eGrace – 10/25/2018

Hey, Grace’rs,

What do Pastor Kathleen, Martin Luther, and Pumpkins have in common?  They are all a part of our big worship weekend.

Pastor Kathleen will be preaching one more time before her maternity leave: The Radical Mission of Jesus and His Followers.  

This is also the 501st Celebration of the Protestant Reformation so Martin Luther is planning a visit with the kids this weekend.

And…on Saturday night after worship we’ll have our Saturday Dinner@6 and the kids will get to hunt for pumpkins.  Kids can wear their Halloween costumes at each service this weekend if they’d like.

Families with last names starting with S-Z have the food table this weekend.

If you missed Pastor Kathleen’s first sermon at Grace last weekend you can view it here.

For all the information on what’s happening at Grace go to  Or…head to the App store and download the Grace App (search Community of Grace Peoria, AZ)

New Podcast for Parents:  The Wonder of Parenting with Dr. Michael Gurian and Tim Wright.  Each week Michael and I will look at the call of parenting through the lens of brain science, our own experiences, and practical insights.  Go to to subscribe.  And please leave a 5 star review!

Coming Up This Fall:

Sermon series: Would the Real Christians Please Stand Up! A Reckless Guide to Dangerously Good Faith

October 28/29: The Radical Mission of Jesus and his Followers (Luke 4:14-21) Reformation Weekend.  Kids can wear their Halloween Costumes.  Saturday Night after worship:  Pumpkin search for the kids.
November 3/4 Cheeky Christianity (Matthew 5:43-48)
November 10/11: Jesus and the Grateful Dead (Luke 17:11-19)
Special Event: November 17-18-19:  Tim Madigan, Journalist and Author, will be our guest speaker on the weekend talking about his friendship with Mr. Rogers, based on his book—I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Mr. Rogers.  On Monday@6:30 pm Tim will do a one hour presentation on his friendship with Fred Rogers open to the public.

For the Youth:
Reckless meets every Sunday at 5:30-7 for 6th grade through HS:

For the Women:  
Starting October 30th,  Tuesday nights from 6:30 – 8:00 in the lobby
Mastermind by Craig Groeschel
Too often we’re prisoners to our thoughts: those voices telling us to worry, that we aren’t good enough, or that we can’t ever change our behavior.  But Mastermind , a four-part series shines a light on the strongholds that hold us down and gives us the tools we need to shatter them. Through the healing power of Christ and some practical applications, we can rewire our brain to become the person God designed us to be.  Free.  A 4 week video series.  More information in the lobby on the weekend.

Dec. 2:  Our Annual Christmas Show.  Two performances on Sunday.  Tickets available soon.

Stats and Stuff:
Attendance: 538
General $13,633.30 + $3,396.25 online/text = $17,029.55
Mission $120 online/text
Hunger $220 online/text
Youth $50 online/text
Noisy Offering $21.07
Mission Offering – Rwanda $3,341.36 + $120 online/text = 3461.36
Start the week on the right note—a note of God’s reckless grace for you!  See you Sunday.