Sunday Service Prep 09.27.20

Grace Church Family,

As we look forward to this Sunday’s service on September 27th, here are some things to help you prepare your heart, mind, and soul to worship the Lord together.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE LITURGY – 09.27.20
     Man of Sorrows

     Nothing But the Blood

     Jesus Paid it All

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

Pastoral Prayer
Sermon Text: Ephesians 2:1-10
Sermon – The Life Transforming Power of Grace

Lord’s Supper

     Made Alive

Closing / Benediction

09.27.2020 SONG LYRICS

To print or access the song lyrics on your phone, click HERE.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON
If you are unable to attend this Sunday, you can live stream our service at 9:00 am on Facebook Live by clicking HERE. Please note that you do not need an account to watch the live stream.

GIVING
There are two ways that you can worship God through your giving at this time.

  1. Clover Give: gracechurcheast.org/giving. We’ve added step-by-step instructions for how to give online HERE.
  2. Mail a check (or have your bank do so) to our mailing address: P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91944.

Most importantly, let’s continue to be faithful in prayer as we ask our heavenly Father to “give us our daily bread” (Matt. 6.11), knowing that he knows our needs and is faithful to provide (Matt. 6.25-34).

Thank you for your faithfulness in this area as we glorify God through our finances.

WHEN & WHERE

We will be gathering at the amphitheater at Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa, which is located at: 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA 91942. Remember that we will only have ONE service at 9:00am for the remainder of the summer.

For a full list of what to bring, the guidelines we’ve been asked to follow (masks, distancing, etc.), and other important information, please visit out designated Sunday Services page HERE

Sunday Service Follow-up 09.21.20

This past Sunday, we began our fall series in Saint Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church titled, Ephesians: Beholding the Body of Christ. Preaching from Ephesians 1.15-23, Joshua showed us how God calls us to pray to him that we might know and experience him better, especially that we might know his hope, riches, and power.

Below you will find questions to help you respond to God’s word with your hearts and your lives, so that you might become more like Christ.

Discussion and Response Questions

Read Ephesians 1.15-23 and consider the questions below.

  • Can you relate with Robert Robinson’s when he said, “I would give 1,000 worlds to feel today what I felt back then?” What does this struggle look like for you?
  • In this passage God calls us to pray to him that we might know and experience him more.
    What is your initial reaction to prayer being the remedy to our struggle to respond to the truths of who God is and what he’s done for us?
  • What effect does the reality that God desire to be known us have on you? Do you struggle to believe this? What might it look like for you to live in light of this truth?
  • Knowing God better means knowing and experiencing our hope, our riches, and our power. Which of these do you most need to be aware of? How can we help you live in light of this reality?

Sunday Service Prep 09.20.20

Grace Church Family, As we look forward to this Sunday’s service on August 13th, here are some things to help you prepare your heart, mind, and soul to worship the Lord together. SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE LITURGY – 09.20.20      All Hail the Glorious Christ      Grace Alone  Corporate Confession – Click HERE to print or read      His Mercy is More Made Alive Pastoral Prayer Sermon Text: Ephesians 1:15-23 Sermon – “Beholding the Body of Christ: Knowing God Better” Lord’s Supper      Come Thou Fount Closing / Benediction 09.20.20 SONG LYRICS To print or access the song lyrics on your phone, click HERE. FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON If you are unable to attend this Sunday, you can live stream our service at 9:00 am on Facebook Live by clicking HERE. Please note that you do not need an account to watch the live stream. GIVING There are two ways that you can worship God through your giving at this time.
  1. Clover Give: www.gracechurcheast.org/giving. We’ve added step-by-step instructions for how to give online HERE.
  2. Mail a check (or have your bank do so) to our mailing address: P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91944.
Most importantly, let’s continue to be faithful in prayer as we ask our heavenly Father to “give us our daily bread” (Matt. 6.11), knowing that he knows our needs and is faithful to provide (Matt. 6.25-34). Thank you for your faithfulness in this area as we glorify God through our finances. WHEN & WHERE We will be gathering at the amphitheater at Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa, which is located at: 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA 91942. Remember that we will only have ONE service at 9:00am for the remainder of the summer.

Sunday Service Follow-Up 09.14.20

Sunday Service Follow Up – 09.13.2020

This past Sunday, we began our fall series in Saint Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church titled, Ephesians: Beholding the Body of Christ. Looking at Ephesians 1.3-14, Tab showed us how God’s plan to gather his people gives us every reason to praise him. Below you will find questions to help you respond to God’s word with your hearts and your lives, so that you might become more like Christ. 

Discussion and Response Questions


Read Ephesians 1.3-14 and consider the questions below.

