Songs for Your Soul

I want to highlight two albums from Sovereign Grace Music. One relates to our current sermon series, and the other connects with Sunday’s sermon in particular.

Psalms

We’ve been singing several songs from Psalms during this Summer’s series, “Psalms: Fascinated by God.” The album, with each song based on a Psalm from the Old Testament, celebrates God’s character, offers exuberant praise, expresses desires for God’s presence, and cries out to God for help in times of trouble. The cumulative effect is to call us to praise the God who is always worthy, to “taste and see that the LORD is good.”

Come Weary Saints is for those who, like Asaph in Psalm 77, are in a time when they need to “fly by the instruments” because they are in a fog. “The instruments” are telling us that God is real, that he is strong, and that he uses his strength to redeem his people and lead them all the way home. The songs on this album will help us as we strive to remember the God who works wonders and to meditate on his marvelous deeds by pointing us to Jesus, the great savior who showed his love by giving his life for our sin.

Come Weary Saints

Grace Happenings || September 7th-September 13th

Psalm 77
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

Redeeming Marriage
Are you engaged to be married? Are you in a serious relationship thinking that marriage is even a possibility some time soon? Are you recently married and wondering if you get it? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions then we want to invite you to join us for Redeeming Marriage—basics for gospel-empowered married life, a four week premarital/newlywed course which started this past Wednesday downstairs at the Ashton Rd. building. It will continue this Wednesday and also take place on September 24th and October 1st. After the four classes there will be a celebration dinner on Saturday October 11th at 5pm. If you plan on attending please sign up here.

Ladies Bible Study
Ladies, we are excited to let you know that we have two bible studies starting this Tuesday at the Ashton Rd. building. The first will meet weekly on Tuesdays at 10am with childcare available. The other group will meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month at 7pm, but childcare will not be provided. If you have any questions, feel free to email info@gracecityphilly.com.

Family Dedication Sunday
As parents we must be committed to transferring our love for God and the gospel of Jesus to our kids. This takes a lot of grace! Part of the grace God gives us for this great joy and responsibility comes from the community of the local church. We must help each other transfer the gospel to the next generation. Our next Family Dedication Sunday, which is taking place this Sunday, September 14th, is an opportunity to present yourself as parents with your child asking God and the church to partner with you in the adventure of raising our kids to love God and believe the gospel. We are in this together!

Who can participate?

  • Parents who are members or pursuing membership at Grace.
  • Parents whose children have been born within the past year.

If you are interested in participating in Family Dedication Sunday, please sign up online by clicking here.

Tailgate Sunday
This Sunday, September 14th, invite your neighbors out to join us as we have a tailgate party right after our Sunday Gathering. We have lined up several food trucks for you to be able to purchase lunch from, or feel free to bring your own. We’ll enjoy time together at the playground, in the parking lot and in the big open field right at Lincoln High School. Visit our blog on Thursday for a list of the food trucks and their menus.

Sunday Gathering || September 7th

psalm_77

Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to worship the God who works wonders!

Song I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Responsive Reading: Psalm 136

Confession of Brokenness & Need for Grace

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

Celebration of God’s Grace

Singing

Psalm 62
10,000 Reasons
Saving One

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Rob Chisholm, Pastor for Music & Spiritual Formation

Fascinated By the God Who Works Wonders, Psalm 77

Song Amazing Grace

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 || August 31st-September 6th

Psalm 124
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

Redeeming Marriage
Are you engaged to be married? Are you in a serious relationship thinking that marriage is even a possibility some time soon? Are you recently married and wondering if you get it? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions then we want to invite you to join us for Redeeming Marriage—basics for gospel-empowered married life, a four week premarital/newlywed course beginning this September. This course starts on Wednesday September 3rd at 7pm and will also take place on the 10th, 24th and October 1st. If you plan on attending please sign up online.

PPT-membership-sept
Whether you have been attending Grace City for three years or three weeks, join us on Saturdays September 6th and 13th from 9:00am-12:00pm for our upcoming Membership Class. This class is the first step for anyone that is interested in becoming a member of the Northeast congregation of Grace City. During these two Saturdays, Rob Chisholm, Pastor for Music & Spiritual Formation, will be teaching through the Bible’s teachings that call disciples to be committed to a local church and how it describes the role of the local church in the life of a disciple. A continental breakfast will be provided on both days, and lunch will be provided on the 13th. Child care will not be available. If you sign up, please plan on attending both Saturdays. This class will be offered quarterly, which means it will be offered again shortly if this time around does not work for you or your family to attend both meetings. You can sign up online here.

