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Announcements for October 20

The information that follows is meant to serve any and all that are ‘formally’ or ‘informally’ a part of the family of Greenville Grace Church. If this is applicable to you, read on! If you’ve found us by ‘mistake’, please, read on, but also know that we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you visit us! We hold 2 services each Sunday at 9 and 11am at 4805 SR 49 S, Greenville, OH. We would love to get to know you!

Today’s Text: 1 Timothy 4:12-16 Preacher: Ben Akers (youth director)

PORTERBROOK | Join us for our next discussion! The November topic is Understanding Leadership. We will be meeting to discuss the unit Saturday, November 9th @ 7am in the back big classroom at the church. Childcare will be available. To get more info or for instructions on how to download the material ($30/unit) go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Porterbrook banner image at the top of the page.

PLANNING CENTER TRAINING | Are you serving at Grace & still trying to navigate Planning Center? Are you new to serving at Grace and want to learn how to use Planning Center? We are doing a training to get you acquainted with our system and how you can make it work for you. Training will be today October 20 at 10:35 in the big back classroom. Training will only be in between services so you won’t miss any of Danny’s sermon. If you can let the office know that you are planning to be there that would be great. Contact Lori at lori@greenvillegrace.org

BAPTISM | We will be having a Baptism service on Next Sunday, October 27th. If you would like to be baptized or want to know more about why someone would be baptized, feel free to contact the church office at 937.547.0065 or email us at office@greenvillegrace.org. We’d love the opportunity to discuss it with you!

MARRIAGE WEEKEND | REGISTER NOW!!!  On January 11, 2020 from 8:30a-1p, we will be hosting Dave Harvey (author of “When Sinners Say I Do”) for a marriage weekend. Dave will be sharing during a couple sessions on Saturday as well as preaching on Sunday morning. We believe this will be highly beneficial to you and your spouse. There will be NO childcare for this event. To register, visit the Welcome Center or go online to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the events banner. Cost will be $20 per person until December 2.

GRACE CHOIR | Did you ever sing in high school, college, or a community chorus? Do you miss singing? Do you like to sing, but don’t have a musical outlet? If this is the case, then Grace Choir needs you! Rehearsal is on Saturday, November 23th from 1-3p. The choir will be singing on Sunday, November 24th during both services. Visit the Welcome Center to sign up. If you want to know more or have questions, contact Marco Rankin at 317.441.1965 or rankinma@iupui.edu

LONG STORY SHORT | This week’s lesson: Lesson 17  (Jacob’s Lie) Your child’s Children’s Church teacher will spend time working through the basic storyline of this week’s lesson. The lessons in Long Story Short (the book all of our classes use) are broken into 5 days to help facilitate a consistent, Gospel-centered family devotion time in your home. Copies of the book are available at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office @ 937.547.0065.

CASTINE FOOD BANK ITEMS FOR OCTOBER | Canned Soup & Crackers
FINANCIAL GIVING | Average thru 10/03/2019— $7470| 2019 wkly need — $8060

Announcements for October 13

The information that follows is meant to serve any and all that are ‘formally’ or ‘informally’ a part of the family of Greenville Grace Church. If this is applicable to you, read on! If you’ve found us by ‘mistake’, please, read on, but also know that we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you visit us! We hold 2 services each Sunday at 9 and 11am at 4805 SR 49 S, Greenville, OH. We would love to get to know you!

Today’s Text: Hebrews 10:26-31 Preacher: Danny Wright (teaching pastor)

PORTERBROOK | Join us for our next discussion! The November topic is Understanding Leadership. We will be meeting to discuss the unit Saturday, November 9th @ 7am in the back big classroom at the church. Childcare will be available. To get more info or for instructions on how to download the material ($30/unit) go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Porterbrook banner image at the top of the page.