  • How would you summarize the main point of this passage in your own words? Do you have any questions about this text?
  • What does it look like to praise God? What does this look like in your life?
  • Do you generally find your life characterized by a posture of praise for what God has done for you? If not, why do you think that is? What might it look like to take a step forward here? How does this passage help? How can we help?

Sunday Service Prep 09.13.20

Grace Church Family,

As we look forward to this Sunday’s service on August 13th, here are some things to help you prepare your heart, mind, and soul to worship the Lord together.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE LITURGY – 09.13.20
     All Creatures of Our God and King

     Beautiful Savior

 Corporate Reading – Click HERE to print or read

     All Things New

Pastoral Prayer
Sermon Text: Ephesians 1:3-14
Sermon – “Every Reason to Praise”

Lord’s Supper

     Here is Love

Closing / Benediction

09.13.20 SONG LYRICS

To print or access the song lyrics on your phone, click HERE.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON
If you are unable to attend this Sunday, you can live stream our service at 9:00 am on Facebook Live by clicking HERE. Please note that you do not need an account to watch the live stream.

GIVING
There are two ways that you can worship God through your giving at this time.

  1. Clover Give: www.gracechurcheast.org/giving. We’ve added step-by-step instructions for how to give online HERE.
  2. Mail a check (or have your bank do so) to our mailing address: P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91944.

Most importantly, let’s continue to be faithful in prayer as we ask our heavenly Father to “give us our daily bread” (Matt. 6.11), knowing that he knows our needs and is faithful to provide (Matt. 6.25-34).

Thank you for your faithfulness in this area as we glorify God through our finances.

WHEN & WHERE

We will be gathering at the amphitheater at Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa, which is located at: 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA 91942. Remember that we will only have ONE service at 9:00am for the remainder of the summer.

Sunday Service Prep 09.05.20.

Grace Church Family,

As we look forward to this Sunday’s service on September 5th, here are some things to help you prepare your heart, mind, and soul to worship the Lord together.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE LITURGY – 09.05.20

Call to Worship

All Creatures of our God and King

At Calvary

Apostles’ Creed – Click HERE to print or read

His Mercy

Pastoral Prayer
Sermon Text: Ephesians 4:7-16
Sermon – “Playing Your Part – Our Vision”

Lord’s Supper

The Church’s One Foundation

Closing / Benediction

09.05.20 SONG LYRICS

To print or access the song lyrics on your phone, click HERE.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON

If you are unable to attend this Sunday, you can live stream our service at 9:00 am on Facebook Live by clicking HERE. Please note that you do not need an account to watch the live stream.

GIVING

There are two ways that you can worship God through your giving at this time.

  1. Clover Give: http://www.gracechurcheast.org/giving. We’ve added step-by-step instructions for how to give online HERE.
  2. Mail a check (or have your bank do so) to our mailing address: P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91944.

Most importantly, let’s continue to be faithful in prayer as we ask our heavenly Father to “give us our daily bread” (Matt. 6.11), knowing that he knows our needs and is faithful to provide (Matt. 6.25-34).

Thank you for your faithfulness in this area as we glorify God through our finances.

WHEN & WHERE

We will be gathering at the amphitheater at Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa, which is located at: 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA 91942. Remember that we will only have ONE service at 9:00am for the remainder of the summer.

For a full list of what to bring, the guidelines we’ve been asked to follow (masks, distancing, etc.), and other important information, please visit out designated Sunday Services page HERE.

Sunday Service Follow-up 08.30.20

This past Sunday, we kicked off our new ministry year as Tab preached a message titled, “Building Well: Our Vision – Part 1” from 1 Corinthians 3.10-15. In this sermon he outlined the “guiding principle” of our ministry: As a church, we must build on and with the gospel.

Below you will find questions to help you respond to God’s word with your hearts and your lives, so that you might become more like Christ.

Discussion and Response Questions

Read 1 Corinthians 3.10-15 and consider the questions below.

-How would you summarize the main point of this passage in your own words? Do you have any questions about this text?

-How aware of the foundation, Jesus’ person and work, are you (vs. 10-11)? What would it look like for you to grow in your awareness of the gospel in your daily life, so that it becomes a matter of first importance (cf. 1 Cor. 15.3-4)? How can we help you grow more aware?

– What effect does this passage have on your view of the local church – it’s purpose and your role in it?

Sunday Service Prep 08.30.20

Grace Church Family,

As we look forward to this Sunday’s service on August 30th, here are some things to help you prepare your heart, mind, and soul to worship the Lord together.

