Grace Weekly | August 19, 2014
Scripture for the day: “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23
Grace Received: A few comments from the sign-in sheet two weeks ago: “Got has met us both here today.” “God found me again.” “I was saved.” Several people experienced the saving grace of God a couple weeks ago, and several more either connected or re-connected with Jesus this last Sunday. About a dozen people indicated last Sunday that they had a “change of posture” toward God. It’s been pretty cool to see God’s Spirit at work last two Sundays. On both weekends, there were special times of prayer specifically to prepare for Sunday services and we saw God do some beautiful things. Keep praying. Keep expecting. Keep bringing people who need Jesus. Keep enjoying the marvelous grace God continues to provide.
It was wonderful to see the sight and hear the sound of a full choir last Sunday! If you are interested in joining the choir or getting involved with any other aspect of the worship ministry at Grace, contact Pastor Bailey Bussell, or just show up for choir practice this coming Wednesday night at 7:00.
Grace Shared: BIG NEWS!!! At last Saturday’s meeting the Grace board approved Scott & Cristy Thomas as our Marriage Pastors. They are locally licensed ministers who are pursuing the course work and process toward ordination in the Church of the Nazarene. While this is an un-paid position, they will function as part of our pastoral staff. For the last several years the Thomas’s have been teaching marriage classes, leading seminars, and doing a LOT of counseling with couples at and beyond Grace. It is a joy for us to recognize their call, gifts, and graces for the work, and to officially welcome them to our team.
BIG NEWS!!!!! On Oct 19, 2014 we will also welcome Clayton Gregory as Administrative Pastor for Family Life. This will be a full-time position. For the last 19 years Clayton has served as an Army Chaplain. His most recent assignment was as the head Family Life Chaplain on Ft. Campbell. He and his wife Susan are looking forward to retirement from the Army and joining the pastoral staff at Grace where his primary areas of responsibility will be providing oversight and support to all of the counseling at Grace, providing pastoral/administrative leadership for our small group ministry, and helping us maintain strong relationships with the Ft. Campbell community. He will also be working alongside the rest of our staff to provide pastoral care to the congregation.
From Pastor Patrick: There will be an auction to benefit our teens who want to attend Nazarene Youth Congress next summer. The auction will be held. Aug. 31, along with our next “Stories of Grace” service. Barbecue brisket dinner will be $10/ticket. Tickets are on sale now from the youth. A full schedule will be in an announcement slide this Sunday and they are currently accepting goods/services to auction.
Grace Extended: I’m exited about the new Holy Yoga class that started a few weeks ago on Mon & Wed nights Grace. Ashely Watts is the instructor and the one who came to us with the vision for a Christ-centered exercise group. The group is growing AND reaching unchurched people! What began as an idea several weeks ago has become a reality where Ashely is using her gifts, training, and passion to witness for Christ.
120!!! That’s how many kids we had here last Saturday night for Parents Night Out. A great big “YOU’RE AWESOME!!!” to Pastor Rachelle and her phenomenal team of volunteers who made it happen. You guys are the best!