Thought for the Week: “May the Lord make your love
increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does
for you. May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy
in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his
holy ones.” 1
Please Pray for Pastor Russ: He will be in Alaska helping Lance on his fishing
lodge for the next week. Pray for stamina, safety, and a little “fishing
favor,” as well as for traveling mercies. Thank you. Due back at Grace on the
Please be in prayerfor
2 things: 1. Workers for Our Garden of Grace Booth at Summerfest. 2. We
need both workers and for children to come to VBS at the end of July.
Gentlemen: We will be suspending Men’s Breakfast
for the month of June. But we still need help with church cleaning and lawn
maintenance. See our Elders if you can help!
Praise God for His Garden! And, thanks to Alice for overseeing the
Garden while LaVoy is laid up, and to others who give their time. (Pray for
LaVoy) We could use more help with this project—and we’ll need help come
Summerfest to highlight our garden ministry. 20lbs. of Rhubarb has been
Military BibleSticks: Honor your loved ones with a Commemorative
Certificate placed on our Wall of Honor with the purchase of a BibleStick for
$25. If you have already donated a BibleStick—that qualifies. Get one today.
Each BibleStick will be sent to a Military Chaplain who will place it in the
waiting hand of our service personnel. Then pray that God will use it to
nourish a soldier or bring one to Himself.
Grace’s 2018 Garden is underway, and we need your help! Talk to LaVoy Staley about how you
might assist this worthy work, Phone: 503.428.0452. Or, find yourself a plot of
ground that you yourself would like to grow some food and tithe on your goods
to the food bank. No Kidding—Help Needed!
Our Mission Team is recommending we support our
military through sponsoring Military BibleSticks as a mission project this
year. We will be planning some fundraisers and collecting funds through Patriot
Day. (See insert)
Join a Life Group this week! It is our desire that all of our
people be ministered to in a small group. Why? Because making disciples works
best in the context of relationships. Please make this a matter of prayer. Yes
it is a commitment of time away from home—but one that is well worth the
investment. See Pastor or one of our elders today for more information.
Men’s breakfast starts this Saturday at 8am. We meet
on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Come on out
and enjoy a good time of fellowship and good food. We could use your help with
some service projects as well.
Please remember our Missionaries in your daily prayers as they are in
need of them every day. We put up new information as they come in on the
bulletin board. Please take time to read them as they inform us of their work and
their prayer needs. Thank You.
About Membership: This is a step of mutual affirmation.
For the applicant—it is to affirm their desire to unite with this local body of
believers. It is an alignment with our doctrine, polity, and philosophy of
ministry and to walk in covenant community together. For the church family—it
is an affirmation that they are co-witnesses together with us of Christ’s life
in us—the hope of glory. This is recognition that we have been born of the
Spirit and have been baptized together in Christ and that we will walk together
in newness of life until Jesus returns. We recognize that this local expression
of the body of Christ is but a part of the larger overall expression of the
body of Christ in the world.
Missionary Newsletters can be found on our Missions Board in
the foyer. All the latest postings can be read there.
E-mail Updates: If you would be interested in getting
email reminders about upcoming events, AND/OR encouragements from time to time
from Pastor Russ about things God is teaching him—please jot your email address
on the sign-up sheet coming around. Thank you.
Prayer Ministry: Please provide your prayer requests
so our prayer team can pray for you. Let’s pray for the redemption of many
souls this year; and that God would grow our church. Also, please pray for our
“War Room” prayer chapel makeover which is nearing completion. Thanks go to
those who have been working on that.
Women’s Bible Study: At Dana Gilkison’s. Add: 265 Walnut Ave. Dallas. You can call Dana at
503-510-7752for more info. Study Time: 10:00am. Thank You!
Librarian’s Reminder: Please check out all library material, whether you use it in your class room or take it home. Please remember to bring back all material that you check out including video’s, this gives others the opportunity to use them. Thank you for your consideration of others. Your Librarian.
Church Library: Please take time to look over our library, we are always getting new books and Videos in for all ages. For any questions you might have about our library please see Peggy Perkins our Liberian.
All Church Announcements: need to be given to Graceann Trube by Wednesday at 3:00 pm to be printed in the following bulletin. Call the church office: 503.623.4858