Nov 28 2011

Christmas Series at Grace Place

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The Christmas series at Grace Place starting this weekend is called “MESSIAH: The Gospel According to Isaiah.” We will look at prophecies in Isaiah that accurately foretold the coming Messiah’s birth, ministry, message, death, resurrection, and final triumph. During the month of December we will be inspired by portraits of the Messiah as: Perfect King, Suffering Servant, Mighty Conqueror, and Light of the Nations. Bring your Bibles with you!


Nov 23 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Dear Grace Place Family and Friends,

I hope you have a festive and grateful holiday.

Two quick reminders:

1. Tom Ewing (recording artist, song writer, anointed worship leader, pastor, mentor) is our guest worship leader and speaker this Sunday to conclude our “Wired for Worship” series. If you are in town DON’T MISS IT! I couldn’t think of a better crescendo for this series. There is no Thursday night service this week, due to the holiday, so Sunday will likely be packed. Come early and please move to the middle and try not to leave empty seats.
2. If you are at the grocery store before Sunday, pick up some extra canned foods for those in need. We need piles of canned food to show up this weekend for helping feed needy families through Christmas in Berthoud. Extra will go to restock the shelves of House of Neighborly Services. Bring bags of canned goods with you to church if you can.

We have so much to be thankful for and even when we have stress and trouble going on in our lives praising the Lord lifts our spirits. Remember, Jesus offers you a great exchange if you will take it—“a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair” (Isaiah 61:3).

With much love,
Clay


Nov 2 2011

PULPIT EXCHANGE

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Grace Place Family and Friends,

I want you to know about a special weekend coming up. On Sunday, November 6, I will be trading pulpits with Jonathan Wiggins, Senior Pastor of Resurrection Fellowship. Jonathan and I have become friends over the past couple years and we both have a desire to see churches in Northern Colorado working together in a spirit of unity and cooperation. This pulpit exchange speaks loudly of our desire. This idea was initiated by Jonathan when he asked me to come do a message about our adoption story. I will be speaking at all four services at Resurrection Fellowship: Saturday, Nov. 5, 4:00 & 6:00 PM; and Sunday, Nov. 6, 8:30 & 10:30 AM.

Jonathan, due to a previous conflict, is unable to be at Grace Place on Thursday night (Nov. 3), but will be speaking on Sunday, (Nov. 6) at 8:45 & 10:45 AM. I hope many of you who normally attend on Thursday, will shift to Sunday for one week (especially the early service) so that you can hear Jonathan. He will be talking about some compelling lessons he learned from reaching out to the artist at the center of the art controversy in Loveland that became national news last year. Don’t miss it! For those who have not heard Selene and my story of the amazing miracle that God did in Ukraine enabling us to adopt Julia, or who want to hear the latest update on that ongoing story, I will present the same message at the Thursday night service (Nov. 3) that I will be bringing to Resurrection Fellowship on Sat./Sun. I would love to see you at Grace Place on Thursday night or at Rez on Saturday night, but if you only go to church once next weekend, make it Sunday at Grace Place to hear Jonathan. I love his heart and ministry style, and want you to hear him.