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WELCOME TO GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Grace Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Our congregation is marked with goodwill and kindness for each other, the love and favor of the Holy Spirit renewing our hearts and lives, the reconciliation of our Lord Jesus Christ, and a genuine elegance and dignity born not of pretense but peace and joy.
The only criteria for membership in this or any Presbyterian Church is to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Beyond that, officers of the church (ministers, elders, deacons) are expected to hold to the essential tenants of the Reformed tradition.
In its confessions, the Presbyterian Church (USA) expresses the faith of the Reformed tradition. Central to this tradition is the affirmation of the majesty, holiness, and providence of God who creates, sustains, rules, and redeems the world in the freedom of sovereign righteousness and love. Related to this central affirmation of God's sovereignty are other great themes of the reformed tradition:
1- The election of the people of God for service as well as for salvation;
2- Covenant life marked by a disciplined concern for order in the church according to the Word of God;
3- A faithful stewardship that shuns ostentation and seeks proper use of the gifts of God's creation;
4-The recognition of the human tendency to idolatry and tyranny, which calls the people of God to work for the transformation of society by seeking justice and living in obedience to the Word of God.
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:15 a.m. Coffee Fellowship
10:45 a.m. Worship
Communion is celebrated on
the first Sunday of the month!
Youth Group meets on the first and third
Sunday of the month @ 3:00 pm!
Everyone is invited and nursery is provided!
3X is the daily practice of reading scripture in a manner that is often called Lectio Divina. Lectio Divina is Latin for divine reading, and represents a traditional practice of prayer and scriptural reading intended to promote communion with God and to increase in the knowledge of God’s Word. It is a way of praying with Scripture calls one to study, ponder, listen and, finally, pray and even sing and rejoice from God's Word, within the soul.
There are four parts to the practice of Lectio Divina:
Lectio: The first is to read a Bible passage slowly, reading the same passage at least 3 times. This is how we get the name of this program: 3X. You might want to write down words that stick out.
Meditatio: Secondly we focus our listening to what God is saying to us through the text. We pay special attention or a short phrase or a single word, listening to what God is saying to us through that word or phrase.
Oratio: Next we lift up that word or phrase, or the thoughts, images, and concerns that these words and phrases brought to mind, and lift them up to God.
Contemplatio: Finally we just sit in the presence of these words and images that
have been brought to us by the Holy Spirit. At this point it is very helpful to keep
a journal or other record of your thoughts. Often times this simple process of
writing down these ideas stimulates more ideas and refreshes our minds.
Each week at Wednesday Night Grace we will provide a list of the readings for the next week so every day we will be reading together. This list will also be published in the newsletter. One of the readings for the week will be the basis for the lesson for the following Wednesday Night Grace. You may read from any version of the Bible you choose. Everyone at Grace Presbyterian Church is invited to participate in 3X whether you can come to Wednesday Night worship or not.
Here are the readings for the weeks ahead:
May 23, 2013Acts 17:29-33 May 26, 2013Acts 18:12-17 May 27, 2013Acts 18:18-23 May 28, 2013Acts 18:24-28 May 31, 2013Acts 19:11-20 June 1, 2013 Acts 19:21-22 June 2, 2013 Acts 19:23-27 June 3, 2013 Acts 19:28-33 June 4, 2013 Acts 19:34-41