Weekly Church Bulletin
Visitors are always welcome at
Grace Bible Fellowship.
We trust you will feel a warm
welcome & stay for a cup of coffee.
NOVEMBER 18, 2018
Call to Worship
Come Ye Thankful People Come
Events of the Church
~ Greet One Another ~
Worshipping Through Song
Great is the Lord
Be Thou My Vision
Praises & Petitions
Worshipping Through the Word
Scripture: Acts 4:23-31 (Brendon Shields)
(Page 1091-1092 - Church Bible)
Pastor Keith’s Message
~ ANNOUNCEMENTS ~
Worship Coordinator Please remember to contact Dan & Emma Meyer about any special presentations or elements for inclusion in the worship service. Please give as much advance notice as possible!
~ Life Groups ~
Chris & Toshiko Brinker (Washburn)
After Church Services
Joe and Christine See (Washburn)
4 PM Sunday's
Steve & Donna Linton (Bayfield)
4 PM Sunday's
Gary & Barb Pennington (Ashland)
6:30 PM Monday's
Rusty & Linsey Abel (Washburn)
7 PM Thursday's
Operation Christmas Child (OCC)
Monday, Nov 12th (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Tuesday, Nov 13th (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Wednesday, Nov 14th (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Thursday, Nov 15th (4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
Friday, Nov 16th (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Saturday, Nov 17th (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Sunday, Nov 18th (12:30 pm - 2:30 pm)
Monday, Nov 19th (8:30 am - 10:30 am)
Boxes Ship at 10:45 am
Questions? Contact Marilyn Jaeger (715-373-5663).
Will you help to collect items for the boxes each month. These items will be used at our packing parties in November.
Item Collection(s) is:
Month of April: HYGIENE (toothbrushes, wash clothes, combs, bar soap, hair decorations, etc. (No Liquid Please).
Month of May: Older Boys and Girls (tools, kitchen items, soccer balls and pumps, etc.)
Month of June: Crafts and Accessories
Month of July: Toys, Dolls, Stuffed Animals, etc.
Month of August: School Supplies (pencils, snub nose scissors, paper, small rulers, colored pencils, etc.
Month of September: Clothing
Month of October: Fill-In Items
Month of November: Bring your boxes or Come help fill boxes at packing parties.
Packing Parties – First week in November.
Collection week is third week in November.
If you have questions, please contact Marilyn Jaeger, Mauricette Keeley or visit Samaritanspurse.org.
OCC Collection Box will be in the fellowship hall and items collected will be kept for the packing parties in November.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP IN FILLING THESE BOXES.
~ WEEKLY BIBLE STUDIES,
CARE GROUPS & MEETINGS ~
Sun. 8:45 am - Sunday School (@GBF)
Tues. 6:00 am - Ashland Men’s Study (@ Burger King)
Tues. (TBD) - Elders Meeting (every other week)
Wed. 8-9:15 am - Men’s Bible Study (@ GBF)
Wed. 1:00 pm - Senior Life Together Group (@ GBF) [resumes October 10th]
Wed. 6:30 pm - Worship Team Practice
Thurs. 6:30-8pm Women's Group - Led by Mauricette (@ Cherylann's home)
Sat. 7:30 am (1st Sat. of mo.) - Women of Grace Breakfast – (see bulletin)
Sat. 7:30 am (2nd & 4th Sat. of mo.) - Women's Prayer Meeting
Life Groups (see listing to the left of this posting)
OCC Collection week will be Nov 12th – 19th. Please praise God for all the shoeboxes. Ask Him to bless our efforts. Also, please pray God’s blessing on good weather and lots more shoeboxes to be delivered during collection week from area churches and individuals. See Marilyn if you can help during collection week.
Northern Lights Auxiliary (Holiday Bazaar) – Saturday, Nov 17th. They are requesting “gently used” white elephant items, crafts and holiday baked goods (no clothing). Contact Diane (715) 779-5122 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to contribute. Thanks.
