From the Pastor’s Desk: October 2017

Dear Grace Community,

Each Sunday in worship we share joys and concerns together.  While we often give voice to concerns about upcoming knee surgeries and cancer diagnoses, we don’t often name issues of mental health.  We do on occasion, but this kind of sharing requires a different level of vulnerability.

People in our church community are impacted by mental illness, either directly in their homes or indirectly with extended family and friends. Still, we don’t often talk about it. This October we ...

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Let it Shine: Stewardship Season

In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells us, “Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your father in heaven.” This October and November we explore the theme Let It Shine together as a congregation. As a church we are to shine the light of Jesus in the world.

Whether it’s our money, our time, or our talents, everything we have is from God, and how we use these gifts is ...

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Peace and Global Witness Offering: October 1

On Sunday, October 1, we receive the PCUSA Peace and Global Witness offering.

Twenty-five percent of this offering stays in Wichita for the International Rescue Committee.  Twenty-five percent goes to our presbytery for peace and global witness efforts, and 50% goes to the national church.

National PCUSA peace and global witness initiatives include big projects such as supporting missionaries in South Sudan and smaller projects like providing bicycles for pastors in rural African countries so that they may commute to their churches ...

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October 2017 Youth Schedules

If you would like to get on the Student Ministry email list for either IGNITE or INSPIRE/WYLDlife, please email your request to Kirk Anderson.

IGNITE (All High School aged youth)

  • Sunday School
    • October 1 – Faithful Families
    • October 8 – Prairie Fire Marathon on the Front lawn
    • October 15, 22 and 29 – all youth in the Teen Center
  • Wednesdays
    • 3:40 pm Chess club study hall
    • 5:30 pm Dinner
    • 6:30 pm Fellowship
      • October 18 All Youth Worship

INSPIRE (All Middle High aged youth)

  • Sunday School
    • October 1 – Faithful Families
    • October 8 – Prairie ...
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Prairie Fire Marathon: October 8

Sunday, October 8, is the Prairie Fire Marathon and Half Marathon.  For the fifth year in a row, runners race past Grace starting around 8 am. We are on the lawn to cheer for them as they zoom down Douglas. Cheering, waving, and clapping for the runners is joyful, particularly when you can see the difference the encouragement makes for a person.  Bring a chair or plan to stand.

Our presence on the lawn is an important witness to the community. ...

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