Grace News -- 05/06/2020
Greetings, Grace Family, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
It is a really big week for GCC!!!
I am rejoicing in the really great news that we have been given the green light by the authorities to go forward with the annual plant sale! Praise God for his answer to our prayers!. Gift cards for the sale are now available. If you want to pick them up Sunday, you will need to purchase them in advance. Special arrangements will have to be made to pick them up. We will let you know.
Tonight is Grace in the Evening at 6:30 on zoom. All GCC ladies are invited to join for a women-only Bible study and fellowship time.
Meanwhile the BOG will meet on site at 7 pm.
Tomorrow is the National Day of Prayer. Grace Community has participated in this prayer event for a long time. Phil Snyder will have to share with us tomorrow night precisely how long. We will meet on zoom at 6:30 pm. Our nation and our state and its churches, government, leaders, servants, and families need prayer. Let’s get online and on our knees and pray together!
Sunday is Mother’s Day!! But did you notice the weather forecast? An overnight low in the mid-twenties and then a mix of snow and rain. This is not the weather for which we were hoping. So plans have changed. We WILL NOT have the drive-in service Sunday. I hope you are not disappointed. With our eye on Madison and hopes that things open up very soon, we will consider re-scheduling the drive-in service at a later date. For Sunday, then, we are back to the regular Sunday schedule. GCF groups will meet at 9 am and the worship service will begin at 10:15 am.
Please continue to seek God’s mercy and guidance and provision in regard to the facility for sale at 3301 S. 76th St. As long as the situation is fluid, we will continue to remind you to pray.
I leave you with an exhortation suited to the times in which we are living. Paul writes in Romans 12:12, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” Because we hope in God we have reason to rejoice even when the times are so disturbing. Because we hope in a sovereign God whose purposes for his people are always good, we can afford to be patient. Because we need God’s help and because we know that the prayer of the upright is his delight (Proverbs 15:8), why would we ever let up from bringing our praises and our petitions before his throne?
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Ross Layne