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YARD SIGN CAMPAIGN: If you already have an “Experience Grace!” yard sign, please be invited to post it. If you have an old sign, use the labels available in the basket under the foyer table to update our service times. More signs are available in the foyer and free for the taking/posting. New stakes are also available in the foyer free-for-the-taking to replace any that may be broken. Please post the sign in your front yard, at a busy intersection, or in a strategic location for maximum visibility. May you and your sign be an outreach and witness in your neighborhood!

 GRACE CHURCH T-SHIRTS: If you haven’t already, please be invited to purchase a Grace Church t-shirt from the church office. The shirts come in all sizes, are durable cotton, and discounted for just $4.00/each. Please leave your payment in the can on the office shelf, and may we wear them proudly as witness to others of God’s working in our church!

HOST A JAPANESE STUDENT: Open Doors for International Friendship in Christ is a program from Meiji Gakuin High school in Japan.   They are looking for Christian families to host Japanese students this summer from July 22nd to August 23rd. The purpose of the program is for the students to experience Christianity firsthand and to practice their English skills while learning about American culture. Also, this year, the handbell choir from the school will be visiting Waterloo in the beginning of August. There is a need for host families for a few days.   If you are interested in learning more about either of these opportunities, please contact Jennifer Sommerfelt at or 319.939.7596.

“MIGHTY MEN’S” MONTHLY GATHERING: All men are invited to join together for a few minutes of mutual encouragement and accountability between worship services on the first Sunday of each month. Please meet in the adult Sunday school room from 10:15-10:30 AM for a brief time of sharing and prayer as a movement of the Spirit among men continues here at Grace Church. All men, young and old, are invited & welcome!

REACHING JAMAICA: Hailey Holven will be traveling to Jamaica for a mission experience through the Reformed Church’s “Cultivate” program, placing young adults in mission. She will work with the Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf helping support teachers and staff and working with deaf children.  She will depart June 8 and return on June 21. Thanks to your generosity, your offering and donations totaled $676! The excess above the $490 needed will be used to help support the mission of CCCD in other ways. Hailey thanks everyone who donated. Please keep her in your prayers as she impacts others for Jesus.

 MISS A SUNDAY? If you happen to miss a Sunday service and message due to weather, traveling, or illness, please visit our web site ( to listen to any sermons you may have missed. From the Home Page, go to the Resources tab and click “Sermons” on the drop-down menu. Then, scroll down to find the date or sermon you wish to listen to. Click on the title link next to the date, download in seconds, listen and be inspired! Sunday sermons are usually uploaded by noon on Mondays. You can listen to any message from your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Never miss one of Pastor Dave’s encouraging and inspirational messages again and keep up with every sermon series!