NEW SERMON SERIES! Pastor Dave begins a brand-new sermon series, highlighting the biblical truths underlying the historic Apostles’ Creed. “We Believe” will help you know what you believe and why you believe it, as well as to understand the basic tenets of Christianity more clearly. Return to the very foundation and core of our Christian faith, finding truth, solace, stability, and comfort in this changing world of chaos and confusion. Feel free to invite your friends to join us or watch online as together we stand firm in our faith during times of uncertainty!
SMALL GROUP SERIES COMING! How are you coping with the changes and uncertainty in our culture and society these days? Ever wish you could stand more firmly for God in a world of confusion and crumbling morals? Then, sign-up in the foyer today for an eight-session small group series beginning the first Thursday in October! “Unshakable” follows the life of Daniel from the Old Testament who faced incredible pressure to conform his faith to the culture around him, but stood firm in his belief despite the temptations, compromise, and stresses of society. Taught by Rick Warren, this DVD-driven small group series small group series will not only help you to survive, but to thrive no matter what hits you. Sign-up in the foyer today and be encouraged to stand strong in your faith!
CONSIDERING MEMBERSHIP? The “Discovery Class” is for anyone considering membership and/or youth wanting to make a public profession of their faith? Pastor Dave will lead this informal class which will begin meeting on Sunday, October 4 and run for six consecutive Sundays between services from 10:05-10:40 AM in the adult Sunday school room. The class serves as a basis for membership here at Grace Church. There’s no obligation to become a member by attending the class, a nursery can be provided if needed, and missed sessions can be made up. We’ll spread out and practice social distancing as best we can. Feel free to wear a mask. Please inform Pastor Dave if you are interested in attending or want to learn more. All newcomers, visitors, and guests welcome!
REFRESHMENTS BETWEEN SERVICES: After considerable discussion, consistory members feel that we could resume our refreshment and fellowship time between Sunday services with a few restrictions. Those hosting and serving the food and beverage must wear masks and gloves (provided in the kitchen) so that any utensils or plates will not be touched by others. Masks must be worn by all when at the counter getting food, and when in close proximity to others except when actually eating at the tables. Only four people per table will be allowed as we maintain proper social distancing. In this way, we can begin to enjoy our Sunday connections more fully once again. We’ll resume with Sunday refreshments in October. Sign-up at the Information Station to take a turn!
“FISH NET” CHILDREN’S MINISTRY: Fish Net for children 3-years through 5th graders is off and running again, meeting on Wednesdays from 5:15–7:00 PM. Our first night included a delicious meal, orientation, and a featured film in the sanctuary on the “big screen.” Regular program of meal, singing, lessons, crafts, and activities resumes this Wednesday. Fish Net’s mission is “Catching Kids for Christ.” Parents are asked to drop off your child/ren between 5:00 and 5:15 PM. Newcomers and friends are welcome as we all wear masks, use hand sanitizer, and practice social distancing to begin this season!
“THE R.O.C.K.” YOUTH GROUP: All 6th–12th graders are invited to join The R.O.C.K. youth group on Wednesdays from 5:15 PM to 7:00 PM. We meet at the Shady Lane Youth Center (“SLYC”) next to the church at 1322 Shady Lane as we enjoy food, friendship, faith, and fun together each week. R.O.C.K. stands for “Redeemed of Christ Kids,” pointing us to our new identity in Jesus. Newcomers and friends are always welcome and expected. We will all wear masks, use hand sanitizer, and practice social distancing as we begin this season!
ATTENTION MEN! Please be invited to join together for a men’s breakfast on Saturday October 3rd at 8 am in our Fellowship Hall. After breakfast we will watch a five-minute video on personal devotion with discussion to follow. A sign-up sheet is in the foyer. Please bring some food to share. We will provide an egg dish, coffee, milk, and juice. We look forward to learning and growing in Christ with you. Please talk to Karl Bultsma (939-1745), Rick Price (504-3565), or Perry Berger (236-0307) with any questions or to sign up. We’ll plan to wrap-up by 10:00 AM or so. Please join us and invite your friends if you like!