STEWARDSHIP FINANCIAL UPDATE
DVD / CD
(10% is given to Missions)
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.
Dec. 4, 2011 $62,000 $64,707
12/4/11 $523,000 $510,647
Missions 10/1/11 thru 12/4/11
10% from Church
Ministries $52,300 $51,065
to Missions 28,200 15,094
Totals $80,500 $66,159
Future Grace Short Term Loan
Less Principal Payments 1,301,378
Balance Due 5/27/14 $2,998,622
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.
• 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
• 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.
6718 Loblolly Circle
Waxhaw, NC 28173
Grace Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church in America
8607 N. State Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615-9506
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 —
Jr. & Sr. High
Peoria Palace Christmas Party
Christmas Eve Candlelight
December 25 & January 1
Midweek Grace Resumes
For more information go to
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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!
daughter of Jeff
and Lori Smith, has
completed the 6 th
Grade verses. Way to
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.
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@
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
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
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 email@example.com
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.