Grace Notes – 2/20/19

We’re Hiring!
SPRC  is ready to hire our next administrative assistant. Will you help
spread the word? Candidates may apply here.

Successful candidates will need to be patient, reliable, have an attention
to detail, and possess good listening skills. The position also requires a
high level of efficiency, flexibility, and discretion. This person must hold a high school diploma. Some college work preferred. Strong written
communication skills and computer skills are necessary. Familiarity with the following programs is helpful: Microsoft Office (especially Word &
Excel), Outlook email, MailChimp, Breeze Church Database, WordPress
website, and Facebook. This person also will be self-motivated, able to
work independently without supervision, good at multi-tasking, and able to prioritize projects.

Our church has a mission of Welcoming ALL to grow in grace together and to share God’s love on campus, in our community, and in our world, and we would love to welcome a person to our team to help us fulfill this mission. The hours will be M-F 8:30am – 12:30pm. If you would like to receive a full job description to review before you apply, please email

Parking Lot Has Slick Spots
If you come by Grace today or tonight for choir, watch your step. We are
really grateful to Gottlob for clearing our sidewalks and parking lot, but
there are still some slick spots out there. Use your best judgment and go
slowly. Choirs are planning to practice tonight and it looks like this
afternoon will warm up and the sun will shine!This Sunday we will hear a message from Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount about Salt & Light. Jamie
Hibbs will give the Glimpse of Grace. The choir will sing and the Grace
Ringers will be playing “It Is Well With My Soul.” We will also have a
special prayer for General Conference.

A display will be up this Sunday (since it was icy last week) from the
Tharps and Rangers in the Welcome Center sharing about the time
Winfield took a choir to Mount Carmel and sang Elijah. Be sure to check it out!

Special General Conference on LGBTQ Inclusion
The Special Session of General Conference of the United Methodist
Church begins on Saturday in St. Louis in regards to  the ordination and marriage of LGBTQ people in the UMC.

There is a really helpful guide that can be found here that outlines the
schedule, what will happen each day, places to read further, and
livestream the proceedings, etc.

Pastor Lora will offer a summary of what is decided in next week’s Grace Notes. This Sunday in worship, we will have a special time of prayer for
General Conference and all who are impacted.

We know General Conference will impact our congregation and
denomination no matter what is decided this week, and we pray that the Holy Spirit guides the work of the church. We hold the bishops, delegates (including last year’s student pastor, Shayla Jordan), denomination, and
LGBTQ people who are most directly impacted by this decision in our

Here is a video from Bishop Saenz asking for prayers.

Pastor Lora on Vacation Next Week
Pastor Lora will be out of the office Monday 2/25 – Friday 2/29. Bruce
Blake will be on pastoral care duty and you can reach him at 221-6924.
He will also be happy to help you process the outcome of the special
session of General Conference if you need a listening ear or help
understanding further what the results mean for us. Pastor Lora will be
lead worship both this Sunday (2/24) and the next (3/3) but just won’t be available during the week. Thank you for respecting this time away.

Neighboring for SC TheatreThe SC Theatre Department and Campus
Players are presenting a political sketch comedy adaptation of
Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus this weekend, February 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30, with a matinee on Sunday, the 24th at 2:00 in the Helen
Graham Little Theatre.  Grace Neighboring would like to support them not only with our attendance, but by being greeters, ushers, and helping
with box office.  Those helping will get free admission tickets.  One
person needs to stay out “front of house” during each performance to
help late comers and to help anyone leaving the performance. Please
contact Roger Moon at 262-7700.

Pancake FeedBaskets for Knitting and Crochet Projects in Worship
There are now baskets around the sanctuary (both upstairs and
downstairs) with knitting and crochet projects.  If you listen better when you are doing something with your hands, we invite you to take a project from the basket and work on it according to the attached pattern. As you work, we encourage you to pray for the person who will receive your
scarf.  After worship, return the scarf to the basket.  Completed scarves
will be given to those in need.

Upper Room Devotional – March/April are here!
Did you know there are Upper Room Devotionals in the office or at the south entrance and they are free to you? They come out every other month and guide you through daily prayer and devotion. Come by and grab one!

Great Plains Connect
Each week the Great Plains Annual Conference publishes their weekly
email announcements just like we do for Grace. We will be giving you all a link to this content if you would like to read it. Click here to read this
week’s addition!


This Week’s Prayer Requests:

Maurine Hogue is still recovering from pneumonia.

Carrie McKinzie is home from the hospital after her migraine but continues to not be 100%.

Prayers for the family of Nancy Juhlin after she passed away this week from cancer.

Darla Hammar is undergoing tests and could use our prayers as she receives the results.

Jan Hathaway had foot surgery last week and is home recovering.

Jim Helmer’s mother is having medical procedures. She is 95 and they could use prayers this week.

Pastor Lora is doing the memorial service Wednesday for Gerry Van Skike at the Veteran’s Cemetery. His wife was a friend of Barbara Surface. Prayers for his family.

Jan Ellis has had shoulder pain from a fall and receiving tests on it.
Long Term Prayer List:

Betty Clark, Bryan Nebergall (Perry Voss father-in-law), Jody O’Dell, Kirke Padgett (David Hughes’ cousin with Leukemia), Caroyln Reynolds, Gary McCool, Marlene Howard, Kohen (grandson of Sparla & Curtis Dick)

In The Military
Tyson Biddle, Byron England, Devin Wilhelm, Derek Deyoe, Eric Brenn, Reid Richardson, Chaz West, Hunter Rush
In Seminary
Daniel Reffner, Shayla Jordan

Daily Prayer List
Click here for the monthly prayer list that includes a different person to pray for each day this month.

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