PLANNING CENTER TRAINING | Are you serving at Grace & still trying to navigate Planning Center? Are you new to serving at Grace and want to learn how to use Planning Center? We are doing a training to get you acquainted with our system and how you can make it work for you. Training will be today October 13 & 20 at 10:35 in the big back classroom. Training will only be in between services so you won’t miss any of Danny’s sermon. If you can let the office know that you are planning to be there that would be great. Contact Lori at lori@greenvillegrace.org

WOMEN’S MINISTRY BREAKFAST | The ladies of Grace will be having a time of fellowship at Gus’s Coffee, Creamery, & Café in Versailles on October 19th at 9:30am. If you would like to join them please visit the Welcome Center or go to our website, www.greenvillegrace.org. Please sign up so they know how many will be in attendance.

BAPTISM | We will be having a Baptism service on October 27th. If you would like to be baptized or want to know more about why someone would be baptized, feel free to contact the church office @ 937.547.0065 or email us @ office@greenvillegrace.org. We’d love the opportunity to discuss it with you!

MARRIAGE WEEKEND | REGISTER NOW!!! On January 11, 2020 from 8:30a-1p, we will be hosting Dave Harvey (author of “When Sinners Say I Do”) for a marriage weekend. Dave will be sharing during a couple sessions on Saturday as well as preaching on Sunday morning. We believe this will be highly beneficial to you and your spouse. There will be NO childcare for this event. To register, visit the Welcome Center or go online to www.greenvillegrace.org. Cost will be $20 per person until December 2.

GRACE CHOIR | Did you ever sing in high school, college, or a community chorus? Do you miss singing? Do you like to sing, but don’t have a musical outlet? If this is the case, then Grace Choir needs you! Rehearsal is on Saturday, November 23th from 1-3p. The choir will be singing on Sunday, November 24th during both services. Visit the Welcome Center to sign up or go to www.greenvillegrace.org. If you want to know more or have questions, contact Marco Rankin at (317) 441-1965 or rankinma@iupui.edu

LONG STORY SHORT | This week’s lesson: Lesson 16 (Jacob & Esau) Your child’s Children’s Church teacher will spend time working through the basic storyline of this week’s lesson. The lessons in Long Story Short (the book all of our classes use) are broken into 5 days to help facilitate a consistent, Gospel-centered family devotion time in your home. Copies of the book are available at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office @ 937.547.0065.

CASTINE FOOD BANK ITEMS FOR OCTOBER | Canned Soup & Crackers
FINANCIAL GIVING | Average thru 10/06/2019— $7501| 2019 wkly need — $8060

Announcements for October 6

The information that follows is meant to serve any and all that are ‘formally’ or ‘informally’ a part of the family of Greenville Grace Church. If this is applicable to you, read on! If you’ve found us by ‘mistake’, please, read on, but also know that we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you visit us! We hold 2 services each Sunday at 9 and 11am at 4805 SR 49 S, Greenville, OH. We would love to get to know you!

Today’s Text: Acts 17:22-27 Preacher: Tim Berry (Guest Speaker)

GUEST SPEAKER | It’s a joy to have Tim & Renske Berry here to minister to us this morning. Tim is the son of Andrew and Marcia Berry (Andrew’s the British guy who preached here with the cool accent). The Berry’s are heading to Wolverhampton, UK to begin a church plant that will, Lord willing, reach the nations as they come right to their city.

PORTERBROOK | Join us for our next discussion! The October topic is The Holy Spirit. We will be meeting to discuss the unit Saturday, October 12 @ 7am in the back big classroom at the church. Childcare will be available. To get more info or for instructions on how to download the material ($30/unit) go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Porterbrook banner image at the top of the page.

PLANNING CENTER TRAINING | Are you serving at Grace & still trying to navigate Planning Center? Are you new to serving at Grace and want to learn how to use Planning Center? We are doing a training to get you acquainted with our system and how you can make it work for you. Trainings will be on October 13 & 20 at 10:35 in the big back classroom. Training will only be in between services so you won’t miss any of Danny’s sermon. If you can let the office know that you are planning to be there that would be great. Contact Lori at lori@greenvillegrace.org

WOMEN’S MINISTRY BREAKFAST | The ladies of Grace will be having a time of fellowship at Gus’s Coffee, Creamery, & Café in Versailles on October 19th at 9:30am. If you would like to join them please visit the Welcome Center or go to our website, www.greenvillegrace.org and click the events banner to sign up. Please sign up so they know how many will be in attendance.

