eGrace 3/21/2018

Hey, Grace’rs,

This weekend, we celebrate Palm Sunday. We will continue our series: Would the Real God Please Stand Up? by looking at what the cross reveals to us about the real God. While Christians believe the cross is where we see the real God, over the centuries we’ve created layers of misunderstanding about God even around the cross. I continue to hear a lot of good energy around this series and this weekend promises to be another compelling look at God. Families with last names starting with S-Z have the food table this weekend.

And don’t forget our After Saturday@5 Dinner: The food has been fantastic. And at $2.00 per person, $5.00 for families of 3 or more…you can’t beat it. We’ll be setting up extra tables on Saturday due to the response we’ve been getting!

If you missed the Story of Sacrificing the Promise this past weekend, you can view it here.

Coming Up in Worship:

Easter Weekend:
Good Friday Service of the Cross, Friday, March 30@6:30 pm
Easter Saturday: Worship: 3 and 5. Free BBQ and Easter Egg Hunt in between the services
Easter Sunday: Worship: 8:45 and 10:15

April 7/8: Girls, Grit, and Grace (a look at how together God can use us to shape our girls with grit-producing grace)
April 14/15: Forging Resiliency in our Boys (a call to invest manhood-shaping grace in our boys)

Also Coming Up:

Reckless: For Jr/Sr High. Sunday@5:30

The Well, Thursday, March 29, 6-7:30 pm. Our monthly Moms group this month featuring a good friend of mine: Katey McPherson. Her topic: Kids Under the Influence: What every parent needs to know about the often hidden impact of screen time and social media on your child’s wellness. FREE! Go to and hit The Well Link to register.

Two new studies:
April 3rd from 10:00 – 11:30AM. Let’s Talk by Priscilla Shirer. Have a Soul-stirring conversations with God with this women’s Bible study.

April 3rd from 6:30 – 8:00PM. One In A Million by Priscilla Shirer. Priscilla encourages participants to fully engage in the abundant life God has waiting for those who will allow Him to take the lead in daily living. The cost of the book for this class is $16. Sign up in the lobby.

BJ Thomas in concert, Sunday, April 15. About 150 tickets left. (You can purchase them at church or online. Go to and scroll down to the BJ Link)

Stats and Stuff:
Attendance: 729
Offerings: General $16,120.50 + $2,995.50 online/text = $19,116. Mission $125 online/text. Hunger $295 online/text. FMSC $20 + $40 online/text = $60. Grace Race $300 + $125 online/text = $425. Noise Youth Choir $400. Youth $25 online/text. Noisy Offering $50.14

Did God kill Jesus? Did Jesus have to die so that God could forgive us? Was the death of Jesus God’s way of venting his anger at us? Or…is there something deeper and more reckless going on?

See you this weekend.