Grace.Forward! – 2/21/2019

Hey, Grace’rs

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Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.

Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.
(1 John 4:7-11)
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This weekend: Kids Ask Pastor Tim. We’ll give the kids a chance to text in their questions (via their parents/grandparents) so that we can talk about the things they are wondering about. Big people can text in questions as well!

Families with last names starting with L-R have the food table this weekend!

Our After Saturday@5 Dinner is back:  Only $2 per person/$5 per family.  Take that all you fast food value meals!

Coming Up:
Worship Weekends: 

Feb. 23/24: Ask Pastor Tim—Kids Edition
March 2/3: Grace Matters (Pastor Tim’s 35th Anniversary of Ordination)
March 9/10: Grace.Forward
March 17/18: The Reckless Call of Grace
March 23/24: The Radical Faith of Grace

For the Youth: 
Sunday Nights: Jr High Reckless 4:30. Sr. High Reckless.  This weekend: Dodgeball Challenge

Active Adults
YOLO EVENT:  FEBRUARY 28:  Mystery Castle Tour and Lunch at “The Farm.”   Sign up in Lobby February 16/17 and February 23/24 and at YOLO Breakfast on February 20
The BJ Thomas concert is sold out…But: We will be streaming the show live (and free) on March 3@6 pm MST on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/communityofgraceaz/

Looking Ahead:

Ash Wednesday (Beginning of Lent) Experience: March 6, 6-7 pm. Come any time during that hour for communion and ashes.

Easter Weekend: April 20/21

Pinewood Derby for the whole family. April 27 after Saturday worship (food provided as well) Cars available to purchase for $10.  More info to come.

Under the Influence: The Upside and Downside of Screen Time. Sunday, May 5@3:30 featuring Katey McPherson. For any adult raising kids and/or who use screen time!

Breakfast with Former Arizona Cardinal and Color Analyst for the Cardinals, Ron Wolfley.  Saturday, May 18@9:30 am!

Stats and Stuff
Attendance: 665
Offerings: General $13,585 + $163.71 Amazon Smile + $3,573.25 online/text = $17,321.96. Youth $20 online/text. Mission $50 online/text. FMSC $230. Noisy Offering $47.48

For those of you who are Thrivent Members: If you haven’t designated your Choice Dollars to Community of Grace, please do so as the 2018 dollars expire on March 31.  Last year we received over $5000 from your choice dollars! https://www.thrivent.com/making-a-difference/living-generously/thrivent-choice/?utm_medium=semail&utm_term=tc&utm_campaign=tc_org

See you this weekend.

Following Forward!