eGrace 6/21/2018

Hey, Grace’rs,

Happy Summer! As I write this we are day three into our VBS program with over 110 kids! I’ve had a chance to stop by each day. Wow. The energy, the fun, the kids, the volunteers…what an amazing experience. Thanks for being a church that makes this kind of compelling event possible!

This weekend, we will be featuring our VBS kids at the Saturday@5 service with free ice-cream to follow. Families with last names starting with S-Z have the weekend food table.

Coming Saturday, July 7, after the 5 pm worship service: Chocolate Buffet and Water Balloon Games! Bring your favorite chocolate dessert to worship with you and we’ll indulge after the service and cool off with a few quick water balloon games.

Coming Up:

June 30/July 1: Would the Real God Please Stand Up? When the Heavens Declare the Glory of God, what is it they Declare about God and God’s Glory? We wrap up our series.

The month of July: Ask Pastor Tim. We’ve not done this for awhile. For several of the weekends of July your questions will set the agenda for the message. Send your questions to and he will choose the top questions. I will answer them sight unseen (at least at the Saturday@5 service).

The month of August: Helping Homes Thrive. Topics: Screen Time. Faith Time. Play Time. Soul Time. Face Time.

Also Coming Up:

Rehearsals for the Magical Night of Music begin this Sunday, June 24@1 pm.

Children’s Musical Theatre Camp@Grace: July 16-20. K-12th grade. Register in the lobby or at and hit the Musical Theatre Camp tile.

Rites of Passage Program for Girls and Boys. Coming this fall. For boys 7th-9th grade and their dads/father-figures and girls 7th-9th grade and their moms/mother-figures. Email for more information or sign up in the lobby.

Stats and Stuff:
Attendance: 433
Offerings: Gen/Bldg $9,226.50 + $4,626.50 online/text = $13,853. Hunger $215 online/text. Missions $70 online/text. Youth $15 online/text. Noisy Offering $55.39.

Associate Pastor Update: I sent out a special email this week on our search for an Associate Pastor. I hope you will take time to read it. The call committee has officially sent their recommendation to the church council. We hope to have our candidate, Kathleen Lotz, at the weekend services either August 4/5 or 11/12 for you to meet her. We have tentatively set the congregational meeting to vote on calling her for Sunday, August 26 at 9:45 am. Stay tuned! Lots of moving parts as we get the process rolling.