ONE SERVICE THIS SUNDAY @ 10 AM - WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE @ 7 PM

Sunday Lineup

A sneak peek at Sunday's lineup from Worship Pastor, Seth Shirley.

02.25.24


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs that we are singing together this weekend along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. God So Loved

2. I Stand Amazed

3. How Great Is Our God

4. Sovereign Over Us

5. King of Kings (with chorus of Lord I Need You)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 2/25/2024


DON'T FORGET THERE IS ONLY ONE SERVICE THIS SUNDAY AT 10AM, FOLLOWED BY LUNCH AND A CELEBRATION OF THE LORD'S FAITHFULNESS OVER 2023. PLEASE PLAN TO JOIN US!



Series: Colossians: The Supremacy of Jesus in All Things

Sermon Title: The Effects of Being Completely Loved

Scripture: Colossians 3:12-17


Colossians 3:12-17


12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you on Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Seth

02.18.24


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Our God/Sing to the King (Medley)

2. Reign In Us

3. Holy Forever

4. Hymn of Heaven

5. Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 2/18/2024


Series: Colossians: The Supremacy of Jesus in All Things

Sermon Title: Our New Self

Scripture: Colossians 3:1-11


Colossians 3:1-11


3 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.


5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming. 7 In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. 8 But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. 11 Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

02.11.24


Hey Grace Family! 


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday, along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Victory in Jesus

2. What a Beautiful Name It Is

3. Hallelujah for the Cross

4. Same God

5. O Praise the Name


Grace Community Worship Playlist 2/11/2024


Series: Colossians: The Supremacy of Jesus in All Things

Sermon Title: Motive is from Christ

Scripture: Colossians 2:16-23


Colossians 2:16-23


16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.18 Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind, 19 and not holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.


20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— 21 “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” 22 (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings? 23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

02.04.24


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. The Lion and The Lamb

2. Jesus Messiah

3. Holy Forever

4. In Christ Alone

5. How Deep the Father's Love for Us (during communion)

6. Living Hope


Grace Community Worship Playlist 2/4/2024


Series: Colossians: The Supremacy of Jesus in All Things

Sermon Title: Complete in Christ

Scripture: Colossians 2:4-15


Colossians 2:4-15

New American Standard Bible 1995


4 I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument. 5 For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ.


6 Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.


8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. 9 For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, 10 and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority; 11 and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; 12 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. 13 When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, 14 having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 15 When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him (or through/by the cross).



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

01.28.24


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday along with a link to listen ahead of time:

1. This is Amazing Grace

2. We Fall Down

3. Goodness of God

4. Cornerstone

5. Holy Forever

6. Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me


Grace Community Worship Playlist 1/28/2024


Series: Colossians: The Supremacy of Jesus in All Things

Sermon Title: Paul's Proof

Scripture: Colossians 1:21--2:3


Colossians 1:21-2:3


21 And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, 22 yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach— 23 if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.


24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions. 25 Of this church I was made a minister according to the stewardship from God bestowed on me for your benefit, so that I might fully carry out the preaching of the word of God, 26 that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, 27 to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ. 29 For this purpose also I labor, striving according to His power, which mightily works within me.


2 For I want you to know how great a struggle I have on your behalf and for those who are at Laodicea, and for all those who have not personally seen my face, 2 that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessing in Christ,

Seth

01.21.24


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we're singing together this Sunday, along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Days of Elijah

2. Holy Forever (with chorus of Worthy of It All)

3. King of Kings 

4. Your Great Name

Sermon

5. How Great Thou Art (with Bridge and Chorus of How Great is Our God)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 1/21/2024


Series: Colossians: The Supremacy of Jesus in All Things

Sermon Title: Only Jesus

Scripture: Colossians 1:13-20


Colossians 1:13-20

13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.


15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.




Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

01.14.24


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this Sunday along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Victory in Jesus

2. Reign in Us

3. What a Beautiful Name

4. Same God

5. Hymn of Heaven


Grace Community Worship Playlist 1/14/2024


Series: Colossians: The Supremacy of Jesus in All Things

Message Title: Paul's Prayer

Scripture: Colossians 1:9-12


Colossians 1:9-12

9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

01.07.24


Hey Grace Family!


Happy New Year! 

Here are the songs we're singing together this Sunday along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Because He Lives

2. House of the Lord

3. Hallelujah for the Cross

4. The Blessing

5. Worthy is the Lamb (during communion)

6. Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me (with Worthy of It All)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 1/7/2024


New Series: Colossians: The Supremacy of Jesus in All Things

Sermon Scripture: Colossians 1:1-2


Colossians 1:1-2

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth 

12.31.23


Hey Grace Family!


Happy New Year!


Here are the songs we are singing this Sunday, along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. The Lion and the Lamb

2. Jesus Messiah

3. He Is

4. Goodness of God

5. O Praise The Name (Anástasis)


GCC Worship Playlist 12/31/2023


Sermon Title: Living In and With Wisdom 

Scripture: Ephesians 5:1-10, 15-17 


Be Imitators of God

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

But sexual immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be mentioned among you, as is proper among saints; and there must be nofilthiness or foolish talk, or vulgar joking, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know with certainty, that no sexually immoral or impure or greedy person, which amounts to an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

See that no one deceives you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 as you try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. 


15 So then, be careful how you walk, not as unwise people but as wise,16 making the most of your time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is


Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you this Sunday!

12.24.23


Hey Grace Family!


Merry Christmas!


Here are the songs we are singing this Sunday, along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Christmas Day

2. Go Tell It on the Mountain

3. O Holy Night

4. Christmas Offering

5. Joy to the World

6. Great Light of the World

7. Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 12/24/2023


Advent Series

Sermon Title: The Light of Love

Scripture: John 1:14; 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16


John 1:14

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son[a] from the Father, full of grace and truth.


2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16

Now when the king lived in his house and the Lord had given him rest from all his surrounding enemies, 2 the king said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells in a tent.” 3 And Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that is in your heart, for the Lord is with you.”


4 But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan, 5 “Go and tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord: Would you build me a house to dwell in? 6 I have not lived in a house since the day I brought up the people of Israel from Egypt to this day, but I have been moving about in a tent for my dwelling. 7 In all places where I have moved with all the people of Israel, did I speak a word with any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?”’ 8 Now, therefore, thus you shall say to my servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people Israel. 9 And I have been with you wherever you went and have cut off all your enemies from before you. And I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth. 10 And I will appoint a place for my people Israel and will plant them, so that they may dwell in their own place and be disturbed no more. And violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly, 11 from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel. And I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover, the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house.


16 And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me.[a] Your throne shall be established forever.’”




Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!


Blessings in Christ,

Seth Shirley

12.17.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this weekend, along with a link to listen ahead of time:


  1. Joy to the World
  2. O Come All Ye Faithful
  3. The First Noel
  4. What Child is This?
  5. Glorious Day
  6. King of Kings


Grace Community Worship Playlist 12.17.23


Advent 2023

Sermon Title: The Light of Joy

Scripture: Psalm 126:1–6; Isaiah 61:1–4, 8–11; Luke 1:46–55, 1 Thessalonians 5:16–24; John 1:6–8, 19–28


PSALM 126

Thanksgiving for Return from Captivity.

A Song of Ascents.

1 When the Lord brought back the captive ones of Zion,

We were like those who dream.

2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter

And our tongue with joyful shouting;

Then they said among the nations,

“The Lord has done great things for them.”

3 The Lord has done great things for us;

We are glad.

4 Restore our captivity, O Lord,

As the streams in the South.

5 Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.

6 He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed,

Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.



Isaiah 61

Exaltation of the Afflicted

1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,

Because the Lord has anointed me

To bring good news to the afflicted;

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,

To proclaim liberty to captives

And freedom to prisoners;

2 To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord

And the day of vengeance of our God;

To comfort all who mourn,

3 To grant those who mourn in Zion,

Giving them a garland instead of ashes,

The oil of gladness instead of mourning,

The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.

So they will be called oaks of righteousness,

The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

4 Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins,

They will raise up the former devastations;

And they will repair the ruined cities,

The desolations of many generations.


8 For I, the Lord, love justice,

I hate robbery in the burnt offering;

And I will faithfully give them their recompense

And make an everlasting covenant with them.

9 Then their offspring will be known among the nations,

And their descendants in the midst of the peoples.

All who see them will recognize them

Because they are the offspring whom the Lord has blessed.

10 I will rejoice greatly in the Lord,

My soul will exult in my God;

For He has clothed me with garments of salvation,

He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness,

As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,

And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

11 For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,

And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up,

So the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise

To spring up before all the nations.


Luke 1

The Magnificat

46And Mary said:

“My soul exalts the Lord,

47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.