Baptism – There will be a baptism on Sunday, Nov 18th during the service. If anyone is desiring to follow the Lord Jesus through this action of faith that demonstrates the reality of trust in Him for His life-giving death and resurrection please contact Pastor Keith.
Membership – Congratulations! Rusty Abel, Linsey Abel, Morgan Beebe, Sarah Beebe, Chris Brinker, Toshiko Brinker, Tom Croteau, Cara Croteau, Guy Folsom, Beth Folsom, Steve Neundorf, Esther Neundorf, John Osness, Maria Osness, Amy Swan, John Tomkins and Val Tomkins
Lord, we thank you for the life journey that brought these people to join our church today. May our church home strengthen their faith and deepen their discipleship.
Thanksgiving – November 22nd
Today we give thanks for our many blessings, as we pray for those in need, we give thanks for our family and for friends as we pray for those who are lonely. We give thanks for our freedom as we pray for those who are oppressed. We give thanks for our good health as we pray for those who are ill. We give thanks for our comfort and prosperity as we shore our blessings with others. On this day of Thanksgiving, may the love of God enfold us, the peace of God dwell within us and the joy of God uplift us. Amen
JOY – No Senior Joy Group this week due to Thanksgiving. Will reconvene Nov 27th at 1:00 pm.
Women’s Breakfast – Saturday, Dec 1st at Rittenhouse at 8:00 am. Cost is $10. Sign-up sheet on Welcome Table in the back.
Taste of Grace (Spaghetti Dinner) – Free Community Supper will be held Monday, Dec 3rd (4:00-6:30 pm). Sign-up sheet to help and/or donate is in the back (Welcome Table).
Men’s Breakfast – Saturday, Dec. 8th at 7:00 AM (GBF). Guys…come for a relaxing breakfast and community building event. All Men Welcome!
Wool Socks for Richard Coss Prison Ministry Please have donation of socks to the church by December 9th.
Christmas Play – for high schoolers thru 3 yrs. Old. The program will be the evening of Sun. Dec 16th. Practices are the first 15 mins of Children’s Church and older youth will also practice Wed. nights at youth group. For more information contact Leah Lauren (715) 209-3828.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD NEWS: Local headquarters will be moving to Chicago next year (still in Minneapolis this year). If you would like to help please register at this location: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/volunteer-at-a-shoebox-processing-center Any Questions? Please contact Marilyn Jaeger (715-373-5663).
No Regrets Men's Conference - Saturday, Feb 2nd from 8am - 4pm. Guys mark your calendars. More info to come.
~ ANNOUNCEMENTS ~
The BRICK – is seeking VOLUNTEERS to help at the Ashland location. If you have a few hours a week and want to make a real impact in our community, PLEASE CALL The BRICK’s Office Manager Kris Westlund at 715-682-7425.
Prayer Chain - "If you would like to be on our Church Email Prayer Chain, or need to come off the list for some reason, please see Marilyn Jaeger as the list is being updated. Those who don't have email and would like prayer notices, let her know and she will find volunteers to call you." (715-373-5663 or email@example.com)
Church Directory – If you are interested in being included in the GBF directory; please fill out a form on the back table in the gathering room and give to Deb or put in the church office.
All photos are needed ASAP.
Month of: NOVEMBER
Lead: Ken Compton
4th No Scripture
11th Teresa Rusch
18th Brendon Shields
25th Karen Johnson
* Sub: MJ Weaver
Dan and Emma Meyer are Worship and Technical Coordinators for this ministry.
They may be contacted at (715) 292-2608 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospitality / Kitchen:
Chair: MJ Weaver
4th Linton's; 11th Sackman; 18th See's; 25th Amundson Subs: Paul & Karen Johnson
4th Brittany/Talia; 11th Elaine/Sophie; 18th Brendon/Angela; 25th Joe/Hana Sub: Call Karen Johnson