Ladies Bible Study
Ladies, we are excited to let you know that we have two bible studies starting on September 9th at the Ashton Rd. building. The first will meet weekly on Tuesdays at 10am with childcare available. The other group will meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month at 7pm, but childcare will not be provided. If you have any questions, feel free to email info@gracecityphilly.com.

Family Dedication Sunday
As parents we must be committed to transferring our love for God and the gospel of Jesus to our kids. This takes a lot of grace! Part of the grace God gives us for this great joy and responsibility comes from the community of the local church. We must help each other transfer the gospel to the next generation. Our next Family Dedication Sunday, which is taking place on Sunday September 14th, is an opportunity to present yourself as parents with your child asking God and the church to partner with you in the adventure of raising our kids to love God and believe the gospel. We are in this together!

Who can participate?

  • Parents who are members or pursuing membership at Grace.
  • Parents whose children have been born within the past year.

If you are interested in participating in Family Dedication Sunday, please sign up online by clicking here or this coming Sunday.

Sunday Gathering || August 31st

psalm_124

Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to rejoice that our sins are forgiven!

Song The Greatest of All
Responsive Reading: Psalm 32

Confession of Brokenness & Need for Grace

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

Celebration of God’s Grace

Singing

Blessed is the One
Jesus Paid It All
Your Great Name

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Ian McConnell, Pastor for Preaching & Vision

Fascinated By the God Who Is For Us, Psalm 124

Song Jesus, Thank You

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 || August 24th-August 30th

Fascinated by the God Who is Greatly to be Praised
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

Thrive College Cookout

Welcome back college students! Coming up this Saturday at 5:00pm you are invited to a cookout at the McConnells’ (2207 Lott St.). There will be food and games to enjoy together as well as an opportunity to meet some of the leaders at Grace City. Please email any questions to our Pastor for College Ministry, Danny Adams, dadams@gracecityphilly.com.

Redeeming Marriage
Are you engaged to be married? Are you in a serious relationship thinking that marriage is even a possibility some time soon? Are you recently married and wondering if you get it? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions then we want to invite you to join us for Redeeming Marriage—basics for gospel-empowered married life, a four week premarital/newlywed course beginning this September. This course starts on Wednesday September 3rd at 7pm and will also take place on the 10th, 24th and October 1st. If you plan on attending please sign up online or on an upcoming Sunday at the Information & Resource table.

PPT-membership-sept
Whether you have been attending Grace City for three years or three weeks, join us on Saturdays September 6th and 13th from 9:00am-12:00pm for our upcoming Membership Class. This class is the first step for anyone that is interested in becoming a member of the Northeast congregation of Grace City. During these two Saturdays, Rob Chisholm, Pastor for Music & Spiritual Formation, will be teaching through the Bible’s teachings that call disciples to be committed to a local church and how it describes the role of the local church in the life of a disciple. A continental breakfast will be provided on both days, and lunch will be provided on the 13th. Child care will not be available. If you sign up, please plan on attending both Saturdays. This class will be offered quarterly, which means it will be offered again shortly if this time around does not work for you or your family to attend both meetings. You can sign up online here or on an upcoming Sunday.

Family Dedication Sunday
As parents we must be committed to transferring our love for God and the gospel of Jesus to our kids. This takes a lot of grace! Part of the grace God gives us for this great joy and responsibility comes from the community of the local church. We must help each other transfer the gospel to the next generation. Our next Family Dedication Sunday, which is taking place on Sunday September 14th, is an opportunity to present yourself as parents with your child asking God and the church to partner with you in the adventure of raising our kids to love God and believe the gospel. We are in this together!

Who can participate?

  • Parents who are members or pursuing membership at Grace.
  • Parents whose children have been born within the past year.

If you are interested in participating in Family Dedication Sunday, please sign up online by clicking here or an upcoming Sunday.

Sunday Gathering || August 24th

Fascinated by the God Who is Greatly to be Praised

Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to sing to the Lord!

Song Come Thou Fount
Responsive Reading: Psalm 96

Confession of Brokenness & Need for Grace

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

Celebration of God’s Grace

Singing

Glorious & Mighty
A Mighty Fortress
Better is One Day

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Stephen Bowne, Pastor for Discipleship & Mission

Fascinated By the God Who is Greatly to be Praised, Psalm 96

Song Behold Our 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 || August 17th-August 23rd

The Big Picture
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

Grace City Youth Cookout & Bible Study

All youth ages 10 and above are invited to attend a cookout and bible study at the Trachs’ house (3556 Sheffield St.) this coming Sunday night, August 24th, from 6:00-8:30pm. If you have any questions about this get together or any other youth gatherings, please email Jesse Trach at jtrach@gracecityphilly.com.