48 For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave;

For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed.

49 For the Mighty One has done great things for me;

And holy is His name.

50 And His mercy is upon generation after generation

Toward those who fear Him.

51 He has done mighty deeds with His arm;

He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.

52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones,

And has exalted those who were humble.

53 He has filled the hungry with good things;

And sent away the rich empty-handed.

54 He has given help to Israel His servant,

In remembrance of His mercy,

55 As He spoke to our fathers,

To Abraham and his descendants forever.”


1 Thessalonians 5

16 Rejoice always; 17 pray without ceasing; 18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Do not quench the Spirit; 20 do not despise prophetic utterances. 21 But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; 22 abstain from every form of evil.

23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.


John 1

The Witness John

6 There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.


The Testimony of John

19 This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 And he confessed and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” 21 They asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” And he *said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” 22 Then they said to him, “Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?” 23 He said, “I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as Isaiah the prophet said.”

24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. 25 They asked him, and said to him, “Why then are you baptizing, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 26 John answered them saying, “I baptize in water, but among you stands One whom you do not know. 27 It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” 28 These things took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.


Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you this Sunday!

12.10.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this weekend, along with a link to listen ahead of time:


  1. Angels We Have Heard on High
  2. O Come All Ye Faithful
  3. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  4. Christmas Offering
  5. In Christ Alone


Grace Community Worship Playlist 12.10.23


Advent 2023

Sermon Title: The Light of Peace

Scripture: Psalm 85:1–2, 8–13; Isaiah 40:1–11; 2 Peter 3:8–15; Mark 1:1–8


PSALM 85

Prayer for God’s Mercy upon the Nation.

For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

1 O Lord, You showed favor to Your land;

You restored the captivity of Jacob.

2 You forgave the iniquity of Your people;

You covered all their sin. Selah.


8 I will hear what God the Lord will say;

For He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones;

But let them not turn back to folly.

9 Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him,

That glory may dwell in our land.

10 Lovingkindness and truth have met together;

Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

11 Truth springs from the earth,

And righteousness looks down from heaven.

12 Indeed, the Lord will give what is good,

And our land will yield its produce.

13 Righteousness will go before Him

And will make His footsteps into a way.



ISAIAH 40

The Greatness of God

1“Comfort, O comfort My people,” says your God.

2“Speak kindly to Jerusalem;

And call out to her, that her warfare has ended,

That her iniquity has been removed,

That she has received of the Lord’s hand

Double for all her sins.”

3A voice is calling,

“Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness;

Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.

4Let every valley be lifted up,

And every mountain and hill be made low;

And let the rough ground become a plain,

And the rugged terrain a broad valley;

5Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed,

And all flesh will see it together;

For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

6A voice says, “Call out.”

Then he answered, “What shall I call out?”

All flesh is grass, and all its loveliness is like the flower of the field.

7The grass withers, the flower fades,

When the breath of the Lord blows upon it;

Surely the people are grass.

8The grass withers, the flower fades,

But the word of our God stands forever.

9Get yourself up on a high mountain,

O Zion, bearer of good news,

Lift up your voice mightily,

O Jerusalem, bearer of good news;

Lift it up, do not fear.

Say to the cities of Judah,

“Here is your God!”

10Behold, the Lord God will come with might,

With His arm ruling for Him.

Behold, His reward is with Him

And His recompense before Him.

11Like a shepherd He will tend His flock,

In His arm He will gather the lambs

And carry them in His bosom;

He will gently lead the nursing ewes.


2 PETER 3

8But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. 9The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

A New Heaven and Earth

10But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.

11Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! 13But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.

14Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless, 15and regard the patience of our Lord assalvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you



MARK 1

Preaching of John the Baptist

1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

2As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:

“Behold, I send My messenger ahead of You,

Who will prepare Your way;

3The voice of one crying in the wilderness,

‘Make ready the way of the Lord,

Make His paths straight.’ ”

4John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins. 6John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist, and his diet was locusts and wild honey. 7And he was preaching, and saying, “After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to stoop down and untie the thong of His sandals. 8I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”


Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you this Sunday!

12.03.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this weekend, along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Go Tell it on the Mountain

2. This is Amazing Grace

3. Jesus Messiah 

4. Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus

5. How Deep The Father's Love For Us

6.Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me


Grace Community Worship Playlist 12/03/23


Advent 2023

Sermon Title: The Light of Hope

Scripture: Isaiah 64:1–9, Psalm 80:1–7, 17–19; 1 Corinthians 1:3–9; Mark 13:24–37





ISAIAH 64

Prayer for Mercy and Help

1 Oh, that You would rend the heavens and come down,

That the mountains might quake at Your presence—

2 As fire kindles the brushwood, as fire causes water to boil—

To make Your name known to Your adversaries,

That the nations may tremble at Your presence!

3 When You did awesome things which we did not expect,

You came down, the mountains quaked at Your presence.

4 For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear,

Nor has the eye seen a God besides You,

Who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him.

5 You meet him who rejoices in doing righteousness,

Who remembers You in Your ways.

Behold, You were angry, for we sinned,

We continued in them a long time;

And shall we be saved?

6 For all of us have become like one who is unclean,

And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment;

And all of us wither like a leaf,

And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

7 There is no one who calls on Your name,

Who arouses himself to take hold of You;

For You have hidden Your face from us

And have delivered us into the power of our iniquities.

8 But now, O Lord, You are our Father,

We are the clay, and You our potter;

And all of us are the work of Your hand.

9 Do not be angry beyond measure, O Lord,

Nor remember iniquity forever;

Behold, look now, all of us are Your people.


PSALM 80

God Implored to Rescue His People from Their Calamities.

For the choir director; set toEl Shoshannim; Eduth. A Psalm of Asaph.

1Oh, give ear, Shepherd of Israel,

You who lead Joseph like a flock;

You who are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!

2Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh, stir up Your power

And come to save us!

3O God, restore us

And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.

4O Lord God of hosts,

How long will You be angry with the prayer of Your people?

5You have fed them with the bread of tears,

And You have made them to drink tears in large measure.

6You make us an object of contention to our neighbors,

And our enemies laugh among themselves.

7O God of hosts, restore us

And cause Your face to shine upon us,  and we will be saved.


17 Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand,

Upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself.

18 Then we shall not turn back from You;

Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.

19 O Lord God of hosts, restore us;

Cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved.



1 Corinthians 1

Appeal to Unity

3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

4 I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus, 

5 that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge, 

6 even as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed in you, 

7 so that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

8 who will also confirm you to the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

9 God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.


Mark 13

The Return of Christ

24  “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light,  

25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken.  

26 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory.  

27 And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven.

28  “Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.  

29 Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that He is near, right at the door.  

30 Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.  

31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.  

32 But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

33  “Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come.  

34 It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert.  

35 Therefore, be on the alert—for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning—  

36 in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep.  37What I say to you I say to all, ‘Be on the alert!’ ”



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you this Sunday!


11.19.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this weekend, along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Because He Lives

2. The Lion and the Lamb

3. What a Beautiful Name 

4. Living Hope

5. In Christ Alone


Grace Community Worship Playlist 11/19/2023


Thanksgiving Part 1

Sermon Title: The Song for the Underdogs

Scripture: Luke 1:46-55


Luke 1:46-55

Mary's Song of Praise: The Magnificat


46 And Mary said,

“My soul magnifies the Lord,

47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.

  For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;

49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,

  and holy is his name.

50 And his mercy is for those who fear him

  from generation to generation.

51 He has shown strength with his arm;

  he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;

52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones

  and exalted those of humble estate;

53 he has filled the hungry with good things,

  and the rich he has sent away empty.

54 He has helped his servant Israel,

  in remembrance of his mercy,

55 as he spoke to our fathers,

  to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”




Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

11.12.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this weekend, along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Alive Forever Amen

2. Cornerstone

3. Your Great Name

4. The Blessing

5. Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 11/12/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Sermon Title: A Grave for God, Really?

Scripture: Mark 16:1-20


Mark 16


16 When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?” 4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. 6 And he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” 8 And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.


[Some of the earliest manuscripts do not include 16:9–20.]


9 [[Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons. 10 She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept.11 But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it.


12 After these things he appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. 13 And they went back and told the rest, but they did not believe them.


14 Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen.15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”


19 So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs.]]



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you this Sunday as we finish up the gospel of Mark!


Blessings in Christ,

Seth

11.05.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this weekend along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Hallelujah for the Cross

2. Days of Elijah

3. Jesus Messiah 

4. He Is

5. Worthy is the Lamb (during communion)

6. O Praise the Name (with chorus of Lord I Need You)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 11/5/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Sermon Title: The Greatest Paradox

Scripture: Mark 15:21-47


Mark 15:21-47

21 They forced a man coming in from the country, who was passing by, to carry Jesus’s cross. He was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus.

