Grace Presbyterian Church longs to make the amazing grace of the good news of the gospel known. As we look at the brokenness around us, in our relationships, work, world, and even our own hearts, we oftentimes are left asking, Who will make this right…who can make me right? The good news is that though we are unable to fix, mend, and heal, God is both able and willing. GPC is not a place of people who have it together, but rather a place of those who are seeking God’s amazing grace.
Wherever you find yourself in this journey, we will walk with you as God transforms us together and magnifies his grace in and through us.
Pastor Randy Edwards
From Christianity Today to Catalyst, the biblical call to “defend the cause of the fatherless” (Isaiah 1:17) is on hearts and minds of Christians in a way not seen in generations. Last year, the national Orphan Sunday campaign led by the Christian Alliance for Orphans helped stoke this movement to a new intensity, including more than 2,000 local Orphan Sunday events nationwide. The campaign aims for more than 2,000 events across America the first weekend of November, calling Christians to adoption, foster care and global orphan ministry.
More than 130 national and international organizations have joined forces in the Christian Alliance for Orphans to promote the campaign, including household names like Bethany Christian Services, Buckner, Focus on the Family, Show Hope and Family Life.
“Orphan Sunday calls the Church to make the Gospel visible,” said Jedd Medefind, President of the Christian Alliance for Orphans. “When Christians open their hearts and homes in adoption, foster care and global orphan ministry, we mirror the God who did the same for us.”
The website www.orphansunday.org serves as a hub for the campaign, offering event ideas, downloadable materials and ways individuals can partner with orphan-serving ministries to hold local events. The site also contains a map of the country that will highlight local events nationwide as they are scheduled.
There are more than 400,000 children in the foster system in the U.S. today, with over 100,000 waiting to be adopted. Globally, an estimated 17.8 million children have lost both parents. The Orphan Sunday campaign invites Christians to be God’s answer to these needs. “We set the lonely in families because God set us in His.”
You can preorder Grace Worship‘s ep, I’ll Sing Your Power to Save: Songs of Grace, Vol 1 and enjoy a listen to “There is a Fountain”, to boot! Please take a moment to ‘like’ Grace Worship on facebook and to share the track from Bandcamp. Thanks!
Many know that Grace’s worship is suffused with the retuned hymns of RUF and Indelible Grace. If you have some time, you can watch the story of Indelible Grace and learn what inspired this movement. And you’ll get to listen to some great music on the way…
A Fall Women’s Bible Study on 1 John will begin at 7pm on Wednesday, October 2 and meet weekly through November 20. Please see Kim Baum if you are interested or have any questions.
What is a dinner group? A dinner group is made up of 6-8 people who will join together for a meal or dessert. They are to meet 3 times over the next 3 months each family hosting a meal or event. Each group sets their own format; time, place, menu and/or event.
How does it work? Once you sign up, you will be assigned to a group. The leader from your group will contact you and others in the group to set up a schedule for time and places to meet.
What’s the purpose? We want to encourage fellowship within the Body of Christ at Grace and believe this format allows you a good opportunity to know, fellowship and pray with one another.
Are our children involved? That is up to each group. For example one of the events maybe a picnic somewhere and include children and another event maybe a meal without or with children. We want people to decide with their leader what is best.
Do I have to host a meal at my house? Here again we want to be flexible. You can host your time at a restaurant or pizza place (dutch treat of course). The host does not cook the whole meal only the main course. The group may decide to have all meals at one location and share the food preparation.
Do we have to have a meal? While the original intent was a meal we welcome creativity. Maybe we should say an Event Group. An event maybe roller skating, a game night, picnic, baseball game or a movie with popcorn at the church or a home.
Pretty sad to hear that the 20 year relationship between MTW and Fairmont, WV as a summer mission project destination has come to a close. Thank you for being a blessing!
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The first Grace Worship CD is moving along. Here’s the excerpt that was shared earlier this month.
GPC’s worship ministry is excited to announce the release of a cd of original music. Cost for the CD is $5. Songs on this cd are:
- Bless the Lord
- Rock of Ages
- Mountains of Mercy
- More Love to Thee O Christ
- There is a Fountain
- Great God of Wonders
YOU ARE SOMEBODY’S TYPE! The Bible tells us in Matthew 6:3 “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.” You may never know who receives your gift of life but what they will know is someone loved them enough that they gave their blood to make a difference.
Your opportunity to Give the Gift of Life is Saturday, August 31st at our Bi-Annual Blood Drive held at Fountain of Life Luther Church. We will once again be partnering with Fountain of Life to donate blood to the American Red Cross. Please sign up with Brea McClain for donating blood, food for the canteen, set up, clean up, or help with registration.