From the Pastor’s Desk: September 4

All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.

The cold wind in the winter,
the pleasant summer sun,
the ripe fruits in the garden,
God made them every one.

Dear Grace Community,

The words from the hymn, “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” come to mind as I take note of the change of seasons. Yes, it still feels very much like summer with 90 degree days and the air conditioner blasting in the church, but school has started, and we’re gearing up for fall. So a new season is here at Grace.

he choir returns to worship on September 11, and Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults kick off that same day. The youth group begins a new schedule that  week, and a Bible study on Psalms begins too. Our fall worship theme is “Faith is a Verb,” and each week in worship we look at a different verb and how it relates to discipleship.  An active faith takes an active commitment. A new season is a good time to take stock of where things are in your life. Is your faith life active?

My hope for members of our community is that you live out your discipleship through study, mission, worship, and fellowship. Is there an area where you would like to connect?  Seek out opportunities this fall.

I often say that our church is an organic body, always changing.  As new people come into our community it’s a big help to them if you wear a nametag on Sundays. If you need one, contact Martin Burch in the Grace office, 316-684-5215 or to order one.  The cost is $5 per nametag.

In Christ,




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