BAPTISM | We will be having a Baptism service on October 27th. If you would like to be baptized or want to know more about why someone would be baptized, feel free to contact the church office @ 937.547.0065 or email us @ office@greenvillegrace.org. We’d love the opportunity to discuss it with you!

MARRIAGE WEEKEND | REGISTER NOW!!! On January 11-12, 2020, we will be hosting Dave Harvey (author of “When Sinners Say I Do”) for a marriage weekend. Dave will be sharing during a couple sessions on Saturday as well as preaching on Sunday morning. We believe this will be highly beneficial to you and your spouse. To register, visit the Welcome Center or go online to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the events banner. Cost will be $20 per person until December 2.

GRACE CHOIR | Did you ever sing in high school, college, or a community chorus? Do you miss singing? Do you like to sing, but don’t have a musical outlet? If this is the case, then Grace Choir needs you! Rehearsal is on Saturday, November 23th from 1-3p. The choir will be singing on Sunday, November 24th during both services. Visit the Welcome Center to sign up. If you want to know more or have questions, contact Marco Rankin at (317) 441-1965 or rankinma@iupui.edu

LONG STORY SHORT | This week’s lesson: Lesson 15 (God Provides a Wife for Isaac) Your child’s Children’s Church teacher will spend time working through the basic storyline of this week’s lesson. The lessons in Long Story Short (the book all of our classes use) are broken into 5 days to help facilitate a consistent, Gospel-centered family devotion time in your home. Copies of the book are available at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office @ 937.547.0065.

CASTINE FOOD BANK ITEMS FOR OCTOBER | Canned Soup & Crackers
FINANCIAL GIVING | Average thru 9/29/2019— $7495| 2019 wkly need — $8060

Announcements for September 29

The information that follows is meant to serve any and all that are ‘formally’ or ‘informally’ a part of the family of Greenville Grace Church. If this is applicable to you, read on! If you’ve found us by ‘mistake’, please, read on, but also know that we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you visit us! We hold 2 services each Sunday at 9 and 11am at 4805 SR 49 S, Greenville, OH. We would love to get to know you!

Today’s Text: Hebrews 10:19-25 Preacher: Danny Wright (teaching pastor)

PORTERBROOK | Join us for our next discussion! The October topic is The Holy Spirit. We will be meeting to discuss the unit Saturday, October 12 @ 7am in the back big classroom at the church. Childcare will be available. To get more info or for instructions on how to download the material ($30/unit) go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Porterbrook banner image at the top of the page.

PLANNING CENTER TRAINING | Are you serving at Grace & still trying to navigate Planning Center? Are you new to serving at Grace and want to learn how to use Planning Center? We are doing a training to get you acquainted with our system and how you can make it work for you. Training will be on October 13 & 20 at 10:35 in the big back classroom. Training will only be in between services so you won’t miss any of Danny’s sermon. If you can let the office know that you are planning to be there that would be great. Contact Lori at lori@greenvillegrace.org

GRACE MOMS | Mom of kids ages 6 & under? Want to connect with other moms in the area? Need a break from your kids to learn more about Jesus? Come join our Grace Moms group that meets the first Wednesday morning of every month. Their next meeting is Wednesday, October 2 at 9:30a. The next topic: What I wish my younger self knew about: A Firm Foundation. Questions or just want to know more about Moms Group contact Rachel Wooten 937.621.2989, Kellie Eikenberry 937.621.2057, or Autumn Perkins 765.305.2277.

COMMUNION | Our next Communion date is November 17th @ 6pm. If you know Christ as your Savior, plan to join us as we celebrate the death and resurrection of our Savior. Childcare will be provided.

