Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
 7925 Horsemill Road
Grosse Ile, MI 48138

This Week @ GIPC

General Announcements 

Christmas Flowers Envelopes are in the pews for Christmas flowers and Christmas worship enhancements. The office must receive your dedication by Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Family Dinner
on Wednesday, December 12, is Ham and Cheesy Potatoes. Wednesday is also Family Fun Night. Sign up at the Crossroads or call the office to make your reservation. 
Offering Envelopes are on tables outside the office. Please pick up your box next time you're in church.
Chancel Flowers 2019 Please sign up for Chancel Flowers in 2019. The new list is posted outside the office. Reserve your spot today!
Join the Caroling Party next Sunday, December 16. We will meet in the Fireside Room at 4:00 pm to go caroling. Dinner (location TBD) follows. Please sign up at the Crossroads.
Anyone interested in learning more about Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church should contact Rev. Dr. Philip J. Reed at, or one of our Outreach elders: Dave Figg at, or Sarah Ream at All questions are welcome!
Important Dates and Information for Advent, Christmas, and End of Year Giving:
Sunday, December 9
8:15 or 10:30 a.m.
Second Sunday in Advent - Joy
Message: "Glories Stream"

Sunday, December 16
8:15 or 10:30 a.m.
Third Sunday in Advent - Love
The Band leads us in worship!
Message: "Love's Pure Light"

Sunday, December 23
8:15 or 10:30 a.m.
Fourth Sunday in Advent - Hope
Message: "With the Angels"

Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve

10:30 a.m. - Holy Communion
5:00 p.m. - Worship for Families with Younger Children
7:00 p.m. - "Silent Night" Candlelight Worship with Soloists and Wind Quintet
11:00 p.m. - "Silent Night" Candlelight Worship with Choir and Wind Quintet
Holiday Office Hours
The church office is closed on Monday, Dec. 24; Tuesday, Dec. 25; Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

The office will be open Wednesday, Dec. 26;  Thursday, Dec. 27 and Friday, Dec. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will resume our 
regular schedule on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.
End of Year Giving Notes
The last Sunday for 2018 contributions is Sunday, December 30, 2018. After that, only contributions that come in an envelope postmarked on or before December 31 can be counted as contributions for 2018. Please help our counting team volunteers by clearly marking your end-of-year contributions for either 2018 or 2019. We continue to advise you to not file your 2018 taxes until you have received and verified your statement for 2018 in January 2019. 

Adult Ministries

Art and Faith in Advent: Prepare for Christmas and deepen your experience of the Advent season this year during Ed Hour as we study a different work of art each week inspired by that Sunday's scripture. Class meets in the Fireside Room at 9:30am on Sundays until December 16.

Wednesday Adult Ed
Our Wednesday evening courses are "A History of Christianity Part II, from the Reformation through the Modern Megachurch". The classes are held in the Fireside Room following Wednesday dinner, 6:45pm-8:00pm. Please join us!

Children and Youth Ministries

Youth Bake Sale to support the summer trip to Triennium, is Sunday, December 16, after both services in Fellowship Hall. Like to bake and want to donate some treats? Please sign up at the Crossroads and thank you for your generosity.                                                                           

In the Life of GICP

Greeting Cards for Stacy You can help lift Stacy Loudon's spirits while she continues her stay at Henry Ford Hospital downtown by sending her a humorous greeting card. Simply send the cards to Stacy, c/o Sue Quinn, 8093 Berkshire, Grosse Ile 48138.
Prayer Box for Stacy A prayer box has been prepared for Stacy Loudon; it is in the Narthex. If you would like to write a prayer for Stacy, her family, or whatever is on your heart, please place prayers in the red box and Sue will deliver them to her. This is a great way to "do something" when you feel there's nothing you can do.
Yoga takes place every Thursday from 10:30 - 11:15 am, $5 per week. Drop in and give it a try. This is yoga for balance and flexibility and can be done in a chair or standing or on the floor.
Lunch Ladies
meet every Thursday at Lloyd's at noon for lunch and conversation. All women are welcome. Please join us!
Coney Boys
continues at Lloyd's at 1 pm every Tuesday. All men, Presbyterian or not, are welcome to join this fun group.                                                                                                                                                        

Mission: Express your faith in a tangible way  

Clean seasonal clothing is always needed at the Fort Street Open Door.  Please put items in the closet at the bottom of the stairs by the west entrance door. 
Pray for our Stephen Ministers and their care receivers. John 21:16b “A second time he said to him, 'Simon son of John, do you love me?' He said to him, 'Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.' Jesus said to him, 'Tend my sheep.' ”