eGrace – 11/14/2018

Hey, Grace’rs,

First: The big news: Congratulations to Pastor Kathleen, Hubby Josh, and big-brother Oliver on the birth of Theodore. All are well and appreciate your continued prayers as they move into this new phase of life!

This weekend:  Won’t You Be My Neighbor?   Journalist and Author Tim Madigan will share the story of how Mister Rogers impacted his life.  I will be interviewing him at all three services. Families with last names starting with L-R have the food table this weekend.  (Saturday Dinner after worship: Sloppy Joes and Coleslaw—$2 per person/$5 per family)

Tim will also be the featured speaker at the Men’s Saturday am Bible Study.  6:30 am men, with a free Continental Breakfast!

On Monday night@6:30 Tim will do a one hour presentation on his friendship with Mister Rogers.  Free and open to the community.

If you missed last week’s message on Jesus and the Grateful Dead 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 Advent:

Advent Christmas Series:  Full Grace Ahead

November 25/26: Full Hope Ahead
December 1/2: Full Joy Ahead
December 8/9  The Grace Notes Kids Choir Christmas Worship Service
December 15/16 Full Life Ahead
December 22/23 The Annual Grace Carols and Communion Christmas Party Worship Service

Saturday, December 1: The Lake Pleasant Mobile Home Park Christmas Party/Breakfast with Santa.  Set up at 10 am.  Sign up to help in the lobby or email Alycia at

Dec. 2:  Our Annual Christmas Show.  Two performances on Sunday, 2 and 5 pm with a Christmas Party in between shows.  Tickets are just $3.00 per person and now available in the lobby.

Wednesday, December 5: YOLO (Active Adults) Christmas Brunch.  $10 per person

Christmas Breakfast with Santa and Santa Games, Saturday, December 15@8 am.  Sponsored by MenTooBoys and WomenTooGirls.  Free!

Christmas Eve Services:

Sunday, December 23, Christmas Eve Eve Services@ 3:30 and 5:30 (with a Live Nativity between services)

Sunday, December 24 Christmas Eve Services@3:30, 5:30 and 7:30

All services are the same with the exception of Christmas Eve 7:30 which will be carols, Scripture, and outdoor candlelight.

Stats and Stuff:
Attendance: 628
General $26,150 + $5,639.25 online/text = $31,789.25
Youth $50 online/text
Mission $100 online/text
Hunger $10 online/text
Noisy Offering $46.39
Turkeys $605

This week promises to be breath of fresh air after another toxic round of elections!  Bring a friend as we look at the life of a Real Christian: Mister Rogers.