THIS WEEK @ GRACE CHURCH:  

July 25 - 31, 2021

All who follow Jesus, all around the world….YES we’re the church, together! 

 

COMMUNITY IMPACT SUMMER! 

There have already been several Community Impact Summer projects that have taken place!  And there’s still PLENTY of time to get involved!  To register for a project, click on www.ministrypartnership.org.  There is a project for nearly every passion, age and skill level!  We’re so excited to join with Camp Hill UMC to bless our community this summer! 


We’ll also need someone to help us right here on Herman Avenue in Lemoyne!  As part of the Lemoyne Porches Project, we need someone who can estimate the amount of work to be done by doing some home visits with Ruth Timothy.  Please contact the church office if you’re able to do that! 

And one more thing on Community Impact Summer!  We’re CELEBRATING!  On Sunday evening, August 29, we will gather outdoors at Camp Hill Church for our Community Impact Summer celebration!  We hope you’ll be able to join us!

 

HERE’S SOMETHING FUN…

We’re looking for about 20-25 people to participate in a “study” for a future worship service.  The study will take approximately 10 minutes and can be done via Zoom or in person.  The people do not have to be members of Grace Church.  The study has NOTHING to do with Christianity, it is simply an experiment to gain insight into how people process information.  Results will be completely confidential.  Intrigued enough to get some more information?  Please email the church office. (office@graceumlemoyne.org


SERVICE OF CELEBRATION AND REMEMBRANCE

This year marks 20 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  On Saturday, September 11, join us for a Service of Celebration and Remembrance.  We will remember the 9/11 attacks but also remember and celebrate our loved ones who have passed away.  The evening will begin at 5pm with food trucks, local emergency personnel and a memory wall, where we invite you to post a picture of your loved one.  Then, at 7pm, we will gather inside the sanctuary for a service. 


PASTORAL VISITS!

We are so excited to be able to start visitation again.  However, we certainly do not want to assume that everyone is completely comfortable with this.  We’d love some help in seeing where the congregation is on this.  If you would like to have a pastoral visit, please let the church office know…via email at office@graceumlemoyne.org or via phone at 717-763-7632. 

 

VBS!

NIGHT ONE WAS AMAZING!  Our VBS will continue on  Wednesday evenings from 6:30 till 8:00 through August 11.  Each week we’ll explore a different character trait we see in the Bible!  This is a fully OUTDOOR event, taking place in our parking lot and in the church’s outdoor corridor.  We have a BUNCH OF WATER GAMES planned for each week so plan to get soaked!

How can you help?  We’re glad you asked!


1) Sign up here to help volunteer.  We’ll make sure you have all of the required paperwork. 


2) Please call the church office or let us know online if you have a canopy or two that we can borrow on Wednesday evenings.  We’ll also be happy to receive donations of sidewalk chalk, water balloons, water cannons and anything else you think might be a great idea for THE GREAT SUMMER ADVENTURE! 

How can you register your children/grandchildren/neighbors?  We’re glad you asked that too!  Click our VBS information page to get started! 


We’re so excited to see you this year for “THE GREAT SUMMER ADVENTURE!” 

*Please note: in the event of rain, activities will be moved indoors for that evening*


IN PERSON WORSHIP INFORMATION

Registration for worship and masks in worship are now optional.  Capacity restrictions are now lifted…we will use every other pew and we still ask that groups sitting in the same pew leave a 3-6 feet of distance between parties. 

 

STREAMING

Our service streams live on Facebook live at 10am.  The YouTube version will be available as soon as it is uploaded on Sunday late morning or early afternoon. 


THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! 

If you have an Android phone, you can download our app from the Google Play Store.  


Weekly schedule:

In-person worship (Registration optional) 10am

Streaming live 10am on Facebook Live

Video available on Sunday afternoon and throughout the week on Grace UM Lemoyne on YouTube 

Community Zoom night (JULY 22 – not a Wednesday) link is here!

 

Our website remains available to make online donations.  Tithes and offerings can be made online here.   You may, of course, continue to mail in gifts to 309 Herman Avenue, Lemoyne PA 17043.  And now, you may text to give! Text a dollar amount to 844-964-1547.  After you set it up the first time, you’ll only have to text a dollar amount next time!  Pro tip: Save the contact in your phone as “Grace Church Giving”!  Thank you for your continued generosity!

 

VIDEO LIBRARY! 

DVDs and Flash Drives of each service remain available.  To make a reservation, just call the church office 717-763-7632. 


MEN’S BREAKFASTS ARE BACK!!

Join us on Tuesday, August 10 at 9 a.m. at Brother’s Restaurant!  We’re excited to resume the search for the best breakfast spot in the Capitol Region and we’ll start with last round’s winner!  Invite a friend or a neighbor for some great conversation and fellowship. 


BACKPACKS FOR WASHINGTON HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

It’s time to start planning our support for Washington Heights Elementary School students for the next school year!  Backpacks and water bottles will be purchased with the donations received.  If you wish to help with this project, please provide your donation by July 31, 2021.  Please make sure you mark the envelope or check specifically for backpacks to ensure it is deposited in the correct fund.  Your donation is very much appreciated.  If you have any questions feel free to contact Cindy Warner at 717-379-3274.


BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Knowing God Bible Study

The study meets weekly on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the church parlor.  Our faith step:  Do you need to hear comforting words from Jesus today?  Ask Him to speak to your troubled heart, either through His Spirit within you, or through the written Word.


PLEASE NOTE:

The movie, “Peter and Paul”, starring Anthony Hopkins as Paul, will be show during the Knowing God Bible Study, beginning next Thursday, July 29 and continuing on August 5 and 9. 

 

This group is open to all.  We hope you will plan to attend!

 

Women’s Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study meets at 9:30 a.m. on Monday in the conference room, lower level.  We hope you will join us for some interesting study time and lively discussion!

 

UM Men’s Bible Study:  Men 2 Men

The Men 2 Men Bible Study meets on Thursdays at 8 a.m. at The Breakfast Club, 1104 Carlisle Road, Camp Hill. 


PRAYER REQUESTS

If you would like to submit a prayer request to the church office for our Prayer Team, you may do so on our website

 

Anyone wishing to attend the prayer time is welcome to do so on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m.  


ALTAR FLOWER SPONSORSHIPS

If you would like to sponsor the altar flowers during Sunday worship in memory of honor of a loved one, or for a special occasion, please contact the church office or click here. There are lots of dates available!  



VOICES OF THE VALLEY PERFORMANCES

Voices of the Valley and Keystone Theatrics present “A Summer Salute to the Best of Broadway”, August 7 and 8 at the Allenberry Playhouse.  Four of the cast members are from Grace Church:  Amy Boeshore, Meghan Nardella, Josh Barr and Doug Miller.  Please come out and see the show!  Box office: 717-462-4401.  Info at https://www.voicesofthevalley.co/  

 

JOSHI FREE HEALTH CLINIC!

Health care for those with no health insurance.  Free Physician consultations and Free limited diagnostic testing (blood work and X-rays) at partner hospital sites.  Services are limited to adults with general medical health needs not requiring emergency care.  All care provide is FREE!  JOSHI Health Foundation, Suite 108, 5008 Lenker Street, Mechanicsburg, PA.  Phone:  717-500-1470.  


I am so proud to be the pastor of a church who IS the church!