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Vacation Bible School - July 16-19

The theme this year is "Shipwrecked: Rescued By Jesus"

It's a tropical world of imagination, fun, friends, and learning that with Jesus, we can weather any storm and we'll never

get lost! As always, it's FREE! 3 yrs through 5th grade! Registration is OPEN, just click here!

We'll have dinner at 6:00 and games, crafts, bible stories & music are from 6:30-8:00. Family Fun Night is Thursday, July 19!

Want to volunteer? Painting and decorating will be Tues, Jul 10 & Fri, Jul 13 at 6:00pm and set up is Sat, Jul 14 from 12:30-4:00pm. We also need staff during VBS!

It's the most fun and rewarding event all summer! Let's set sail on this journey together!

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Adult Bible Study

Sunday mornings at 9:30am

Anyone wishing to delve deeper into scripture is invited to join us before our service. We'll share coffee, fellowship, prayer, the Word, engaging discussion, and a beautiful and uplifting start to our day of worship.

Sign up to lead at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ywGk58M0TVsOxG8ayQs_G2GxCqJZ2xut65dAOcsa5XU/edit?usp=sharing.

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SweetFrog Frozen Yogurt Fundraiser - July 12

Join us for our Fundraiser for the Outreach Ministry Thursday, July 12 3:00pm - 9:00pm at sweetFrog Frozen Yogurt.

13796 Smoketown Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192

It's summertime! Hang out with friends, beat the heat with some delicious frozen yogurt, and a portion of all the receipts will go to River of Grace's Outreach Ministry!

It's delicious, it's fun, and it's for a great cause! See you there!

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Blood Drive: Tuesday, July 31

River of Grace is partnering with the American Red Cross to host another Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 31 from 2:30pm - 7:30pm. Let's save some lives! It only takes about 1 hour, and that 1 hour can save up to 3 lives!

It's as easy as going to the link right here to schedule your appointment time. You will be asked to create an account, or if you've already donated your account should be saved.

Any eligibility questions can be answered by the Red Cross by calling 1-866-236-3276

For the drive, we are in need of donations of bottled water, small individually wrapped snacks, or fruit. We'll also need help the day of the drive, so if you can assist, or if you have any questions, please see Kathy Panther or Gretchen.

Please consider giving blood! You will be giving the gift of life!

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Stepping Stones Adult Education Tuesday Evenings

6:30-7:30pm: Stepping Stones 101

This is an introduction to who we are at River of Grace and the Bible.

This introductory class will meet for 5 one hour sessions. The weekly topics include:

•What does everyone is welcome really mean?

•Who we are at River of Grace

•Bible Basics

•What is a worship service?

•Why Lutheran?

7:30-8:30pm Parables 2, 202:

This is one of two class series based on the lessons Jesus taught us through the use of Parables. We'll discuss how each parable applies to us and our church in our daily lives and actions. This class meets for 5 one hour sessions. The weekly topics include:

•Luke 10: 25-42, The good Samaritan

•Luke 7: 36-43, The money lender

•Matthew 18: 23-34, Unmerciful servant

•Mathew 13: 24-30, 36-43, Weeds among good plants

•Luke 8: 16-18, Lamp on a stand

Together, let's build our relationship with God through an understanding of His word and how it can guide and enrich our everyday lives!

Everyone is invited to attend!

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Holy Grounds

Thanks to EVERYONE who's signed up to bring snacks during our Holy Grounds on Sundays. It's our special time for coffee, light snacks, conversation and fellowship. We've got the new sign-up sheet on the bulletin board downstairs!

Why not take a look at your calendar and find a Sunday where you can help bring snacks! You will be part of the loaves and fishes that nourish us all!

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