Grace Happenings || December 7th-December 13th

Praying for the Outpouring of the Spirit & the 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

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This past Sunday, we had a Northeast congregation Family Meeting after our gathering. We know that there are many of you who were unable to stick around for the meeting. Because of this, we are putting together a summary of the meeting that will be sent out in an email later in the week.

Survey

One important part of the meeting was a brief survey that we passed out to get feedback concerning our current meeting space at Lincoln HS. If you did not have a chance to fill out a survey on Sunday, please click this link to participate.

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All youth are invited to participate in a bowling night at Thunderbird Lanes (3081 Holme Ave.) this coming Saturday night, December 13th. The plan is to meet at the Ashton Rd. building at 5:30pm, and then drive over to the bowling alley. Cost is $10 per bowler. Parents can join in for the fun or pick up their youth at the bowling alley at 9:00pm. Please bring a snack or drink to share.

Christmas Resources
Sovereign Grace Music has released a great new Christmas album entitled “Prepare Him Room”. This album contains a couple of songs that we will be singing on upcoming Sundays as well as other traditional arrangements and new songs. You can find this album on sale here.

For families, we would also highly recommend New Growth Press’ family devotional with the same title as the album. Created by Covenant Fellowship pastor Marty Machowski, “Prepare Him Room” is a resource that talks about the coming of Jesus through the eyes of the prophets and also has an original Christmas story. It is great for kids and partners with the album to help prepare our families during the Christmas season. You can find the devotional on Amazon or here at newgrowthpress.com. Our Grace4Kids classes have started using a “Prepare Him Room” curriculum to cover the four Sundays of Advent.

Prepare Him Room
Join us for our upcoming Christmas Gatherings. We will be having our annual Christmas Sunday Gathering at our normal morning time on December 21st. We will then be gathering at the Ashton Rd. building on Christmas Eve at 7:00pm to sing and read scripture as we celebrate Jesus’ birth. Please take invitations on upcoming Sundays to invite your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers.

Sunday Gathering || December 7th

Praying for the Outpouring of the Spirit & the Gospel-Shaped Life

Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to rejoice that Emmanuel has come to save us!

Songs Come, Christians, Join to Sing
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Responsive Reading: Matthew 1:21-25

Confession of Brokenness & Need for Grace

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

Celebration of God’s Grace

Singing

God Made Low
Hope Has Come
All Glory Be to Christ

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Ian McConnell, Pastor for Preaching & Vision

Praying for the Outpouring of the Spirit & the Gospel-Shaped Life, Ephesians 1:16-23

Song He Who is Mighty

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 || November 30th-December 6th

Preview of a 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

Family MeetingOur next Family Meeting for the Northeast congregation of Grace City Church will be taking place this Sunday, December 7. Please plan on sticking around after our morning gathering to be a part of it. This is a time where the leadership team is able to give important updates to our church family as well as a venue to get feedback from the congregation.

Christmas Resources
Sovereign Grace Music has released a great new Christmas album entitled “Prepare Him Room”. This album contains a couple of songs that we will be singing on upcoming Sundays as well as other traditional arrangements and new songs. You can find this album on sale here.

For families, we would also highly recommend New Growth Press’ family devotional with the same title as the album. Created by Covenant Fellowship pastor Marty Machowski, “Prepare Him Room” is a resource that talks about the coming of Jesus through the eyes of the prophets and also has an original Christmas story. It is great for kids and partners with the album to help prepare our families during the Christmas season. You can find the devotional on Amazon or here at newgrowthpress.com. Our Grace4Kids classes have started using a “Prepare Him Room” curriculum to cover the four Sundays of Advent.

Prepare Him Room
Join us for our upcoming Christmas Gatherings. We will be having our annual Christmas Sunday Gathering at our normal morning time on December 21st. We will then be gathering at the Ashton Rd. building on Christmas Eve at 7:00pm to sing and read scripture as we celebrate Jesus’ birth. Please take invitations on upcoming Sundays to invite your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers.

Sunday Gathering || November 30th

Preview of a Gospel Shaped Life

Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to worship the light of the world who has come down to save us!

Songs Here I Am to Worship
Joy to the World

Responsive Reading: Isaiah 9:2-4, 6-7; John 8:12

Confession of Brokenness & Need for Grace

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

Celebration of God’s Grace

Singing

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Go Tell It on the Mountain
All Glory Be to Christ

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Ian McConnell, Pastor for Preaching & Vision

Preview of a Gospel-Shaped Life, Ephesians 1:15-23

Song He Who is Mighty

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 || November 23rd-November 29th

Spreading the Fame of Gospel-Shaped Love
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

Northeast Congregation Directory

We are excited to let you know that we are putting together the first ever Grace City Church directory. The directory will be put together by Lifetouch with photos being taken at the Ashton Rd. building on December 4-6. You can sign up for a portrait time online here or on an upcoming Sunday. Walk-in appointments will not be available. If you wish to be included in this directory, you will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 photo, a copy of the directory and access to the online version. If you have any questions, please email info@gracecityphilly.com.