22 They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means Place of the Skull). 23 They tried to give him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it.

24 Then they crucified him and divided his clothes, casting lots for them to decide what each would get. 25 Now it was nine in the morning when they crucified him. 26 The inscription of the charge written against him was: The King of the Jews. 27 They crucified two criminals with him, one on his right and one on his left.

29 Those who passed by were yelling insults at him, shaking their heads,and saying, “Ha! The one who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, 30 save yourself by coming down from the cross!” 31 In the same way, the chief priests with the scribes were mocking him among themselves and saying, “He saved others, but he cannot save himself! 32 Let the Messiah, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross, so that we may see and believe.” Even those who were crucified with him taunted him.


The Death of Jesus

33 When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 34 And at three Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lemá sabachtháni?” which is translated, “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” 35 When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “See, he’s calling for Elijah.”

36 Someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, fixed it on a stick, offered him a drink, and said, “Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down.” 37 Jesus let out a loud cry and breathed his last. 38 Then the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 When the centurion, who was standing opposite him, saw the way he breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”

40 There were also women watching from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. 41 In Galilee these women followed him and took care of him. Many other women had come up with him to Jerusalem.


The Burial of Jesus

42 When it was already evening, because it was the day of preparation (that is, the day before the Sabbath), 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Sanhedrin who was himself looking forward to the kingdom of God, came and boldly went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’s body.44 Pilate was surprised that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he had already died. 45 When he found out from the centurion, he gave the corpse to Joseph. 46 After he bought some linen cloth, Joseph took him down and wrapped him in the linen. Then he laid him in a tomb cut out of the rock and rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb. 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses were watching where he was laid.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

10.29.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this weekend along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Because He Lives

2. House of the Lord

3. Crown Him with Many Crowns

4. What a Beautiful Name It Is

5. In Christ Alone


Grace Community Worship Playlist 10/29/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Sermon Title: Jesus, Pilate and the People

Scripture: Mark 15:1-20


Mark 15:1-20


15 And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate. 2 And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, “You have said so.”3 And the chief priests accused him of many things. 4 And Pilate again asked him, “Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against you.” 5 But Jesus made no further answer, so that Pilate was amazed.


6 Now at the feast he used to release for them one prisoner for whom they asked. 7 And among the rebels in prison, who had committed murder in the insurrection, there was a man called Barabbas. 8 And the crowd came up and began to ask Pilate to do as he usually did for them. 9 And he answered them, saying, “Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?” 10 For he perceived that it was out of envy that the chief priests had delivered him up. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barabbas instead. 12 And Pilate again said to them, “Then what shall I do with the man you call the King of the Jews?”13 And they cried out again, “Crucify him.” 14 And Pilate said to them, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him.” 15 So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.


16 And the soldiers led him away inside the palace (that is, the governor's headquarters), and they called together the whole battalion. 17 And they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him. 18 And they began to salute him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 19 And they were striking his head with a reed and spitting on him and kneeling down in homage to him. 20 And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. And they led him out to crucify him.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

10.22.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this weekend along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Victory in Jesus

2. Here I Am to Worship

3. Special Song by Dariush in Farsi (Prayer time for Israel, Iran and the persecuted church in the Middle East)

4. King of Kings

5. Hymn of Heaven


Grace Community Worship Playlist 10/22/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Sermon Title: Betrayal and Arrest

Scripture: Mark 14:43-65


Mark 14:43-65

43 And immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. 44 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man. Seize him and lead him away under guard.” 45 And when he came, he went up to him at once and said, “Rabbi!” And he kissed him. 46 And they laid hands on him and seized him.47 But one of those who stood by drew his sword and struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his ear. 48 And Jesus said to them, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? 49 Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me. But let the Scriptures be fulfilled.” 50 And they all left him and fled.


51 And a young man followed him, with nothing but a linen cloth about his body. And they seized him, 52 but he left the linen cloth and ran away naked.


53 And they led Jesus to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together. 54 And Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he was sitting with the guards and warming himself at the fire. 55 Now the chief priests and the whole council were seeking testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but they found none. 56 For many bore false witness against him, but their testimony did not agree. 57 And some stood up and bore false witness against him, saying, 58 “We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and in three days I will build another, not made with hands.’” 59 Yet even about this their testimony did not agree.60 And the high priest stood up in the midst and asked Jesus, “Have you no answer to make? What is it that these men testify against you?” 61 But he remained silent and made no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” 62 And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” 63 And the high priest tore his garments and said, “What further witnesses do we need? 64 You have heard his blasphemy. What is your decision?” And they all condemned him as deserving death. 65 And some began to spit on him and to cover his face and to strike him, saying to him, “Prophesy!” And the guards received him with blows.




Praying for a wonderful time of worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

10.15.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this weekend along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. The Lion and the Lamb

2. Goodness of God

3. Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)

4. I Need Thee Every Hour (with chorus of Same God)

5. Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me (with Worthy of It All)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 10/15/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Sermon Title: Jesus Prays, Disciples Sleep

Scripture: Mark 14:32-42


Mark 14:32-42


32 And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” 33 And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. 34 And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.”[a] 35 And going a little farther, he fell on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. 36 And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” 37 And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour? 38 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 39 And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words. 40 And again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy, and they did not know what to answer him. 41 And he came the third time and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42 Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.”



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

10.01.23


Hey Grace Family!


Just a quick reminder about Worship Night this evening (Friday) at 7pm. Please come join us as we lift high the name of Jesus and are encouraged to press on fighting the good fight of the faith, learning to walk in prayerful dependence upon the Spirit!!!

Families, bring your kids and let's all worship together! Also, drinks and light refreshments will be provided!




Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Days of Elijah

2. House of the Lord

3. Jesus Messiah

4. Worthy is the Lamb

5. O Praise the Name


Grace Community Worship Playlist 10/1/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Sermon Title: Jesus and the Lord's Supper

Scripture: Mark 14:12-26


Mark 14:12-26

12 And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?” 13 And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him, 14 and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15 And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us.” 16 And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.

17 And when it was evening, he came with the twelve. 18 And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.” 19 They began to be sorrowful and to say to him one after another, “Is it I?” 20 He said to them, “It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me. 21 For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”

22 And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.




Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

09.24.03


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this weekend with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. This Is Our God

2. King of Kings

3. Victory in Jesus

4. Here I Am to Worship (with We Fall Down)

5. He Is (with Worthy of it All)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 9/24/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Message Title: Broken and Spilled Out

Scripture: Mark 14:1-11



Mark 14:1-11


It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, 2 for they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people.”


3 And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head.4 There were some who said to themselves indignantly, “Why was the ointment wasted like that? 5 For this ointment could have been sold for more than three hundred denarii and given to the poor.” And they scolded her. 6 But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 7 For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me. 8 She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. 9 And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.”


10 Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. 11 And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to betray him.




Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

09.17.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this weekend with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. This Is Our God

2. Same God

3. More Than Conquerors

4. How Great Thou Art (with Bridge and Chorus of How Great is Our God)

5. In Christ Alone


Grace Community Worship Playlist 9/17/2023


Back to Church Sunday

Sermon Title: This Must Be Greater Than That

Scripture: Ephesians 3:6-20


Ephesians 3:6-20

6 This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

7 Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power. 8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things, 10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him. 13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory.


14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.


20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us...


Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

09.10.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this weekend with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. This is Our God

2. Lord I Need You

3. There is Power in the Blood

4. Goodness of God

5. Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 9/10/2023


2 Week Mini-Series: Back to Church

Title: The Church Gathered: Why the Local Church?

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1


1 Corinthians 1


1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,

2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints together with all those who in every place call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours:


3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


4 I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, 5 that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— 6 even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you— 7 so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 8 who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.


10 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment. 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe's people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers.12 What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 so that no one may say that you were baptized in my name. 16 (I did baptize also the household of Stephanas. Beyond that, I do not know whether I baptized anyone else.) 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.


18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written,

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,

  and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.


26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, 31 so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

09.03.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this weekend with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Down at the Cross

2. The Lion and the Lamb

3. Jesus Messiah

Message

4. How Deep the Father's Love for Us (during communion)

5. Yet Not I But through Christ in Me (with Verse and Chorus of Worthy of It All)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 9/3/2023


Series: God's Values and Grace Church

Title: Generosity Motivated

Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:7-10, 17-19; Matthew 6:19-21 and 2 Corinthians 9:7


1 Timothy 6:7-10

7 for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 8 But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs...

17...As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.


Matthew 6:19-21

19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.


2 Corinthians 9:7

7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.


Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

08.27.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this weekend along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Cornerstone

2. Hallelujah for the Cross

3. Your Great Name

4. When God Ran (Special before the message)

5. Hymn of Heaven


Grace Community Worship Playlist 8/27/2023


Series: God's Values and Grace Church

Message: Missions: The Lamb on the Throne

Scripture: Revelation 5:6-10


Revelation 5:6-10

6 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7 And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne. 8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying,


“Worthy are you to take the scroll

  and to open its seals,

for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God

  from every tribe and language and people and nation,

10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,

  and they shall reign on the earth.”




Looking forward to worshiping our ruling and reigning Savior and Lord together this Sunday!


Grace and peace,

Seth

08.20.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. More Than Conquerors

2. This is Amazing Grace

3. Victory in Jesus

4. By Our Love (with 2 verses of My Jesus I Love Thee)

5. King of Kings (with tag of Worthy of it All)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 8/20/2023


Series: God's Values and Grace Church

Core Value: Community

Message Title: Deep Connection: What Jesus Wants for Us

Scripture: Acts 2:42-47


Acts 2:42-47

42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe[a] came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.


Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you this Sunday!


Blessings in Christ,

Seth

08.13.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Days of Elijah

2. Same God

3. Down at the Cross

4. What a Beautiful Name it Is

5. Living Hope


Grace Community Worship Playlist 8/13/2023


Series: God's Values and Grace Church

Message Title: Word-Driven

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:13


1 Thessalonians 2:13


13 For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.


Looking forward to worshiping the Lord, the Living Word, together with you this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

08.06.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


  1. Because He Lives
  2. Goodness of God
  3. House of the Lord
  4. Reign in Us/When I Think About the Lord Medley
  5. O Praise the Name


Grace Community Church Playlist 08.06.23


Series: God's Values and Grace Church

Message Title: Spirit-Empowered Worship

Scripture: Psalm 95:1-7, Romans 12:1-5, John 4:23-24, 2 Timothy1:7


PSALM 95

Praise to the Lord, and Warning against Unbelief.

1O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord,

Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.

2Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving,

Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.

3For the Lord is a great God

And a great King above all gods,

4In whose hand are the depths of the earth,

The peaks of the mountains are His also.

5The sea is His, for it was He who made it,

And His hands formed the dry land.

6Come, let us worship and bow down,

Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

7For He is our God,

And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.

Today, if you would hear His voice


ROMANS 12

Dedicated Service

1Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

3For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. 4For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, 5so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.


JOHN 4:23-24

23But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.   24God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”


2 Timothy1:7

7For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.


Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you this Sunday!

07.30.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. The Lion and the Lamb

2. Who You Say I Am

3. Jesus Messiah

4. Sovereign Over Us (with Chorus of Lord I Need You)

5. Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 7/30/2023


Series: God's Values and Grace Church

Message Title: Gospel-Centered

Scripture: Matthew 7:21-25 and other select Scripture passages


Matthew 7:21-25

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’


24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the Rock.


Romans 4:4-5


4 Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. 5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness...


1 John 3:23-24

23 This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us. 24 The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.


Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus....the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

07.23.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. This is Amazing Grace

2. He Is

3. Hallelujah for the Cross

4. The Blessing (with chorus of Sovereign Over Us)

5. In Christ Alone


Grace Community Worship Playlist 7/23/2023



We're taking a break from our series through the gospel of Mark and will be starting a 7-week series called God's Values and Grace Church. The first core value of our church family that we will be covering is that we are a Story-Formed people. We have been redeemed by God through the cross of His Risen Son and brought into His story and now our identity is in Christ!


New Series: God's Values and Grace Church

Sermon Title: Story-Formed--Our Identity

Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-3a, Ephesians 1:3-9, 13-14


Isaiah 43:1-3

43 But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob,

And He who formed you, O Israel,

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;

I have called you by name; you are Mine!

2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

And through the rivers, they will not overflow you.

When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched,

Nor will the flame burn you.

3 “For I am the Lord your God,

The Holy One of Israel, your Savior...


Ephesians 1:3-9, 13-14

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. 7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace 8 which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight 9 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him...


13 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.


Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday. Praise our good and sovereign Father that we are now no longer our own, but have been adopted into His family through faith in Christ alone!!!


Grace and peace,

Seth 

07.16.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we will be singing this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Always (Tomlin version)

2. Days of Elijah

3. More than Conquerors

4. How Great Thou Art (with O Praise the Name)

5. Hymn of Heaven (with chorus of Agnus Dei)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 7/16/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Message Title: The Things to Come--Part 2--The Return of Christ

Scripture: Mark 13:24-36



Mark 13:24-36


24 “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. 26 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth to the farthest end of heaven.


28 “Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. 29 Even so, you too, when you see these things happening, recognize that He is near, right at the door. 30 Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. 32 But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.


33 “Take heed, keep on the alert; for you do not know when the appointed time will come. 34 It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert. 35 Therefore, be on the alert—for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning— 36 in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep.



Looking forward to worshiping our returning King with you this Sunday!


Blessings in Christ,

Seth

07.09.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Battle Belongs

2. Who You Say I Am

3. What a Beautiful Name It Is

4. The Jesus Way (with modified lyrics)

5. Worthy is the Lamb (during communion)

6. Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me (with tag of Worthy of It All)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 7/9/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Title: The Things to Come--Part 1

Scripture: Mark 13:1-23


Mark 13:1-23


13 As He was going out of the temple, one of His disciples *said to Him, “Teacher, behold what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!”2 And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone will be left upon another which will not be torn down.”


3 As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately, 4 “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?” 5 And Jesus began to say to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. 6 Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He!’ and will mislead many. 7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end. 8 For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.


9 “But be on your guard; for they will deliver you to the courts, and you will be flogged in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them. 10 The gospel must first be preached to all the nations. 11 When they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit.12 Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. 13 You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.


14 “But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where it should not be (let the reader understand), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. 15 The one who is on the housetop must not go down, or go in to get anything out of his house; 16 and the one who is in the field must not turn back to get his coat. 17 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 18 But pray that it may not happen in the winter. 19 For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will. 20 Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days. 21 And then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ’; or, ‘Behold, He is there’; do not believe him; 22 for false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect. 23 But take heed; behold, I have told you everything in advance.



Looking forward to worshiping our Sovereign and Risen Savior together on Sunday!

Grace and peace,

Seth

07.02.23


Hey Grace Family!


DON'T FORGET WE ARE WORSHIPING TOGETHER AT JARVIS CREEK PARK THIS SUNDAY AT 10 AM. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE FOR A WONDERFUL TIME OF WORSHIP TOGETHER AS WELL AS A COOKOUT PICNIC FOLLOWING THE SERVICE! (Bring a side or dessert if you are able...)



Here are the songs we are singing this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. The Lion and the Lamb

2. Jesus Messiah

3. Christian Patriotic Medley (not included on the playlist)

4. King of Kings

5. Living Hope


Grace Community Worship Playlist 7/2/2023



Sunday at Jarvis Park

Title: Living as People Who Have Been Set Free

Scripture: Galatians 5:13-26



Galatians 5:13-26


13 For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 But if you bite and devour one another, take care that you are not consumed by one another.


16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. 17 For the flesh [a]sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, so that you may not do the things that you [b]please. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the Law. 19 Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: [c]immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, [d]factions, 21 envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. 24 Now those who [e]belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.


25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also [f]walk by the Spirit. 26 Let us not become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.



LOOKING FORWARD TO WORSHIPING OUR RISEN LORD TOGETHER AT JARVIS CREEK PARK AT 10AM THIS SUNDAY MORNING!


Blessings in Christ,

Seth

06.25.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. He Is

2. House of the Lord

3. Hallelujah for the Cross

4. Sovereign Over Us

5. Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 6/25/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Sermon Title: Free to Give

Scripture: Mark 12:38-44


Mark 12:38-44


38 In His teaching He was saying: “Beware of the scribes who like to walk around in long robes, and like respectful greetings in the market places,39 and chief seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets,40 who devour widows’ houses, and for appearance’s sake offer long prayers; these will receive greater condemnation.”


41 And He sat down opposite the treasury, and began observing how the people were putting money into the treasury; and many rich people were putting in large sums. 42 A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which amount to a cent. 43 Calling His disciples to Him, He said to them, “Truly I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the contributors to the treasury; 44 for they all put in out of their surplus, but she, out of her poverty, put in all she owned, all she had to live on.”



