Grace Notes – Oct 2


Defying Gravity, Sing “Joy to the World!”, Nursery Staff Needed, Good Faith Network, First Friday Fellowship, Winter Coat Drive, Episodes of Grace, Workday at COG, Mental Health Workshop, In Loving Memory, This Week at Grace

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8th, we begin our Stewardship Sermon Series.
9:00 & 11:00 am Traditional Services
Rev. Barry Dundas

10:15 am Common Grace Modern Worship
Rev. Mitch Todd

Sermon: “Discovering Gravity”
Scripture: Matthew 19:16-26


“Over the next 11 weeks, we will look at the Epistle of James. James’ letter addresses how followers of Jesus are called to live out that faith in their everyday lives. These lessons are still relevant as we struggle with how to use our wealth and our words, face trials and temptations, resist the urge to pick favorites and much more.”

This is a free event, which will also include a catered meal, and is open to everyone. Therapist Diana Hughes (LPC, NCC) and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician, Dr. Elizabeth  Milkovich will be our keynote speakers, guiding us through our night of learning, discussion and reflection.

Join us for a night of conversation with mental health professionals, pastors and fellow parents. This is a special event designed to empower, educate and equip parents and caregivers to meet their youth’s mental health needs and support them in the way they need most.  To sign up, head to our website by clicking on this link:

The Celebration Choir and Instruments of Grace will soon begin preparation for their Christmas Presentation. This year’s selection is the cantata “Joy to the World” arranged by Jay Althouse. It is full of familiar and festive carols and will include a great deal of congregational participation as they are invited to sing along.

We welcome ALL singers to join us for this project. It’s a short-term commitment over eight weeks culminating in our performance on Sunday, December 17 at the 9:00 & 11:00 services.

If you would like to sing — or even just come and check it out — plan to come to rehearsal on Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 PM in the chapel. Rehearsal that evening will focus primarily on the Christmas music. Subsequent rehearsals are TBD; dress rehearsal with instruments will be on Wednesday, December 13.
For more information, speak to Rick Fisher
or call 816-516-5111 or e-mail [email protected]

Saturday, October 7:  8:00 AM to 12:00 PMWe will be laying landscape fabric and rock or mulch as needed.
Items Needed: Pickup and/or trailer, weed whackers, shovels, spades,
hand trowels, garden rakes, wheelbarrow, yard wagons, gloves, safety glasses, lawn bags. Please contact John C Smith at j[email protected]
or 515-577-0907 if you can help.