eGrace 11/21/2018

Hey, Grace’rs,

Happy Thanksgiving.  May the joy and wonder of God’s grace fill you with life-energizing gratitude.

This weekend: We begin a new Advent/Christmas Series—Full Grace Ahead.  This weekend: Full Hope Ahead.  The worship center will be decorated for Christmas as we begin our journey to Christmas a week early!  Families with last names starting with S-Z have the food table this weekend.

After each service this weekend we will be offering healing prayer.

If you missed last weekend’s powerful interview with Tim Madigan, 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.  Tickets are almost gone…pick them up this weekend.

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

Breakfast with Santa and Santa Games, Saturday, December 15@8 am.  Free for the whole family.

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: 607
General $17,165.50 + $5,539.25 online/text = $22,704.75.  Youth $15 online/text.  LPE turkeys $465 + $25 online/text = $490.  Missions $70 online/text.  Hunger $215 online/text.  Noisy Offering $23.83

As we transition from Thanksgiving into Christmas, this weekend offers an ideal time for worship, celebration, compelling hope, and a chance to experience the healing power of prayer.