News and Announcements

Monthly Healing Service

 
Grace is offering a monthly service of healing for those who desire a quiet, reflective space for healing, restoration, and community. Deacon Allison Wilcox will lead the service, which will take place on the first Tuesday evening of each month at 7:00 pm, in the Sanctuary.
 
This worship service is open to those who are seeking comfort or even simply peaceful respite from a chaotic world.
 
November 6th
December 4th

Show Your Support for Veterans

Don’t forget about our donation drive for the Veterans Center in Spring City. We’re collecting items until 11/11 in the Narthex.
 
Veterans desire these items new (not used):
  • Reading glasses
  • Hearing aid batteries (size 10 & 13)
  • Larger sizes of sweatshirts & sweatpants
  • Watches with large #’s
  • Battery powered (cordless) razors
  • Headphones for TV viewing
  • Craft supplies (safety scissors, glue sticks, washable markers)
  • Cosmetics for women
  • Small food storage containers
  • Stationery items (writing paper, envelopes, pens and pencils)
  • Gift cards to Amazon, Target or Wal-Mart
  • Roll on or stick deodorants
  • Bar or liquid body soap
If you prefer, you can make a monetary donation to the center. Checks should be payable to “SEVC Welfare Fund”. Your donation can be designated to the activities fund, the chaplain’s fund or the canteen fund. Please put your check in an envelope and drop it in our collection box or it can be mailed to:
SEVC Welfare Fund One Veterans Drive Spring City, PA 19475.
Please get involved and help show the veterans that we appreciate their past service in protecting the liberties that we enjoy today. Thank you, Mark Rehrer and Terry Piersol

Consecration Sunday Update

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to the joy of Consecration Sunday –particularly Bud Meredith, our Stewardship Chair and Tina Meredith, our speaker. So far, we have received 81 commitment cards from our members, for a total of $257,269 in pledged contributions for 2019. Thank you for your generosity towards the mission and ministries of Grace! (Last year, we received a total of 99 pledges for $301,738). Pledge cards are available in the pews if you would still like to indicate your commitment for 2019. Again, thank you very much! And, thanks be to God!
 
 

Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord

The bell choir at Grace is being revived for the Christmas/Advent season. If you have the desire to join us, please let us know. It’s not a long term commitment. Rehearsals will be on Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm in November & December, leading up to our Christmas Eve services. Musical ability is helpful, but mostly you just need to be able to count! The songs are simple and it will be a great way to share your gifts & praise the Lord! Please contact Joyce Berner or Jackie Perry if you are interested.

Grace Garden

Our Grace Garden has just completed its 6th year of growing food for the community. Thanks to Elaine Snyder, Renee Holdsworth, Doug Leatherman, Cindy Butler, Tracey Bracale, Terry Piersol, Dave and Deb Fritz, Joy and John Fraunfelter, and Trish McGarry for all their
efforts in planting and harvesting a variety of veggies for Open Door. Always looking for anyone interested in joining this ministry. See you in the spring!
 
 
 
 

Ladies Afternoon Out

We’ll sample the new fall foods from Tastefully Simple and get our BLING on with the new fall line from Premiere Jewelry, by our own Margie Alloway.  Come for a few hours of fun, shopping, laughs & fellowship! Part of the proceeds will benefit a person in need. This is also a great, early start to holiday shopping…..think teacher/coworker/ extended family gifts.
Sun., October 28th, 2 – 5:00 pm at Sandy Kulick’s home
Please call/text Sandy Kulick for address and directions.  
 
Fall is a great time to join a small group

Faith First

 
Join us on Wednesday mornings at 7am at The Main Street Cafe for breakfast and devotions. All are welcome to the group that loves being fed in body and spirit.

Holy Grounds

 
When was the last time you asked questions out loud about the bible? When was the last time you shared your thoughts about scripture? Join us on Thursday mornings to read God’s word together, to share your ideas, and to ask those nagging and often difficult questions. All are welcome each Thursday at 9:30 am in the parlor (lower level of church – room 5)

Get REAL!

 
Join us Monday, November 5th at 6:30pm, for dinner & faith discussion, at Giovanni’s in Royersford. This monthly group enjoys great conversation about topics that matter most in our lives. The topic this month: “Perspectives on interfaith discussions.” If interested, please RSVP to Angela Feist.
Fall is also a great time to check out adult Sunday school opportunities
Check out these adult faith formation opportunities on Sundays at 9:30 AM

Half-Truths

 
“Everything Happens for a Reason”, “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves” “God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle”, sound like Christian phrases? But are they? Join us in the church parlor at 9:30 AM on Sundays to read & discuss these and other popular sayings, to determine if they’re as Christian as we might think. Dr. Judy Stryker will lead this five-week course.

PRISM

 
Led by Mr. Richard Harshaw will be discussing the book, “Who Moved My Cheese” and what it teaches us about change. We meet in the choir room, lower level of church, rm. 4

Mothers and their Cake

 
Jan Slack’s class  will begin again in November

What is the Bible?

 
This book discussion with Deacon Allison will also begin in November.
 
