CHURCH HAS REOPENED!

Grace Place Service every Saturday @ 5 pm in the Sanctuary!

Traditional Service every Sunday
@ 9 am in the Sanctuary!

Contemporary Service every Sunday
@ 11:15 am in the Fellowship Hall!

Live-Streaming will be on Facebook as well.
Links to Orders of Worship below!
MASKS: To Wear or Not to Wear, That is the Question...
Concerning Masks During Worship:
As you may have heard, the county mayor did issue an edict calling for people to wear masks in public starting on July 10 running through September 8. This was done in response to the recent spike in new COVID-19 cases. The same edict does say that the mayor cannot command the churches to do this based upon the constitution.

However, as has been the case for us all along as we try to cooperate with the governing authorities that God has placed over us according to Romans 13, the leadership team of the church is asking people who attend worship to wear masks for the sake of both yourself and those worshipping with you.

We do understand there are those who cannot wear masks for various reasons. We are asking those people to please sit up front. Just as the distance between the pastor and the people in the front is great enough that the chances of spreading the virus are reduced significantly, so people sitting on the front row are facing forward into a large space that significantly reduces the chance of spreading the virus.

If we follow these guidelines, everyone is giving a little with the thought of trying to help our neighbors hear about Jesus. We just want everyone to hear the Word, the most important concern of all. We pray that the same love that led our Lord to the cross where he gave up all for us leads each to sacrifice for our neighbor to help them receive the gift of Jesus.
Quick Reference for Online Worship
Grace Place @ 5 pm on Saturdays.
(in the Sanctuary)
Live-streamed on Facebook as well.
Traditional Service @ 9 am on Sundays.
(in the Sanctuary)
Live-streamed on Facebook as well.
Contemporary Service @ 11:15 am on Sundays. 
(in the Fellowship Hall)
Live-streamed on Facebook as well.
THE SERVING OF HOLY COMMUNION

Communion will be served during the worship services on the following dates:
-Traditional Service: Aug. 2 & 16 & 30
-Contemporary Service: Aug. 9 & 23
-Grace Place: Every Saturday

DRIVE-THRU COMMUNION
Pull your car around to the designated area. Only 1 car at a time.
Communicants are to bring their own bread and grape wine. Just enough for communion. Please make sure it is grape wine.
 GSLC uses Mogen David Concord Grape.
The pastor will consecrate the elements.
- Every Saturday: 3:00 - 3:45 pm (narthex/front door drop-off)
-Every Sunday: 12:30-1:30 pm (fellowship hall entrance)
To receive the sacrament worthily, a baptized Christian who is able to examine themselves in accord with the Word of God must be able to say yes to the following questions:

  • Am I sorry for my sins and repent of them intending to amend my sinful life?

  • Do I believe that Jesus died for my sins and forgives me?

  • Do I believe I am receiving the true body and blood of Jesus under the bread and wine for the forgiveness of my sins?
OFFERINGS & BUDGET
Weekly Need: $7,764
7/5: $25,471
7/12: $5,333
7/19: $10,534
7/26: $ N/A

You can mail in your tithes to 822 Belvoir Ave., Chatt. TN 37412 or give online.
Deposits are made when possible.
 
Fiscal YTD as of June 30, 2020
Offerings:  $452,106
Expenses:  $423,195
There are several ways you can give!
Click the button below!
ADULT BIBLE STUDIES ARE BACK!!
SATURDAYS:
Bible Study with Pastor Rosser @ 3:45- 4:35 pm before the Grace Place service in the sanctuary.

SUNDAYS:
Bible Study with Paul Henze @ 10 am
New Member Class with Pastor Sheets @ 10 am
 Crossways! Class meets @ 2 pm

TUESDAYS:
Bible Study with Pastor Sheets @ 10:30 am.
ONLINE BIBLE STUDIES!
from Lutheran Hour Ministries! LHM LEARN. FREE!!
NOTICE TO ALL PARENTS
OF CHILDREN AGES PreK4 - 4th Grade!
The members of the Board of Christian Education have been talking regularly during this pandemic. We feel, as a group, it is in the best interest of all that we NOT have Vacation Bible School this summer.

We have also discussed when W.O.W. (Worship on Wednesdays) and Children's Church as well as Children's Sunday School will be reintroduced. As of July 12, we have NOT decided on a date yet. However, we NEED VOLUNTEERS to lead Children's Sunday School and W.O.W. groups when these begin!!

Please contact Wendy Wade for more info or to sign-up to volunteer.
Call/Text: 423-421-1487 or Email: deedle215@aol.com
KINGDOM KIDS LESSON FOR THIS WEEK
Theme: We Surrender to God's Will: Jacob Wrestles with God
Scripture:  Genesis 32:22-31
--Just a reminder--
Verbal requests during church services are not placed on the prayer list unless the church secretary, is notified of the prayer request by a written note, an email (click button above), or phone call (423-629-4661).
Weekly email prayer chain goes out with the announcements on FRIDAYS . If you have a prayer request, let us know before Thursdays by clicking the Prayer Requests button below!
REQUESTS AS OF JULY 31, 2020

GSLC CONGREGATION
NEW: Suzan Marsh & Family- Jim Marsh passed away, Daryl Beam & Family and his mother Nancy- for the loss of Daryl's brother, Danny, Dan Norey & Family- His father, Eugene, passed away. Ben Beam- healing; wisdom teeth taken out, Jacy Ruud- healing; surgery on leg, Barbara Dautrich & Family- Her husband, Bill, passed away on Friday.  Jim Marsh- healing; brain bleed surgery.  Laura Polley & Family-  Laura’s mother is in Hospice care , Chris Futrell- healing; was in a bulldozer accident.  Karin Hubby-  healing; bad vertigo, and a concussion.

