Last night, a group from GRACE joined our Ukrainian brothers and sister in Christ at ST. JOSAPHAT UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC to lift up the people and the country of Ukraine. Part of the service was in Ukrainian, part in English. Part was sung, Part was spoken. We were able to speak with them the Lord’s prayer, the Gloria Patri, and a repeated and poignant cry to the Lord – Lord have mercy.
As we continue to pray for Ukraine, our Mission team has explored ways for us to partner to bring relief to Ukraine and the thousands of refugees that are now fleeing the country. We are partnering with the Outreach Foundation, a long-trusted Presbyterian mission organization, who has established relationships in and around Ukraine. Any gifts you give will go to a church in Kiev, a seminary in Warsaw, Poland, and a church in Lithuania, for direct ministry to people inside Ukraine, and refugees fleeing Ukraine. Once again, we have the privilege of praying and giving, loving the world in Jesus’ name. For more information, or to make a gift, CLICK HERE.
This past Sunday was so encouraging as we gathered at Locust Steet for our congregational meeting. It was exciting to elect our new officers and to hear the many ways God is at work in our church and through our church. The building committee gave a full report about the progress including a report from our “interiors” team, our “audio-visual” team, our “construction team” and even a report from Tom Goeman about our new organ. We will continue to give updates through my weekly letter and at church. If you missed the meeting, the annual report will be mailed out with the first quarter giving statements.
This Sunday, we continue in our “Questions Jesus Ask” series. Dr. Mark Crumpler will preach, “Why Do you Worry”. Maybe you have your own Ph.D. in worry. You don’t want to miss Mark’s message. Jesus has a question and a reminder for all of us.
Don’t forget this is the Week –remember SPRING FORWARD and SET YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD before you go to bed Saturday night.
Two years ago, this weekend, we had our first COVID all-virtual worship service. Two years later, we know what a difference it makes to be together.
I can’t wait to gather with you as we worship and experience community together. Plan on worship and coffee between services. This week, we will also have the rocks and jewelry that Lynnette Burns found as she prayed over our new Hecktown Road property on display this week. You may want to have one and give a donation – the dollars will go towards the prayer room in our new church.
See you Sunday.
Dr. Marnie Crumpler