Graceworx Community Church invites the public to discover its upcoming events –

There’s an old saying in the advertising industry: “Early to bed and early to rise is useless if you don’t advertise.”

To Graceworx Community Church, we know the truth of this assertion. That’s why we run a weekly ad in The Apopka Chief and The Planter. That’s why we take every opportunity to let others know about the good things happening at graceworx. So let’s note a few highlights.

Easter

Easter is a special time for Christian congregations around the world. graceworx is no exception. We are not a large congregation, so finding a seat is never a problem. Not even at Easter. And we admit that we don’t have mass choirs and orchestras and Pavarotti quality performers.

But each Easter, we review the biblical account of the Last Supper, Christ’s crucifixion, death, resurrection, and promised return. And we do so in a way that lends itself to contemplation and reflection. And we truly “make a merry noise unto the Lord” when we celebrate His resurrection in song.

We invite everyone to join us for our Easter worship on Saturday April 16th.

Invited speakers

Most weeks our guest speaker is Pastor Jim Coffin. But the rare times when he cannot be present, a guest occupies the pulpit.

Our guest on April 23 will be Pastor Terry Pooler, who established the Sabbath Grace Fellowship in Apopka nearly 20 years ago, from which graceworx grown up. Thus, for many in the graceworx congregation, the presence of Pastor Pooler will be very pleasant already seen.

On May 14, Rabbi David Kay, recently retired from Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland, will play his guitar and sing psalms and songs in Hebrew and English. He will also share ideas about Judaism.

Boiled blueberries and bluegrass

Ever heard of a Blueberry and Bluegrass Boil? Let’s explain. Start from the beginning.

graceworx is one of three congregations that meet at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 9913 Bear Lake Road, Apopka, FL 32703. graceworx holds worship at 11:30 a.m. every Saturday.

The other two congregations are: St. Andrews, which meets every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.; and Revelation Church, which meets every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. So what follows is a take for something these two congregations are doing.

On Saturday, April 23, Revelation is collaborating with St. Andrews to host a shrimp supper at 6:00 p.m. at Artisan Acres, 31614 Bottany Woods Dr., Eustis, FL 32736. For $4.50/lb. and $1.00 for bucket harness rental, you can arrive early and pick your own blueberries.

Then, at 5:00 p.m., St. Andrews pastor and renowned songwriter, singer and guitarist Neil Ricketts, accompanied by a steel guitarist, a banjo player and a mandolin player, will kick off sending off a bluegrass concert. Other groups will also perform. The concert will last for about an hour and a half, while concert listeners will enjoy the shrimp boil.

The Blueberry and Bluegrass Boil is free. But prior registration is required by email at [email protected]. There is a cap on how many people can be accommodated, so don’t delay.

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Norma P. Rex