GRACE This Week

Happy Thanksgiving. It was so good to be together on Wednesday night. The testimonies pointed to God’s faithfulness. I pray that you set a place for Jesus at your own Thanksgiving Table. I gave that challenge as well as a challenge to memorize Philippians 4:4-7 and put it up the refrigerator to shape your Thanksgiving and coming […]

GRACE This Week

First, it’s Veterans Day. I know you join me in thanking those who have served our country. This past Sunday, it was good to recognize our GRACE veterans and express our gratitude for your service. I received a picture from a couple in our church who both served our country and were in Washington, D.C. […]

GRACE This Week

Sunday is coming… And there are some important things for you to know. First, Sunday is “Fall Back” Sunday. Set your clocks back an hour. Practically, that means one extra hour of sleep. Enjoy that added grace-filled hour. Second, we will continue in our series, “Trust the Journey.” This week, we walk with Moses and the people […]

GRACE This Week

We are all on a journey. Our church is on a journey. Last week, we launched into a new sermon series: “Trust the Journey.” We started with the surprising rescue of the people of Israel. God parted the Red Sea and the people stepped out of Egypt and a life of slavery, and into God’s […]

GRACE This Week

You are on a journey. In the day-to- day busyness, you may not think about it every day. But you are. You can look back and see important moments and milestones. You can look back and see some mountaintop moments, where you were on top of the world. You can look back and see some […]

GRACE This Week

This week we wrap up our “Teach Us to Pray” series. I trust the Lord has been at work in you as we have taken a closer look at this prayer that Jesus gave his disciples. Pastor Mark will lead us through the last of the petitions and the closing words of the prayer. Not […]

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We called this summer the “RECONNECT Summer” at GRACE. We spent the summer providing opportunities to RECONNECT with each other. With the challenge of being separated during COVID, and limited spaces to connect on Sunday mornings at BECA, it was so good to be together at cookouts, and breakfasts, and a baseball game. I heard from many […]

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Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial end of the summer. Pools are closing. White shoes and sandals go back in the closet. And the first day school pics flood Facebook and Instagram. This Sunday at GRACE, we will have the last sermon of our Summer Stories series. Taylor Shade will preach the story of “The Unmerciful Servant.” In […]

GRACE This Week

I am looking out over a lake today, enjoying the sounds of birds and chipmunks and the breeze that is a harbinger of the fall. We have two weeks remaining in our Summer Stories series. Often, Jesus told stories about nature around him. I can imagine Jesus looking out over some fig trees, telling this week’s parable […]

GRACE This Week

We are a church that is FOR Bethlehem. We a church that is FOR the Lehigh Valley. God spoke these words to His people through the prophet Jeremiah: “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, […]