I took a book off the closet shelf this morning. Full of beautiful photographs but it was the words from Pastor Max Lucado’s pen “One Incredible Savior,” while read before, that arrested me again.
Pastor Max Lucado’s Pen,
Stepping from the throne, He removed His robe of light and wrapped Himself in skin, human skin. The Light of the Universe entered a dark, wet womb. He Whom angels worship nestled Himself in the placenta of a peasant, was birthed into a cold night, and then slept on cow’s hay.
Mary didn’t know whether to give Him milk or give Him praise, but she gave Him both since He was, as near as she could figure, hungry and holy.
Joseph didn’t know whether to call Him Junior or Father. But in the end called Him Jesus, since that’s what the angel had said and since He didn’t have the faintest idea what to name a God He could cradle in his arms.
“Can anything make me stop loving you?” God asks. “Watch me speak your language, sleep on your earth and feel your hurts”…” You wonder how long My love will last? Find your answer on a splintered cross, on a craggy hill. That’s Me you see up there, your Maker, your God, nail stabbed and bleeding”….” That’s your sin I’m feeling. That’s your death I’m dying. That’s your resurrection I’m living. That’s how much I love you.”
Marlyce and I cannot wait to share Christmas Eve with you Friday night at 5:30.
No Family Night on December 22,29, and January 5.
We look forward to seeing you on January 12 @ 5:30 for a meal and at @6:30 for small groups for everyone.
GF Holiday Schedule:
*Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 5:30 pm
*No Worship service at 5:30 pm, Saturday, December 25
*Sunday, December 26, Worship service 9:00
*January 1 & 2 regular schedule with Worship & Communion
*No Family Night on December 22,29, and January 5.
We will celebrate Communion on December 18 & 19 and January 1 & 2
You won’t want to miss services on January 1 and 2 (regular schedule). That weekend will be a time of worship and Communion-What a great way to start 2022!
Seed Offering Report
69,190 seeds of faith were planted this last weekend, with more to come (it’s not too late to plant). So $69,190 is added to our Building Fund of $394,101. Making a total of $389,963. This is a great start after the land purchase is complete. Most of all be in prayer for the Lord’s plan and His aiming.
GF is planning our next missions trip on December 27, 2021 to the Dominican Republic with Casa por Cristo. The GF team is : Rob Schlichting, Ronda Schlichting, Matthew Schlichting, Trent Schlichting, Khyra Maes, Hamlin Wing, and Jeff Wing.
If you would like to provide a scholarship or help support this mission, simply mark your donation as Casa por Cristo mission.
Also, if you would like to support them in prayer, a daily prayer guide is available at the Information Center
Children’s Church @ Grace Fellowship 5:30pm– 7:00pm
Children’s Church @ Grace Fellowship 9:00am–10:30am
Kindle Kids for children birth- 5th grade during Family Night @ Bomber Mtn. 6:30 pm
Flashpoint Youth for Middle School & High School
Flashpoint Family Night at 6:30 @ Bomber Mtn Civic Center
Hang out, games, snacks, lots of fun @ the Brown House after the worship service until about 9:00
Adult Small Groups
Family Night Adult Group @ Bomber Mtn Civic Center 6:30 pm lead by Pastor Paul studying Hidden Treasures
Bible Study @ 587 S. Main St. hosted by Harv & Joan Crowe 7:00
Prayer for Missions @ the Brown House 12:00pm–1:00pm
God of Heaven and Earth, Thank you for your Grace, Mercy, and Steadfast Love for us.
Lord, I aske you to water and multiply our seed planting, we lift up our 2 &5 in Faith and Expectancy, that You will be Glorified! and your Blessings and Plans for us will bring Glory to Your Kingdom.
I Thank You, I Praise You, and Worship Your Holy Name, JESUS CHRIST