May 16, 2013
A Note from Pastor Mike
We are five weeks into our “Living in the Last Days” series in Matthew 24-25 and we are pretty much through the moguls, through the rough patches and about to enter into smooth sailing, right? Not so fast. Yes, we got through most of the difficult details that trip many people up. We are now getting to the real heart of the matter. We get to the question: “How does Jesus say we should operate now in light of Christ’s promised, visible, bodily, sudden return?” It's away from the theory and on to the practice. We love to think, sing, and talk about it but living it? That’s another story. So hard to do. Let’s trust God and transfer the ideas from our heads and hearts to our hands and feet. It will be immensely fun and exhilaratingly practical for our lives. Can’t wait to see what humanly impossible things God does.
For Jesus and the Gospel,
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Listen to last Sunday’s sermon: Living in the Last Days Pt. 5: Present Suffering, Future Glory Romans 8:18-25
Sermon for May 19 – Living in the Last Days Pt. 6: Only God Knows - Keep Watch and Be Ready (Matthew 24:36-51)
4/14 Signs of the Times (Matt. 24:1-14)
4/21 Abomination and Tribulation (Matt. 24:15-28)
4/28 The Coming of the Son of Man Pt. 1 (Matt. 24:29-35)
5/5 The Coming of the Son of Man Pt. 2 (Matt. 24:29-35)
5/12 Present Suffering, Future Glory (Rom. 8:18-25)
5/19 Only God Knows - Keep Watch and Be Ready (Matt. 24:36-51)
5/26 The Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matt. 25:1-13)
6/2 The Day of the Lord (1 Thess. 5:1-11)
6/9 The Parable of the Talents (Matt. 25:14-30)
6/16 The Final Judgment (Matt. 25:31-46)
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Sunday Worship Schedule
Worship Gatherings: 8:15, 9:45, 11:15 am
Adult Bible Classes: 8:15, 9:45, 11:15 am
Kids Worship (K-4th dismissed from service): 8:15, 11:15 am
Children & Youth Bible Classes: 9:45 am
Grace Bible Institute – The End Times: This Sun., May 19, 5:30-8:30pm in the Worship Center. 5:00-5:30pm: light dinner. Come for sessions covering the millennium, rapture, second coming, and tribulation. Free and open to all ages; child care available. Contact Brian Zuniga.
All Church Camp Out: Sun., May 26 at 3:00pm-Mon., May 27 at 9:30am. Join the whole Grace family for an overnight campout at Grace. Bring a tent to camp on the lawn or your RV/tent trailer to park in the parking lot. $5 per person (includes dinner on Sunday and breakfast on Monday), $20 max per family. Everything else is FREE!! Sign up at graceorange.org/campout or call the church office at (714)633-8867 to let us know you are planning on coming.
A Night of Worship with Enfield: Fri., Jun. 7, 7:00-9:00pm at Voyagers Bible Church (6000 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618). Enfield has led worship at the Resolved Conferences and has written/arranged many songs we sing at Grace. This event is free for all ages. We will take an offering to help offset costs. Seating is limited, so RSVP at graceorange.org/enfield.
It’s A Boy: Congratulations to Phil and Joanna Roberts. Jude Andrew Roberts born Sat., May, 11 at 8:17pm. 7lbs 8oz, 19 in.
Fuel - Men’s Breakfast: A time of fellowship, good food, and God’s Word. Sat., May 18, 7:30-9:00am in the Fellowship Hall. As we continue our “Aspiring” series, Dennis Sorensen will speak on the topic of control. Contact Wally Marsh.
Vacation Bible School Registration: Jun. 24-28, 9:00AM-12:30pm. Children entering K-grade 6 in the fall, come experience “Kingdom Chronicles” focusing on Eph. 6; what it means to put on the full armor of God! Family BBQ & Celebration: Fri., Jun. 28, 12:30-2:00pm. Register online! Make sure to fill out a Medical Release form. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Camp: Jul. 7-13 at Hume Lake. For those currently in grades 6-12. Cost is $450 (includes transportation and T-shirt). $50 deposit to get a spot. Check out humelake.org for more info. Contact Dan Martin.
Be Imitators of God Seminar: Sat., Jun. 1, 9:00AM-12:30pm at Grace Community Church (13248 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352). Continental breakfast at 8:00am. Cost: $15. For more info or to register online, visit their website. Carpool available. Contact Alice Holbrook.
Amanda Strozewski’s Baby Shower: Sun., Jun. 2 at 2:00PM at the Strozewski’s home. Registered at Target. RSVP to Cyndee Strozewski.
Share the Gospel at the OC Fair: Aug. 1-9. We have a great opportunity to share the Gospel with kids. Contact Doug Roller if you want to be a teacher, greeter, or learn more about this opportunity.
Pray as the following prepare for ministry:
- Grace Orange Team: Tra Vinh Province; Vietnam Jun. 15-Jul. 1.
- Jared Hughes: Boracay Island, Philippines; Jun. 23-Jul. 13; OBI.
- Christine Licata: Corrientes, Argentina; Jul. 15-Aug. 22; Encompass World Partners.
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Children's Bible Classes
This Sunday’s Scriptures
Toddler/2's – God Made Everything (Creation)
Pre K – Paul Escapes in a Basket (Acts 9:20-28)
Kindergarten – Jesus’ Friends Obey Him (Mark 12:30-31)
Grade 1-2 – Standing On The Promises of God (Numbers 13:26-14:25)
Grade 3-4 – The Mystery is Solved (2 Corinthians 5:21)
Grade 5-6 – Response to the Name (1 Chronicles 29:13)
Adult Bible Classes
The Journey (A2): Book Study: Ruth
Devoted (B2): Book Study: Hebrews
Compass (B1): How Now Shall We Live?
LifeBuilders (A1): Book Study: James
Logos (A2): Book Study: Ezekiel
Anchored - College/Career (A1): Book Study: Daniel