eGrace 8/16/2018

Hey, Grace’rs,

Last weekend we finally had the chance to meet our Associate Pastor Candidate, Kathleen Lotz, and her family: hubby Josh and son Oliver. In case you missed it, here’s the video of my interview with her. I think you’ll find, like the rest of us, that Kathleen is going to be an outstanding addition to our mission and ministry.

This weekend we pick up our August Series: Helping Homes Thrive, looking at the theme: Helping Homes Thrive in a Screen Obsessed World. My friend, Katey McPherson from the Gurian Institute is going to join me for the message as we dig into the blessings and challenges of our new digital age and its impact on our households. Families with last names starting with L-R have the food table this weekend.

We will also be celebrating our Kindergartners as they transition from Pre-K into worship with us. We’ll have a special gift for each one of them!

For all the information on what’s happening at Grace go to Or…head to the App store and download the Grace App (search Community of Grace Peoria, AZ)

Coming Up:

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

September 1/2: Putting Soul into your Home.

Starting September 8/9: New Series—Would the Real Christians Please Stand Up! A Reckless Guide to Dangerously Good Faith.

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. (We will have ballots for the kids under the age of 14 so that they can be a part of this big day as well.)

Magic of Music concert: Sunday, August 26@2 and 5 pm. Tickets now available and going fast. Online at or in the lobby after worship.

Men’s Saturday Morning Bible Study Resumes Saturday, September 9@6:30 am.

Stats and Stuff:
Attendance: 591
Offerings: General $13,252.50 + $4,639.50 online/text + $98.22 Amazon Smile Foundation = $17,990.22. Noisy Offering $56.41. Hunger $5 online/text. Mission $40 online/text. Youth $15 online/text

Coming to a Mailbox near you: Throughout the month of August, hopefully on Monday’s, you will receive a letter from Grace with an activity to help your home thrive! See you this weekend.

To Screen or Not to Screen…this weekend!