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Grace Times

Vol. XVIII/10

Grace Bible Church, C 930, Sector B Mahanagar, Lucknow, India

June 2015

from the pastor

Pulpit Calendar
June 2015
Check-in 15 minutes before services
Morning Services at 10 sharp
07
Holy Communion: Pastor Raja
14
Pastor Kuru
21
Fathers day Service Preacher James Pearce
28
Pastor Kuru
Allipur Grace Bible Church at 10.00 a.m.
07
Shyam Babu
14
Holy Communion: Pastor Raja
21
Shyam Babu
28
Pastor Raja

Sunday School will resume after


the summer holidays
Tuesdays at 6.30 p.m
04
11
18
25

Bible Study: The Luguns Home


Prayer: The Reviss Home
Bible Study: The Modwells Home
Prayer at the sanctuary

WOMENS PRAYER
at the Sanctuary on
Saturday, 20th at 5 p.m

"...Men may spurn our appeals, reject our


message, oppose our arguments, despise
our persons -- but they are helpless
against our prayers."
Sidlow Baxter

My dear People,
Summer is a lean period in churches around the
world because people go on a vacation. While some
people leave town, others come to town. So there
should be about the same number of people
attending (give or take 10 persons). But that isnt
what happens. There is a significant drop in the
attendance affecting the functioning of the church.
What this means is that those who go to other
places (for business or pleasure) tend not to make a
serious effort to attend church. They feel that
they can take a holiday from church when away
from their own circle of family and friends.
Our Lord wasnt like that. He attended corporate
worship in synagogues as was his custom (Lk.
4:16). Mind you He was the one person who could
have entered the excuse that the synagogues were
just full of hypocrites. But He didnt. Because in
the end, corporate worship is about acknowledging
God publicly. Personal/private worship is essential.
But so is public. It is the way we declare that we
are not ashamed of Godto be seen acknowledging
that God has ownership of our lives.
The next time you go to some other city or village,
be sure to join the local fellowship of Christians.
Also, the next time you have people visiting in your
home, tell them that on Sundays, you go to church
and would like them to join you in your church.
Remember that taking a holiday from church is
taking a holiday from God. You endanger yourself
because you are removing the hand of God from
yourself,
Love,
Kuru

Jan May 2014

Income

May 31,

2015

May 2015

JanMay 2015

Budget 2015

Projection

General Offerings

81,675

48,596

1,65,263

2,50,000

3,96,000

Donations

27,675

7,600

14,700

50,000

Erratic

2,49,850

46,000

2,06,400

4,90,000

4,95,,000

2nd Mile Pledges

49,200

6,300

40,900

1,20,000

98,000

Lent/Christmas offer.

10,630

14,100

20,000

Erratic

Hindi Services

16,074

60,000

Erratic

Pledged Giving

Designated collections
Sunday School
Grace Church in Village

3,520

1,671

9,366

35,500

12,500

Medical Aid Fund


GRAND TOTAL

69,200
4,74,124

1,10,167

5,33,229

9,90,000

Sam Reviss death left Shireen, Malini and Shalini & family
bereaved
Vibha & Manish Joshi expecting their first baby. Vibha healed
of thyroid problems.
Pushpa Singhs son Sanjay was in hospital.
Greg Poklacki had a cardiology check-up and is OK.
Nalin Philips battling low BP periodically.
Suby Jo Varghese had an allergy. Daughter Evangeline had
some illness, but thankfully it wasnt anything serious. Daughter
Christine also had a brief illness.
Usha Antin had an operation to remove gall stones. Jerusha
being treated for pimples.
Vijay Singh is not able to see well with his eye and will need
some surgery.
Myrtle Chand has a lump that needs to be removed
Vicky Singh home for the summer holidays, returns to
theological college for his third year.

02

Birthdays in June
Ruth Chakravarty

Noel Eisenberg coming from Germany to be with family.


Stanley Khan, Martha & Ashish going to Beijing to be with
Sonu
Anshuman Singh has been confirmed in his job teaching music
Bunny Phillips interviewing for a new job

For Pastoral Care contact


Rev J T Raja 995 639 9835
Emeritus Pastor Kuru 4049392

Salomi Tamang and Ratto Rana finishing their studies and leav- gracebiblechurch.lucknowindia@gmail.com
www.gracebiblechurchlucknow.org
ing Lucknow

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