Grace Weekly | May 27, 2014
Scripture for the day: “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope – the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.” Titus 2:11-14
Grace Extended: In working on our year-end report I am again grateful for the many ways you have extended grace this last year. Your giving supported missionaries in 159 world areas. You extended grace in special offerings for visiting missionaries Bub & Rickie Honea (Nicaragua /Costa Rica) and Emman & Jade Chapman who just left for Australia. You extended grace in the form of food to students at NE elementary and middle schools with the FUEL program, and to dozens of families through Grace House. You provided baby showers for a dozen young mothers-to-be at Hope Pregnancy Center and some of you worked every week in the feeding ministry of Manna Cafe. You extended grace to NEHS teachers in the form of cards & muffins on the first day of school, and fruit smoothies at the end of the year. You helped individuals and families with utility bills and gas in their cars, and many of you took a turn serving our homeless through Room in the Inn. You reached out to your neighbors, witnessed to co-workers, and loved people who were sometimes hard to love. You extended grace in the form of a love-offereing to a military family going through severe medical issues who moved away from Grace a year ago but still considered us to be their church family. You extended grace to the 2,300 people who came to our drive-thru nativity this year. Thank you for a great year of grace-giving. Looking forward to what lies ahead!