Posts from March 2020

Weekly Kids Church

We are back open in Kids Church at 9:30 Sunday mornings! Come worship with us! If you are continuing to stay at home, no worries, check your email and texts for devotions, crafts, games and studies. We hope to keep you spiritually happy! Blessings to all!!!

March 31 worship update

Grace Community Church, We have made the decision to extend our social distancing for another 2 weeks.  This means that we will not gather physically on April 5 or April 12.  And yes, that means that we will not physically be together on Easter Sunday.  I assure you that the truth of Christ rising from the grave is not impacted by the fact that we will be worshipping online or in the parking lot in our cars and not physically…

Tests & Temptation

Grace Family, Praying everyone’s remaining safe in these strange times! Pastor Jeff asked me to update the Lenten devotional blog because we had a question via YouTube regarding the sermon from March 22, 2020 (The Lord’s Prayer). It’s fitting that this week’s Lenten Devotional focus line is “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,” because the question was:  “I’ve been asked many times about the lead us not into temptation line. Is it at all saying it…

Lent 2020 – Week 6

Lent 2020 – Week 6 Welcome to the sixth week of our Lenten journey. This week, we will: 1). Focus on The Lord’s Prayer: “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” 2). Scripture = 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 3). Fasting = Tuesday breakfast and lunch The Lord’s Prayer Temptation is something we all struggle with to some degree. Some of us struggle more than others….and we are all tempted by different things. To some, it may be alcohol,…

FM Youth (7th-12th Grade)

As we continue to experience the need for social distancing, we are doing what we can to create community with our students. FM LIVE events are happening online through Zoom on Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Also, students can join me for FM Zoom 3@3 Monday-Friday at 3:00 p.m. This is a quick time for us to connect and discuss three simple questions. (1. Where did you see God today? 2. What is one thing you accomplished and feel…

Worship Update

Grace Community Church: Worship Update In addition to joining us online on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/gracefortsmith/) or on our YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/GraceCommunityChurchfortsmith), we are now transmitting on short range FM radio (tune to 90.9 fm).  This means that you can listen to the service live from your car if you are parked in the parking lot.  Just another way we can join together! Tips for Worship During This Time  Get up and get dressed. If you have family, plan the…

Right Now Media

At Grace, we are always looking for ways to serve you as you live out your faith at home throughout the following weeks. One of our goals and prayers is that our members would continually grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We’re excited about the opportunity we have to offer you free access to RightNow Media, a wonderful library of video resources for ALL ages from churches, authors, and pastors from all across the country. It’s essentially the “Netflix of Video…

Worship Follow up and connect opportunities

Worship Follow Up Click the following link for a 7 day journey praying through the Lord’s Prayer.  https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/18704-confident-hope-praying-through-the-lords-prayer Click the following link for additional conversations that Carol Hall and I have had over the Lord’s Prayer.  We are adding a new video each week.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5jTKK6cKMP69vCbXjb3ijg?view_as=subscriber Someone asked, “Should Christians ask for forgiveness since they are already forgiven in Christ?”.  Short answer: Yes. Think of our relationship with God as a relationship and not as a one time event.  Susan and…

Lent 2020 – Week 5

Lent 2020 – Week 5 Welcome to the fifth week of our Lenten journey. This week, we will: 1).             Focus on The Lord’s Prayer: “…and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” 2). Scripture = Colossians 3:12-17 3). Fasting = Tuesday breakfast and lunch The Lord’s Prayer What a whirlwind of emotions that have transpired over the last few weeks! God is good…..He is still in control……He’s not surprised by any of this……and maybe,…

Church UpDate March 19

Grace Community Church, I met with the Church Council last night and we decided that we will not meet physically for worship on March 22 or March 29.  After March 29, we will evaluate again. Our decision is not based on fear, but on what it means to be a good neighbor. This does not mean that we won’t be having church.  You can close a building, but you can’t close the church. We will worship online live at 9:30am…
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