Upcoming Events and
call the Church Office (828-464-4421) for information about
meetings and activities.
Worship Service Bulletin and Announcements
For the Week of November 19th
Today 9:45 am Adult Sunday School: “Mediator of the
New Covenant”, Hebrews 12:14-29,
am Kids Club Choir Practice
am Worship Service
Noon Thanksgiving Sunday Congregational
Mon. 11:45 am Lectionary Bible Study: Ezekiel 34:11-24,
Psalm 100, Ephesians 1:15-23, Matthew
1:00 pm Lunch
Wed. NO WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES
Thursday THANKSGIVING! Church Office Closed
Next Sun. 9:45 am Adult Sunday School, “Remembering the
Covenant”, I Corinthians 11:23-34,
Next Sun. 11:00 am Worship Service
A Congregational Meeting will
be held Sunday, November 26
for the purpose of electing the
nominees for Consistory, Elder:
Dwight Eads, Deacons: Karen Hoard, Chad Linebarger and
Trustee: Trey Lutz. The 2018 Budget will be accepted at this
Birthdays this Week
Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost
19, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.
Ringing Of The Hour
Prelude of Sacred Music
WChoral Call to Worship We Praise You, O God
Century Hymnal, vs. 1 & 2)
Thanksgiving Call to Worship (I
Chronicles 16 adapt.)
to the Lord, all the earth! Share the news of God’s love!
Declare God’s glory among the nations;
God’s wondrous works among all
For great is the Lord, and worthy of
praise! Greatness and
grandeur surround our God,
strength and beauty are in his
thanks to the Lord, for God is good,
his faithful love endures
us offer our thanks and praise as we sing together!
WHymn 788 (Blue
Hymnal) Now Thank We
All Our God
of the Day
God of all
times and all places, be with us in this time and this
place. Just as you have spoken to your people
prophets and poets, we pray that we might hear the Word
you speak today. Just as you have spoken to your people
through deeds and miracles, we
pray that we might have eyes
to see the Word you show us
today. Just as you have called
your people to act in the midst
of your creation, we pray that
we might reach out our hands in
your service; for the sake of
Jesus Christ, in whose name we
Special Music “Simple Gifts / Blessings on Grace”
Written & Performed by the Kids Club Chorus
Time with the Children
After the Children’s
Moment, all children (Preschool-6th Grade) are invited
to remain in worship with their families or attend Children’s
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Insert (New Century Hymnal) For the Fruit of All Creation
Sharing Our Joys & Concerns
Prayer of Thanksgiving & The Lord’s
Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our sins as we
forgive those who sin against us, and lead us not
into temptation, but deliver us from
evil. For thine is the kingdom and
power and the glory forever. Amen.
Offering & Offertory
Doxology & Prayer of Dedication
God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him, all creatures here
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son, and Holy
WHymn 786 (Blue
Hymnal) Count Your Blessings
Welcome to all who
are worshiping with us today!
glad you are here!
Please sign the Friendship Register
and pass it down the pew.
Gifts / Blessings on Grace”
KIDS CLUB ANTHEM written by
the KIDS CLUB CHORUS!
O Lord we thank you, for all
that you do,
our friends, our family, our love is so true.
For watching over us each night and day,
be with us, o Lord, this prayer we pray.
Thank you, dear Lord, we give you praise,
we love you each and every day.
We ask you, put your blessings on Grace,
the animals, the land, and whole human race!
Epistle Gospel Passage for Nov.
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
6The point is this: the one who sows
sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will
also reap bountifully. 7Each of you must give as you have made
up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful
giver. 8And God is able to provide you with
every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything,
you may share abundantly in every good work. 9As it is written, “He scatters abroad,
he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.” 10He who supplies seed to the sower and
bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase
the harvest of your righteousness. 11You will be enriched in every way for
your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; 12for the rendering of this ministry not
only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many
thanksgivings to God. 13Through the testing of this ministry
you glorify God by your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ
and by the generosity of your sharing with them and with all others, 14while they long for you and pray for
you because of the surpassing grace of God that he has given you. 15Thanks be to God for his indescribable
Please notify the pastor of hospitalizations,
illnesses, or deaths. Please
note that under current law, medical
institutions no longer automatically inform churches when a
member is admitted. For a pastoral visit or home Communion,
Contact Pastor Ryan at 828-404-2100 (cell phone).