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

06.18.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this Father's Day with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. This is Amazing Grace

2. More Than Conquerors

3. Reign in Us

4. Always (with Good Good Father)

5. In Christ Alone


Grace Community Worship Playlist 6/18/2023


Father's Day Message

Title: Intentional Dads

Scripture: Malachi 4:6



Malachi 4:6

6 He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord with you on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

06.11.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Because He Lives

2. More Than Conquerors

3. King of Kings

Sermon 

4. Worthy is the Lamb/Lord I Need You Medley (with chorus of Reign in Us)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 6/11/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Sermon Title: Love God, Love Others

Scripture: Mark 12:28-37


Mark 12:28-37

28 One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “What commandment is the foremost of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The foremost is, ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord; 30 and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32 The scribe said to Him, “Right, Teacher; You have truly stated that He is One, and there is no one else besides Him; 33 and to love Him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as himself, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34 When Jesus saw that he had answered intelligently, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” After that, no one would venture to ask Him any more questions.


35 And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 36 David himself said in the Holy Spirit,


‘The Lord said to my Lord,

“Sit at My right hand,

Until I put Your enemies beneath Your feet.”’


37 David himself calls Him ‘Lord’; so in what sense is He his son?” And the large crowd enjoyed listening to Him.




Looking forward to worshiping the Lord with you on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth 

06.04.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. The Lion and the Lamb

2. Always

3. How Great Thou Art

4. Crown Him with Many Crowns (During communion)

5. O Praise the Name


Grace Community Worship Playlist 6/4/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Sermon Title: God of the Living

Scripture: Mark 12:18-27


Mark 12:18-27

18 Some Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection) *came to Jesus, and began questioning Him, saying, 19 “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves behind a wife and leaves no child, his brother should marry the wife and raise up children to his brother.20 There were seven brothers; and the first took a wife, and died leaving no children. 21 The second one married her, and died leaving behind no children; and the third likewise; 22 and so all seven left no children. Last of all the woman died also. 23 In the resurrection, when they rise again, which one’s wife will she be? For all seven had married her.” 24 Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are mistaken, that you do not understand the Scriptures or the power of God? 25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.26 But regarding the fact that the dead rise again, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? 27 He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; you are greatly mistaken.”



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord with you this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

05.28.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Victory in Jesus

2. What a Beautiful Name it Is

3. Worthy is the Lamb, Sovereign Over Us, How Great is our God Medley

4. Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me (with Worthy of It All)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 5/28/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Sermon Title: To God the Things That Are God's

Scripture: Mark 12:13-17


Mark 12:13-17

English Standard Version


13 And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to trap him in his talk. 14 And they came and said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are true and do not care about anyone's opinion. For you are not swayed by appearances,[a] but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay them, or should we not?” 15 But, knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, “Why put me to the test? Bring me a denarius[b] and let me look at it.” 16 And they brought one. And he said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said to him, “Caesar's.”17 Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.” And they marveled at him.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this weekend!


Blessings in Christ,

Seth

05.21.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Cornerstone

2. The Lord's Prayer (It's Yours)

3. Hallelujah for the Cross

4. Your Great Name

5. Living Hope


Grace Community Worship Playlist 5/21/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Sermon Title: Owner of the Vineyard

Scripture: Mark 12:1-12


Mark 12:1-12


Parable of the Vine-growers

12 And He began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard and put a wall around it, and dug a vat under the wine press and built a tower, and rented it out to vine-growers and went on a journey.2 At the harvest time he sent a slave to the vine-growers, in order to receive some of the produce of the vineyard from the vine-growers. 3 They took him, and beat him and sent him away empty-handed. 4 Again he sent them another slave, and they wounded him in the head, and treated him shamefully. 5 And he sent another, and that one they killed; and so with many others, beating some and killing others. 6 He had one more to send, a beloved son; he sent him last of all to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 7 But those vine-growers said to one another, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours!’ 8 They took him, and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard. 9 What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the vine-growers, and will give the vineyard to others. 10 Have you not even read this Scripture:


‘The stone which the builders rejected,

This became the chief corner stone;

11 This came about from the Lord,

And it is marvelous in our eyes’?”


12 And they were seeking to seize Him, and yet they feared the people, for they understood that He spoke the parable against them. And so they left Him and went away.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this weekend!


Blessings in Christ,

Seth

05.14.23


Hey Grace Family!


Happy Mother's Day to you! 


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. This is Amazing Grace

2. Goodness of God

3. He Is

4. Psalm 23 (Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy)

5. Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 5/14/2023


Join us this weekend as we thank the Lord for our mothers, including every spiritual mother that is a part of the Grace family! 


Scripture: Proverbs 31:1, 28, 30 (and other select Scripture passages)


Proverbs 31:28-30

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition


28 Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied); and her husband boasts of and praises her, [saying],

29 Many daughters have done virtuously, nobly, and well [with the strength of character that is steadfast in goodness], but you excel them all.

30 Charm and grace are deceptive, and beauty is vain [because it is not lasting], but a woman who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, she shall be praised!


Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

05.07.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms/Are You Washed in the Blood Medley

2. House of the Lord

3. Always

4. How Great is Our God/How Great Thou Art Medley

5. In Christ Alone


Grace Community Worship Playlist 5/7/23


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Sermon Title: 

Scripture: Mark 11:27-33



Mark 11:27-33

New American Standard Bible 1995


27 They *came again to Jerusalem. And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders *came to Him, 28 and began saying to Him, “By what authority are You doing these things, or who gave You this authority to do these things?” 29 And Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question, and you answer Me, and then I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30 Was the baptism of John from heaven, or from men? Answer Me.” 31 They began reasoning among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Then why did you not believe him?’32 But shall we say, ‘From men’?”—they were afraid of the people, for everyone considered John to have been a real prophet. 33 Answering Jesus, they *said, “We do not know.” And Jesus *said to them, “Nor will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this weekend!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

04.30.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this Sunday, along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. The Lion and the Lamb

2. Jesus Messiah

3. Because He Lives

4. The Blessing

5. Hymn of Heaven (with chorus and bridge of Goodness of God)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 4/30/23


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Sermon Title: Prayer Principles

Scripture: Mark 11:22-26


Mark 11:22-26

22 And Jesus *answered saying to them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. 24 Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you. 25 Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions. 26 [[a]But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your transgressions.”]



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this weekend!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

04.23.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. God So Loved

2. Victory in Jesus

3. King of Kings 

4. Same God

5. Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me (with Worthy of It All)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 4/23/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Sermon Title: The Temple and a Tree

Scripture: Mark 11:11-22



Mark 11:11-22


11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking around at everything, He left for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late.


12 On the next day, when they had left Bethany, He became hungry.13 Seeing at a distance a fig tree in leaf, He went to see if perhaps He would find anything on it; and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 He said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again!” And His disciples were listening.


15 Then they *came to Jerusalem. And He entered the temple and began to drive out those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who were selling doves; 16 and He would not permit anyone to carry merchandise through the temple. 17 And He began to teach and say to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a robbers’ den.” 18 The chief priests and the scribes heard this, and began seeking how to destroy Him; for they were afraid of Him, for the whole crowd was astonished at His teaching.


19 When evening came, they went out of the city.


20 As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up. 21 Being reminded, Peter *said to Him, “Rabbi, look, the fig tree which You cursed has withered.” 22 And Jesus *answered saying to them, “Have faith in God.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ, 

Seth

04.16.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


  1. Battle Belongs
  2. Hallelujah for the Cross
  3. Goodness of God
  4. Salvation's Tide
  5. Living Hope


Grace Community Church Worship Playlist 4/16/2023


Sermon Title: THE GOSPEL IS TRUE – SO NOW WHAT?

Scripture: 1 John 1:1-10


I John 1:1-10 NKJV


That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us— that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

04.09.23


Hey Grace Family!


Happy Resurrection Sunday; He is Risen!!

Hope to see you at one of our Easter services on Sunday at 9 or 11am, as well as at the Grace and HH Presbyterian Sunrise service at 6:30am at Driessen Beach.


Also, plan to join us for our Maundy Thursday communion service tonight at 6:30pm, as well as our Good Friday service tomorrow at 12 noon.



Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Low in the Grave He Lay/ Alive Forever Amen

2. This is Amazing Grace 

3. What a Beautiful Name it Is

4. All Hail King Jesus/ Forever (We Sing Hallelujah) Medley

Sermon

5. Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 4/9/2023


Sermon Title: A Life of Significance

Scripture: John 20:1-8


John 20:1-8

 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene *came early to the tomb, while it *was still dark, and *saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. 2 So she *ran and *came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and *said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”3 So Peter and the other disciple went forth, and they were going to the tomb. 4 The two were running together; and the other disciple ran ahead faster than Peter and came to the tomb first; 5 and stooping and looking in, he *saw the linen wrappings lying there; but he did not go in. 6 And so Simon Peter also *came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he *saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7 and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 So the other disciple who had first come to the tomb then also entered, and he saw and believed.



