This Week in Worship – 5/10 edition

Dear Grace Family,

This Sunday in worship I will wrap up our sermon series by preaching my version of John Wesley’s sermon “Catholic Spirit.” It is probably my favorite Wesley sermon and the one I quote the most often. I also believe it is his most important sermon for the United Methodist Church as we step into our new future together.

Speaking of the future of the United Methodist Church, I am excited to announce an important event we are hosting at Grace this next Tuesday. The General Conference that just ended last weekend was historic. We saw the most dramatic changes to our denomination since the General Conference in 1968 that formed our church. There is much to celebrate and share. Mainstream UMC is hosting a General Conference Wrap-up at our church on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 PM in the Celebration Center. The panel of presenters include delegates to General Conference, board members of Mainstream UMC and Bishop David Wilson of our Great Plains Conference. I hope you can attend. It will be worth your time.

Last week I shared a worship survey with you in my email and in worship. We have had a great response, over 230 surveys have been returned. We will keep it open though the weekend. You can fill it out online at this link. I will also have paper copies available in worship this Sunday. It is important that we receive as much feedback as possible as we consider changes to our future Sunday morning schedule.

See you in worship!


SPECIAL SCREENING AT GRACE! Friday, May 10th, 6:30pm.
We are partnering with the group Amercian Public Square to host a screening of this documentary for both the church and community. Join or Die is a film about why you should join a club—and why the fate of America depends on it. Follow the story of America’s civic unraveling through the journey of Robert Putnam, whose legendary “Bowling Alone” research into American community decline may hold the answers to our democracy’s present crisis.



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