It was a beautiful day to worship! I hope you were able to do some singing and praying. I hope you were able to join us for our live service. If not, here’s a link to the message on YouTube. See if you can find the Grace bunny! Ramping Up to the New Normal – Week Three – Being Honest About the New You.

In the message, I read Acts 1:1-11 and draw out some ideas for how we can make the changes we want to make – the changes God has designed for us – as we ramp up from this season. Read the passage and then you’ll be able to grab these points. You may even want to check out the video again.

Getting To The New You:

  • Hold your agendas loosely.

  • Don’t trust your own power to change.

  • Pursue a clear purpose – AND IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU. 

  • Don’t go it alone.

  • Set your focus on our sure future.

  • Establish a base of remembering. (The Last Supper).

Can you help with a couple things? First, I’d love to know how you’re all doing. Could you send me an email or drop a comment on this note just to say “Hi!” and give me an update about you and your family? I’d really appreciate it.

Also, could you give me some feedback on the messages and online “service?” You can give me your overall impressions, but I’d also be interested in some specific things:

  • Are you able to watch from the beginning, or do you jump in after we’ve started?

  • Do you watch the service at 10:00 on Sunday, or do you watch later on?

  • Do you prefer the “pre-recorded” version (like a week ago) or the “live” version like yesterday?

  • Do you think the “service” is too long? Too short? Just right?

  • Did you actually “take Communion” with us – as in, having the bread and juice ready and taking it along with me?

Thanks for any input you can provide.

Don’t forget to watch Tricia’s Grace Kids Church Live Stream which follows after my message each week. She’s doing a great job helping the kids stay connected! Adults are enjoying it, too!

There will be no scheduled Zoom chats this week. But I’d love to connect with you! If you’d like to set up a Zoom call, or if you’d just like to give me a call the old-fashioned way on the phone, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! If you’d like to give me your input to the above via Zoom or phone, that would be fine. 989-493-4177. For Zoom, just call, text, or message me what time would be best for you and we’ll set it up.

Next Sunday is Mothers’ Day, and we’ll be marking the occasion by publishing pics of your moms or the moms in your life! Please send me pictures of you mother or the mother of your children no later than Friday of this week so I have time to put it all together for Sunday.

Please be checking our website and our Facebook page, along with these Debriefs, to get the latest information on when we plan on meeting again in our building and what that meeting will look like. 

I’m praying for you! Please pray for me!