SHORT-TERM:  Cathy Hettler, Shirley Berry,  Barbara Dautrich,  Kevin Skidmore, Theresa Johnson, Jeff Stutz

LONG-TERM:  Rick & Karen Brines and Kaitlin, Joanne Brownlee, Makala Bumgarner, Debi Cate, Karen Colbert, Hope Crawford, Bill & Barbara Dautrich, Kay Dintsch, Bertie Fann, Joan Hearn, Pattie Henze, Desiree Humphrey, Leona Hunter, Penny Jordan, Mark Lumpkin, Dave Mietzner, Doris Morris, River Polley, Bob & Roberta Robinson, Myra Steele, Bob Twomey,

OUR HOMEBOUND:  Sheila Arnold, Sandy & Wayne Babb, Gloria Bevill, Connie Foster, Arlene Feinauer, Betty Frischmann, Bob & Sara Newman, Hilda Ramsey, Virginia Smith, Jane Williamson

PRAYERS FOR OUR COLLEGE STUDENTS:  Adam, Andrew, Alex, Brenley, Brogen, Chloe, Christopher, Cole, Edna, Evan, Grayson, Jackson, Jacob, Kaitlynn, Kirsten, Lexie, Mary Catherine, Megan, Miranda, Sara, Sophie, Tabitha, Taylor, Tyler

FAMILY MEMBERS
NEW: Beth Ann Johnson (Lauren Irwin's sister) & her family; (Husband, Brian and their children)- breast cancer has spread to the bone, Devin (Karen Hundt's nephew)- release from addiction, Betty Horning (Mary Dallman's sister)- in Hospice care; lung cancer, Sue Hundt  (Karen Hundt’s sister-in-law) healing; bacterial meningitis, in hospital.

SHORT-TERM: Duane Mann,  Meagan Brown & newborn baby Bryson,  Lindsey Kyle

LONG-TERM: Bud Adkins, Melissa & Jeff Austin, Linda Baldwin,  Joanne Barney,  Jeanie Buckingham, Bernice Celick, Carl Charlton, Samuel Charlton, Sharon Coleman, Karen Diehm, Lee Ewton, Rhonda Gilliland, Lee Hane, Jerry & Nancy Lee, Bethany M., Kim Morris, Ryan   Satterfield & his family, Corinne Sheets, Melanie Skelton, Diane Smith, Myra Slaten, Kaitlynn Suyak, Arnold Torkelson, Barbara Wright

COMMUNITY & FRIENDS
NEW: Melissa- release from addictions, Sheila Pruehs & Family (our organist)- Her mother passed away, Michael Armbruster- healing; leukemia, Maria Martinez- healing; Bell’s palsy, Family of Maxine Bell including son, George-  Maxine passed away.  Dewayne Rose-  Long-term disability, healing.  John Brown- healing; cancer has come back. Leslie and Terry- healing for Terry.

SHORT-TERM: Sherry Elmes, Praise from Vickie T., Family & Friends of Danet Egan

LONG-TERM: Mary Baba,  Kyle Baker & Family, Susan Bettinger, Joyce C. & Family, Celeste Caroland, Harold Cash, Rob Chadwick, Cherry, Elizabeth Deal, Hazel Dorsey, Jerry Gann, Charles Geter, Donna Gobert, Leslie A.H., Kerwin Hetzler, Michelle Iffert,   Patricia K., Bob Kennedy, Werner Kierschberg, Barney Larry, Vicki Leibeck-Owsley, Lindsey, Phil M., Dean Matthew, Ricky McConnell, Kevin O’Brien, Amy Rossi, Betty S., Gene S., Phil & Carol S., Marlene Schiavon, Jan Stutzman, Eddie Tallent, Bob & Linda Thompson, Trish, Olivia Weatherford, Carolyn White

WE ALSO PRAY FOR
All teachers getting ready for the new school year, All those in active duty dealing with the current violence and protests, etc. (Philip McCall, Eiler McCall, Barry Irwin, Mitchell Jarvis), Lifecare Center of Athens, Our Pastors, All those who are homeless. All marriages & families. All those unemployed. All those battling addictions. All those persecuted. All those actively serving in the Military–Wes Morris, Matthew George, Corey Brown, Christian Warnock, Christina Miller. Israel & our Political Leaders. Missionaries around the world- Rachel Meyer in Uganda. Josh Woodrow– Bridge City Church. All unspoken prayers in our hearts. 
BCA SCHOOL NEWS
BCA Operation – Wed., Aug. 12th, 1st day for students.   The Coronavirus remains with us, and Belvoir Christian Academy (BCA) will likely not return to normalcy until there is a vaccine or a cure. A return to school will look and feel different. BCA students and staff will need to be flexible, understanding that protecting the health of our students may require changes in procedures. For details and more information, please visit our website or feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are in this together.
 
BCA Helping Others -  In an effort to help our BCA families who have been financially affected by the virus, our Parent-Teacher League President and music teacher, Dr. Sarah Harr, has started a Go Fund Me page to benefit our BCA families who may need financial help during this time. If you would like to donate to the fund, please visit  https://www.gofundme.com/f/covid19-benevolence-fund-for-bca-families/donate
AUGUST FLOCK IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Update from Rachel Meyer in Uganda
Download her June Newsletter here!
Update from Pastor Josh @ Bridge City Community Church

Download Newsletter Here