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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.
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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?
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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.