Family MeetingOur next Family Meeting for the Northeast congregation of Grace City Church will be taking place in two weeks on Sunday December 7. Please plan on sticking around after our morning gathering to be a part of it. This is a time where the leadership team is able to give important updates to our church family as well as a venue to get feedback from the congregation.

Sunday Gathering || November 23rd

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Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to praise the Triune God who blesses undeserving sinners!

Songs Heavenly Father, Beautiful Son
Come Praise & Glorify

Responsive Reading: Romans 11:33-36

Confession of Brokenness & Need for Grace

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

Celebration of God’s Grace

Singing

Before the Throne of God Above
Hail the Day
Jesus Paid It All

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Ian McConnell, Pastor for Preaching & Vision

Spreading the Fame of Gospel-Shaped Love, Ephesians 1:6,12,14

Song High Above All Things

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 || November 16th-November 22nd

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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

Turning Points
Turning Points for Children is the agency that identifies and equips the foster care families in our section of Northeast Philadelphia. One of the ways that Turning Points has asked us to help them serve the foster families that they work with in our neighborhoods is by us donating certain items that they can give to foster families as needed. A list of requested items is available here. This coming Sunday, November 23rd, is the last Sunday to bring donations to our gathering. For more information about donations or to learn more about Turning Points, please contact Aaron Gannon at gannon.aaron@gmail.com.

Soup & Salad
Ladies, you are invited to the annual Fall Soup & Salad Night that is being held this Thursday night at 6:30pm at the Ashton Rd. building. Please sign up here if you plan on attending.

Prayer Breakfast
Guys, you are invited to the Men’s Prayer Breakfast that is being held this Saturday at 9:00am at the Ashton Rd. building. Remember to prepare your favorite breakfast meat to share and to be ready for the beard and mustache contest. Please sign up online here if you plan on attending.

Northeast Congregation Directory

We are excited to let you know that we are putting together the first ever Grace City Church directory. The directory will be put together by Lifetouch with photos being taken at the Ashton Rd. building on December 4-6. You can sign up for a portrait time online here or on an upcoming Sunday. Walk-in appointments will not be available. If you wish to be included in this directory, you will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 photo, a copy of the directory and access to the online version. If you have any questions, please email info@gracecityphilly.com.

Sunday Gathering || November 16th

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Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to praise the Triune God who blesses undeserving sinners!

Songs Praise God
Come Praise & Glorify

Responsive Reading: Ephesians 3:14-21

Confession of Brokenness & Need for Grace

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

Celebration of God’s Grace

Singing

How Deep the Father’s Love For Us
Jesus, Thank You
Your Great Name

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Ian McConnell, Pastor for Preaching & Vision

Inventory of Gospel-Shaped Blessing, Ephesians 1:3-14

Song Always Forgiven

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 || November 9th-November 15th

A Celebration of Gospel Shaped Love
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

Turning Points
Turning Points for Children is the agency that identifies and equips the foster care families in our section of Northeast Philadelphia. Grace City Church and Turning Points for Children are beginning to work together in various ways. One of the ways that Turning Points has asked us to help them serve the foster families that they work with in our neighborhoods is by us donating certain items that they can give to families as needed. A list of requested items is available here and at the Information & Resource table in the hallway on Sundays. We will be collecting the donations next to the Information Table for the first four Sundays in November. For more information about donations or to learn more about Turning Points, please contact Aaron Gannon at gannon.aaron@gmail.com.

Soup & Salad
Ladies, you are invited to the annual Fall Soup & Salad Night that is being held on Thursday night November 20th at 6:30pm at the Ashton Rd. building. Please sign up online here or on an upcoming Sunday if you plan on attending. There are also signup sheets available on Sundays if you are interested in bringing a soup, bread, salad or dessert for the event.

Prayer Breakfast
Scrapple, Supplication & Staches… Guys, you are invited to the Men’s Prayer Breakfast that is being held on Saturday November 22nd at 9:00am at the Ashton Rd. building. Grace City will be providing the doughnuts and drinks, and we are asking that you bring your favorite breakfast meat to share. In honor of “No Shave November”, we will also be having a beard and mustache contest. Please sign up online here or on an upcoming Sunday if you plan on attending.

Northeast Congregation Directory

We are excited to let you know that we are putting together the first ever Grace City Church directory. The directory will be put together by Lifetouch with photos being taken at the Ashton Rd. building on December 4-6. You can sign up for a portrait time online here or on an upcoming Sunday. Walk-in appointments will not be available. If you wish to be included in this directory, you will receive a complimentary 8 x 10 photo, a copy of the directory and access to the online version. If you have any questions, please email info@gracecityphilly.com.

Sunday Gathering || November 9th

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Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to worship the Triune God who saves us by his grace!

Songs Heavenly Father, Beautiful Son
Come Praise & GLorify

Responsive Reading: Ephesians 1:3-14

Confession of Brokenness & Need for Grace

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

Celebration of God’s Grace

Singing

I Stand Amazed
Saving One
God Over All

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Ian McConnell, Pastor for Preaching & Vision

A Celebration of Gospel-Shaped Love, Ephesians 1:3-14

Song Come Praise & Glorify

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.