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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.

FEBRUARY 23, 2020


Events of the Church

 Worshipping Through Song

Ancient Words

Come Thou Fount

You Alone Can Rescue

In His Presence

Praises & Petitions


 Message by Brian Miller

Judges – Rationalism and Relativism Run Rampant


~ 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

1,034 Boxes

A HUGE Thank You to Everyone that participated in 2019.


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.


November is Packing Party Month


Collection Week

Sunday, November, 2020 (12:30-2:30 PM)

Monday, November, 2020 (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)

Sun.  After Service - Confidential Individual Prayer

John & Val Tomkins are available for personal private prayer each week at the front of the sanctuary

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

The Brick (Mardi Gras Dinner and Show) – Tuesday Feb 25th.  See flyer on back table.

No Joy GroupFeb 26th and Mar 4th.  Will resume on Mar 11th.

Women’ Bible Study – Starting Thursday, Mar 5th @ 9:30 AM (GBF).  Study will be 6 wks. and led by Tina Miller.  Cost of a book is $5.  Please call the church and leave a message.

Women’s Breakfast – Saturday, Mar 7th @ 9:00 AM (GBF).

Spring Ahead – Change clocks Sunday, Mar 8th.

Leadership Council – Will meet Sunday, Mar 15th.

Taste of Grace – Free Community Meal is Monday, Mar 16th (4:00-6:00 PM).  Please join us for a soup supper.  Sign-up sheets to help or donate desserts or rolls on the back table.  Questions, contact Cherylann Hart.

Women’s Retreats –

Mar 19-22   

Crafting Retreat @ Camp Forest Springs.  $180 to $220.

Mar 27-29   

Ladies Retreat @ Forest Springs $154

Apr 3-5   

Crafting Retreat @ Arrowhead Bible Camp $97

Apr 17-19   

Mother Daughter Retreat @ Forest Springs

13 and up $154 to $194

12 and under $134 to $174

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) ~

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.)

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



Lead:  Ken Compton

    Dave Barnington

            Ryan Olson

  Paul Amundson


Scripture Readers:

2nd No Scripture

9th Annette M

16th Paul J

23rd Emmer S

        * Sub: MJ Weaver

Hospitality / Kitchen:

Chair:   Roxanne Shuga

     Mary Ann Olson

     Amanda Metzinger

            Teresa Rusch

Nursery:                     2nd Brittany/Allison; 9th Brendon/Hana; 16th Karen/Amelia;  23rdJoe/Sophie         *Sub:  Karen Thomas

Children's Church:    2nd      ; 9th      ; 16th      ; 23rd                                                                                   *Sub:  Karen Thomas

Greeters:                    2nd Peggy H;  9th Lynn B;  16th Alice/Muriel;  23rd Croteau’s              Subs:  Paul Johnson or Lynne Borcher

Farewellers:               2nd Barninham (D/S);  9th Folsom’s;  16th Von Riedel’s;   23rdBarningham (D/A)       *Subs:  Paul Johnson


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