Church Information

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.

OCTOBER 20 2019


~ Greet One Another ~

Worshipping Through Song

Tell Me the Old Old Story

Just a Closer Walk with Thee

Purify My Heart

Lord, I Need You

Praises & Petitions


Worshipping Through the Word

Scripture:  1 Peter 5:1-7 (Alice Johnson)

(Page 1215 - Church Bible)

 Pastor Keith’s Message

Humble Shepherds


~ Worship Team ~

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!

They may be contacted at (715) 292-2608 or


Operation Christmas Child

OCC Item Collection begins (April-October) – Will you help to collect items for the boxes each month.  These items will be used at our packing parties in November.

(No Liquid Please)

Month of AprilHYGIENE (toothbrushes, wash clothes, combs, bar soap, hair decorations, etc.

Month of MayOlder Boys and Girls (tools, kitchen items, soccer balls and pumps, etc.)

Month of JuneCrafts and Accessories

Month of JulyToys, Dolls, Stuffed Animals, etc.

Month of AugustSchool Supplies (pencils, snub nose scissors, paper, small rulers, colored pencils, etc.

Month of SeptemberClothing

Month of OctoberFill-In Items (i.e. regular or collapsible water bottles, plastic cups, bowl, plate, eating utensils, watch, tote bags, cloth reusable shopping bag - line box with it, sewing kit, homemade drawstring bags, headlamps, solar-powered flashlight, rubber potholders & cooking spatula/spoons, plastic drop cloth (for older kids - can be used for ground cover, shade, cover things to keep dry, etc.), work gloves. candy, sharpies (with a sharpie, older kids can decorate anything), bicycle repair kit, soccer ball (deflated), ball pump, pump needles, little doll with blanket, some brown-skinned dolls, hacky-sacks, Inflatable globes or balls, old navy bouncy balls, toy toolkit or doctor kit, harmonica, mini etch-a-sketch, tennis ball, jump rope, slinky, cars, ribbon, nail stickers, fun duct tape in different colors, travel games, bracelets, noisemakers, etc.)

Month of November:  Bring your boxes or Come help fill boxes at packing parties.


Noisy Offerings

Sunday, October 27, 2019 (during offertory)


November Packing Parties for 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (6:00 - 8:30 pm)

Saturday, November 9, 2019 (9:00 - Noon)


Collection Week

Monday, November 18, 2019 (1:00-3:00 PM)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 (1:00-3:00 PM)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (1:00-3:00 PM)

Thursday, November 21, 2019 (4:00-6:30 PM)

Friday, November 22, 2019 (10:00 AM-Noon)

Saturday, November 23, 2019 (10:00 AM-Noon)

Sunday, November 24, 2019 (12:30-2:30 PM)

Monday, November 25, 2019 (8:30-10:30 AM) (Shipping Day)


957 Boxes

A HUGE Thank You to Everyone that participated in 2018.



Sun.  9:00 am - Sunday School (@GBF) (resumes Sept 15th)

Sun. 4:00-6:00 pm - Youth Group

If interested contact Leah Lauren (

Mon 5:15 pm - Bible Study - Led by John & Val Tomkin (@ GBF) [starts 9/16/19 for 10 wks]

Tues. 6:00 am - Ashland Men’s Study (@ Burger King)

Wed. 8-9:15 am - Men’s Bible Study (@ GBF)

Wed. 6:30 pm - Worship Team Practice

Wed. 1:00 pm - JOY Group - Led by Leo Dallaire (@ GBF) (Jan-Apr) & (Sept-Dec)

If interested contact Leo (715) 823-1054

Thurs. 6:30-8pm Women's Group - Led by Mauricette (@ Cherylann's home).

If interested contact Mauricette (715) 373-0164 or Cherylann (715) 373-1062

Fri. 10:00 am - Women's Bible Study - Led by Valerie Tomkins [starts 9/13/19 for 10 wks]

If interested contact Valerie (715) 372-4543

Sat. 7:30 am (1st Sat. of mo.) - Women of Grace Breakfast – (see bulletin or Click on Ministries Tab)

Life Groups (see listing to the left of this posting)

~ Life Groups ~

Chris & Toshiko Brinker (Washburn)

After Church Services

Steve & Donna Linton (Bayfield)

4 PM Sunday's

Gary & Barb Pennington (Ashland)

6:30 PM Monday's

Upcoming Events

Leadership Council – Sunday, Oct 20th after services.

