at the Welcome Center. 

Women of Grace FUNraiser! - April 6
We'll meet at 7:30 pm at the home of Chris Hoyler for a "Girls' Gab and Game Night",  an event which is open to all women of the Church.  This will be a fun way to connect with our Grace sisters, while raising money for the Women's Retreat Scholarship Fund.  We'll have tables for games, areas for chatting and a movie room set up for your enjoyment, along with a free will offering.  If you're interested, email Chris or call 215-576-1404 for more details.

Adult Education - Entering the Passion of Jesus - April 7
Join Pastor Stephanie for a three week bible study surrounding Holy Week.  We will meet on the 7th & 14th to dig into the biblical texts of the passion adventure and then again on the 28th to reflect on the resurrection texts.  Bring your bible!  The classes are Sundays at 9:30 AM in the Chapel.  

Chancel Choir sings the Requiem by John Rutter - April 7
The Chancel Choir invites you to join us in worship at 10:30, to experience the unmistakably optimistic message of hope and comfort in Jesus Christ our Savior found in the music of the Requiem by John Rutter.   The music is set to words based on scriptural texts - Psalm 130 (Out of the Deep) and Psalm 23 (The Lord Is My Shepherd), excerpts from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer and the mass for the dead.   The choir will be accompanied by a small ensemble of harp, flute, oboe, cello, timpani, glockenspiel and organ.  Please join us and invite a friend to experience this powerful music.

Toiletry Drive - through April 7
Help support local food cupboards! Mission Team is sponsoring a Toiletry Drive. The Inter-Faith Cupboard and Jenkintown Food Cupboard need single toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash or soap (individual bars) and deodorant. Email or phone Marylouise Still at 215-680-3308 with any questions. Thank you!

Grace Fellowship Meal and Trivia - April 9
Please join us for our April Fellowship Meal from 5:30-7:00 pm.  The menu for this month is lasagna and salad.  There will be a PB and J station for children.  The meal cost is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children.  Please sign up here to help the cooks get an accurate count. 

Mid-Week Morning Worship - April 10
A brief contemplative worship experience will be from 7:00-7:30 am in the Chapel.

Bible Study with Cedar Park - April 10
We'll have the joy of gathering for Bible study and fellowship with the Cedar Park congregation on Wednesday evenings through April 17.  The topic will be "The Renewing Power of Prayer" and we'll be learning how the Psalms can be models for our own prayers.  This will take place at Cedar Park Presbyterian Church, 7740 Limekiln Pike, Philadelphia (about 10 minutes from Grace) starting at 7:00 pm with a soup supper at 6:30 pm for those who can make it.

Upcoming Events

April 14:  Easter Festival
Join the Children's Ministry Team on Sunday at 11:30 in Muyskens Hall for a festive time of Easter activities.  A pancake and sausage meal will be served.  

April 14-21:  Holy Week and Easter at Grace
Join us to celebrate Holy Week and Easter at Grace.  Click here for a schedule of events.

April 24:  Prayer & Pilates  
Join this active and growing group as it returns each Wednesday through June 12 at 5:30 pm in the Palmer Room.  We work towards strengthening our bodies and spiritual lives, creating fellowship, and becoming stronger and more motivated to be the healthy person God intends us to be.  A free will donation to a designated mission at Grace will be accepted.  

Please bring a mat and a small pillow and wear clothes that you can easily move in. It is helpful to be able to get down on the floor and get back up again.  Email June Hudson with any questions or for more information.   

May 5:  Coleman Luncheon
Mark your calendar for as we welcome Rich Coleman at 11:45 am to come home and speak to us regarding the newly published book about Ralph Coleman, his life and work.  Books will be available to be signed and purchased.  

May 5:  Celebration of 50 Year Members
Join us as we celebrate our 50 year members during the 10:30 worship service.

May 19:  Program Year End Events

  • Children will celebrate the program year end with Sundae Sundayduring Sunday School during the 10:30 worship service.

  • Recognition & Confirmation Sunday - we will celebrate our choirs, teachers, and confirmation students during the 10:30 worship service.

  • Youth Groups will enjoy a special year end event!

May 20:  Spring Red Cross Blood Drive SAVE THE DATE!  
The last date to donate blood and still be eligible to participate in our drive is Sunday, March 24, so please keep these dates in mind.  Watch for more details in the future.

June 23-27: Vacation Bible School
Mark your calendar for VBS!  Our theme this year will be Who is My Neighbor?  The program will be in the evening again this year and have opportunities for all ages!

July 28-August 3: Adult Mission Trip
The adult mission trip for this summer is coming together. Join us for a week of hurricane relief work in Kinston, NC. We are looking for people who want to do the relief work labor and for people who would like to provide cooking support for the group during the week. The facility we are staying at has a fully stocked kitchen, we just need participants to plan and prepare the meals. Email or phone Pastor Kristen for more information.   Please sign up here and turn in a $100 deposit by May 1.

Michaela Payne