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Elder Updates

March 26, 2021

Grace Church Family,

Throughout this past year we have consistently asked “What would glorify God?”, “What does His Word require?”, and “How can we wisely shepherd this flock?” As your elders, we take our biblical calling very seriously. We seek to make God-honoring decisions for the flock God has charged us to care for and watch over. We look to the Chief Shepherd, Jesus, to lead us, as we lead you.

We are resolute about doing what the church is called to do in Scripture. We are not bound to a building or certain hours. We have freedom in choosing forms and formats. We will never neglect or forsake gathering together to worship God, preach the Word, praise Him in song, pray together, celebrate the Lord’s Supper and believer’s baptism, and do the one-anothers. We will always seek to honor Jesus Christ.

We have enjoyed worshipping under the big tent since June 7, 2020. In the summer, youth groups, small groups, Bible studies, and Home Groups began meeting again. In the fall, Early childhood classes and Awana reconvened. By February, Sunday Bible classes restarted. We have had more multigenerational opportunities to worship, learn, and serve together than ever!

Going forward, we plan to keep the tent through June 30. We plan to reconvene indoor worship services in our worship center beginning June 6. Our worship services will be led from indoors (Approx. 80-100 seats. Masks will not be required). We will also have an outdoor overflow area. During the month of June, the tent will be utilized for midweek ministries and Vacation Bible School June 21-25.

It is a joy to follow Christ together with all of you. We pray for God’s glory to be revealed even more clearly as He saves and sanctifies as He wills and as our body goes in His power to reach into the community and to the ends of the earth with the gospel.

Yours in Christ,

The Grace Elders

 Previous Updates:

Click here for the January 8, 2021 update.

Click here for the December 4, 2020 update.

Click here for the November 17, 2020 update.

Click here for the October 10, 2020 update.

Weekly Updates

November 23, 2021

Beloved Grace Church Family,

God is sovereign over all. He is always right and good. As the first two chapters chronologically in the Bible, Job 1-2 describes a conflict between God and Satan. The outcome was never in doubt. It involved great catastrophe yet it encourages and bolsters our faith with the knowledge that God is sovereign in our suffering.

The gospel is on display in Job, specifically the providence and power of God, and the permanence of His salvation. Job was NOT “The Man With Nothing to Be Thankful For”, he was kept by the one true sovereign God. You can be sure that God knows exactly what he is doing in your life and He is worthy of all our praise no matter what.

In Christ’s love,

Mike

P.S. Here’s a Thanksgiving devotional for you. 


NO GROUPS MEETING THIS WEEK
No Awana, Jr. High, High School, Midweek Service, or Men of the Word meeting this week!

MEMBERSHIP CLASS
Interested in becoming a member at Grace Church? Join "Why Membership Matters" on Wednesday, December 1st & 8th! 7:00 pm in the Worship Center. Sign up here.

WOMEN'S GAME NIGHT
Join us for a night of fun, finger foods, and bunco! Friday, December 3rd, 6:45 pm in the MPR! Sign up here.

MEN'S QUARTERLY GATHERING
Join us for a morning of encouragement from the Word, fellowship, and breakfast together! Saturday, December 11th, 8:00 am at GCO. Sign up here.

ASSOCIATE PASTOR OPENING
We are looking for an Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries. If you know anyone who might fit the profile please direct them here.

PLAZA REFRESH PROGRESS
We did concrete work and removed trees that have outgrown their spots. Next step, the shade structure and planting some new trees. With present manufacturing delays, we anticipate installation in early 2022.

APPLICATIONS FOR GCO SUMMER INTERNSHIP ARE OPEN!
This internship is designed for college-age young adults and provides eight weeks of immersion in biblical training, reading, prayer, group discussions, youth and children's ministry, and cross-cultural outreach. Our desire is that this internship will help you grow in your relationship with the Lord and your understanding of how discipleship works in the local church. If you are interested, you can get more information here and apply here. With questions, contact Connor Hass who oversees the internship program here.

WEEKLY GROUPS

JOIN US THIS SUNDAY!

  • We meet in the Worship Center at 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 am. Outdoor overflow is available. Livestream on YouTube here at 9:30 am. Join us to worship the King!
  • Anclados en Cristo - Servicio en Español 11:00 am.  
  • Children's Ministry is available all three services for birth - 2nd Grade.
  • Classes for 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, Jr. High, & High School available at 9:30 am.
  • Adult Bible classes available all services. List of classes here

SERVE SOMEWHERE!
Consider how to engage your God-given gifts to serve Jesus and bless others! 1st step: Go to our Serve at Grace link (here) to express your interest. A ministry leader will reach out to you.

BIBLICAL COUNSELING
If you or someone you know is in need of Biblical Counseling please contact either Randy Clark rclark@graceorange.org or Christina Krebs ckrebs@graceorange.org for assistance.

DOWNLOAD THE CHURCH CENTER APP!
Stay connected with us through the Church Center app! The app is available for free on Android and iOS here

DIGITAL RESOURCES

GIVING OPTIONS

  • Online, give online here
  • Mail directly to church - 2201 E. Fairhaven Ave., Orange, CA 92869
  • Offering box in the back of the Worship Center

Thank you for your joyful, thoughtful, sacrificial, gracious giving that has enabled us to do so much ministry this year. We are looking forward to what God enables us to do with that which is entrusted to us in the coming year as we continue to joyfully, thoughtfully, sacrificially, and generously give.

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