by Pastor Lisa Martin
Hello and Merry Christmas!
What a joy it is to celebrate the birth of our Savior!
I have a childhood memory I would like to share with you. Both my grandparents knew Christ and I had a close relationship with both of them. I watched them age over the years living a simple and peaceful life. When I was 17 years old, my grandparents entered the hospital within one month of each other, my grandmother with pneumonia and my grandfather with a broken hip. My mother and I would take turns being there at meal times to be certain they were eating properly. I knew their health was failing, but my hope was for them to return to their home.
by Pastor Bob Oettinger
As a young boy, Thanksgiving was just about my favorite holiday; it was second only to Christmas. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, pumpkin pie, family and friends… and the list goes on. Back then I did not have much of an understanding of the significance of that day; I knew only that it had something to do with Pilgrims fleeing religious persecution and some Indians befriending them. As time went on I realized that there was so much more.
Our Journey is a generosity campaign that has begun on September 29th 2013, and still continues today. Pledge cards and other information will be placed here soon.
This area of the website currently serves two purposes.
Each of the 5 Week Handout Fill-Ins are now published. These are the “answers” for the fill-in-the-blank sections of the magazine.
Also, as a powerful reminder of prayer, published below is the section from the magazine regarding Our Prayer Journey. Click the buttons below based on the content you are searching for.
It is the purpose and sincere intention of the leadership of The Church of Grace and Peace to recognize and celebrate those faithful servants who have dedicated their lives to serve in the kingdom of heaven.
This month we recognize a very special person and it is my personal honor and privilege to present to you our brother Gary Wilson as our divine servant of the month. Gary, his wife Cristina and their 3 daughters have been part of our family at Grace and Peace since 1998.
Gary has served in our Parking Lot Ministry and also in our Lakewood Outreach Ministry for several years. In addition to Gary greeting us with a smile in the morning as we drive onto the property, he is also part of the Multimedia Ministry, serving on Wednesdays and Sundays at all 3 services. Gary has been a very special and important part of our Hispanic Ministry since the beginning. I personally have to recognize and be grateful for the faithful servant’s heart and the sweet and tender spirit the Lord has given to Gary, my dear friend and brother in Christ.
Thank You, Jesus, for blessing us with Gary’s presence in our church family! Brother we love you, thank you, and deeply appreciate you.
by Pastor Jim Wehrer
Well Grace and Peace, “Journey” has begun and it is an exciting time for us as a congregation as we allow ourselves to dream about and align ourselves with all that God has in store for us in the future! I truly believe that in Christ, the local church is the hope of the world! It stands as a lighthouse, hospital and loving community of righteousness that brings God’s healing, salvation and restoration to the world.