What a beautiful morning, so still, so green, so beautifully crisp. This is such a wonderful time of year, a time of new beginnings. I can’t help but think of the amazing graduating class that will walk across the stage and gets their diplomas. In a very real sense, an important part of the church is getting their diplomas this week. These graduates function at a very high level in the Body of Christ at Grace, believing God, doing missions work, praying for others, and holding their own along with the rest of us. Awesome parents, a strong youth group, a village of encouragers have all contributed to the fact that these students are legitimately powerful in the Body of Christ. So we will shed a tear and send up a cheer for a job well done!
That being said, it would be very disappointing if they took the diploma with an “I have arrived attitude.” There are more experiences to come and more work, more growth in the days ahead. We would say to the students, don’t be content with where you are.
Which brings each of us to look at ourselves. For most, it has been longer than we care to remember since we walked across that stage and picked up the paper, but no matter our stage of life, there is so much more for us to learn, gain, experience and by faith take hold of. Don’t be content with where you are spiritually. Don’t assume that the level of revelation you have right now or the experiences you’ve had with God are the norm. There’s more. There’s always more. Ask for it—persistently—and seek it with all your heart. Keep walking across the stage of growth and graduation.
Philippians 1:6 says, “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Excited to be continuing to grow with you this weekend
Change of Plans!!
Unlike previously announced we will meet at Bomber Mtn. May 18, @ 5:30 for a meal. Then at 6:30 adults will have small group as usual. Weather permitting Kindle Kids and Flashpoint will go to the park for some fun activities.
@Bomber Mtn. Civic Center
Mac & Cheese
Small Groups for all ages: 6:30-7:45
Save the Dates
All Church Relocation Prayer Night– May 25 @ 6:30 pm
Crazy Worship @ Crazy Woman Square– June 3, 5:00 Join us as the GF Worship Team lifts up worship on the square.
Men of Grace-Father’s Day Camp Out- June 17 &18 at GF Cemetery Creek Campus
Father’s Day Weekend—June 18 & 19
Equip-Open Heavens– November 4-6
All Church Relocation Prayer Night
Wednesday evening May 25, 6:30 pm at GF
Join us as we pray for God’s direction and provision with the new property and building.
Cemetery Creek Campus Update:
Our present Building Fund is $181,685. Thank you, Lord, for blessing each of us with Your goodness.
Our Building Committee is gathering information for Dale Buckingham, our architect, that an artist rendition of what a new building on the Cemetery Creek Campus will look like.
June: Conceptual Design Phase
July: Schematic Design Phase
August: We hope to have an artist rendition and the expected cost of the new building
Summit has invited us to join them on a Casa Por Cristo build in Juarez June 4-11. The cost is $650. Notify Pastor Paul (307-621-0194) of your interest ASAP.
Save the Date
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 led by Pastor Paul studying Taking Hold of Revival
Prayer for Missions @ the Brown House 12:00pm–1:00pm
Friendship Ministries text 307-267-9833 or email email@example.com for location, etc.