This Week in Worship -1/12

Dear Grace Family,

In the past few weeks, I have had countless conversations about Project 10/20. In case you have forgotten, Project 10/20 was our mission focus during Advent and is the only cold weather shelter in Johnson County for people experiencing homelessness. I have had members share how our campaign to raise awareness and money has affected their families and led to further conversation. I heard from a preschool parent who came to Christmas Eve worship who shared the impact it had on her young children and their desire to help people during the winter. This Sunday I will announce during worship the total amount we raised to support the shelter.

This weekend will be one of the coldest days of the year. The Chief’s may set a record for the coldest football game played in Kansas City. I am grateful that I have shelter for me and my family, but I am also aware of the difference we make when we support Project 10/20. Without their mission to provide cold weather shelter, I am certain that people would die in our community this weekend. I am also asking the question, “What more can we do?” The cold does not go away during the day. We need to continue to raise or voices to provide resources for the most vulnerable in our community.

It is going to be bitterly cold on Sunday, but we plan to have worship at 9:00, 10:15 and 11:00 AM. We have done everything we can to make sure the parking lot is safe, but we also know that not everyone is comfortable getting out in this weather. If you cannot make it to worship in person, please join us online at 9:00 or 10:15 AM. It is a great way to stay connected to your church family when you can’t come in person to worship. This Sunday we will continue our series, Six Things Jesus Never Talked About. Pastor Mitch and I will both tackle the issue of racial justice. We hope to see you in person or online.

Grace and Peace,

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