Email From the Pastor

Brothers & Sisters,

Last Sunday afternoon I was walking through an empty sanctuary after an amazing worship service with you. I had the distinct thought and feeling that came over me. I thought, “I really love this church.” Thank you for being who you are as a church. Thank you for being responsive to the Holy Spirit among us. The Lord is doing stuff!

Our Aliens & Exiles series appears to be connecting with our church on multiple levels. I’ve often had folks ask me how I decide to do a sermon or sermon series. In this case, I felt this series was appropriate for the season we are in as the church in America. I actually sensed the Lord’s leading in this direction before I began as Senior Pastor. 

I believe God is on the move and will continue to work in spectacular ways through this series. Remember that you can listen to our sermons online and share them with friends if you feel they would be helpful for others.

Some of you have expressed an interest to have deeper conversations regarding the content of the sermons. If that is something you’d like to be a part of, please consider joining a small group here at Grantham Church. Our small groups will soon be using discussion questions that I’ll provide as a springboard into further study. You can expect to see a greater emphasis on our small groups ministry in the future. If you’re not a part of an active small group and would like to be, please contact Ron and Barb Burwell, our Community Life Pastors, at rburwell@granthamchurch.orgor   

Finally, I wanted you to be aware that we are now hiring two support positions: an Operations Assistant and a Pastoral Assistant. Our very versatile and lone office assistant Melanie Schubert has recently accepted a job offer she couldn’t pass up. We are happy for her as it meets some of her personal goals and career aspirations. Please offer up your prayers and appreciation for the work Melanie has done for Grantham Church. She will be with us for three more weeks if you’d like to reach out to her here in the office.

If you’re interested in one of the two positions or know someone who might be a great addition to our team, please contact Dan Bisbee by phone at 717-766-0531 ext 6707 or by email at

I am praying for you. Please remain in prayer for Grantham Church and the good future God has planned for us.

Grace & Peace,

Pastor David

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