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LEXINGTON CAMPUS INFORMATION

Worship Service Times are 9:15am, 11:00am, and 6:00pm. Deaf Interpretation: American Sign Language is available at the 9:15am service. Translation into Korean and Spanish is available at 9:15am and translation into Brazilian Portuguese and Mandarin at 11:00am. Receivers for language translation are available at the Resource Center. Radio: Weekly radio broadcast (one-week delay) each Sunday morning at 9:30 on WEZE 590AM. Sunday Programs for Children at Kidstown 9:15am: Kidstown programs for kids from birth to Grade 5 11:00am: Kidstown programs for kids from birth to Grade 5 6:00pm: Childcare for newborns through age 5 is available. There is a Mothers' Room for nursing mothers and crying babies in the Infant/Toddler Wing of Kidstown outfitted with comfortable chairs and closed-circuit television broadcast of the service. There is a Family Room (located off the Sanctuary) designed for those who wish to enjoy worship together with their young children via closed-circuit broadcast. Middle School meets in the Gym and High School meets in the High School Room at 11:00am. Adult Courses meet in the Adult Learning Center at #2 Militia Drive (next to the funeral home). Shuttle Bus Service: Buses pick up and drop off at the Lexington High School (front lot only) from 7:30am to 1:00pm, and from the Fire Station lot from 8:30am to 1:00pm. DVD sets of our sermon series are available at the Resource Center near the front entrance. Today's and previous weeks' messages are also available on CD, or as downloads/podcasts from www.grace.org/audio. Please visit the Resource Center for more information.

Thank you for your year-long support of Grace Chapel's ministry efforts. Your generosity in the final weeks of the year, combined with the staff's work to keep expenses in line with actual giving, helped the church finish a year with a challenging economy close to our budgeted goal. As a congregation, you've also contributed almost $2,800,000 to our A New Day of GRACE campaign, and given over $100,000 in special offerings for flood relief in Pakistan, clean water in Darfur, and earthquake aid in Japan. Full year-end financial results will be available in the coming weeks, and next year's budget will be presented at our Annual Meeting on June 12th. For more information on how to contribute, visit www.grace.org/giving or contact our financial office at (781) 862-8351 x162.

59 Worthen Road, Lexington, MA MINISTRY OFFICES: 3 Militia Drive, Lexington, MA 02421 Tel 781.862.6499 Fax 781.674.2824 TTY 781.674.2825 www.grace.org www.facebook.com/gracechapellexington

Grace Chapel is a nondenominational church that welcomes people from all backgrounds.

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Transforming Lives With the Surprising Message of God's Grace

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Welcome to Grace Chapel in Lexington!

If you are a first-time guest, be sure to stop by our Visitor Center inside the main entrance where you will find a friendly team ready to answer any questions you may have. If you would like to talk or pray with someone about a spiritual need, please come to the Chapel off the main lobby, where prayer ministers will be happy to meet with you.

"From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked."

Luke 12:48b

"Radical Stewardship"

Luke 12:42-48

Bryan Wilkerson

Senior Pastor

EVENTS: www.grace.org/events

This summer, Pastor Bryan and the teaching team will be offering a series of sermons entitled, You Asked For It! Each week we'll be responding to questions or sermon ideas submitted by the congregation. Email your request for a sermon on any question, topic, or text of Scripture to [email protected] The summer series will begin on Sunday, June 26th. Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit: August 11-12 Are you a leader? Whether at church, school, business or home, you are leading people and projects every day. And you're leading in a culture that is constantly changing and redefining itself. August 11-12, 2011 you're invited to join thousands of leaders across North America for The Global Leadership Summit. This annual event is designed to stretch and challenge you with world-class speakers, interactive dialogue and practical training. For more information, including a preview video and video highlights from last year's summit, and info on how to sign-up to volunteer, visit www.grace.org/summit. Grace Chapel attendees, use the passcode "2011Summit" at registration to receive a special discounted rate.

NEWS: www.grace.org/news

Joy Bible Study for Women registration is now open: www.grace.org/women Reminder: Stephen Ministry Info meeting today after each morning service in room G-2 of the ALC

GROW: www.grace.org/lifeatgrace

Fire University is back for its third summer! This is a summer college-age LIFE Community group, designed for those in college - entering freshmen, current college students, and 2011 graduates. For more information visit www.grace.org/fire or email [email protected]

SERVE: www.grace.org/serve

Summer, Simplified. Vounteering in Kidstown made easy! Can you give us one or two Sundays this summer while we give our regular volunteers a break? Info: www.grace.org/summersimplified Since we are donating our pews to a church in Haiti, they need to be carefully removed and stored for shipment. At least 50 strong volunteers are needed on June 19th after the morning service to start removing pews, and an equal number on June 20th during the day to complete the job. If you can help, contact Craig Moody at [email protected] Host homes needed for international visitors. PEER Servants, a Grace Chapel missions partner, is hosting a microfinance conference this summer with over 60 representatives from 13 countries in the developing world. Part of the conference takes place at Grace Chapel. We're looking for host homes and help with transportation on July 22-24 (Fri-Sun) and July 30-Aug 4 (Sat-Thurs). For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Sandy Smith at [email protected]

UPDATE: www.grace.org/newday

Sanctuary Renovations Update: The major renovations are scheduled to begin the week of June 20th. While the sanctuary is unavailable during construction, we will use the gym, fellowship hall, and high school room as worship venues. At our Wilmington campus, we're adding an 8:00am service as well. During this time, the impact of construction work on our main building will necessitate some temporary walls, closing entrances/exits, and some re-routed traffic flow around the building. We hope to complete the renovations over the summer months, and return to regular worship in the sanctuary in September.

Annual Congregational Meeting - Updated Info

June 12, 2011 at 12:30pm in the Lexington Campus Sanctuary

Much is happening these days at Grace Chapel as we close out our fiscal year and this year's meeting will be especially important. Here is what you need to know about what is to come: Key Agenda Items for the Annual Meeting: 1. 2. 3. 4. · · Year in Review from the Senior Pastor and Elder Chair Financial Results and Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 Nomination of New Elders and Officers Elder Proposal to Make Two Modifications to Bylaws: Adjust the annual term of the Audit Committee members (November 1 through October 31) to better align their service with the actual audit work cycle. Our current rules of governance assume that all congregational decision making will happen in one place (Lexington) at one time. As we become a multi-campus church, that process will disenfranchise Grace Chapel members at other campuses. The Elders have worked diligently to bring forward a proposal that preserves our congregational governance by providing ways for members at all campuses to have equal opportunity to offer input and to vote.

Our Annual Report is now available, and includes financial results, budget and other important year-end information. The entire report is online at www.grace.org, and printed copies are available at the information desk. Complete specifics regarding the proposal to modify the bylaws is available online at www.grace.org and is also available in print form at the Information Desk.

Nominations for 2011-2012

Overseeing Elder (4 Year Term): ·TomColatosti(IncumbentReturningforaSecondTerm) ·AlReuther ·DonaldJin ·KurtDrescher Nominating Committee (One Year Term): ·DanAirey ·LindaAiken ·NancyHill ·DeborahWright Audit Committee (One Year Term): ·VarnelAntoine(IncumbentReturning) ·StevePalmer(IncumbentReturning) ·JoanMcCalmont Moderator: ·CynthiaParker(IncumbentReturning) Clerk: ·LisaSteigerwalt(IncumbentReturning) www.grace.org/annualmeeting

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