Last week, we started a new series: DISRUPTED. And we all certainly are… disrupted. Like you, I am adjusting to new schedules and rhythms, but I am so grateful for the continuity of our worship together. As you have probably figured out by now, we record our services in advance. We do this so that we can ensure social distancing for all who are leading, and so we can bring you the most stable internet platform and complete worship experience. So, our new Sunday rhythm has all the Crumplers watching from our den. Though I can’t wait to be back together with you, for now, there is a comfort in sharing the Sunday morning “disrupted” experience with you. It is a profound reality that Jesus shows up in all of our homes as we worship scattered all over the Lehigh Valley. Sunday, Mark will continue in our DISRUPTED series with Jonah and Nineveh. In both services, we will take communion together. So, please have your bread and your juice ready. In the midst of our disruption, I want to encourage you to consider taking the next step in your faith. Here are two steps you might consider: 1) GRACE Sunday Night Small Groups begin this Sunday. If you are looking to connect at GRACE, this is a great step. Groups will meet the next five Sundays at 5 pm via ZOOM. Groups will be reflecting on the Sunday morning message. Click here to register and get your ZOOM invite. 2) NEXT – Sunday, May 17, 2-4 pm Are you ready to take the next step at GRACE? NEXT connects you to our church and explains our vision, values, and history, as well as our mission priorities. As a part of the class, you will have the opportunity to become a member and explore ways to get connected. Click here to register. Also, next Sunday, May 10th, we will recognize our GRACE moms. You can help us celebrate the moms in your life by sending a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, May 6th. We will have our gallery of moms showing before and after the service. Never forget that God is with you in the disruption. Hang on to the Shepherd.
Dr. Marnie Crumpler Senior Pastor