"For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God." — 2 Cor. 4:15

Announcements

Children’s Christmas Musical

Come see A Christmas Tail, a children’s musical, on Sunday, December 10 at 6:00 p.m.! The musical, which tells the Christmas story from the animals’ perspective, will be a great way to celebrate Christmas with the whole family.

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No House of Prayer 11/22

Twice a month throughout 2017 at House of Prayer we have sought the Lord in prayer, and have seen Him answer in specific ways, and we have much to be thankful for. However, Wednesday November 22 because of Thanksgiving Day that follows, we will not be meeting to pray. May gratitude be the overflowing response […]

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Food Bank Thanksgiving Celebration

The Food Bank Thanksgiving Celebration is on Friday, 11/17 and there are many ways to help! Donate a turkey box (see list below) Volunteer on Thursday (11/16) and/or Friday (11/17) anytime from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Distribute boxes Friday (11/17) 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. If you feel you are unable to lift boxes, please […]

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November 19, 2017

Is anything too hard for the Lord? GENESIS 18:14 This is the rhetorical question to end all rhetorical questions, put to Abraham and Sarah about himself. The angel Gabriel put it another way to Mary, “Nothing will be impossible with God.” There was that occasion in Jesus’ ministry when a boy who was demon-possessed was […]

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Defending the Fatherless Sunday

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. (James 1:27) Please join us this Sunday as we observe global Orphan Sunday at Grace. James Yim, co-lead pastor at Living Way church in Los Angeles, and his wife Jean will help […]

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November 12, 2017

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” MATTHEW 18:10 “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world. Red and yellow, black or white, they are precious in his sight. Jesus […]

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November 5, 2017

Now to him who is able to do IMMEASURABLY MORE than all we ask or imagine… EPHESIANS 3:20 God’s plans dwarf our puny plans. Surveying the whole playing field all at once, He orders our lives so that not only are his purposes fulfilled, we get written into the story of redemption. Knowing this in […]

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October 29, 2017

Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. LUKE 24:45 “Finally God took pity on me. While I was meditating day and night, and examining the implications of the words ‘the righteousness of God is revealed in the gospel, as it is written: the righteous shall live by faith.’ I began to […]

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October 22, 2017

“The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” GENESIS 16:2 God’s promise of an heir and the interminable waiting now takes a painful turn, as Abram and Sarai contrive their own solution to the problem. A child is born, but not a […]

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Project Hope Family Picnic

Please join us on Saturday, October 14 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Neff Park, in La Mirada, for a picnic brunch with the Project Hope community. Feel free to bring a snack to share. We look forward to seeing you for a time of fellowship and fun!

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October 15, 2017

But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, how can I know…? GENESIS 15:8 Even a friend of God like Abram, or the highly favored Mary, occasionally need reassurances. (“How will this be, since I am still a virgin?” LUKE 1:34) And what does God do? He responds with assurance. Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his […]

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Church Picnic

Our church picnic will be at Neff Park this year on Sunday, October 8.  Join us, starting at 12:30 p.m. for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.  Bring your own lunch and a dessert to share with others.  Feel free to bring any sports and/or outdoor activity equipment as well!

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October 8, 2017

“…the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.” ROMANS 4:17 Abram found himself in need of that exact kind of God. The child he and Sarah had been promised was definitely a “thing that was not,” and needed to be “called into being.” And God could do […]

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Visitor Class

Are you new to Grace? Come to our Visitor Class on October 1st during the 11:15 service upstairs in room 207. Meet some of our elders, get your questions answered, and find out about our ministries and our ministry values. Hope to see you there!

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October 1, 2017

“….if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek…according to the power of an indestructible life.” HEBREWS 7:15-16 Last week a very mysterious character walked into the story of Abram, blessing him and then exiting just as quickly. Mentioned again in the Psalms, the book of Hebrews lays out his role and significance. This […]

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September 24, 2017

“Blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand.” Genesis 14:20 Lot’s decision to not stay near the safety of his uncle and the ongoing blessing of God now creates an opportunity for the breadth of the promise to Abram to be displayed in a very specific deliverance. Much of life creates messes […]

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September 17, 2017

Lot chose for himself… GENESIS 13:11 Last week we saw the selfish side of Abram as he followed his natural instinct, carelessly putting his wife Sarai at risk, ending in a harsh rebuke and banishment from Pharaoh. This week is Lot’s turn, as he makes a decision that ultimately ends in tragedy for his family. […]

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September 10, 2017

Now there was a famine in the land… GENESIS 12:10 Uh oh… With God’s words of blessing still ringing in his ears, Abram suddenly had reason to wonder about this “land of promise.” A famine? He had mouths to feed and flocks to care for. So just what were his options? Going down to Egypt […]

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September 3, 2017

The Lord had said to Abram, “Go…so Abram went as the Lord told him.” GENESIS 12:1, 4 In between that “go” of God, and Abraham’s response of obedience, stands the grandest promise ever made to a human being – a plan so boldly audacious that only the imagination of Almighty God Himself could dream it […]

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August 27, 2017

As we say “goodbye” to the Psalms and re-enter the world of Genesis, a reading service this Sunday will introduce to us Abraham, the father of our faith, and the grandest of adventures that God leads him into. Joshua assembled the elders, leaders, judges, officials and all the tribes of Israel at Shechem., where they […]

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Third of July Celebration

Come celebrate with your Grace family from 5:00-9:00 p.m. on the 3rd of July! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to watch the La Mirada fireworks from Benton Field. And yes, we will have our annual chili cook-off! We’ll provide the burgers and hot dogs; families with last names A-K please bring a side dish to […]

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Sunday, July 2, 2017 Sermon Prep for Psalm 51

Last week, Erik Thoennes led us through Psalm 19, which C. S. Lewis considered the “greatest poem in the Psalter.” In Psalm 19, the psalmist expresses his wonder and delight in the revelation of God to mankind through His creation and through His Law.  David loves God’s Word, finding the law “more precious than gold,” […]

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Sunday, June 25, 2017 Sermon Prep for Psalm 19

“Prayer is answering speech. God’s Word has not done its complete work until it evokes an answer from us. All our answers are prayers. The Psalms train us in this answering speech, this language that responds to all God’s creating and saving words targeted to our lives.” “We know almost nothing of the circumstances in […]

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Adventure Week: Decor Work Day (1)

Volunteers needed: Help make the Safari an imaginative and immersive experience for the kids. Whether or not you’re artistic, we promise, you’ve got all the skills you need. Come on over to the east sanctuary and join the pre-Adventure Week craft party! Adventure Week decor workdays are Saturday, June 10th 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday, June 12th 5:00 […]

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Sunday, June 11, 2017 Sermon Prep for Psalm 1

And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed… blessed… blessed…”  Matthew 5:2 and following Psalm 1 is considered an introduction to the Book of Psalms.  Charles Spurgeon calls it the “Preface Psalm, having in it a notification of the contents of the entire book.”  Eugene Peterson characterizes it as a “preface to prayer” and […]

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