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He is Risen Indeed!

In just a few weeks we will be celebrating the miracle of the empty tomb, with the declaration He is Risen…He is Risen Indeed!!!  But, before that wonderful Sunday, we have to journey through the final week of Jesus’ earthly life.  When we consider that over 40% of the Gospel’s chapters are dedicated to this final week and that Mark devotes 70% of his chapters to it, it is certainly worthy of special attention.

So, this year we are going to focus the entire week on prayerfully preparing ourselves for Resurrection Sunday.  Therefore, the church will be open Monday through Thursday from Noon to 1:00pm for all those who are interested in joining together for a special time of quiet prayer.  We may sing a few a cappella hymns together and then settle into a time of quiet prayer for our church, our community, our nation, our world and the lost.

On Wednesday evening at 6:15pm, we will have short service in the sanctuary in place of normal Bible Study time.  It will include singing some hymns and a reading and reflection on the events of Holy Week up that point.  On Thursday evening at 6:30pm we will have a special Maundy Thursday service that will include music, the Lord’s Supper, a sermon, and a ceremonial foot washing.  Please invite your friends and family for this special evening of prayer and reflection.  As is traditional we will end the evening by leaving the church silently.

On Friday and Saturday, I ask you to pray earnestly on your own and with your families, while we remember the sacrifice of our Lord and the loneliness and separation of his disciples.  But on Sunday we will join together again to proclaim the miracle of the empty tomb.  We will be having a 30 minute Sunrise Service at 6:30am (outside, weather permitting), and then we will return to church again at our normal time 9:45am for Sunday School and our Easter Sunday worship service at 11:00am…In His Grace!

–Pastor Mark Elkins



In Like a Lion…

Winter will hopefully leave like a lamb this March, but we’re praying that Spring at Grace Baptist Church is going to roar in like a Lion. We have so many different opportunities to glorify God this month that there isn’t enough room to tell you all about them here, so please visit our website for more details and keep an eye on your bulletins. But I do want to mention at least a few of these exceptional opportunities:  Missions Week of Prayer…Puppetfest …Missions Weekend…and the PCHS Praise Team.

Beginning on March 2nd, we will be joining millions of other Southern Baptists around the country in praying for our nation’s lost and the missionaries God has called to reach to them. There will be an insert in Sunday’s bulletin that will help guide us all in ways to petition our Lord in this honoring kingdom work.

The following week, March 9th at 3pm, we will be hosting our annual Puppetfest here at the church. It is an excellent opportunity to invite friends, neighbors, and family for a fun afternoon that will also expose them to the Gospel of Christ Jesus.

The weekend of the 22nd is going to be a special Missions Weekend here at Grace. We will have a Missions Fundraising Dinner & Movie Saturday Night starting at 5:30pm, with both a movie for adults in the Sanctuary and a video upstairs in the Youth Room for the younger attendees. Then on Sunday we will be having a special presentation at both the Sunday School hour and during our 11:00am service by Joe Dillon from the IMB.

And then on Sunday March 30th, we will have the blessing of the PCHS Praise an Worship Team starting at 6pm. So, mark your calendars and prepare for Spring at Grace Baptist Church.




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