Email From the Pastor

Hello Brothers & Sisters,

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in August. I hope you enjoy the final month of summer.

This past Sunday we had yet another meaningful worship service. I heard from several of you in attendance that it was a blessing. Thank you for sharing how the Spirit ministered to your hearts. I want to encourage you to share your edifying thoughts with our new Worship Arts Pastor. If you’re able, please take a moment and bless Dave Perry with an email expressing your appreciation for how he has led us in the past few weeks. Pastor Dave can be reached at or by phone at 717-766-0531, ext. 7078.

If you missed the sermon, I invited us to consider how Jesus offers us his joy over the worries and anxieties of the world. You can now listen to Living with Joy and access the slides, bulletin, and small group discussion questions at our website. Remember that you can also subscribe and follow the sermons at the Grantham Church Podcast via iTunes.

Here are a few other reminders as we make our way through August and approach the beginning of our fall ministries:

Sunday, August 13:  
Baptism class @ 9:00 am – contact church office for more info
Special Speaker Todd Allen in worship @ 10:30 am
Evening event, The Civil Rights Movement: Then & Now, at HBIC starting @ 5:30 pm

Monday, August 14:  
Start date for Matt Bushoven, our new Youth & Young Adult Pastor!

Sunday, August 20:  
Baptismal Service at the Yellow Breeches following our morning service in the sanctuary

Sunday, August 27:  
Welcoming Luncheon for Matt Bushoven, all college students return

Sunday, September 10:  
Kick off our fall sermon series and fall ministries, including our new sermon-based small groups!

Sunday, September 24:
Discover Grantham Church class begins for those interested in membership and/or learning about us (stay tuned for details)

If you’re in town this Sunday, I hope that you will join us for congregational worship. We are designing a Christ-centered service that will focus our attention on the beauty of the God revealed in Jesus. Unfortunately, many Christians haven’t let Jesus fully reveal God’s true character. That’s no small error, since this is the whole point of the New Testament, and that our portrait of God is the most important thing about us. Jesus is what God is like and what God has always been like, and will always be like. I will be expounding on this truth in a sermon entitled, The God Who Looks Like Jesus

Until then, I pray that you’re walking in the Spirit and abiding in the Lord’s love. May God continue to bless Grantham Church as we trust in him to lead us.

Grace & Peace,

Pastor David