Sunday Gathering || March 22nd

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Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to worship the one who makes us new!

Songs Praise God
Here I Am to Worship

Responsive Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

Confession of Brokenness & Need for Grace

Quiet reflection & confession
Prayer for Grace & the Spirit’s presence

Celebration of God’s Grace

Singing

How Deep
Church of God, Beloved and Chosen
Jesus Paid It All

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Ian McConnell, Pastor for Preaching & Vision

Help for Gospel-Shaped Living, Ephesians 4:7-16

O Great God

Communion With Jesus & His Body

The Lord’s Supper

Commissioned to Go on Mission With the Gospel

Prayer

*We are eager for God to meet with us for our good and His glory both in what we have planned and what we have not planned. Therefore if you believe God’s Spirit would have you share a testimony, prayer or prophetic word, please see the pastor seated by the ministry microphone at the front of the auditorium while we are singing.

Grace Happenings || March 16th-22nd

Living Like I'm Not Who I Used to Be
Every Sunday we have a large crew serving our children that are unable to listen to the sermon. We want to say thank you for serving! We also want to make it as easy as possible for you to listen to the sermon before next Sunday by providing this link to Sunday’s sermon.

Grace Happenings

MMP Egg Hunt
Join our neighbors in Mayfair for the 5th annual Mayfair Memorial Playground Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday from 12:00-2:00pm. This event is a fundraiser with the cost to participate being $3 per child with all money raised going toward the maintenance and improvement of the playground.

Meals on Wheels
This Saturday from 5:00-9:00pm, all youth ages 10 and up are invited to participate in a progressive dinner. Please arrive at the Ashton Rd. building at 5:00pm to begin the journey. You will go to the McConnells’ house for appetizers and then head to Cedar Grove Christian Academy for the main course. If your parents aren’t sticking around to join the fun, they can pick you up at Cedar Grove at (6445 Bingham St.) at 9:00pm. Please bring a snack to share and $3 to help cover the cost for the night.

Baptism Easter 2015
Are you a disciple of Jesus who hasn’t been baptized yet? Help us celebrate Jesus’ resurrection on Easter with this public expression of your commitment and identification with him as your Lord & Savior. You can fill out a form expressing your interest to be baptized at either the Information & Resource table on a Sunday or by clicking this link.

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We are very excited as we get ready for our upcoming Good Friday Remembrance and Easter Gathering. On Good Friday, April 3rd, we will gather at the Ashton Rd. building at 7:00pm to remember Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf. We will then get together on Sunday morning April 5th at our normal time at Lincoln H.S. to celebrate his glorious resurrection. We have invitations available at our Sunday Gatherings which you can use to let your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers know about our gatherings this Easter season.

Sunday Gathering || March 15th

Living Like I'm Not Who I Used to Be

Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to come to Jesus for hope and help!

Songs All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Jesus, I Come

Responsive Reading: Matthew 11:28-30

Confession of Brokenness & Need for Grace

Quiet reflection & confession
Prayer for Grace & the Spirit’s presence

Celebration of God’s Grace

Singing

In Christ Alone
Now Why This Fear
Before the Throne

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Ian McConnell, Pastor for Preaching & Vision

Living Like I’m Not Who I Used to Be, Ephesians 4:25-32

O Great God

Communion With Jesus & His Body

The Lord’s Supper

Commissioned to Go on Mission With the Gospel

Prayer

*We are eager for God to meet with us for our good and His glory both in what we have planned and what we have not planned. Therefore if you believe God’s Spirit would have you share a testimony, prayer or prophetic word, please see the pastor seated by the ministry microphone at the front of the auditorium while we are singing.

Grace Happenings || March 8th-15th

The Foundation for Gospel-Shaped Living
Every Sunday we have a large crew serving our children that are unable to listen to the sermon. We want to say thank you for serving! We also want to make it as easy as possible for you to listen to the sermon before next Sunday by providing this link to Sunday’s sermon.

Grace Happenings

GCC Collective
Join us this Sunday night, March 15th, at 6pm at the Ashton Road building as the congregations of Grace City Church come together for a night of praise, prayer, & prophetic ministry.

PRAISE. We will be celebrating what God has recently been doing through the renewing power of the gospel.
PRAYER. We will be asking God the Father to do much more for his fame and the renewal of the city.
PROPHECY. We will be pursuing God’s Spirit to strengthen & equip us for our united mission as a church family.

