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Weekly Announcements

February 7, 2016

 CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY to the family of Harlan B. upon his recent homegoing.  Harlan was a long-time friend of Grace.  He and his wife Carolyn were regular in their attendance at Grace for many years.  Services were held in Eldersburg on Friday.

S.O.S. – Keep Sheila L. in prayer as she recuperates from recent knee surgery.

TONIGHT – The Jason King family (not related to the Kings in Italy) will present their call as missionaries to South Africa through Vision Baptist Missions.

LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY – Mrs. Natalie Johnson and ladies meet together for study, prayer and fellowship each Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m.  All ladies are welcome!

UPWARD SPORTS – Over 140 boys and girls are registered in our Upward Basketball and Cheerleading program.  Pray for Coach Chris and our faithful volunteers as they teach sports fundamentals and Christian sportsmanship through this Christ-centered program.

G.R.O.W. PROGRAM – Our outreach ministry meets Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. to introduce the community to Grace Bible Baptist Church and share the Gospel through letters, calls, and visits.  See Dr. Harmon for details.

HEARTFELT THANKS sent from Ethel N. and family for your flowers, cards, gifts, and love given upon the homegoing of her mother, Dorothy G.

6:00 P.M. BIBLE INSTITUTE

  • The Creeds of Christian Faith – Rev. John Moss (Church Fellowship Hall)
  • Theology: Personal Eschatology – Dr. Ernest Peterkin (Ed. Bldg. Room 201)
  • The Book of Nehemiah – Rev. Earl Johnson III (Ed. Bldg. Room 202)

PRAYER LISTShae G., Katie S., Barbara E., Clarence J., Stephanie B., Martha A., Ryder R., David R., Mary T., Jack C., Bruce L., Bob H., Catherine M., Megan P., Cliff B., Jean S., Carolyn S., Katie C., Heather M., Rachel W., Helen T., Jackie R., Florence C., Pat B., Michael P., Merriam H. & Calvin S. – health concerns.  Judy A., Laurel C., Gene H., Kellie D., Cheryl H., Lee P., Meghan R., Bert W. & Wanda J. – cancer.

MISSIONARY NEWS – THE KINGS – At a recent Sunday afternoon Ladies’ Meeting, I used a bread-making demonstration to illustrate the essential and exclusive “ingredients” needed to have the “Bread of Life.” Many unsaved ladies came and listened with rapt attention. Praise the Lord for the many positive things that have come out of the meeting.  Pray for salvation decisions as who knows how much time they (or anyone) have to decide?  Some recent deaths have again underscored how uncertain time is and thus the urgency of the Gospel message.  Several congregation relatives have died, all of whom heard the Gospel, but as far as we know, never received it.  We also grieved for our niece and her four young children in the States in losing her husband who was a pastor and is now in the presence of the Lord.  On the brighter side, recent births have brought much joy in both the Italian and Filipino Churches, and more are “on the way.”  Our joy is even greater for some “spiritual births” in recent weeks. We also praise the Lord for the finances provided in getting our new church elevator-stairs project done, the last project before we can move into the new church location.  The time has come to send one of our own families into missions!  A. & N. already have an outreach to Arabs, and will soon be used on a regular basis as missionaries.  Please pray for our couples’ banquet on February 13th, and the combined annual meeting of the Italian and Filipino churches on March 20th.

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