Good evening, Grace Church!

Tomorrow is going to be a special day at Grace Church. First, our Bible studies begin at 9:45am. There is a class for everyone. Catherine Ricks and others also provide a great nursery to care for our babies as well. These classes provide tremendous opportunities for fellowship and for making new friends. Most of you know that I was not raised in church, but my spiritual growth was definitely impacted by the new friends that the Lord brought into my life. Secondly, we will be dedicating two babies during the Worship Service at 11:00am. These are always special services for the families involved. My message will be coming from Psalm 127. It’s a short passage with a huge emphasis on the home and family. I know the Lord is going to use it to touch hearts tomorrow. Please pray for Brian and Rebecca Danihel and Brandon and Natalie Gay as we share in this special time together.

Psalm 127:1-5 Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, To sit up late, To eat the bread of sorrows; For so He gives His beloved sleep. Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.

Here are some prayer requests from our church family along with a few others: Prayers are needed for many of these brothers and sisters. JB and Elsie Nichols, Billy and Sandra Peede, Cindy Day (home now), Amber Williford and family (Pastor Chuck had this service Friday), Hope is Alive Home, Dylan Clem (HIA leader-HIA 10 Year Anniversary), Lynn Garland job, AWANA beginning in late August, Missionary Carmen Moyer coming home in September, Tom and Patti Mesing , Pat Colston, Zain Revels, Mike Kuntz (Home in PA. now), Beverly Myers cancer (very serious), Jerry Long, Katie Zeller, Jenny Vangritus (cancer), Todd Simpson job, New DivorceCare Class begins 9-5-23, wisdom for Faith Promise Missions Team working with our missionaries. I’m sure I’ve missed some. Prayers for Sunday’s teaching and preaching ministry are always desired and appreciated. You do not know everyone mentioned here, but pray for them as if you did know them. I’ll guarantee you they will appreciate every prayer offered on their behalf.

Just one more note! We have such a wonderful open door to reach our friends at Hope is Alive. This is their TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. Dylan Clem is in Oklahoma for their celebration. Our Faith Promise Missions Team is now supporting this good work. I appreciate so much their efforts in overseeing our missionary work. What a great team!!!

Enjoy your evening and pray for the Lord’s blessings on our church family and friends tomorrow.

For Jesus’ Sake!

Mike and Cheryl <><