Looking forward to worshiping our Risen Savior and Lord together with you this weekend!


Grace and Peace, 

Seth

04.02.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this Palm Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. House of the Lord

2. Cornerstone

3. Hallelujah for the Cross

4. Man of Sorrows

Sermon

5. Worthy is the Lamb (during communion)

6. In Christ Alone


Grace Community Worship Playlist 4/2/2023


Palm Sunday Message

Title: Look, Your King is Coming to You

Scripture: Mark 11:1-14 and John 12:12-28a


Mark 11:1-14

11 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” 4 And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. 5 And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6 And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. 8 And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. 9 And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”


11 And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.


12 On the following day, when they came from Bethany, he was hungry.13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. 14 And he said to it, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it.



John 12:12-28

12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” 14 And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,


15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion;

behold, your king is coming,

  sitting on a donkey's colt!”


16 His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. 17 The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. 18 The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”

20 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. 21 So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

27 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.”



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord with you this weekend!


Grace and peace,

Seth

03.26.23


Hey Grace Family!


We are one Sunday away from Palm Sunday and then we celebrate our risen King on Easter Sunday the following week on April 9th! I hope you can join us for our Maundy Thursday service, Good Friday service, Easter Sunrise service with Hilton Head Presbyterian and Easter services here at Grace!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms Medley

2. The Lion and the Lamb

3. Same God

4. Hymn of Heaven

5. O Praise the Name


Grace Community Worship Playlist 3/26/2023


Message Title: Seeking and Saving

Scripture: Luke 19:10



Luke 19:10

10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you this weekend!

Grace and Peace,

Seth

03.19.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. God So Loved

2. Here I Am to Worship

3. Jesus Messiah

4. Reign in Us

Message

5. Your Great Name (with bridge and chorus of Glorious Day--Living He Loved Me)



Grace Community Worship Playlist 3/19/2023



Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior 

Title: “What do you want Me to do for you?”

Scripture: Mark 10:46-52



Mark 10:46-52

46 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” 50 And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” 52 And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this weekend!

Grace and Peace,

Seth

03.12.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this weekend with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. There is Power in the Blood

2. This is Amazing Grace

3. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

4. Goodness of God

Message

5. Humble King (Special after the message)

6. He Is


Grace Community Worship Playlist 3/12/2023



Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior 

Title: Suffering Foretold

Scripture: Mark 10:32-45


Mark 10:32-45

32 And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, 33 saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles.34 And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.”


35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.”36 And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” 37 And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38 Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” 39 And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, 40 but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” 


41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. 42 And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,[a] 44 and whoever would be first among you must be slave[b] of all. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

03.05.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs for this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Because He Lives

2. House of the Lord

3. King of Kings

4. Lord I Need You (with verse and chorus of I'd Rather Have Jesus)

Message 

Communion

5. How Great Thou Art (with bridge and chorus of How Great is our God)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 3/5/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Title: With God, All Things Are Possible

Scripture: Mark 10:23-31


Mark 10:23-31

23 And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, “Then who can be saved?” 27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” 28 Peter began to say to him, “See, we have left everything and followed you.” 29 Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, 30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord with you this weekend!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

02.26.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. The Lion and the Lamb

2. Hallelujah for the Cross

3. The Blessing

4. Christ is Enough

5. Yet Not I But through Christ in Me (with Worthy of it All)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 2/26/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Title: Desiring Righteousness

Scripture: Mark 10:17-22


Mark 10:17-22


17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’” 20 And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” 21 And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.




Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this weekend!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

02.19.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Victory in Jesus

2. Same God

3. Jesus Messiah

4. He Is

5. O Praise the Name


Grace Community Worship Playlist 2/19/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior 

Title: For Such is the Kingdom of God

Scripture: Mark 10:13-16


Mark 10:13-16

13 And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them. 14 But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.” 16 And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord with you this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

02.12.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. More Than Conquerors

2. Goodness of God

3. Who You Say I Am

4. Great is Thy Faithfulness

5. Living Hope


Grace Community Worship Playlist 2/12/2023



Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior 

Title: Dealing with Divorce

Scripture: Mark 10:1-12



Mark 10:1-12


Getting up, He *went from there to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan; crowds *gathered around Him again, and, according to His custom, He once more began to teach them.


2 Some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to [a]divorce a wife. 3 And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and [b]send her away.” 5 But Jesus said to them, “[c]Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6 But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. 7 For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother[d], 8 and the two shall become one flesh; so they are no longer two, but one flesh.9 What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”


10 In the house the disciples began questioning Him about this again. 11 And He *said to them, “Whoever [e]divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her;12 and if she herself [f]divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery.”



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

02.05.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. More Than Conquerors

2. Cornerstone

3. What a Beautiful Name it Is

4. Jesus Paid it All

5. Restore to Me (Response time at the end of the service)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 2/5/2023


Remember, there is only one service at 10am this Sunday, followed by a church-wide lunch and annual meeting to celebrate together all the Lord did in and through His people at Grace in 2022. Please make plans to bring a side or dessert and stay for a wonderful time of food and fellowship!


Matthew will be taking a one week break from the gospel of Mark for a stand alone sermon on God's forgiveness in the life of King David.


Title: Confession, Restoration and Responsive Hearts

Scripture: 2 Samuel 11-12 and Psalm 51



Psalm 51


Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;

According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.

2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity

And cleanse me from my sin.

3 For [b]I know my transgressions,

And my sin is ever before me.

4 Against You, You only, I have sinned

And done what is evil in Your sight,

So that You [c]are justified [d]when You speak

And [e]blameless when You judge.


5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,

And in sin my mother conceived me.

6 Behold, You desire truth in the [f]innermost being,

And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.

7 [g]Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;

[h]Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

8 [i]Make me to hear joy and gladness,

Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.

9 Hide Your face from my sins

And blot out all my iniquities.


10 Create [j]in me a clean heart, O God,

And renew [k]a steadfast spirit within me.

11 Do not cast me away from Your presence

And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation

And sustain me with a willing spirit.

13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,

And sinners will [l]be converted to You.


14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation;

Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.

15 O Lord, [m]open my lips,

That my mouth may declare Your praise.

16 For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;

You are not pleased with burnt offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;

A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.


18 By Your favor do good to Zion;

[n]Build the walls of Jerusalem.

19 Then You will delight in [o]righteous sacrifices,

In burnt offering and whole burnt offering;

Then [p]young bulls will be offered on Your altar.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you on this special Sunday!


Blessings in Christ,

Seth

01.29.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms/Are You Washed Medley

2. This is Amazing Grace

3. King of Kings (with chorus of Living Hope)

4. More than Conquerors (special before the message)

5. In Christ Alone


Grace Community Worship Playlist 1/29/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior 

Title: Dire Warnings and Righteous Living

Scripture: Mark 9:38-50



Mark 9:38-50


38 John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me. 40 For he who is not against us is for us. 41 For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.


42 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavy millstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire, 44 [where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.] 45 If your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame, than, having your two feet, to be cast into hell, 46 [where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.] 47 If your eye causes you to stumble, throw it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be cast into hell, 48 where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.


49 “For everyone will be salted with fire. 50 Salt is good; but if the salt becomes unsalty, with what will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”




Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

01.22.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. House of the Lord

2. Jesus Messiah

3. Man of Sorrows

4. Same God

5. Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me (with Worthy of It All)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 1/22/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Title: Who is the Greatest?

Scripture: Mark 9:30-37


Mark 9:30-37

30 From there they went out and began to go through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know about it. 31 For He was teaching His disciples and telling them, “The Son of Man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him; and when He has been killed, He will rise three days later.” 32 But they did not understand this statement, and they were afraid to ask Him.


33 They came to Capernaum; and when He was in the house, He began to question them, “What were you discussing on the way?” 34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest. 35 Sitting down, He called the twelve and *said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.” 36 Taking a child, He set him before them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me.”




Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

01.15.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. God So Loved

2. Through it All

3. How Great is Our God

4. When I Think About the Lord

5. O Praise the Name


Grace Community Worship Playlist 1/15/2023


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Title: Jesus and the Valley

Scripture: Mark 9:14-29



Mark 9:14-29

14 When they came back to the disciples, they saw a large crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them. 15 Immediately, when the entire crowd saw Him, they were amazed and began running up to greet Him. 16 And He asked them, “What are you discussing with them?”17 And one of the crowd answered Him, “Teacher, I brought You my son, possessed with a spirit which makes him mute; 18 and whenever it seizes him, it slams him to the ground and he foams at the mouth, and grinds his teeth and stiffens out. I told Your disciples to cast it out, and they could not do it.” 19 And He *answered them and *said, “O unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring him to Me!” 20 They brought the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately the spirit threw him into a convulsion, and falling to the ground, he began rolling around and foaming at the mouth. 21 And He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?”And he said, “From childhood. 22 It has often thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, take pity on us and help us!” 23 And Jesus said to him, “‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” 24 Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.” 25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was rapidly gathering, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You deaf and mute spirit, I command you, come out of him and do not enter him again.” 26 After crying out and throwing him into terrible convulsions, it came out; and the boy became so much like a corpse that most of them said, “He is dead!” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and raised him; and he got up. 28 When He came into the house, His disciples began questioning Him privately, “Why could we not drive it out?” 29 And He said to them, “This kind cannot come out by anything but prayer.”



