Worship Services

This Week's Digital Bulletin

Mar 17, 2018 @ 9:30a & 11a

Order of Worship

Worship Through Song: Rise

Call To Worship

Worship Through Song: Future/Past

Sharing What We Believe: The Aspostles' Creed

Worship Through Song: Reckless Love

Morning Prayer & The Lord's Prayer


Opportunity To Give Back

Worship Through Song: How Great Is Our God

Message: God Moves Past All Obstacles • Luke 31:31-35

Worship Through Song: No Longer Slaves


TODAY's Message

God Moves...Past All Obstacles

Luke 13:31-35

Message Notes:

31 At that time, some Pharisees approached Jesus and said, “Go! Get away from here, because Herod wants to kill you.”

32 Jesus said to them, “Go, tell that fox, ‘Look, I’m throwing out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will complete my work.33 However, it’s necessary for me to travel today, tomorrow, and the next day because it’s impossible for a prophet to be killed outside of Jerusalem.’

34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those who were sent to you! How often I have wanted to gather your people just as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings. But you didn’t want that. 35 Look, your house is abandoned. I tell you, you won’t see me until the time comes when you say, Blessings on the one who comes in the Lord’s name.”

What's happening?

Upcoming Events

Mar 21 • Church Council Meeting • 6:30p • B Rooms • All Are Welcome

Mar 24 • Guest Pastor in Worship  Miranda Harrison-Quillin

Mar 30-31 • Relay for Life • Noon-6a • Newsome HS

Mar 31 • Feed The Bay

Mar 31 • Dinner Church Starts • 5-6:30 • PCOB Bloomingdale

Apr 6 • Movies in the Park • Movie TBA • Sunset • Park Square

Apr 7-14 • Family Promise Host Week

Apr 10 • Membership Orientation • 6:30-8:30p • Parsonage

Apr 18 • Church Council Meeting • 6:30p • B Rooms • All Are Welcome

Apr 19 • Good Friday Worship • 7p • Sanctuary

Apr 20 • Color Your Egg Run and Egg Hunt • Newsome HS

Apr 20 • Movies in the Park • Movie TBA • Sunset • Park Square

Apr 21 • Easter Worship • 9:30 & 11a • Sanctuary

Apr 27 • Women of Grace Spring Tea • 11a-1p • Sanctuary

Apr 28 • Confirmation Sunday • 11a • Sanctuary

Feed The Bay

The annual Feed the Bay food drive is Sunday, March 31. This is one of 2 main events held each year. The Ministry of Hope truck will be located at the Boyette Publix. Grocery lists, totes and shirt order forms are available at the Missions Area and on the HUB. Other options to shopping at Publix on the 31st are to order on Amazon and ship directly to the Ministry of Hope at 19144 Dorman Road, Lithia, FL 33547 or shop at your favorite store and bring the items to church by March 31.

You are invited to purchase food for the event and/or volunteer to help. We will need volunteers Sunday morning, to help at the Boyette Publix to sort and load the truck and then Sunday afternoon at the Ministry of Hope on Dorman Rd., to unload the truck and stock the shelves. If you would like to volunteer, please see the sign-up sheet at the Missions table, the HUB, or CLICK HEREShirts and tote bags will be available to purchase at church prior to March 31. If more convenient, feel free to bring in canned goods any time in March and place them in the Missions Bin located to your left when entering Grace Community.

Family Promise Host Week April 7-14

Grace Family has another opportunity to help those in need. Everyone can make a difference with our upcoming Family Promise Host Week April 7-14. Our church will be transformed into a temporary home for children and families to have a safe place as they are in transition from homelessness to a place of their own. Look for places to serve at the HUB, sign up at Grace, or CLICK HERE. Contact Carrie Simmons or Kristen Cupole if you need training or have any questions.

Blood Donor HONOR ROLL!

OneBlood would like to thank Buff Bishop, Catherine Randall, Jamie Molitierno, Linda Evans, Catherine Miller, Evelyn Bevill, John Bishop and Sarah Martin for donating blood during the recent Bloodmobile visit to your church. We almost reached our goal of 10 pints! 

Offering Counter Needed

We are still short one counter to help with one Sunday offering a month. We require two person teams - join us!

Ministry of Hope Volunteer Needed

The Ministry of Hope has a vacancy on the grocery pick up schedule for Tuesdays at the Miller Rd Winn Dixie starting in January. Groceries are picked up at 11a and delivered to the MOH on Dorman Rd. The time commitment is normally 2 hours or less each week. If you have time to volunteer for this local ministry, please contact Janeen Long at 813-685-5047.

Join a Small Group 

Our Small Groups are looking for new faces to join them! If you are interested in checking out a Small Group, please contact Roger Earnheart. We would love to help you get connected!

Women of Grace Spring Tea Saturday Apr 27 11a-1p

Information and sign up sheet at the Tea Table before, after and in-bretween services? Tickets are $15 each to support missions. Be a hostess or just come?

Grace Crafters! 

Have a craft you would like to share? Want to learn a new craft? Join the Grace Crafters every 2nd and 4th Thur at 11a at Grace Community. Bring a sack lunch and join other crafters for fellowship, stories and laughs. Create teddy bears for Family Promise children, personalize tiles for your family, or learn to crochet. All are welcome!

Refuge Youth Ministries Info

Help Needed with Relay For Life

  • We need your help with Relay for Life! Refuge Youth Ministry will have a booth at this year's event held at Newsome High School, from noon on March 30 to 6a on March 31. You can: Join our team and help run our booth. Donate to our team as we raise money for cancer research. Dedicate a Luminaria for the beautiful "Lighted Lap" that happens at 9p Saturday. You can donate a luminaria in memory or in honor of someone. You can access all three of these ways to help by clicking HERE.

A Great Job Serving at Cedarkirk by the Youth

  • THANK YOU! We had 10 students invest 3.5 hours of their time to help Cedarkirk get ready for summer camp! They painted a bath house! Just their way of being focused on God's Kingdom in our community! Thanks to Jen Moore, Christy Kirby, and Barbara Strawn for being our free "Uber" there and back!

Serving Opportunity @ Ministry of Hope

  • Recurring Service Work at Ministry of Hope. Second and fourth Friday of each month. Hours start as early as 2p and run until 8:30p. CLICK HEREto see more details and sign-up! Hours count towards required school hours (bring forms).


Standard Sunday Schedule:

  • 9:30 am Bible study for middle school students in room A5
  • 9:30 am Bible study for high school students in room C1
  • Evening Club for middle school students, 5-6:15p
  • Café for middle & high school students (bring money to buy pizza, snacks, and drinks), 6:15-6:45p
  • Evening Club for high school students, 6:45-8p

Standard Wednesday Schedule:

Small groups, we call the Grace Groups, for youth!

We meet from 6:30-7:30 at Grace

Separate lessons for – high school girls, high school guys, middle school girls, & middle school guys


Upcoming Events:

  • St. Patrick's Day Party, Sunday, Mar 17, 5p for middle school and 6:45 for high school. WEAR GREEN! We'll have food, fun, and discuss who St. Patrick was!
  • Sunday, Mar 24 we will have NO YOUTH EVENTS. Enjoy the last weekend of Spring Break!