World Leprosy Day
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.”
1 John 4:18
Today is World Leprosy Day. Over the last several years we have partnered with effect: hope to raise funds to help those who have leprosy. Through our gifts over these next two Sundays, (January 27th & February 3rd) we can give hope, courage and dignity and truly change the lives of the children, women and men who have this devastating disease! Broken vessels made whole by the power of God’s Spirit. Mark your envelope “Love Offering – Leprosy.”
Sunrise Retirement Home Ministry
A group from the church will be ministering to the folks at Sunrise Retirement Home, next Sunday, February 3rd. Transportation will be provided and will be leaving Grace at 11:00 am. Please feel free to enjoy the connection time.
Church Family Directory 2019
You may have received an email on Friday, January 18th or a letter in your mailbox, for our church directory. Please review your information, correct and respond. For letters, please put corrections in the secretary’s mailbox in the foyer by Sunday, February 3rd. Also, if you are a regular attendee or a new family and would like to be included, please write your information clearly on the form provided on the clipboard in the foyer, and place in the secretary’s mailbox.
Please note that under the Privacy Act and Confidentiality Policy, your information will be used by the church family for ministry purposes/church updates only and not for soliciting or marketing purposes.
Our guest speaker for next Sunday, February 3rd is Joseph Najem. He is our missionary serving in Lebanon.
Thank you for your prayers, support and encouragement during my sister, Dawn Taylor’s illness and after she passed away. Thanks also for the lovely cards. Your love and kindness helped to strengthen me now and in the coming days. Dawn was a believer and we rejoice and take comfort in the fact that she is with the Lord and that one day we will see her again. May God continue to bless you richly.
Monica & Ken Durrant & family.
Notice of Members’ Meeting
A Business Meeting of the members of Grace Baptist Church will be held at the church on Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 10:30 am to 10:45 am for the purpose of giving an important update on the parking lot. As has been previously reported, four contractors have submitted bids for the parking lot expansion:
Morris Shelswell & Sons - $736,286.50
D. Crupi & Sons - $942,504.81
Kembic Construction - $967,587.00
Four Brothers Construction - $1,352,265.00
Please continue to pray for God’s guidance in this process. The short meeting will be held in between services, so it is crucial that children are picked up promptly from the nursery and junior church right after the 9:00 am service. All members are asked to make an extra effort to be seated promptly so that we have quorum to start right at 10:30 am.