Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church
Sunday, October 22, 2017
 7925 Horsemill Road
Grosse Ile, MI 48138

This Week @ GIPC

General Announcements 

On October 22 and 29, come and explore the art of the Reformation with our very own Detroit Institute of Arts docents: Lea Schelke, Addie Firnschild, and Flora Case. The artists and what influenced them during the Reformation will be discussed in the Fireside Room during the Ed Hour, 9:30-10:15 am.
Wednesday Night Dinner this week (10/18) is chicken drum sticks and rice pilaf; $4 per person, $15 max per family. Sign up at the Crossroads or call the office to make your reservation.  

"Thank You!" (This note of appreciation from G.H.A.N.A. (Giving Hope and Nurturing Abroad) was sent to GIPC after their visit here on 10/15/17): We want to thank you so much for arranging for us to be with you to make an updated presentation and to display all the things the ladies in Ghana make. Please thank the people who attended and made donations for many items. You will be happy to know that we raised over $1,800 for the work in Ghana from the Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church event. It was so good to see you, your mom and many of the others from the church that have been supporting the work in Ghana. Thanks again so much and God bless you."

Reformation Trip Considering going on the "Sites of the Reformation" trip next year (September 20 through October 3, 2018) with others from GIPC? Curious about where the Reformations and Presbyterianism started? There will be an informational meeting and lunch on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at noon at the Grosse Ile Golf & Country Club (corner of Meridian & Parkway.) The Chicken Salad Croissant and fruit lunch will cost $11. Please sign up at the Crossroads so that we know how many lunches to order. This is not a commitment to go on the trip; it is just to get more information about it. Hope you can join us! 
HOPE Dementia Ministry is presenting three complimentary one hour sessions at Atria Kinghaven. The second session—Understanding Dementia-related Behaviors —is on Saturday, October 28. The session includes a complimentary breakfast or lunch. Call Karen Roberts at (734) 479-5900 to reserve your spot. More information can be found at the Crossroads.
Coney Boys are alive and well! GIPC men and friends meet for lunch Tuesdays at 1 pm at Lloyd's. No dues, no agenda, just fellowship. Why don't you join us?

Ladies: Join the Lunch Ladies who will meet at Lloyd's for lunch on Thursdays at noon for the summer months. No agenda, just lunch with new and old friends. Come on over and join the fun.

Adult Ministries

Diaper Bundling We will bundle diapers at 9 am at GIPC on Monday, October 30. We have a large order of 100 boxes, plus a large number of diapers left from the Diaper Drive on October 7 and 8. We need as many helpers as possible. We will bundle approximately 18,000 diapers so we will also need extra cars to transport bundled diapers to Fish & Loaves when we are done. Extra help to stocking the shelves and in the warehouse would help be wonderful. Please RSVP directly to Elaine McElwaney if you can help.  
ChristNet GIPC is hosting ChristNet November 12 – 19. Please sign up at the Crossroads to help with dinner or spend a few hours with our guests. Contact Jo-Anne Gronlund at 676-0046.

Art and the Reformation Come and explore the art of the Reformation with Detroit Institute of Art docents on October 22 and October 29. Who were the artists? What influenced them? These two classes will culminate in a docent-led trip to the DIA on November 5. Sign up at the Crossroads.
Christianity in the Reformation Era will be taught on Wednesday evenings, 6:45 - 8:00 pm, by Rev. Dr. Loren Scribner. Class will run through May 2018. Book fee is $35. Please sign up at Crossroads so we can place a book order.

Youth and Children Ministries

This September and October, our children are collecting school supplies for our tutoring program in southwest Detroit. They need the following: small packs of lined paper; good #2 pencils; hand pencil sharpeners; rulers; pencil top erasers; thin line markers; travel size Kleenex.

YORK Connection

Yoga is offered every Thursday at 10:30 am. Drop in fee is $5.

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. 1 John 4:7   “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.”
Stephen Ministers provide one-on-one Christian care that is confidential and skilled.
For more information, contact the pastor or call the church office.