“Your strong love for each other will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:35 Living Bible (TLB)

“Our relationship with each other is the criterion that the world uses to judge whether our message is truthful—Christian community is the final apologetic.” Francis Schaeffer

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Gratitude: Cornerstone of Generosity Workshop

Saturday, February 11th from 10 Am until 4 PM

The purpose of this workshop is: to help people catch the vision of living generous lives to fund the Great Commission in our generation. There are segments on Gratitude, What the Bible says about money from both Old and New Testaments, Giving Joyfully and Generously, and Creating an Environment for Joyful Giving.

The church is the body of Christ, and each one of us has a place in fulfilling the Great Commission. Everything we do ought to be directly connected to that mission, including the use of money. The more clearly we can make this seen, the more likely people will catch the vision of living generous lives.”

Rev Vander Tuig is a very engaging and entertaining speaker with a passion for growing the body of Christ. He was here last June and gave a workshop for the congregation and another for the council. He left leaving us wanting to hear more – the sign of a good speaker.

Nursery will be available.

Grace Missions is pleased to announce that our own Michelle Pettet is going on a mission trip to El Progresso Guatemala through her college Concordia Irvine Ca. during her spring break. Here is her support letter.

12/20/16

Hello Friends
My name is Michelle Pettet and I am currently a sophomore at Concordia University of Irvine. I am majoring in biology and pre-med. I am super excited to announce that I am going with a team of 15 to Guatemala on March 4th for a mission trip. During this trip we will be engaging with the people of El Progresso to share Christ’s love by participating in Bible studies and building relationships with the village youth.

When I am in El Progresso, I’ll experience a new environment with new people and surroundings. I believe this trip will allow me to open up my eyes and experience what God has for me with the people of Guatemala. I am thrilled to see God change the lives of so many different people, including mine during this trip.

While God has opened up a door for me to develop a greater heart of compassion for his people around the world the exciting part is that you will be able to share this compassion in several ways. First, you can pray for me and my fellow team. We will need prayers that God will prepare us for our visit and bless our efforts as we minister to the people of El Progresso. We will also need prayers that our financial needs will be met. At this time we need to raise $1800 for the entire trip. I will need $750 to cover for the airfair by Jan. 27th, then I will have to pay $1050 by February 24th know this is a lot, but I know that can be met.

While I am extremely excited about this upcoming trip this spring. I know I cannot accomplish this task alone. I am asking you to please support with your prayers throughout these couple of months as I prepare for and participate in this mission trip.

I am also asking that you be a part of this mission trip by investing in my life and the lives of the people that I will have the opportunity to meet in El Progresso.
During the next several weeks, I will be working very hard to raise the finances to go to this mission trip. I need to cover the entire cost of my trip. I need to cover the entire cost of my trip through the generosity of others, as well as through the fundraising work I do.

Thank you so much for your consideration. Your prayers and support throughout the next months are greatly appreciated!

My God bless you richly!
Michelle Pettet
Grace is supporting Michelle in her mission trip. If you can help support Michelle we ask that you make your check to Grace Lutheran and put in the memo for “Guatemala mission”. A check can be mailed to the church, or dropped off at the office as well as during a church service. Donations can also be made through GoFundMe.

God bless, Maria De Rush Missions/Service

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