Weekly Schedule & Bulletin

This Week

GCC is reopen for worship and onsite ministry events! Find all of the details about regathering at gccws.net/regather. Online worship continues to be available and we look forward to connecting with you at live.gccws.net.

GCC Weekly Schedule

Saturday, May 8

4:00 pm - Saturday Worship Team Practice

6:00 pm - Online and Onsite Contemporary Worship


Sunday, May 9

7:00 am - Traditional Worship Team

8:00 am - Online and Onsite Traditional Worship  

9:15 & 11:00 am - Online and Onsite Contemporary Worship

12:30 pm - Financial Peace University


Monday, May 10

1:00 pm - Blood Drive


Tuesday, May 11

10:00 am - Knitting Club

7:00 pm - GCC Young Adults


Wednesday, May 12

6:30 pm - GCC Youth Group

7:00 pm - Prophecy Fulfilled


Thursday, May 13

7:00 pm - Capital Campaign Zoom Meeting

7:00 pm - Learning to Pray

7:00 pm - Worship Practice


Saturday, May 15

4:00 pm - Worship Team Practice


Sunday, May 16

7:00 am - Traditional Worship Team

8:00 am - Online and Onsite Traditional Worship    

9:15 & 11:00 am - Online and Onsite Contemporary Worship


Check out the GCC Events page for more information about upcoming events and activities at GCC.

News

Closed Memorial Day

The church office will be closed for Memorial Day Monday, May 31. Call the church office and follow the instructions if you need to reach a pastor after hours or when the office is closed.


Capital Campaign Update

"Growing With Grace" Expansion

gccws.net/growingwithgrace

GCC broke ground on phase 2 of its building expansion last month. What an exciting time in the life of this church as we "make room for one more!" Ask the Lord what your role will be in financing the next phase of our $3.7 million campus expansion over the next three years, then trust his direction. Support the expansion using the Growing With Grace envelopes or give online to the Growing With Grace fund.


Tax Assistance Programs Are Full

Due to the pandemic, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) are not able to see as many clients as in previous years. AARP Tax-Aide, scheduled to begin March 5 at GCC, is full. Call 717-964-0275 for additional information. VITA is also full. Call 717-824-8102 for additional information on that program.


Connect

Missions Opportunities

Rachel Kumher will be reaching into Asia with OMF. Come hear her heart for missions on Tuesday, June 1 at 7:00 pm. Come to learn more about what she's doing and how you can be a part of it.


GCC is sponsoring a short-term mission trip to JAARS Center in Waxhaw, North Carolina, October 31-November 6. JAARS provides transportation and technical support for Wycliffe Bible translators, an organization with the goal of translating the Bible into every known language. More information about how to join this GCC team is available at the Connect Center.


Want to Serve at Music Camp This Summer?

We are currently seeking high school students to serve as camp mentors, craft leaders backstage crew, and game leaders for the Outpour Kids Music Camp July 18-23. You'll have an active role in making this camp a memorable week of music, games, crafts, devotionals, exploding experiments, and "Under the Sea" for a lot of kids. Register online on or before April 1.


Gatherings for Moms

GCC offers two gatherings for all moms of children infant through 12th grade. Attend May 6 at 9:15 am or May 18 at 7:00 pm to be refreshed, encouraged, and equipped through Bible study, speakers, and interaction. Mornings and Evenings for Moms will pause over the summer, but will resume with the new school year.


National Day of Prayer Gatherings

The GCC family is invited to attend a one-hour National Day of Prayer gathering at the church at either 10:00 am or 6:30 pm this Thursday, May 6. We will pray for our nation and the seven pillars of our American culture: church, family, education, government, business, media, and the arts. "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord" (Psalm 33:12).


Mother's Day Weekend Celebration

Join your GCC family for a Mother’s Day Weekend Celebration during services on May 8 and 9! We'll feature a special Mother’s Day, and women and mothers will be recognized and receive a special gift.


New Member Luncheon

New members, you're invited to an exclusive luncheon on May 23. Enjoy a catered meal as you learn about GCC’s Pastoral Care and Counseling Ministries. Register today.


If you're interested in becoming a member of GCC, watch for details on a class called Tell Me More, scheduled for August 29.


Support Groups

You don't have to walk through sickness, loss, or grief alone. Be encouraged by those who want to stand alongside you through GCC's support groups.


Walking Together

Walking together is a gathering designed for widows, widowers, and singles looking for a place to connect with others in a similar season of life for fellowship, food, and fun. Join the next gathering from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 16. Register online.


GCC Yard Sale

On Saturday, May 22, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, come out for a day of bargain hunting, and don't miss those famous Lancaster County egg rolls! This huge sale is sure to have something for everyone. We hope you can join us on this great day!


Have things to sell? Table spaces (two parking spots wide) are available at $10 per space until May 15. Proceeds from reservations support GCC Youth. Details and space registration is online.


