Grace Notes

Dec
7

Senior Adult Ministry for Winter 2014

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Another season of our Senior Adult Ministry here at Grace Church has begun with great enthusiasm and support. Nearly 100 of you have attended our September and October meals and programs. It is a joy for those of us who plan these events to see you come early ... Continue

Dec
2

Pastor’s Point for December 2014

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Grace and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all! 2015 will be a great celebration as we celebrate our 175th anniversary as a congregation. I have been reading the historical records of Grace and they are fascinating. We have accomplished much over the years. Thanks be to ... Continue

Nov
30

Greetings from Heather

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Hello! My name is Heather Runser, and I am the new Christian Education Director here at Grace Church. I am so very excited to be here! Thank you all so much for the wonderful hospitality that I have received so far. I would like to invite you to partner together ... Continue

Oct
5

The Sundays in October 2014

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What if you hosted a grand, extravagant party and no one came? Not a single invite. All that food? All that joy? Would you be happy or sad? What would you do? On October 5th the message will be “I Accept Your Invitation.” Have you ever found yourself lying? Yes, we ... Continue

Aug
31

The Sundays in September 2014

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The culture says “follow me”. Many do. And that has left us divided and not in harmony with one another. As Christians, however, we are to live like Jesus. That’s what makes us different, but also a faithful witness. On Sept. 7th, the message will be “Be Like ... Continue

Jun
29

Grace Vision Plan for 2015

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Our plan is based on the five practices of fruitful congregations: Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-Taking Mission and Service, Extravagant Generosity. To increase our radical hospitality, the Hospitality Team will teach the art of welcoming to all members. Igniting ministries leads the Community Meal and supports ... Continue

Jun
22

Stephen Ministry 101

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What is Stephen Ministry? A ministry through which trained lay people provide one-on-one Christian care to hurting people in and around our congregation—and in more than 11,000 other congregations, across 160 Christian denominations, in over 24 countries. What are some of the “hurts” for which Stephen Ministers provide care? ... Continue

Jun
1

The Sundays in June 2014

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The human body is a marvelous thing. Amazing in fact. But, are all those body parts useful? Let’s ask Paul. The Apostle Paul uses a similar analogy to describe the church. What can we learn here? Does the church have some useless parts? Us? “Spare Ribs” will be ... Continue

May
25

Pastor’s Point for Summer 2014

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Grace and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all! At the end of June, Rev. Jan will be retiring. It has been good to have her among us. Her ministry has touched many; both within the Grace family and also in the community. I have ... Continue

Mar
1

Pastor’s Point for Winter 2014

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Grace and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all! Worship attendance is the prime indicator of a healthy church. It forms the basis for all of the other ministries of a church. Healthy, vital churches realize that the worship hour each week renews their relationship with ... Continue

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