Thought for the Week:Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”                                                                                     Psalm16:9-11

Quarterly Grace Family Council: Our follow-up Council is set for April 29th following the morning service. 

Faith Promise Pledge Banquet is scheduled for April 15th at 5:00pm. Dr. Mark Hanke will be our presenter for a memorable evening. Our Faith Promise underwrites our global mission effort each year. Would you pray about your part?

Get a Custom T-Shirt: For a custom Grace Baptist T-Shirt please sign up with your name and size. Cost is $8.50 each. (Add $3.00 for 2X and $4.00 for 3X)

Next Sunday: April 15th Dr. Jason Willoughby will be encouraging us in our missional effort. He leads Reach the City Ministries out of McMinnville, OR. Jason is always an uplifting communicator.

Faith Promise Pledge Banquet is scheduled for April 15th at 5:00pm. Please sign up today so we can get an accurate estimate of how many will be there. Dr. Mark Hanke will be our presenter for that memorable evening. Our Faith Promise underwrites our global mission effort each year. Please pray about what your part in our global effort might be.

Men’s Next Breakfast is Saturday April 21st at 8:00am. Guys, come on out and enjoy some time together that morning. Bring a friend. We will spend some time in the Word and with each other. We will need your help in prepping the church grounds for the New Legacy Concert on the 4th.

Grace’s 2018 Garden is getting underway, and we need your help! Talk to LaVoy Staley about how you might assist this worthy work, Phone: 503.428.0452. Or, find yourself a plot of ground that you yourself would like to grow some food and tithe on your goods to the food bank. No Kidding—Help Needed!                            

Special Thanks goes to our Mission Team for their effort in organizing this year’s Mission Conference and Banquet. They are Mr. & Mrs. Trube; Mr. and Mrs. Doll; Becky Van Winkle; and Pastor and Mrs. Hilsinger. If God is putting it on your heart to serve in the area of Missions please consider joining this team.  

Mission Conference Coming Up: Please be in prayer about your Faith Promise Pledge for this coming year. What will your part be in Global Missions this year? Mission Banquet is scheduled for April 15th at 5:00pm.

Join a Life Group this week! It is our desire that all of our people be ministered to in a small group. Why? Because making disciples works best in the context of relationships. Please make this a matter of prayer. Yes it is a commitment of time away from home—but one that is well worth the investment. See Pastor or one of our elders today for more information.

Men’s breakfast starts this Saturday at 8am. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Come on out and enjoy a good time of fellowship and good food. We could use your help with some service projects as well.  

Please remember our Missionaries in your daily prayers as they are in need of them every day. We put up new information as they come in on the bulletin board. Please take time to read them as they inform us of their work and their prayer needs. Thank You.

About Membership: This is a step of mutual affirmation. For the applicant—it is to affirm their desire to unite with this local body of believers. It is an alignment with our doctrine, polity, and philosophy of ministry and to walk in covenant community together. For the church family—it is an affirmation that they are co-witnesses together with us of Christ’s life in us—the hope of glory. This is recognition that we have been born of the Spirit and have been baptized together in Christ and that we will walk together in newness of life until Jesus returns. We recognize that this local expression of the body of Christ is but a part of the larger overall expression of the body of Christ in the world.

Missionary Newsletters can be found on our Missions Board in the foyer. All the latest postings can be read there.

E-mail Updates: If you would be interested in getting email reminders about upcoming events, AND/OR encouragements from time to time from Pastor Russ about things God is teaching him—please jot your email address on the sign-up sheet coming around. Thank you.

Prayer Ministry: Please provide your prayer requests so our prayer team can pray for you. Let’s pray for the redemption of many souls this year; and that God would grow our church. Also, please pray for our “War Room” prayer chapel makeover which is nearing completion. Thanks go to those who have been working on that.

Women’s Bible Study: At Dana Gilkison’s. Add: 265 Walnut Ave. Dallas. You can call Dana at 503-510-7752for more info. Study Time: 10:00am.   Thank You!

Librarian’s Reminder: Please check out all library material, whether you use it in your class room or take it home. Please remember to bring back all material that you check out including video’s, this gives others the opportunity to use them. Thank you for your consideration of others. Your Librarian.

Church Library: Please take time to look over our library, we
are always getting new books and Videos in for all ages. For any questions you might have about our library please see Peggy Perkins our Liberian.

All Church Announcements: need to be given to Graceann Trube by Wednesday at 3:00 pm to be printed in the following bulletin. Call the church office: 503.623.4858