 
 
 
 

Interfaith Connection

 
All are welcome to join the Interfaith Connection group as we strive to engage with other faith traditions in larger service to our community. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for October 30th in the Welcome Center. Contact Deacon Allison Wilcox with any questions!

Bishop Patricia Davenport

 
We recently hosted a gathering of our area congregations and our new Bishop, Patricia Davenport.

Carry Out Hope

Royersford United Methodist Church (380 Church St.), is offering “Carry Out Hope”, with free carry-out lunches on Mondays, from 11:30am-1pm. Lunches include a sandwich, chips, dessert & bottled water. Please enter through the glass doors at the lobby entrance on Church St. All are welcome!

Interfaith Connection

 
All are welcome to join the Interfaith Connection group as we strive to engage with other faith traditions in larger service to our community. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for October 30th in the Welcome Center. Contact Deacon Allison Wilcox with any questions!

8:00 Choir

Calling all singers!! We welcome any new members that want to share their gifts of singing for the Lord!! It doesn’t have to be a long term commitment. We meet in the choir room downstairs every Sunday morning at 7:30 to rehearse for the 8:00 service. Meet us there if you have the desire to join in! I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Psalm 104:33
Contact Joyce Berner, Director of Music

Give Blood in 2019

Mark your calendars to give the gift of life on Jan 8, April 9, July 9 and Oct 8; all second Tuesdays of the month, right here at Grace in 2019.
 

Progressive Dinner Recap

On Sat., Oct .13, at 6:30 pm 26 ‘Gracers’ arrived at the home of Mindy & Phil Coath. Warm greetings, smiles & hugs abounded. Behind those smiles were polished & sharpened teeth. ‘Gracers’ felt the call of deviled eggs, shrimp trays, cheese, fruit & salami trays, egg casserole, assorted dips & chips and those little ribs. ‘Gracers’ moved in & the morsels disappeared at the speed of light. Tongues were refreshed with water, soda and liquid poured & sipped from bottles. 8:00pm ‘Gracers ‘ arrived at the home of Marie & Jesse James. Desserts covered the island. Chocolate cake, pies, bars, cheese cakes, cookies, fruit tray & peach cobbler. No sweet tooth went uncoated. The delectables were chased with water soda, tea & more. Conversations were great, as ‘Gracers ‘ met new people & deepened relationships with others. Thanks to our hosts & hostesses and all who participated. And as they say in the south, “And a fun time was had be all.” See pictures in Narthex.  – Marie James

Worship Assistants

Communion Assistants
10/21: 8:00 Terry Piersol & Karen Asbert
10:45 Jean Mizas-Floyd, Tina Meredith, Maggie Finnegan, Tracey Bracale & Kim Weaner
10/28: 8:00 Marie James, Rose Nixon, Glenn Peak, Judy Styker & Zach Miller
10:45 Dan Feist, Tom Sheehan, Cristen Nimmerichter, Amy & Barb Baratucci
Acolytes/Crucifers & Torch Bearers
10/21: 8:00 Terry Piersol & Karen Asbert
10:45 Jean Mizas-Floyd, Tina Meredith, Maggie Finnegan, Tracey Bracale & Kim Weaner
10/28: 8:00 Marie James, Rose Nixon, Glenn Peak, Judy Styker & Zach Miller
10:45 Dan Feist, Tom Sheehan, Cristen Nimmerichter, Amy & Barb Baratucci
 
Counting Teams:
10/21: Team E, Denise Staub
10/28: Team F, Patty Esslinger
 
 
 
Tech Table:
10/21: 8:00 Jim 10:45 Jim 10/28: 8:00 David Fritz 10:45 Dan
 
Children’s Church:
10/21: No CC/Youth Sunday
10/28: Ashley/Julie Reicher
 
Altar Guild:
October: Fraunfelter Team
 
Greeters
10/21: 8:00 Phyllis Stahlberger/Glenn Peak
10:45 Matt & Maggie Finnegan/Karen Brown
10/28: 8:00 Tom Weikel/Mark Rehrer
10:45 Bev & Skip Meitzler/Suzanne O’Neill
Readers
10/21: 8:00 Youth 10:45 Youth
10/28: 8:00 Joy Fraunfelter 10:45 Stephanie McMullan
 
Tot Spot
10/21: 8:00 OPEN 10:45 Mandy Gonzalez
10/28: 8:00 Judy Stryker 10:45 OPEN
 
Children’s Sermons
10/21: Kelsey Hlavac/Youth Sunday
10/28: Brenda Johnson
 
Ushers
10/21: Team 6, John Groff
10/28: Team 1, Rick Pennypacker
Trustees: Richard Harshaw
 
Communion Assistants
11/4: 8:00 Joe Curran, Jan & Ken Slack, Mike & Rita Walter 10:45 Danielle Lau, Stephanie McMullan, Mandy Gonzalez, Deb & Mac Fritz
 
11/11: 8:00 Kathy Horning, Dave Fritz, Kurt Meyers, Brittany Staub, Richard Aust 10:45 Will Moyer, Darrell Lewis, Karen Brown, Danny & Mandy Gonzalez
11/18: 8:00 Jim Campbell, Richard Harshaw, Jackie Perry, Kathleen Parker & Donna Wanamaker 10:45 Kim Weaner, Cristen Nimmerichter, Darrell Lewis, John Snyder & Kim Fretz
 
11/25: 8:00 Debbie Moore, Susan & Dave Firering, Joe & Debbie Kamertz 10:45 David Mull, Shawn & Margie Alloway, Gary & Celeste Peteritas
Acolytes/Crucifers & Torch Bearers
 11/4: 8:00 Ashley R./Ava R. 10:45 Grace B./Kenny B. TB: Kiersten I./Gracyn M. Gavin S./Connor F.
11/11: 8:00 James F./ Christopher F. 10:45 Caroline M./Max N.
 