Redeeming Marriage
Are you engaged to be married? Are you in a serious relationship thinking that marriage is even a possibility some time soon? Are you recently married and wondering if you get it? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions then we want to invite you to join us for Redeeming Marriage—basics for gospel-empowered married life, a four week premarital/newlywed course beginning this September. This course starts on Wednesday September 3rd at 7pm and will also take place on the 10th, 24th and October 1st. If you plan on attending please sign up online or on an upcoming Sunday at the Information & Resource table.

PPT-membership-sept
Whether you have been attending Grace City for three years or three weeks, join us on Saturdays September 6th and 13th from 9:00am-12:00pm for our upcoming Membership Class. This class is the first step for anyone that is interested in becoming a member of the Northeast congregation of Grace City. During these two Saturdays, Rob Chisholm, Pastor for Music & Spiritual Formation, will be teaching through the Bible’s teachings that call disciples to be committed to a local church and how it describes the role of the local church in the life of a disciple. A continental breakfast will be provided on both days, and lunch will be provided on the 13th. Child care will not be available. If you sign up, please plan on attending both Saturdays. This class will be offered quarterly, which means it will be offered again shortly if this time around does not work for you or your family to attend both meetings. You can sign up online here or on an upcoming Sunday.

Family Dedication Sunday
As parents we must be committed to transferring our love for God and the gospel of Jesus to our kids. This takes a lot of grace! Part of the grace God gives us for this great joy and responsibility comes from the community of the local church. We must help each other transfer the gospel to the next generation. Our next Family Dedication Sunday, which is taking place on Sunday September 14th, is an opportunity to present yourself as parents with your child asking God and the church to partner with you in the adventure of raising our kids to love God and believe the gospel. We are in this together!

Who can participate?

  • Parents who are members or pursuing membership at Grace.
  • Parents whose children have been born within the past year.

If you are interested in participating in Family Dedication Sunday, please sign up online by clicking here or an upcoming Sunday.

Sunday Gathering || August 17th

Kendalls

Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to worship the God who always comes through!

Song Here I Am to Worship
Responsive Reading: Psalm 86:1-13

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
Always
On Jordan’s Stormy Banks

Sharing*

Communion With Jesus & His Body

The Lord’s Supper

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Dr. Tom Kendall, Medical Missionary to Togo West Africa

The Big Picture, Ephesians 3:1-21

Song High Above All Things

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 || August 10th-August 16th

Fascinated by the God Who Satisfies
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 this past Sunday’s sermon.

Grace Happenings

ppt-PICNIC
The annual Grace Family Picnic is taking place this Saturday from 11:00am-7:30pm at Beulah Land Swim Club in Pottstown. It is always a great time to get together as a church family and make some memories. Amenities at Beulah Land include basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, two playgrounds for the kids, a creek for nature lovers, a pavilion with shade to enjoy lunch and of course a really big pool! Admission for the day and drinks will be taken care of by the church. All you need to bring is whatever food you wish to have for lunch and/or dinner. Grills are available on site for you to use. Directions and rules for the grounds will be available in an email later this week if you were not able to grab them on a previous Sunday.

Screen Shot 2014-07-28 at 3.11.52 PMAny youth who will be in 7th-12th grades this upcoming school year are invited to come on the first Grace City Youth camping trip at French Creek State Park from Friday September 5th-Sunday September 7th. The cost for camping will be $25 per person. If you are interested in this trip, please sign up online by clicking this link or on an upcoming Sunday. All campers need to sign up by August 17th as spaces are limited. If you have any questions, please email Jesse Trach at jtrach@gracecityphilly.com.

Redeeming Marriage
Are you engaged to be married? Are you in a serious relationship thinking that marriage is even a possibility some time soon? Are you recently married and wondering if you get it? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions then we want to invite you to join us for Redeeming Marriage—basics for gospel-empowered married life, a four week premarital/newlywed course beginning this September. This course starts on Wednesday September 3rd at 7pm and will also take place on the 10th, 24th and October 1st. If you plan on attending please sign up online or on an upcoming Sunday at the Information & Resource table.

Family Dedication Sunday
As parents we must be committed to transferring our love for God and the gospel of Jesus to our kids. This takes a lot of grace! Part of the grace God gives us for this great joy and responsibility comes from the community of the local church. We must help each other transfer the gospel to the next generation. Our next Family Dedication Sunday, which is taking place on Sunday September 14th, is an opportunity to present yourself as parents with your child asking God and the church to partner with you in the adventure of raising our kids to love God and believe the gospel. We are in this together!

Who can participate?

  • Parents who are members or pursuing membership at Grace.
  • Parents whose children have been born within the past year.

If you are interested in participating in Family Dedication Sunday, please sign up online by clicking here or an upcoming Sunday.