eGrace 5/3/2018

Hey, Grace’rs,

I’m looking forward to being back with you, and it sounds like it’s just in the nick of time. I’m hearing far too many comments about how great Sam was! 🙂 If you missed Sam’s sermon you can watch it here.

I appreciate the opportunity Grace provides me to get out from time to time to advocate for our boys. (We’re looking to move these events to Fridays so that I can get back on the weekends.) You hear me talk often about our boys and girls but the stuff Michael Gurian and I share at the Boy’s Summits is new for most people. So thanks for the chance to speak at these Summits.

This is a “don’t want to miss” weekend as our Grace Notes Kids Choir takes the lead. They’ve recorded a new album and will debut that album at all three worship services. The album will be ready for download next week. More info to come. Since this is the first weekend of the month families with last names starting with A-F have the food table.

This Saturday is our last dinner after worship opportunity until the fall. And it’s going to be a good one: The Men’s Bible Study is doing a BBQ! $2 per person. $5 for families of 3 or more!

Special Event Worship Services Coming Up:

May 12/13 Mother’s Day Weekend: My friend, Jane Ben Ari, our tour guide from Israel, will be our guest. She will do a special presentation: In the Footsteps of Jesus, on Monday, May 14, a virtual tour of Israel!

May 19/20: Our Special Presentation of Les Mizerables returns!

Would the Real God Please Stand Up? resumes in late May.

Also Coming Up:

WomenTooGirls: Painting and Pastries, Saturday, May 12@9. A painting tutor will be there to help with the painting. Each girl/woman will receive everything needed to do the artwork. Free! For all girls 5 years old on up and women (even if you don’t have a daughter!).

MenTooBoys: We’re going to do a Pinewood (Stock Car) Derby on May 21@8 am. We ordered more cars so there’s one for you! You can either build your own car or we can cut it out for you. Free breakfast on May 21. For Men and Boys ages 5 and up. This is the last weekend to purchase cars if you want Grace’r Rod to cut them out for you.

Stats and Stuff:
Attendance: 547
Offerings: General $16,332 + $5,455 ACH + $6,096.25 online/text = $27,883.25. Campus Maintenance $50 ACH. Samaritan $15 ACH. Missions $450 + $160 online/text = $610. Hunger $65 online/text. Grace Race $200 . Youth $75 online/text. YOLO $10. Noise $200 + $450 online/text = $650. Noisy Offering $44.76

Jesus often held up kids as the model for faith. This weekend you’ll see why! And bring a friend.