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COVID-19 Updates

Updated on January 19, 2022 Office Hours for January Due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in our area, the church staff is primarily working remotely at this time. We hope this situation will be short lived, and want to do our best to care for one another and our congregation. If you need … Continued

Stories & Songs – December 26, 2021

On Sunday, December 26, we will gather for worship at 9:30 am in the sanctuary for “Stories & Songs.” Dress comfortably and come celebrate Christmas with us as we sing songs and share stories together. There will not be Sunday School after the service.

Waiting Close to Home

As I write this, I’m sitting with Chrissy in Rex Women’s Hospital as we await the birth of our son, Thayer, who’s coming a little earlier than we had expected.  Due to some minor complications at Chrissy’s doctor appointment yesterday, the decision was made to induce labor early for the health of both mom and … Continued

Garden Blog – Update October 2021

By Karen Brewer Fall is finally here. That means it’s time to dig sweet potatoes. The children in Sunday School learned about how Jesus fed a large crowd with only few fish and some bread.  Then they learned how they can help feed our neighbors with sweet potatoes. Yea, they got their hands dirty, but … Continued

Garden Blog – Update August 2021

By Karen Brewer As summer winds down, this writer/gardener takes time to reflect on this year’s mission garden including its successes and failures. Among the successes, we were able to harvest and donate a lot of lettuce, broccoli, and cucumbers from our early plantings.  Also, we harvested and donated quite a few green beans and … Continued

Garden Blog – Update July 2021

Update from Marcia Ostendorff: Pollinators, carpenter bees, and bumble bees, are helping out in the Greystone Gardens. The rabbits and deer are just helping themselves!!Good-bye green tomatoes and sweet potato vines. They left enough of the plants to keep going and give a little hope for more veggies later. The beans are blooming and, so … Continued

GBC Update on Masks and COVID Protocols

Following the Governor’s May 14th announcement easing restrictions on mask wearing, social distancing, and capacity limits for indoors, in-person gatherings, the COVID Think Tank, staff, and deacons have been considering best steps for Greystone as we continue to slowly ease back in to in-person and indoor activities on our campus. Since March of 2020, we … Continued

“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” – Holy Saturday Reflection

The origins of the hymn “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” are debated, but many believe that the author of the original text from which the hymn is derived was Burgundian abbot and doctor Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153).  His long poem, Salve mundi salutare (“Hail, Savior of the World”), consists of seven cantos (subsections), each one … Continued

“Via Dolorosa” – Good Friday Reflection

“Via Dolorosa” is translated from the Latin as “The Way of Suffering” and refers to the path that Jesus took from where and when he was sentenced to death, making his way through the streets of Jerusalem to the crucifixion site on Golgotha outside the city.  On Good Friday, Christians around the world remember the … Continued

“There Is a Fountain” – Maundy Thursday Reflection

Maundy Thursday is the day in Holy Week, leading up to the Christian celebration of Easter, when we stop to reflect on the sacrifice of Christ’s love and remember his command to “Love one another as I have loved you.”  We commemorate the Passover feast that Jesus celebrated with his disciples in the Upper Room, … Continued