Grayling Evangelical Free Church

 

SCHEDULED EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

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This site was updated on May 24, 2020

 
 
Sunday Worship 10 AM 
May 31, 2020 - Pastor Her Bowers

Notice: Due to CDC requirements for safe gathering, we have made accomodations for spaced seating. With this arrangement, we can only accomodate 24 people inside the worship area. However, you will be able to listen to the service through your AM radio in the parking lot. If you can't attend the live service, you can listen to a recording of the sermon by going to the "Sermons" page of this web site.

Masks are not required in the building, however, feel free to wear one if you so desire.

If you are ill, please stay home.


 
You can listen to or download the sermons from this web site. Click on the "Sermons" link at the top of the page. If you would like a CD of any of the sermons, contact Bob Sturm. 
 
 




Annual Baby Bottle Drive:
Due to the shutdown of many businesses and organizations, the New Life Pregnancy Resource Center in Gaylord is unable to hold their main fundraising banquet on May 14. Our Church's annual Baby Bottle Drive falls around this time and to continue helping the Pregnancy Center meet the needs of parents and babies, we will do the Baby Bottle Drive a little different this year.

The Baby Bottle Drive will run as usual from Mother's Day to Father's Day (May 10-June 21). Additionally, a weekly prayer focus for the Pregnancy Center will be in the newsletter each week.

For health and safety purposes, we encourage our church family to mail checks or paper money (no coins) to the church at P.O. Box 404, Grayling, MI 49738. Please make checks payable to the church and designate it for Baby Bottle Drive on the memo line.

Questions?  Call Wade or Carol Davis at 517-294-3703

Carving Club Temporarily Suspended:

Our 'wood carving club' meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at noon (at the church building).  Beginning and experienced wood carvers are welcome and there is even some equipment and projects for beginners.  If you have questions or need more information -- talk with Wade Davis, Steve Detmer, or Dave Dewar.

Craft Group Temporarily Suspended:

Calling all crafters:
The craft group “Faith Works” will meet on the  second and fourth Wednesdays  from 9 am to approximately noon to create crafts for charity. Everyone is welcome.  If  you’re a sewist, bring your machine and sewing supplies. We will have an iron and ironing board and cutting mats.   We’ll be working on drawstring bags and pillowcase dresses. For those of you who don’t sew, bring your favorite craft and an idea for a charity item. Example: if you knit or crochet, there are soap bags and washcloth patterns; if you make jewelry then bracelets or jewelry kits are a good craft for the shoeboxes. And if you feel that you’re not ‘crafty’ come anyway to learn something new. You can always string a ribbon through the top of a drawstring bag, or braid jump ropes from t-shirt strips!
If you have questions contact Deb Watts, Nancy Wells, or Alice Sturm


  Prayer Requests: 

We as a church believe in the power of prayer.  If you have a need that you would like us to join you in praying for, or if you have a praise report that we can celebrate with you, please let us know.  The Elders feel that it is a great privilege to pray for the needs of the congregation and have extended that privilege to the church body through the use of the Prayer Request Form.  It allows you to choose to have just the Elders pray for you, or to have your prayer request shared with the congregation through the email newsletter.  Here's what you need to do:

  • Fill out a Prayer Request Form (found in the prayer request basket), indicating whether it is a private (Elders only) or public request. Public prayer requests should be for you or for a close family member, again to protect privacy. 
  • If you choose to email a prayer request, send it to the church at (graylingefreeoffice@gmail.com) indicating if it is a private or public request. For public prayer requests that occur after Sunday let the church office know by Thursday noon if you want it included in the Friday newsletter.  If you want the pastor to call you please indicate that and include your phone number. 
  • Public prayer requests will appear in Friday's newsletter for one week, unless you indicate otherwise. 
  • Remember that praise reports are encouraging to the church, so be sure to tell us about how God is working in your life! 







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