Egg Hunt
Join our neighbors in Mayfair for the 5th annual Mayfair Memorial Playground Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday March 21st from 12:00-2:00pm. This event is a fundraiser to help maintain and improve the playground which is located at the entrance to Lincoln High School. Please consider helping us partner in this fundraiser by bringing bags of individually wrapped candy. You can drop off your candy in the box on the Information & Resource table this Sunday.

Sunday Gathering || March 8th

The Foundation for Gospel-Shaped Living

Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to bless the Lord who is merciful and gracious!

Songs There is a Fountain
10,000 Reasons

Responsive Reading: Psalm 103:1-5, 8-12

Confession of Brokenness & Need for Grace

Quiet reflection & confession
Prayer for Grace & the Spirit’s presence

Celebration of God’s Grace

Singing

Jesus, I Come
Blessed Be Your Name
On Jordan’s Stormy Banks

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Jesse Trach, Pastor for Family Life

The Foundation for Gospel-Shaped Living, Ephesians 4:17-24

Jesus, I Come

Communion With Jesus & His Body

The Lord’s Supper

Commissioned to Go on Mission With the Gospel

Prayer

*We are eager for God to meet with us for our good and His glory both in what we have planned and what we have not planned. Therefore if you believe God’s Spirit would have you share a testimony, prayer or prophetic word, please see the pastor seated by the ministry microphone at the front of the auditorium while we are singing.

Grace Happenings || March 1st-7th

Gospel Shaped Life
Every Sunday we have a large crew serving our children that are unable to listen to the sermon. We want to say thank you for serving! We also want to make it as easy as possible for you to listen to the sermon before next Sunday by providing this link to Sunday’s sermon.

Grace Happenings

FOUNDATIONS-anncGrace City Foundations is a series of courses designed to ground the church family in our core values. At Grace City, we are reformed, gospel-centered, continuationist, complementarian, and missional. We desire to live according to God’s design as a community on mission with the good news about Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit, trusting God to save his people from sin for his fame and the renewal of our city. Our second course, which will conclude this Sunday at 6:30pm at the Ashton Rd. building, is covering what we mean we say we are gospel-centered at Grace City.

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UPDATED MEETING DATES

We had a great turnout for our first of two available Children’s Workers’ Meetings this past Sunday. If you weren’t able to attend the first meeting, please make it a priority to attend this week. As a reminder, all people who serve in either of the nurseries or in the Grace4Kids classes, during VBS, or on the hallway security team are asked to attend this meeting concerning updated mandates by the state of Pennsylvania regarding those who volunteer in areas where children are present. Please plan on sticking around right after this week’s Sunday Gathering to hear from Brad Steiner, Grace City’s Pastor for Children’s Ministry.

GCC Collective
Join us Sunday March 15th at 6pm at the Ashton Road building as the congregations of Grace City Church come together for a night of praise, prayer, & prophetic ministry.

PRAISE. We will be celebrating what God has recently been doing through the renewing power of the gospel.
PRAYER. We will be asking God the Father to do much more for his fame and the renewal of the city.
PROPHECY. We will be pursuing God’s Spirit to strengthen & equip us for our united mission as a church family.

Egg Hunt
Join our neighbors in Mayfair for the 5th annual Mayfair Memorial Playground Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday March 21st from 12:00-2:00pm. This event is a fundraiser to help maintain and improve the playground which is located at the entrance to Lincoln High School. Please consider helping us partner in this fundraiser by bringing bags of individually wrapped candy on Sundays March 8th and 15th. There will be a box located next to the Information & Resource table where you can drop off your candy donation.

Introducing Grace City Collective

collective_logo_centerGrace City Collective is what we call all events when we gather the neighborhood congregations of the Grace City Church Family to enjoy various expressions of our life and mission together.

Although the Grace City Family is scattered throughout Philadelphia in neighborhood congregations, we want to be intentional about making it a priority to experience our family unity by gathering all of our congregations together to enjoy worship, fellowship, and mission throughout the year.

We anticipate Grace City Collective events to be relational & missional highlights on our calendar as we unite our hearts to celebrate, proclaim, and live out the gospel for the fame of God & the renewal of the city!

Join us for our next Grace City Collective event on Sunday Night March 15th at 6pm as we gather at the Ashton Road Building for a night of Praise, Prayer & Prophetic ministry.

PRAISE. We will be celebrating what God has recently been doing through the renewing power of the gospel. Come ready to share.