Grace Church receives a special offering each month for members
of our congregation who are experiencing financial distress
Envelopes for the Deacons’ Fund offering are located in the pews.
SUPPORTING ONE ANOTHER
as WE WALK TOGETHER as a
FAMILY of FAITH
We have such a caring and loving congregation and
the members of Consistory have asked
us to help
keep track of all the ways that we have reached out to
other members of the congregation.
If you have sent
a card, made a phone call, or visited someone in our
congregation, please let us know through this form
which will be a constant fixture in the weekly bulletin.
YOUR NAME: ______________________________
Number of Cards: _____________________________
Number of Phone Calls: ________________________
Number of Visits: _____________________________
Again, no names of the recipients are needed,
just the total amount of cards, calls, and visits
that you have made. Call Janet
if there are questions or more information is needed
about this important ministry.
Thanks so much for your continued care and support
of our family of faith and for the blessing that
you are to our church!
invitation to join the Prayer Chain!
At each worship service and
every Bible study or committee meeting, we include in our prayers the joys
and concerns of our family of faith.
We invite you to include these prayer requests in your daily prayers
by joining our church’s Prayer Chain.
Please state in the red Friendship Pads that you would like to
receive Prayer Chain notifications and include your email address (or your
phone number if you do not have an email address). Thank you for considering this ministry!
2015, inspired by the three wise men who made a
pilgrimage to Bethlehem, our church spiritually journeyed
together from Newton, NC
to the Holy Land by collecting our individual exercise, walking, and biking
miles. We walked 6,023 miles in 2015!
Last year we walked 5,743 miles!
Exercise, Biking, Walking Miles for this
past week: ________________________
(Tear off and place in
GRACE CHURCH SHIRT!
year around parade time several members of our church
will say, “it would be great if all of us had a Grace Church shirt!” Well, we finally have a reasonably priced
solution! Our youth are selling personalized
shirts (seen in the photo) for $10.
Order forms are available at the back of the church and we encourage
everyone to purchase a shirt or two.
Also, we will mail a shirt to out-of-town members or family members
for an extra $5. Any extra profits
will be donated to the Kids Club fund.
We hope that you will not
only wear your shirt on upcoming parade days, but when we volunteer
together OR when you are out and about!
Thanks again so much for your continued support of Grace Church!
Pastor Rev. Ryan Brakemeyer 828-404-2100 or 828-294-8889 Choir Director Scott Curtis Organist Margaret Alice
Pastors Emeritus Dr. Tom Hamilton, Rev. Lawrence
Sharp Altar Guild
Ushers Rosa Sharp, Ed Sain
Bus Driver Ed Sain Sound
Mark Geitner, Chad Linebarger
Att. Last Sun. 70 , Off. $1,839.00, Deacons Fund $20.00,
AC Fd. $6.50, Playground $13.50, Memorial Fund $25.00, Meals for Bereaved
$50.00, Wednesday Night Meals $5.00,
United Church of Christ
117 East J Street Newton, NC 28658
Visit us at: www.GraceUCCNewton.org
Office Hours: Monday &
Wednesday—8:30 am—12:00 noon;
am—12:00 noon, 1:00—4:00 pm
Inclement Weather Policy: It has been the policy of Grace
Church that in case of inclement weather any cancellations of
meetings / worship services be made in consultation with the
that notification be made to the church members by means of Radio
Station WNNC-AM 1230, WBTV and WSOC at least one hour
ahead of time, that church groups / organizations be encouraged to
follow this same policy.
Cable 10 also carries WNNC Audio.