April 21, 2024 

Series: Jonah: A Story of God’s Relentless Grace 

Title: A Boat Ride of Realities 

Scripture: Jonah 1:4-17 

Notetaking Journals for the Jonah Study are available in the foyer 

The sailors were terrified when they heard this, for he had already told them he was running away from the Lord. .. “Throw me into the sea,” Jonah said, “and it will become calm again. I know that this terrible storm is all my fault.” Instead, the sailors rowed even harder to get the ship to the land. But the stormy sea was too violent for them, and they couldn’t make it. Then they cried out to the Lord, Jonah’s God. “O Lord,” they pleaded, “don’t make us die for this man’s sin. And don’t hold us responsible for his death...” Then the sailors picked Jonah up and threw him into the raging sea, and the storm stopped at once! The sailors were awestruck by the Lord’s great power, …. Now the Lord had arranged for a great fish to swallow Jonah. 

And Jonah was inside the fish for three days and three nights. 

 

 

Kairos Prison Outreach in Ridgeland, SC Kairos is a ministry that aims to address the spiritual needs of incarcerated people. We have trained men going to Ridgeland Correctional May 2-5 who are asking for your prayers. Additionally needed - Homemade Cookies for Inmates—Inmates are drawn to the thought of someone baking homemade cookies for them. It is something VERY RARE in their lives and it’s a delicious way to start a conversation about God’s love for them. We need Cookie Bakers. There are cookie suggestions to follow. See the sign up outside today & next Sunday. Drop your cookies off on Sunday, April 28 or by 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1st. Questions? Rick 843) 384-1694. 

Women’s Ministry Spring Tea will be this Saturday, April 27 from 9-11:30 a.m. Join us for fellowship, food and a fun fashion show. Sign up to attend in the Connection Corner. School age young ladies are welcome but there will be no childcare available. Come get to know each other and have a relaxing Saturday morning together. 

Samaritan Purse Domestic Disaster Relief There will be a brief meeting in between services TODAY for anyone who has served or would like to serve on a team with Grace. Join us in the educational wing—starting promptly after first service at 10:20 and ending at 10:55. We will be evaluating interest in a variety of opportunities from now through the fall. If you have any questions, contact Anne Eberhart at 508-930-6421 or eberhart.am@gmail.com 

Beach Baptism & Picnic will be Sunday, May 5th. Contact the church office if interested. Baptism is a public proclaiming of your faith placed in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Watch for more details next week. 

Vacation Bible School is scheduled for June 17-21. We need volunteers: 4 Team Leaders, 6 Team Assistants, 1 Security guard daily. Parents, it’s time to register your children for VBS. We already have 48 signed up! All registrations are via: www.gracehhi.org 

Online Electronic Giving For all using the online giving, we remind you that we are required to pay processing fees from all electronic donations. There is a 2.9% processing fee charged to the church for credit & debit card contributions and 1.1% processing fee charged for ACH/E-check contributions. Last year fees totaled $8,646. Of those, $4,279 were an expense to the church. There is an option for you to include the fees with your contribution to help offset this cost, if able. The system calculates the fees for you and it would be added to your total donation and the entire amount, including the fee, is recorded as a tax-deductible donation. For those with recurring donations, you would need to adjust your donation to include this, should you so choose. As always, we are so grateful & give God praise for all your generous gifts to the work of His Kingdom.