April 9, 2021

Dear Grace of Christ Family,

It was a glorious time of worship this past Sunday as we celebrated the Resurrection of Christ.  It is truly a joy to now welcome more people in person, as we gather together for both expressions of worship at 9am and 11am.

As we move into Spring, we will continue to consider what it means to BELIEVE.  As the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 10.9: “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and BELIEVE in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Throughout the month of April, we will continue in chapters 20 and 21 in the Gospel of John.  John 20.31 says: “These are written so that you may BELIEVE that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”  In a society and culture where the Church is being considered “non-essential”, it’s an opportunity for God’s people to proclaim: “We Believe!”  In a society and culture where Christians are being challenged and confronted about what they believe, and perhaps even questioning their own faith, we need to be reminded of the words to Thomas, one of His disciples: “Do not disbelieve, but BELIEVE.”

Some believe that the institution of the Church is going to become obsolete in the coming years.  Even now many churches are having to close their doors.  Yet, I believe the Church is going to come back stronger than before – not as an institution, but as a people and a movement. I sense it already happening here at Grace of Christ.  

I invite you to join us, not just on Sunday mornings, but throughout the week as God begins to breathe new life into what may have become dry and weary bones.  Join us as Holy Spirit begins to put the wind in our sails, and as God guides us through perhaps some of the most uncharted waters His people have every gone through before.

I look forward to being together again this Sunday. One of the highlights, and the evidence of God being on the move, is that we are excited to introduce Sarah Huck as our new Family Ministries Director. Welcome her with us this Sunday, and come alongside her in prayer, as she begins this new season of life and ministry. She is already making plans for how and when to increase what our children experience on Sunday mornings.  Be praying about how you might be able to participate in raising up this next generation of God’s family.

Because of Christ, and in His Grace,
Pastor Bill