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Grace Weekly | Sept. 6, 2012

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Scripture for the day: “He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.” Prov. 2:7-8

Grace Received:  Great news! 2 weeks ago 2 of the football players at RHS accepted Christ. Praise the Lord! Recently some others at Grace have found life in Jesus and we  will be celebrating baptisms on Sunday, Sept. 23rd at the 11:00 service. If you are interested in being baptized, please let me know. Also, on Sept. 28th we will be launching a 40-day emphasis called “Engage the Word.” Everyone will be encouraged to read the same scriptures every day and can have these sent to your e-mail or smart phone by registering at www.engagetheword.nazarene.org   Click on Registration at the top of the page, then on “Individual” with the drop-down menu and follow the directions. It’s quick and easy!
Grace Shared: This Sunday there will be a new display in the foyer where you can sign up for a Grace Shared Group. These groups meet at a variety of times and locations but the primary purpose is the same, which is the opportunity to be involved in intentional, disciple-making relationships. Our goal is 100% participation and with the vast array of options I’m sure you won’t have any trouble finding a place where you fit. Information will be available at the display. Special thanks to Lisa Hartsock, Helen Etson, Duane Houston, and Kay Deffendall for their work on this!
Grace choir is back! If you’d like to join the choir come to practice at 6:00 Wednesday night in the sanctuary.
DID YOU KNOW THAT IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS PASTOR ELISSA CELEBRATED HER  3RD ANNIVERSARY AS OUR WORSHIP ARTS PASTORAND PASTOR PATRCK REACHED THE 1 YEAR MARK AS YOUTH PASTOR? LET THEM KNOW HOW GLAD WE ARE TO HAVE THEM AS PART OF OUR PASTORAL TEAM!
Grace Extended: It’s not too soon to start thinking about Nicaragua 2013. We will be going back to Masaya, Nicaragua June 10-17 for another building project and outreach. Cost for the trip will be in the neighborhood of $1,500 per person. If you are interested, please contact Charlotte Moore at charlottemoore@wedeliverbest.com.  Last year we had a great response not only for those who went, but for all who helped make the trip possible by your generosity. Each Sunday between now and June, 2013 we are encouraging everyone to add $1 to your offering and mark it for the mission trip.
Also, our District Superintendent, Dr. Larry Leonard (my pastor) is putting together 3 teams who will be traveling to Cuba to construct a church. Yes, you read it right – CUBA!!! The first team is going in December, 2012 and the other 2 in February of 2013. The doors have opened for the Church to help our fellow Nazarenes in that country which has been closed for many years and our district will be the first to go. If you’d like to get in on a life-changing trip and incredible opportunity to make history, please let me know and I’ll get you all the details.
Coming up at Grace: 
Sept 16– Special Guest Christopher Yuan. He will share his story in our morning services and present “Homosexuality: A Christian Response” at 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 3-5 Warrior Retreat
Oct. 7-10 Fall Revival with David Gallimore

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