11/18: 8:00 Sam L./Lily G. 10:45 Abby C./Lily C. 11/25: 8:00 Ava R./Ashley R. 10:45 Ryan F./Max N.
 
Counting Teams:
11/4: Team G, Kurt Meyers 11/11: Team H, John Fraunfelter 11/18: Team A, Mike McGarry 11/25: Team B
 
 
Tech Table
11/4: 8:00 Gene 10:45 Dan 11/11: 8:00 Ken 10:45 David Mull 11/18: 8:00 Ken 10:45 Jim 11/25: 8:00 David Fritz 10:45 Barb
 
Altar Guild:
Karen Asbert
 
Greeters
11/4: 8:00 Gladys Pouchan/Kathy Parker 10:45 Dan & Angela Fest/Renee Holdsworth
 
11/11: 8:00 Phil & Julie Plotts/Jean Peterson & Tammy Epprecht 10:45 John Krais/Carol Ferguson & Tammy Jordan
 
11/18: 8:00 John & Hilde Holms/Bruce & Debbie Leister 10:45 Darrell & Karen Lewis/Marianne Claypotch
 
11/25: 8:00 Stephanie DeWalt & Kaylinn/Donna Wanamaker 10:45 Shaun & Sarah Nye/Tom Sheehan
Readers
11/4: 8:00 Rose Nixon 10:45 Chris Tyrell 11/11: 8:00 Joy Fraunfelter 10:45 Cindy Butler 11/18: 8:00 Jackie Perry 10:45 Phil Coath 11/25: 8:00 Gladys Pouchan 10:45 Will Moyer
 
Tot Spot
11/4: 8:00 OPEN 10:45 Amy Barattucci 11/11: 8:00 OPEN 10:45 OPEN 11/18: 8:00 Mary Murphy 10:45 Debbie Armstrong
11/25: 8:00 OPEN 10:45 OPEN
 
Children’s Sermons
11/4: Stephanie McMullan 11/11: Judy Lukens 11/18: Darrell Lewis 11/25: Jack Claypotch
 
Ushers
11/4: Team 2
11/11: Team 3, David Fritz 11/18: Team 4, Jim Bauer
11/25: Team 5, Kurt Meyers
 
Children’s Church 11/4: Amy Stebner
11/11: Roxanne Troiano 11/18: Karen Thomas
11/25: Gracyn/Carol Marchesani

OCTOBER 2018 WORSHIP SERVICES & SPECIAL EVENTS

Sun., Oct. 21—Twenty Second Sunday of Pentecost/Youth Sunday 8:00 am Traditional Worship & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:15 am Grace Place Sunday School & 9:30 Adult Sunday School
 
Tues., Oct. 23—7:00 PM Interfaith Connections: Welcome Center
 
Sun., Oct. 28—Reformation Sunday 8:00 am Traditional Worship & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:15 am Grace Place Sunday School & 9:30 Adult Sunday School
 

NOVEMBER 2018 WORSHIP SERVICES & SPECIAL EVENTS

Sat., Nov. 3—Prayer Vigil, 10 AM-4 PM: Sanctuary
 
Sun., Nov. 4—All Saints’ Sunday 8:00 am Traditional Worship & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:15 am Grace Place Sunday School & 9:30 Adult Sunday School
 
Tues., Nov. 6—Council Reports Due Youth Dodge Ball in the Social Hall—Time TBD 7:00 PM Healing Service: Sanctuary
 
Sun., Nov. 11—Twenty Fifth Sunday of Pentecost/Baptism Sunday 8:00 am Traditional Worship & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship
9:15 am Grace Place Sunday School & 9:30 Adult Sunday School Tues.,
 
Nov. 13—Council Meeting: 7 PM in the Parlor Wed.,
 
Nov. 14 & 15 Bishop’s Convocation: Off site/Pastor & Deacon Out of Office Sun.,
 
Nov. 18—Twenty Sixth Sunday of Pentecost 8:00 am Traditional Worship & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:15 am Grace Place Sunday School & 9:30 Adult Sunday School
 
Wed., Nov. 21—Youth Cookie Baking at Kelsey’s, 11 am-3 pm
 
Thurs. & Fri., Nov. 22nd & 23rd—Church Office Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday
 
Sun., Nov. 25—Christ the King Sunday 8:00 am Traditional Worship & 10:45 am Contemporary Worship
9:15 am Grace Place Sunday School & 9:30 Adult Sunday School
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