TODAY WELCOME TO GRACE WELCOME TO GRACE MINISTRY STAFF Pastor Glyn Knight, Senior Pastor Pastor Jonathan Farrell, Associate Senior Pastor, Adults Pastor Brad Habegger, Children’s Ministries Pastor Caleb McClarren, Junior High Ministries Pastor Steve Kellerstrass, Senior High Ministries Pastor Tim Bertsche, Missions & People Care Pastor David McGrew, Worship Rod Boyd, Administrative Director November 2, 2014 “… you then who teach others, do you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal? You who say that one must not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? You who boast in the law dishonor God by breaking the law. For, as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.” (Romans 2:21-24) CALL TO WORSHIP “Your Grace is Enough” WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS Pastor Jonathan Farrell OUR VISION is to be a loving community that invites our neighbors to join us in becoming devoted followers of Jesus who impact the world for Him. SCRIPTURE READING Romans 2:17-29 WORSHIP IN SONG “Your Grace Finds Me” “Oh, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus” “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” PASTORAL PRAYER IS THIS ONE OF YOUR FIRST TIMES AT GRACE CHURCH? Thank you for worshiping with us - we are so glad you're here! In the pew in front of you is a "Connecting Card” with information about our church family and ways you can get connected. We'd be glad to have you stop by our Fireside Room today - we have refreshments and a small gift for you! And please join us for our next Discovering Grace Lunch, scheduled for November 9, where you can come enjoy a meal with us, meet some of our pastors and church family, and hear more about what God is doing among us and in us as followers of Jesus! Pastor Jonathan Farrell OFFERTORY 9:00 A.M. – MORNING WORSHIP When prompted during the service, parents of children age 4 through Kindergarten are invited to lead their children to the foyer where they will be welcomed and cared for during the remainder of the worship hour. 10:30 A.M. – ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL, Fellowship Hall 11:30 A.M. – FISCHER’S PRAYER TEAM, Fireside Room 11:45 A.M. – WINGS LUNCH, West Foyer 2:00 P.M. – CHILDREN’S CHOIR DRAMA PRACTICE, Sanctuary 4:15 P.M. – CHRISTMAS CHOIR REHEARSAL, Choir Room 7:00 P.M. – COLLEGIANS, Fireside Room 7:15 P.M. – QUIZ PRACTICE, Matthew 10, Children’s Wing MONDAY: 6:00 P.M. – PUPPET PRACTICE, Primary Department 6:30 P.M. – GRIEF SHARE, Fireside Room WEDNESDAY: 5:30 P.M. – CHILDREN’S CHOIR, Sanctuary 6:30 P.M. – ADULT PRAYER GATHERING – Conference Room 6:30 P.M. – MINISTRIES FOR ALL AGES, various locations THURSDAY: 6:30 P.M. – GRACE CHOIR REHEARSAL, Choir Room 6:45 P.M. – DIVORCE CARE, Fireside Room 7:00 P.M. – WORSHIP TEAM REHEARSAL, Sanctuary 7:00 P.M. – MISSIONS BOARD MEETING, Conference Room FRIDAY: 6:30 P.M. – QUIZ REVIEW – Matthew Chapters 1-10, Gym CALLING ALL WHO ARE “NEW” TO GRACE CHURCH We invite you and your family to attend the “Second Chance” Discovering Grace Lunch SERMON in the Fellowship Hall next Sunday, November 9 after Sunday School. We would love to get to know you better! A sign-up sheet is located at Sign-Up Central. “God Responds to Sin with Truth” (Part 2) Pastor Glyn Knight BENEDICTION SONG “O Great God” “SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS” are special sessions of DivorceCare and GriefShare designed to give support to those who are grieving the loss of a loved one or experiencing the pain of divorce or separation DIVORCECARE - Friday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. GRIEFSHARE - Saturday, November 15, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Both meetings will take place in the Fireside Room and are open to anyone desiring this type of support. STUDENT MINISTRIES MISSIONS MATTERS [email protected] SENIOR HIGH [email protected] MISSIONARIES FOR TODAY Camp of Champions Pray for the COCUSA staff members during this time of transitioning leadership. UPDATES FROM Jim & Carol Bitner and David & Ashley Petersen are available in their hall missions displays. CONGRATULATIONS to Justin & Sarah Zimmerman on the birth of their daughter, Harper Jo on Sunday, October 26. Bill & Sally Stieglitz are the grandparents; Wilma Stieglitz is the great grandmother. “Dear Friends at Grace, I want to express my heartfelt thanks for all your responses, cards and prayers, calls and visits during my difficult time at Washington Christian Village during the summer months. I am back at my