EC National Conference

Grace Community Church is connected to the Evangelical Congregational Church (EC). This month, use the EC Prayer Guide to pray for the EC National Conference, May 26-28. Pray especially for the Lord's clear leading in the election of the next EC Bishop. Guides are available online or at the Connect Center.


Vacation Bible School (Save the Date)

This year's VBS theme is TREASURED - Discovering You're Priceless to God. Kids will discover God's amazing love for them through Bible discoveries, music, and adventures. VBS is July 12-16 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm for kids age 4 - entering Grade 5. Register online.


Opportunities to Serve at VBS

You are invited to help kids grow to know and follow Jesus and discover that they are priceless to God. We're preparing for more kids than ever attending Vacation Bible School this summer, which means there are more open spots to serve! If you would be available during the July 12-16 event, let us know by signing up online on or before May 30.

Grow

Discipleship at GCC

What does it mean to follow Jesus? GCC offers a variety of discipleship classes, studies, and support sessions to help you on your path toward spiritual growth. Explore the options and find a session that meets you where you are right now.


Bible Reading Plans for 2021

Pick up your 2021 Bible Reading Guide in the GCC lobbies. A comprehensive list of Bible reading plans is also available online.


Walking Together

Walking together is a gathering designed for widows, widowers, and singles who are looking for a place to connect with others in a similar season of life for fellowship, food, and fun. Join the next gathering from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on May 16. Register online.


Graduate Recognition During Services

Graduate Recognition, May 15 and 16, is a weekend to honor those graduating from high school, trade school, a certification program, or college. If you call GCCWS your church home and are graduating, we want to celebrate your achievement as a church family. Register online.

Give

March Giving Summary

General Fund Need: $130,628

General Fund Received: $168,577

March Over Need: $37,949


YTD Need: $424,541

YTD Received: $523,697

YTD Over Need: $99,156


Growing With Grace

March Received: $287,222

YTD Received: $337,201


You Can Give Online

GCC provides a safe and easy way to provide your tithes and offering online. Visit our Online Giving page to support the ministry of GCC.


Ways You Can Give at GCC

gccws.net/give

Your regular giving helps to support GCC's mission of helping people know and follow Jesus. You can contribute anytime online. You can also present your tithes and offerings in person at the offering boxes at the doors in the auditorium. Envelopes to support the General Fund or the Growing With Grace fund are available at the offering boxes.


SOLANCO Food Bank

The May SFB focus items are:

  • loaves of bread
  • hamburger/hotdog rolls
  • hotdogs
  • Manwich
  • pancake syrup
  • granola bars
  • snack crackers
  • canned chicken

Serve

CPR Volunteers

GCC is in need of additional CPR Volunteer team members to serve during the service of your choice on Saturdays and Sundays. CPR team members sit in the worship service and serve in emergency medical situations, if needed. Team members should be CPR certified. Contact Pastoral Assistant Andrew Potts to begin serving (andrew@gccws.net).


Join a Serving Team

gccws.net/volunteer

One of the best ways to make new friends at GCC is to serve together on a team. During services on April 24 and 25 and May 1 and 2, we'll explore all the ways you can get involved. Then, you'll have the opportunity to get more specifics and sign up in the lobby after each service.

Daily Bible Reading

Below you will find the Daily Bible Reading published in the Sermon Notes section of GCC's weekly bulletin.

  • Saturday, 5/8 - Psalm 25, 29, 33, 36, 39
  • Sunday, 5/9 - 2 Samuel 8-9, 1 Chronicles 18
  • Monday, 5/10 - Psalm 50, 53, 60, 75
  • Tuesday, 5/11 - 2 Samuel 10, 1 Chronicles 19, Psalm 20
  • Wednesday, 5/12 - Psalm 65-67, 69-70
  • Thursday, 5/13 - 2 Samuel 11-12, 1 Chronicles 20
  • Friday, 5/14 - Psalm 32, 51, 86, 122
  • Saturday, 5/15 - 2 Samuel 13-15
  • Sunday, 5/16 - Psalm 3-4, 12-13, 28, 55

Ongoing

GCC Young Adult Gatherings

GCC Young Adults is a group for single and married young adults, ages 18-30. The group strives to provide a setting of openness and acceptance and where people can develop significant relationships with God through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior. This group meets at GCC Tuesday evenings at 7 pm.


Youth Group at GCC

GCC provides safe, age-appropriate environments where 6th-12th graders can learn about Jesus in creative and relevant ways. GCC Youth meets on Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 8:15 PM.


Recharge Devotional

Recharge is a weekly, Scripture-based devotional written by members of the GCC family. Subscribe to receive Recharge devotionals by email to be encouraged and uplifted in your spiritual walk.


Daily Bread Devotionals

Daily Bread devotionals have arrived at GCC. Stop by GCC to pick up your copy weekdays at the main entrance.