19 Jan Celebration and Renewal
Originally posted on January 14, 2003.
Times of celebration are great opportunities for renewal. When a couple celebrates a wedding anniversary, they often renew their love for one another. When athletes celebrate a victory, they renew their commitment to hard work to ensure another taste of success.
Grace Community Church is in a season of celebration. We are thankful for a ten-year history of the lavished goodness and grace of God. These years have seen highs and lows, and some steady times as well. Week by week and every step of the way, God’s grace has accompanied us, bringing us safe thus far and assuring us of His sufficiency to lead us home.
Grace looks forward as well. We are praying for God to come to us, meet with us, and renew our strength so we can walk into the future with faith and obedience. God is at work in His world. He rules His world with a strong arm and a heart of love. He calls us to join Him in His work. Church renewal brings fresh love for God and for people, and vision and energy for service in God’s kingdom. At Grace, we are praying for that kind of renewal from the hand of the Lord.
So, we’re looking back and thanking God for His grace to us in Christ Jesus. And we’re looking ahead, praying for more of the same!
We would love for you to join us in the journey of church renewal. If you are looking for a church, we invite you to worship with us on Sunday evenings, or to be a part of one of our small groups. The information you need to find us and to find out about us is on this web site. Feel free to contact us if we can serve you.
Hope to see you soon,
Scott Patty, pastor