MARRIAGE WEEKEND | REGISTER NOW!!! On January 11-12, 2020, we will be hosting Dave Harvey (author of “When Sinners Say I Do”) for a marriage weekend. Dave will be sharing during a couple sessions on Saturday as well as preaching on Sunday morning. We believe this will be highly beneficial to you and your spouse. To register, visit the Welcome Center or go online to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the events banner. Cost will be $20 per person.

GRACE CHOIR | Did you ever sing in high school, college, or a community chorus? Do you miss singing? Do you like to sing, but don’t have a musical outlet? If this is the case, then Grace Choir needs you! Rehearsal is on Saturday, November 23th from 1-3p. The choir will be singing on Sunday, November 24th during both services. Visit the Welcome Center to sign up of go to our website www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the events banner. If you want to know more or have questions, contact Marco Rankin at (317) 441-1965 or rankinma@iupui.edu.

LONG STORY SHORT | This week’s lesson: Lesson 14 (Abraham is Tested) Your child’s Children’s Church teacher will spend time working through the basic storyline of this week’s lesson. The lessons in Long Story Short (the book all of our classes use) are broken into 5 days to help facilitate a consistent, Gospel-centered family devotion time in your home. Copies of the book are available at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office @ 937.547.0065.

CASTINE FOOD BANK ITEMS FOR SEPTEMBER | Canned Soup & Crackers
FINANCIAL GIVING | Average thru 9/22/2019— $7476| 2019 wkly need — $8060

Announcements for September 22

The information that follows is meant to serve any and all that are ‘formally’ or ‘informally’ a part of the family of Greenville Grace Church. If this is applicable to you, read on! If you’ve found us by ‘mistake’, please, read on, but also know that we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you visit us! We hold 2 services each Sunday at 9 and 11am at 4805 SR 49 S, Greenville, OH. We would love to get to know you!

Today’s Text: Hebrews 10:11-18 Preacher: Danny Wright (teaching pastor)

PORTERBROOK | Join us for our next discussion! The October topic is The Holy Spirit. We will be meeting to discuss the unit Saturday, October 12 @ 7am in the back big classroom at the church. Childcare will be available. To get more info or for instructions on how to download the material ($30/unit) go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Porterbrook banner image at the top of the page.

BLOOD DRIVE | TOMORROW, Monday, September 23rd we will be hosting a blood drive. To schedule your donation time go to www.donortime.com. Please see the sign up at the Welcome Center for food & juice donations for the blood drive.

PLANNING CENTER TRAINING | Are you serving at Grace & still trying to navigate Planning Center? Are you new to serving at Grace and want to learn how to use Planning Center? We are doing a training to get you acquainted with our system and how you can make it work for you. Training will be on October 13 & 20 at 10:35 in the big back classroom. Training will only be in between services so you won’t miss any of Danny’s sermon. If you can let the office know that you are planning to be there that would be great. Contact Lori at lori@greenvillegrace.org

GRACE MOMS | Mom of kids ages 6 & under? Want to connect with other moms in the area? Need a break from your kids to learn more about Jesus? Come join our Grace Moms group that meets the first Wednesday morning of every month. Their next meeting is Wednesday, October 2 at 9:30a. The next topic: What I wish my younger self knew about: Scripture. Questions or just want to know more about Moms Group contact Rachel Wooten 937.621.2989, Kellie Eikenberry 937.621.2057, or Autumn Perkins 765.305.2277. 937.621.2989

COMMUNION | Our next Communion date is November 17th @ 6pm. If you know Christ as your Savior, plan to join us as we celebrate the death and resurrection of our Savior. Childcare will be provided.

MARRIAGE WEEKEND | REGISTER NOW!!! On January 10-12, 2020, we will be hosting Dave Harvey (author of “When Sinners Say I Do”) for a marriage weekend. Dave will be sharing during a couple sessions on Saturday as well as preaching on Sunday morning. We believe this will be highly beneficial to you and your spouse. To register, visit the Welcome Center or go online to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the events banner. Cost will be $20 per person.

