Grace Weekly | March 17, 2014
Scripture for the day: “Those who sow to please the sinful nature from that nature will reap destruction; those who sow to please the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:8-9
Grace Received: For the last few years Larry G has been working with several people from Grace. They’ve reached out to him, prayed for him, and lived the Jesus-following life in front of him. They’ve taken advantage of opportunities to talk to him about God. When it all started, Larry was pretty resistant to any invitations to come to church. He wasn’t interested. Over time that began to change. Yesterday (Sunday) afternoon I got a text from his boss/friend Mike Rucker that said, “Larry just called me. Said he accepted Jesus….” Thanking God today for lovingly, relentlessly pursuing us. Welcome to the family Larry!
Grace Shared: Larry Morton started remodeling his bathroom just before he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer and started having chemo and radiation treatments, which has taken a toll on his energy level. Roger Deffendall and Eddie Bush, who are in Larry’s grace shared group, decided to do more than pray for Larry. They’ve been going over to help finish the project. Grace shared.
We’ll be having a work day (inside and out) at Grace on Saturday, March 29. If you can pull weeds, spread mulch, change lightbulbs, paint, or like to do some spring-cleaning, come out and join in the fun.
We had $1,100 more come in for the sanctuary remodel yesterday, bringing our total on hand to about $37,000. If you’ve not contributed yet, or would like to give more for this project, this Sunday would be a great time to do so! Our goal is $74,000.
Grace Extended: Last week a traveler stopped at the BP Station at Tiny Town & Trenton. He needed help. I have no idea who was working there but the attendant told him, “Go to Grace Nazarene. They’ll help you.” When the man arrived Joel & Amanda Sudbury were here. Help needed, help given. Oil for his car, food for his belly, encouragement for his soul – that’s how we roll! Thanks for extending grace Joel & Amanda!
Last Wednesday people from Grace donated 16 pints of blood at the Red Cross blood mobile. Thanks to all who gave, and to David Kahle for setting it all up!