Grace Weekly | May 13, 2014

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Scripture for the day: “Carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2


Grace Received: Last Sunday we talked about the post-resurrection appearance of Jesus to Peter  and the other disciples who’d gone fishing (John 21). The Great Shepherd (as Hebrews 13 calls Jesus) directed Peter to show love as well as speak love by tending Jesus’ sheep. The way Peter responded with his life (see I Peter 5:1-4) was a right response to the grace Jesus showed him. The graced one went forth to grace others by serving them. Like Peter, we have been graced beyond belief and called to do the same – not just say love, but show love.  Take a minute to thank God for how He’s lavishly poured his mercy and grace on you – and look for someone who needs you to do the same for them. It’s a right response to having been graced.


Grace Shared:  Thank you all for the ways you blessed, encouraged, and supported our graduates last Sunday. Pastor Patrick and his team did a fantastic job with the graduate dinner Saturday night and the video on Sunday. Thanks for loving our young people and praying for them as they begin the next chapter.


The results of our elections are below. Please keep these leaders in your prayers.

Church Board: Ken Adams, Derek Cooke,Terry Hartsock, Scott Thomas, Joe Voight (starting the 2nd year of their 2 yr term are: Lynn Claywell, Helen Etson, Dan Mort, & David Kahle). Special thanks to Becky Crawford, John Lumpkin, and Chris Thompson for their leadership and service on the board!

Sunday School Supt.: Kay Deffendall – SS Board: Jackie Brown,Deborah Cooke,Sandra Herrington, Elizabeth Longbreak, Brenda Russell

Missions: Leader Charlotte Moore, NMI board: Blake Estep, Paige Hartsock, Marla Voight

District Assembly Delegates: Terry & Lisa Hartsock, Dan & Marcia Mort, Al & Elizabeth Longbreak, Russ & Brenda Russell, Joe & Marla Voight


Grace Extended: This Saturday is our final Parents Night Out before a 2 month summer break. Last month was a record high attendance of 160 kids! If you’ve completed the Naz Safe training and you’d like to come help, I’m sure your assistance would be appreciated!  We’ll also be having another Warrior Weekend at Camp Garner Creek this weekend. Please keep the participating families in your prayers.

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