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Lunch w/ Sharps Moms of Grace Easter Craft @ Fiesta 9:30am C-120

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Men’s Study FSR @ 6:00 am

1 Peter 9:30am FSR

Women’s in the Gap Time 11am 1st Aid / CPR 6-10pm

Ladies Study 6-8 FSR

All Church Yard Work Day 8-12pm

1 Peter 9:30am FSR

APRIL 13

Easter

Choir 6pm

Choir 9am

Women’s in the Gap Time 11am

[email protected] Potluck Ladies Study 6-8 FSR

9am Service

Craft & Sewing

Dwight and Ginny Sharp (from New Tribes Mission; served and translated Scripture in Indonesia and later Philippines; came back to US in 2009) will be passing through town on Sunday, April 7. A group will be taking them to lunch after second service at Fiesta Ranchera on Market St. Please RSVP with Trina Scott ([email protected] or 309-824-7485) if you'd like to join us and spend some time with them!

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Prayer Meeting Wrshp Tm 7pm 6:30pm

Men’s Study FSR @ 6:00 am

Moms of Grace Prayer 9:30am C-120

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Youth Activities

Take a Look

Moms of Grace 9:30am C-120

You are invited to come help clean up the lawn and do some minor landscaping!

Choir 6pm Good Friday Prayer Meeting Wrshp Tm 7pm Service 6:30pm

Men’s Study FSR @ 6:00 am

Senior High students are invited to participate in a “Journey To The Cross” in the “Crossing” (aka youth room) on Good Friday, April 19 from 10-11:30am! This hour and a half will be a time for students to go through an extended personal and group time of guided Scripture reading and prayer surrounding the events of the last week of the life of Christ including His death, burial, and resurrection. This time is designed for you to have to have a deeper and more meaningful Easter celebration in addition to the Good Friday service on Friday night at 6:30pm and the Easter service on Sunday morning at 9:00am.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT YOUTH GROUP THIS WEEK April 10, 6-8pm P David will be continuing the semester theme “Set an Example”. The topic of this week’s message is “Social Media”.

Contact the church office if you can help, or Mike Parker (825-2811; [email protected])

1 Peter 9:30am FSR

4/21/19 at 9am in the AC

8am - 12pm

Women’s in the Gap Time 11am Ladies Study 6-8 FSR

Hope you can make it!

Choir 6pm Prayer Meeting Wrshp Tm 7pm 6:30pm

Garden preparations are beginning! If you would like to reserve a plot behind the church office to garden this summer, please contact Penny Feehan at [email protected] Thank you!

Pastor Niall has been very busy over the last couple of months visiting as many groups as possible on his listening tour. This final stop is open to anyone who has not had the opportunity to share during one of pastor Niall’s stops. April 15 at 6:30pm Larry & Barb Stevig’s home Larry (309-826-9160) or Barb (309-826-2113)

if you plan to attend.

Ladies of Grace Church! You are invited to a baby shower honoring Caleigh and Jared Murphy Saturday April 13th 1:30pm Fireside Room Please RSVP to Abbey Elam 309-530-4808 by April 12th!

Graduation Open House For Chris Ruehle Saturday, April 27 2-5pm In the Crossing

General Announcements

“Until He Returns” Bible Study is held on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month from 6:30-8:30pm

April 14

Free CPR 1st Aid Class

Grace is offering this FREE training on Monday, April 8 from 6-10pm in the Media Room. No Childcare due to the late time. RSVP REQUIRED: [email protected]

APRIL 12 Fireside Room Join us for a day of sewing & projects! All are welcome, lunch is potluck. Questions: Virginia Snow 838-2512 Barb Hankemeier 963-4718

Calling all Young @ Heart! (~60 & over) Join us next week after the 2nd service in the Fireside Room for our potluck! Contact Carol Cox if you have any questions [email protected]

Jr High students are invited to a week at East Iowa Bible Camp in Deep River, Iowa Monday, July 22 through Saturday, July 27. Bible camp is an awesome opportunity to get away from the routine of daily life and have a personal encounter with God through worship, missionary speaker, and meaningful times of Bible teaching! Bible camp is also a great opportunity to get to know other people and develop lifelong friendships with other brothers and sisters in Christ. EIBC has a zip line, swimming, basketball, fishing, paddle boats, and newly added “human foosball”. I hope you will prayerfully consider going to East Iowa Bible Camp this summer and consider bringing a friend with you. Cost: $175 Registration Deadline: Sunday, April 28.

Grace Giving Report YTD Giving

YTD Expenses

Giving

Weekly

(2/28/19)

(2/28/19)

(3/31/19)

(Budget)

General

$117,080

$115,173

$ 11,140

$14, 604

Missions

$ 11,613

$15,618

$ 2,485

$ 2,077

Children’s Activities: infant through 5th grade - Kidzone 6th grade through 8th grade - Upper Rooms of the Activity Center 9th grade through 12th grade - The Crossing in the Activity Center

In the spotlight

Young Adults: (College age & up) Underground Café, Can You Keep Your Faith in College?, Scott & Tammy Callicott Rediscovering Your Spiritual Gifts: (all adults) The Fireside Room, Ellis Hurd GraceLink: C-130, The Bible Concept - A look at Biblical themes, attributes of God, and an overview of books of the Bible

10:45 AM Children’s Activities: (infant through 3rd grade) Kidzone Berean: (everyone ~40’s +) C120, Ephesians, Jim Cox Rock Climbers: (everyone all ages) C124, Ezekiel & Daniel, Paul Bronke, Mike Hardy, Todd Feehan

Pray for Our Church Family Elder: Scott Callicott, Tami, Jonathan, David Staff: Pastor Len Thebarge (Senior Associate Pastor), Denise Expectant Mothers: Caleigh Murphy

People in our Congregation: Michael & Lisa Swartz Valerie Tanner Dave & Terri Taylor Barb Teuscher Donnie & Alexandrea Thoennes, Marcus, Donnie, Mackenzie, Bradley, Austin Prayer Partnership with Advocate BroMenn: Chaplaincy Pray that these individuals would faithfully present Christ to patients and families.

Ministry Staff Niall Philyaw………………….………...Senior Pastor………………[email protected] Len Thebarge ..........................Sr. Associate Pastor ........................... [email protected] David Gross .. Associate Pastor of Student & Family [email protected] Andy McLellan ….Associate Pastor of Music & Worship Arts.…[email protected] Kelly Graeber................ Director Of Children’s Ministry ............... [email protected] Denise Courtright ...................... Office Manager ............................ [email protected] Dawn Hozian ............................... Office Assistant .............................. [email protected]

Good Friday Service Join us on Friday, April 19th for a Grace Church Good Friday Service! We will focus on the cross as Pastor Niall shares from the Word, the Grace Easter Choir will bless us with special music, and we will share communion together. Invite your friends & family!

April 7, 2019

Please feel free to join any of these classes

9:00 AM

Our Mission: Together, Becoming Fully Devoted Followers of Jesus Christ

Christian Education

1311 W. Hovey Ave. Normal, IL 61761 309-452-5076 www.gracenormal.org

Sunday Morning Worship at 9:00am & 10:45am

New Wine & Wineskins Luke 5:33-39

Worship in Gathering & Welcome Worship in Scripture & Prayer Worship in Song Worship in Giving Worship in The Word Prayer of Salvation

If you have an emergency over the weekend and need to contact a pastor,

“Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that Jesus died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow Jesus as Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

please call the emergency number .............................................................................. 825-2472

CCLI Music License No 382064

Elders of Grace Church……………………………………………….………[email protected] Global Outreach Mission Team…………………………………………[email protected]