eGrace for 5/31/2018

Hey, Grace’rs,

Summer is officially here. It’s hot. It’s June. School’s out. To celebrate we have another special worship event planned for all ages: The Noise Youth Vocal Performance Group will be leading our worship service as they get ready to head on their missions tour to Seattle. The air conditioning is working! Families with last names starting with A-F have the food table this weekend.

I sent out an email encouraging you to watch the sermon from last weekend (and no, it’s not about giving or money! 🙂 ). I think it’s important because it speaks to how we can stay deeply connected to God’s grace in Christ in the midst of all of life’s distractions. You can watch it here. 

Coming Up:

June 9/10: Would the Real God Please Stand Up? Isn’t it great when our enemies are God’s enemies? Or…

June 16/17: We honor all the dads and men of Grace

June 23/24: Would the Real God Please Stand Up? Why did God throw Jonah into that whale?

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?

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 5 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:

Vacation Bible School@Grace: June 18-22. 4 years to 6th grade. Register in the lobby or at and hit the VBS tile.

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.

Memorial Gardens Update:
After several starts and stops we are finally able to announce that our Memorial Gardens is a go! It will sit on the east side of the worship center and will provide a quiet, fenced in area including niches and places to place memorial plaques to honor loved ones. More to come soon!

Stats and Stuff:
Attendance: 481
Offerings: Gen/Bldg $12,519.50 + $3,100.70 online/text = $15,620.20. Mission $450 + $100 online/text = $550. Grace Race $250. Noise Youth Choir $200. Hunger $5 online/text. Youth $15 online/text. Noisy Offering $30.69

One of the great joys of being a multi-generational church is to see our youth lead worship and for us as adults to support them as they do so! See you this weekend.