THIS WEEK @ GRACE CHURCH:  

May 9 - 15, 2021

Happy Mother’s Day!  Whether or not you have biological children of your own, we celebrate the women and girls in our congregation!  They have done, are doing and will continue to do the hard work of nurturing us, loving us and caring for us. 

For those among us who struggle with this day, we see you.  We hear you.  We love you and your community supports you. 

 

IN PERSON WORSHIP INFORMATION

We are so excited to welcome you back into the building!  Registration is required for members of Grace Church.    Registration will be open from 9am on Monday until 2pm on Thursday only.  You may register online, at www.graceumlemoyne.org, through our Android app or by calling the church office: 717-763-7632.  Also on our website, we have posted a frequently asked questions about our worship as well as our minimum safety standards

In addition to our 10am in person service, we will also CONTINUE with parking lot worship, beginning at 8:30am.  That means there are now three opportunities to worship with us: 8:30am in the parking lot, 10:00am in person or 10:00am online on Facebook Live. 

 

PLEASE NOTE, THERE WILL BE NO PARKING LOT WORSHIP SERVICE AND NO ONLINE STREAMING ON MAY 16, 2021. 

 

CHUM PARTNERSHIP

Please join us for a town hall meeting discussing the results of the Calvary building inspection on Sunday evening, May 23 at 6:45pm.  More information on how to register is coming soon!  


THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT! 

If you have an Android phone, you can download our app from the Google Play Store.  On the app, you can submit a prayer request, give online, grab our announcements and check the church calendar.  There’s even a Bible embedded within the app!  Once you get the app, check out a quick tutorial video on how to use it right here. 


COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

All Pennsylvanians 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. 

In order to find the most up to date list of providers, please click here.  

 

CHURCH CAMP 2021!

Registration is now open for the 2021 camp season!  It will look different than it ever has before but we know that God will be present and we know it will be memorable.  Click here to register online and to read about the COVID-19 safety protocols in place for this season. (www.susumcamps.org)  Remember, Grace Church will offer each camper a $200 campership for their first week of camp!  Also note that the early bird registration deadline is fast approaching!  It is May 15. 


WEEKLY SCHEDULE:

Parking lot worship 8:30am  Will not take place on May 16

In-person worship (registration required for Grace Church members) 10am

Streaming live 10am on Facebook Live  Will not take place on May 16

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

Wednesday night community night (7pm) link is here! Will not take place Wednesday, May 12.  

Sunday School - 11am Sunday (unless otherwise noted): Will not take place Sunday, May 16.  

  

CONNECT WITH US!  

We are asking everyone who is worshipping with us to fill out our online connection card.  We know that we have a variety of folks joining us from out of town (and many from “in town” as well).  We’d love to know who you are and give you an opportunity to be included on our weekly information.  If you’re joining us in worship this weekend, please fill out a connection card .

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. 

 

I am so proud to be the pastor of a church that “stops the chariot”!  


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



ROOF FUNDRAISER

Please note, if you are making a donation to our Roof Fundraiser, please be sure to mark it as such on the envelope or the check so that it is sure to be deposited into the right fund.  Thank you!


JIM YOUNG MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT:  

Thursday, September 9 at Carlisle Country Club.  Sponsored by UMHC, Board of Child Care.  Proceeds to benefit the United Methodist Home for Children.  All golfers welcome, regardless of skill level.  For registration information, call 717-766-7652 or email golf@boardofchildcare.org.  A virtual silent auction will also be held.  Visit the website for updates: https://umhc.org/ or  https://www.boardofchildcare.org/.


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!    



POTATO PROJECT UPDATE:  NEWS! 

JUST IN FROM THE FINANCE COMMITTEE! 

Thus far this year we have received $884 towards the November 13 Potato Drop. Fantastic!  And recently at a worship service, someone gave me $87 in wrapped coins!  Wow!  Also, one dedicated member of GUM Church has an automatic

$10 pledge going into the Grace Church Men’s checking account, which is the the official account for the Hunger Relief programs. 

 

Just a reminder, Mike Espenshade is already planning to present his famous potato soup!!  Yumm!!  The Peace of Christ to all!    

– Gary Wilkins, Potato Project Coordinator


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From Gary Wilkins,

 

On April 4, 1924, the “new” Sunday School auditorium was dedicated.  The following year, 1925, SPRING ANNIVERSARY DAY began as a day to recognize the efforts that went into that great building event.  It was also utilized as a huge fundraiser to eliminate the debt from the construction and to support missionary events around the world.  Spring Anniversary Day has been a very important day during the history of Grace Church.  Sadly, it got lost during the Covid-19 crisis of 2020 and 2021. 

 

Let us remember that our history of dedication and commitment to the Church of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is not lost or forgotten because of a temporary situation. 

 

For our new members/partners, please be aware of the tremendous events that have made this church; not just the beautiful building itself, but the longstanding commitment to spread the word of the Risen Savior.  Thousands of folks like you and me have provided us with today’s opportunity to worship in this wonderful place we call Grace United Methodist Church, Lemoyne.    

 

Let us pause in today’s hectic environment to give thanks in remembrance of those wonderful, dedicated disciples, and may we today make that same commitment to ensure Grace Church will be here for another 100 years and beyond.  Peace and Grace to you all!