eGrace for 10/19/2017

Hey, Grace’rs,

This weekend: A 99 year old impotent man, his 90 year old barren wife, and their absurd belief that God would give them a son. A powerful story of grace, faith, and life. Families with the last names starting with L-R have the food table this weekend.

We are also officially opening the doors to our new Lego Room. A special open house on Saturday from 4:30-4:55. Open now before and after all services. Check it out. Even if you’re a big person!

Also Also…after Sat pm worship you are invited to head over to the Lake Pleasant Mobile Home Park Estates for our annual community Halloween Party. You can dress up. You can decorate your car and hand out candy. You can simply hand out candy. Bring your kids/grandkids. They’ll enjoy it, too. All the details at worship on Saturday.

If you missed worship last weekend, you will want to take a look at the compelling interview I did with Alan, our Pastoral Care Director.

Also, if you didn’t get a chance to support the mission of Grace while you were gone, you can do so here: Scroll down to the on-line giving tile

Coming Up in Worship:
Oct. 21/22: The Reforming Power of Faith (Plus the grand opening of our new Grace Kids Lego Room!)
Oct. 28/29: A Special Reformation Celebration (with a party Reformation/Halloween party after worship on Saturday)
November 4/5: Harnessing the Transforming Power of Kindness at home, work, and in the world. For this series I want to strongly recommend you purchase an excellent book on the topic by Shaunti Feldhahn called, The Kindness Challenge. She presents a practical 30 day challenge for implementing the power of kindness in your relationships. You can order it here (and remember to put Grace as your charity).

Moms: A new gathering time for moms raising children and/or women in the role of mom. The Well has it’s first official gathering on Monday, November 6 to look at how to create fun, sacred experiences for the Advent/Christmas season. Please register at and scroll down to the well. Free, but we want to make sure we have enough volunteers for childcare.

Newcomer Orientation, Sunday, October 29@11:15. An informative, fun 75 minute overview of the mission of Grace and your place in it. Free food. Free Childcare. (If you want to be able to vote on the new pastor, when that time comes, you will need to be a voting member.) Saturday@6 on November 4 is another open. Sign up at church.

Stats and Stuff:
Worship Attendance: 552
Offerings: General $13,524 + $6,127.50 online/text = $19,651.50. Tithe Challenge $375 + $115 online/text = $490. Noise Youth Choir $30 + $107 online/text = $137. FMSC $20. Hunger $75 online/text. Missions $165 online/text. Youth $40 online/text. Noisy Offering $66.34

Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man (and woman) can stake his/her life on it a thousand times. —Martin Luther