Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church
Saturday, September 22, 2018
 7925 Horsemill Road
Grosse Ile, MI 48138
 
734-676-8811
 
 

This Week @ GIPC

General Announcements 

 
 
Trunk or Treat Outreach is planning a special treat on Wednesday, October 24, for Halloween. A chili dinner will be served at 6 pm ($4/person, $15 family maximum), followed by Trunk or Treat and a bonfire at 6:45. Sign up at the Crossroads or call the office to make your reservation.
 
Wednesday Night Dinner on September 26 is Chicken Fruit Salad. $4.00/person, $15/family. Sign up at the Crossroads or call the office (734/676-8811) to make your reservation. 

Congregational Meeting Session has called a Congregational Meeting on September 30 just before the second service for the purpose of electing Greg Genter and Robb Albrecht to the nominating committee.

JULIETs (
Just Us Ladies Interested In an Event Together) On Tuesday, October 23, the JULIETs will visit the Toledo Museum of Art and the Glass Pavilion at Libby Glass. $14 for ticket and docent, plus lunch and sharing $7 parking fee per car. Any questions? Call Addie Firnschild, (734) 676-7743.  
 
Yoga There is no yoga on Thursday, September 27. Yoga resumes on Thursday, October  4.
 
2019 GIPC Directory Last call to update your directory information. Your last chance to do so will be this Sunday, September 23. If there are no updates and if there is no "OK" next to your name, we will be emailing you to find out if anything has changed.  
 
IRS Warns of Scams Related to Natural Disasters
In the wake of Hurricane Florence, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers try to take advantage of the generosity of taxpayers who want to help victims of major disasters. Fraudulent schemes normally start with unsolicited contact by telephone, social media, e-mail or in-person, using a variety of tactics.
 
To help taxpayers donate to legitimate charities, the IRS website, IRS.gov, has a search feature, Tax Exempt Organization Search, that helps users find or verify qualified charities. Donations to these charities may be tax-deductible.
 
Taxpayers suspecting fraud by email should visit IRS.gov and search for the keywords "Report Phishing." More information about tax scams and schemes may be found at IRS.gov using the keywords "scams and schemes."                                                     

Adult Ministries

Ed Hour Please join us in the Fireside Room at 9:30 a.m. the next two Sundays for another perspective on immigration. We will view the 2006 award-winning documentary “God Grew Tired of Us,” which follows the courageous migration struggles of the Sudanese “Lost Boys” as they flee war and persecution in their home country and eventually find a home in the United States. See America through the eyes of young people trying to adapt to a totally new way of life. We will show the first half of this 90-minute film this Sunday, then finish it on September 30.

Adult Class
Wednesday evening classes will be suspended for three weeks while many members of the class are in Europe. Classes will begin again on October 10, 2018, with “The History of Christianity Part II,” facilitated by many men of the congregation. This should be a fun and enlightening year!

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.
Please Give to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)
God is our refuge and strength. Therefore, we will not fear … though the waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble.     —Psalm 46

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) urges your support for those affected by Hurricane Florence. PDA is delivering immediate aid to those impacted by the storm. Initial assessment suggests catastrophic destruction, but the full scope of the damage will not be known for many months. The storm’s path cut across areas still recovering from Hurricane Matthew (2016). While these winds and waters have meant loss and destruction, the work of PDA might become, as the psalmist says, “a river whose streams make glad the city of God.”

PDA is deploying teams to affected presbyteries to meet with Presbyterian and community leadership to assist in coordinating relief efforts and mucking out homes and churches. PDA remains after initial needs are assessed, providing spiritual and emotional care.

Gifts can be made online (www.pcusa.org/donate), by phone at (800) 872-3283, or by check. You are also welcome to write a check to GIPC, noting that it is a contribution for hurricane disaster relief on the "memo" line. GIPC will take care of the rest.

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
continue all summer at Lloyd's at 1 pm on Tuesdays. 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. Romans 12:5 “ . . . so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.”