Hi friend–

I hope you’re already enjoying this holiday weekend, and that you’ll have memorable time with family or friends. We can thank the Lord for the many brave people who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation so that we may continue to live in freedom.

Tomorrow we will remember the incredible sacrifice made by Jesus as we have communion together in our services. And I’ll give the next message in our series, “Connect: Building strong relationships in a lonely world.”

One thing to get on your calendar is the Reclaim Conference we are hosting at Grace Oct. 18-19. It is designed for men and women (ages 15+), single, married, widowed or divorced. Jackie Hill Perry, Julie Slattery and others will be speaking on the theme Surrendered Sexuality, focusing on what true transformation looks like and how becoming a new creation in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17) impacts a person’s sex life. For special Grace Church pricing, use the code GRACEEARLYBIRD (ends tomorrow, May 26!). Registration details are here.

One of the ways to keep up with various areas of Grace Church is to sign up for one of our 15+ newsletters. I was so impressed with the recent Global Outreach newsletter and how it helped show the opportunities in that area. And, if you’re looking for something to listen to in the car or on a walk, check out the podcasts available. A recent episode on the Making Peace & Beyond Podcast was really insightful.

Whatever you are experiencing or feeling today, may you have the confidence that God sees you and loves you. Here’s a wonderful reminder from this week’s Bible reading:

Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. Psalm 55:22

-Jonathan