SUMMER 2019 FINANCE UPDATE | YTD August 31,2019 General Fund giving is $255,026 which is $24,278 (8%) under budget. The expenses are $244,195 which is $16,487 (6.3%) under budget, resulting in an excess of $10,831 in revenue over expenses. With the General Fund giving below budget we have cautiously retained the General Fund excess and made no transfers to the Generosity Fund in 2019. If anyone has questions and/or comments please feel free to forward those to the office or speak to any of the following finance team members: Linda Fourman, Mike Gallagher, Katie McKee, Kent Powell, or Monty Stump.

LONG STORY SHORT | This week’s lesson: Lesson 13 (Isaac and Ishmael) Your child’s Children’s Church teacher will spend time working through the basic storyline of this week’s lesson. The lessons in Long Story Short (the book all of our classes use) are broken into 5 days to help facilitate a consistent, Gospel-centered family devotion time in your home. Copies of the book are available at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office @ 937.547.0065.

CASTINE FOOD BANK ITEMS FOR SEPTEMBER | Canned Soup & Crackers
FINANCIAL GIVING | Average thru 9/08/2019— $7421| 2019 wkly need — $8060

Announcements for September 8

The information that follows is meant to serve any and all that are ‘formally’ or ‘informally’ a part of the family of Greenville Grace Church. If this is applicable to you, read on! If you’ve found us by ‘mistake’, please, read on, but also know that we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you visit us! We hold 2 services each Sunday at 9 and 11am at 4805 SR 49 S, Greenville, OH. We would love to get to know you!

Today’s Text: 2 Peter 3:8-18 Preacher: Danny Wright (teaching pastor)

PORTERBROOK | Join us for our next discussion! The September topic is Pastoral Care Part 1. We will be meeting to discuss the unit This Saturday, September 14 @ 7am in the back big classroom at the church. Childcare will be available. To get more info or for instructions on how to download the material ($30/unit) go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Porterbrook banner image at the top of the page.

MENS/WOMENS STUDIES | Men’s and women’s studies begin tomorrow night. Men will receive their book at the first session. Women should have their books, if not see the Welcome Center.

LIFEGROUP SIGNUP | Our small groups ministry (LIFEgroups…short for Living in Faith Everyday) will be starting back up in the fall. New to LIFEgoups or returning from last year? Go to our website (www.greenvillegrace.org) and click on the LIFEgroups banner to sign up for a group. Or you can see the Welcome Center and they can help you get signed up.

BLOOD DRIVE | Monday, September 23rd we will be hosting a blood drive. To schedule your donation time go to www.donortime.com. Please see the sign up at the Welcome Center for food & juice donations for the blood drive.

COMMUNION | Our next Communion date is November 17th @ 6pm. If you know Christ as your Savior, plan to join us as we celebrate the death and resurrection of our Savior. Childcare will be provided.

MARRIAGE WEEKEND | SAVE THE DATE!! Mark your calendars for January 10-12, 2020, as we will be hosting Dave Harvey (author of “When Sinners Say I Do”) for a marriage weekend. Dave will be sharing during a couple sessions over the weekend as well as preaching on Sunday morning. This weekend will be quite affordable and we believe will be highly beneficial. Be sure to guard those dates! Registration coming soon.

LONG STORY SHORT | There is no lesson this week due to 20th Celebration. Please take this week to review the previous lessons. The lessons in Long Story Short (the book all of our classes use) are broken into 5 days to help facilitate a consistent, Gospel-centered family devotion time in your home. Copies of the book are available at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office @ 937.547.0065.

Announcements for September 1

The information that follows is meant to serve any and all that are ‘formally’ or ‘informally’ a part of the family of Greenville Grace Church. If this is applicable to you, read on! If you’ve found us by ‘mistake’, please, read on, but also know that we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you visit us! We hold 2 services each Sunday at 9 and 11am at 4805 SR 49 S, Greenville, OH. We would love to get to know you!

