Bulletins: April 15, 2018

April 15, 2018


If I rise on the wings of the dawn, If I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. (Psalm 139:9-10)


A warm welcome to our visitors today! We trust your visit to GRACE will be a happy one and that you will visit us again soon. If you do not have a church home we ask that you prayerfully consider GRACE, a family orientated church, where EVERYBODY IS SOMEBODY!


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Announcements: gmbc_announcements@yahoo.com
WHY GRACE?! Share what God is doing at www.whygrace.org


PASTOR: Rev. Orbie Estep Jr.
Email: pastorestep@yahoo.com
Cell: 937-605-4344

ASSOCIATE PASTOR: Rev. Michael Phillips
Email: Michael.Phillips16@yahoo.com
Cell: 402-699-7935

DEACONS: Larry Hayden 937-408-3635
Leonard Brown 937-561-1234
Glen Massie 937-631-4679
Ron DePreist 937-3232027
Pete Brown 937-265-5209
Brad Caughman 937-308-1297
Jason Dozier 937-536-9115


We believe a church grows
Warmer through fellowship,
Deeper through discipleship,
Stronger through worship,
Broader through ministry,
Larger through evangelism.


April is National Canine Fitness Month and National Hope Month
(take your puppy for a walk and explore God’s creation… that’ll give you Hope! :))


Dr. Bill Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ tells this story of a famous oil field called Yates Pool: During the depression, this field was a sheep ranch owned by a man named Yates. Mr. Yates wasn’t able to make enough on his ranching operation to pay the principal and interest on the mortgage, so he was in danger of losing his ranch. With little money for clothes or food, his family (like many others) had to live on government subsidy. Day after day, as he grazed his sheep over those rolling West Texas hills, he was no doubt greatly troubled about how he would pay his bills. Then a seismographic crew from an oil company came into the area and told him there might be oil on his land. They asked permission to drill a wildcat well, and he signed a lease contract. At 1,115 feet they struck a huge oil reserve. The first well came in at 80,000 barrels a day. Many subsequent wells were more than twice as large. In fact, 30 years after the discovery, a government test of one of the wells showed it still had the potential flow of 125,000 barrels of oil a day. And Mr. Yates owned it all. The day he purchased the land he had received the oil and mineral rights. Yet, he’d been living on relief. A multimillionaire living in poverty. The problem? He didn’t know the oil was there even though he owned it. Many Christians live in spiritual poverty. They are entitled to the gifts of the Holy Spirit and his energizing power, but they are not aware of their birthright.


Roger Smith, Jim Reardean, Bonnie Sayers, Amy’s brother in law, Ellen Schultz, Thelma Farmer, Arthur Parsons, Carroll Phillips, Vince McCoy


  1. ATTENTION: Be sure to check out the WhyGrace website (www.whygrace.org) to the latest news on the new church progress. Photos, videos, and updates of the construction are up!! Spread the word! #GMBCSpringfieldOhio
  2. Big Thanks to all who went on Thursday evening to serve the homeless shelters of Interfaith Hospitality Network. Your work has not gone unnoticed by the Lord!
  3. Calendar: This coming Saturday, Vandalia First Baptist Church will have this year’s Vacation Bible School Preview. Anyone who wants to go can meet here by 8:00 am. We will be taking the church van and will be leaving by 8:15 am. Please see Sister Dee or Sister Deb for any questions.
  4. Join Us! We are going to be starting a new study on Wednesday evenings a week from Wednesday called “God owns it all”. There is a book that goes along with this study. We will be ordering them this week if you want one they are $13. The church will be getting them and you can pay the money to Grace. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board as you enter if you want one. Any questions see Deb Brown or Pastor Orbie.
  5. Attention: We are in need of collecting more non-perishable groceries for our Food Basket. A list of items will be in the foyer. We also collect grocery gift cards to purchase meat and dairy items that have an expiration date (we cannot keep them here until a need comes up) to go along with the Baskets if you would like to donate monetarily. Please see sister Paula for any questions or needs that you know of.
  6. Reminder: If you would like a ride to church on Sunday’s, we can pick you up in one of our church vans. Just let us know.
  7. The ladies are getting together a trip this summer to Tybee Island Georgia. If anyone is interested see Sister Deb.

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