Weekly Announcements

THIS WEEK @ GRACE CHURCH:  

May 22 -29, 2022


Talk about exciting!!!!!  We’ll chat about the Grace Upon Grace Cooperative Parish this week!   

 

GRACE UPON GRACE! 

You heard it as an announcement in worship last week and this week, we’ll unpack it a little bit more.  There is something really exciting happening in the life of Grace Church.  Beginning on July 1, Jason will be assigned as pastor to Grace Lemoyne, just like now but ALSO Grace Harrisburg!  The cooperative parish shares a pastor (Jason) and may share plenty of ministries as well!  In preparation for this change, our worship time will be adjusted to 9:30am and Grace Harrisburg will worship at 11am (Beginning Sunday, July 3).  We will take some time after the service on this Sunday to discuss this a bit further and respond to questions about this awesome new opportunity.

 

FREE ICE CREAM!

On Sunday, May 29 at noon, we’ll host our first ice cream pop-up event!  Come to the church parking lot at noon for some FREE ICE CREAM!  Whether you’ve called Grace Church your spiritual home for years or you just know someone who might be interested, this is a great event to eat some ice cream and meet some neighbors!  Sunday, May 29 at noon in the church parking lot!

 

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 chuch office.  YOU ARE NOT COMMITTING TO GOING BY FILLING OUT THE FORM!  Pricing for the trip and a detailed itinerary will be coming soon! 

 

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. To check out the options available to help and to sign up, please click here or contact the church office. 

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES!

Every Sunday, we’re excited to host Grace Kids and Grace Minis!  Each Sunday, children may opt to leave the service immediately after the choir sings 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! 

 

CHURCH CAMP!

It’s time to register for summer camp!  There are camps for almost every age group.  There are “Grandparent and Me” camps, “Mom/Dad and me” camps for the younger ones and an unlimited supply of camps at all different locations for school-age children!  Summer camp is the best!  We believe it is a wonderful part of the ministry at Grace Church.  The church will help campers get to camp by offering them a $200 scholarship for one camp!  If you have any questions at all or need a camp suggestion, please contact Michelle or Jason Schwartzman.  To register for camp, head to www.susumcamps.org.  

 

VBS!

Mark those calendars!  VBS is coming!  Every Wednesday in July!

 

BLOCK PARTY!

Since you already have your phones out to mark your calendars…you might as well mark them for our church’s BLOCK PARTY to take place on Saturday, August 20.  So much more information to come, including how you can help by being on the planning team! 

 

HELP MINISTRIES GOLF TOURNAMENT! 

Christian Churches United is once again hosting their annual golf tournament on Monday, June 13 at Sunset Golf Course in Middletown.  There are plenty of prizes to win and more importantly, a great impact to be made.  For more information about the golf tournament, please check out www.ccuhbg.org/golf.

 

HELP IN UKRAINE

First United Methodist Church in Hershey, PA, has been involved in mission projects in Ukraine for nearly 30 years. They have partnered with Raising Hope Ukraine,” the ministry of missionaries Archana and Ruslan Tkachuk, since 2007.  Archie, an American, and Ruslan, a native Ukrainian, have been ministering to those on the ground by providing food, fuel, and other supplies as well as a safe place to sleep for those who are displaced by the war. You can read more about their current situation on the Raising Hope Ukraine Facebook page (facebook.com/raisinghopeukraine). You may support their efforts by donating online at raisinghopeukraine.com/partner-with-us/financial/  OR by mailing checks made out to “Raising Hope Ukraine” to 836 Appenzell Dr., Hummelstown PA 17036.

 

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". 


PASTORAL VISITS!

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.   

 

GROCERY CARDS AVAILABLE

Just a reminder that we currently have Giant, Weis and Karns grocery cards available for purchase through the church office, in denominations of $25, $50 and $100.  Grace Church makes 5% on every $100 worth of cards purchased.  Cards may be purchased during office hours, Mon-Fri from 9-2:00 or place your order/payment in the offering plate on Sunday and we will notify you when it is ready for pick-up.  Help support Grace Church while you grocery shop!


NA GROUP


If you know of anyone locally who is in need of an NA meeting, please direct them to Grace Church.  The NA group meets in person here from noon – 1 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  NA Zoom meetings are held seven days a week:  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8741592236?pwd=UzFyk2t6MmxGTkxwR2dydnBkaUtDQT09


PRAYER GROUP

If you would like a chance to pray with others for your own concerns and over the prayer requests we receive in on Sundays and during the week, please come to Grace Church on Tuesday mornings.  The prayer group meets in the parlor at 10:00 a.m.! 


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.  The noon meal for the Pastors is to be provided by Grace Church.  Volunteers are very much needed to help with preparation of the meal, also set-up and clean-up.  If you would like to volunteer please contact the church office.  Your help would be very much appreciated!

 

LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY

A new women’s Bible study will be starting at Grace Church on Monday, June 6 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. 


KNOWING GOD BIBLE STUDY

The Thursday Bible Study group is heading back to the beginning – Genesis, that is.  Join us as we restart our journey through the Bible, from the very first book!  Invite a friend or neighbor and come enjoy study and discussion on the early days of Creation. 


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.  Copies of the current prayer list are available in the folders on the bulletin boards.


VIDEO LIBRARY!

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


Click  WEEKLY SCHEDULE to see calendar.


Sunday Schedule:


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

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 still dates available!



I’m so proud to be the pastor of a church who believes that God makes all things new!