Welcome to Grace Presbyterian Church!

2012RandyEdwardsED2Grace 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

The Second Sunday of Advent

What a lovely surprise with this Advent snow this weekend! Though the disruption to our plans and routine can be frustrating, these are the moments when we hear the Lord ask us the question, “Where are you?” Our theme for Sunday morning was, “Love”.

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© Asher McClain 2017

(I can’t help thinking that the pyrography may have been a little prophetic. The snow hanging on the pine trees in Asher’s wood burning is mirrored out the church’s west window.)

We looked at Genesis 22 and Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac. Adah’s portrait captures the moment when the Angel of the Lord calls out to Abraham in verses 11 and 12,

“But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, ‘Abraham, Abraham!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ He said, Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.'”

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© Adah Freeman 2017

Lastly, Michael Kuehn shared a new song written for this occassion. You may listen via the Soundcloud player below, and the lyrics are included for you to follow along.

© Michael Kuehn 2017

© Asher McClain 2017
© Adah Freeman 2017
© Michael Kuehn 2017
All Rights Reserved

GPC Weekend Event Changes

There are a number of changes to activities this weekend, and I want to update you on what has changed.
  1. Per our inclement weather policy there will be no Adult Sunday School December 10th.
  2. Worship will be held at 10:30am for those able to travel safely. The church sidewalks are clear and have been treated.
  3. The Ladies’ Tea rescheduled for Sunday has been cancelled.
  4. The Mission’s Luncheon which was to follow the worship service has been cancelled.
  5. Repeat the Sounding Joy has been postponed till December 17 at 6:00pm.

The First Sunday in Advent

With Advent, GPC begins a new church calendar year. GPC is entering into the Advent season of preparation in a number of ways.

Firstly, new banners have been created and installed in the sanctuary. GPC is so blessed to have gifted and generous needle workers. Thank you Gail and Linda for your beautiful work. (Fun fact: Gail and Linda also teamed up last year to make the beautiful paraments which are displayed as well).


In addition, several artists have been working together to create a multi-media exhibit centered our Sunday morning theme: Where Are You? The installation of the exhibit will progress each Sunday as we imaginatively walk to Bethlehem.

Adah Freeman, is a gifted portrait artist, who has drawn an image of the complexity of the news of Genesis 3:15 in which we see both the shame of sin and the hope of redemption in this portrait, Adam and Eve.

Asher McClain is doing a wonderful job capturing each week’s theme with pyrography. Below is his first creation based on this week’s theme, Hope. See how he pictures the tree from which springs the hope of restoration.

Pastor Edwards is writing some poetry on each week’s theme. You may read his first poem on his blog, Backward Mutters.

Lastly, GPC Worship Leader, Michael Kuehn, has been writing beautiful lyrics and music for the Advent exhibit. His first piece, “Adam,” takes us into the beauty of creation, the tragedy of ruin, and the hope of redemption. Here are his lyrics.

You may listen to a recording of the song via the player below.


We hope you will join us as we prepare to celebrate God with Us as we walk to Bethlehem.

Pyrography, “Hope” © Asher McClain 2017
Portrait “Adam and Eve” © Adah Freeman 2017
Lyrics and Music, “Adam” © Michael Kuehn 2017
All Rights Reserved.

Ashes to Eternity Exhibit

GPC’s Ashes to Eternity Lent to Easter exhibit, reception, and discussion is set for Sunday, April 30 at 6pm in the church foyer. Come see and hear artists: Jennifer Edwards, Randy Edwards, and Asher McClain share their work. A brochure containing high definition images as well as a compilation of all the poetry and artwork explanations is available for download HERE. Hope to see you there.

But on the first day…

What a full week of remembering and walking together with Jesus through Passion Week. Here are a few pictures of this week’s installments of Ashes to Eternity. Aren’t they beautiful?After the devastation of Good Friday when the Son of Man died and the Temple curtain rent, our Saturday is spent coming to terms with what happened. Then we have this wonderful sentence from Luke, “But on the first day of the week…” (Luke 24:1). I am so grateful to all who have made this week special, and tomorrow?