Tour of Dinstuhl's
Jun
12
10:30 AM10:30

Tour of Dinstuhl's

The Get Up and Go bunch tours Dinstuhl's, 5280 Pleasant View Road on Wednesday, June 12 at 10:30.  All members, family, and children 6 or older are invited as we need at least 15.  The cost is $5.00 a person and includes an informational video about the history of chocolate and of Dinstuhl's, tour of the kitchen, observe candy making, enjoy samples and receive a gift bag. 

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Barbecue Lunch
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Barbecue Lunch

On Sunday, June 2, we will have a barbecue lunch.  Please bring side dishes.  We have three occasions for the lunch: One is the birthday of Presbyterian Women.  The offering for this observance this year goes to four ministries: Disaster Response Team, Charlotte NC; Child Development Center, Effingham IL; Community Nursing Venter, Phelps KY; Wings of Refuge Restoration Home, Iowa Falls IA.

We also recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of all graduates in the Grace Presbyterian Church family from high school or higher levels of education.

And we welcome Jon Settlemires as our organist.  Jon’s appointment to that position was approved by the session on May 20.

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Easter Egg Hunt
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Easter Egg Hunt

We will have an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20th , at 11:00 a.m. at the church. Children up through 5th grade are invited to hunt for eggs. Families are invited to stay for a light lunch after the egg hunt. We are inviting our daycare children. This year, we will be hiding empty plastic eggs and the children will be able to trade their eggs in for a goodie bag of candy and prizes.

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Tenebrae Service
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Tenebrae Service

On Good Friday, April 19, the beloved service of Tenebrae is held in the sanctuary at 7:30 p.m. This simple but powerful service of Scripture, music, and the extinguishing of candles, is a church liturgy of long standing, which helps put us in mind of the depth of God’s love for us in Christ.

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Maundy Thursday
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Maundy Thursday

On Maundy Thursday, betrayal is on the mind of Judas Iscariot, and Peter dissolves into tears when he denies Jesus. On Maundy Thursday, April 18, we gather at 6:30 p.m. for a meal of sacrificial soup. At about 7:30 p.m. following our simple meal, we worship as though in the Upper Room, with choral anthems, congregational hymns, Scripture, sermon, the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, as well as some of the historic liturgy for Holy Week and concluding with the “stripping of the church,” in which we remove the paraments and other objects normally used in worship, so that Good Friday finds the sacred space bare.

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Palm Sunday Worship
Apr
14
11:00 AM11:00

Palm Sunday Worship

The Palm Sunday “parade,” the Triumphal Entry, finds Jesus entering Jerusalem to the shouts of people who may or may not have known all they were saying in hailing him as Son of David. On Palm Sunday, April 14, we sing “All Glory, Laud and Honor” to the Jesus who comes to save us from sin (though not in the way we might have imagined.) The service on this day concludes with the responsive reading of the Passion Narrative.

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Palm Cross Making Pot Luck
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Palm Cross Making Pot Luck

Many of us have come to enjoy and benefit spiritually from the palm cross making pot luck on the night before Palm Sunday. It is good to eat together and then to shape the palm fronds into the form of a cross. These are then given to and worn by worshippers on Palm Sunday. We start the meal at 6:00 p.m. in order to have more time for the palm cross making.

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Get Up and Go Bunch
Apr
10
10:00 AM10:00

Get Up and Go Bunch

The newly formed Get Up and Go Bunch activity for April will be to attend the Lenten series and lunch at Calvary Episcopal Church on Wednesday, April 10th. For those who want to carpool from the church, please meet at 10:00 a.m. The lunch starts at 11:00 and then we will hear a message from the newly elected bishop of the Episcopal diocese. Please let Ruth Ellen know if you plan to carpool so she will know how many cars are needed.

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Tuesday at the Cross
Apr
9
5:30 PM17:30

Tuesday at the Cross

It is appropriate during Lent to take on an added spiritual discipline, and one way to do that this Lent is to join in our Tuesday at the Cross devotional series (Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., March 12, 19, and 26, and April 2 and 9). This half hour service includes prayer, scripture reading, silent meditation and a brief reflection from Pastor Mike Krech on ways of looking at who Jesus was and is.

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Tuesday at the Cross
Apr
2
5:30 PM17:30

Tuesday at the Cross

It is appropriate during Lent to take on an added spiritual discipline, and one way to do that this Lent is to join in our Tuesday at the Cross devotional series (Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., March 12, 19, and 26, and April 2 and 9). This half hour service includes prayer, scripture reading, silent meditation and a brief reflection from Pastor Mike Krech on ways of looking at who Jesus was and is.

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