"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

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Partners in Prayer

Come Pray for Grace’s Global Ministry Come “hold the rope” for our Grace Partners – lifting them up in intercessory prayer. We have a mighty God who cares for them, but He wants us to ask Him to provide. Come partner with our missionaries through prayer. Wednesday, June 20th at 7:00pm in the Main Sanctuary.

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June 20, 2018

Our text this week will be Genesis 30:25-31:55. Last Sunday we saw how God began to fulfill the first part of His Bethel blessing, multiplying Jacob’s offspring to eleven sons and a daughter. This week we’ll see God begin to work out the second part of His promise. “I will bring you back to this […]

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June 17, 2018

Our text this week will be Genesis 29:31-30:24. Jacob had heard his father, Isaac, speak this word of blessing over him: “God Almighty bless you and make you fruitful and multiply you, that you may become a company of peoples (Genesis 28:3).” And later, he had heard the voice of the Lord Himself confirm the […]

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Young Adults

Calling all young adults at Grace, we are having an event for you! This Sunday, June 10 at 11:15am in the youth room, you will have the opportunity to meet other young adults and explore what it means to call Grace your church family and to embrace Christian adulthood. Please let us know if you […]

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June 10, 2018

This week, Erik will be preaching from Genesis 29:1-30. Where we left off with Jacob, God had graciously spoken these words over him: “I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have […]

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Call to Prayer

As a church family, should we be retiring or managing our debt? In preparing to answer this question, the Executive Team is calling the Grace Family to gather for an hour of prayer this Saturday morning, June 2 at 9am in the Main Sanctuary. Let us earnestly join our hearts in asking God for his wisdom on […]

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Adventure Week Volunteer Commissioning

Plan to attend our Volunteer Commissioning on Thursday, May 31 from 7-9pm. Whether this is your 10th year serving at Adventure Week or your first, we ask that you attend this special meeting. We’ll prepare ourselves for the week, commit together to serve faithfully, and pray for God’s work among us and the kids who attend.

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June 3, 2018

This Sunday, Kenny will be preaching from Genesis 28:10-22. Jacob had thought he’d been so clever. His deception had worked and he had received his father’s blessing, but not without serious consequences. His brother plots to kill him so Jacob runs into exile while Esau remains in the land. With a 500-mile journey ahead of […]

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Dust and Life

Dust and Life Dry, dusty boxes, caked with age and care, were slowly being opened and sorted in the musty attic above our grandfather’s kitchen. Memories were laden in this place. Grandfather pulled an old black book from one, and a smile spread across his wrinkled face. He handed it to me, saying, “I wonder […]

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May 27, 2018

This Sunday, Jackson will be preaching from Genesis 26:1-33. Before Esau and Jacob were born, God had ordained: “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the older shall serve the younger (Genesis 25:23).” That Jacob would receive the blessing, […]

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May 20, 2018

This Sunday, Randall Gruendyke will be preaching from Genesis 26:1-33. Just as the Lord had promised his father Abraham, so He promises Isaac, “I will be with you and will bless you.” And just as his father Abraham wavered in his faith, so does Isaac. Through Jesus, we have obtained the same unshakeable promise. And […]

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May 13, 2018

Last Sunday we returned to Genesis and our series, A Faithful God for a Fallen People. If you weren’t able to be with us for the reading service, you can listen to it here. This week Erik Thoennes will be preaching from Genesis 25:19-34. Once again, the Lord blesses a barren woman, this time Rebekah, […]

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May 6, 2018

This Sunday we are returning to the book of Genesis and picking up where we left off with God’s plans to bless all the nations of the earth through the one man, Abraham. Here’s where we left the bookmark: Abraham breathed his last and died in a good old age, an old man and full […]

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I’ve Never Been Prayed For!