Concert (The Larry Delawder Family) – Tuesday, Oct 22nd @ Birch Lake Chapel (1:00 PM) and @ Salem Baptist Church (6:30 PM).  See Flyer on Welcome Table.

JOY Group – Wednesday, Oct 23rd at 1:00 PM.  “Slaying the Giant of Worry!”

Marriage Seminar – Saturday - Saturday Oct 26th (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Lunch and childcare provided.Come join us whether you rate your marriage an A+ or F.  If your spouse cannot attend there will be inspiring information that you may find helpful.  We also encourage engaged couples to attend.  Sign-up sheet and brochures are in the back of the church or call John and Val Tomkins 715-372-4543.

3rd Qtr. Business Meeting – Sunday, Oct 27th following the services. This is an important meeting as the 2020 church budget will be approved and a quorum of church members is necessary for the vote to occur. Please plan on attending. A lunch will be served.

Taste of Grace – FREE Turkey Dinner – Monday, Oct 28th from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM  (GBF).  Volunteers are needed and donation of food.  Sign-up at Welcome Table.

Socks for Richard Coss Prison Ministry – Donalee will be collecting wool socks for death row inmates.  There will be a crate in the back of church starting Friday, Nov 1st.

Women’s Breakfast – Saturday, Nov 2nd at Val Tomkins (7:30 AM).  Sign-up sheet on Welcome Table.

Attn: Secret Sisters....Have you remembered your Sister in prayer? Have you remembered her with encouragement cards, gifts, friendship?  If not, it's a good day to start!

Noisy Offering (OCC) – Start saving your coins!  The next noisy offering with be Sunday Oct 27th.

OCC - Shoebox donations of school supplies are requested. Since they have great sales right now please help get school supplies into the boxes. Especially needed are pens, pencils, loose leaf paper, erasers, sharpeners, flexible rulers (with metric), protractors, compasses, solar pocket calculators, etc. have fun finding buys for you and the boxes.

OCC Collection Item for OCTOBER Fill-in Items (ideas are under OCC Column - Month of October)

  • OCC Collection Box will be in the fellowship hall

Need Volunteer(s)

ABC Thrift Store in the store front. Marilyn Jaeger can help you. Shifts are 3 hrs and working even 1-2 shifts a month helps (And no, you don’t have to be a Senior to volunteer.)

Adding Events – Please let the Church Secretary (Deb) know if you add an event to the Breeze Calendar; so, she can update the other calendars.

Library - There are Books, Christian audio dramas on CDs for the young, young at heart, and history lovers.

  • Church Library is in Room 2 at GBF

Lost & Found – Please go through the lost and found container in the welcoming room.


Online giving is now available through the GBF Breeze Church App. Contact Gary Pennington, Cara Croteau, or Emma Meyer if you have questions.

~ Announcement(s) ~

Make a Difference with The BRICK - Reach out to The BRICK today to explore a wide array of volunteer opportunities suitable for any skill set. Interested individuals can contact our Office Manager, Cheyanne Reeves at: or (715) 682-7425 ex. 102.

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

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.

Weekly Assignments

Month of: OCTOBER


Lead:  Bill Long

   Wally Vietmeier

   Steve Neundorf

          Brendon Shields

Scripture Readers:

6th No Scripture

13th Jon Piff

20th Alice Johnson

27th Paul Johnson

* Sub: MJ Weaver

Hospitality / Kitchen:

Chair:   MaryAnn Olson

     Roxanne Shuga

     Amanda Metzinger

            Teresa Rusch

Valerie Tomkins


Nursery:                6th Brittany/Allison; 13th Christine/Hana; 20th Esther/Amelia; 27th Joe/Sophie     *Sub:  Karen Thomas

Sunday School:    6th      ; 13th      ; 20th      ; 27th                                                  *Sub:  Karen Thomas

Greeters:               6th Hagstrom; 13th Dallaire; 20th Debbie J/Mary; 27th Alice     *Subs:  Paul Johnson or Lynne Borcher

Farewellers:          6th Leroy; 13th Folsom; 20th Von Riedel; 27th Hoffman            *Subs:  Paul Johnson or Lynne Borcher


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