Schedule for Holy Week and Easter 2017
April 9 - Palm Sunday – Holy Communion with Procession of the Palms and the dramatic reading of the Passion narrative – 9 AM
April 13 - Maundy Thursday Eucharist and foot washing ceremony at 7:30 PM
April 14 - Good Friday liturgy and Stations of the Cross – 7:30 PM
April 16 - Easter: Festal Eucharist at 9 AM followed by an Easter Egg hunt on the lawn (around 10:15 weather permitting) and coffee hour at the Family Center
Easter Egg Hunt
Please prepare a dozen plastic eggs (or more if you wish) for our annual Easter Egg Hunt and bring them to the Church or Parish Hall no later than Friday of Holy Week. Empty eggs will be available while supplies last.
Roast Beef Dinner
The Spring Roast Beef Dinner is just around the corner - April 22 from 5 – 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall. We’ll have all the fixin’s so come for some good food & good fellowship. Come for a great dinner and bring family and friends. A freewill donation will be taken at the door the proceeds of which will go toward purchasing our third AED (this one for the Parish Hall)
Rector’s Discretionary Fund
The loose plate offering (cash) collected on the first Sunday of every month is designated to be used for the Rector’s discretionary fund. Donations may be made at any time by check made out to the church and designated for the Rector’s discretionary fund. It will then be recorded as extra giving and passed on to the rector for this fund.
TREASURER’S REPORT FEBRUARY 2017
Income for the month of February was $7,656.32 (budget $9,616.67). Expenditures totaled $8,023.29 (budget $9,616.67), resulting in a deficit for the period of $366.97.
Please continue to pray for Grace Church that it will grow spiritually, financially and numerically. If anyone has any questions regarding this report or any financial matter, please feel free to contact me. Judy Ball, Treasurer
Vestry Meeting Summary Wed. February 22
The Jr. Warden reported that the signpost at the intersection of Rogues Rd and Casanova Rd needs to be reset.
A fundraiser for Greg Hunsaker, a friend of our parishioners who has been seriously injured, is set for May 5th from 8:00p.m -10:00p.m at the Parish Hall with music by Bryan Jacobs and friends.
Please don’t forget “Feed My Sheep!” Whatever non-perishable food item you can bring is always greatly appreciated. Please remember that local families are in need.
The “Stop Hunger Now” packaging event is scheduled for May 13th at the Parish Hall.
The Vestry voted to purchase for 250 stickers and magnets to advertise the church.
The Treasurer will proceed in purchasing an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for the church.
Chili Cook Off on April 8th:
Our 7th annual chili cook-off will be here April 8 so we need everyone's help to make it successful. We have 18 chefs - Susannah, Carol Grove, Karen, Julie Brewer and Diane will compete from Grace. Since Dee won last year, she will join our esteemed judges this year from Claire's and Fauquier Springs. Betsy, Stacey, and Father Ron will be judging for the most creative chili name. Rick will be on piano.
Diane Fahy will be handing out raffle tickets this Sunday, so please pick up a packet of tickets to sell. We made almost $800 last year on the raffle so we need everyone involved in selling before the 8th. The raffle this year gives one a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Claire's; a $50 gift certificate from Red Truck; and a $25 certificate from The Rail Stop. That's pretty good for a $2 ticket, and with those prizes, they will be easy to sell. A big shout out to Red Truck who donated their gift certificate!!!!! A children's raffle will be in place on the 8th - Sweet Frog and Chick Fil-A.
Please see Penny to sign up to bring something and help out the night of the 8th or set-up the 7th. If you are not at church on Sunday, please call Penny 240 893-4049 to volunteer. We will need everyone to sign up for at least two things. Thanks so much.
Our goal is $5,000 so please help in bringing in your friends and getting the word out. Remember to bring a canned item that will be distributed locally to those in need.