Grace Weekly | Oct. 25, 2012
Scripture for the day: “Jesus said, ‘My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.” John 18:36
Grace Received: Many of you know that Earl (who is currently deployed) and Kathy Morris recently became foster parents of a brother and sister. A child does not end up in the foster system unless there are significant issues going on in the life of their family and these children desperately need a safe and stable place to weather the storms that they more than likely have done nothing to create. This past Tuesday night I received this wonderful e-mail from Kathy: “I have to share this wonderful news! Moricka and Jae’Quan both prayed tonight to ask Jesus to be their Lord and Savior! I know Jae’Quan is very young and may not completely understand, but I am so thrilled with their tender hearts! Moricka is the soul that the Lord put on my mind during revival, and the Lord has really been giving me extra strength since then to be more patient and loving. We serve a faithful and loving God and I’m so humbled at this reminder that He loves us and will pursue each of us in any way possible!” I’m grateful today for the chance to celebrate the ways God’s grace is being offered and received!
Grace Shared: I want to brag on your church board. At our meeting Sunday night we spent quite a bit of time talking about the ways your leaders at Grace are involved in grace-sharing ministry beyond our walls. Mark Nash is leading a weekly Bible Study at work. Recently Christa Cooper felt led by the Spirit to approach a manager at work with her request to start a daily prayer time. To her delight the response was favorable and this morning Christa gathered with some of her co-workers to begin their day praying together. I was once again reminded of the blessing we have as followers of Jesus to be connected with every other person who follows the same Lord. We believe our relationships with other believers at Grace are essential. We are committed to creating as many opportunities as possible to facilitate these intentional, disciple-making relationships. But if there are Christ-followers who work alongside you or live next to you who do not attend Grace, they are still our brother or sister in Christ. Nurture those relationships as well. Thank God for them. Build each other up!
On Sunday, Nov. 4th at 6:00 p.m. we will be joining with all of our sister Nazarene Churches in Clarksville for our 4th annual all-Nazarenes service. This year’s service will be held at Parklane (on Cunningham just off Ft. Campbell Blvd). We are going to receive an offering to help our Woodlawn Church get their new Upward Sports program going and a MAJOR announcement will be made about an upcoming venture we will be doing TOGETHER. Be there!!!
Grace Extended: THIS SATURDAY TRUNK OR TREAT. PLEASE join us in this effort to show hospitality to our neighbors and provide a safe place and fun time for the kids in our part of the city. If you have any questions, or want know how you can help, contact Pastor Rachelle at rachelle@clarksvillegrace.
Coming up at Grace:
Oct. 27 – 4-6 pm Trunk or Treat
Nov. 3, 9-12 – Membership Class (Childcare provided)
Nov. 4, 4:00 pm – Pizza with the Pastors
Nov. 30 Dec.1 – Christmas on the Cumberland
Dec. 9 – Kid’s Christmas Program
Dec. 14-16 – Drive Thru Nativity
June 10-17 Nicaragua 2013