Today’s Text: Hebrews 9:15-18 Preacher: Jason Kerns (Elder)

PORTERBROOK | Join us for our next discussion! The September topic is Pastoral Care Part 1. We will be meeting to discuss the unit Saturday, September 14 @ 7am in the back big classroom at the church. Childcare will be available. To get more info or for instructions on how to download the material ($30/unit) go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Porterbrook banner image at the top of the page.

LIFEGROUP SIGNUP | Our small groups ministry (LIFEgroups…short for Living in Faith Everyday) will be starting back up in the fall. New to LIFEgoups or returning from last year? Go to our website (www.greenvillegrace.org) and click on the LIFEgroups banner to sign up for a group. Or you can see the Welcome Center and they can help you get signed up.

GRACE MOMS | Mom of kids ages 6 & under? Want to connect with other moms in the area? Need a break from your kids to learn more about Jesus? Come join our Grace Moms group that meets the first Wednesday morning of every month. Their next meeting is this Wednesday, September 4 at 9:45a. The next topic: What I would have wanted my younger self to know about: Marriage. Questions or just want to know more about Moms Group contact Rachel Wooten 937.621.2989, Kellie Eikenberry 937.621.2057, or Autumn Perkins 765.305.2277.

GRACE CHURCH 20 YEARS CELEBRATION | This Saturday, September 7th @ 5p join us as we celebrate our church and the 20 years of ministry God has given us. This celebration is for anyone currently or previously attending Grace. There will also be a combined service next Sunday, September 8th @ 10am.

FALL MEN’S STUDY | Grace men’s ministry is hosting a 7-week study on the topic of prayer. We’ve been praying that you will join us for it! Study runs from September 9-October 21 and will meet from 7-8:15p at the church in the auditorium. Resource fee is $10. Sign up at the Welcome Center or online through the Grace Church website (www.greenvillegrace.org) by clicking on the events banner at the top of the home page.

BLOOD DRIVE | Monday, September 23rd we will be hosting a blood drive. To schedule your donation time go to www.donortime.com. Please see the sign up at the Welcome Center for food & juice donations for the blood drive.

LONG STORY SHORT | This week’s lesson: Lesson 10 (God Gives Abram a New Name) Your child’s Children’s Church teacher will spend time working through the basic storyline of this week’s lesson. The lessons in Long Story Short (the book all of our classes use) are broken into 5 days to help facilitate a consistent, Gospel-centered family devotion time in your home. Copies of the book are available at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office @ 937.547.0065.

CASTINE FOOD BANK ITEMS FOR SEPTEMBER | Canned Soup & Crackers
FINANCIAL GIVING | Average thru 8/25/2019— $7499| 2019 weekly need — $8060

Announcements for August 25

The information that follows is meant to serve any and all that are ‘formally’ or ‘informally’ a part of the family of Greenville Grace Church. If this is applicable to you, read on! If you’ve found us by ‘mistake’, please, read on, but also know that we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you visit us! We hold 2 services each Sunday at 9 and 11am at 4805 SR 49 S, Greenville, OH. We would love to get to know you!

Today’s Text: Psalm 103:1-7 Preacher: Brandon Woodard

PORTERBROOK | Join us for our next discussion! The September topic is Pastoral Care Part 1. We will be meeting to discuss the unit Saturday, September 14 @ 7am in the back big classroom at the church. Childcare will be available. To get more info or for instructions on how to download the material ($30/unit) go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Porterbrook banner image at the top of the page.

LIFEGROUP SIGNUP | Our small groups ministry (LIFEgroups…short for Living in Faith Everyday) will be starting back up soon. New to LIFEgoups or returning from last year? Go to our website (www.greenvillegrace.org) and click on the LIFEgroups banner to sign up for a group. Or you can see the Welcome Center and they can help you get signed up.