home here in Morton with another few weeks of therapy. I can say God is good all the time! Blessings and love to all,” ~ Ralph Kipfer “The Grace Church Council wants to thank the congregation for their continued financial support of the ministries here at Grace. You are appreciated and needed as we strive together to accomplish all the ministry opportunities that God provides us with. We ask that you remember Grace Church in your year-end giving. A strong finish will be necessary in order for us to satisfy our commitment to the 2014 approved budget. Thank you again for your faithful support.” Serving Him Together, The Grace Church Council ANNUAL INFORMATIONAL MEETING – Tuesday, November 4 at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The information packet, available today in the main foyer, will be reviewed at the meeting. Questions will be encouraged. Please plan to attend! ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING will be held on Sunday, November 16 at 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Members will vote on the following items: the recall of Pastor Tim Bertsche, the proposed 2015 budget, and nominations of new members to boards and committees. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ WORSHIP, PRAYER, AND SHARE Please join us in the Fellowship Hall on November 13 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. for a time of worship, sharing, and praying together. Come connect with other women of Grace and hear a testimony of God’s faithfulness and work in our lives. Fellowship and food will follow! HANNAH CIRCLE - Tuesday, November 4 at 9:00 a.m. in the Fireside Room. Jean & Joy Viguier will be with us. Please remember to bring canned tuna, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrushes for Community Harvest pantry. ESTHER CIRCLE - Tuesday, November 11 at 11:15 a.m. in the West Foyer. SARAH CIRCLE - Tuesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Sandy Litwiller’s home, and on Tuesday, December 9 at Mary Streitmatter’s home. LOIS CIRCLE - Thursday, November 13 at 9:15 a.m. at Marj Rieke’s home. Carey & Nettie Gossen will be our speakers. WINGS TOO! (Widows in God’s Strength) - Thursday, November 6 at 8 a.m. – All day shopping trip to Premium Outlet Mall in Aurora, IL. Sign up for transportation at Sign-Up Central. Cost: Lunch/Dinner & sharing gas/tolls. - Tuesday, November 18 – Eat and socialize at Busy Corner in Goodfield! Carpool from church parking lot at 4:30 p.m. AMBASSADORS FELLOWSHIP GROUP GATHERING at the home of Gerry & Dianne Simmons, November 7, 5:30 p.m. The Ambassadors Group includes anyone in their 70’s! RSVP to Mary Kunz, 263-7001 or Dianne Simmons, 263-2644. CHRISTIAN HEIRS THANKSGIVING FEAST – Friday, November 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, for all aged 24-33. The Rocke’s will be cooking the turkey! Drinks and table service will be provided. Please cook your traditional recipes according to the categories below, based on your last name initial. We can’t wait to see you in November! RSVP on CCB or email [email protected] A-E – Pie F-I – Potatoes (Mashed/Sweet, etc.) J-N – Fruit or Vegetable side dish O-R – Rolls S-V – Stuffing W-Z – Lettuce Salad Fall Quarter 2014 ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES September 7 – November 30 All classes are located in the Fellowship Hall - Consider joining us for Sunday lunches after church. Meet at 11:30 a.m. near the west doors (Jefferson Street side). CHURCH HISTORY FALL CLEAN-UP DAY – Saturday, November 8, 8:00 – noon. Do you need assistance with your leaves and gutters? If you would like some help, sign up today at Sign-Up Central. WHAT DOES THE LORD REQUIRE OF YOU? ______________________ FALL CLEAN-UP DAY – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – If you would like to join us in helping those who need assistance with their yard work, please sign up at Sign-Up Central. We will meet in the Jefferson Street foyer at 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 8. Tim Coverstone RECEIVING THE IMPLANTED WORD OF TRUTH: HOW TO CULTIVATE FRUITFUL BIBLE STUDY Pastor Dave McGrew Pastor Tim Bertsche GOD'S ROADMAP FOR NAVIGATING OUR FAMILIES THROUGH CHANGE, CONFLICT & RELATIONSHIP Pastors Glyn Knight and Jonathan Farrell THE ART OF SPIRITUAL CONVERSATIONS Scott Witzig (Note: This class is closed due to capacity limits) Complete sermon booklet is available on Mondays, together with the audio recording at the “Recent Sermon” tab.
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