Looking forward to worshiping our all-powerful and merciful Lord together with you on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

01.08.23


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Hallelujah for the Cross

2. Goodness of God

3. The Lion and the Lamb (with Worthy of It All)

4. Transfiguration (special before the message)

5. Hymn of Heaven


Grace Community Worship Playlist 1/8/2023



Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Title: God on the Mountain

Scripture: Mark 9:1-13


Mark 9:1-13


The Transfiguration


9 And Jesus was saying to them, “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.”


2 Six days later, Jesus *took with Him Peter and James and John, and *brought them up on a high mountain by themselves. And He was transfigured before them; 3 and His garments became radiant and exceedingly white, as no launderer on earth can whiten them. 4 Elijah appeared to them along with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. 5 Peter *said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6 For he did not know what to answer; for they became terrified. 7 Then a cloud formed, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is My beloved Son, listen to Him!” 8 All at once they looked around and saw no one with them anymore, except Jesus alone.


9 As they were coming down from the mountain, He gave them orders not to relate to anyone what they had seen, until the Son of Man rose from the dead. 10 They seized upon that statement, discussing with one another what rising from the dead meant. 11 They asked Him, saying, “Why is it that the scribes say that Elijah must come first?” 12 And He said to them, “Elijah does first come and restore all things. And yet how is it written of the Son of Man that He will suffer many things and be treated with contempt? 13 But I say to you that Elijah has indeed come, and they did to him whatever they wished, just as it is written of him.”



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord with you on Sunday! He is worthy of all our adoration and praise!


Blessings in Christ,

Seth

12.24.22


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this Saturday during our afternoon Christmas Eve services (at 3pm or 5pm) with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Christmas Day

2. Hark the Herald Angels Sing/King of Heaven

3. O Holy Night

4. Silent Night

5. Away in a Manger

6. Go Tell It on the Mountain

7. Mary, Did You Know?

8. Joy to the World



Grace Community Christmas Eve Playlist 12/24/2022



Join us this Christmas Eve (Saturday) at 3pm or 5pm for our Casual Family Friendly Service or at 11pm for our traditional candlelight service. During the candlelight service, we will be singing various traditional Christmas songs.


I hope you can join us for one or more of these services as we celebrate the birth of Jesus together and eagerly long for His second advent!


John 1:1,14-18

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 John *testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’” 16 For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace. 17 For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.


Revelation 21:1-7

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, 4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

5 And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”6 Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. 7 He who overcomes will inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son.



Also, don't forget to worship with us from home on Sunday as you watch the online Christmas Day service available Dec. 25 at 9am or later on our Grace Facebook page or our website.


Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this weekend!

Merry Christmas,

Seth

12.18.22


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Christmas Day

2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

3. What Child is This

4. Light of the World (Sing Hallelujah)

5. He Is and Jesus Messiah medley


Grace Community Worship Playlist 12/18/2022


Join us this fourth Sunday of Advent as we consider the Peace that Jesus brings!


Advent Series: Unto Us

Title: Unto Us: Peace

Scripture: Romans 5:1-5


Romans 5:1-5

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

12.11.22


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Joy to the World

2. O Come All Ye Faithful

3. O Little Town of Bethlehem

4. Lord I Need You

5. King of Kings (with Tag of Go Tell it on the Mountain)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 12/11/2022


Advent Series: Unto Us

Title: Unto Us: Joy

Scripture: Isaiah 53:1-12 and Luke 2:8-11


Isaiah 53

Who has believed our message?

And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

2 For He grew up before Him like a tender [a]shoot,

And like a root out of parched ground;

He has no stately form or majesty

That we should look upon Him,

Nor appearance that we should [b]be attracted to Him.

3 He was despised and forsaken of men,

A man of [c]sorrows and acquainted with [d]grief;

And like one from whom men hide their face

He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.


4 Surely our [e]griefs He Himself bore,

And our [f]sorrows He carried;

Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,

[g]Smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But He was [h]pierced through for our transgressions,

He was crushed for our iniquities;

The chastening for our [i]well-being fell upon Him,

And by His scourging we are healed.

6 All of us like sheep have gone astray,

Each of us has turned to his own way;

But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all

To [j]fall on Him.


7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted,

Yet He did not open His mouth;

Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,

And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,

So He did not open His mouth.

8 By oppression and judgment He was taken away;

And as for His generation, who considered

That He was cut off out of the land of the [k]living

For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?

9 His grave was assigned with wicked men,

Yet He was with a rich man in His death,

Because He had done no violence,

Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.


10 But the Lord was pleased

To crush Him, [l]putting Him to grief;

If [m]He would render Himself as a guilt offering,

He will see His [n]offspring,

He will prolong His days,

And the [o]good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand.

11 As a result of the [p]anguish of His soul,

He will see [q]it and be satisfied;

By His knowledge the Righteous One,

My Servant, will justify the many,

As He will bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great,

And He will divide the booty with the strong;

Because He poured out [r]Himself to death,

And was numbered with the transgressors;

Yet He Himself bore the sin of many,

And interceded for the transgressors.




Luke 2:8-11


8 In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; 11 for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is [a]Christ the Lord.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

12.04.22


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. God So Loved

2. Hark the Herald Angels Sing/King of Heaven

3. Here I Am to Worship

4. Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground)

5. In Christ Alone (after communion)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 12/4/2022



Series: Unto Us

Title: Unto Us: Love

Scripture: Isaiah 7:14 and John 3:16-17


Isaiah 7:14

14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel (God with us).


John 3:16-17

16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.




Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday during this Advent season!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

11.27.22


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this first Sunday of advent with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Christmas Day

2. This Is Amazing Grace

3. He Is

4. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

5. Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 11/27/2022


Series: Unto Us (Advent)

Title: Unto Us: Hope

Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-12 and 1 Peter 1:3-9


Isaiah 11:1-12

Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse,

And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.

2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him,

The spirit of wisdom and understanding,

The spirit of counsel and strength,

The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.

3 And He will delight in the fear of the Lord,

And He will not judge by what His eyes see,

Nor make a decision by what His ears hear;

4 But with righteousness He will judge the poor,

And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth;

And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,

And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.

5 Also righteousness will be the belt about His loins,

And faithfulness the belt about His waist.


6 And the wolf will dwell with the lamb,

And the leopard will lie down with the young goat,

And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;

And a little boy will lead them.

7 Also the cow and the bear will graze,

Their young will lie down together,

And the lion will eat straw like the ox.

8 The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra,

And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper’s den.

9 They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain,

For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord

As the waters cover the sea.

10 Then in that day

The nations will resort to the root of Jesse,

Who will stand as a signal for the peoples;

And His resting place will be glorious.

11 Then it will happen on that day that the Lord

Will again recover the second time with His hand

The remnant of His people, who will remain,

From Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath,

And from the islands of the sea.

12 And He will lift up a standard for the nations

And assemble the banished ones of Israel,

And will gather the dispersed of Judah

From the four corners of the earth.


1 Peter 1:3-9

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various [a]trials, 7 so that the [b]proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which [c]is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and [d]full of glory,9 obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of [e]your souls.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

11.20.22


Hey Grace Family!


Happy Thanksgiving!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. My Tribute (To God Be the Glory)

2. Jesus Messiah

3. The Blessing

4. Psalm 23 (Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy)

5. Goodness of God/ How Great Thou Art


Grace Community Worship Playlist 11/20/2022


Join us this Sunday for our second Thanksgiving service as Matthew takes a deeper look at Psalm 136 and all that we have to be thankful for in Jesus!