BAPTISM | We will be having a Baptism service next Sunday, September 1st. If you would like to be baptized or want to know more about why someone would be baptized, feel free to contact the church office @ 937.547.0065 or email us at office@greenvillegrace.org. We’d love the opportunity to discuss it with you!

GRACE MOMS | Grace Moms is a group of moms who are expecting or have children ages 0-6 years who meet to encourage one another to bring greater glory to God as wives, mothers, friends, and disciples of Christ Jesus. We meet the first Wednesday of each month from September to December. Sign up at the Welcome Center or online through the Grace Church website (www.greenvillegrace.org) by clicking on the events banner at the top of the home page. If you want to know more information contact Rachel Wooten @ 621.2989, Kellie Eikenberry @ 621.2057, or Autumn Perkins @ 765.305-2277.

GRACE CHURCH 20 YEARS CELEBRATION | On September 7th @ 5p join us as we celebrate our church and the 20 years of ministry God has given us. This celebration is for anyone currently or previously attending Grace. There will also be a combined service on Sunday, September 8th @ 10am.

FALL MEN’S STUDY | Grace men’s ministry is hosting a 7-week study on the topic of prayer. We’ve been praying that you will join us for it! Study runs from September 9-October 21 and will meet from 7-8:15p at the church in the auditorium. Resource fee is $10. Sign up at the Welcome Center or online through the Grace Church website (www.greenvillegrace.org) by clicking on the events banner at the top of the home page.

FALL WOMEN’S STUDY | Grace Women’s Ministry is hosting a 10-week study on the book “The Son of David” by Nancy Guthrie. Study runs from September 9-November 12 and will meet at 7p on Monday evenings and 9:30a on Tuesday mornings. Childcare is available for both times. Resource fee is $10. Sign up a the Welcome Center or online through the Grace Church website (www.greenvillegrace.org) by clicking on the events banner at the top of the home page.

LONG STORY SHORT | This week’s lesson: Lesson 9 (God Makes a Covenant with Abram ) Your child’s Children’s Church teacher will spend time working through the basic storyline of this week’s lesson. The lessons in Long Story Short (the book all of our classes use) are broken into 5 days to help facilitate a consistent, Gospel-centered family devotion time in your home. Copies of the book are available at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office @ 937.547.0065.

CASTINE FOOD BANK ITEMS FOR AUGUST | Velveeta cheese
FINANCIAL GIVING | Average thru 8/18/2019— $7517| 2019 wkly need — $8060

Announcements for August 18

The information that follows is meant to serve any and all that are ‘formally’ or ‘informally’ a part of the family of Greenville Grace Church. If this is applicable to you, read on! If you’ve found us by ‘mistake’, please, read on, but also know that we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you visit us! We hold 2 services each Sunday at 9 and 11am at 4805 SR 49 S, Greenville, OH. We would love to get to know you!

Today’s Text: Hebrews 9:11-14 Preacher: Danny Wright (teaching pastor)

PORTERBROOK | Join us for our next discussion! The September topic is Pastoral Care Part 1. We will be meeting to discuss the unit Saturday, September 14 @ 7am in the back big classroom at the church. Childcare will be available. To get more info or for instructions on how to download the material ($30/unit) go to www.greenvillegrace.org and click on the Porterbrook banner image at the top of the page.

LIFEGROUP SIGNUP | Our small groups ministry (LIFEgroups…short for Living in Faith Everyday) will starting back up in the fall. New to LIFEgoups or returning from last year? Go to our website (www.greenvillegrace.org) and click on the LIFEgroups banner to sign up for a group. Or you can see the Welcome Center and they can help you get signed up.

BAPTISM | We will be having a Baptism service on September 1st. I you would like to be baptized or want to know more about why someone would be baptized, feel free to contact the church office @ 937.547.0065 or email us @ office@greenvillegrace.org. We’d love the opportunity to discuss it with you!

