Grace Episcopal Church 
Weekly Update

OFFICE CLOSED NEXT WEEK


Please note that Emily AND Cindy are both out of town  August 12 -19th . As a result, the office will be closed.

In the event of an emergency, please contact Don Knight, Senior Warden, at 540-220-7988.
Announcements...

GARDEN  - We wanted to share with you a picture of the flowers for Billy Jewel's funeral yesterday.  All the flowers were provided from the Grace Church garden!

DRIVE THRU COFFEE AND DONUTS MINISTRY - The ECW will again host Drive Thru Coffee and Donuts on Thursday, August 17th from 6:30 am to 9:00 am!

FAMILY GAME NIGHT - The August family game night is scheduled for Friday, August 18th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm!  You don't want to miss out so mark your calendar!

AND, SPEAKING OF GAMES...DOES ANYONE PLAY BRIDGE? We have had a request for Bridge at game night this month. If you are interested, please let Emily know.

VESTRY MEETING - Vestry will meet on Sunday, August 20th after worship. Please submit all reports to Cindy by this Thursday, August 10th for distribution.

CONFIRMANDS - All Confirmands and Sponsors will be blessed at the August 20th worship service. The group will meet for the Confirmation Class after worship as well. 

INQUIRER'S CLASS EXTENDEDSince so many have expressed an interest in the book for the Inquirer's class,  Episcopal Questions Episcopal Answers , we will make time on September 17th and 24th to further explore the Episcopal faith.  We will meet between services.  Emily has extra copies of the book if you need one.

BISHOP'S VISIT AND CONFIRMATION - The Bishop will be visiting and confirming our youth on September 10th at 10 am followed by a luncheon.  P lease bring your favorite side dish, vegetable dish, or dessert. The Vestry will provide the main dish. Please sign-up your dish in the upper Parish Hall. If you have any questions, please let Terry know. 

FALL SERVER SCHEDULE - We will be finalizing the Fall Server schedule by the end of the month.  If you are new to Grace and/or if you have never served as a Worship Lay Leader but would like to serve as a Lector, Chalicer or Acolyte at either service, please email Cindy as soon as possible.  We are especially in need of Youth at 9:00 to serve as Acolytes or as a Worship Assistant. 

Looking Ahead...


  • Drive Thru Coffee and Donut Ministry - August 17th 6:30 am to 9:00 am
  • Family Game Night - August 18th at 6:30 pm
  • Confirmation Class - August 20th after the 10 am service. Lunch will be provided.
  • Vestry Meeting - August 20th following the 10 am service.

If you have an announcement, please email it to Cindy Harper at gracechurch2955@gmail.com by Wednesday morning each week. 

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August Coffee Hour Volunteers - Thank you!

August 13: Carolyn Stevens
August 20: Betsy Wright and Shelia Hyer
August 27:__________
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       Happy Birthday this week to: 
Mark Wysong - August 7
John Boggs - August 12

Happy Anniversary this week to:
Polly and Toy Tucker - August 8
Kathy and Mark Bowles - August 8
Elizabeth and Mike Caudill - August 12
This Sunday at a Glance

SUMMER SCHEDULE
10:00 am Morning Prayer

Lectionary Readings for August 13, 2017
Matthew 14:22-33
1 Kings 19:9-18
Psalm 85:8-13
Romans 10:5-15
 
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