Note from PJ – February 20

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Note from PJ – February 20

Hi Friends,

Have these past couple of years presented some new challenges with family, friendships, and teammates?
I’m grateful for the example of Jesus and the insights of his Word and look forward to the second part of our message on Relational Wisdom this Sunday.

“Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.” – Psalm 40:5

We can’t count all the ways He is at work, but I’ll mention a few!

150 students attended the Grace YOUTH retreat last weekend. One leader said: “God is really working in the kids’ lives, especially in the areas of identity and worth.”

30+ adults attended the Alpha Retreat this Saturday. As they spent time with their Alpha online friends, they learn more about how the Holy Spirit works in our lives.

Something worth celebrating: Several individuals recently put their trust in Jesus. 19 people will be getting baptized tomorrow!

Today’s message: “The Hard Side of Love.” We’ll be looking at how we can reflect the Father’s heart in difficult relationships.

A couple of books that have been helpful to me in this topic: Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Dr. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, and Love Must Be Tough: New Hope for Marriages in Crisis by Dr. James C. Dobson

GO Week is just ahead on the horizon!

Don’t forget to sign up for any events with registration. Olmsted Falls campus is hosting a Potluck Dinner on Monday, February 28th. Middleburg Heights campus will host a Dessert Social on Tuesday, March 1st. At each of these events, our special guests Soeuth and Syna Lao will be presenting the same message. So choose the gathering that’s convenient for you!

Thank you for continuing to advance the good news of Jesus through your faithful giving. We value your prayers and support for each of our campuses, our Cleveland outreach partners, and our global outreach family.

Grateful for Jesus, the Lord of our past, present, and future.

– Pastor Jonathan Schaeffer

PS. Our apologies to each one who had challenges in our Middleburg parking lot last Sunday due to the piles of snow! We have lots more spaces cleared for this weekend. If you tried to come last Sunday but couldn’t get a parking spot, please let the team at Global Grounds know what happened on your next Sunday visit in February. Your drink is on us as a small way of saying “thanks for your patience!”