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10% is given to Missions - Grace Presbyterian Church

STEWARDSHIP FINANCIAL UPDATE

DVD / CD

Church Ministries

(10% is given to Missions)

Goal

DVDs/CDs of today’s service

can be ordered in the library,

Sundays from: 9:15 – 11:00 a.m.,

and 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.

Received

Dec. 4, 2011 $62,000 $64,707

10/1/11 thru

12/4/11 $523,000 $510,647

Missions 10/1/11 thru 12/4/11

Goal

Received

10% from Church

Ministries $52,300 $51,065

Addtl. offerings

to Missions 28,200 15,094

Totals $80,500 $66,159

Future Grace Short Term Loan

Beginning Balance

5/27/11 $4,300,000

Less Principal Payments 1,301,378

Balance Due 5/27/14 $2,998,622

MISSIONARY HIGHLIGHT

Paul and Nanci Erkert

Wycliffe Bible Translators

Paul serves as Aviation Maintenance

Manager and is responsible for the

maintenance of the 31 aircraft in the

JAARS fleet worldwide. Nanci is

the Board Governance Consultant

and travels to overseas areas to

help mission boards improve

their governance system that will

facilitate the work of giving the

Word of God to each person in

his or her heart language. Nanci is

studying to receive her Master of

Christian Counseling degree.

Prayer Requests:

• Pray for Paul and Nanci as they

are working in Cameroon for the

next few months.

• For Nanci’s insight to help each

board and administrative team

she trains.

• For Paul as he prepares the area

for the delivery of the plane in

Cameroon in the Spring. Also

pray for the workers in the

States who are completing the

mechanical work to prepare the

plane for shipment.

Notes To:

6718 Loblolly Circle

Waxhaw, NC 28173

paul_erkert@sil.org

nanci_erkert@sil.org

Welcome

to Grace

Grace Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian Church in America

8607 N. State Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615-9506

www.gracepres.org

(309) 693-3641

After hours EMERGENCY phone: (866) 228-6525

Sunday morning phone: (309) 589-6446

Sunday morning services: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Sunday School for all ages: 9:45 a.m

Celebrating Our Lord’s Birth


December 11, 2011

— UPCOMING EVENTS —

December 21

Jr. & Sr. High

Peoria Palace Christmas Party

6:30–9:30 p.m.

2011

December 24

Christmas Eve Candlelight

Communion Service

4 p.m.

December 25 & January 1

One Service

10 a.m.

January 11

Midweek Grace Resumes

January 27–28

Tim Lane

Relationships Seminar

For more information go to

www.gracepres.org.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today will be Pastor Bob’s last Sunday with

us. There will be a receiving line in the Sanctuary

following the 8:30 a.m. service where you can

personally convey to Bob and Mary your best

wishes for them. Following the 11 a.m. service,

there will be a reception for the Donaldsons in

the Gym with finger food provided.

Dedicate a poinsettia in memory of a loved

one for $12 to be used to decorate the church for

Christmas. Then take home after Christmas to

enjoy. Call David Strickler at 589-6403.

Please enter the Sanctuary before the service

starts. In an effort to improve the flow and

continuity of our worship services so that we

might better engage with our infinite and intimate

God, we are going to begin to move most

announcements to the beginning of each service.

Please try very hard to be in the sanctuary by

8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. each Sunday for a few

minutes of “family business” and then an

uninterrupted time of God-focused, soul-stirring

worship that will include music, singing, praying,

testimonies, and learning from and responding to

God’s Word.

Would you consider serving during the

Christmas Eve candlelight service? We are

looking for 15 people to serve in the nurseries

during the service. Please contact Lisa Rutledge

at lrutledge@gracepres.org or 589-6435.

Any cash/check donations that you wish to have

included on your 2011 Giving Statement must

be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 30.

If mailed, they must be postmarked by Saturday,

December 31. Donations received after that time

must be credited to your 2012 giving.

Staff Update: Deb Kumpf will be stepping

down from her staff position in Assimilation and

Women’s Ministry as of the end of the year. Deb

will continue to lead the Women’s Ministry in a

volunteer capacity.

Love offerings for Bob Donaldson and

Deb Kumpf will be accepted through

December 31. You may designate how

much you wish to go to each individual.

Love offerings not designated will be

split evenly between them.

CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRIES

A Well Versed Kid!

Michaela Smith,

daughter of Jeff

and Lori Smith, has

completed the 6 th

Grade verses. Way to

Michaela Smith

hide God’s Word in

your heart Michaela!

Pioneer Girls and Boys Brigade will

be holding their Christmas parties

Wednesday, 6:30–8 p.m. There will not

be any Kidz Klub or TreeClimbers.

YOUTH MINISTRIES

Jr. & Sr. High — Our Wednesday

night ministries The Way (Jr. High) and

Crossed Out (Sr. High) meet 6:30–8

p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Contact

John Vanne at 589-6421 or jvanne@

gracepres.org.

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES

Life Groups — Join us tonight for a

time of worship together in the Sr. High

room at 6 p.m. followed by our time in

our groups. We’re always looking to

welcome more into our groups. See you

there!

Volleyball — Maybe you’re home

for the holidays or visiting for the first

time. Come play some volleyball with

us Thursday at 7 p.m. in our Gym and

enjoy connecting with other young

adults.

ADULT MINISTRIES

Sunday Night Study will meet tonight

in Assembly Room 116 at

6 p.m. Pastor Kerry will teaching on the

holiness of God from Joshua 7.

All women are invited to join Grace

Women’s Fellowship for a Christmas

celebration Tuesday, December 13 at

6 p.m. We’ll gather at Barrick’s Cater

Inn on Pioneer Parkway for an evening

of fellowship and a program of music

with Dorothy Bartel and harp. Please

bring mittens or gloves for our annual

donation for the needy children in

Peoria. Tickets are on sale today at the

Service Desk. The cost for dinner and

program is $15.

Family Christmas Caroling — Join

us for the annual Christmas Caroling at

the PARC residential homes Tuesday,

December 13 from 6–8 p.m. We will

meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Lounge before

departing in vans. Sharing God’s

saving message in song is a tremendous

way to bless special needs adults this

Christmas season. Contact Pastor Kerry

at 589-6412 or kfrantz@gracepres.org

for more information.

Women’s Ministry — Please join

us for a Christmas Tea on Tuesday,

December 13 from 9:30–11 a.m. We

will meet in the Atrium and enjoy some

food and fellowship.

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