eGrace 7/26/2018

Hey, Grace’rs,

Hopefully you saw my hernia recovery update on Tuesday. The good news is that I’m on the mend. The not so good news is that it will take me about 4-6 weeks to fully recover. The doctor told me that abdominal hernia surgery is much more painful and slower to heal than groin hernia surgery…AND it takes longer for young, in shape people to heal because of their stomach muscle mass! That is one insightful surgeon!

I will be there live and in person this weekend as we wrap up our Ask Pastor Tim Series. Once again we’ll also take some questions from the kids…Families with last names starting with S-Z have the food table this weekend.

Last weekend, thanks to a new form of technology, The FaceTime, I was able to be with you virtually. Another great question last weekend and you can watch it here: What does it mean when we say in the Creed that Jesus descended into Hell?:

New August Sermon Series: Helping Homes Thrive
August 4/5: Back to the Future: The one thing guaranteed to reshape your household! (And it has to do with food which is a plus!)

August 11/12: Meet our Associate Pastor Candidate, Kathleen Lotz and her family. I will be interviewing Kathleen during all three worship services. You will have a chance to meet her between or after services.

August 18/19: Helping Homes Thrive in a screen obsessed world.

August 25/26: Why I think Marriage is so cool (Jan and I celebrate 39 years of marriage on August 25)

Coming Up:

Newcomer Orientation: Sunday, August 5@11:30. This is your last opportunity to become a member of Grace before we vote on calling Kathleen to be our Associate Pastor. Free pizza and child-care. RSVP to Kendra at

August 26: Meeting of the Congregation to Call Kathleen Lotz to be our Associate Pastor. The meeting will take place at 9:45 (we will shorten the 8:45 service a bit and start the 10:15 a bit late.) Anyone can attend the meeting but only members can vote. Each member will sign in prior to the vote.

Magic of Music concert: Sunday, August 26@2 and 5 pm. Tickets available soon.

Stats and Stuff:
Attendance: 459
Offerings: General $8,206 + $2,959.25 online/text = $11,165.25. LPE $295. Hunger $35 online/text. Missions $80 online/text. Youth $65 online/text. Noisy Offering $33.17

I’m excited to get out of the house and back to my spiritual home with all of you.