Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church
Friday, November 22, 2019
 7925 Horsemill Road
Grosse Ile, MI 48138

This Week @ GIPC

Friday Flix on Tuesday "Crazy Rich Asians" is showing for a limited engagement at GIPC's Fireside Room! Come on Tuesday, March 5 at noon to watch this entertaining look at culture clash. Bring your lunch if you like. The movie (and the popcorn!) are free.
Adult Class "The History of Christianity - Part II" continues. Please join us each Wednesday in the Fireside Room at 6:45 p.m. During the month of March, we will study:
  • March 6 -  No class (Ash Wednesday)
  • March 13 – Slave Religion in the Americas
  • March 20 – Christian Missions and Moral Reform
  • March 27 – The Church’s Encounter with Modern Learning
Adult Sunday Ed Hour This Sunday, March 3, adults will enjoy a repeat performance (by popular demand) of “Praying in Color” led by Jan Holmes. This time, a Lenten calendar is on the agenda. Starting next week, March 10, we will be delving into The Book of Joy, a week of dialogues by Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, recorded by Doug Abrams. Learn what the nature of true joy is, what the obstacles are, and how to lay the foundation for lasting happiness. Led by Nancy Colina and Stephanie Cobb.
No Wednesday Night Dinner on March 6 in observance of Ash Wednesday. Join us on March 13 when White Chicken Chili will be on the menu. Sign up at the Crossroads or call the GIPC office (734-676-8811).
Busy: Connecting to an Unhurried God
Our culture encourages us to be frantically busy. We get a lot of “cred” by overachieving, exceeding expectations, and keeping our calendar. The trouble is, we are in a much bigger hurry than God. Traditionally, the season of Lent is a time to fast, to give up something. This Lent, we will fast from frantic busyness in order to slow down and connect to an unhurried God. On March 6, Ash Wednesday, let us begin our fast from unrealistic expectations and false beliefs in order to get to know our unhurried God. Please join us in worship at 7 p.m.
Hoagie Sale Join us after the 10:30 service next Sunday, March 10, for a yummy hoagie sandwich. This youth fundraiser takes place in Fellowship Hall at 11:30 a.m.
Thank You, GIPC. The deacons are deeply grateful to the congregation for their outstanding support of the Loudon and Quinn families last Saturday. The generous donations of appetizers and desserts along with the extra hands in the kitchen to set up, serve and clean up made Stacy’s memorial reception a wonderful success.
Interested in GIPC? If you are, please contact Phil Reed at, or one of our outreach elders: Dave Figg at, or Sarah Ream at Any question is welcome!

Lunch Ladies meet every Thursday at Lloyd's at noon for lunch and conversation. All women are welcome. Please join us!

Coney Boys meet at Lloyd's at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. All men, Presbyterian or not, are welcome to join this fun group.

Mission Clean seasonal clothing is always needed at Fort Street Open Door. Please put items in the closet at the bottom of the stairs by the west entrance door or stop by the church office for assistance.
Pray for our Stephen Ministers and their care receivers: Romans 8:26 “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.”