Urgent Prayer Request!

Beloved, please be in prayer for Karen Walker and her family, because her Dad is in the ICU at Forsyth Hospital for observation stemming from a series of potential mini-strokes. They are going to do more tests tomorrow morning, so please pray for His healing, and the family’s strength and peace.

In the precious and powerful name of Jesus Christ our Lord,


Pastor Mark



THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VBS 2016 FB Cover Collage
A huge, heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who prepared for, prayed for, and volunteered at last week’s Vacation Bible School and yesterday’s Community Family Fun Day! Glory to God for all of the blessings poured out on the children and adults alike.
 


This Month’s Grace Notes are Online!

May 16 Grace Notes
Grace Baptist Church’s Monthly Newsletter is here! May is going to be another very exciting and busy month with special Sunday services, festivals, a blood drive, and MORE! Make sure that you stay up to date with the latest announcements, calendars, and more! Visit our Grace Notes webpage, https://www.hisgraceforyou.org/grace-notes/, to see this month’s Grace Notes.

 



Red Cross Blood Drive

Grace Baptist will be hosting another Blood Drive for the Red Cross this year on Wednesday, May 18th in the Fellowship Hall from 3-7pm. Please pray and consider donating and/or volunteering for this wonderful cause. Sign up today by contacting Pastor Mark (pastor@hisgraceforyou.org).


New Men’s Ministry!

Men's Ministry Event Pic

We are about to launch a new Men’s Ministry this Saturday for men aged 15 and up. We will meet on the first Saturday of every month from 8:30-10:30am for breakfast, fellowship, and bible study at the church. This Saturday, April 2nd will be our first meeting, and our first study will be of a book and DVD series entitled, “How People Change…How Christ Changes Us By His Grace”. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall at Grace Baptist Church and kick-off with a hearty breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon, and hash-browns. There is no cost, but please contact Pastor Mark (229-5719 or pastor@hisgraceforyou.org) if you would like to attend, so we will have enough materials and food for everyone. And, please be sure to invite your friends!!!

A Summary of the How People Change Study:
If you’ve ever tried, failed, and wondered why, you need How People Change! When the Bible talks about the gift of a new heart, it does not mean a heart that is immediately perfected, but a heart that is capable of being changed. Jesus’ work on the cross targets our hearts, our core desires and motivations, and when our hearts change, our behavior changes. A changed heart is the bright promise of the gospel and the goal of How People Change by biblical counseling experts Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp. How People Change explains the biblical pattern for change in a clear, practical way you can apply to the challenges of daily life. But change involves more than a biblical formula: you will see how God is at work to make you the person you were created to be. That powerful, loving, redemptive relationship is at the heart of all positive change you experience.



Baby Bottle Boomerang

Our annual “Baby Bottle Boomerang” will continue until Sunday, February 28th. Together, we will pray, raise awareness, and raise funds for the Pregnancy Care Center of Martinsville. Please, pick up a baby bottle to take home and fill up with change and dollar bills. Then bring it back any Sunday, in order to add your contents to the large “baby bottle,” which will be given to the Pregnancy Care Center. This money will aid them in the important work they do to help save the lives of babies and care for the parents and the babies, before and after they are safely brought into this world, all in the name of Jesus Christ.



February Grace Notes

During Jesus’ last night with His disciples, He declared, “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13). As we begin our Baby Bottle Boomerang to support the Pregnancy Care Center in Martinsville, I am reminded of Jesus’ declaration and of His gracious personal sacrifice for us mere sinners and the least of these. I personally believe that there is no greater scourge on this nation than that of legalized abortion and history will judge our love by what we were willing to lay down in order to save the least of these.
This spiritual battle is the tip of the spear for the American church today, in the same way that eradicating idolatry (especially worship of Molech) was for the nation of Israel over three thousand years ago. For them, the continuous cycle of “good king” then “bad king” could not remove their scourge from the land. The only thing that finally worked was for God to judge them, destroy their nation, and send them into captivity in Babylon for seventy years.

As a nation we have the unique privilege of voting for new leaders on a regular basis and this year is a very important election. Our future leaders will not only shape the laws and their enforcement, they will also most likely have the opportunity to appoint several new Supreme Court Justices. This is extremely important because we currently have a divided 5-4 court on many foundational issues to our nation, but none more important than the Sanctity of Human Life.
Since a previous court’s Roe vs. Wade decision legalized abortion, our nation has murdered over fifty eight million (58,000,000) children! As followers of the God-man Jesus the Christ, who laid down His life for the least of these, I urge all of us to be engaged in this spiritual war to eradicate this modern day scourge from our land! We can all do something:
• …we can pray every day for the unborn and their parents
• … we can collect our coins and dollars for those on the front lines…
• …and we can make sure that we vote for candidates who have always been and will likely always be “Pro-Life”

Beloved, I pray that our generation will be the one to experience the end of this holocaust and that God will not need to judge our nation and send us into exile to accomplish it. But whatever it takes, I pray that He will do it soon!
In the precious and powerful name of Jesus Christ our Lord,
Pastor Mark



WED Night Activities Cancelled Due to Snow

ALL WEDNESDAY NIGHT CHURCH ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELED FOR TONIGHT!!!!!

Good Afternoon Beloved,
I hate to say this again, but all Church Activities for tonight Are Canceled.
That includes AWANA, Fellowship Meal, Choir & Bells Practice and the Truth Project Bible Study Group.
We don’t think it is going to amount to much snow, but unfortunately it is scheduled to come just at the wrong time. Please remain safe and praise God for the beauty of His wondrous creation.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Mark



Prayer Update on Betsy

Good Afternoon Beloved,

I ask that you praise God for hearing our prayers, because Betsy has had a much better day than yesterday!!!!!  Her blood levels have stabilized and if all goes well this evening, she will be coming home tomorrow.  Please continue to pray for her full recovery.

(Also, many of you were asking when the new sermon would be online, and as of now, it is)

For His Glory,

Mark J. Elkins

Grace Baptist Church, Pastor

Direct:  276-229-0852

Cell:  276-229-5719

Office:  276-694-5211

14087 JEB Stuart Hwy

Stuart, VA 24171

www.hisgraceforyou.org



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