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Weekly Announcements

February 19, 2017

LIFE OF DAVID – Dr. Harmon has begun a brand new sermon series on Wednesday nights on the life of the great Old Testament King David. Join us as we study God’s Word and learn how to have a heart after God’s own heart.

THIS MORNING we welcome James M. into the membership of Grace Bible Baptist Church.

NEW CHAPEL and Children’s Building now open for all young children’s classes: Nursery (to age 2); Toddler Class (ages 2 & 3); Beginner’s Class (ages 4 & 5); and Primary Class (grades 1 & 2).  GRADES 3-5 meet each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45 a.m. and in the new Chapel at 11:00 a.m.

FROM VERNDENE P. – How thankful I am for your love, prayers, cards and other acts of kindness shown upon the homegoing of my earthly father, Sam P.  Please know that you are loved by me.

ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING will be held on March 22nd.  All ministry leaders, please submit your 2016 annual report to the church office by March 5th:  gracechurch@maranatha.net.

CONDOLENCES to the family of Richard D. upon his homegoing.  Dr. Johnson will hold the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow at Towson Funeral Home with visitation today from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 p.m.

HANDBELL CHOIR – We have a few openings in our Handbell Choir. Interested?  See Mr. Brian McLeod.

PRAYER LISTOwen S., Alvin M., Geraldine C., Dolores K., Donald F., Sook P., Dolly W., Bobbette O., Martin H., Sheila M., Megan P., Roosevelt D., Sheila P., Salvatore M., Beverly M., Weston B., Bob H., Bill W., Rachel W., Calvin S., Bree M., Bethany B., Dee H., Barbara E., William S., Michael J. & Ray H., Jr. – health concerns. Ariella S., Raymond T., Jean W., Thomas K., Florence C., Laurel C., Pamela G., Michael S., Sr. & Kellie D – cancer.

MISSIONARY NEWS – THE HAYNES FAMILY – For the past 8 1/2 years, we’ve been on a journey to serve tribal people.  When I say “journey,” what I really mean is White Water River rafting as opposed to an afternoon hike!  The one constant in our lives is God and His grace and provision for us.  We have some exciting news as we’ve seen God’s provision in our lives yet again!  God has indeed led us to serve the Sanapaná people of the Paraguayan Chaco. These first years have been a “warm-up” – the real work starts now.  We’re trusting God as we start this new chapter in our lives.  We are not adequate for the task at hand and know that only God can do a work like this.  So we trust Him; we walk in dependence upon Him and His Word.  One of our favorite things to do as a family on road trips is recalling and remembering in detail the ways in which God has blessed us and provided for us.  In December alone, we’ve had roughly 3,000 Kilometers of trips, each giving us a chance to reconnect as a family.  As we shared stories, we couldn’t help but laugh and think, “That’s such a God thing” when reminded that Jared came down at just age 15 to visit the Camacho family here in Paraguay.  One day Jared was invited to travel out to La Esperanza and he shook the hands of two people who, wouldn’t you know it, would one day be his co-workers just 10 years later.  Isn’t it amazing how God works?  There’s not much left to say but this – “That’s such a God thing!”

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