eGrace 3/1/2017

Hey, Grace’rs,

Tonight we officially launch our Journey toward Easter—the season of Lent—with our Ash Wednesday Service. The service begins at 6:30 and will run about 45 minutes for the sake of our kids who have school in the morning. Communion will be served as a part of the worship experience.

This weekend as we continue our look at The Prodigal’s Prayer (The Lord’s Prayer) we turn our attention to Thy Will Be Done. God’s will is blamed for a lot of bad things in the world. What really is God’s will and what it God’s will for your life? Families with last names starting with A-F have the food table this weekend.

This is our second “Tithe” weekend, where, if you have never given 10% of your income away before, you can try it for a weekend. Calculate how much you earn in a week and then give 10% of that to God’s work through Grace. Part of God’s will is for you to experience the power of trust-full generosity. Give it a try this weekend.

Throughout the month of March our Kids’ “Noisy Offering” will go to Feed My Starving Children.

Coming Up:
YOLO (active adults): February 15 YOLO Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. Grace Lobby – Catered Breakfast. Speaker: “Marathon Man”
Ran Marathon in every state over 10 yr period (and no, it’s not Pastor Tim!) Sign up in the lobby this weekend.

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.

Easter Worship Services
Good Friday Service of the Cross, Friday, April 14@6:30
Easter Saturday (2 services): 3 pm and 5 pm. (Easter Egg Hunt/BBQ between services from 4-5)
Easter Sunday (2 services): 8:45 and 10:15.

Summer Schedule begins April 22/23: Saturday@5. Sunday@8:45 and 10:15.

Stats and Stuff
Attendance: 895! (I think this may be a non-Christmas/Easter attendance record!)
Offerings: General/Building $19,597.50 + $5,355 ACH + $4,440 online/text = $29,392.50. Missions $360 online/text. Samaritan $15 ACH. Refresh the Campus $25 + $50 ACH = $75. FMSC $416 (incl chili cook-off) + $100 online/text = $516. Noise Youth Choir $30. Noisy Offering $95.42

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/

Not only did we have record attendance this weekend…and lots of kids…it was a great weekend of worship. Another one on hand this weekend!