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April Pastor’s Notes

     This is a really exciting time for Grace Baptist Church!  The Holy Spirit has been answering our prayers and bringing much fruit in the form of new families, dozens of new children, and new ministries like the Marriage & Women’s Conferences, and the upcoming AWANA Grand Prix.  It is certainly a season of harvesting and of replanting, in the power of our Lord Jesus Christ!

         And along with all the incredible things God is doing in our midst, there also comes an even greater responsibility of oversight and stewardship.  As our little family of God grows into a larger community, it is imperative that each of us consider our individual and collective roles in God’s plan for this body of Christ.

        Unfortunately, over the last several Quarterly Church Meetings, we have noticed a decline in the number of people who are remaining after our Fellowship Meal to hear updates and help make decisions that affect the future direction of our church.  I know that we are all very busy, but these meetings are vital for the continued health and growth of GBC. 

     Which is why I wanted to take a moment in this month’s Pastor’s Notes to encourage everyone (especially members) to plan on attending this month’s Quarterly Church Meeting on Sunday, April 23rd directly following our Worship Service and Potluck Fellowship Meal.  Although some meetings have been longer in the past, our Deacons have strived over the last year to streamline our agendas in order to target a 30 minute timeframe.

     Please, make a note on your calendar to remain an additional half-hour after the Fellowship Meal, so that together we can prayerfully seek the Holy Spirit’s future course for Grace Baptist Church.



Easter Service Schedule

Join us this Easter to experience and celebrate the hope we have in Jesus.

Our Maundy Thursday Service will be at 7pm on March 29th. It will be a night of worship and reflection, as we remember the night of the Lord’s Supper and His arrest. Childcare will be provided in the nursery.

On Easter Sunday, April 1st, we will have a Sunrise Service at 7am, rain or shine. There will not be any Sunday school, but we will have a special Easter Service at 11am. Please join us and invite your friends to our special Easter Service, as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ together!

Due to last weekend’s snow, we are moving our annual Egg Hunt directly after the service, so all children are invited to join us in the sanctuary for this fun family event. We will not be having our planned hot dog lunch, so that we can begin the Egg Hunt and Games around 12:30, allowing families to quickly get to any other activities they may already have planned for Easter.

Please Note: that there will be NO Sunday School on Easter Sunday.We will also not be having Children’s Church, but we will be handing out Easter activity packets for children of all ages.There will be Nursery care available.

Please invite your friends and neighbors, and we look forward to seeing you this Easter Sunday!




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