Church News

Sunday March 19, 2023 there will be a regularly scheduled business meeting at 9:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome for coffee and fellowship beginning at 9.

Sunday March 19, will will have the privilege of hearing Jerry Hacker, a dear friend of Brother Buddy and Carolyn who will be here to give his personal testimony. You will rejoice how the Lord has worked in his life in spite of the many adversities which could have turned him in a different direction. Jerry is a layman and deacon from the Cottonwood Baptist Church.

As voted on by the church in last month’s regular business meeting, we are going to formulate a new, updated church directory. In order to expedite and smoothly operate the process, we will produce a “sign up sheet” on which you can select a time for the photographer to take your picture. We will be producing the directory ourselves, there will not be a salesman trying to sell pictures. The new directory will be a blessing for our congregation, especially for those who have recently discovered Grace Temnple. Planning is moving ahead rapidly and should be complete in a couple of weeks.

Visitors are always welcome at Grace Temple Baptist Church. Come join us for worship and the singing of your old familiar songs. When you come, be sure to fill out a contact or visitor card that you will find on the back of the pew in front of you and place it in an offering plate as you leave.

Please continue to be in prayer for Grace Temple to grow and reach others, especially the unchurched people of our community.

Be sure to take a look at fresh posters on the fellowship hall bulletin board and learn about upcoming scheduled events in our area. For example, The Trinity Fellowship Church at 388 Cotton Belt Parkway in McGregor will present ” The Tabernacle Experience” with a lifesize replica on their grounds each day May 13th through May 23rd from noon to 7:00 p.m. For more information call 254-723-2020.

Shepherd’s Heart Ministries. They need our help with produce from the garden as well as eggs and egg cartons. Sacred Heart helps provide groceries for those of our community who cannot afford enough food for their families. They need staple food items such as beans, rice, pasta, cereal and canned goods. They also need volunteers to bag foods or make home deliveries. As a volunteer, you may work anywhere from one hour to as many hours as you like. For more information, call 254-235-9517.

We had a long time member who had not been to worship with us in some time come to our service and who voiced the concern that he might not still be on the church rolls since it had been so long since he had been. He was reassured that no one is removed from the church rolls just because we have not seen them in awhile. If you haven’t been to Grace Temple Baptist in some time, please join us. Especially come see the renovated, repaired sanctuary!!

Members are urged to send notes or make calls to those who have not been attending Grace Temple in awhile to let them know we miss them and to find out why they have not been coming. Help the church office keep the membership rollbook up to date.

Contact cards are available on the foyer table to be picked up and handed out. The cards invite those to whom they are given to join us for worship. Studies have shown that church growth is mostly helped by the outreach of church members more than any other factor