“We missed you at the meeting.” She squinted slightly and adjusted her glasses. Her co-worker replied with surprising confidence, “Yes, we were sad to miss. But, well, guess what! My wife and I were both sick, but then we prayed and we are completely better!” A puzzled look crossed the woman’s face. She let the […]

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April 29, 2018

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 CORNITHIANS 15:58   Remember what we’re supposed to do when reading scripture and we encounter the word “therefore”? We […]

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Membership Class

Considering membership at Grace? Come hear more about Grace’s beliefs, commitment, and culture from our elders and consider applying for membership. Light breakfast and lunch are included. We’d love to have you join us on Friday, April 20 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Register below today! Register Here

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April 22, 2018

As in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 1 CORINTHIANS 15:22   You just read the most exciting and thrilling and hopeful words that could possibly be written – ever. We will rise again. Death does not have the final say. Jesus does. He who was raised from the dead […]

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April 15, 2018

And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 1 CORINTHIANS 15:17   Notice that Paul does not say “if Christ had not died upon the cross, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.” The resurrection of Jesus has huge implications for our salvation. […]

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April 8, 2018

No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven – the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” JOHN 3:13-15 Each year, Easter seems to […]

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April 1, 2018

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ROMANS 15:13 What could possibly promote hope more than knowing that Jesus rose from the dead? This coming Sunday, we get reminded all over […]

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In Another Part of the World…M&M

His name is Isaac. He snuck out of the house late last night to meet his friend for tea, and now he is silently climbing back into his room before the sun rises. He had seen the town slowly begin to awaken on his walk back, but his mind had been otherwise engaged in deep […]

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March 25, 2018

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. ZECHARIAH 9:9 What an amazing Old Testament heads-up! An event was predicted that would elicit great joy for God’s people. A king – righteous and […]

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March 18, 2018

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. HEBREWS 4:12 This coming Sunday will be a reflection service when we look to you, the congregation,  to encourage one another […]

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March 11, 2018

“You will go to your ancestors in peace and be buried at a good old age.” GENESIS 15:15 It is said cynically that in this life only two things are certain –  death and taxes. When Abraham’s life was still not yet half gone, God told him of his eventual passing. And 10 chapters later, […]

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Engaged Couples Class

March 4-May 6 The Engaged Couples Class aims to introduce couples to God’s plan for marriage and to show how the gospel is the power of God for salvation AND for every aspect of marriage. The class will meet during the 11:15 a.m. service. Please note that every engaged couple is required to have a mentor couple, […]

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March 4, 2018

Then I bowed my head and worshipped the Lord… who had led me by the right way… GENESIS 24:48 The “I” speaking here is Abraham’s oldest servant. The “right way” that he mentions is the remarkable finding of a wife for Abraham’s son Isaac. And the worship flowing from a grateful heart is in response […]

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Ben & Lindsey Orr

The locker door slammed shut as he walked toward the team room, his hair still dripping from his shower. It had been a hot day, and the game had gone long. But Chris’ heart beat with anticipation at what awaited him and his team. This would be like no other team meeting before! Last summer, […]

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February 25, 2018

All these people were still living by faith when they died. HEBREWS 11:13 ‘Til death do us part. It’s a well-known part of the marriage vows, hinting at the eventual reality of becoming a widow or widower. This coming week in our Genesis preaching series, Abraham faces the challenge of burying his 127 year-old wife […]

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February 14, 2018

Some time later God tested Abraham. GENESIS 22:1 Does that verse make you tense up? We know as Hebrews tells us, that “the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” So why Abraham? And why now? Hasn’t he already been tested enough? Jon Bloom, a staff writer […]

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February 11, 2018

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 CORINTHIANS 4:17 They had waited for what seemed like forever, and now, at last, Isaac was born to a very old Abraham and Sarah. This time when Sarah laughs, it is the kind of laughter that […]

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Ted & Dana Witmer

The echoes of the prayers of the saints had been ringing in his mind and heart as he walked the long dark path home to his wife and eight children: prayers for revival in their war-torn land; cries to God for perseverance for all they had already endured. His mind had wandered back to that […]

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February 4, 2018

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. HEBREWS 12:1-2 Remember back in Genesis […]

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