This Week in Worship

Dear Grace Family,

The most common question I have heard this month is “Are you settled in yet?” It is an appropriate question as we have only been in Olathe for about a month. Moving takes a lot of energy, physical, emotional, and spiritual, all of that. The answer is that we are getting there. I am now able to drive to some places in Olathe without using a GPS. All of the boxes with essential items are unpacked (some may never get unpacked). Items are hanging on the wall in both our house and my office, although Diana has already informed me that the office wall hangings are not in the correct place. That is why I married an artist; she knows how to make things look good. The truth is that it will take some time before we feel settled. A better question is, “Do we feel at home?” The answer to that question is an easy yes! Olathe and especially Grace UMC have already become our home. Everyone has welcomed us and treated us like family. Thank you for living out your name and offering us grace in our transition.

Mitch and I are looking forward to getting to know you and the church even better. The Staff Parish has organized a series of in-home meetings beginning this next week where we can have some deeper conversations about the future of the church. If you have not signed up, you can do so at this link. If you are interested in hosting one of the meetings, please call the church office at (913) 859-0111 or email me at [email protected].

This Sunday we will continue our sermon series, “What is So Amazing About Grace?” by looking at a passage in the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus challenges us to love our enemies. It is easy to love our friends, anyone can do that. Why does Jesus have to make it so hard? We will wrestle with that question together. At Common Grace, Mitch will continue his “Fired Up” worship series with his sermon “Fire on the Mountain.” It will be a great Sunday to be at Grace!

See you in worship,

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