GRACE MOMS | Grace Moms is a group of moms who are expecting or have children ages 0-6 years who meet to encourage one another to bring greater glory to God as wives, mothers, friends, and disciples of Christ Jesus. We meet the first Wednesday of each month from September to December. Sign up at the Welcome Center or online through the Grace Church website (www.greenvillegrace.org) by clicking on the events banner at the top of the home page. If you want to know more information contact Rachel Wooten @ 621.2989, Kellie Eikenberry @ 621.2057, or Autumn Perkins @ 765.305-2277.

GRACE CHURCH 20 YEARS CELEBRATION | On September 7th @ 5p join us as we celebrate our church and the 20 years of ministry God has given us. This celebration is for anyone currently or previously attending Grace

FALL MEN’S STUDY | Grace men’s ministry is hosting a 7-week study on the topic of prayer. We’ve been praying that you will join us for it! Study runs from September 9-October 21 and will meet from 7-8:15p at the church in the auditorium. Resource fee is $10. Sign up at the Welcome Center or online through the Grace Church website (www.greenvillegrace.org) by clicking on the events banner at the top of the home page.

FALL WOMEN’S STUDY | Grace Women’s Ministry is hosting a 10-week study on the book “The Son of David” by Nancy Guthrie. Study runs from September 9-November 12 and will meet at 7p on Monday evenings and 9:30a on Tuesday mornings. Childcare is available for both times. Resource fee is $12. Sign up a the Welcome Center or online through the Grace Church website (www.greenvillegrace.org) by clicking on the events banner at the top of the home page.

LONG STORY SHORT | This week’s lesson: Lesson 8 (Abram and God’s Promises) Your child’s Children’s Church teacher will spend time working through the basic storyline of this week’s lesson. The lessons in Long Story Short (the book all of our classes use) are broken into 5 days to help facilitate a consistent, Gospel-centered family devotion time in your home. Copies of the book are available at the Welcome Center or by contacting the church office @ 937.547.0065.

CASTINE FOOD BANK ITEMS FOR AUGUST | Velveeta cheese
FINANCIAL GIVING | Average thru 8/11/2019— $7527| 2019 wkly need — $8060

Craig Manges Baptism Testimony

Craig Manges was baptized on August 4, 2019  in front of his church family. Following is his confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“I remember when I was six years old my family and I were watching the show Extreme
Makeover: Home Edition. There was an episode where the family knew that the father of the
family only had a few more months to live. The idea that the family knew he was going to die
really scared me. This was when my parents told me about Jesus Christ. How He was sent to
earth to die on the cross and rose again to die for our sins. They told me if I confessed my sins
and asked for forgiveness and asked Jesus into my heart then I could be saved and one day go to
Heaven. Even at a young age it astonished me that God sent his son to die on the cross for my
sins. It definitely made an impact on me and the way I lived my life. Knowing that I wasn’t
trying to obey God’s law because I thought that would get me to Heaven, but rather because I
was saved I wanted to live my life for God. As I got older though I began to let sin take control
of my life. I never stopped believing the Gospel, but I would constantly fall into Satan’s trap and
turn to sin for I knew that I could ask for forgiveness later. But Hebrews 10:26 states, “For if we
go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a
sacrifice for sins.” Around my Junior year in high school was when I really realized what I had
been doing for so many years. I had been abusing the gift that God gave to me and I knew this
needed to end. I tried to stop my sin but I was not successful. I realized that I could not
overcome my sin by my own will, I needed to ask God for strength and help in overcoming my
sins. Now I am not standing up here saying that I have conquered my sins, but rather that I pray
and ask God for guidance and help each and every day. There is a quote by Francis Chan that’s
often on my mind. He says, “I don’t want my life to be explainable without the Holy Spirit. I
want people to look at my life and know that I could not be doing this by my own power. I want
to live in such a way that I am desperate for Him to come through. That if he does not come
through. I am screwed.” This quote is often on my mind for it how I want to live my life. I am
not getting baptized today because I believe this will save me, for I have already been saved by
God’s grace and accepting Christ as my Lord and Savior. I am getting baptized today to show
everyone that I want to live my life for Christ.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!