Thursday, December 5, 2013
Grace and Peace is featured in Multiply, the quarterly publication of MNA (Mission to North America) the home-missions wing of the PCA (Presbyterian Church in America):
Do you want a taste of what Elder Boot Camp has been like for 18 Grace and Peace men? Here's a sermon we've listened to together, and then discussed over our last two Sunday evening gatherings:
Monday, December 2, 2013
Grace and Peace has raised $195,000 of the $250,000 needed for the Ministry Center Growth Fund. Most of the incomplete renovations relate to the exterior cosmetics and lack of identifiable permeant signage, as you can see from walking by the property.
Miss Marie needs a ride to worship on Sundays beginning Sunday, 15 December. Marie of course has her wheelchair as well as a personal aid each Sunday, and it can be an effort to get her out of/into her house and into/out of a vehicle. Let's make every sacrificial effort to ensure that Marie is able to join us for pubic worship. If you are willing/able to help, please connect with Marie at (215.490.4119 or 215.389.2137). She lives at 1510 S. Carlisle Street.
All women are invited to the church property at 9:00am this Saturday (please arrive a little early) for a neighborhood prayer-walk. Following the prayer-walk there will be a time of fellowship and refreshments.
There will be a neighborhood clean-up at Marian Anderson this upcoming Saturday at 9:00am. This is a great way to get to know folks who live close to our church property, as well as to invite them to worship this Christmas season.
All children (and adults!) are invited to join us on Saturday morning, December 14 from 10:00am-12:30pm at the property for cookie making and decorating. We will mix-up the batter, bake and decorate, and then deliver cookies to friends and neighbors (and send some home to enjoy ourselves). The event will include boys and girls. Parents and caregivers, please stay to help out if your kids are less than 10. Everyone is very welcome, and any extra adult hands would be helpful! Contact Meridith (email@example.com) or Christine (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or with questions, or if you have cookie cutters or a rolling pin to lend.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Here's a helpful summary of what an elder ought to look like from a member of Grace and Peace after recently reading I Timothy, II Timothy, and Titus:
"...a theme that I focused on was that of concerning character. An elder has to interact with the member, the non member, visitors, and the pastor, which all can face challenges as you know. I would expect, as Scripture points out that one (an elder) should have a pure heart, not having his own agenda but caring about his fellow Christians, showing concern (love) even towards those that he may not really like, and not nit picking at the pastor. Of course spending time in the Word and prayer is important as one has to be able to teach and be humble, not being puffed up over one's position and lording it over others. He would also have to be sound in doctrine and concerned about the church..the elect.. and God's Word...and take it (all) seriously."