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE LITURGY – 08.30.20

Call to Worship
    10,000 Reasons
    In Tenderness
    Amazing Grace

Pastoral Prayer

Sermon Text: 1 Corinthians 10:3-15
Sermon – “Building Well: Our Vision – Part 1”

Lord’s Supper

    There is a Redeemer

Benediction

08.30.20 SONG LYRICS

To print or access the song lyrics on your phone, click HERE

FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON
If you are unable to attend this Sunday, you can live stream our service at 9:00 am on Facebook Live by clicking HERE. Please note that you do not need an account to watch the live stream.

GIVING
There are two ways that you can worship God through your giving at this time.

  1. Clover Give: gracechurcheast.org/giving. We’ve added step-by-step instructions for how to give online HERE.
  2. Mail a check (or have your bank do so) to our mailing address: P.O. Box 247, La Mesa, 91944.

Most importantly, let’s continue to be faithful in prayer as we ask our heavenly Father to “give us our daily bread” (Matt. 6.11), knowing that he knows our needs and is faithful to provide (Matt. 6.25-34).

Thank you for your faithfulness in this area as we glorify God through our finances.

WHEN & WHERE

We will be gathering at the amphitheater at Harry Griffen Park in La Mesa, which is located at: 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa, CA 91942. Remember that we will only have ONE service at 9:00am for the remainder of the summer.

For a full list of what to bring, the guidelines we’ve been asked to follow (masks, distancing, etc.), and other important information, please visit out designated Sunday Services page HERE.

Mid-Week Update 08.26.20

Greetings Grace Church family,

I hope that this email finds you resting and rejoicing in the realities of what Jesus is like toward us that we were reminded of this past Sunday. If you missed the message, I encourage you to listen to it!

In our update below we’ll preview our members’ meeting this Sunday as well as invite you to take a brief survey on our equipping plans for this upcoming ministry year.

MEMBER’S MEETING THIS SUNDAY

Given our current Sunday context in the park, we have decided to make our August 30th members’ meeting a brief part of our Sunday service, instead of holding that members’ meeting after the service. This “mini-members’ meeting” will provide: (1) a pastoral overview of our proposed budget, (2) a reminder about  the proposed 3-year terms as elder for Steve and Marshall, and (3) an explanation for how we would like to add more elders to our team.

Immediately following that August 30th Sunday service, all of our members will be asked to provide their “voice” on these matters through an online voting mechanism. Our members will receive an email asking whether or not they can affirm our fiscal budget, and whether or not they can affirm those each of those men to another 3-year term as elder.

If you missed my previous email about those elder affirmations, please CLICK HERE to read that announcement.

If you missed our budget letter and the proposed budget, CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE to download those items. Please read over the budget letter and examine the proposed budget, as well as the “normal” expenses for our gospel ministry.

EQUIPPING SURVEY

In Saint Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus he calls the elders of the local church to “equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Eph. 4.12). At Grace this is what we have in mind when we say that part of our mission is to grow disciples. It’s our desire that every member is built up so that “we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” (Eph. 4.13) This is “why” we equip.

As we think about how to structure to equip the saints this upcoming ministry year, we are thinking about it in three different categories: doctrinal equipping, relational equipping, and equipping for care. These are not the only (or even the best) categories that we could think in, but they are helpful for us as we seek to equip our body to love God and neighbor.

With this goal in mind, we’d love to hear from you about the “what,” “when,” and “how” for our equipping strategy. Please click HERE to take a brief survey to let us know what topics you would like us to teach on, when you would most likely attend a class, and how you’d prefer to take the class.

Thanks to all of you who have already taken the survey, your feedback has been really helpful!

Looking forward to being with you all this Sunday as we gather to worship our great God and Savior.

grace and peace,
joshua

Sunday Service Follow-up – 08.23.20

This past Sunday, we had the joy of hearing from Dustin Rudolph of Del Cerro Baptist Church as he preached from Matthew 14. In this sermon Dustin showed us not only what Jesus did but what’s he’s like – the one who will do anything to get us in faith and to keep us in faith.

Below you will find questions to help you respond to God’s word with your hearts and your lives, so that you might become more like Christ.

Discussion and Response Questions

Read Matthew 14.22-33 and consider the questions below.

– How would you summarize the main point of this passage in your own words? Do you have any questions about this text?

– From this passage, which aspect of what Jesus is like was most encouraging to your heart? Why? How does your heart struggle to believe that this is how Jesus is for you? How can we help you here?

– Following the disciples fear at seeing Jesus walking on the water (vs. 26-27), Dustin said, “in fear and anxiety what we most need is to hear God’s word – to be comforted by his word and his presence.” Where are you currently experiencing fear or anxiety? How does this passage specifically comfort you?

– What effect does this passage have on your view of God, yourself, others, or your current circumstances?