Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church


Seventh Sunday of Easter

Our Worship time: 10:00 AM

Sunday School is at 9:00 AM


Over All Theme for the next few weeks:



Sermon Title: “Every Journey Begins Somewhere”

Scriptures: John 3:1-16


As we begin this discipleship series of sermons, we focus on beginning the journey.  Where do we start?  How do we begin?  We will look at Jesus’ calling of Nicodemus as a framework for first steps in discipleship.  This Sunday’s sermon will focus on what God does for us as Jesus calls us to follow him. 


Join us for worship this Sunday.



Do you worry about how you’re doing as a parent?


Have you been turned off by fear-based parenting “solutions,” while still searching for helpful guidance that actually works?


You’re invited to a special seminar:  

“Grace-Based Parenting”




6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 2




Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6470 Main St., Gloucester




Led by Gloucester superstar teachers:

Carrie Landry and Karen Croxton




FREE and open to the public * FREE snack supper included *
FREE childcare for all ages if you register in advance: LINK




What’s Grace-Based Parenting?
Dr. Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters ministries, offers a refreshing look at rearing children in his popular book series, “Grace-Based Parenting.” Rejecting rigid rules and checklists that don't work, Dr. Kimmel recommends a parenting style that mirrors God's love, reflects His forgiveness, and displaces fear as the primary motivator.


As we embrace God’s grace, we can learn to give grace as parents -- creating a solid foundation for growing morally strong and spiritually motivated children. In this interactive seminar, you’ll learn the basics of Grace-Based Parenting, and practice applying them in real-life situations.


Who will lead this seminar?
Two much-loved Gloucester teachers (and also parents) will lead the seminar:
Carrie Landry and Karen Croxton.   


Carrie Landy is a third-grade teacher at Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary. She has taught for 10 years, including kindergarten and first grade. Mrs. Landry holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Rhode Island College and a master’s degree from Gordon-Conwell in Boston.




She has been married to Kevin for almost 17 years, and they are the parents of Brady,12, and Lauren, 9. Mrs. Landry has served as a church youth and children’s director in Rhode Island and Richmond in the past. Born in Newport News, she has lived in Washington D.C., Boston, and Rhode Island.




Mrs. Landry loves to read, go to amusement parks, and bike with her family. She and her family are passionate fans of Boston sports teams.  Mrs. Landry writes, “We try to find joy in the everyday, especially in walking with Christ.”




Karen Croxton is an eighth-grade teacher at Peasley Middle School and an 11-year Gloucester school veteran, who has twice been named “teacher of the year” for Peasley. She has been in education for 28 years, also teaching pre-kindergarten and elementary.


Mrs.Croxton earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources and education from Virginia Tech, a master’s in education from Regent University, and a gifted education endorsement from the University of Virginia.  She has been married to the Rev. Richard Croxton for 22 years, and they have three children in Gloucester:  Wren, 20, Glynnie, 16, and Garrett, 15. The Croxtons also have an older son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Sterling, and grandsons, Crew and Hudson, in North Carolina.




Mrs. Croxton has served in various children’s and youth church ministries over the years. Born in Abingdon, Virginia, she grew up in Roanoke.  She enjoys reading, cooking, walking, and being outside.  Mrs. Croxton writes, “I feel privileged that my husband and I get to parent our children. Each day is different and new, and the Lord has been gracious to us!”




How can I register for this free seminar and childcare, or find out more?
To register, visit LINK. The seminar and childcare are free and open to the public, but you must register in advance for childcare.  




For more information about this or any church activity, contact Becky Lazos, church administrator, at (804) 693-2071, or  Sign up by the link below:






























































































Please join us at

First Presbyterian Church

8:30  a.m.      Early Worship Service

9:45   a.m.      Sunday School

11:00 a.m.      Worship Service


6470 Main Street/PO Box 581
Gloucester, VA 23061
Office: (804) 693-2071




 Meet Pastor DougOur Pastor, Rev. Dr. Douglas (Doug) Nagel, has been an inspiration to our community and our congregation. Rev. Nagel's sermons are full of insightful stories that have real-life meaning and scriptural relevance, all while being engaging and full of life-force.





Hebrews 12:1-2, 20-24, 1 John 1:1-3 and 1 Corinthians 12:7, 3:21-23

Communion is fellowship: fellowship with God, fellowship with other believers here on earth, but also a fellowship with the Church Triumphant, those who have gone to be with the Lord and with whom we will be reunited someday.  This is both our present experience and our future hope that God has given us in Christ.

“Truth and Love”


#147—“How Great Thou Art”

“We Lay Our Broken World” (insert)

#413—“Break Thou the Bread of Life”

#433---“Rise Up, O Church of God”


Psalm 145, John 8:31-38, and 1 John 3:18-24.

Constantly throughout Scripture, we are encouraged to live truth and show love.  There is a danger of erring by emphasizing one over the other or tending more to one side than the other.  When we do so, our lives get out of balance.  Jesus commands us to love God and neighbor.  That is a delicate balance.  How do we do that in a way that glorifies God and edifies our neighbor?  Join us this Sunday as we discover God’s word to us together!

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