Sunday Gathering || May 11th

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Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to praise God that we are forgiven through Jesus!

Song Come, You Sinners
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
Once For All
All Because of Jesus

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Ian McConnell, Pastor for Preaching & Vision

A Model Not a Monument, Acts 2:1-41

The Lord’s Supper

Song O Great God

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 || May 4th-10th

The Church & the Kingdom of God
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

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Men, join us on Saturday May 17th at 10:30am for a time of prayer together and then hanging out in the park behind the Ashton Rd. building eating burgers & hot dogs, playing tailgating games, throwing the frisbee and a game of wiffle ball. Please sign up online here or at the Information & Resource Table on an upcoming Sunday.

PPT-membership (1)Join us on Saturdays May 31st and June 7th 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 the 31st and lunch will be provided on the 7th. 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. Please sign up online here or at the Information & Resource table on an upcoming Sunday.

photoWe are excited to let you know that our next Vacation Bible School, Camp Glow: God Lighting Our Way, is going to be held from July 7-11 at the Ashton Rd. building. Make sure to take a save the date card on an upcoming Sunday and mark your calendars. In the coming weeks, there will be a call for volunteers to serve during this highlight of our summer.

Sunday Gathering || May 4th

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Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to celebrate gospel freedom in Christ.

Song In Christ Alone
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

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
Jesus, Thank You
On Jordan’s Stormy Banks

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Rob Chisholm, Pastor for Music & Spiritual Formation

The Church & The Kingdom of God, Acts 1:1-11

The Lord’s Supper

Song God Over All

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.

Sunday Gathering || April 27th

Be the Church

Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to remember that we are kept by God himself.

Song Come Thou Fount
Responsive Reading: Psalm 121

Confession of Brokenness & Need for Grace

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

Celebration of God’s Grace

Singing

Psalm 62
Always
Always

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Ian McConnell, Pastor for Preaching & Vision

Jesus’ Vision for the Church, Acts 1:8

The Lord’s Supper

Song Let Your Kingdom Come

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 || April 20th-26th

jesus_rules_rescues_renewsEvery 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

Spring Brunch
On Saturday May 3rd, the annual Ladies’ Spring Brunch will be taking place at the Ashton Rd. building. This year’s brunch will focus on the topic of the foundations of biblical womanhood with Rachel McConnell teaching. This event is free, but please sign up online here or this coming Sunday if you plan on attending.

Sunday Gathering || April 20th

Easter

Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to celebrate the good news that Jesus lived, died & rose from the dead to rescue, rule & renew sinners.

Song Christ is Risen
Responsive Reading: Romans 5:6-8, 6:4-5, 8:11

Confession of Brokenness & Need for Grace

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

Celebration of God’s Grace

Singing

Jesus Paid it All
Stronger
Jesus Lives

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Ian McConnell, Pastor for Preaching & Vision

Jesus Rescues, Rules & Renews, Romans 5:6-8, 6:4-5, 8:11

The Lord’s Supper

Song All I Have is Christ

Baptism Celebration

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 || April 13th-19th

Jesus RulesEvery 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

Youth Cookout 
All youth are invited to a breakfast cookout this Saturday, April 19th, from 10:00am-1:00pm at Lorimer Park (183 Moredon Rd, Abington, PA). This will be a great time of food, Bible study, hiking and outdoor games. Please contact Jesse Trach, jtrach@gracecityphilly.com, if you plan on attending or have any questions. He will also let you know what you can bring.

Easter
Join us this Friday at 7:00pm for our Good Friday Remembrance at Lincoln High School’s auditorium. We will spend our time together singing songs, reading scripture and partaking in communion as we remember Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf. Also join us Sunday morning at 10:00am as we celebrate his glorious resurrection during our morning gathering and baptism celebration.

BaptismAre you a disciple of Jesus who hasn’t been baptized yet? Help us celebrate Jesus’ resurrection 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 by clicking this link.

Spring Brunch
On Saturday May 3rd, the annual Ladies’ Spring Brunch will be taking place at the Ashton Rd. building. This year’s brunch will focus on the topic of the foundations of biblical womanhood with Rachel McConnell teaching. This event is free, but please sign up online here or on an upcoming Sunday if you plan on attending.

Sunday Gathering || April 13th

Easter

Call to Worship God’s Infinite Greatness

We gather to celebrate that Jesus’ rules over our lives in love & victory.

Song All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Responsive Reading: Romans 6:1-13

Confession of Brokenness & Need for Grace

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

Celebration of God’s Grace

Singing

Behold Our God
Redeeming King
Amazing Love

Sharing*

Offering

Communication of God’s Word

Message—Stephen Bowne, Pastor for Discipleship & Mission

Jesus Rules, Romans 6:1-13

The Lord’s Supper

Song Worthy is the Lamb

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.

This Weekend at Grace City

Below is a list of events that are happening this weekend at Grace City Church of the Northeast and how you can be involved.

EASTER-HUNTThis Saturday at 11:00am, the 4th Annual Mayfair Memorial Playground Easter Egg Hunt is taking place at the field in front of Lincoln High School. Because of your generous contributions of candy over the past three Sundays, we were able to deliver an overflowing box of candy and plastic eggs to the organizers of the event. The cost for each child to participate in the hunt is $3. The proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to install the last piece of equipment at the playground.

EasterSaturday at 12:30pm, we will be gathering in the parking lot at Lincoln H.S. to go into Mayfair with doorhanger invitations for our Good Friday & Easter Gatherings. Please consider coming out to help us spread the word about these upcoming gatherings, and pray that God would bring many new people out to Grace City to hear the gospel.

Benevolent Offering

This Sunday, we will be collecting the monthly benevolent offering that is used to meet emergency needs of families within the church and in our community. Please pray about your contribution. If you need to benefit from this resource please fill out a benevolence request form at the Information & Resource table on a Sunday, or talk to your Discipleship Community leader or any members of the pastoral team. You will then be contacted by Bill Rodebaugh who is our Director of Benevolence & Holistic Life Care.

30: Three Decades of Songs for the Church

30: Three Decades of Songs for the ChurchToday the newest album from Sovereign Grace Music released, “30: Three Decades of Songs for the Church.” God has shown incredible favor over the last 30 years to Sovereign Grace Music and this album reflects some of our favorite songs from the past 30 years.

Sovereign Grace Music describes the album like this:

It all started in 1984 with the release of Mighty God, a cassette tape of a live recording with songs penned by Mark Altrogge, Steve & Vikki Cook, and Bob Kauflin.

Since that time thirty years ago, Sovereign Grace Music has produced over 60 projects with musical styles ranging from rap to hymns, from rock to alternative, from remixes to choruses. We’ve recorded more than 500 songs written by over thirty writers, but our purpose has never changed: to serve the local church with songs that are theologically-driven and gospel-rich. Our music is now being translated into thirteen languages and we’re grateful to play a part in proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

To celebrate God’s faithfulness, we asked a number of artists and musicians we’ve come to know through the years to record a version of some of our more well known songs. We were excited about what they came up with, and hope you will be too.

“Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day” (Ps. 96:1-2).

We would encourage you to download this album and let the truth of the songs saturate your soul as you worship Jesus.