Hello Brothers & Sisters,
Summer is in the bag and I’m looking forward to what God has in store for us this fall at Grantham Church.
Sunday is the official kickoff for our Fall 2019 Ministries! Be sure to check out the ministries brochure and consider how the Spirit is calling you to engage with our church family. On top of many exciting ministry opportunities, including the fresh return of our mid-week Community Meal, you will notice in the back of the brochure that there is a summary of our fall sermon series, Spiritual and Religious, which begins next Sunday, September 15. I’m really excited about this one! Do you have any unchurched neighbors? Any of them skeptical of religion? Invite them to join us for this new series.
This coming Sunday I will be preaching a message entitled Ask, Seek, Knock. These are the words that Jesus uses in Matthew 7:7-12, as he encourages us to be intentional about deepening our faith as disciples. Therefore, as we enter into the fall and discern how God is leading us, we want to ready our hearts and prepare our hands for ministry. It’s a fitting way to enter a new season. I hope that you will come eager to worship and remain open to how the Spirit wants to move among us in the sanctuary this Sunday.
Also, I want to remind you to be aware that all of our college students will be back with us at Grantham this weekend. Please give them a warm welcome. Some of them will be returning students, but there will no doubt be incoming freshman who are looking for a church home. In addition, there is a college picnic immediately following the service for students, staff, and those who work with them in our congregation. Please pray for our interactions at the picnic as we minister to college students and invite them into what God is doing at Grantham Church.
Finally, I want to thank all those who have agreed to volunteer for various ministries this fall. If it weren’t for you, we would not be able to sustain the work of the church. I sincerely mean that. May God bless all of you who joyfully give of your time, treasure, and talents to further the mission and vision of Grantham Church, as we seek to be an intergenerational, convergent, third way congregation.
See you this Sunday in worship!
Grace & Peace,
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