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.

Reformed Resources

I’m glad to recommend these books and videos for those who want to learn more about the history and the theology of the Reformation. Of course, there is a wealth of information available, but I believe these resources are an excellent supplement to our Reformed Foundations course.


This is a fantastic little book that captures the history and the heart of the Reformation. Michael Reeves deftly takes his readers on a delightful tour of Europe, highlighting the work of God in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Great Britain, with a perfect balance of narrative and theology.
This is an excellent academic resource that traces the theology of Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingli, John Calvin, Menno Simons, and William Tyndale. As different as these men were from each other in their theological emphases and their life experiences, they were bound together by their belief that based on the scripture alone, salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone for the glory of God alone.
In this helpful book, R.C. Sproul teaches through the major tenets of Reformed theology, particularly the doctrines of grace, while highlighting that Reformed theology flows from a commitment to the Word of God, the centrality of God, and the Son of God. This content is also available as a free video teaching series.
John Piper leads us to the wonders of God’s grace in this book that’s available for free as a PDF or video seminar.

Grace Happenings || November 2nd-November 8th

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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. Grace City Church and Turning Points for Children are beginning to work together in various ways and we are excited to see what God will do as our relationship with them grows. 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
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. 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.