Grace.Forward! – 2/28/2019

Hey, Grace’rs

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Yet I still dare to hope
    when I remember this:
The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
    His mercies never cease.
 
Great is his faithfulness;
    his mercies begin afresh each morning.
 
I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;
    therefore, I will hope in him!”
 
The Lord is good to those who depend on him,
    to those who search for him.
 
So it is good to wait quietly
    for salvation from the Lord.

(Lamentations 3:21-26)
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This weekend: I’m celebrating 35 years as a Pastor this weekend and want to look at some of the things I’ve learned over the years in doing ministry with you.  I’d like all of you to bring me a gift: Something dark chocolate for the food table!

Our After Saturday@5 Dinner is back:  Only $2 per person/$5 per family.

Coming Up:
Worship Weekends: 

March 2/3: Grace Matters (Pastor Tim’s 35th Anniversary of Ordination)
March 9/10: Water Walking
March 17/18: The Reckless Call of Grace
March 23/24: The Radical Faith of Grace
March 30/31: Grace.Forward!

This Sunday: The BJ Thomas concert is streaming live at 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. Tuesday, April 30@6 pm 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: 676
Offerings: General $12,561.50 + $3,463.25 online/text = $16,024.75 (OUCH!)
Youth $20 online/text
Mission $50 online/text
FMSC $170
Noisy Offering $71.09

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

I’m looking forward to reflecting on our mission and ministry together over the last 35 years…or however long you’ve been a part of it.

Following Forward!