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Sunday, June 25

Evangelism Opportunity GGF will have a booth at the Cannon Valley Fair in Cannon Falls (40 miles south of Twin Cities) on July 1-4.  This has been a great venue in past years to hand out gospel tracts and talk with interested persons. If you would like to help at the booth on any of the days, please contact Steve Myntti for details.

Corporate prayer will not meet in July but resumes in Aug.

Baptism will be held on Sun., July 30 at 4:30pm at Lake Johanna in Roseville. If you have not been baptized as a believer and would like to learn more about taking this important step of faith, please contact Pastor Eric or call the church office (612-385-9679). An article by Pastor Eric entitled, “Baptism: Sign of the New Covenant and a Means of Grace” is also available at the Information table for anyone interested in a biblical viewpoint of baptism.  All congregants are encouraged to attend as witnesses! We will also have a casual potluck picnic to celebrate together. Details will be provided in July.

Echo Zoe Radio, a ministry operated by Andy Olson, features an interview with Bob DeWaay on his article refuting the book, The Benedict Option. Listen online at www.echozoe.com.

Called to Serve We are in need of some additional help on Sunday mornings. Would you be willing to commit to one morning per month to assist in any of these areas? You may email Christy in the church office or sign up at the Information table or to learn more.

  • Information table host/hostess: Greet congregants, answer questions and assist with materials at the back of the sanctuary (10:15-10:35am and 15 minutes following the service.)

  • Worship service setup and teardown: Arrive at 8:20am to help set up the sanctuary area and also help tear down following the service.

  • Downstairs operator: Person willing to operate the feed for the downstairs screen during the worship service.

 

Sunday, June 4

Wednesday Bible Study will break for the summer.

Corporate Prayer will meet this Wed., Jun. 7 from 7-8pm in the lower level classroom. All ages are invited to participate in praying for our church body, family and friends, and concerns for our nation and the world.

Prayer Chain Did you know that over fifty GGF congregants pray faithfully for the prayer requests sent in to the prayer chain? If you have a prayer request, please email it to prayerchain@gospelofgracefellowship.org or contact Diane DeWaay by phone. You may also be added to the prayer chain by sending a request to the email address above. Prayer requests are confidential and are only shared with those on our prayer chain.

New CIC Article Reject the Benedict Option: We Must Affirm Scripture Alone. Bob DeWaay reviews a popular book that claims we must rebuild a Christian culture by learning from the 6th century monastic, Benedict. Copies are now available at the Information table or on www.cicministry.org.

CDs/DVDs of sermons and other classes are available by request at the Media table at the back of the sanctuary. If you would like a CD or DVD please sign up and your copy will be available the next week.

Newsletter Donna Evans’ most recent newsletter is now available at the Information table. Donna is a Bible translator and her ministry is supported by our church. She provides regular updates in her newsletter on the books her team is translating into the local languages.

 

Sunday, May 28

Active Member Verification Our bylaws require a verification of active membership twice per year. Church members, please stop by the Information table today (final day) to initial the membership list and acknowledge your regular attendance.

Pro-Life Ministry Amnion Crisis Pregnancy's Walk for Life. It's not too late to help save lives! Please partner with Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center this Sat., Jun. 3 at 9:00 am and help us reach the $50,000 mark. There's still time to sign up and it's quick and easy. To join our church walk team see Judy or Beth at the Information table at the back of the sanctuary or find us online at www.amnioncpc.org/friends/events.

New CIC Article Reject the Benedict Option: We Must Affirm Scripture Alone. Bob DeWaay reviews a popular book that claims we must rebuild a Christian culture by learning from the 6th century monastic, Benedict. Copies are now available at the Information table or on www.cicministry.org.

Wednesday Bible Study will meet this week from 7-8pm in the lower level (please enter through the parking lot entrance).

Corporate Prayer will meet on Wed., Jun. 7 from 7-8pm in the lower level classroom.

Ministry Spotlight: Do you know of a need in our congregation where the Helping Hands ministry could be a blessing? They love to assist with household chores such as yard work, painting, minor home repairs, etc. Please let our Helping Hands Coordinators, Steve and Brenda Tomsche.

New Communion Process All believers in Jesus Christ are invited to participate in the Lord’s Supper as we remember Christ’s sacrifice for our sins and as we await His return. Please note that we will now be proceeding to the front to partake in communion. Ushers will direct your row forward and when you receive the elements, please consume them at the front and then return to your seat. (Also note that the bread is gluten-free and the wine is grape juice.)

