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God has been faithful to Grace City Church in 2015! As we look back on 2015 and all the Lord has done for the Fame of God & the Renewal of the City we can say with confidence, “God is faithful all the time.” It is such a joy and privilege to join God’s mission to mature & multiple disciples with the renewing power of the gospel. God uses our lives, our prayers, and our resources to get this work done on earth as it is in heaven. Thank you for faithfully being a part of the Grace City story in 2015. As we look at wrapping up another year, we want to ask you to consider what an end-of-year financial gift to Grace City could look like and how it would help.
In 2015, we launched what we call the S.O.W. fund (Send, Orphans, Widows); a fund that we are using to help send out church planting teams, advocate for orphans, and care for widows. You can see where the Bible calls us to care about these categories in Matthew’s gospel:
“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” – Matthew 9:35-36
We will always have more opportunities than we will have resources to S.O.W. into our city. Would you consider helping us store up some seed to sow as we enter into 2016? Would you help us work towards planting neighborhood churches in the neighborhoods of Frankford and Fox Chase? Would you help us care for the widows & elderly of our city? Would you help us show love and compassion to the orphans & single mothers of our city? Earnestly pray and ask the Lord how you might be able to sacrifice for the good of those that are harassed and helpless all throughout Philadelphia.
To make an end-of-year gift, go to https://gracecityphilly.com/giving. You will find directions on how you can give online using a debit or credit card as well as directions on how you can mail a check. Remember, all end-year-gifts must be postmarked by December 31st. You can also put a contribution in the offering on Sunday, December 20th or 27th clearly marked “S.O.W. Fund.”
May the Lord bless us as we strive together to mature & multiply disciples, neighborhood by neighborhood, with the renewing power of the gospel!
Grace & peace,
for the Pastoral Team
This is a reminder that we will not be able to meet at Lincoln HS this Sunday. Instead, we will be meeting in the homes where our Discipleship Communities are located. If you are a regular attender of a group already, plan on gathering at the house where your group meets at 10:00am unless otherwise specified by your leaders. If you haven’t gotten plugged into a DC yet, we think this is a great opportunity to check one out. You can see the list of Discipleship Communities here.
Join us this morning at 9:00am for our next installment of the Membership Class at Grace City Church. In the class we will spend two Saturday mornings talking together about the identity & mission of the church and what it means to serve one another through love. You’ll also learn the next steps to joining our growing family of followers of Jesus. A continental breakfast will be provided.