eGrace for 2/2/2017

Hey, Grace’rs,

This weekend I’m back refreshed from vacation (or as refreshed as I can be after an overnight flight arrive early Saturday morning!) In honor of the Super Bowl we’re going to spend some time this weekend looking at the Grace Game Plan. For the last few weeks we’ve been preaching on a part of it (what Grace looks like) but this weekend I’ll give you the 30,000 foot view of our mission, values, and strategy, along with an update on our search for an associate pastor. We’ll also have some time for Ask Pastor Tim questions about our mission or questions you have about faith. Families with last names starting with A-F have the food table this weekend.

Also this weekend: Reckless Generosity:
As a part of our year-long deep dive into God’s Radical grace, we’re going to celebrate a monthly opportunity for reckless generosity.  On the first weekend of every month I want to invite you, if you do not currently tithe (give 10% of your income to the church) to try it for that one weekend.  Based on how much you earn each week, give 10% of it to the church and begin the journey into God’s gift of tithing.   Test God on this and see if he doesn’t bless you! 

Coming Up:
February 11/12: Empowered By Grace.

February 18/19: A New Series: The Prodigal’s Prayer. We’ll spend the next several weeks leading up to Easter immersing ourselves in the grace of the Lord’s Prayer.

Valentine’s Dessert and Dance: Sunday, February 12, 6 pm
Enjoy a great dessert and dancing to your favorite classic love songs.  $5 per person.  $10 per couple.  (This is a fundraiser for our Youth Choir—The Noise).  Tickets in the lobby.

Germany 2017: This is the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and we are joining with Peace Lutheran in putting together a once in a lifetime tour to Germany in September.  We have another information meeting on Thursday, February 9@6:30 at Peace Lutheran.  Email or sign up in the lobby.  More information.

Men’s Bible Study: Saturdays@6:15-7:25 am.

The Man-Cave “So What Do I Do Now Now that Football is Over” BBQ, Sunday, February 19.  $5!  Register here.

Newcomer Orientation, Sunday, February 19@11:30.  
New to Grace? Come and learn more about the mission of Grace.  Free lunch and childcare.  Register here.

Stats and Stuff
Attendance: 723
General/Building $14,409.93 + $4,030 online/text = $18,439.93; Mission $320  online/text; Hunger $65  online/text; Lazok Memorial $127; Youth $135  online/text; Noise Youth Choir $30; Refresh the Campus $25; Noisy Offering $57.86; ;

See you this weekend!