PRAYER. We will be asking God the Father to do much more for his fame and the renewal of the Philadelphia. Come ready to ask.

PROPHECY. We will be pursuing God’s Spirit to strengthen & equip us for our united mission as a church family. Come ready to receive.

“For the Fame of God & the Renewal of the City”

Sunday Gathering || March 1st

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Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to praise the triune God who makes us one with him and with one another!

Songs Come Thou Fount
Come Praise & Glorify

Responsive Reading: Ephesians 2:11-22

Confession of Brokenness & Need for Grace

Quiet reflection & confession
Prayer for Grace & the Spirit’s presence

Celebration of God’s Grace

Singing

The Church’s One Foundation
Now Why This Fear
You Alone Can Rescue

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Rob Chisholm, Pastor for Music & Spiritual Formation

Gospel-Shaped Life, Ephesians 4:1-6

Grace Unmeasured

Communion With Jesus & His Body

The Lord’s Supper

Commissioned to Go on Mission With the Gospel

Prayer

*We are eager for God to meet with us for our good and His glory both in what we have planned and what we have not planned. Therefore if you believe God’s Spirit would have you share a testimony, prayer or prophetic word, please see the pastor seated by the ministry microphone at the front of the auditorium while we are singing.

Grace Happenings || February 22nd-28th

Sharing Your Gospel Shaped Story
Every Sunday we have a large crew serving our children that are unable to listen to the sermon. We want to say thank you for serving! We also want to make it as easy as possible for you to listen to the sermon before next Sunday by providing this link to Sunday’s sermon.

Grace Happenings

Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 4.41.45 PMJoin us downstairs at our Ashton Road building this Friday, February 27, from 7pm to midnight, for the CROSS Conference simulcast event as we consider why we are undaunted by the darkness in world missions given the certain victory we have in King Jesus.

It will be five hours of drinking from a fire hydrant on world missions with full-length messages from John Piper & David Platt and shorter talks from Kevin DeYoung, Mack Stiles, & Thabiti Anyabwile. Matt Boswell will be leading in worship through song as well. The conference is aimed at college students and young adults, but all are welcome to come and learn. For more information on CROSS, check out their website.

FOUNDATIONS-anncGrace City Foundations is a series of courses designed to ground the church family in our core values. At Grace City, we are reformed, gospel-centered, continuationist, complementarian, and missional. We desire to live according to God’s design as a community on mission with the good news about Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit, trusting God to save his people from sin for his fame and the renewal of our city. Our second course, which will continue over the next two Sundays at 6:30pm at the Ashton Rd. building, is covering what we mean we say we are gospel-centered at Grace City.

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UPDATED MEETING DATES

All people who serve in either of the nurseries or in the Grace4Kids classes, during VBS, or on the hallway security team are asked to attend a meeting on either this Sunday February 22nd or March 1st concerning updated mandates by the state of Pennsylvania regarding those who volunteer in areas where children are present. Please plan on sticking around right after one of these Sunday Gatherings to hear from Brad Steiner, Grace City’s Pastor for Children’s Ministry.

GCC Collective
Join us Sunday March 15th at 6pm at the Ashton Road building as the congregations of Grace City Church come together for a night of praise, prayer, & prophetic ministry.

PRAISE. We will be celebrating what God has recently been doing through the renewing power of the gospel.
PRAYER. We will be asking God the Father to do much more for his fame and the renewal of the city.
PROPHECY. We will be pursuing God’s Spirit to strengthen & equip us for our united mission as a church family.

Sunday Gathering || February 22nd

Sharing Your Gospel Shaped Story

Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to draw near to God with confidence because of Jesus.

Songs All Because of Jesus
Come, You Sinners

Responsive Reading: Hebrews 4:14-16

Confession of Brokenness & Need for Grace

Quiet reflection & confession
Prayer for Grace & the Spirit’s presence

Celebration of God’s Grace

Singing

Arise, My Soul, Arise
Now Why This Fear
Christ is Risen

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Ian McConnell, Pastor for Preaching & Vision

Sharing Your Gospel-Shaped Story, Ephesians 3:1-13

All I Have is Christ

Communion With Jesus & His Body

The Lord’s Supper

Commissioned to Go on Mission With the Gospel

Prayer

*We are eager for God to meet with us for our good and His glory both in what we have planned and what we have not planned. Therefore if you believe God’s Spirit would have you share a testimony, prayer or prophetic word, please see the pastor seated by the ministry microphone at the front of the auditorium while we are singing.