Sunday, May 21

Ministry Spotlight: Helping Hands ministry desires to assist congregants with home chores and repairs during a time of need. Some of the areas of assistance include doing yard work, painting, minor home repairs, shoveling, etc. If you would like to participate as a volunteer in this ministry or know of a need within our congregation, please contact Steve Tomsche.

Active Member Verification Our bylaws require a verification of active membership twice per year. Church members, please stop by the Information table during May to initial the membership list and acknowledge your regular attendance.

Pro-Life Ministry JUST 2 MILES SAVES LIVES! Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center's Walk for Life on Sat., Jun. 3 is a great way to save a life! This family-fun event helps provide pregnant women in crisis with free life-saving assistance and an opportunity to hear the gospel message. Register online at www.amnioncpc.org/friends/events or at the Information table to join our church team to walk or sponsor a walker.

New CIC Article Reject the Benedict Option: We Must Affirm Scripture Alone. Bob DeWaay reviews a popular book that claims we must rebuild a Christian culture by learning from the 6th century monastic, Benedict. Copies are now available at the Information table or on www.cicministry.org.

Wednesday Bible Study will meet this week from 7-8pm in the lower level (please enter through the parking lot entrance).

Corporate Prayer will meet on Wed., Jun. 7 from 7-8pm in the lower level classroom.

Contact Lists have been updated and are now available at the Information table. Please grab a copy! (We will be updating our pictorial directory this summer.)

Sunday, May 7

Pro-Life Ministry Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center's Walk for Life is Sat., Jun. 3. The event goal of $50,000 will raise funds needed to provide pregnant women in crisis with free life-saving assistance and the gospel. Join our church team as a walker or a sponsor by registering at the Information table at or online at www.amnioncpc.org/friends/events.

Active Member Verification Our bylaws require a verification of active membership twice per year. Church members, please stop by the Information table during May to initial the membership list and acknowledge your regular attendance.

Information, Resources and CD/DVDs are now at the back of the sanctuary. Please stop by to sign up for events, CDs and DVDs, and to check out the other resources that are available! The tables will be set up prior to the worship service and for 15 minutes following the service.

Contact Lists have been updated and are now available at the Information table. (We will be updating our pictorial directory this summer.) Please grab a copy!

Wednesday Bible Study will meet this week from 7-8pm in the lower level (please enter through the parking lot entrance).

Women’s Prayer will meet from 10-11:30am next May 13 at the Golden Valley Library (830 Winnetka Ave. N., Room 59). 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Wednesday Bible Study will meet this week from 7-8pm in the lower level (please enter through the parking lot entrance).

Women’s Prayer will begin meeting at various locations again due to the remodeling at the Edina Library. The next prayer meeting will be this Sat., Apr. 22 from 10am-noon at Byerly's in Golden Valley (5725 Duluth St.) Please RSVP to Ruth Olean at if you are able to attend.

Bowling at Flaherty’s Please sign up by Apr. 23 for a fun afternoon of bowling on Sat., Apr. 29 from 2-4pm. Bowling and shoe rental are complimentary! All congregants are invited to attend. Detailed information sheets and a signup form are available at the Information table.

New CIC Article by Bob DeWaay entitled, Two-Domain Theology is available at the Information table. The article presents the biblical case that true escape from Satan is not about symptom relief or geographical boundaries, but is about leaving Satan's spiritual realm and entering the spiritual reign of God in Christ.

Annual Congregational Meeting thank you to all who helped with the fellowship lunch and stayed to clean up as well! The meeting was recorded and will be available on our website within the next couple of weeks. Copies of the meeting presentation are available at the Information table. The information is confidential to GGF attenders only, please.

Congregants, please note that food or beverages (other than water) are only allowed in the lower level fellowship area. Your cooperation will help us reduce the cleaning for our volunteers as well as respecting our lease terms with KSS. Thank you!

 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Annual Congregational Meeting will be held today immediately following the service. All GGF attenders are encouraged to stay as the elders review 2016 and share a look forward into 2017. We will also enjoy a fellowship lunch.

Wednesday Bible Study will be not be held this week due to our Good Friday service. Class will resume on Apr. 19 from 7-8pm in the lower level at our new location.

