An interesting or fun quote:

"Happy moments, PRAISE GOD. Difficult moments, SEEK GOD. Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD. Painful moments, TRUST GOD. Every moment, THANK GOD..."

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Amazing Grace Newsletter Article

For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
 (Psalm 139:13-14)
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          I love this verse from Psalm 139, the image of God taking the time to form me and knit me together linked with the knowledge that God does not abandon me to sin and brokenness but sends his son to live, die, and rise again brings hope and promise to the world.  These words and the redeeming acts of Jesus are words and actions are meant for you, me, and the entire world.
          On a more global scale all of us from Amazing Grace are members of a larger body, the body of Christ formed and knit together through the waters of baptism.  As people knit together we are all interconnected one with another, we are "Connected in Christ."
          For the 2012-2013 year our theme is "Connected in Christ."  In September come and see our connections!  September 2 is our last Sunday of the summer schedule with a prayer service at 8:00 AM & Worship with Communion at 9:30 AM.  Saturday, September 8 is the opportunity to connect with the Inver Grove Heights community with our float in the IGH Days parade.
          Sunday, September 9 is Rally Day!  We will return to our regular Sunday schedule with Worship with Communion at 8:00 & 10:30 AM, and between services there are rally day activities with a light meal.  The 2012-2013 Amazing Grace Opportunities Booklet will debut with learning and service activities for the year.  Young people will be given an age-appropriate Bible.
          Sundays, September 16, 23, 30, will have Worship with Communion at 8:00 & 10:30 AM with education opportunities between services.
          September 6 at 10 AM, Pastor Chris leads worship at Inver Glenn.  September 26 at 10:30 AM, Pastor Chris leads worship at the Good Samaritan.  This is an opportunity to connect with our community, for more information contact Pastor Chris.
          In September we have many musical opportunities for fellowship and worship leadership in our choirs for all ages.  Please check the Amazing Grace Opportunities Booklet or call the office to find a choir to connect with.  For information about the sanctuary choir or leading the congregation in new hymns or praise songs you may connect with  
Connected in Christ, joining God at work in the world
Chris Kinney & the Worship and Music Committee