What’s a plumb line!?!?
We are so excited to welcome Mike Herald as our new administrative assistant! Mike comes to us with an incredible amount of experience and tremendous gifts! We hope you will offer Mike a nice, warm welcome as he learns his way around the office here at Grace.
WE NEED SOME TEAMS!
For our huge events coming up over the summer (VBS and the Block Party), we are in need of some teams that will help us plan these events for our community. If you are able to help, please notify the church office ASAP!
We have switched the dates for VBS! VBS will now take place August 3, 10, 17 and 24. We are so excited to base our VBS on the movie ENCANTO! We can’t wait to “Talk About Bruno” as we show the children of the neighborhood that they are a gift and a miracle! Register now for VBS! We need plenty of adults to help make this a memorable time. Click here to register. And remember, planning meeting on Wednesday night at 6:30pm! To sign up to help, contact the church office…or just click the link!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 20 for our community block party! So much more information to come on events and fun! Join the planning team to help out!
RETIRED PASTORS LUNCHEON HELP NEEDED!
On Thursday, September 15, there will be a group of retired United Methodist Pastors meeting at Grace Church, from 9:30 am until about 1:30 or 2:00 pm. Grace Church will provide the noon meal for the pastors. Volunteers are needed to help with preparation of the meal, set up and clean up. If you are able to volunteer please contact the church office.
FAMILY PROMISE HOSTING!
Grace Church! We are so excited to be beginning a relationship with Family Promise. Family Promise helps to end the cycle of poverty and homelessness that grips so many families. By partnering with Family Promise, Grace Church will host families for a week once every three months (approximately). They will stay overnight in our facility for one week and then participate in Family Promise’s program for about 90 days.
Our first hosting week will be in late July (July 24 to July 30). To check out the options available to help and to sign up, please click here or contact the church office.
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS BACKPACKS!
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, 2022. 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, please contact Cindy Warner at 717-379-3274.
SUMMER MISSION TRIP!
Normally in August, we head to McCurdy Ministries in Espanola, New Mexico. However, this year’s McCurdy trip has been cancelled once again. However, we are SO EXCITED to announce that our summer mission trip will be to Wesley Forest, to help Wesley Forest transition from summer camp to fall retreat group host. This means there will be PLENTY of projects for every skill level. The trip is scheduled for August 7 through 11. If you’d like to receive some more information about this trip, please fill out this form. Or, you may contact the church office. YOU ARE NOT COMMITTING TO GOING BY FILLING OUT THE FORM! Pricing for the trip and a detailed itinerary will be coming soon!
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
A new women’s Bible study is meeting at Grace Church on Mondays at 10 a.m. in fellowship hall. ALL women are invited, members or non-members! Bring your Bible, and if you have any questions, please contact Judy Devlin or Sue Lehmer.
Every Sunday, we’re excited to host Grace Kids and Grace Minis! Each Sunday, children may opt to leave the service when dismissed for a supervised time of lessons, crafts and fun! In order to make this successful, we are in need of plenty of volunteers. Please contact the church office to help!
CURRENT MASKING PROTOCOL
Our church council continues to follow CDC guidance and make Grace Church "mask optional", since Cumberland County is in the "low risk" range. To check what level Cumberland (or any) County is, according to the CDC, simply click here. Select "Pennsylvania" and then select "Cumberland".
FROM OUR FRIENDS AROUND THE CORNER
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our July 24th Food Truck StreetSide Bistro! The time is 5-7:30pm and will give us an opportunity for serving our neighbors and community outreach! If you have any questions, please contact me, Pastor Scott, O 717-763-7555 or C 717-884-5700. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
WEST SHORE ELKS INVITES VETERANS TO A DAY AT THE PARK WITH THE HARRISBURG SENTATORS
July 24th 1:00 pm RSVP by Jul 17: Veterans@westshoreelks.org 717-645-0311 Transportation may be provided.
MUSES FOR LUNCH
Our sister church, Grace Harrisburg, is hosting lunchtime concerts on Tuesdays this summer!
Tuesdays from 12:05-12:55 pm at Grace United Methodist Church, 216 State Street, Harrisburg, PA.
July 12, Soar for Four: Piano Music for Four Hands – featuring Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto, Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, among others…
July 26 – Rock with Rach: Selected Preludes and Etudes of Rachmaninoff
August 9 – Chat with Chopin: Selected Chopin Piano Works
August 23 @ 9pm – Turn Down the Lights – Music inspired by the night, the moon and the stars.
I’m so proud to be the pastor of a church who is ready to be the church.
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.
Copies of the current prayer list are available in the folders on the bulletin boards.
In-person worship – 9:30am
Sunday School after worship: Sonshine Class, parlor and Koinonia Class, fellowship hall
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.
TEXT TO GIVE! Tithes and offerings can be made with a simple text! Just text a dollar amount to
844-964-1547. You’ll be prompted to set up an online account. 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!
Sunday Altar Flower Sponsorships
We invite you to place flowers in the sanctuary during in memory or honor of a loved one, or in honor of a special occasion. If you would like to sponsor the flowers during Sunday worship, please contact the church office or click here.