January 1 2021 – Update from PJ + Mary
When we began 2020, none of us had a clue it would turn out the way it did. Yet, we serve the One who knows “the future before it even happens.” Our Lord is the only who can say, “I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me” (Isaiah 46:9-10). How great to know we belong to him, and are loved by him. Mary and I touch on that theme in this week’s 3-minute video as we begin the new year.
We’re praying we can get a strong start as 2021 launches and that God will use our gifts to transform individuals, families, neighborhoods, and even the nations of the world. May we all know Jesus better and see him at work in our lives–and through our church–in new ways. Thanks for praying, serving, and giving. If you’d like to make a year-end gift, or catch up on your tithe, here are the ways you can participate:
This Sunday I begin a new series, “Meeting with God.” We’ll also have communion in each of our services. Hope you can join us, whether onsite or online. Also, adult classes resume, and a number of great new options will begin next Wednesday, January 6 (7pm). See the full list here. One option: the Conquer Series is a cinematic teaching series to offer men proven principles and practical tools to be a warrior against pornography and walk with sexual integrity, including small groups designed to be a safe environment for men to receive biblical discipleship.
That’s our heart, to be more like Jesus and live in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Love from all of us Schaeffers!
Pastor Jonathan Schaeffer
Senior Pastor, Grace Church