GRACE This Week
GRACE This Week

This weekend is SHINE Commitment Sunday! It is a truly historic moment in the life of GRACE church! For almost two years, our congregation has been praying, dreaming, meeting, and planning – and it is finally our moment to SHINE. On Sunday, we will come forward and make our commitments for the SHINE Vision and

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GRACE This Week
GRACE This Week

I can’t wait for Sunday. First, we all get an extra hour of sleep Saturday night. It’s “fall-back” Sunday. So, set your clocks back an hour on Saturday night. Second, I will give a very important update about our SHINE campaign as we look forward to next week’s Commitment Sunday. Along with the update, you

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NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR
NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR

August 2019 is almost a wrap. Where has the time gone? My favorite August commercial is one that shows a dad skipping down the aisles of a store picking out school supplies while singing the Christmas tune: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”  The young and the young at heart might not agree. Summer is such a

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NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR
NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR

I am writing as Mark and I are driving through Pennsylvania a couple hours away from home. It’s hard to believe that we dropped off John and Anna for their senior and junior years at Wake Forest. As someone told me long ago… the days are often long, but the years get faster and faster.

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NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR
NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR

What are you afraid of? Killer White Sharks headed to our beaches? Snakes in your yard? Sending your kids off to college? Going to college? Living through something? Dying? The Bible has a lot to say about fear. Some count “do not be afraid” 365 times in the Bible – one time for every day

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NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR
NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR

Last Sunday was a great day for GRACE.  We had joyful worship at BECA and baptized two little ones promising to teach them the good news of Jesus Christ.  An hour later, we were leading hundreds under the Festplatz tent in worship – many who were invited by you. Healthy churches are INTERNALLY STRONG – inviting disciples

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NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR
NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR

Every weekend we gather together at BECA High School, but throughout the week we scatter to hundreds of addresses.  We follow Jesus into the world, where He is at work in the lives of people we meet every day – our family, our colleagues at work, our neighbors, and everyone we meet.  And we join Him in that work –

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NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR
NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR

This Sunday, Pastor Manuela will continue in our sermon series – GOD IS… She will preach on God is… compassionate. It may be common to say God is love… but what does it mean?  In Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis explains it this way. “All sorts of people are fond of repeating the Christian statement that ‘God

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NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR
NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR

From my youngest days, singing has been as natural as breathing. I sang around the piano with my mom and siblings. I sang in church – both in choirs and the congregation. I sang to the radio in the car. I sang in ensembles at college and seminary. I sang at concerts – mostly in the

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NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR
NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR

Dear friends, The Summer heat is here. It’s a reminder to me of God’s grace that He has called Mark and me to serve you in the beautiful and less humid Lehigh Valley. Summer is also a time of escalating food needs across the Valley. To address hunger needs, I hope you will join us in

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NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR
NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR

Jesus said, “If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” I’m writing on July 4th morning from Atlanta where I am visiting family. I started the morning with a long walk/jog/run with my son, John. He did most of the running! Of course, I exercised this morning so I can enjoy our family

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NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR
NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR PASTOR

Here’s a question for you: If you put together over 150 orange and blue GRACE Kids t-shirts, countless bags of popcorn, ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, boxes and water, a human brain, donations of nickels, dimes, quarters and dollars given for backpacks for our Freemansburg Elementary partnership, all kinds of crazy hats and socks,

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