eGrace 2/16/2017

Hey, Grace’rs,

This weekend we launch a new series in our year long Prodigal Reformation Adventure: The Prodigal’s Prayer. We’re going to deep dive into the Lord’s Prayer and not only what it teaches us about prayer, but about what it does in and us through us when we pray it. After each service we’ll have a brief 10 minute huddle with families with kids to go through an exercise together on the topic. Plus a special edition of FAITH5 throughout the series. Families with last names starting with L-R have the food table this weekend.

This Sunday: Newcomer Orientation, Sunday, February 19@11:30.
New to Grace? Come and learn more about the mission of Grace. Free lunch and childcare. Register here.

Men—This Sunday:

The Man-Cave “So What Do I Do Now Now that Football is Over” BBQ, Sunday, February 19. $5! Register here.

Feed My Starving Children Chili Cookoff, Saturday, February 25@4:15. Our annual chili cookoff is back. Bring a pot of your best chili, and/or come and sample some great chili recipes. Give a small donation to what you think is the winning chili. All monies go to our FMSC food pack.

Feed My Starving Children Food Pack: March 24/25 at Grace. We’ll be packing 100,000 meals in 2 hour shifts. You can sign up for your shift at www.boldrecklessgrace.org and hit the FMSC registration tile.

Stats and Stuff
Attendance: 742
Offerings: General $21,278.50 + $4,989 online/text + $80.92 Amazon Smile + $503 Thrivent Choice = $26,851.42 . Refresh the Campus $25. Noise Youth Choir $30. Hunger $10 online/text. Missions $10 online/text. Youth $10 online/text. Noisy Offering $30.79. FMSC $3,944.43

Your board met a few weeks ago to go over the 2016 year end financial support.  A big, big thanks to all of you who so generously supported the mission of grace through your financial offerings last year.  We had our largest giving year ever.  That, combined with a frugal staff underspending the budget, set us up for a strong start to 2017 as we begin the process of looking for an Associate Pastor.

A reminder of the once in a lifetime trip to Germany in September to tour the Luther/Reformation sites. More information in the lobby or at http://info.touringintl.com/lutheranreformation2017/

May the LORD bless you and keep you this week.