Good Friday: It Is Finished! This Friday (4/14) we will gather as the redeemed to reflect upon the great price that our Lord Jesus Christ paid for our sin debt and to rejoice together that He has paid it in full! Please join us from 7-8pm for Scripture readings, music and a message as we consider His great love for us.

Resurrection Day All Sunday morning activities will be held at their normal times. A special message on the evidence and the significance of the resurrection of Christ will be presented by Pastor Eric. We look forward to celebrating Our Assured Hope with you and your loved ones on Sun., Apr. 16!

Women’s Prayer will begin meeting at various locations again due to the remodeling at the Edina Library. The next prayer meeting will be on Sat., Apr. 22 from 10am-noon at Byerly's in Golden Valley (5725 Duluth St.)

Bowling at Flaherty’s Please sign up for a fun afternoon of bowling on Sat., Apr. 29 from 2-4pm. All congregants are invited to attend! Detailed information sheets and the signup form are available at the Information table.

New CIC Article by Bob DeWaay entitled, Two-Domain Theology is available at the Information table.

Please note that food or beverages (other than water) are only allowed in the lower level fellowship area. Your cooperation will help us reduce the cleaning for our volunteers as well as respecting our lease terms with KSS. Thank you!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Wednesday Bible Study will be held this Wed., Mar. 29 from 7-8pm in the Sherwood Room at Edina Sr. Center. Classes will be moved to our new location starting April 12.

New location! Beginning next Sun., Apr. 2 we will meet at 2734 Rhode Island Ave. S. in St. Louis Park. Sunday School will be held in the lower level so you may enter through the back door/parking lot entry for class. Maps and parking information are available at the Information table.

Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sun., Apr. 9 at immediately following the service. All GGF attenders are encouraged to stay for the meeting and a fellowship lunch.
Good Friday service will be held Fri., Apr. 14 from 7-8pm at our new location. We are still in need of two readers, so if you are interested please see Steve Zipf or Christy Weum today.

New CIC Article entitled, Two-Domain Theology is available at the Information table.

New Elder candidate, Bob Ranwick, has accepted a call to serve as elder by our current Board of Elders. Bob will be an interim elder until a member affirmation vote is held. Section 3 of our bylaws outlines the qualification of elders as being a man, a member in good standing and reflecting the qualities as set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, and Acts 20:17-35.

April Schedule
Apr. 2 (Sun) First worship service at new location
Apr. 5 (Wed) Corporate Prayer (7-8pm)
Apr. 9 (Sun) Normal schedule; Annual Meeting
Apr. 12 (Wed) No evening Bible study
Apr. 14 (Fri) Good Friday service (7-8pm)
Apr. 16 (Sun) Resurrection Sunday normal schedule
Apr. 19 (Wed) Bible study (7-8pm)
Apr. 23 (Sun) Normal schedule
Apr. 26 (Wed) Bible study (7-8pm)
Apr. 29 (Sat) Bowling at Flaherty’s (2-4pm)
Apr. 30 (Sun) Normal schedule

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Wednesday Bible Study will be held this Wed., Mar. 22 from 7-8pm in the Sherwood Room.

Bowling at Flaherty’s. Mark your calendars for a fun afternoon of bowling on Sat., Apr. 29 from 2-4pm. Additional information and a sign up form is available at the Information table.

New location! Our first service will be on Sun., Apr. 2 at 2734 Rhode Island Ave. S., St. Louis Park, MN 55426. Maps and directions are available at the Information table.

Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sun., Apr. 9 at immediately following the service. All GGF attenders are encouraged to stay as the elders review 2016 and share a look forward to 2017. We will also enjoy a fellowship lunch.

Good Friday service will be held on Fri., Apr. 14 from 7-8pm at our new location. Would you like to be one of our Scripture readers for Good Friday? If so, please contact Steve Zipf or Christy Weum. 

April Schedule
Apr. 2 (Sun) First worship service at new location
Apr. 5 (Wed) Corporate Prayer (7-8pm)
Apr. 9 (Sun) Palm Sunday normal schedule; Annual Meeting
Apr. 14 (Fri) Good Friday service (7-8pm)
Apr. 16 (Sun) Resurrection Sunday normal schedule
Apr. 19 (Wed) Bible study (7-8pm)
Apr. 23 (Sun) Normal schedule
Apr. 26 (Wed) Bible study (7-8pm)
Apr. 29 (Sat) Bowling at Flaherty’s (2-4pm)
Apr. 30 (Sun) Normal schedule