This Weekend @ Grace

Mother’s Day 2015 – Pancake Breakfast
Proverbs 1:7–9
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
8 Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching,
9 for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.
John Piper writes: “God ordained the family not just to be fruitful and fill the earth with people, but to fill the earth with instructed people and taught people. The family is the place where the next generation is born and where the next generation learns how to live.”
Raising our children in the nurture and instruction of the Lord is a high calling – and for most families, it becomes the primary task of the mother. On Mother’s Day, people from all walks of life will send warm greetings to, and share fond memories of, their mothers. And this is as it should be. But for Christians there is something more … the reality that our mothers have, in so many cases, “bejeweled” us (graceful garland and pendants, Prov. 1:9) with the life-changing teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Moms – and ladies – we’ve planned a breakfast for you this Sunday @ 8 … we surely hope you’ll come out and enjoy our small gift of honor to you.

And, at the same time (we’re multi-tasking here!), this is one of our tri-annual opportunities to focus on funding for Bethesda School in Haiti. There, moms in the Cap Haitien community are benefitting from the blessing of an excellent education in a nurturing, Christian, environment. Your gifts through the year are essential to keeping this vital asset working for the future of Haiti – and the glory of the Gospel for the next generation. Your support allows the teachers a working wage through the year ($2,000 monthly support for a staff of 15 – around $135/month each), and ensures over 200 children become equipped to be a positive force for Haiti’s future. This annual commitment ($24,000) is made possible through your gifts.

And (like I said – multi-tasking here) in the late summer of 2015, Pastors Steve and Mike will travel to both Cap Haitien and Grand Goave to teach 100 pastors God’s principles for Biblical Eldership (Team 2 of 4). A $4,000 budget is set for travel and conference support for the 100 men (food, supplies, etc.). Your support is essential to make this trip possible.

So bring a healthy appetite some glad wishes for mothers – and joy-filled gifts to continue our mission ministry in Haiti!

The Lord’s Day, May 10, 2015
@8:00 AM – Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast
@9:15 AM – Prelude to Worship
@9:30 AM – The Family in Worship
Hymns, Prayer, Praise and Worship in the Word
This Sunday… The Mountain: Scenes from Sinai “At the Foot of the Mountain, Part One” Exodus 19:1-7 | Pastor Steve
@11:00 AM – The Family in Fellowship
A few minutes to build relationships… coffee and snacks served.
2nd Hour Discipleship is dismissed.

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