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Grace Fellowship

Thoughts on worship – part 1

Worship – 1. to show profound religious devotion and respect to; adore or venerate (God or any person or thing considered divine) 2. to be devoted to and full of admiration for Praise – 1. the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation. 2. the offering of grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship: a hymn of praise to god. Few topics seem to stir the emotional response of church goers like that of “worship”.  On … Continue reading »

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I dream of a church …

In a meeting yesterday, Rex posed this question: "How would you end the following statement: I dream of a church where …" It was at the end of the meeting so i abstained from answering as i didn’t think i could do it justice in 5 minutes.  It is a great question though, and one … Continue reading »

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Will they come to us?

One of my favorite blogs to follow is Leading Smart by Tim Stevens, Executive Pastor at Granger Community Church.  Tim is incredibly innovative in his approach to church and very insightful in his observation of the world around us.  Earlier this week, Tim posted “The Shrinking 40%“.  Like most of Tim’s post, it provoked thought.  … Continue reading »

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Alignment

Over the last week I have been trying to sort out how the Connect team helps accomplish the overall mission at Grace: How does the Connect team fit in the big picture?  We know why the connect team exists (our mission) and we know why Grace exists (to make more and better disciples by helping … Continue reading »

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Connect team planning

Last Wednesday and Thursday we took a drive to the Cape.  We spent two days planning; looking at the current body of work we are already doing, the projects we already have going on and the things we want to improve on.  The body of work is huge.  We identified more work than we can … Continue reading »

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True generosity

A couple weeks ago we received and envelope in the offering tray.  The envelope read: “its all I have, I have nothing else to give.”  We opened the envelope, inside were a pair of earings.  There was no name or way to identify the giver. This has continued to haunt my thought over the last … Continue reading »

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Grace Live on line

Last Sunday we officially launched our Grace Live internet feed.  60 people joined us on-line, most had very positive feedback.  We experienced some minor difficulty with the audio gain, but we are working on it this week.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, you can catch it every Sunday at 11:00 AM from our … Continue reading »

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The Christmas Light

This weekend starts a new 5 part Christmas series at Grace, ending with our Christmas eve service.  We will have three Christmas eve services this year at: 4:00PM, 5:30PM, and 7:00PM. Like it! Unlike

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You Version – GF group

If you are not familiar with You Version, it is an online community centered around the bible.  It’s a pretty neat service.  You can read the bible, listen to audio bibles, keep notes / journal, contribute to public discussion, and follow other peoples thoughts – all pertaining to scripture.  There’s a large selection of translations … Continue reading »

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The Art of Tough Love

This week the message (part 3 of “Insight for the Journey”) will be on tough love, from 2 Cor. 2:1-11 1So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you. 2For if I grieve you, who is left to make me glad but you whom I have grieved? 3I … Continue reading »

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