Category Archives: Pastor’s Blog

New Sermon Series

This Sunday we begin a new series which will continue through the fall on the book of Deuteronomy. The book of Deuteronomy was the foundation beneath the revivals under kings Hezekiah and Josiah, and it was the theological center of the prophet’s preaching. You would not be wrong to say that Deuteronomy is the heart of the Old Testament. But it does not stop there. Deuteronomy holds the heart of Jesus’ preaching too. I am looking forward to this series which I’ve titled With All Our Heart in which we will be looking at what a heart of devotion looks like but in which we also will see the love of God. This week we will be looking at verses 1:1-5 and four things you need to know about Deuteornomy.

Grace Sundays

As the school year gets underway activities for children, youth, and adults resume. Check out Grace Kernersville’s Church Center Page and see what events are taking place and what is on the calendar. There are small groups for adults which meet during the week. There will be a Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study beginning September 7 at 7pm. Grace Kids and Youth begin meeting on Sunday, September 11 at 4:30pm, and there is more.

Download a printable flyer. HERE.

Carryout for Cougars

In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina, Grace Kernersville provides weekend backpack meals for students in need. This Summer, the food program called, Carryout for Cougars BackPack Food Program, received a $1500 grant from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed Cash Elementary Children. Grace is using the gift to provide students non-perishable food items for weekend breakfasts and lunches.

Thank you Food Lion and the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation!

You may sign up to help pack and deliver backpacks through the school year via the Church Center App

Behind the Curtain

Teaching Elder Tim Brieaddy has been doing an excellent job teaching on the book of Revelation. Revelation is a look behind the veil of circumstance and appearance into the reality of the cosmos as it really is. In the real world, Jesus, the lion-lamb who is worthy, who has been given all authority, and who bears the marks of being slain, rules over all creation.

I would like to invite you to join us at 9:30am as we continue to peak behind the curtain on Sunday mornings to hear about the best news one can every hear.

Resources for Rev Brieaddy’s class are available via link in this week’s e-newsletter.

Below is a helpful summary of where we’ve been and where we are headed.

Jail Break!

Grace’s summer Vacation Bible School is breaking out in July and this year’s theme is, Jail Break!

Join in July 15-17 for a family oriented weekend where we will learn more about the good news that sets us free. Activities will be Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Sunday evening. Grace’s Sunday morning children’s ministry will focus on the theme as well.

You may register and rsvp for the weekend and meals via Planning Center HERE.

Volunteers are also needed. You may sign up to volunteer HERE.

Summer Potlucks in the Pavilion

Sunday, June 12 is Trinity Sunday, and we also are continuing this year’s Potluck in the Pavilion from 6:00-7:30pm. This Sunday sandwiches and chips will be provided. Come enjoy a meal, the outside, and one another’s company. Bring a dessert if you like, or bring two! :-) Hope to see you there!

“Goodbye to the Mortgage, Jim!”

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 1st at 6:00pm. We are planning a BBQ celebration picnic to give thanks to God for His abundant provision and to ‘say goodbye to the mortgage!’

Please RSVP in Church Center. Grace will be providing the sides, but if you are able to help provide a pork shoulder (Boston Butt) or two and/or rubs and sauces, please sign up for those as well. 

You may RSVP HERE.

Holy Week at Grace Kernersville

Holy Week begins Sunday, April 10. Here is what is going on at Grace Kernersville.

What is Holy Week?

Holy Week refers to the week which begins with Palm Sunday and concludes on Easter Sunday during which the church remembers the events and words spoken by Jesus twenty centuries ago.

Why participate in Holy Week services?

As I’ve celebrated Easter over the years, it has grown increasingly difficult to capture all that Easter means during a single worship service on Easter Sunday. Emotionally, it feels like too much to take in: the anticipation at the meal on Thursday evening, the shock of the betrayal, denial, and abandonment, the devastation on Golgotha, the finality at the tomb on Friday, the silence of Saturday, and the thunderstruck hope and joy on Sunday. This year we will remember the events of Holy Week by celebrating Palm (or Passion) Sunday, Holy (or Maundy) Thursday, Good Friday (Tenebrae), and Resurrection (or Easter) Sunday. Both Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday will be celebrated during our regular worship times. In addition, we will hold special services on Thursday and Friday evening from 7-8pm.

What are the services?

  • Holy (Maundy) Thursday (7 pm on April 14)Sundown on Holy Thursday begins the Triduum (tree-do-‘em) or “three days.” Holy Thursday is oftentimes referred to as Maundy which is taken from the Latin “mandatum” or “commandment.” After washing his disciples’ feet and instituting the Lord’s Supper, Jesus told his disciples, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another (John 13:34).” On Holy Thursday, we will gather and recount Jesus’ last words to his disciples. Unlike previous years, we will not celebrate the Lord’s Supper, but we will wait until Easter Morning to receive the sacrament. The service concludes with recalling the betrayal of Jesus by Judas Iscariot.
  • Kernersville Cross Walk. The 31st Good Friday Crosswalk will take place on April 15. Walkers gather in the Food Lion parking lot at 617 N. Main St. at 11:30am and depart at 12:00pm on a silent walk to Mt. Gur Cemetery. This event is sponsored by the Kernersville Christian Minister’s Fellowship
  • Good Friday or Tenebrae (7 pm on April 15). Tenebrae is Latin for “shadows.”  During the Good Friday service we will remember Jesus’ last words, his crucifixion, and death.
  • Resurrection (Easter) Sunday at the Picnic Shelter (10:30am on April 17)Resurrection Sunday celebrates the truth that the tomb was empty because the Lord Jesus had conquered sin and death by rising from dead. Jesus’ resurrection confirms for us that he is the Son of God, that he accomplished the work of saving his own, and that we too share in the hope of the resurrection and the promise of new life by our faith in him. There will be a children’s Easter Egg Hunt following the worship service on Sunday.

Crisis in Ukraine

Grace Kernersville is working with our denomination’s Mission to the World to support and pray for those who are ministering to and suffering on account of the Russian invasion of their country.

You may learn more about what MTW is doing via the link HERE. You may also see their most recent prayer update HERE.