Grace Weekly

 

  1. COMBINED ADULT EQUIPPING HOUR-STARTS SUNDAY
  2. Sunday August 7, 14 and 21, 11:00 a.m., MTH

    The Rev. Dr. Mike Johnson will be leading our combined Adult Equipping Hour on August 7, 14, and 21. He will equip us to be intentional about discipleship that is Christ-centered, and done well.

    Over the past several years, you have heard phrases like “becoming fully formed disciples” and “equipping disciples to make disciples." This is the heartbeat and vision for the people of Grace. We want to live into the mission that Jesus gave followers. Yet, we know that discipleship is a journey, not a status or a destination. It is our prayer and in our planning to help each of us step more fully into a fruitful journey of discipleship with Jesus as we live together in life and faith as a congregation.

    Rev. Dr. Mike Johnson is about the vibrancy of disciples and their local churches. Over the last twenty years he has focused on the formation of people through innovating, creating, writing, coaching and teaching.

    Fifteen years ago he planted the ministry Ascending Leaders. Ascending Leaders’ mission is to be churches’ Best Discipleship Ally. Ascending Leaders has a strong track record of long-term success with churches through a stages perspective on discipleship and a layered coaching approach.

    In 2004 Mike received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Seminary. Prior to this he worked as a Christian Reformed church planter and pastor in Missouri City, Texas.

    Mike and his wife make their home in Sugar Land, Texas. Their two children are married and live in the area (and most employed in education or the church world), providing Mike and his wife with two local toddler grandchildren to disciple. Mike and his family enjoy the hobbies of old home rehabilitation and entrepreneurial business projects, that also serve as mission. 


  3. BACK TO SCHOOL BLESSINGS
  4. It’s Back to School time! Please stop by the Back to School table in the Connection Center on Sunday August 7 and August 14 to hear about Back to School serving opportunities.

    Donate School Supplies and Backpacks-now through August 14

    Help Grace and Friends of Westchase love our neighboring students and teachers this fall by donating school supplies and/or backpacks. You can conveniently purchase HERE or at the Back to School table on Sunday mornings for $20 each and then join us after worship on August 14 as we Stuff A Bus with supplies, uniforms and shoes for our partnering schools.

    Stuff a Bus - Sunday, August 14 

    Immediately following worship before the equipping hour we will "Stuff a Bus" with school supplies, uniforms and shoes for our neighboring partner elementary and middle schools. There will be music, popsicles and an assembly line from the Welcome Center to the Plaza to the parking lot where an empty bus will be waiting for our Grace family to fill it up with back to school blessings. 

    Immunization Fair and Prayer Walk - August 17 

    Join us at Walnut Bend Elementary to help with our annual Immunization Fair. During this event, we will distribute school supplies to families in the community and spend time praying for the students in Westchase. Meet at 8 a.m. at Walnut Bend Elementary. Please RSVP to Kristy Elmore.

    Student Mentoring - Sunday, August 28, 12:30 p.m. OR Wednesday, August 30th, 11:00 a.m. 

    Join us for lunch and learn more about becoming a mentor at Emerson Elementary, Walnut Bend Elementary or Paul Revere Middle School! We'll meet in the 3rd Floor conference room to discuss timing, expectations, and hear some incredible stories about being transformational in the life of a student. Please RSVP to Kristy Elmore by Friday, August 26.  

    Bless A Teacher - August 

    Teachers loved being connected with a prayer partner last year! This year, we hope to do even more to support and bless the teachers at Emerson Elementary, Walnut Bend Elementary and Paul Revere Middle School. Please consider signing up to be a prayer partner - we will gather after equipping hour quarterly to do something fun and special to bless the teachers this year (ie, snack bags, school supplies surprises, etc.) Sign up at the Back to School Table on Sundays July 24-August 14th or email Kristy Elmore for more information.


  5. ICE CREAM SOCIAL
  6. Monday, August 15, 2-4 p.m., MTH

    Mark your calendars for the annual Ice Cream Social hosted by the Women of Grace. Join us for a silent auction to benefit Children's ministries, raffle items, games and of course a lot of ice cream! It's the perfect pre-Back To School outing for families, and who doesn't need ice cream on a Monday afternoon? See you in Massey Tucker Hall for a "sweet" time, no RSVP necessary so bring some friends. 



LIVING WATER MISSION TRIPS ARE BACK!

November 6-12, 2022

We are so excited that the Living Water International mission trips are back and Grace is on the move again globally in the mission field! This is a life-changing trip to the Dominican Republic, see the details below. 

Trip Destination: Dominican Republic with a 12-person team

Trip Description: On a Living Water trip, you’ll witness the transformational power of water firsthand as you drill or repair a water well, teach sanitation and hygiene lessons, and share God’s love with the community. You’ll form friendships as you serve alongside our in-country staff and community members to provide water, for life, in Jesus’ name!

For more information visit https://water.cc/going/

Trip Contact: Reach out to Ethan Tritt @ ejtritt@gmail.com or stop by the Living Water trip table on Sunday with questions or to make a commitment for the trip. There is a background check with a nominal fee that is required and not covered by the trip fee. Commitments and deposits will need to be turned in by August 24th.


LIVESTREAM WORSHIP INFORMATION

Livestream Worship and Scripture

If you are out of town or unable to join us for in-person worship this week, please see below to join us online via livestream HERE.  

This week's scripture reading is 1 Samuel 17:32-50Please take a moment to read the scripture and prepare your heart for this week's message.


WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT FROM PASTOR JULIA

Every week Julia shares a short mid-week message that includes a Word of Encouragement. It is posted on the Grace Presbyterian Church facebook page and you may access it HERE. You do not need a Facebook account to see the message. Praying that you have a great week and see you Sunday morning! 


SAVE THE DATE

Sundays, August 7, 14, 21

Combined Adult Equipping Hour

Sunday, August 14

Stuff The Bus with school supplies

Monday, August 15

Women of Grace Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, August 17

Immunization Fair and Prayer at Walnut Bend

Sunday, August 28

State of Grace

Sunday, September 11

Fall Ministry Launch

Sunday, September 25

Sacraments & Sundaes

Friday-Saturday, September 30-Oct 1

Marriage Retreat

Sunday, October 2

World Communion Sunday

Friday, October 21-Sunday, October 23

High School Retreat

Sunday, October 30

Trunk or Treat


WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING AT GRACE?

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  • Equip - ministry groups and events for Adults, Children, and Students
  • Serve - opportunities for members to serve our communities
  • Together - news and updates about the people and friends of Grace

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