A Note from PJ
Are you going to watch any of the coronation ceremonies happening across the pond today? It all seems a bit foreign to most of us but there’s obviously a lot of interest across our country in what takes place in the royal family. When King Charles III is crowned, the first words spoken to him will be from a child:
Your Majesty, as children of the Kingdom of God
we welcome you in the name of the King of Kings.
The King will answer: In his name, and after his example, I come not to be served but to serve.
The official commentary to the Coronation Service also notes that the King will be presented with a Bible before any other regalia. The presenter will say: “To keep you ever mindful of the law and the Gospel of God as the Rule for the whole life and government of Christian Princes, receive this Book, the most valuable thing that this world affords. Here is Wisdom. This is the royal Law. These are the lively Oracles of God.” Whatever you think about the royal family, we can be grateful that there is a recognition that the Lord Jesus is the King of Kings and his Word–the Bible–is “the most valuable” gift we could receive.
If you would like to join us in our Bible reading plan this year, you can access the daily guide here. Our desire is that the Bible has a central place in our daily lives, guiding us to know and follow Jesus.
You’ll see below those who have recently experienced the passing of a family member, or welcomed a new treasure into their family. Would you take a moment and ask the Lord to show his kindness to each one?
I’m at the Men’s Retreat at Beulah Beach today; we appreciate your prayers for a high-impact time! And, this Monday is the final Ladies Latte of the season. Finally, I’m thankful for the faithful giving at Grace. We’ll share impact stories at our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 16.
Grace Church giving Year-to-date (4/30/23)
Local Ministry 105% of budget
Global Ministry 78% of budget
Building Fund 79% of budget
Hope to see you soon!