Title: Give Thanks, for He is Good


Scripture: Psalm 136


1 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

2 Give thanks to the God of gods,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

4 To Him who alone does great wonders,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting;

5 To Him who made the heavens with skill,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting;

6 To Him who spread out the earth above the waters,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting;

7 To Him who made the great lights,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting:

8 The sun to rule by day,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

9 The moon and stars to rule by night,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting.


10 To Him who smote the Egyptians in their firstborn,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

11 And brought Israel out from their midst,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

12 With a strong hand and an outstretched arm,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

13 To Him who divided the Red Sea asunder,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

14 And made Israel pass through the midst of it,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting;

15 But He overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

16 To Him who led His people through the wilderness,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting;

17 To Him who smote great kings,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

18 And slew mighty kings,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting:

19 Sihon, king of the Amorites,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

20 And Og, king of Bashan,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

21 And gave their land as a heritage,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

22 Even a heritage to Israel His servant,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting.


23 Who remembered us in our low estate,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting,

24 And has rescued us from our adversaries,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting;

25 Who gives food to all flesh,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

26 Give thanks to the God of heaven,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!


Blessings in Christ,

Seth

11.13.22


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. House of the Lord

2. 10,000 Reasons

3. What a Beautiful Name

4. Reign in Us

5. Living Hope


Grace Community Worship Playlist 11/13/2022


Join us this Sunday for the first half of a two week Thanksgiving series based out of Psalm 136 and other supporting passages of Scripture. 


Psalm 136:1

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,

For His lovingkindness is everlasting.


Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

11.06.22


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Days of Elijah

2. Hallelujah for the Cross

3. Goodness of God

4. Hear the Call of the Kingdom

5. O Praise the Name


Grace Community Worship Playlist 11/6/2022


Join us for a special Missions Sunday this weekend! 


Remember, there will just be ONE service at 10am. Also, remember to set your clock back one hour Saturday evening for the end of Daylight Savings Time.


Matthew will be sharing a brief message on missions along with some other updates from our missions team at Grace.


Missions Sunday

Message Title: "Here Am I"


Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8


In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. 2 Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. 3 And one called out to another and said,


“Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts,

The whole earth is full of His glory.”


4 And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, while the temple was filling with smoke. 5 Then I said,


“Woe is me, for I am ruined!

Because I am a man of unclean lips,

And I live among a people of unclean lips;

For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.”


6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs. 7 He touched my mouth with it and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away and your sin is forgiven.”


8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

10.30.22


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. The Lion and the Lamb

2. King of Kings

3. He Is

4. Knowing You

5. Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 10/30/2022


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Title: Confessing Christ


Scripture: Mark 8:27-38


27 Jesus went out, along with His disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 They told Him, saying, “John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; but others, one of the prophets.” 29 And He continued by questioning them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter *answered and *said to Him, “You are [a]the Christ.” 30 And He [b]warned them to tell no one about Him.


31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 And He was stating the matter plainly. And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. 33 But turning around and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter and *said, “Get behind Me, Satan; for you are not setting your mind on [c]God’s interests, but man’s.”


34 And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. 35 For whoever wishes to save his [d]life will lose it, but whoever loses his [e]life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36 For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? 37 For what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 38 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this weekend!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

10.23.22


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing this Sunday, along with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Power

2. Jesus Messiah

3. Man of Sorrows

4. Same God

5. How Great Thou Art (with bridge and chorus of How Great is Our God)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 10/23/2022


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Message Title: A Healing and a Metaphor 


Scripture:

Mark 8:22-30


22 And they *came to Bethsaida. And they *brought a blind man to Jesus and *implored Him to touch him. 23 Taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, “Do you see anything?” 24 And he looked up and said, “I see men, for I see them like trees, walking around.” 25 Then again He laid His hands on his eyes; and he looked intently and was restored, and began to see everything clearly. 26 And He sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village.”


27 Jesus went out, along with His disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 They told Him, saying, “John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; but others, one of the prophets.” 29 And He continued by questioning them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter *answered and *said to Him, “You are the Christ.” 30 And He warned them to tell no one about Him.



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord with you on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

10.16.22


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen ahead of time:


1. Battle Belongs

2. Sovereign Over Us

3. God So Loved

4. Open the Eyes of My Heart (with Chorus of He Is)

5. Before the Throne of God Above (with chorus of Living Hope)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 10/16/2022


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Message Title: “Do You Understand?"


Scripture: Mark 8:14-21


14 And they had forgotten to take bread, and did not have more than one loaf in the boat with them. 15 And He was giving orders to them, saying, “Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” 16 They began to discuss with one another the fact that they had no bread. 17 And Jesus, aware of this, *said to them, “Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a [a]hardened heart? 18 Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember, 19 when I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces you picked up?” They *said to Him, “Twelve.”20 “When I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?” And they *said to Him, “Seven.” 21 And He was saying to them, “Do you not yet understand?”



Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

10.09.22


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to

listen ahead of time:


1. This is Amazing Grace

2. House of the Lord

3. Hallelujah for the Cross

4. Hymn of Heaven

5. Worthy is the Lamb (during communion)

6. Yet Not I But through Christ in Me


Grace Community Worship Playlist 10/9/2022


We are taking a one-week break from our series through the gospel of

Mark. Lead Pastor Matthew and Andrew Cannell, our new Director of

Student Ministries will each be sharing briefly this Sunday:



“Gardening With God: My Journey and Ministry” I Corin. 3:1-9


Andrew Cannell, Director of Student Ministries


I Corin. 3:1-9

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to

men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk to drink, not

solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now

you are not yet able, 3 for you are still fleshly. For since there is

jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly and are you not

walking like mere men? 4 For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and

another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not mere men?


5 What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you

believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one. 6 I planted,

Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. 7 So then neither the

one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes

the growth. 8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each

will receive his own reward according to his own labor. 9 For we are

God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.




“Jesus and the Sacraments” Scripture: Romans 6:3-5, Luke 22:19-21


Matthew Palmer, Lead Pastor


Romans 6:3-5

3 Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ

Jesus have been baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we have been

buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was

raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might

walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have become united with Him in

the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness

of His resurrection...


Luke 22:19-21

19 And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and

gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do

this in remembrance of Me.” 20 And in the same way He took the cup

after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is

the new covenant in My blood. 21 But behold, the hand of the one

betraying Me is with Mine on the table.


Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together this Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

10.02.22


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen to them ahead of time:


1. Victory in Jesus 

2. Goodness of God

3. King of Kings

4. As the Deer

5. Death Was Arrested


Grace Community Worship Playlist 10/2/2022



Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Message Title: Compassion, Food and Faith


Scripture: Mark 8:1-13


During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said,

2 "I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat.

3 If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance."

4 His disciples answered, "But where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?"

5 "How many loaves do you have?" Jesus asked. "Seven," they replied.

6 He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. When he had taken the seven loaves and given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people, and they did so.

7 They had a few small fish as well; he gave thanks for them also and told the disciples to distribute them.

8 The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.

9 About four thousand men were present. And having sent them away,

10 he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the region of Dalmanutha.

11 The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven.

12 He sighed deeply and said, "Why does this generation ask for a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, no sign will be given to it."

13 Then he left them, got back into the boat and crossed to the other side.


Looking forward to worshiping the Lord with you on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

09.25.22


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen along...


1. Magnificent

2. Power

3. Jesus Messiah

4. Same God

5. Before the Throne of God Above (w/ Goodness of God)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 9/25/2022



Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Message Title: He Does All Things Well


Scripture Passage: Mark 7:31-37

31 Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis.

32 There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged him to place his hand on the man.

33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man's ears. Then he spit and touched the man's tongue.

34 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, "Ephphatha!" (which means, "Be opened!" ).

35 At this, the man's ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.

36 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it.

37 People were overwhelmed with amazement. "He has done everything well," they said. "He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak."


Looking forward to worshiping the Lord together with you on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

09.18.22


Hey Grace Family!


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen to them:


1. This is Amazing Grace

2. The Lion and the Lamb

3. What a Beautiful Name

4. He Is

5. O Praise the Name


Grace Community Worship Playlist 9/18/2022


Series: Mark: Following the Servant Savior

Message Title: Crumbs of Faith

Scripture: Mark 7:24-30

24Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret.

25In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an evil spirit came and fell at his feet.

26The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.

27"First let the children eat all they want," he told her, "for it is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs."

28"Yes, Lord," she replied, "but even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs."

29Then he told her, "For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter."

30She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.


Looking forward to worshiping with you on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth

09.11.22


Here are the songs we are singing together this Sunday with a link to listen along:


1. House of the Lord

2. Power

3. Man of Sorrows

4. By Our Love (Special before the message...)

5. Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)


Grace Community Worship Playlist 9/11/2022


Back to Church Sunday

Message Title: What is the Church to Be About? Worship, Discipleship and the World

Scripture passages: Eph. 3:10 and Rom. 12


Eph. 3:10-11

10His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,

11according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Rom. 12

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship.

2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.

3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.

4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,

5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith.

7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;

8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.

9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.

11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

13 Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.

18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

19 Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord.

20 On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head."

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.


Looking forward to worshiping the Lord with you on Sunday!

Blessings in Christ,

Seth