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.

AUGUST 25, 2019

Call to Worship

Come Thou Fount

Events of the Church

~ Greet One Another ~

Worshipping Through Song

Mighty to Save

By His Grace

Refiner’s Fire

Praises & Petitions


Worshipping Through the Word

Scripture:  1 Peter 3:13-22 (Karen Johnson)

(Page 1213-1214 - Church Bible)          

Pastor Keith’s Message

A Good Question for a Good Conscience


~ 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

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


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 thru        Monday, November 25, 2019


957 Boxes

A HUGE Thank You to Everyone that participated in 2018.


Sun.  8:45 am - Sunday School (@GBF) (resumes again in Sept)

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 - Led by Leo Dallaire (@ GBF)

(resumes again in the fall)

If interested contact Leo (715) 823-1054

Wed. 6:30 pm - Worship Team Practice

Wed. 6:30-8:30 pm - Youth Group

If interested contact Leah Lauren (

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 (@ Val's House)

If interested contact Valerie (715) 372-4543

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)

~ 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

Upcoming Events

Church Picnic – Sunday, August 25th at Prentice Park in Ashland.

  • Potluck starting at 12:30 pm.

Women’s Defense and Firearms Training – Wednesday, August 28th (6:00 – 8:00 PM) at GBF.  Joe Kovach will be the instructor for this class.

Ladies if you are interested in this class; please see Larry Carter.

New Day Advocacy Center (domestic abuse families) – Open House Thursday, August 29th at 5:00 PM.  Come and see the new facility at 301 Ellis Ave, Ashland, WI.  Please attend if you are able and learn about the needs right here in our community.  Flyer(s) on Welcome Table in back.

Women’s Breakfast / Baby Shower – Saturday, September 7th (9:00 AM).  Brunch will be served followed by a baby shower for Shannon (Cole) Miller.

Special Speaker – Brother Karim (Advancing Native Missions) on Sunday, September 8th.

Taste of Grace ("FREE" Picnic Dinner) – Monday, September 9thCome to Grace Bible Fellowship and enjoy a "FREE dinner and an evening of fellowship, fun and laughter.

Women’s Camp – Thursday, September 12th (9:00 AM - 3:30 PM) at Camp Forest Springs in Westboro, WI.  Cost is $20. Special speakers, workshops, and nice lunch.  (2) Options.  Option A – Drive down and back in the same day; Option B - Spend Thursday night and drive back on Friday.  Will leave Ashland at 6:30 AM.

Bible Study Starting – Friday, September 13th at Val Tomkin’s (10:00 AM).  When we think of the Ten Commandments, many think of rules.  But God designed the Ten Commandments for us to have a relationship with Him.  This 10-week series explains how each commandment is a principle that draws us into a deeper relationship with God.

  • 20-minute DVD followed by discussion.   No Homework!

Sunday School – Begins Sunday, September 15th (9:00 AM).

Men/Women's Bible Study – Starting Monday, September 16th at John & Val Tomkin’s (5:15 PM).  Study is Relat10ship -- after watching DVD the women will break away with Val and the guys will be led by John.

Man CampSeptember 20-22, 2019 in Westboro, Wisconsin at Camp Forest Springs.  See Tom Croteau or Rod Lauren for more details.

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.

Need Volunteer(s)

GBF now has a weed trimmer and needs a volunteer to trim the grounds. Please contact Vern Jaeger if you can help. Special thanks to Herb Reiten for the great mowing job each week.

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

OCC Collection Item for AUGUST School Supplies (pencils, snub nose scissors, paper, small rulers, colored pencils, etc.) [NO LIQUIDS]

  • OCC Collection Box will be in the fellowship hall

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: AUGUST


Lead:  Emmer Shields

 Dan Kovach

 Elmer Wilber

         Brendon Shields

Scripture Readers:

4th No Scripture

11th Paul Johnson

18th Brendon Shields

25th Karen Johnson

* Sub: MJ Weaver

Hospitality / Kitchen:

Chair: June Winnie

Pat Shields

Alice Johnson

       Donna Linton


Nursery:  4th Brittany/Hana; 11thChristine/Amelia; 18th Esther/Sophie; 25th Joe/Allison    *Sub: Karen Thomas


Greeters:  4th Hagstrom; 11th Vietmeier; 18th Gottschalk; 28th Amundson


Farewellers4th Carter; 11th Borchers; 18th Smylie; 28th Kovach     *Sub: Paul / Karen Johnson


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